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19th September 2019

Environmental fund manager Earthworm expands client services team

Customers are at the heart of most businesses. With that in mind, environmental fund manager Earthworm has made two key appointments in its client services team: Jenni Howard as Client Services Manager and Michael Thompson as Client Services Specialist.

17th September 2019

Start-up Spotlight with entrepreneur Iris Barcia

This month’s Start-up Spotlight, in partnership with The Invested Investor, features an interview with entrepreneur Iris Barcia....

17th September 2019

Lord Bilimoria to open the Festival of Enterprise

Karan Bilimoria, better known as Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, the Indian born founder of Cobra Beer, will officially open the Festival of Enterprise on the 23 October at the NEC Birmingham.

16th September 2019

SFC named 5th most active Angel & Seed Investor globally by PitchBook Data

PitchBook Data has named Startup Funding Club the fifth Most Active Angel & Seed Investor in the World in its 2Q 2019 Global League Tables.

With eighteen investments under its belt, SFC was the most active VC investor in the UK over the period and made its entry into the Global Top 20 next to VC industry giants such as Andreessen Horowitz or SalesForce Ventures.

11th September 2019

Two new appointments at Albemarle Street Partners

Albemarle Street Partners (ASP), the specialist discretionary investment manager and investment consultancy for professional advisers, has announced the appointment of Chris Holdoway as Investment Director and Eleanor Williams as Partnerships Director, with effect from October 2019. 

10th September 2019

Maven strengthens investment team in the South

Maven Capital Partners has strengthened its UK investment team with a senior appointment in the South of England. Luke Matthews joins Maven as an Investment Director, bringing with him two decades’ experience in investment and corporate finance, helping potential high-growth businesses access finance.


9th September 2019

Entrepreneur and B2B tech leader Dr Nic Pillow joins Blackfinch

Blackfinch Ventures has appointed Dr Nic Pillow, co-founder of tech start-up Rhizome Live, as Ventures Manager.

5th September 2019

Barkley to spearhead WestBridge regional growth

PRIVATE equity house WestBridge has appointed a new Investment Director to open its new Manchester office and lead investments across the North of England.

Peter Barkley joins WestBridge from Dow Schofield Watts, where he spent four years in the lead advisory team and where he supported WestBridge with its MBO of Stockport headquartered environmental consultancy APEM in March.

2nd September 2019

Businesses which seek external support are more likely to succeed

The majority of smaller businesses do not seek advice when applying for external finance to grow their business, despite the fact that having access to the right information can make the difference between success and failure, Piers Linney, the former Dragons’ Den investor, says.

2nd September 2019

ICT industry heavyweight Jonathan Kendall joins Augnet

London-based technology startup Augnet, which is set to revolutionise the SMS and messaging space, 

30th August 2019

Nina Amin MBE joins Goldex as Advisor to the Board

Goldex has named Nina Amin as an Advisor to the Board alongside the announcement that the UK India cross-border fund of Unicorn India, the Unicorn Ascension fund (UAF), has made its seventh investment to date in the UK-based gold marketplace platform.

30th August 2019

International Investor Magazine announces its business award winners


International Investor has announced its recognition of excellence in all industries and at all levels, across the globe. At a time of shift in many of the world’s economies, Internatial Investor highlights the businesses that remain steady in their display of first rate service, opportunity, innovation and performance.


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