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24th June 2019

Edward O’Hara appointed Chief Risk Officer at British Business Bank

The British Business Bank has welcomed Edward O’Hara as its new Chief Risk Officer.

Edward joins the Bank from The Commonwealth Trade Bank Plc, where he served as Chief Risk Officer from early 2017. He has had an extensive career in Risk and strategic leadership positions in a wide variety of international banking and finance institutions, including in the UK, USA, Poland and Bulgaria.

24th June 2019

Venture capitalists who work together increase the success of ventures

Venture capital firms with a track record of working together by investing in the same venture are more likely to produce a successful venture, but working together repeatedly will eventually have a negative impact, new research from the UCL School of Management finds.

24th June 2019

Octopus & EQT back $16.5m new funding for Token (open banking)

Token, the turnkey open banking platform, has completed a $16.5m strategic investment from a pool of investors, including Opera Tech Ventures, the venture arm of BNP Paribas - one of the world’s largest banks and two other visionary banks headquartered in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.  

24th June 2019

Fintech startup Swoop secures £5m investment

Swoop, a FinTech solution that supports SMEs to access funding, has been awarded £5 million (€5.6 million) by the UK’s Banking Competition Remedies (BCR) – an independent body working on behalf of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). BCR aims to ensure RBS is continually promoting competition within banking, and fair access for SMEs to the banking services market, with funds becoming available when an alternative body can better deliver this goal.

24th June 2019

We, Equity Crowdfunding Shareholders, are Owners too!

In his latest article, James Murdoch discusses the importance of regular company reporting and post investment communication for equity crowdfunding investors.

21st June 2019

London-based start-up Augnet selected for European Innovation Council funding

Augnet, a London-based technology start-up set to revolutionise the SMS and messaging space, has announced it has been selected to receive much sought after funding from the European Innovation Council.

21st June 2019

AI and blockchain solution for insurance industry BlockClaim raises seed funding

BlockClaim, the first hybrid artificial intelligence and blockchain technology solution developed for the insurance industry, has successfully completed its seed funding round with a £500,000 investment.

21st June 2019

Why Crowdfunding is the New Business Loan

In recent years, Alternative Finance funding channels that exist outside of the traditional finance system have revolutionised how small and medium enterprises are able to operate. The rapid growth of the Alternative Finance industry, in areas such as Crowdfunding, is making it increasingly less ‘alternative’, but where is this development seen the most? 

21st June 2019

GP Bullhound Fund IV holds final close at €113 million

Technology advisory and investment firm GP Bullhound’s Fund IV holds its final close at EUR113 million, continuing its successful strategy of investing in some of the best technology entrepreneurs, with a focus on growth stage businesses in the Software, Entertainment, Digital Services, Marketplaces and Fintech sectors. Recent investments include Slack, Unity, Tradeshift, Glovo and LendInvest.  In addition to independent deal sourcing, the fund benefits from a unique deal flow through GP Bullhound's merchant bank organisation with 110 professionals across nine offices on three continents. 

21st June 2019

How to make crowdfunding work in Europe

If the crowdfunding market in Europe is to continue to develop, it needs an EU-wide framework, says Jörg Rocholl, President and Professor of Finance at ESMT Berlin.

21st June 2019

Beauhurst Tech Report: a Snapshot of UK SaaS

Read Beauhurst's SaaS Brief which gives an overview of Software-as-a-Service companies in the UK, who the top companies are and the latest funding trends.

20th June 2019

Downing expands property investment team

London-based investment manager Downing LLP has appointed Richard Lamb to its growing Property Finance investment team.

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