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Willa secures $3 million from EQT Ventures - - 2020-07-03

Willa, the fintech startup dedicated to helping freelancers get paid on time without the ...

Par Equity invests £800,000 in Publisher Discovery - - 2020-07-03

Specialist technology investor Par Equity has led a consortium that has invested £800k in Publisher Disc...

Economic Intelligence Wales reports early effects of pandemic on Welsh Businesses - - 2020-07-03

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in Wales have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the second annual report published by ...

MIP Diagnostics secures £5.1m from BGF, Downing, Mercia and Calculus - - 2020-07-03

Nanotechnology business, MIP Diagnostics, has completed a £5.1m funding round to accelerate its global expansion. The co-investment has come from ...

VGC promotes Andrew Lister to partner - - 2020-07-03

Growth capital investor VGC Partners has promoted Andrew Lister to partner. This promotion further strengthens VGC’s leadership team in order to support inve...

Maven VCTs lead £3.5 million funding round in Bright Network - - 2020-07-02

  Maven Capital Partners has led a further investment in Brigh...

Envestors raises £2m to create digital marketplace for UK start-ups and investors - - 2020-07-02

  Envestors has secured £2m in funding to grow its digital marketplace for start-up investment, The marketplace, powe...

University of Birmingham spinout 6 Bit Education to reduce teacher workload - - 2020-07-02

6 Bit Education, a company spun out of the University of Birmingham, has received investment to pilot an AI-b...

British Business Bank gives accreditation to new lenders - - 2020-07-02

  The British Business Bank has approved six new lenders for accreditation under the ...

UK Future Fund Extended - - 2020-07-01

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that the Future Fund is being expanded to accommodate businesses that contribute significan...

Angel CoFund new deeptech hire Dr Olivia Nicoletti - - 2020-07-01

The Angel CoFund has appointed Dr Olivia Nicoletti to the team as Senior Investment Associate. Joining from Cambridge Enterprise, where she worked o...

Unicorn AIM VCT £25 million offer fully subscribed - - 2020-07-01

  Unicorn AIM VCT has closed its latest offer having raised the full £25m of available capacity ...

Beckley Psytech raises £3m to develop ground-breaking psychedelic medicines - - 2020-07-01

Beckley Psytech, the psychedelic medicine company, has raised £3m of Series A funding to develop a pipeline of psychedelic drugs into licensed ph...

Greater London Investment Fund announces CBILS accreditation - - 2020-07-01

Since its launch in May 2019, the Greater London Investment Fund (GLIF) has invested £12.5m in 33 early-stage and high-growth companies through its equity and l...

Protean Risk strengthened by new staff from Aston Lark - - 2020-07-01

As of 1 July 2020, the Aston Lark Financial Institutions team will join the Protean Risk brand, making the c...

Thierry Baudon remains as Invest Europe Chair - - 2020-06-30

Thierry Baudon, 2019-2020 Chair of Invest Europe, is to continue as Chair, following the sudden and unexpected death of Roderick “Rory” Macmillan ...

Kids' superfood brand Mia & Ben secures £2.5m from Blue Horizon - - 2020-06-30

Mia & Ben, the innovative kids' food brand sold nationwide in Sainsbury's, Ocado and Abel & Cole in the UK, as well as Dunnes Stores in the Republic...

TechNation comments on UK cleantech sector one year on from 2050 net zero target announcement - - 2020-06-30

One year ago last week the UK’s 2050 net zero target was announced. Mike Jackson, Entrepreneur Success Director, Tech Nation comments: “The UK&rsquo...

Edge appoints Advisor Panel to drive opportunity and growth for the UK’s creative economy - - 2020-06-30

Edge Investments, the leading growth investor in the UK creative economy, has appointed an Advisor Panel to provide specialist industry expertise and advice to as...

Juriba receives BGF investment to accelerate growth - - 2020-06-30

  BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growth businesses, has invested in ...

Downing Ventures appoints Warren Rogers as new Partner - - 2020-06-29

Downing Ventures has appointed Warren Rogers as a Partner to its 14-strong team. Prior to joining Downing Ventures, Warren was a Ventures Partner at...

UK fintech market powers through with a surge in specialist hires - - 2020-06-29

With a 53% growth in the last three years, an active fundraising scene, and a 20% surge in-demand during lockdown, fintech has become the poster-boy for how an industry can be in a position to resp...

Loopster secures Development Bank of Wales led funding - - 2020-06-29

Loopster, the online platform which closes the loop between the use and reuse of second-hand clothes, has secured a six-figure seed equity funding round le...

UK recruitment platform Tempo secures £5m led by Adecco - - 2020-06-29

Recruitment platform Tempo has secured £5 million in a Series A funding round led by the Adecco Group, a For...

Foresight’s Nick Mettyear joins Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor delivery board - - 2020-06-29

Foresight Group's Nick Mettyear, an Investment Manager responsible for the £100 million Foresight East of England Fund, has been...

AI-powered insect mini-farm Better Origin to revolutionise the food industry - - 2020-06-26

A venture backed Cambridge startup, Better Origin, has launched the X1, the world’s first ever insect mini-farm to convert local waste into high-qual...

UK VCs £8.4bn reserves could provide crucial funding for innovative companies - - 2020-06-26

British Patient Capital comments on the British Business Bank&rs...

Farming & Climate Fund announces first investments - - 2020-06-26

The £3.5m SHAKE Climate Change Programme has announced its first three investments. Energy from manure, tools for smarter ...

Archangles leads £700k funding for social distancing tech company Reactec - - 2020-06-26

Reactec, the Edinburgh-based tech company that recently launched its innovative SAFE-DISTANCE device to enable social distancing among workers, has completed ...

Development Bank of Wales backs Cariad Glass with micro loan - - 2020-06-26

Stained Glass artists Cariad Glass have seen a boost in online sales during lockdown after developing a fun make at home glass mosaic kit to give crafty...

Oxford Capital exits investment in UltraSoc in sale to Siemens - - 2020-06-25

Oxford Capital portfolio company, Cambridge-based UltraSoc Technologies Ltd, has signed an agreement to be acquired by Siemen...

Epipole raises £1.5 million and appoints new chairman - - 2020-06-25

Epipole, the video retinal imaging specialist, has secured £1.5 million in new funding to prepare for introduction into the United States ophthalmic imagi...

Equity investment in smaller UK tech businesses increased 27% to £4.0bn in 2019 - - 2020-06-25

Equity investment in the UK’s tech businesses increased by 27% in 2019 to £4.0bn, the highest amount since the series began in 2011, reveals the ...

BGF focuses on Bayfields Opticians with new investment - - 2020-06-25

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, has invested in Bayfields Opticians an...

Ceuta Group report cites health sector as top investment opportunity of 2020 - - 2020-06-25

Covid-19 has made investment prospects bleak in many sectors, but a new report by Ceuta Group reveals confidence in consumer health, wellness and personal ...

Far-UK collaborates with University of Southampton to develop composite structures for space sector - - 2020-06-24

Nottingham-based Far-UK, a specialist manufacturer of composite material-based products, has signed up to the national SPRINT ...

Greater London Investment Fund supports East London business - - 2020-06-24

Kaelo Limited has secured a £350,000 growth loan from the Greater London Investment Fund (GLIF) which is managed by ...

60% of industry professionals say startup ecosystem’s recovery will take at least 1 year - - 2020-06-24

The startup ecosystem will take a year or more to fully recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, with economic and political risk representing the biggest barrier to innovation in that tim...

Antler backs 58 companies across 7 countries during Covid-19 - - 2020-06-24

So far this year, Antler has invested in 58 startups across seven countries. The companies funded represent over twenty sectors, ranging from fintech and deep t...

Velox secures $2.5 million funding from ETFS Capital to accelerate growth - - 2020-06-24

Velox, the future of front office technology, has secured $2.5 million in strategic funding from ETFS Capital.&...

NPIF exceeds £20m lending milestone in North Yorkshire - - 2020-06-23

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, delivered by British Business Bank, has made 66 investments in 47 York, North Yorkshire & East Riding based small ...

Epidarex Capital closes £102m venture fund for life sciences - - 2020-06-23

Epidarex Capital, a transatlantic life science venture firm, announces that it has closed Epidarex Capital III UK LP at £102.1 million. The Fund will bu...

New study reveals rise of ESG among GPs - - 2020-06-23

An overwhelming majority (88%) of private equity investors plan to step up their efforts to manage and measure ESG performance in their portfolio companies over the next two years yet almost half (...

MMC leads $3 million in healthcare AI startup Agamon - - 2020-06-23

Agamon, a healthcare AI startup, announced today a $3M seed round, led by ...

VGC Partners launches £1 million Technology Seed Fund IV - - 2020-06-23

London-based VGC Partners is launching its £1m Technology Seed Fund IV, headed by Parminder Basran, which looks to invest in early stage, tech companies whic...

Trojan Energy secures £4.1 million seed funding - - 2020-06-22

Trojan Energy, an Aberdeen-based green tech start-up, has secured a £4.1 million of seed funding. The funding round includes £1 mil...

COVID-19 has forced employers to change how they work - - 2020-06-22

In the world of work, the effects of social measures that governments are being forced to take have proven to be incredibly challenging for businesses and employees. However, for many business lead...

Cornerstone invests in Saas platform Coordinate Sport - - 2020-06-22

Cornerstone Partners has invested £170,000 growth capital investment into East Yorkshire based Coordinat...

FW Capital invests £20m to support Greater Manchester-based businesses - - 2020-06-22

FW Capital has invested £20 million to support Greater Manchester-based businesses through NPIF - FW Capital Debt Finance which launched in 2017. ...

Sockmonkey Studios raises £250k NPIF investment for new launch - - 2020-06-22

Middlesbrough-based games developer SockMonkey Studios has secured a £250,000 investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) to fun...

Hoxton Ventures announces close of its second fund, backed by British Patient Capital - - 2020-06-19

Hoxton Ventures has announced the final close of Hoxton Ventures II L.P., an early stage European venture capital fund building on the firm’s reco...

Bamboo Capital Partners strengthens Latin America operations - - 2020-06-19

Bamboo Capital Partners, an impact investing platform which provides innovative financing solutions to catalyse lasting impact, has announced the formation of...

Rockstart becomes a remote-first company - - 2020-06-19

It took a global pandemic to accelerate remote working to where the world is today; nobody could have foreseen the profound impact that COVID-19 would have. For ...

Investors retreat to cash savings amidst COVID-19, new research reveals - - 2020-06-19

HYCM has commissioned an independent surv...

Louis Dreyfus Company launches Corporate Venture Capital Program - - 2020-06-19

Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. (LDC) has launched its corporate venture capital program, ‘LDC Innovations’, as an element in LDC’s strategic plans t...

Employment landscape is in a pendulum swing, says Robert Half UK - - 2020-06-18

Matt Weston, Managing Director of Robert Half UK, comments: "We are now starting to see the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the jobs...

Octopus and MMC lead SLAMcore's $5 million fund raise - - 2020-06-18

SLAMcore, a UK company developing spatial AI algorithms for robots and drones, has secured $5million in a ...

Price optimisation platform Bubo.AI raises £650,000 from Mercia NIPF - - 2020-06-18

Bubo.AI, a start-up which aims to revolutionise the way companies price their products has raised £650,000...

Deep-tech startup Polystream awarded multi million pound DASA contract - - 2020-06-18

The UK Defense and Security Accelerator (DASA) innovation scheme has awarded a triple-figure contract to ...

Livingbridge backs financial services group Chill Insurance - - 2020-06-18

Livingbridge, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors, has invested in Chill Insurance, one...

Increase in carve-outs Covid-19 says Intertrust - - 2020-06-17

A new survey by Intertrust1, a global leader in providing tech-enabled fund and corporate solutions, reveals how COVID-19 has impacted the ...

Investment in Welsh businesses tops £100 million for the Development Bank of Wales - - 2020-06-17

  The Development Bank of Wales has reported a record 457 investments totalling £103.3 million in the financial year ended 31 March...

No-deal Brexit fears trigger investors to seek international options - - 2020-06-17

Growing fears of a no-deal Brexit will prompt an increasing number of British and international investors to move their financial assets overseas out of the UK, believes the CEO of one of the world...

SEIS/EIS Relief...it's that time of year again - - 2020-06-17

James Murdoch considers the challenges for investors around the timely collection of EIS and SEIS Certificates. It’s that time of year; the most common question I see on post investme...

IQ Capital welcomes Simon Hirtzel as General Partner & COO - - 2020-06-16

IQ Capital, the deep-tech venture capital firm based in Cambridge and London, has appointed Simon Hirtzel as General Partner. ...

Low capital calls set to insulate LBO funds from downturn says eFront report - - 2020-06-16

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has published its latest research on LBO and VC performance...

Ikarovec awarded grant by Innovate UK to develop new wet AMD gene therapy - - 2020-06-16

Ikarovec, which is developing novel gene therapies to treat major ophthalmic indications, has been awarded £458,740 by ...

Powervault secures investment from Greater London Investment Fund - - 2020-06-16

London based cleantech company Powervault has secu...

A Personal Statement from Wol Kolade - - 2020-06-16

The anger and frustration unleashed by the appalling murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis is simple to understand - Black Lives Matter - no exceptions! Whilst some of the issues are straight forwa...

Platform Vintro launches for all entrepreneurs - - 2020-06-15

Vintro, a new digital, global marketplace of business decision makers, is opening its platform to entrepreneurs and innovators who are see...

QuoteVine helps brokers accelerate SME lending - - 2020-06-15

Quotevine helps brokers give SMEs faster access to vital COVID-19 recovery finance - with new Quickst...

EQT Ventures appoints Rania Belkahia as EQT opens Paris office - - 2020-06-15

EQT Ventures has appointed a new deal partner, Rania Belkahia, to its new team in France.  Joining EQT Ventures’ team of former founders and operat...

British Business Banks announces new lenders for Coronavirus Business Loan Schemes - - 2020-06-15

The British Business Bank has announced that it has approved a new lender for accreditation to the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS), five new le...

Zelluna Immunotherapy raises funds for allogeneic cell therapies - - 2020-06-15

Zelluna Immunotherapy, a T Cell Receptor (TCR) cell therapy company, has completed a fundraise to fully focus on the development of its proprietary TCR gu...

Women in private equity don't want to start PE firms, reports Investec - - 2020-06-12

No women in private equity report that they see starting their own firm as part of their future ambitions, according to Investec’s 10th editi...

Tech Nation launches Net Zero Growth Programme to support climate change goals - - 2020-06-12

Tech Nation, the growth platform for tech companies and leaders, has launched its new Net Zero growth programme. The programme is designed to support tech compa...

Development Bank of Wales invests £2.4 million in ten tech companies in 10 weeks - - 2020-06-12

Ten technology rich early stage businesses in Wales are a step closer to developing their innovative products and services having secured equity investment from the ...

Livingbridge invests in leading cloud security vendor TitanHQ - - 2020-06-12

Livingbridge, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors, has invested in TitanHQ, a fast-g...

Blackfinch launches ESG-approved adaptation funds - - 2020-06-12

Following the launch of Blackfinch Asset Management, investment specialist Blackfinch Group launches four Adaptation Funds. The new multi-asset unit trus...

‘Alternative lenders’ will play a pivotal role in post-COVID development finance market - - 2020-06-11

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the housing market hard but this does not mean that developers looking for financing are out of options, says ...

Crane Ventures leads $4 million new funding round for Axiom - - 2020-06-11

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Revolut COO on challenger banks, business ambitions and challenges ahead - - 2020-06-11

Richard Davies, Chief Operating Officer at Revolut, just spoke at ...

Spectrum Logic wins grant to develop a novel Western Blot Covid19 antibody test - - 2020-06-11

Spectrum Logic has been awarded an Innovate UK grant to develop a novel Weste...

British Business Bank appoints Catherine Lewis La Torre as interim CEO - - 2020-06-11

Catherine Lewis La Torre has been appointed Interim CEO of the Government-owned British Business Bank and will take up the role from 1 Septemb...

Small businesses migrate online to keep ventures afloat - - 2020-06-10

One in seven small business owners (14%) say they are transitioning towards becoming fully or mainly online enterprises since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, according to new resea...

Taking action to improve VC diversity and support black founders - - 2020-06-10

Daisy Onubogu, Head of Networks & Communities, Backed VC and Anu Adebajo, Investment Manager, British Pat...

Ex-Fairsail CEO joins Northern Powerhouse backed SaaS scale-up My Digital Accounts - - 2020-06-10

Enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) vendor, My Digital Accounts, has appointed Nic Scott, former CEO and co-founder of Fairsail, as its chairman wit...

Redwigwam secures backing from NPIF - Maven Equity Finance - - 2020-06-10

Redwigwam, the UK’s leading provider of flexible workers, has secured investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund to fuel the next phase of its expansion. ...

Development Bank of Wales offers lifeline to Welsh Mountain Zoo with £250k loan - - 2020-06-09

A £250,000 loan for the Welsh Mountain Zoo ...

Distressed funds set to flourish in post-Covid world says Intertrust - - 2020-06-09

An overwhelming majority (92%) of private equity fund managers expect to see a rise in the volume of distressed fund transaction activity over the next 12 months. Says ...

Crowdfunding can make a difference to your startup. And get you in the VC track - - 2020-06-09

  By Duncan Grierson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Clim8 and Andrew J Scott...

SilviBio wins Grow AgriTech business plan competition - - 2020-06-09

SilviBio, a company developing a ‘survival capsule’ that will improve the survival of tree seedlings by 40 per cent in drought conditions, is the overall winner of the ...

Qkine secures £1.5 million to accelerate global scale-up - - 2020-06-09

Qkine, a specialist developer and manufacturer of proteins for s...

Foresight Global Real Infrastructure Fund outperforms over 12 months - - 2020-06-08

Foresight Group, a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, has announced that its Foresight Global Real Infrastructure...

Simon Carrier joins DSW Debt Advisory - - 2020-06-08

DSW Debt Advisory, the new service launched by Dow Schofield Watts group just before the lockdown to help companies raise debt funding, has attracted anot...

Prime Advantage backs impact sensor developer HP1 Technologies - - 2020-06-08

Prime Advantage Capital Partners has participated in a fundraise for North-East based impact sensor developer HP1 Techn...

Maven invests in technology company Zing - - 2020-06-08

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UKs most active private equity managers, has invested an undisclosed amount in Zing Dev Limited...

RiskIQ announces investment from National Grid Partners - - 2020-06-08

RiskIQ, the world leader in attack surface management, has announced an investment from Natio...

Next 100 days critical for long term innovation success say IP experts - - 2020-06-05

Start-ups faced with an entirely new trading environment are being encouraged to use the next 100 days to carefully align their shifting commercial goals with an effective approach to IP or risk be...

Novo Ventures leads NodThera $55 million financing - - 2020-06-05

NodThera, a clinical stage biotechnology company developing a new clas...

Cambridge spinout Flusso raises $5.7m to disrupt $8bn gas and liquid-flow monitoring market - - 2020-06-05

Flusso, a semiconductor company spun out of the University of Cambridge, has raised a $5.7 million Series A funding round to scale up production of the world&rs...

Oxford Flow secures £8.45m to expand presence in utility and industrials sector - - 2020-06-05

Oxford Flow, the flow control equipment specialist, has raised £8.45m to fuel the company’s expansion across the utility and industrials market...

ROI secures investment from BGF - - 2020-06-05

ROI has secured a £3m investment from BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, to support...

Glimmer of hope as UK economy starts to emerge from the ashes - - 2020-06-04

  The number of businesses with a positive outlook for the next 12 months exceeds the number with a negative outlook for the first time, in the clearest sign yet that...

Brent Hoberman backs Good Monday for London launch - - 2020-06-04

The Danish workspace management startup Good Monday has just entered London following a $4M capital injection from the UK early-stage VC firstmi...

British Business Investments commits £40m to Columbia Lake Partners UK LLP - - 2020-06-04

British Business Investments Ltd has committed up to £40m to Columbia Lake Partners Fund II - CLP ...

Amdaris raises £6 million from BGF - - 2020-06-04

BGF has invested £6m in Amdaris, an industry-leading software developer and digital transformation...

Harpers Environmental cleans up with £2m in funding from IGF - - 2020-06-04

Industrial services and waste management firm, Harpers Environmental, has secured £2 million of funding from ...

Tilney and Smith & Williamson agree revised transaction - - 2020-06-03

Tilney and Smith & Williamson have agreed a revised transaction structure for their proposed merger. T...

Keensight Capital welcomes two Operating Partners - - 2020-06-03

Keensight Capital, one of the leading private equity managers dedicated to pan-European Growth Buyout investments, has strengthened its team wit...

Navenio lands Innovate UK investment to improve hospital patient care - - 2020-06-03

Navenio, the healthcare scale-up whose location-based technology has been shown to double the throughput of hospital teams, has...

Specialist SME funder Reparo Finance makes senior appointment - - 2020-06-03

Business lender Reparo Finance is further strengthening its team with the appointment of Daniel Jones as business development manager covering the Sou...

Climeworks raises CHF73 million, the largest ever private investment into direct air capture - - 2020-06-03

Climeworks has successfully raised CHF 73 million (USD 75 million) in equity from private investors.  This is the large...

Tech Nation appoints Stephen Kelly as Chair - - 2020-06-02

Tech Nation, the UK’s leading growth platform for tech companies and leaders, has appointed Stephen Kelly as the new Chair.  Stephen Kelly succeeds E...

MEIF Debt Fund announces new team for £40 million - - 2020-06-02

Following the launch earlier this year of a further £40million MEIF Debt Fund by the ...

Service Robotics eyes growth with £300k equity support from CIOSIF - - 2020-06-02

Service Robotics Limited, a health and wellbeing business focusing on supporting the vulnerable and elderly through innovative technology, has raised &...

Agxio secures £750,000 to scale AgriTech innovation and AI across UK - - 2020-06-02

Aberystwyth based Agxio has completed a £750,000 equity investment round to support the development of advanced data science and AI solutions in agri-tech...

Inflexion exits investment in Glide - - 2020-06-02

Inflexion has sold Glide, the UK’s leading provider of infrastructure to difficult to serve markets, like high...

Lenders fund £27.5bn of coronavirus business support - Marc Shoffman, P2P Finance News - 2020-06-01

Lenders have approved £27.5bn of emergency finance to businesses during the coronavirus crisis with most coming from the bounce back loans scheme, government figures show, according to a ...

DSW Angels targets £10m investment as BBI increases funding - - 2020-06-01

DSW Angels - the business angel network focused on UK regional scale-up companies - is planning  £10m of new investment over the next 12 months t...

R&D in the Oxford-Cambridge arc provides hope for science & tech - - 2020-06-01

While economists sought to rejig their models following the financial crisis, adjusting for a pandemic, the likelihood of a cure and a whole range of science and tech related variables in between p...

BGF donates £100,000 to charities impacted by coronavirus - - 2020-06-01

BGF is to make donations totalling £100,000 to support local community-based charities across the UK & Ireland following the onset of Coronaviru...

What is new and how does that affect my investment strategy and portfolio? - - 2020-06-01

In my annual review of my portfolio last month, I focussed on an analysis of what had happened in "normal time" any effects of current, more challenging times, had not yet come through. But what is...

Fuel Ventures leads $2.1m fundraising in AR platform Poplar - - 2020-05-29

Poplar has closed a $2.1million investment, led by Fuel Ventures...

Development Bank of Wales backs X4 Software with £175,000 investment - - 2020-05-29

Caerphilly based X4 Software Limited has secured follow-on investment of £175,000 from the Development Bank of Wales and the backing of business a...

Industry 4.0 and the Future of Robotics - - 2020-05-29

The Silicon Valley Bank’s Future of Robotics Report, which ...

UK start-ups record strongest ever opening quarter for fundraising - - 2020-05-29

The value of venture capital raised by UK companies rose to its highest first quarter total on record according to research from Refinitiv. UK compan...

London takes over as global fintech hub - - 2020-05-29

Fintech investment in the UK has exploded by 500% in the last three years, compared to 170% for the USA and 133% for Europe. Since 2018, the UK fintech market has be...

Red Rock Power appoints Greenbyte to monitor growing renewables portfolio - - 2020-05-28

Red Rock Power Limited, a renewable and sustainable energy company, has selected Greenbyte’...

Jenson SEIS Fund invest in eTEU Ltd - - 2020-05-28

Jenson Funding Partners have completed an investment in eTEU Technologies Ltd, which is a technology platform that...

Prism leads the sale of Orion Future Technology Ltd to The Milbank Group Ltd - - 2020-05-28

Prism Corporate Broking has advised the shareholders of Orion Future Technology Ltd (Orion FT) on its sale...

Guernsey hosts sustainable Finance Week in June - - 2020-05-28

Guernsey, a leading global centre in green and sustainable finance, is hosting an array of international speakers for its first ...

Sarissa Biomedical raises £1.2 million for new test to diagnose stroke - - 2020-05-28

A Coventry biotech business has raised £1.2m for a new hand-held device that allows paramedics and emergency doctors to quickly diagnose patients who are having a stroke. ...

Blackfinch invests £550,000 in water purifier network Spotless Water - - 2020-05-27

Blackfinch has invested c.£550k in Poole-based company Spotless Water, founded in 2016. The company offers...

Banks ramp up tech recruitment in response to COVID-19 - - 2020-05-27

New tech roles in banks has increased by a staggering +46% in the last three years – making traditional banks the most prominent recruiter for tech professionals. ...

Jenson EIS fund invests in 6 portfolio companies - - 2020-05-27

Jenson Funding Partners' 2019/20 EIS Fund has invested across six of its existing portfolio companies providing follow on funding to facilitate the ...

Transmit Startups backs 6000th business - - 2020-05-27

The UK’s leading provider of Start Up Loans for business is toasting it 6,000th customer – its local pub in Gateshead. T...

Midven MEIF invests £500k in language tech firm Learning Labs - - 2020-05-27

Birmingham-based language technology firm, Learning Labs Limited...

Diversity VC moves programme online and expands cohort - - 2020-05-26

  Future VC 2020, Diversity VC’s programme that helps people from backgrounds that are unde...

Steven Haasz joins insurtech INSTANDA to lead European expansion - - 2020-05-26

INSTANDA, the leading customer and policy management platform for the insurance industry, has today announced the appointment of Steven Haasz as Partnerships and...

Continuum Industries raises £1.5m seed round led by Playfair - - 2020-05-26

Continuum Industries, which provides AI tools for engineering professionals to rapidly design linear infrastructure projects and reduce their costs, has ...

Green Angel Syndicate supports Scottish Wildlife Trust £1 billion challenge - - 2020-05-26

Ambitious new route map points the way to £1 billion for nature conservation. Nick Lyth, Founder and CEO of Green Angel Syndicate, is a member o...

Strong start to 2020 for European VC says KPMG Venture Pulse Report - - 2020-05-26

European VC-backed companies raised $8.8B across 923 deals in the first quarter of 2020according to the latest ...

Urgentem raises £500,000 and appoints CEO - - 2020-05-22

Urgentem (formerly Engaged Tracking), one of the pioneering companies in climate risk management, data and analytics space, has raised £500k from ...

Innovative mine water Heat Network secures Government funding - - 2020-05-22

Triple Point Heat Networks Investment Management, in partnership with the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), has announced i...

Mole Valley Asset Management launches new Yorkshire T20 portfolio - - 2020-05-22

After a year in Beta, Mole Valley Asset Management (MVAM) launches its new Yorkshire T20 portfolio. The portfolio is made up of 20 handpicked, listed c...

Northern VCT leads £1.2 million funding for DIY app Nutshell Software - - 2020-05-22

A Newcastle tech company whose software allows businesses to create their own mobile apps has raised £1.2m to further develop its product and expand its team.  ...

Early stage startups beating the odds, according to Beauhurst - - 2020-05-22

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on businesses across the globe but it has also been a catalyst for digital transformation. Much of the media attention has been drawn toward companies li...

Foresight investment Sennen wins major new client - - 2020-05-21

Technology company Sennen, whose bespoke software enables safer and more efficient renewable energy operations, has won a major new client. ...

Amadeus leads $4 million funding in data analytics company Brytlyt - - 2020-05-21

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Agri-TechE Lookbook to give AgriTech companies chance to reach global investment community - - 2020-05-21

An Agri-Tech Lookbook, to feature the sector’s most progressive companies, is being developed by the Department of International Trade (DIT) in association with ...

IGF promotes Mike Fletcher as head of client portfolio - - 2020-05-21

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Navenio raises £9 million for hospital workforce AI platform - - 2020-05-21

Navenio, the healthcare scale-up behind a location-based platform which has been shown to double team throughput, has announced £9m in series A funding l...

Water treatment firm Industrial Phycology raises £550k from Mercia's MIPF - - 2020-05-20

A company which has developed an eco-friendly water treatment system that can reduce pollution levels has raised £550,000 to help roll it out to the water industry. &n...

Archangels-backed MGB Biopharma has successful outcome from Phase II clinical study - - 2020-05-20

MGB Biopharma, the Glasgow-based biopharmaceutical company developing a novel class of anti-infectives, has announced the suc...

Silicon Valley Bank hires Patrick Flynn as Chief Operating Officer for UK and EMEA - - 2020-05-20

Silicon Valley Bank UK Branch (SVB), the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and their investors, has appointed Patrick Flynn as Chief Operating...

£64m invested as British Business Bank reveals early impact of MEIF - - 2020-05-20

Over £64.8 million has been invested into 257 businesses by the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), with new data revealing its regional impact just ...

Cycle insurer Bikmo raises £1.8M to support global cycling boom - - 2020-05-20

Expert cycle insurance provider Bikmo has secured its first venture capital funding of £1.8 million (Series A funding). The investment is led by ...

Volunteers from the UK’s tech community come together to create Meals for the NHS - - 2020-05-19

Meals for the NHS, a non-profit organisation set up t...

Hybrisan secures £500k from Development Bank of Wales to help fight Covid-19 - - 2020-05-19

Port Talbot-based Hybrisan has joined the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic having secured £500,000 equity investment from the ...

Clim8 smashes crowdfunding target to secure £1.5 million - - 2020-05-19

Clim8 Invest, the app that offers everyone the opportunity to have a positive impact on climate change through sustainable investment, has raised £1.5 m...

Maven completes further funding round in Boiler Plan to fuel future growth - - 2020-05-19

Maven Capital Partners has completed a £1 million investment in Boiler Plan (UK) Ltd, a market disruptive on...

Blackfinch expands capabilities with launch of Blackfinch Asset Management - - 2020-05-19

  Blackfinch Group has launched Blackfinch Asset Management, offering adviser firms expanded capabilities and increased support....

Bond Digital Health receives investment to help develop Covid-19 test - - 2020-05-18

A leading Welsh medtech company has received significant equity funding from The Development Bank of Wales and Wealth Club to develop the ...

European private equity hit new highs in 2019 says Invest Europe - - 2020-05-18

Private equity and venture capital fundraising hit €109 billion, up 6% in 2019, and the highest total over a decade, according to new data from Invest Europe. In parallel, the total equit...

Parabellum Investments expands in the US and acquires technology firm The Column Group - - 2020-05-18

Parabellum Investments, an international investment firm specialising in the mid-market, has teamed with operational investors T...

Greater London Investment Fund backs healthy snack brand Adonis - - 2020-05-18

A London based, food brand, has secured a £600,000 expansion loan from The Greater London Investment Fund...

Praetura Ventures launches first evergreen fund - - 2020-05-18

Praetura Ventures, the Manchester-based investor that backs quality businesses in high-value sectors, has launched the Praetura EIS Growth Fund as it...

7 classic bear traps for business angels and how to avoid them - - 2020-05-17

There are some classic bear traps that new business angels should avoid if they want to get beyond that early exciting stage, and closer to the money making stage... #1...

Great Point Media backs new production company - - 2020-05-15

A year after the worldwide sales success of the Channel 5 film ‘Agatha and the Truth of Murder’, the North Yorkshire-based husband and wife team behind it – Emily and Tom...

Rocking Horse partners with Quilam Capital to provide SMEs access to funding - - 2020-05-15

UK Innovation funder Rocking Horse has announced a multi-million-pound partnership with London-based specialist investment firm ...

Savings platform Smartlery secures £7 million funding - - 2020-05-15

Smarterly, the digital wealth platform for the workplace, has secured £7 million investment to support its continued growth as it brings innovation ...

Third of UK fintechs have lost vital funding due to equity management problems - - 2020-05-15

Qadre, a high-growth fintech trusted by leading institutions to deliver certainty with blockchain technology, has announced ...

Xona Space Systems raises $1m pre-seed round - - 2020-05-15

Xona Space Systems, a San Mateo-based startup creating a secure and precise Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) satell...

Digital staffing service Zenjob raises $30 million - - 2020-05-14

The digital staffing service, Zenjob, has successfully secured a Series C funding round of $30 million. The lead investor is ...

BBI commits £35m to Harwood Private Capital at first close of £70m - - 2020-05-14

British Business Investments, the commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank,...

Epic Games awards $100K Epic MegaGrant to Polystream - - 2020-05-14

Epic Games, creators of Unreal Engine, has awarded a 'MegaGrant' to Polystream, a deep-tech startup and th...

Intertust strengthens its fund operations - - 2020-05-14

Intertrust, a leading global provider of tech-enabled corporate and fund solutions, has appointed Derek Ramage (pictured) as Head of Fu...

Now is a great time to be raising money says YFM - - 2020-05-14

While the initial shock of lockdown was evident in early April with some deal processes being postponed or even falling away entirely, the surprise has perhaps been the speed of the bounce back in ...

Archangels-backed Reactec launches social distancing solution - - 2020-05-13

Edinburgh-based Reactec, has repurposed its proven system for monitoring workers’ exposure to health risk to create “Safedistance...

Development Bank of Wales delivers £2.9m for The Goods Shed - - 2020-05-13

The transformation of a Victorian railway building into an entertainment and business complex is nearing completion having secured a £2.9 million investment from the ...

UK Creative Content EIS Fund backs Maze Theory - - 2020-05-13

The UK Creative Content EIS Fund has invested in Maze Theory, a digital entertainment studio focusing...

How a digital-first working environment can support the start-up ecosystem - - 2020-05-13

Financial firms need to adopt a digital-focussed working environment if they want to survive beyond current lockdowns, says Arches Capital. The Amsterdam-based...

eFront: Calm before storm as private equity ends 2019 on a high - - 2020-05-13

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has published its latest ...

Aran Services secures funding from IGF - - 2020-05-12

Insulation and fire protection expert ...

Blackfinch launches #ISOLATIONINTERN platform to help startups recruit talent - - 2020-05-12

  Blackfinch Group has launched the #ISOLATIONINTERN platform in partnership wit...

Business angel investment in Scotland reaches new heights - - 2020-05-12

Business angel syndicates in Scotland participated in deals which invested over £100m in young entrepreneurial companies in the financial year to end March 2020. This is ...

£37m turnover means exit from BGF for leading Gloucestershire ecommerce retailer - - 2020-05-12

BGF has exited Direct Online Services (DOS), the UK’s leading ecommerce retailer of kitchen wo...

New research highlights how role of fund finance by GPs will combat COVID impact - - 2020-05-12

  A new survey by Intertrust1, a global leader in providing tech-enabled fund and corporate solutions, revea...

ING and Triple Point invest £4 million funding in Countingup - - 2020-05-12

Countingup, the business current account that automates your accounting, has received the backing of leading fintech investors. The London-based startup has ra...

Amati VCT reaches capacity in £25 million offer - - 2020-05-11

Against the backdrop of a challenging market environment, Amati AIM VCT latest fundraising has reached its targeted £25 million capacity.&n...

StaffCircle raises new funds from Blackfinch and Mercia - - 2020-05-11

StaffCircle, a communications, performance and culture platform that enables companies to manage employees across many locations, has raised new funds fro...

Newable commits £120,000 funding into Echion Technologies - - 2020-05-11

Newable has completed a £120,000 equity investment in Echion Technologies. This is the second Echion investment...

Coronavirus - big questions for start ups - - 2020-05-11

Sukendhu Pal talks about the impact of Coronavirus on London's start ups and offers advice on what they can to help mitigate some of the worst impacts on their businesses. The coronavirus p...

BGF still the number one growth capital investor in the world - - 2020-05-11

BGF reported strong investment and financial performance in its 2019 Annual Report and Accounts, remaining the number one growth capital investor in the world by ...

Coronavirus emergency pushes more than half a million UK businesses to the brink of insolvency - - 2020-05-07

One in ten British businesses face a high risk of entering insolvency as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This equates to more than half a million (591...

Coronavirus, the global financial crisis and private equity valuations - - 2020-05-07

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has published a retrospective analysis of private equ...

Coventry electric taxi manufacturer recruiting 50 employees following £1.25m loan - - 2020-05-07

A Coventry-based manufacturer responsible for producing all electric black taxis - ‘Hackney Carriages’ - approved by Transport for London has secured a £1.25m loan.  The...

Zeitgold Raises €27 Million in Series B Funding - - 2020-05-07

Zeitgold, the intelligent software platform for small business accounting automation, raised €27 million in Series B funding. The round was led ...

Notion Capital leads £2 million investment in Scoota - - 2020-05-07

Scoota , the leader in automated omni-channel digital branding technology, has raised £2 millino from Notion Capital, th...

Peanut's $12 million funding led by EQT Ventures - - 2020-05-06

Peanut, the leading social network for women, today announces the closing of a USD $12M Series A funding le...

Oxwash’s space-age laundry service gets £1.4m investment - - 2020-05-06

Oxwash, the space-age laundry and dry-cleaning startup overhauling the traditional laundry service, has rasied £...

Development Bank of Wales backs Nolan UPVC MBO - - 2020-05-06

A Carmarthen carpenter has led his management team to complete a multi-million management buy-out of the double glazing company that he set-up in 1989.  Funded by the ...

Software start up Allegrow raises £400k from Mercia - - 2020-05-06

A Newcastle tech start-up whose software helps sales staff to find and close new leads has raised £400,000 to further develop its product and expand its team.  ...

Guernsey Finance to explore investment sector’s recovery from pandemic - - 2020-05-06

Turnaround investor Jon Moulton has described the Covid-19 environment as the biggest disruption he has seen in his 40-year business career.  Mr Moulton, who liv...

Blockchain: It’s the future so put your money where your mouth is says MMC research - - 2020-05-05

New research released from venture capital fund MMC Ventures, shows that while 2...

Yoello and FOR Cardiff launch mobile web-app to support local businesses during Covid-19 - - 2020-05-05

Cardiff based fintech company Yoello has joined forces with non-profit organisation FOR Cardiff to launch a campaig...

Another investment manager joins YFM in Manchester - - 2020-05-05

  YFM Equity Partners (YFM) is continuing to expand its team with the appointment of Laura Sisson as investment manager. ...

Intertrust automates loan administration and cash management services - - 2020-05-05

Intertrust, a global leader in providing tech-enabled fund and corporate solutions to clients operating and investing in the international business en...

Chemical tech company secures £2.25m investment to accelerate growth - - 2020-05-05

A Liverpool-based chemical technology company that is helping in the fight against dementia, cancer and respiratory illnesses has secured £2.25m in a funding round led by the VC firms ...

QVentures leads round in secure UX research repository Glean.ly - - 2020-05-04

QVentures is to lead the funding round in Glean.ly, a scalable repository for user experience research and insights. ...

Lifebit Biotech closes $7.5 million funding round - - 2020-05-04

Lifebit Biotech, a leading innovator in bioinformatics and cognitive software solutions, has closed its Series A funding round of US$7.5M (£6 million) led by...

Tech-for-good firm Donr secures new investment and hits £1m giving milestone - - 2020-05-04

A Newcastle-based company which provide the UK’s fastest-growing text donation service has secured a second round of investment funding worth £350,000. Tech-for-good firm ...

TransFICC secures investment from AlbionVC, ING Ventures and HSBC - - 2020-05-04

TransFICC, the specialist provider of low-latency connectivity and workflow services for Fixed Income and Derivatives Markets, has closed its...

Small business growth outlook collapses - - 2020-05-04

The proportion of UK small businesses predicting growth has plummeted from 39% to just 14% in the last three months - with 31% of business owners scaling back their businesses and 30% saying they w...

Expa taps former Uber and Virgin Galactic executive David Clark to open London office - - 2020-05-01

Expa, a company founded by serial entrepreneur and Uber co-founder Garrett Camp to help entrepreneurs create and launch new companies, has hired ...

UK deal activity falls to lowest monthly level in almost 35 years - - 2020-05-01

UK deal making has plunged to the lowest monthly total in almost 35 years according to research from Refinitiv. Deal value invol...

Empiribox raises £2m to help teachers deliver science lessons online - - 2020-05-01

Social impact investor Nesta Impact Investments (NII), part of Nesta, and London-based investment manager, ...

Bot-Hive completes Development Bank of Wales led fundraising - - 2020-05-01

Bot-Hive, a digital marketplace for robotics and AI solutions has successfully completed a six-figure equity funding round. Bot-Hive is...

YouTube karaoke channel Sing King raises £550,000 via Angel Investment Network - - 2020-05-01

The world's leading online Karaoke channel, Sing King, has raised £550,000 via...

Revenue analytics platform Kluster raises seed round led by Newable and SuperSeed - - 2020-04-30

Kluster has received a $1m investment from VCs Newable and SuperSeed, alongside ...

IQ Capital comments on recent UK investment stats - - 2020-04-30

  Figures from Plexal and Beauhurst released today show there was £663 million of investment in UK companies over the lockdown period between March 23 and ...

Over-action or inaction – both could hit your wealth, warns deVere CEO - - 2020-04-30

  Stress in the financial markets is prompting a growing number of people to make extreme investment decisions that could ultimately hit their wealth, warns Nigel Green, CEO of deVere ...

Maven secures a further £23.7m from Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund - - 2020-04-30

  The British Business Bank has allocated an additional £23.7m to Maven...

Successful first quarter for investment non-profit NorthInvest despite COVID-19 disruption - - 2020-04-30

Leeds-based investment non-profit NorthInvest supported three investment rounds in the first quarter of 2020. The investment facilita...

Littledata receives investment from Henley Business Angels - - 2020-04-29

Littledata, a SaaS company that connects and automates ecommerce analytics for its customers, has received investment from a member of ...

Muve Beats the Covid Blues to Raise £1.1m led by Origin Capital - - 2020-04-29

Innovative law firm Muve has completed a £1.1 million equity funding round to finance its further aggressiv...

Leadership in a hostile VUCA environment - - 2020-04-29

Skills for leadership are natural, learned and require continual refinement. New skills are forged in times of crisis. Conversely leadership as a position starts at a point in time, often when some...

Sustainable marketplace Know The Origin secures £300,000 from GC Angels - - 2020-04-29

Manchester-based sustainable and ethical marketplace, Know the Origin has received a £300,000 investment from GC Angels...

Launch of Silver Cloud Investment to support businesses during COVID-19 and beyond - - 2020-04-29

Silver Cloud Investments has been launched by founder and CEO Joe Stelzer, formerly managing partner at the UK’s leading sell-side M&A house Cavendish Corporate Finance. Silver Cl...

LGB arranges £20m loan for Simply Asset Finance - - 2020-04-28

LGB Corporate Finance has arranged a £20 million Medium Term Note (MTN) programme for Simply Asset Finance, a leading privat...

LGB Corporate Finance advises Whalar on new debt facility - - 2020-04-28

LGB Corporate Finance has advised Whalar Ltd, a multinational advertising and media business, on the establis...

Brikk receives investment from Henley Business Angels - - 2020-04-28

Brikk, a modern ‘3.0’ estate agency platform that serves its customers online, has received investment from three ...

Four new lenders announced under Coronavirus Interruption Loan Scheme - - 2020-04-28

  The British Business Bank has announced that it has approved four new lenders for accreditation ...

Food Allergy Group raises £1.25 million to continue expansion plans - - 2020-04-28

Acceleris Capital portfolio company Reacta Biotech has completed its largest funding round to date, involving...

Development Bank of Wales invests £500k in horticulture business Phytoponics - - 2020-04-27

Aberystwyth headquartered Phytoponics has raised £500,000 equity finance to undertake large scale commercial trials of ...

Ex Blue Prism CEO Alastair Bathgate joins ScaleUp Group - - 2020-04-27

Alastair Bathgate has become the 29th Member of ScaleUp Group, following the announcement that he is stepping down as ...

Innovative VC firm pledges £20m for online businesses by end of 2020 - - 2020-04-27

A new revenue finance company has pledged £20m of funding for online business by the end of 2020. The revolutionary venture funding firm, ...

Prime Advantage Capital competes seed-funding for Tonic Nutrition - - 2020-04-27

Prime Advantage Capital Partners has completed a successful fundraise for Tonic Nutrition, a vitamin drink that’s making headlines. ...

Vertical Future Secures £1.1 million funding from Earthworm Group - - 2020-04-27

Acceleris client, Vertical Future has completed  an additional £1.1 million of equity investment from ...

Keensight Capital completes the sale of smartTrade - - 2020-04-24

Keensight Capital, one of the leading private equity managers dedicated to pan-European Growth Buyout investments, has announced the completion of the ...

£36 million awarded to 585 Welsh businesses in just three weeks - - 2020-04-24

585 businesses across Wales have been awarded funding totalling £36 million by the Development Bank of Wales since the Covid-19 Wales Business Loa...

MMC and Praetura back $12 million funding in AI startup Peak - - 2020-04-24

Peak, the pioneer of the enterprise AI System, has completed a $12 million extended series A funding round led by existing investors ...

Ingenious' leads $4m investment in wind project management firm Shoreline - - 2020-04-24

Ingenious' Infrastructure Ventures EIS Service has led a $4m A-series investment round in Shoreline. ...

Rooted MilQ receives investment from Henley Business Angels - - 2020-04-24

Rooted MilQ, a Reading based food and beverage company that is developing plant protein-based milk from quinoa and tarwi, has received investment from a member of ...

One Utility Bill raises £1.7m in funding round led by DSW Angels - - 2020-04-23

One Utility Bill – which simplifies utility billing for tenants, landlords and letting agents - has raised £1.7m to further develop its platform...

Foresight announces successful sale of Clubhouse Golf to all4golf delivering a 6x return - - 2020-04-23

Foresight Group has successfully exited its investment in Clubhouse Golf, the UK’s largest independ...

British Business Investments commits £10m to Startup Funding Club - - 2020-04-23

British Business Investments Ltd, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has announced a new commitment under its £100m Regional Angels P...

IGF appoints Barclays’ Paul Whitaker as chief risk and operating officer - - 2020-04-23

  Independent Growth Finance (IGF), a leading independent commerc...

Shepherd secures follow-on funding from Earthworm - - 2020-04-23

Shepherd, specialists in property performance management via data analytical and remote monitoring solutions, has secured follow-on funding. ...

Research shows sizeable surge in interest in virtual events and remote working due to COVID-19 - - 2020-04-22

New research from global communications agency ...

Maven CP completes investment in fast-growing SaaS company Precursive - - 2020-04-22

Maven Capital Partners has completed a £2.5m investment in Precursive, a software as a service (SaaS) com...

IW Capital announces £2 million investment in online GP service - - 2020-04-22

IW Capital has announced the completion of a £2 million investment in GPDQ, providing a welcome boost to healthcar...

British start-ups have months to survive without substantial government support, says new research - - 2020-04-22

According to new research conducted this month from proSapient, a machine learning executive research platform, over half (57%) of UK start-ups said they only h...

Applied Blockhain raises £2 million - - 2020-04-22

Leading distributed solutions specialist Applied Blockchain has completed a £2 million funding round lead by Hong Kong based venture capital fir...

British Business Investments and Par Equity to deliver £75m to support entrepreneurs in the regions - - 2020-04-21

British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has announced a new £15m commitment to ...

QVentures invests in EdTech app articulate.xyz - - 2020-04-21

QVentures has announced that it will lead the funding round for articulate.xyz, a digital app-based service for thos...

£100 million for 112 property developments in Wales - - 2020-04-21

79 SME property developers have benefitted from investments totalling £100 million for 112 property development projects according to the latest figures published by the ...

£100m Development Bank of Wales loan scheme fully subscribed in first week - - 2020-04-21

The Covid-19 Wales Business Loan Scheme is fully subscribed after more than 1,500 applications were received in just over one week. ...

Teacher Booker raises £650,000 through Growthdeck - - 2020-04-21

GrowthDeck has completed a £650,000 fundraise for Teacher Booker, the online network of high-quality supply ...

Albion Capital refinances £105 million portfolio of UK-based renewable energy projects - - 2020-04-20

Albion Capital has refinanced Albion Community Power, the £105 million renewable ener...

David Wrench joins YFM Equity Partners' investment team - - 2020-04-20

YFM Equity Partners has appointed David Wrench as an investment director as it continues to expand its investment team.  David is joi...

Funding Circle accredited under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme - - 2020-04-20

Funding Circle, the small business loans platform, has today been approved for accreditation by the ...

Startup Funding Club leads seed round in accounting software firm Ember - - 2020-04-20

Startup Funding Club ...

Green Angel Syndicate leads £950k impact investment in Thrift+ - - 2020-04-20

Green Angel Syndicate has invested alongside Triple Point Impact EIS Fund and ...

Medopad rebrands as Huma as it expands offerings and acquires AI and wearable tech startups - - 2020-04-17

Medopad ...

Is it time to change how we work? - - 2020-04-17

Yes, that is an impossible question to answer on many levels.  All any of us can think about is ‘when this is over..’  ‘once I can get back to normal…’ &lsq...

ContentCal raises £2.5m from Fuel Ventures to drive growth and innovation - - 2020-04-17

UK-founded marketing technology company ContentCal has secured a £2.5 million investment from early and growth stage investor ...

Foresight Williams invests £540,000 in University of Oxford spin-out Living Optics - - 2020-04-17

Foresight Group and Williams Advanced Engineering have made a £540,000 investment from Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund into ...

Zeigo raises £800,000 seed funding - - 2020-04-16

Zeigo, an innovative energy tech platform which connects corporate energy buyers with renewable energy generators and suppliers, has closed a £800,000 Se...

Blackfinch invests in award-winning recruitment software company Candidate.ID - - 2020-04-16

Blackfinch has invested c.£630,000 in Glasgow-based company Candidate.ID, founded in 2015. Candidate.ID o...

Maven and Guinness Asset Management lead £10m funding for Push Technology - - 2020-04-16

Maven Capital Partners and Guinness Asset Management...

Great Point Media invests in Camden Productions - - 2020-04-16

Great Point, the UK’s leading independent media investment firm, has invested in ...

Furlough calculator launched by CountingUp - - 2020-04-15

Countingup, the number one banking and accounting app in the UK, has  launched a free ...

British Business Bank announces new lenders under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme - - 2020-04-15

The British Business Bank has announced that it has approved four new lenders for accreditation under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Lo...

Immersive Technology firm Igloo Vision raises £435,000 - - 2020-04-15

  Igloo Vision, the Shropshire-based immersive technology company, has raised an additional £...

US universities engage UK tech firm StageClip for virtual graduations - - 2020-04-15

  Leading US universities including Harvard and Arizona State University have engaged British tech start-up StageClip to f...

Birmingham experts produce ‘pop-up tent’ to protect frontline medical staff - - 2020-04-14

Experts from the University of Birmingham's Medical & Dental School, Health Technologies Institute, and ...

Almost a third of Northern businesses at high risk due to COVID-19 - - 2020-04-14

Almost a third of businesses in the Midlands and the North of England are at high risk of collapse due to COVID-19 impacting on their supply chain, according to a recent report from ...

Cohesity completes $250 million funding led by DFJ Growth - - 2020-04-14

Cohesity has completed a $250 million Series E funding, led by DFJ Growth, ...

Innovate UK launches £20m fast-track competition to tackle Covid-19 disruption - - 2020-04-14

Innovate UK has launched a £20m competition looking for business-led innovation in response to global disruption, closing...

It's time to re-assess my portfolio performance - - 2020-04-14

James Murdoch takes a considered look back over his portfolio performance from the last year and shares his observations on the ups and downs of equity crowdfunding. ...

Jenson Invests in Survey54 Ltd - - 2020-04-09

Jenson Funding Partners has completed an investment in Survey54, a business SaaS platform for consumer surveys i...

Jenson SEIS invests in Not In The Guidebooks Limited - - 2020-04-09

Jenson Funding Partners has made investment in Not In The Guidebooks, providing local, authentic, ...

Maven leads £3.5 million funding round in Nano Interactive - - 2020-04-09

  Maven Capital Partners has led an investment in Nano Interac...

New study reveals world's most sustainable businesses - - 2020-04-09

Capital on Tap has revealed the world’s most sustainable corporations and startups, analysing where they ar...

Coronavirus: How is the economy being affected and how will we recover? - - 2020-04-09

Dr Maria Rana, expert in economics and finance at the University of Salford Business School, looks at how the UK economy is coping so far und...

Blossom Capital launches Cultivate - first-of-its-kind angel program in Europe - - 2020-04-08

Blossom Capital, the record-breaking VC led by investor Ophelia Brown, has launched Cultivate, an angel investment program that will bring together Europe&...

Cause capital investor The Craftory now a certified B Corporation - - 2020-04-08

The Craftory is the first UK-based investment company, investing exclusively in purpose-led consumer goods, to achieve B...

YFM closes new buyout fund at £80 million - - 2020-04-08

YFM Equity Partners has closed its Buyout Fund II, ahead of target, with £80 million of committed funds and a wave of new high net worth and entrepreneurial i...

Mid-tier market support addressed as funding gap closed - - 2020-04-08

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s 3 April announcement that financial support for the vital mid-tier sector is now available for businesses with up to £500m turnover should be welcomed. This is ...

Corona leads to 355% rise in demand for stocks and gold than 2008 financial crisis - - 2020-04-08

Demand for stocks and gold has topped the numbers of the 2008 financial crisis by as much as 335%, as can be seen on a new ...

British Business Bank: Coronavirus Loan Scheme expanded to benefit smaller firms - - 2020-04-07

Launched on 23 March, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) has now been significantly expanded along with changes to the scheme’s features and eligibility criteria. ...

Data streaming platform Ably secures £7m funding from MMC - - 2020-04-07

Data streaming platform Ably has raised $7m in Series A funding, led by MMC Ventures, with ...

Foresight invests £800,000 into Substantive Research Limited - - 2020-04-07

Foresight Group has made a £800,000 growth capital investment into Substantive Research Limited, a ...

Better Boards secures £375,000 from Development Bank of Wales - - 2020-04-07

Board evaluation and board development specialists Better Boards has secured a £250,000 equity investment from the Development Bank of Wales and £125,000 from a panel of four angel...

Kickstart opens for applications for a new cohort of later-stage tech startups - - 2020-04-07

Kickstart, one of Europe's largest innovation platforms, is welcoming applications for the fifth iteration of its annual B2B scale-up pr...

Revisiting the Burning Platform - COVID19 - - 2020-04-06

Tony Fish gives his perspective on the leadership skills needed in a senior team to create and map the direction ahead. ...

The Prince’s Trust and NatWest launch £5m grant fund for young entrepreneurs - - 2020-04-06

The Prince’s Trust and NatWest have announced the launch of a £5million fund...

Tech Nation responds to newly announced Government measures - - 2020-04-06

Gerard Grech, Chief Executive, Tech Nation Latest tech sector response to ...

Silicon Valley Bank anounces COVID-19 Response & Community Support - - 2020-04-06

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has announced COVID-19 Response & Community Support initiatives that stem...

WealthTech startup InvestSuite raises €2 million led by PMV - - 2020-04-06

InvestSuite has raised a seed extension round led by PMV with participation from existing and new business angels, management and employees. This €2 ...

PeoplePerHour to pledge £10m to help freelancers and small businesses globally - - 2020-04-03

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Beauhurst analyses the effect of coronavirus on UK investment in Q1 2020 - - 2020-04-03

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Brookfield buys into Harwell Science and Innovation Campus - - 2020-04-03

Brookfield Asset Management, through its Strategic Real Estate Partners III Fund, has acquired a 50% stake in Harw...

Mergermarket Global M&A roundup for the Q1 2020 - - 2020-04-03

Mergermarket has released its Global M&A roundup for the first quarter (Q1) of 2020, including its financial ad...

North East’s first social enterprise incubator launched - - 2020-04-02

The North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) has launched the region’s first social enterprise incubator – designed to nurture entrepreneu...

Blackfinch Spring Venture Capital Trust raises £3.3 million - - 2020-04-02

Blackfinch Group's Blackfinch Spring VCT has raised over £3.3 million to invest in a portfolio of technology and technology-enabled companies, since...

Smart Separations to collaborate with University of Surrey on SPRINT-funded project - - 2020-04-02

Smart Separations, a leading specialist in innovative microfiltration (MF) technology, has signed up to the national SPRINT business support programme. ...

EISA survey aims to show real impact of COVID-19 on small business fundraising - - 2020-04-02

The EIS Association is collecting evidence to replay to the Government to show them the affect current situation is having on small businesses who are s...

Good Food Fund launches to back challenger brands fighting childhood obesity - - 2020-04-01

Big Society Capital and Guy’s and St Thomas’s Charity have partnered t...

Qarnot Computing raises €6 million to accelerate growth - - 2020-04-01

A syndicate of investors including Banque des Territoires, ...

Gilde Healthcare closes $450 million venture and growth capital fund - - 2020-04-01

Gilde Healthcare has closed its $450 million venture and growth capital fund Gilde Healthcare V. The new fund, which was oversubscribed, targets grow...

The race for a vaccine: fund mangers comment on the prospects for combating coronavirus - - 2020-04-01

With vast swathes of the world in lockdown, the one question on everyone’s minds is how long will it take to develop a vaccine against COVID-19? The Association of Investment Companies (...

Tech accelerator BetaDen announces 2020 cohort - - 2020-04-01

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Symvan investee company UnderPinned hits £500,000 crowdfunding target - - 2020-03-31

Symvan investee, UnderPinned...

Air Doctor Raises $7.8 million led by Kamet Ventures - - 2020-03-31

Air Doctor, a technology platform providing a global medical outpatient network that connects travelers with local doctors, has raised a Series A funding round of ...

One Stop Business Finance boosts Yorkshire business development team - - 2020-03-31

Yorkshire based SME funding specialist One Stop Business Finance has expanded its client servicing team with the appointment of Carey Scargill as Business Develo...

Kernel Capital funds €1.2 million investment in Code Institute - - 2020-03-31

Kernel Capital through the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Funds II and Infinity Capital have led a €1.2m investment in ...

Emma Bridgewater secures £8 million investment from BGF - - 2020-03-31

Iconic British ceramics brand Emma Bridgewater has secured an £8m investment from BGF, the UK and Ireland...

QVentures calls for increased Government support for start-ups - - 2020-03-30

QVentures has launched a petition to the UK government to increase tax reliefs for the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Sche...

AVS signs up to SPRINT to develop greener satellite propulsion systems - - 2020-03-30

Added Value Solutions (AVS) Ltd, a world-leading designer and developer of bespoke equipment for large science and research infrastructure, has signed up to the ...

Marion Surgical receives £280k from GC Angels for UK expansion - - 2020-03-30

Marion Surgical, which works with surgeons from around the globe to build a next generation suite of surgic...

NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance invests £650,000 in GI UK Medical - - 2020-03-30

A new medical device supplier which aims to offer UK hospitals the latest innovations from around the world has secured a £650,000 investment from ...

Convertibles: a distraction? asks James Murdoch - - 2020-03-30

James Murdoch looks whether Convertibles benefit the founders or the investors in Equity Crowdfunding. ...

The Link App has global plans following investment from GC Angels - - 2020-03-27

The Link App - software designed to facilitate communication between law firms and their clients - has received significant investment from ...

Jenson SEIS Fund backs warehouse marketplace platform LogistCompare - - 2020-03-27

Jenson Funding Partners have completed an investment in LogistCompare a marketplace platform for wareho...

Banking alternative fintech company Lanistar launches with £2 million seed funding - - 2020-03-27

Lanistar, a new banking alternative fintech company, has launched...

Leading UK FinTech VoxSmart receives £5.5m funding from NatWest - - 2020-03-27

VoxSmart, the global leader in communications surveillance technology for Financial Markets, has completed a strategic funding round of £5.5m ($7.2m) f...

Viewpoint from Symvan Capital: When Will the Financial Meltdown End? - - 2020-03-26

Symvan Capital's Kealan Doyle predicts that will almost certainly be a further downward stage, probably centered in the United Sta...

TechNation's advice for funding raising in a lockdown - Angela Logan, TechNation - 2020-03-26

Advice on fundraising during the CoronaVirus pandemic from TechNation. With a global pandemic underway, and economies still reeling, we understand ...

Foresight and Belltown join forces in UK onshore wind development venture - - 2020-03-26

Foresight Group LLP and Belltown Power Limited have formed a joint venture to develop Belltown’s pipeline of gr...

Jenson SEIS Fund invests in property valuation app Zeus - - 2020-03-26

Jenson Funding Partners has completed an investment in ZEUS a property valuation app which allows property own...

Your country needs you(r) investment - Andrew Aldridge, Deepbridge Capital - 2020-03-25

Andrew Aldridge from Deepbridge Capital urges investors not to loose their nerve and why is important for us to carry on investing. ...

Mayor's Tech Fund and world-class mentors are uniting to support London Tech - - 2020-03-25

Funding London – the Mayor of London's investment vehicle – is being supported by several iconic mentors.  Entrepreneurs and investors ...

Blackfinch’s EIS portfolio companies, Auro, offers the chance to stay healthy and active - - 2020-03-25

In December 2019 Backfinch invested c.£500,000 in London-based company Auro. Founded in 2016, Auro offers a fitness app t...

A third of businesses lack the tech infrastructure to manage long-term remote working - - 2020-03-25

New data reveals that 33 per cent of UK businesses say they lack the technology infrastructure to manage long-term remote working during the Covid-19 crisis. ...

AstronauTx secures investment from UCL Technology Fund - - 2020-03-25

AstronauTx Ltd, a biotech company developing new medicines designed to restore the normal behaviour of astrocytes for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases...

Global financial markets to use China’s recovery as a critical gauge - - 2020-03-24

Global financial markets will use China’s recovery as a sentiment tracker, affirms the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory and services organizations....

Newcastle H&S software firm in second funding round - - 2020-03-24

Notify Technology – the Newcastle-based health and safety software business – has completed a £370,000 investment r...

AIC publishes its list of next generation of dividend heroes - - 2020-03-24

Following the announcement of its dividend heroes last week, the ...

Tesi in 2019: Strong financial performance enabling even larger impact - - 2020-03-24

During 2019, Tesi (Finnish Industry Investment Ltd) made new investments and commitments amount­ing to €133m. Tesi gave commitments totalli...

Coronavirus business interruption loan scheme opens to smaller businesses - - 2020-03-24

Announced by the Chancellor at Budget 2020, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is open for applications and can provide facilities of up to £5m ...

Half of UK & US firms predict a recession in 2020 says Stenn - - 2020-03-23

Just under half of firms in the UK (46%) and US (45%) predict their country will go into recession in 2020, according to research by trade finance provider ...

Turnaround Management Association appoints Paul Davies as president - - 2020-03-23

The Turnaround Management Association UK has appointed BTG Advisory partner Paul Davies as president of the as...

Mercia backs sustainable veg delivery firm with £3 million investment - - 2020-03-23

Oddbox, the London company behind the UK's first sustainable fruit and vegetable box delivery service, is planning to expand nationwide after securing a &pou...

finnCap senior partner says more is needed to support UK SMEs - - 2020-03-23

  Lord Howard Leigh of Hurley, Senior Partner at Cavendish Corporate Finance & Deputy Executive Chairman at finnCap Group plc, has told the House of Lords...

10 ways SMEs can weather the Coronavirus storm - - 2020-03-23

LawBite, the UK's leading legal-tech platform, looks at some of the ways in which SMEs can help themselves to weather the current storm. ...

Successful exit as YFM Equity Partners sells GroupBC - - 2020-03-20

YFM Equity Partners-advised funds have sold their shareholding in GroupBC to Bentl...

Mapping out the most ambitious businesses in Northern Ireland - - 2020-03-20

Beauhurst takes a closer at the high-growth companies operating in Northern Ireland in its latest report, 'Mapping out the most ambitious businesses ...

Mayor of London funds back female tech founders with £5 million invested - - 2020-03-20

Through its two funds, the London Co-Investment Fund (LCIF) and the Greater London Investment Fund (GLIF),...

VMS collaborates with SPRINT programme and University of Leicester - - 2020-03-20

Glasgow-based Visual Management Systems (VMS), a leading provider of bespoke Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) solutions, is work...

TechNation Future Fifty 8.0 cohort announcement - - 2020-03-19

In conjunction with its recent annual Tech Nation report, Tech Nation,  the growth platform for tech companies and leaders, has announced the high-growth s...

A stable picture at the end of 2019, as SMEs sail into uncharted waters. - - 2020-03-19

BVA BDRC has published its latest quarterly SME Finance Monitor report. The largest and most frequent study of its kind in the UK, research findings have been ...

Dragon Peter Jones and BGF join forces - - 2020-03-19

Peter Jones CBE, known for his role on Dragon’s Den, and BGF have joined forces to support two high-growth tech b...

RLC Ventures leads £500k seed round in Labworks - - 2020-03-19

RLC Ventures has made an investment has led a £500k seed round in Labworks. Labworks are Europe's leading vo...

Swipii secures £1 million investment from Par Equity - - 2020-03-18

Glasgow-based Swipii has secured funding of £1 million into its cashback ap...

The AngelNews wine column - If you keep playing with it… - - 2020-03-18

The latest AngelNews wine column from Caspar Bowes of Bowes Wine...

Tech Nation publishes 2020 Report on he UK’s tech ecosystem - - 2020-03-18

Tech Nation, the growth platform for tech companies and leaders, has released its annual Tech Nati...

Growth Capital Ventures poised for growth after hitting £35m investment milestone - - 2020-03-18

Growth Capital Ventures, a growing North East financial technology company has hit a series of milestones as it celebrates i...

Pembrokeshire Sailors opens new centre with £20k Development Bank of Wales funding - - 2020-03-18

Watersport and sailing enthusiasts will be setting sail from Lydstep when the Pembrokeshire Performance Sailing Academy opens a second centre this Easter. ...

DSW Angels hits milestone with 1,000 applications for funding - - 2020-03-17

DSW Angels, the business angel network, is celebrating a milestone after receiving its 1,000th application for funding within two years of its launch. ...

YFM backs commercial vehicle safety specialist Innovative Safety Systems - - 2020-03-17

YFM has completed a significant investment in West Midlands-based Innovative...

Crowdcube partners with Episode 1 to fuel software infrastructure and deep tech startups - - 2020-03-17

Crowdcube, the leading equity crowdfunding platform, is partnering with Episode 1, backers of Zoopla, Shazam, carwow...

SPRINT partners with Knowledge Transfer Network's Geospatial Insights unit - - 2020-03-17

The national SPRINT business support programme has formed a strategic partnership with Knowledge Transfer Network's Geosp...

AIC publishes its latest list of 21 dividend heroes - - 2020-03-17

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has published the latest list of its 21 dividend heroes, the investment companies which have consistently incre...

Praetura Ventures leads £1.35m investment in platform for reporting workplace abuse - - 2020-03-16

A Manchester-based technology business that has created a platform for people to confidentially and safely report workplace harassment has secured a £1...

Property marketplace Assetz Capital secures £15m from British Business Investments - - 2020-03-16

Assetz Capital has become the ...

Number of women entrepreneurs still lags behind - - 2020-03-16

Despite the strides that have been made towards workplace equality in recent years, women in businesses are still feeling largely under-represented and underpaid. Re...

Skyports extends fund raise to £6m with investment from Irelandia Aviation - - 2020-03-16

Skyports, the urban air mobility infrastructure provider and drone delivery operator, has extended its Series A funding to now total £6 million ($8 m...

LSP closes largest European life sciences fund at $600 million - - 2020-03-16

LSP, the leading life sciences investor in Europe, has held its final close of LSP 6 at the $600 million hard cap. This is the largest fund ever raised in Europ...

EBAN calls for EU & Member States to better support startups and innovators - - 2020-03-13

EBAN, the trade association representing business angels, seed funds and early stage market playe...

Who are the UK’s top 10 female entrepreneurs under 30? - - 2020-03-13

Last year, Beauhurst published its Female Entrepreneurs report on the state of gender d...

Private equity appetite for IT & Business Services driving deal size, says Hampleton Partners - - 2020-03-13

The latest IT & Business Services M&A market report from Hampleton Partners, the international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor, outl...

Insurtech platform Akur8 8m raises €8m from BlackFin & MTech Capital - - 2020-03-13

AI insurance pricing solution Akur8 has raised €8m in its Series A round from BlackFin Capital Partners and ...

Green Angels supports Scottish Bees - - 2020-03-13

Green Angel Syndicate has invested in The Scottish Bee Company, which is leadin...

Space Talos signs up to SPRINT programme to produce innovative radiation shielding - - 2020-03-12

Space Talos, a specialist in space radiation technology, has signed up to the national SPRINT business support programme to...

Fund managers comment on The Budget - - 2020-03-12

Moray Wright, CEO, Parkwalk Advisors "Today’s sur...

Boundary Capital launch Impact fund for private investors - - 2020-03-12

VC firm Boundary Capital has launched a new Impact investment fund for private investors called the Impact Life Fund. The fund’s purpose is to &...

techUK welcomes new Government as being ‘incredibly tech positive’ - - 2020-03-12

Speaking at Leyton UK event, techUK Director of Policy, ...

Calculus Capital budget comment - - 2020-03-12

John Glencross said: “There is a lot in this budget that is positive for entrepreneurs and small business owners. The big change is in entrepreneurs’ relief, which enables business owne...

NatWest pledges £5bn working capital support for SMEs - - 2020-03-11

As the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak begins to directly impact more businesses, NatWest has outlined the initial support it will pr...

Raindog Films expands with support from UK Creative Content EIS fund - - 2020-03-11

The UK Creative Content EIS Fund has invested in Raindog F...

Instanda raises $19.5m to bring digital transformation to the insurance industry - - 2020-03-11

Instanda, the leading customer and policy management platform for the insurance industry, has completed a $19.5m Series A fundraising round, the company has anno...

QVentures leads funding in a home food waste reduction app Kitche - - 2020-03-11

QVentures has invested in start-up Kitche, a free app to reduce food waste and save money. With food waste receiving...

Sure Ventures has invested in AI security company Getvisibility - - 2020-03-11

Sure Ventures plc, a London listed venture capital fund that invests in early stage software companies acro...

Development Bank of Wales celebrates helping business women on International Womens Day - - 2020-03-10

The Development Bank of Wales has now worked with over 900 women involved in the ownership of companies in Wales. This includes female-fou...

Goodlord raises £10 million - - 2020-03-10

Property technology company Goodlord, which provides software and services to ...

Imperial launches early-stage innovation fund - - 2020-03-10

Imperial College London has launched its first Innovation Fund to invest in early-stage, high-growth, knowledge-intensive companies spun out of the world t...

Bowmark Capital invests in Focus Group - - 2020-03-10

Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, has purchased a significant minority stake in Focus Group, a lead...

Roux Brits joins the Portfolio team at YFM - - 2020-03-10

YFM Equity Partners has appointed Roux Brits as Portfolio Director. Based in the London office, Roux will focus on actively managing YFM’s Growth and Buy...

Intertrust appoints Frank Hattann as Global Head of Sales - - 2020-03-09

Intertrust has appointed Frank Hattann as Global Head of Sales.  Frank, who will report to Intertrust’s Chief Com...

Big Exit for Angels in Ireland as Chip-maker Decawave sells for €363 million - - 2020-03-09

246 angel investors shared a major payday this year with the €363 million sale of Irish chip-maker Decawave to US Apple supplier Qorvo. Founded ...

Responsible travel brand Tropicfeel raises £1m to transform the travel gear market - - 2020-03-09

Ethical travel gear brand Tropicfeel has surpassed expectations by raising £1 million through crowdfunding platform ...

New SPRINT project enables Previsico to increase accuracy of flood predictions - - 2020-03-09

Loughborough-based Previsico has signed up to the national SPRINT business support programme to work with the ...

Just Play Golf in Penrhys gets £50k loan from Development Bank of Wales - - 2020-03-09

Just Play Golf has received a £50,000 micro loan from the Development Bank of Wales to help buy...

1 in 4 businesses believe better diversity improves productivity - - 2020-03-06

Enhancing diversity and inclusion is a top priority for over a quarter (28%) of business leaders, as companies seek to improve workplace culture in a competitive hiring market. ...

TechApp secures grant from SPRINT to develop antennas for NGSO satellites - - 2020-03-06

London-based TechApp Consultants (TAC), a specialist in bespoke antenna solutions, has signed up to the national ...

Coutts and BGF plan to launch The UK Enterprise Fund - - 2020-03-06

Coutts, the Private Banking arm of NatWest, together with BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing ...

Praetura leads £7 million funding for medtech business Inotec - - 2020-03-06

Inotec AMD, a Cambridge based, fast-growing medtech business that has developed a novel device capable of healing complex chronic wounds, has secured ...

Two thirds of advisers see ESG considerations as ‘important’ when building portfolios - - 2020-03-06

The majority of advisers have a very positive view of the importance of ESG in portfolio construction, according to a new study[1] among financial ad...

Scottish distillery Nc’nean raises £1.7 million on Seedrs - - 2020-03-06

Scotland’s leading female-founded, organic and sustainable whisky distillery, Nc’nean, has successfully raised more than £1.7m in a new fundin...

Symvan Capital: Curating Tomorrow’s Technology Growth - - 2020-03-05

Symvan Capital's Kealan Doyle explains why EIS investments should generate ‘alpha&rs...

London blockchain firms raise over $500m since 2013 - - 2020-03-05

Analysis of global startup hubs by ...

Macro Art secures £3.3 million from IGF following successful MBO - - 2020-03-05

Marco Art Ltd, one of the first wide-format print centres in the UK, has secured £3.3 million in working capital from ...

BVA BDRC publishes 4th Women in Business report - - 2020-03-05

BVA BDRC has published the fourth Women in Business report, based on data from the SME Finance Monitor. This report, covering the period up to and in...

BGF announces successful exit of Vysiion Group - - 2020-03-04

BGF has exited its minority stake in Vysiion Group, a communications infrastructure and outsourced IT service provider....

Octopus Ventures exits stake in We Got POP - - 2020-03-04

Octopus Ventures, part of Octopus Group and one of the largest VCs in Europe, has exited its investment in FilmTec...

Investment company managers comment ahead of The Budget - - 2020-03-04

Following his landslide election victory in December, Boris Johnson announced plans for significant government spending in regions around the UK including the North, the Midlands and Wales. The pla...

Guernsey Finance names new Chief Executive - - 2020-03-04

Guernsey Finance, the promotional agency for the island’s finance industry internationally, has appointed Rupert Pleasant as its new Chief Executi...

Livingbridge expands team with five new appointments - - 2020-03-04

Livingbridge, a leading mid-market private equity investor, has announced four new appointments to its investment team as well as a new Head of Marketing...

Company failure, disclosure and investor frustration - - 2020-03-03

In his latest article for AngelNews, James Murdoch discusses reasonable investor expectations of equity crowdfunding platforms responsibility for disclosure  and managing investments. ...

Finstock Capital celebrates more than £12 million invested - - 2020-03-03

Following a successful 2019 and a strong start to 2020, Finstock Capital has now deployed over £12m into early stage businesses, supporting the ...

Successful exit from Whitham Group for Acceleris - - 2020-03-03

Whitham Group, an assembler and supplier of waste recycling systems, has completed an MBO which has enabled investors introduced by ...

Fast paced mountain brand Montane secures investment from Inverleith - - 2020-03-03

Montane, the UK outdoor clothing and accessories company founded over 25 years ago, has received investment from Edinburgh-based specialist consumer brand i...

QVentures invests in Smartia - - 2020-03-02

QVentures has made an investment in SaaS start-up Smartia, which provides artificial intelligence solutions to i...

Brighton supermarket rebel HISBE raises £450,000 with Triodos - - 2020-03-02

HISBE Food CIC, a social enterprise and sustainable supermarket, has now raised its full target of £450,000 ...

Collective Benefits raises £3.3m seed round led by Stride.VC - - 2020-03-02

Insurance platform Collective Benefits has closed a £3.3 million seed round led by U.K.-based Stride.VC, alon...

o2h Ventures backs innovative digital health company Neurofenix - - 2020-02-28

The o2h Therapeutics and AI Fund, has invested in Neurofenix, an innovative digital health company empowering stroke s...

Insurtech firm Aventus secures £2.6m funding led by Outward VC & Notion Capital - - 2020-02-28

Aventus, the London-based B2B insurtech business and insurance operating system originally created for the MGA Homelyfe, has closed a £2.6m inve...

The ScaleUp Accelerator welcomes Piers Linney as Entrepreneur-In-Residence - - 2020-02-28

The Accelerator Network, in partnership with ...

o2h Ventures makes an investment in Pencil Biosciences a novel gene modulation biotech - - 2020-02-27

The o2h Therapeutics and AI Fund, an early stage S/EIS fund investing in biotechnology therapeutics and related AI opportunities, has invested in ...

Refinitiv report shows UK start-up funding at record high in 2019 - - 2020-02-27

UK companies raised a record amount of venture capital in 2019 – the highest in Europe – according to research by Refinitiv. ...

Small business use of alternative finance continues to grow says British Business Bank - - 2020-02-27

The British Business Bank’s 2020 Small Business Finance Markets report highlights significant long-term growth in alternative f...

LBD founder and Pockit investor David Walter enters a whole new ‘VVorld' - - 2020-02-26

Manchester-based entertainment brand Vistavenus, has received its first angel investment of £200,000 from renowned businessman David Walter, giving Vista...

Speedinvest raises €190 million to invest in early-stage European tech startups - - 2020-02-26

Speedinvest, a European venture capital fund with offices in London, Berlin, Vienna, Munich and San Francisco, has raised €190 million for its third fl...

AND Digital receives £11 million investment from BGF - - 2020-02-26

AND Digital has secured an £11m equity investment from BGF, the UK and Ireland&rs...

Foresight East of England Fund backs MBO of McIntyre Electrical - - 2020-02-25

Foresight Group has made the first investment from its East of England Fund, supporting the Buy-in Management Buyout of ...

Henley Business Angels surpasses £1 million invested - - 2020-02-25

In February 2020 Henley Business Angels hit the landmark of over £1 million invested by its members and guests. Since first being ...

Investment Opportunity in award winning Active Needle - - 2020-02-25

Award winnning Active Needle Technology is seeking £150,000 for market entry. For more information about this investment opportunity, please...

o2h Ventures invests in drug discovery company Turbine - - 2020-02-25

The o2h Therapeutics and AI Fund, an early stage S/EIS fund investing in biotechnology therapeutics and related AI opportunities, has made an investment in ...

A planned exit strategy can double returns angels says report - - 2020-02-24

The exit plan needs to be part of the decision whether to invest. That’s the advice for business angels looking to invest in start-up and early stage businesses. New research identifi...

ISAI Cap Venture invests in Toucan Toco's £12m funding round - - 2020-02-24

Capgemini and ISAI, through their joint investment fund ISAI Cap Venture, have made their first minority investment in ...

Montis Biosciences launches with €8.4 million seed financing - - 2020-02-24

Montis Biosciences announced its launch with €8.4 million in seed financing from an international investor syndicate to investigate interactions be...

BGF exits investment in Miss Group - - 2020-02-24

  BGF has successfully exited its investment in fast-growth web hosting company, ...

Investment Opportunity in AMR developer Fox Robotics - - 2020-02-22

Fox Robotics seeks £400,000 to fund the commercial development of its innovative Autonomous Mobile Robots. For more information about this investment opportunity, please register via ...

PetMedix win Best Start-up 2019 in the Animal Pharm Awards - - 2020-02-21

PetMedix has been voted best start-up in the global Animal Pharm Awards. The UK-bas...

Top trends in robotics 2020 - - 2020-02-21

From 2020 to 2022 almost 2 million new units of industrial robots are expected to be installed in factories around the world. New technology trends and market developments enable companies to react...

New report: Investment into spinouts declines - - 2020-02-21

Last week, Beauhurst launched ...

NPIF's investment into Alderley Park reaches £2.5m - - 2020-02-21

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), which is delivered by British Business Bank has invested...

VONQ Announces Senior Leadership Appointments - - 2020-02-20

Appointments follow investment by pan-European private equity fund manager, capital D. ...

Process Vision receives investment from Henley Business Angels - - 2020-02-20

Process Vision, a leading business in preventing pipeline contamination and pipeline failures in the oil and gas industries, has received investment fro...

Daystar Power directors awarded as High Impact Entrepreneurs for Nigeria - - 2020-02-20

At the 93rd International Selection Panel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the international jury of the non-governmental o...

MedTech business Inotec AMD secures £7m VC injection - - 2020-02-20

Inotec AMD, a fast-growing medtech business that has developed an innovative device to heal and treat complex chronic wounds, has secured £7m in...

Dropps Receives $16m (£12.5m) From The Craftory - - 2020-02-19

  It’s no secret that the world’s oceans are rapidly becoming unrecognizable as the impact from human activity strips them of marine life....

British Patient Capital commits $50m to Atomico V - - 2020-02-19

British Patient Capital, a subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has...

Stoke-on-Trent recruitment company receives £500k MEIF investment - - 2020-02-19

  The Supply Register which is based in Stoke-on-Trent has secured a significant inv...

Triple Point Completes £10m Loan Facility in WeFlex - - 2020-02-19

  Triple Point Investment Management has announced a £10m facility into WeFlex...

Funding deal gives green light for North West property developer’s first project - - 2020-02-18

  Newly formed Manchester based property developer Northern Property Consortium (NPC) has embarked on its maiden project after agreeing a key short term finance deal ...

Concirrus closes $20m in Series B lead by Albion VC - - 2020-02-18

Leading marine and automotive insurtech Concirrus has announced that it has closed a $20 million Series B funding round led by ...

Fresh look for Knighton’s Costcutter will help community thrive - - 2020-02-18

  The Development Bank of Wales has invested £200,000 to support the leasehold purchase and refurbishment of the ...

Life's a beach for ambitious Tom & Teddy - - 2020-02-18

Online sales are driving rapid growth at a Bristol-based father and son beachwear business.  ...

Inc & Co Group acquires Laundrapp - - 2020-02-18

Inc & Co Group has acquired the operations of Laundrapp, the U.K.’s largest on-demand laundry service. Laundrapp p...

The rise of the Neobanks - - 2020-02-17

New research by SmallBusinessPrices.co.uk analyses how neobanks are on the rise and why they’re so popular amongst consumers compared to...

Crowdcube exit: Pod Point acquired by EDF - - 2020-02-17

  Electric vehicle charge-point maker, Pod Point, which raised funds three times on ...

Livingbridge investee company Brainlabs completes two acquisitions - - 2020-02-17

Livingbridge investee company Brainlabs has made two investments – in online marketing agency ...

Tech Nation Rising Stars winners announced - - 2020-02-17

Tech Nation, the UK network for ambitious tech entrepreneurs, has revealed the 10 early-stage scaleup winners of its nationwide competition, Rising Stars. ...

Silverfleet invests in credit management services provider Collectia - - 2020-02-17

Silverfleet Capital, the European private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in Collectia A/S, a credit management services provider based in Denmark. The terms of the transaction were not ...

Alternative Finance in the 2020s: four bold predictions for the next decade - - 2020-02-14

John Auckland, founder of TribeFirst, shares his predictions for alternative finance in the 2020s. The radical increase in alternative finance options has sent shockwaves through the tradit...

Crowdcube reports eighth consecutive record-breaking quarter - - 2020-02-14

Crowdcube, Europe’s leading crowdfunding platform, has achieved its eighth record-breaking quarter in a row, as revenue for 2019 surpasses the £8m...

Praetura Ventures raises £22 million in under 12 months - - 2020-02-14

Praetura Ventures, the Manchester-based investor that backs early-stage businesses in high-value sectors, has successfully closed its second EIS fund...

Development Bank of Wales appoints Rhys Jones - - 2020-02-14

The Development Bank of Wales has appointed Rhys Jones as a non-executive director. Rhys, 36, is a co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of SportPursu...

SPRINT supports development of first UK-made thermoelectric generators for space - - 2020-02-14

Leicestershire-based European Thermodynamics, an SME developer and supplier of thermal management components to the electronics, medical, telec...

2019 shifted towards blockbuster M&A transactions says Hampleton report - - 2020-02-13

The latest Fintech M&A market report from Hampleton Partners, the international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor, reveals that 2019 shift...

Unmind raises $10 million to improve employee mental health - - 2020-02-13

Unmind, the workplace mental health platform, today announced it has raised 10 million dollars in a Series A funding round. Led by B...

Dealroom raises €2.75m to support global expansion - - 2020-02-13

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Early-stage startups suffer funding fall in 2019 says Beauhurst's The Deal - - 2020-02-13

Beauhurst has published The Deal - a review of publicly-announced equity fundraisings in 2019.  The report shows a record breaking £12 bil...

NPIF - Maven invests £500,000 in ONS designer and developer fissara - - 2020-02-13

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has in...

Forth, developers of science-led testing for athletes, gets £1m from Development Bank of Wales - - 2020-02-12

The winners of the ‘Welsh Innovation of the Year Award’ at the Welsh SME Business Awards 2019, Forth, are set to turnover £1million ...

Startup confidence in business conditions back to pre-Brexit / 2016 levels - - 2020-02-12

Silicon Valley Bank, the bank of the world's most innovative companies and their investors, today released the 11th edition of its ...

George Whitehead and Alliott Cole join the Angel CoFund from Octopus - - 2020-02-12

The Angel CoFund (ACF) has made two appointments to the team and board. Experienced investor an...

Development Bank of Wales invests in mobile payments innovator Yimba - - 2020-02-12

The Development Bank of Wales has invested £250,000 in Yimba, a f...

Keensight Capital to exit smartTrade Technologies - - 2020-02-11

  Keensight Capital, one of the leading private equity managers dedicated to pan-European Growth Buyo...

A/O PropTech launches with €250 million - - 2020-02-11

European proptech VC A/O PropTech has launched after raising €250m permanent capital to invest in technology companies disru...

GROW competition offers support package for agritech startups - - 2020-02-11

Start-ups are twice as likely to succeed if mentoring is involved, as opposed to those who try and build their venture on a good idea and funding alone*. It is why ...

One Stop Business Finance invests has raised £100k to support growth - - 2020-02-11

Yorkshire-based SME funding specialist One Stop Business Finance has completed a major investment programme at its HQ to increase office space and facilitate its...

Foresight invests £500k in Novel Technologies to commercialise its SILVERbac antimicrobial technology - - 2020-02-11

Foresight has made a £500,000 growth capital investment into Novel Technologies Holding Limited, developers of anti...

Top 50 PE backed businesses boost Midlands economy by £1 billion - - 2020-02-11

The top 50 fastest growing private equity-backed businesses in the Midlands have a significant impact on the region’s economy, growing revenues by almost £1 billion sin...

BGF commits additional funding to Collision Management Systems - - 2020-02-10

Collision Management Systems (CMS), the connected vehicle data specialist, working with insurers, fleets and remote worker organisations to reduce employee risk, h...

Beauhurst analyses the first megadeals of 2020 - - 2020-02-10

Latest update from Beauhurst January has been a record breaking month in terms of megadeals, with six equity fundraisings worth over £50m se...

Par Equity boosts team with two new appointments to fuel growth - - 2020-02-10

Par Equity, the leading Scottish EIS Fund Manager, has appointed two new team members. Tom Croy joins as Investment Manager and Alastair Orr Ewing as Portf...

Squire Patton Boggs boosts global private equity team - - 2020-02-10

Squire Patton Boggs has expanded its Global Corporate Practice in London, adding significantly to its international private equity (PE) team, with...

Angel CoFund-backed LivingLens acquired by Medallia - - 2020-02-10

Angel CoFund-backed LivingLens, the video feedback platform, to humanize feedback and bring the voice of the cu...

Antler brings in new investors taking total funds raised to $75 million - - 2020-02-07

Schroders, along with Johan H. Andresen through his investment h...

Ingenious invests in leading supplier of terahertz technology systems TeraView - - 2020-02-07

Ingenious has invested in TeraView, the pioneer and leader in terahertz technology and solutions, as part ...

Moteefe raises $5m from Gresham House and Force Over Mass - - 2020-02-07

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Equity Gap reports another strong year in 2019 - - 2020-02-07

Equity Gap, the Edinburgh based business angel syndicate, reports its 2019 performance, which saw the firm deliver 23 funding rounds, add ...

Wearable tech firm Nurvv raises $9 million from Hiro Capital - - 2020-02-07

NURVV, the biomechanics innovator using British science to disrupt the global wearables industry, has closed its first venture funding round, led by ...

Wholesale nursery supplier Opperman secures £250k from MEIF Maven Debt Finance - - 2020-02-06

  Family run plant nursery will use the funding to accelerate growth plans, diversify its customer base and take advantage of new market opp...

Blend Network completes £460,000 load for Northampton Housing Development - - 2020-02-06

BLEND Network, the leading property investment platform specialising in funding low-cost, accessible housing developments has announced the completion of the...

OnBuy, the UK-founded Amazon rival secures £3 million from Fuel Ventures - - 2020-02-06

One of the world’s fastest-growing marketplaces, which has created a fair and transparent global platform for both buyers and sellers, has received £3 million in VC funding after finali...

British Business Investments commits £50m to North and Midlands focused fund - - 2020-02-06

British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has made a commitment of £50m to ...

Protolaunch joins SPRINT to support development of new rocket engine - - 2020-02-06

Westcott-based start-up company, Protolaunch has signed up to the UK SPRINT programme to support the developmen...

Ed tech firm Kinderly secures £300k from Development Bank of Wales - - 2020-02-05

Newport-based early years education technology specialists Kinderly has secured a £300,000 investment to help give children a great start in life, regard...

Dixa raises $36 million funding led by Notion Capital - - 2020-02-05

Dixa, the Copenhagen and London-based startup that offers a customer service platform delivering the best customer and agent experiences, has closed ...

Wild raises £500,000 to banish single-use plastic from the bathroom - - 2020-02-05

Direct to Consumer brand Wild Cosmetics has raised £500K of seed capital from Angel investors to disrupt sustainability in the bathroom with the imminent la...

Blackfinch leads £1m investment in commercial property maps platform Edozo - - 2020-02-05

Blackfinch has led a funding round of over £1m in Edozo which closed in December 2019. Founded in 20...

Logistics tech startup Convelio closes €9m funding led by Acton Capital - - 2020-02-05

Convelio, leading digital freight forwarder specialized in fi...

Foresight invests additional £1.1m in Tudor Group to acquire AQS - - 2020-02-04

Foresight Group has made a further £1.1 million growth capital investment into portfolio company Tudor Group Limited...

Cambridge tops UK tech salary list - - 2020-02-04

A new salary study, exploring C-suite compensation in high-growth tech ventures, has found that the East of England is the highest paid UK region. The report, published by...

Rimilia secures $15m funding to fuel continued growth - - 2020-02-04

Rimilia, the leading SaaS-based fintech company, today announced it has secured $15 million in growth funding. This funding round includes participation from e...

Crawford duo provide £1m follow-on funding to Trio - - 2020-02-04

Healthcare investment vehicle Impel Healthcare Catalyst has made an additional seven figure investment into its portfolio business ...

University of Liverpool spinout secures £300k to develop indoor air pollution technology - - 2020-02-04

A new University of Liverpool spin out company, CageCapture, has secured £300k funding from ...

Symvan Capital invests in secure digital asset custodian Custodiex - - 2020-02-03

Symvan Capital has completed the first tranche of an up to £1 million investment in Custodiex...

30 fastest growing UK tech scaleups selected for Tech Nation growth programme - - 2020-02-03

Tech Nation, the UK network for ambitious tech entrepreneurs, today reveals the 30 companies joining its prestigious Upscale programme...

Maven leads £2.1 million seed funding in Oak Intranet - - 2020-02-03

Oak Intranet has raised £2.1 million additional seed funding round led by existing investors Maven Capital Partners. ...

HBAN business angels invested €16.8m in 66 start-ups in 2019 - - 2020-02-03

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and an initi...

Innovative funding from Maven Bonds drives growth at Homes by Carlton - - 2020-02-03

An innovative funding arrangement is helping to accelerate the growth of an award-winning housebuilder and fast-track property ventures across the North of England. ...

Angel Investment Network report reveals tech firms top the list of companies seeking funding - - 2020-01-31

Angel Investment Network (AIN), the UK’s largest online angel investment platform, has revealed its latest ‘State...

Maven celebrates a milestone year for MEIF debt funds - - 2020-01-31

Since being appointed by the British Business Bank in 2017, to manage two debt funds on behalf of the ...

Foresight invests £500k in Selazar to open Leicestershire base - - 2020-01-31

Foresight Group has made a £500,000 growth capital investment into Selazar Limited, a logistics management soft...

Over one quarter of SMEs expect a Brexit revenue bounce - - 2020-01-31

Over one quarter (28 per cent) of UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are expecting a revenue bounce in the first three months following the UK’s official departure from the Eu...

Informatics Ventures reveals 50 startups to pitch at EIE20 in Edinburgh - - 2020-01-31

Informatics Ventures, which has been supporting technology entrepreneurs since 2008, has announced the cohort ...

£40 million unlocked for Midlands’ businesses as MEIF reveals new loan fund - - 2020-01-30

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) has appointed a new fund manager and made £40 million available to invest in the region’s small business...

Unigestion launches new Secondary Private Equity fund - - 2020-01-30

Unigestion, the independent specialist asset manager, has launched Unigestion Secondary V, its latest secondary...

BGF backs Kids Planet to acquire Kids Allowed - - 2020-01-30

BGF-backed Kids Planet has raised new funds to support its next growth phase and has acquired North West...

Frontify raises $22.3 million led by EQT Ventures - - 2020-01-30

Brand management platform Frontify has raised a $22.3 million Series B funding round led by the EQT Ventures...

Praetura Ventures invests £3 million in Patchwork to solve the NHS staffing crisis - - 2020-01-30

A rapidly growing healthtech start-up on a mission to solve the NHS staffing crisis and bring flexible working to thousands of clinicians has secured £3m in a funding round led by ...

Business Angels Back Eleven Companies in Northern Ireland - - 2020-01-29

Eleven fast growing businesses have secured £2m of funding from HBAN (Halo Business Angel ...

HBAN supports £2.75 million funding round for tech firm Thrive - - 2020-01-29

Thrive, the Belfast-ba...

Half of UK firms expect Brexit to positively impact business - - 2020-01-29

Half of UK firms (51%) expect geopolitical tensions, such as Brexit, to have a positive effect on their business in 2020, according to new research released today by trade finance provider ...

Foresight Williams invests £1.5m in VR/AR company Masters of Pie - - 2020-01-29

Foresight Group and Williams Advanced Engineering have made a £1.5 million investment into enterprise collabora...

Barclays launches largest ever loan cashback scheme to boost UK SME investment - - 2020-01-29

Barclays has launched of a new cashback scheme for term loans to el...

Blackfinch invests £650k in predictive marketing start-up Cyance - - 2020-01-29

  Blackfinch has invested c.£650,000 in Oxford-based company Cyance, founded in 2007. Cyance hel...

24Haymarket participates in round to support proSapient’s rapid growth - - 2020-01-28

proSapient, the Expert Network a...

Stephen Welton appointed Executive Chairman of BGF - - 2020-01-28

  BGF is to appoint Stephen Welton, founder CEO of BGF, to the new role of Executive Chairman. Stephen has been responsib...

Investment syndicate Kelvin Capital reports record year in 2019 - - 2020-01-28

  Glasgow based investment syndicate Kelvin Capital has seen a 19% increase in its total investments in 2019, compared to 2...

Foresight invests £16.8 million in specialist property lender Signature - - 2020-01-28

Foresight Group is supporting the MBO of Signature Private Finance Holdings Limited from private equ...

IGF wraps up a successful 2019 with more than £126m funds committed - - 2020-01-27

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WestBridge promotes Tim Whittard to Partner - - 2020-01-27

Private equity firm WestBridge has promoted Tim Whittard to partner.  Whittard joined the firm as Investment Directo...

Henley Business Angels backs £1.2m funding round for recruitment platform Placed - - 2020-01-27

Placed, a mobile recruitment matchmaking platform fo...

24Haymarket leads £1.1m investment in MWS Technology - - 2020-01-27

24Haymarket leads £1.1m investment in MWS Technology, a leader in the apprenticeship technology spac...

HBAN recruited more than 100 new business angels in 2019 - - 2020-01-27

HBAN recruited more than 100 business angel investors last year – significantly higher than its projected 75 new angels. The organisation is now aiming to ...

Seneca Growth Capital team targets £15m of investments in 2020 - - 2020-01-24

Seneca Partners have appointmented Siobhan Pycroft as Investment Executive in their expanding Growth Capital Team as they target new investment of £...

Archangels backs Fios Genomics as it announces a new strategic partnership - - 2020-01-24

Edinburgh-based bioinformatics company, Fios Genomics, which helps pharmaceutical and biotech companies to analyse the large amounts of data generated du...

Intertrust in landmark deal with Round Hill Capital - - 2020-01-24

Intertrust, a global leader in tech-enabled corporate and fund solutions, has signed a strategic agreement with ...

Oxford Investment Opportunity Network and Oxford Angel Network join forces - - 2020-01-24

Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION) and Oxford Angel Network (OAN),...

Antler invests £1.56m in thirteen technology companies founded on its first UK program - - 2020-01-24

Antler, the global startup generator and early-stage venture capital firm, will today reveal the thirteen companies that were foun...

Maven Capital Partners invests £8.5 million in North East businesses in 2019 - - 2020-01-23

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active SME finance providers, has invested £8.5 million in nine dynamic growth businesses across the ...

MMC Ventures promotes Oliver Richards and Victoria Ferguson to partner - - 2020-01-23

In its 20th year, MMC appoints two new partners alongside another four promotions within the team. 2019 was a...

QVentures leads round in blockchain entreprise start-up, Ocyan - - 2020-01-23

QVentures, manager of 29PP Pre-Seed Fund, will be leading the funding round in Ocyan, a cloud operating system for enterpris...

Free Spirit Fund celebrates its third anniversary with top decile performance - - 2020-01-23

Free Spirit Fund managed by Sanford DeLand Asset Management (SDL), home ...

The Seed Fund Academy opens for entry - - 2020-01-23

Philanthropic food and drink start-up accelerator, The Seed Fund will open for entry on Saturday 1 February, with 12 spots up for grabs on its game changi...

MMC Ventures backs high-growth startup Elder £8.2m fund raising - - 2020-01-22

  Elder, a leading care home alternative, has raised another £8.2m funding round as its technology-enabled live-in care service gains nationw...

Financial services AI business lands £2.5m funding from Praetura - - 2020-01-22

FeedStock, an AI-driven SaaS business that leverages the latest natural language processing technologies to enable financial services companies to meet both the...

Guinness and Maven lead £6.4 million funding for Coniq - - 2020-01-22

Coniq has secured £6.4 million of growth equity to meet the growing demand for its award-...

Albion Capital VCT top up offers raise £34m after strong performance - - 2020-01-22

Albion Capital, the leading independent investment manager, closed its 2019/2020 VCT top up offers earlier than scheduled after existing and new shar...

Par Equity report record-breaking Q4 in 2019 - - 2020-01-22

  Par Equity had a record-breaking final three months in 2019, securing one exit, battery technology expert ...

20 Thoughts from 20 years of Angel Investing - Simon Blakey, PlayFair Capital - 2020-01-21

Simon Blakey gives us the benefit of his 20 years experience as an Angel Investor. 1st January 2000:...

First VC deal terms survey reveals 14 key terms for European tech startups - - 2020-01-21

Withers tech, working with experienced VC legal teams in France, Germany and Switzerland, has carried out the first analysis of how...

Play Ventures leads £1.75m seed funding for Dataseat - - 2020-01-21

Dataseat – a London-based tech startup, helping mobile app advertisers to manage programmatic media buying ...

Ingenious invests £2.3 million 3D Repo - - 2020-01-21

Ingenious's Infrastructure Ventures EIS Service has led a £2.3m A-series investment round in 3D Repo, the p...

Financial Adviser finding platform Unbiased secures £5.6m from YFM - - 2020-01-21

Funds advised by YFM Equity Partners have backed a £5.6m investment into Unbiased EC1 Limited to support the continu...

NatWest new partnership with Soldo will boost SME lending - - 2020-01-20

NatWest has launched a new partnership with Soldo, a pre-paid company card provider for small bu...

Global VC performance reaches all-time high says eFront data - - 2020-01-20

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has published its latest Quarterly Private Equity Performan...

AIC appoints new board members - - 2020-01-20

The membership of the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has elected Gay Collins (pictured) and Francesca Ecsery to the board of the ...

Accelerator/Incubator Funds: an opportunity for crowdfunding investors? - - 2020-01-20

James Murdoch considers whether Accelerator/Incubator Funds are a good option for crowdfunding investors. &...

Dazzle closes £2.3m seed funding and rebrands as HelloDone - - 2020-01-20

Dazzle, the automated conversation platform, has closed its first seed funding round raising £2.3m from global corporates, government accelerators and individuals including Telefonica and Fin...

BookingLive secures £1.31m from Blackfinch Ventures and Development Bank of Wales - - 2020-01-17

BookingLive has secured £1.31 million in new investment from Blackfinch Ventures and ...

Photek to develop next gen of optical/UV detectors for space applications - - 2020-01-17

Photek, a Sussex-based specialist manufacturer and global supplier of vacuum-based tubes and camera systems for photon detection, has signed up to the national ...

Healthy snacking brand Real Handful secures NPIF funding - - 2020-01-17

Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has i...

Logan Energy secures £1 million funding from Kelvin Capital - - 2020-01-17

Clean energy solutions provider, Logan Energy, has secured £1 million investment from Kelvin Capital...

Development Bank of Wales £55m property fund makes its first investment - - 2020-01-16

Work on the third phase of Glan yr Afon Industrial Estate in Aberystwyth has begun with confirmation of a commercial property loan for developers Ellis Development Company (Wales) Ltd  by the ...

Duncan Tait joins ScaleUp Group - - 2020-01-16

Leading Global Tech Executive Duncan Tait FRSA is adding his remarkable global experience and connectio...

Bowmark Capital makes two new appointments - - 2020-01-16

  Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, has appointed Roy Mani as a partner.  Roy has over 20 years’ e...

BGF invests in The Chemistry Group - - 2020-01-16

BGF has invested in The Chemistry Group (TCG), the London-based disruptive HR consultancy. ...

Kuber to hold Manager Showcase for Advisers on 6 February - - 2020-01-16

Kuber Ventures is holding its next Manager Showcase event on 6th February 2020 in London. Now in its fourth year the Kuber’s CPD qualifying ...

LJ General Builders secures £250k from MEIF Maven - - 2020-01-15

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) Debt Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners, has provided ...

Downing exits hydro projects - - 2020-01-15

Investment manager Downing LLP has sold Nightjar Sustainable Power Limited and Guillemot Green Energy Limited, the final exits by its EIS funds from a serie...

You & Mrs Jones joins Good-Loop $1.6m seed round - - 2020-01-15

You & Mr Jones, the brandtech group founded by former Havas chief executive David Jones, has invested in ethical v...

Rovco receives £3.9 million from Foresight - - 2020-01-15

Foresight Group has invested £3.9 million investment into disruptive subsea surveying company Rovco Ltd....

YFM appoints Aaron Lowery as Investment Manager - - 2020-01-15

YFM Equity Partners has appointed Aaron Lowery as Investment Manager. Based in the Leeds office, Aaron will focus on supporting YFM’s new investment acti...

Great Point Media appoints Jamie Lowe as Head of Institutional Distribution - - 2020-01-14

Great Point Media, the London-based media and investment group, has appointed Jamie Lowe as Head of Institutional Distribution. Lowe will oversee the s...

Five tech startups launch per hour as business formations reach new record in 2019 - - 2020-01-14

More than five new tech startups launched every hour in 2019, contributing to a record 681,704 new business formations over the year – a 2.8% increase from 2018. These are some of the finding...

New research charts fund finance's progress from niche to mainstream - - 2020-01-14

Two-thirds (66%) of alternative investment professionals have a good understanding of the benefits of fund finance but cite negative perceptions among LPs as the biggest challenge to its wider adop...

Sale of Flowrite is Foresight's 3rd exit in 6 months - - 2020-01-14

Foresight Group has sold Flowrite Refrigeration Holdings Limited to ...

Sale of EIKON Group brings strong returns for YFM - - 2020-01-14

Funds advised by YFM Equity Partners, the specialist private equity fund manager, have banked a healthy return multiple of 2.25x within two years of their initial i...

Mixergy secures £3.6m investment from Foresight and Oxford Sciences Innovation - - 2020-01-13

Mixergy, the award-winning Oxford University cleantech spin-out company, has raised £3.6m in Series A financing to fuel its next stage of growth in de...

Abris Capital promotes three Directors to Partners - - 2020-01-13

Abris Capital Partners, the leading private equity investor in Central and Eastern Europe, has announced the promotion of Paulina Pietkiewicz (pictured),...

Half of UK and US firms predict a recession in 2020 while Chinese economy is set to grow - - 2020-01-13

Just under half of firms in the UK (46%) and US (45%) predict their country will go into recession in 2020, while the Chinese economy is expected to maintain a solid 6-7% growth rate, according to ...

Cowboy breaks records to become largest ever cleantech raise on Crowdcube at £3.7m - - 2020-01-13

Cowboy, the designdriven electric bike company, has hit an impressive £3.7 million with four days of its crowdfunding still t...

$200m investment to globalise corporate sustainability - - 2020-01-13

GP Bullhound, a leading technology advisory and investment firm, has acted as financial exclusive advisor to EcoVadis...

Livingbridge reinvests in Sykes Holiday Cottages - - 2020-01-10

Livingbridge is re-investing as a minority shareholder in Sykes Holiday Cottages, the UK’s leading in...

Ori Biotech announces a $9.4M seed round - - 2020-01-10

Ori Biotech Ltd, an innovator in Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) manufacturing, has successfully closed a $9.4M (£7M) seed round which will be used to bring ...

Calculus Capital generates 1.8x return on sale from Once Upon A TIme - - 2020-01-10

Calculus Capital has sold their investment in London-based marketing agency Once Upon a Time (OUAT) in a ...

London Business School & QVentures launch VC education programme - - 2020-01-10

London Business School (LBS) and QVentures, a leading private network for sophisticated investors, have launched an exclus...

IGF strengthens national presence with new commercial director - - 2020-01-10

Independent Growth Finance (IGF), a leading independent commercial finance provider, appoints ...

BGF celebrates growth in its Yorkshire and North East portfolio - - 2020-01-09

BGF has experienced a year of growth across its Yorkshire and North East portfolio, having invested £275m into 29 businesses to date to support the region&...

Blackfinch Invests in Innovative Fitness Technology Company Auro - - 2020-01-09

Blackfinch has invested c.£500,000 in London-based company ...

MiAlgae secures £1m from Equity Gap and Scottish Investment Bank - - 2020-01-09

Edinburgh-based biotech startup MiAlgae has received an investment of £1 million to focus on the commercialisation of its revolution...

Make-over for Coffi Co with Development Bank of Wales funding - - 2020-01-09

Coffi heads are enjoying a new experience in Cardiff Bay following a refurbishment and extension of Coffi Co’s Mermaid Quay store. ...

UK Tech accelerator BetaDen opens search for cohort 3.0 - - 2020-01-09

Worcestershire’s first-of-its kind technology accelerator is searching for its third cohort. BetaDen is now accepting applications for its 9-month ...

Angel CoFund leads £1.3m investment in data tech start up DPL - - 2020-01-08

DPL, the London-headquartered data tech start-up that enables clients to automate the application of artificial intelligence and behavioural science insights to impr...

Foresight backs Roxy Leisure's national expansion with £7.5 million investment - - 2020-01-08

Foresight Group has made a £7.5 million investment into Roxy Leisure Limited, a social entertainment bar group operating sites under the Roxy Ball R...

Livingbridge announces 2020 promotions - - 2020-01-08

  Livingbridge has announced a raft of promotions, including those of Amy Yateman-Smith and Dave Kirby to Partner.  These promotions fu...

Skylight IPV secures strategic investment from ETFS Capital - - 2020-01-08

Skylight IPV Limited, the experienced independent price verification company, has secured significant investment from ...

BGF tops £400m invested in Midlands - - 2020-01-08

BGF has now invested £411m into 50 businesses in the Midlands, with £57m of that total invested in the past 12 months in new investments and follow-o...

Silicon Valley Bank UK provides Icelolly with £2m in venture debt financing - - 2020-01-07

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank for innovative businesses, enterprises...

Infrastructure funds show strong performance, says eFront data - - 2020-01-07

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has published its latest research, showing that infrastruct...

Climate Change, big data and ethical supply chains will be key trends in 2020 says Bureau Veritas - - 2020-01-07

With 2020 expected to see major growth in compliance, leading testing, inspection and certification authority, Bureau Veritas, has revealed that a focus...

BGF tops £300m invested in the North West - - 2020-01-07

BGF’s North West team has now invested £311m across 34 businesses in the region with £59m of that total invested in the past 12 months. ...

BGF backed Direct Online Services announced £5 million investment - - 2020-01-06

Direct Online Services, the UK’s largest online retailer of kitchen worktops, has announced a record year of sales and profits, and a &poun...

Archangels Sells Critiqom Stake - - 2020-01-06

Scotland’s leading business angel investment group, Archangels, has sold its 25% shareholding in Bellshill-headquartered document outsourcing speci...

New owners for Lamphey Hall hotel after Development Bank of Wales support - - 2020-01-06

A popular hotel in a Pembrokeshire beauty spot has secured a bright new future after being bought by new owner Robert Jones and hotel manager Matthew Pugs...

Archangels heralds further year of support for Scottish businesses - - 2020-01-06

Edinburgh-based business angel investment syndicate, Archangels has recorded another active year of support for the Scottish tech and life sciences sector...

Development Bank of Wales supports Snowdrop Independent Living - - 2019-12-20

Snowdrop Independent Living has opened a new mobility aid showroom in Cardiff. Taking over Hearing and Mobility’s Cardiff bran...

Fresh ideas and new friends for 2020 - - 2019-12-20

During recent meetings with angel friends of mine, I discovered some common ground between them of  which I was previously unaware.  It seems that many angel investors are also pension fu...

Blackfinch launches Spring Venture Capital Trust - - 2019-12-20

Blackfinch Group has launched the Blackfinch Spring VCT, an investment portfolio of technology and technology-enabled companies, which have already raised ...

ABAKA completes $6.5 million Series A funding round - - 2019-12-20

ABAKA, the London-based digital retirement solutions provider, has completed its Series A funding round with a joint investment of $6.5 million from Thames Trust, ...

CurrentBody reaches £10m of funding from BGF and NVM - - 2019-12-20

CurrentBody, the online retail specialist for home-use beauty devices, has now reached £10m in funding with BGF this week joining NVM Private...

Juno Capital leads £500,000 investment in SaaS company Cyclr - - 2019-12-19

Young British SaaS company Cyclr has announced £0.5million of new investment, led by Juno Capital....

EDFI ElectriFI invests $8m in BEAM to scale energy access in emerging markets - - 2019-12-19

Bamboo Capital Partners, an impact investing platform, has announced that Elec...

Maven exits document management specialist Prime Document - - 2019-12-19

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active private equity houses, has made a profitable exit from Pr...

Birmingham-based Zipabout Limited secures £650,000 investment - - 2019-12-19

Birmingham-based Zipabout Limited has secured a £650,000 investment from the ...

The Climbing Hangar secures further investment from NVM - - 2019-12-19

NVM Private Equity has invested a further £3 million of growth capital into leading indoor climbing business ...

NVM backed Sorted hits £1 billion shipment milestone - - 2019-12-18

Sorted, the global delivery experience platform, is toasting a landmark year after the value of goods it has shipped to date reached the £1billion mark. ...

BGF expands North West team with new hire - - 2019-12-18

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, has appointed James Marshall to its Manchester investment team, covering the North We...

Octopus and Calculus provide growth funding to FISCAL Technologies - - 2019-12-18

Octopus Investments, part of Octopus Group, has led a £3.6 million funding round, alongside Calculus Cap...

British Business Investments commits up to £100m to Hermes GPE - - 2019-12-18

British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has made its second cornerstone commitment this year through its £500...

NNAISENSE Concludes Successful Series B Investment Round - - 2019-12-18

  NNAISENSE has concluded its Series B financing round, with a number of high-profile industrial partners having invested i...

Great Point Media secures $100m from US fund manager for new finance initiative - - 2019-12-17

Great Point Media, the London-based media and investment group and MC Credit Partners LP, the US based institutional...

Keensight Capital reinforces its team with new appointments - - 2019-12-17

Keensight Capital, one of the leading private equity managers dedicated to pan-European Growth Buyout investments, has appointed Amit Karna as S...

Foresight invests £2 million in innovative tech company Novosound - - 2019-12-17

Foresight Group has invested £2.0 million investment as part of a £3.3 million round into award-winning novel thin film ultrasound technolog...

Crowdcube doubles investment into overseas businesses in 2019 - - 2019-12-17

Crowdcube is announcing a record-breaking year for overseas businesses raising funds on Europe’s leading equity crowdfunding platform. Despite Brexit ...

OurCrowd joins international consortium to win incubator tender in New Zealand - - 2019-12-17

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UKI2S, Catapult and Jonathan Milner invest in Pencil Biosciences - - 2019-12-16

UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund UKI2S), ...

Riverside naturally completes another successful deal - - 2019-12-16

The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market, has invested in ...

Beauhurst's top 50 fintech start-up and scale-up companies - Jayshiv Rewal, Beauhurst - 2019-12-16

Financial technology, or fintech, is the buzzword on everyone’s lips that has continued to inspire conversation and innovation. But fintech is more than just a buzzwor...

Insight with The AIC's December Investment Company Compass - - 2019-12-16

The AIC's December edition of Compass looks at the election result, how the UK is the one ...

P2P bosses bullish about rule changes - - 2019-12-16

THE VAST majority of peer-to-peer lending platform executives feel optimistic about the new rules that came into effect this month and their ability to comply with them, an exclusive ...

Foresight breaks through 2GW of generating capacity - - 2019-12-13

Foresight Group, a leading infrastructure and private equity investment manager, continues its growth trajectory in renewable energy infrastructure, bre...

PinPoint raises £1m with support from Angel Investment Network - - 2019-12-13

HealthTech startup PinPoint Data Science has successfully raised over £1m as part of an early stage funding round, with support from ...

Kindred app raises £2 million in seed capital to transform influencer marketing - - 2019-12-13

  Kindred, a new platform that digitises word-of-mouth recommendations on social media, has raised £2.25 million in seed c...

Geospatial Insight project helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissons - - 2019-12-13

Funding from national SPRINT programme provides access to Earth Observation data analysis expertise from University of Leicester ...

Waracle receives £4.8m investment from BGF - - 2019-12-13

Waracle, one of the UK's largest mobile apps and digital products developers, has received a £4.8m investment from BGF, ...

Israeli PE firm Peregrine Ventures raises $115 million fourth fund - - 2019-12-12

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Intertrust survey reveals private equity leaders' market expectations for 2020 - - 2019-12-12

A survey by Intertrust reveals that 69% of CFOs and COOs expect levels of dry powder to increase next year with 31% predicting it will become slightly...

Top performing investment company sectors over 2019 - - 2019-12-12

The AIC has published its 2019 sector round-up.  Technology & Media was the top-performing investment company sec...

Foresight invests £1.6 million into smart hot water tank company Mixergy - - 2019-12-12

Foresight Group and Williams Advanced Engineering has made a £1.6 million investment into Oxford University spin-out ...

Ada Ventures closes flagship $34m fund to invest in overlooked founders - - 2019-12-12

Ada Ventures has raised a $34m (£27m) fund. At present, 92 in every 100 dollars invested in Europe goes to all male teams (1)...

Founder to Founder: Tips and tales from 100 Entrepreneurs and Investors - - 2019-12-11

The Invested Investor has released a new book, centred around the challenges entrepreneurs face along the start-up journey. Titled Founder to Founder...

The investment model is broken says Consilience Ventures CEO - Kevin Monserrat, Consilience Ventures - 2019-12-11

Kevin Monserrat of Consilience Ventures takes a critical look at the traditonal investment model Do you know venture cap...

Saranac Partners gives its predictions for 2020 - Robert Crowter-Jones, Saranac - 2019-12-11

Robert Crowter-Jones, Head of Private Equity at Saranac Partners gives his market update and 2020 predictions. This will be my l...

Maven leads £600,000 funding round in Intelligence Fusion - - 2019-12-11

Maven Capital Partners has led a £600,000 investment in military grade security and intelligence platform, ...

Are you the right person to join a start-up? - - 2019-12-11

The most important question you need to ask yourself when joining a start-up is why. Some people do it because they hate their current jobs. Some people do it because they want to get rich. Oth...

NVM invests in King Construction - - 2019-12-10

NVM Private Equity has invested £11.6m in supporting the management buy-out of Merseyside-based Knowsley Contractors Limited, trading as ...

Sturgeon Ventures comments on new FCA regime - - 2019-12-10

The Senior Managers & Certification Regime that has just come into effect is a positive step for the financial services industry – but its failure to include Appointed Representative Firm...

Livingbridge strengthens London team - - 2019-12-10

Mid-market private equity investor Livingbridge has appointed Mihir Patel and Joseph Evans as investment managers.  Mihir (picture...

WestBridge invests £12.8m in Aptus Utilities - - 2019-12-10

Aptus Utilities Limited, one of the UK’s leading providers of multi-utility services, has secured a £12.8m investment private equity fir...

Patrick Molyneux joins Silicon Valley trade delegation with Lord Mayor of London - - 2019-12-10

Manchester Investor and SME Advisor, Patrick Molyneux, has been invited on a trade delegation to San Francisco with the Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of the City of London (Alderman William Russe...

Invest but have no input is the best way for government funding to be a success - - 2019-12-09

Governments that invest in businesses, but then have no say on any decisions made by company managers, are much more likely to see their investments be a success, according to new research by ...

What do the 2020s have in store for the regions' businesses and investment? - Jenny Tooth, UKBAA - 2019-12-09

Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO of the UK Business Angels Association, provides commentary on this decade of devolution and what is next for SME investment.  ...

Shorter holds equal better performance for buyout funds says eFront - - 2019-12-09

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has published its latest ...

Field trials of Edete's pollination technology advance entry into California almond market - - 2019-12-09

Israeli agritech startup ...

AIPUT secures pre-let to expand its dnata City East air cargo facility at Heathrow - - 2019-12-09

Aberdeen Standard Investments’ AIPUT fund (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) has si...

Buy & Build activity in first half of 2019 reaches highest level for 20 years - - 2019-12-06

European Buy & Build activity in the first half of 2019 reach...

Invest Europe and the EIF unveil ground-breaking VC research - - 2019-12-06

Invest Europe has teamed up with the European Investment Fund (EIF), the EU’s leading venture capital (VC) invest...

Crescendo Venture Partners completes first closing of its new early stage Israeli VC Fund - - 2019-12-06

Tel-Aviv based venture capital firm ...

Seneca sells majority stake Rothband - - 2019-12-06

WSR Medical Solutions Limited (‘Rothband’), a specialist manufacturer and distributor of x-ray protective equipment for use in radiology environm...

DeckSender’s 2019 Gender Diversity in Investment report - - 2019-12-06

  DeckSender.com, the startup platform that aims to democratise access to investment has analysed the gender div...

UK Creative Content EIS Fund makes first investment in WonderhoodStudios - - 2019-12-05

The UK Creative Content EIS Fund, launched this summer by ...

Property investment platforms account for an average 30% of portfolios - - 2019-12-05

New regulations being introduced by the FCA later this year will restrict individual investors new to the property investment platform sector to investing a ma...

KALEAO closes $4.5m funding round - - 2019-12-05

KALEAO has become Bamboo Systems, a provider of transformative ARM server architecture designed to power the next generation of sustainable data centers....

James Ramsey joins Kuber as MD - - 2019-12-05

Kuber the pioneering alternative fund investment platform offering access to EIS, SEIS & BR portfolios and funds has appointed James Ramsay as MD a...

Female led-companies account for record 24% of fund raisings on Crowdcube - - 2019-12-05

Women-led companies have more success with Crowdcube’s crowdfunding platform than with any other method of equity financing. Out  of 760 UK start...

BGF-backed IFA forges ahead with DPF deal - - 2019-12-04

Sheffield-headquartered Independent Forgings & Alloys, one of the UK’s leading independent aerospace and industrial forgers, has acquired Don...

North East innovation network celebrates Award winners at VentureFest North East - - 2019-12-04

Hundreds of businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and experts descended on St James' Park, Newcastle last week for Venture...

SeedTribe relaunches as ‘UK impact hub’ - - 2019-12-04

Ethical investment platform SeedTribe has relaunched as a new UK-focused impact hub. The ...

Vacuum Furnace Engineering receives £1.5m from MEIF Maven Debt Finance - - 2019-12-04

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) Debt Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners, has provided Black Country b...

Esme Loans hits £100M of lending - - 2019-12-04

Esme Loans, the SME digital lender backed by NatWest, has achieved £100million of lending to UK SMEs. ...

Finance firms spend most on cyber security 2019 says Hiscox - - 2019-12-03

The prevalence and severity of cyber-attacks/breaches has damningly increased over the last few years. This year alone (2019), 55% of UK firms have alrea...

Charity Bank raises £5 m subordinated debt with the help of ClearlySo - - 2019-12-03

Charity Bank, the loans and savings bank owned by and committed to serving the social sector, has announced both the successful raise of nearly £5 milli...

NatWest and Moneypenny join forces to support UK small businesses - - 2019-12-03

NatWest is partnering with Moneypenny, the world’s largest and highest rated outsourced communicat...

Sunburnt grapes and bouncing stones - Caspar Bowes - 2019-12-03

Caspar Bowes of Bowes Wine investigates the 2018 vi...

Mercia acquires NVM's VCT business - - 2019-12-03

Mercia Asset Management has announced its intention to acquire the management of the three Northern Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs); Northern Venture Trust PLC, Northern 2 VCT PLC and Northern 3 VCT ...

Praetura Ventures leads XR Games' £1.5m funding round - - 2019-12-02

Independent games studio and virtual reality developer XR Games has secured a £1.5m funding round, led by ...

Tech Nation reveals the UK's top regional early-stage scaling tech companies - - 2019-12-02

Tech Nation, the UK’s leading network for ambitious tech entrepreneurs, has revealed the 33 regional winners of its nationwide competition. Rising Stars r...

Telling Architectural secures £750,000 loan from MEIF Maven Debt Finance - - 2019-12-02

  The Midlands Engine Investment Fund Debt Finance, managed by ...

Iotic raises £6.5 million to drive growth of Digital Twin Technology - - 2019-12-02

Iotic has secured investment of €7.5million to accelerate growth and meet increasing demand for its pioneering digital twin technology. Iotic enables e...

9 startups driving the green revolution according to Beauhurst - - 2019-12-02

With the general election fast approaching, the UK's major political parties have now launched their manifestos. For the first time, policies around the environment and climate change have been pla...

Has Brexit made us forget SMEs? - - 2019-11-29

With all the uncertainty around Brexit, and the General Election, business leaders can be forgiven for wanting to hang up their gloves and taking December off....

MMC backs Belfast-based Cloudsmith in £2.1m seed round - - 2019-11-29

MMC Ventures has backed Cloudsmith as the team build for the next stage of software development. Cloudsmith’s Softwar...

ClearlySo helps MyKindaFuture secure £2.75 million - - 2019-11-29

ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank, has helped MyKindaFuture, the leading expert in ...

Gresham House Renewable Energy VCTs invest in bio-bean - - 2019-11-29

Gresham House Renewable Energy VCT 1 plc and Gresham House Renewable Energy VCT 2 plc have made a new investment of £1.2 million...

Closing the gap between small, medium and large enterprises in Wales - - 2019-11-29

Economic Intelligence Wales has published its latest report on medium-sized firms and Welsh busi...

EBAN publishes Fiscal Incentives and Co-Investment Compendiums - - 2019-11-28

EBAN, th...

Linton Hydro raises £3.3 million on Triodos - - 2019-11-28

Linton Hydro Ltd has successfully raised £3.3 million through the Triodos impact investment cr...

Octopus Ventures leads £17 million funding for Trouva - - 2019-11-28

Trouva, the online destination for unique products from the best curators around the world, today announces it has raised £17 million in further inv...

New fund to help businesses failed by banks - - 2019-11-28

A new ethical loan fund has been launched to help grow businesses who find accessing finance difficult has been warmly welcomed by the FSB as a way of disrupting the market. The fund, deliv...

BGF welcomes the establishment of the Australian Business Growth Fund - - 2019-11-28

BGF has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement to establish an Australian Business Growth Fund that will help boost the growth of small and medi...

MJ Hudson shines a light on VCTs in its new report - - 2019-11-27

MJ Hudson Allenbridge has publishd the inaugural edition of its ...

Q3 2019 is strongest on record for European venture capital - - 2019-11-27

European venture capital activity saw €5.9 billion invested across 296 rounds during the third quarter of 2019, the strongest quarter on record according to research by ...

Blackfinch invests in Movebubble - - 2019-11-27

Blackfinch has invested in London-based company Movebubble, founded in 2014. Movebubble offers an app that lists prop...

Venture capital will propel greater innovation to resolve climate change - - 2019-11-27

The UK Business Angels Association is hosting its annual Future Forward event to highlight some of the key ...

UK investors rally to traditional assets amidst political uncertainty - - 2019-11-27

UK investors are turning to traditional assets as a result of the political uncertainty currently facing the country, new research from ...

Foresight Capital Management reaches £500 million FUM in under two years - - 2019-11-26

  Foresight Group's award-winning Foresight Capital Management Team has raised £500 milli...

IW Capital announces £2 million investment in Impact Recycling - - 2019-11-26

  IW Capital has invested £2 million in Impact Recycling Limited. The investment will be used a...

On the 25th anniversary of VCTs Wealth Club examines VCT returns and looks to the future - - 2019-11-26

On 29th November 1994 Kenneth Clarke, the then Chancellor, announced in his Budget “an imaginative set of measures aimed at generating equity inves...

Castle Corporate Finance scaling new heights - - 2019-11-26

Independently owned corporate finance adviser, Castle Corporate Finance, is a proud sponsor of the Scale-Up category at the Lloyds National Business Awards. Cast...

Funds: Where have all the SEIS flowers gone? - - 2019-11-26

On doing my 2018/19 tax return I sensed that the number of SEIS investments was lower than previous years and the proportion of EIS had grown. Was this true? Apart from the fact that the SEIS allow...

Founder of Funding Focus calls for greater scrutiny of investment diversity - - 2019-11-25

Financier and author David Horne will launch the first Funding Focus Conference on 25 November at the London Sto...

Crayfish.io Accelerator funding increases five-fold with second anchor investor DBI - - 2019-11-25

After only two months since launching, the ‘China-ready’ investment programme for UK and European companies increases by $3 million (£2.330 million), opening up new market segment...

Croud secures £30 million investment from LDC - - 2019-11-25

GP Bullhound acted as exclusive financial advisor to Croud on a £30 million minority investment from private equity...

ScaleUp Group arranges £8m+ funding for Active Navigation - - 2019-11-25

ScaleUp Group has supported exclusively its client Active Navigation, a leader in Data Privacy & Governance...

Ex-Stanhope trio launch Eighteen48 Partners with $600m - - 2019-11-25

  Co-founders Julien Sevaux and Tarek AbuZayyad have launched Eighteen48 Partners, a research-led private investment office addressing the nee...

Beechbrook Capital’s Ireland SME fund completes first investment - - 2019-11-22

Beechbrook Capital, the leading SME private debt fund lender, has appointed Conor Molloy as chairman of its new Irish SME fund which has made its fir...

The State of European Tech - Russ Shaw, Tech London Advocates - 2019-11-22

Following the release of the latest Atomico report looking at The State of European Tech, Russ Shaw, founder of ...

Startup Funding Club leads £250k seed round for Ember - - 2019-11-22

Startup Funding Club has led a £250,000 seed round into fintech company Ember. The accounting software startu...

MBO of Professional Music Technology backed by YFM completes - - 2019-11-22

The Management team of Professional Music Technology has completed a Management Buyout of the business, with financing provided by ...

Celonis raises $290 million - - 2019-11-22

Celonis, the market leader in AI-enhanced Process Mining and Process ...

ABN AMRO Digital Impact Fund doubles to EUR 100m - - 2019-11-21

ABN AMRO's Digital Impact Fund (DIF) has doubled its assets under management from EUR 50 million to EUR 100 million and will continue its activit...

Capitolis secures $40 million in financing from Spark Capital and SVB Capital - - 2019-11-21

Capitolis, the innovative FinTech company reimagining and reshaping how the global capital markets operate, has announced the successful completion of its S...

SVC2UK 2019 announces UK's top 70 scale ups - - 2019-11-21

Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK) has revealed its annual list ...

Resonance wins Impact Investment Award for new product launch for second year running - - 2019-11-21

  Social impact investment company Resonance has won the Impact Inv...

Rory Stewart, Nick Jenkins and Henry Blofeld headline at 10th VCT & EIS Investor Forum - - 2019-11-21

Rory Stewart, Nick Jenkins and Henry Blofeld are amongst the top speakers at today's VCT & EIS Investor Forum at the Leonardo Royal Hote...

Maven makes two new hires as it surpasses over 40 SMEs supported with NPIF investment - - 2019-11-20

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s leading SME finance providers, has strengthened its portfolio team with the appointment of Simon Robb and Ben Greg...

New Albion Real Assets Fund announces first close of fundraising - - 2019-11-20

Albion Capital, the leading independent investment manager, has announced the first close of its new asset-backed private equity fund, Albion Real Assets F...

Use of EIS consistent among financial advisers despite rule changes - - 2019-11-20

A survey of financial advisers1 on Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) has found that the level of use has been consistent despite concern that rule changes brought in by the government ...

Foresight makes c.2x return in 3 years on sale of Idio Ltd to Episerver Inc - - 2019-11-20

Foresight Group LLP, a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, has announced the successful sale of ...

LEGO and Harvard amongst world-class leaders helping Scottish SMEs to grow - - 2019-11-20

World-class leaders from LEGO and Harvard Kennedy School will join over 700 delegates from the Scottish SME commu...

Headstart, the AI startup battling bias, closes $7m and signs Accenture in the US - - 2019-11-19

Headstart, the HR tech company using data science to remove bias when hiring, has announced a $7million seed investment round, led by ...

Tregroes Waffles ramps up production - - 2019-11-19

  A six-figure investment from the Development Bank of Wales will enable a waffle company to expand its current productio...

Ad-Lib raises $6million to disrupt digital ad creative production with AI-driven platform - - 2019-11-19

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Kresse Wesling, MBE, to introduce North East Innovation Awards - - 2019-11-19

The shortlist for the North East Innovation Awards has been announced.  The North East Innovation Awar...

The best of British business celebrated at glittering national prize giving reception - - 2019-11-19

  Sixteen coveted trophies covering every aspect of business life have been presented to the winners of the 18th ...

Secondary investment activity is on course for a record year, says Unigestion report - - 2019-11-18

Paul Newsome, Head of Investment Solutions - Private Equity at Unigestion offers his market insights in the secondary market. ...

Calculus appoints new Portfolio Director - - 2019-11-18

Calculus Capital has appointed Dominic Harris as Portfolio Management Director. Harris was previously an Investment Director at Valtegra, a private eq...

Snaffling Pig secures investment From Henley Business Angels - - 2019-11-18

Snaffling Pig, the UK’s leading pork-based snack business, has received investment from multiple Henley Business Angels members, who contributed ...

ScaleUp Institute appoints Adam Hale as Chair - - 2019-11-18

The ScaleUp Institute has appointed successful scaleup entrepreneur Adam Hale as its new Chair. He takes over from Sherry Coutu, co-founder...

Envestors company Ebury sells a majority stake to Santander for £350m - - 2019-11-18

Envestors has announced that the banking giant Santander has acquired a 50.1% controlling stake in Ebury for £350m. This has provided several member...

SharpCloud closes £4.5m Series A round from YFM - - 2019-11-15

Funds advised by YFM Equity Partners, the specialist private equity fund manager, have backed a £4.5m investment into Sha...

Snowplow Analytics raises £4 million Series A funding - - 2019-11-15

Snowplow Analytics, the company that helps businesses to collect and own their customer data, has closed a £4m fun...

InnoEnergy launches call for sustainable start-ups - - 2019-11-15

EIT InnoEnergy, the world’s largest sustainable energy accelerator, has issued its first ever global ...

Teysha Technologies raises £1.2m supported by Angel Investment Network - - 2019-11-15

Bioplastics company Teysha Technologies has successfully raised £1.2m of investment, supported by A...

Beauhurst Scale Up Index 2019 - - 2019-11-15

Beauhurst this week launched The Scaleup Index 2019. This report, in partnership with The ScaleUp Institute, examines the 5,456 unique visible scaleup bus...

Foresight invests £749k into University of Nottingham spin-out Promethean Particles - - 2019-11-14

Foresight Group has made a £749,000 growth capital investment into Promethean Particles Limited...

Freshworks secures $150m funding led by Sequoia - - 2019-11-14

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SMEs hoarding record levels of cash amid Brexit turmoil - - 2019-11-14

UK small and medium-sized businesses are holding record levels of cash as uncertainty surrounding Brexit persists – and it is costing them billions of pounds a year, new analysis reveals....

DSW Angels backs e-commerce platform Shopblocks as part of £500k funding - - 2019-11-14

Shopblocks has raised funding from the Greater Manchester Combined Authori...

CapitalRise secures £1 million from Revolt Ventures - - 2019-11-14

CapitalRise, the prime property investment platform, has secured the backing of ...

Biotherapy secures £3 million investment from Foresight - - 2019-11-13

Foresight Group has made a £3.0 million investment into Biotherapy Services Limited, a biopharmaceut...

Oneskee secures six-figure investment from Midven MEIF fund - - 2019-11-13

Warwickshire-based Oneskee has secured a six-figure investment from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), Equity Financ...

Keensight Capital to acquire a majority stake in Sogelink - - 2019-11-13

Keensight Capital, one of the leading private equity managers dedicated to pan-European Growth Buyout investment, along with ...

Balderton new $400m fund to support European founders - - 2019-11-13

Balderton is launching the fund against a backdrop of unprecedented momentum within the European tech ecosystem. The number of Series A rounds in Eu...

Visionable raises £9.1m as it looks to the future of healthcare communication - - 2019-11-13

Visionable, the healthcare technology company providing a single video collaboration platform that enables clinicia...

Angular Ventures closes $41m seed fund for European and Israeli startups - - 2019-11-12

Angular Ventures has closed its debut fund at $41M for early-stage deep technology enterprise companies with global expansion plans based in Europe an...

Livingbridge strengthens London team with two senior hires - - 2019-11-12

Livingbridge, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors, has appointmened Rebecca Osman as investment director and Nick Mann...

Octopus Ventures report highlights untapped potential in UK universities - - 2019-11-12

Octopus Ventures, part of Octopus Group and one of the largest VCs in Europe, has released a new in-depth study identifying the universities that are...

BGF invests further £11m into Molson - - 2019-11-12

BGF has invested a further £11m into Molson Group, the UK’s largest independent distributor of capital eq...

Matt McLoughlin joins Foresight to support the £100 million Foresight East of England Fund - - 2019-11-12

Foresight Group, a leading independent private equity and infrastructure investment manager, has appointed Matt McLoughlin to join the Private Equity Tea...

New executive appointed as WestBridge growth continues - - 2019-11-11

Private equity house WestBridge has further expanded its team with the appointment of Rebecca Sinclair as Investment Executive. ...

43% of female angel investors are eyeing up exits in 2020 says HBAN survey - - 2019-11-11

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and an initi...

Bolt launches UK environmental impact fund - - 2019-11-11

Bolt, the leading European on-demand transportation platform, has launched a dedicated environmental impact fund with seed capital of €10 million aimed at init...

Sepio Systems raises $6.5m led by Hanaco Ventures and Merlin Ventures - - 2019-11-11

US and Israel-based cybersecurity company ...

Optune reaches first close of seed round - - 2019-11-11

Swiss startup Optune has successfully closed the first close of its seed rounds with Bexio founder Stefan Brunner and a UK family office, as well as with e...

Silicon Valley Bank Expands into Denmark - - 2019-11-08

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world’s most innovative businesses and their investors, today announced that it has established a presenc...

Gap year: SMEs estimate filling the skills gap will cost £160m in next year - - 2019-11-08

The average small and medium-sized business (SME) in the UK estimates that it will spend £160,000 to fill the skills gap in their organisation in the next 12 months, according to recrui...

Bristol-based cyber security training platform Immersive Labs raises $40m Series B - - 2019-11-08

Immersive Labs, the world’s first fully interactive, on-demand and gamified cyber skil...

University of Birmingham spin-out Linear Diagnostics secures £2m for diagnostic technology - - 2019-11-08

Birmingham-based Linear Diagnostics Limited (LDL) has secured £2m of investment from MEIF and othe...

Swansea based Medical Connections completes management buy-out - - 2019-11-08

Swansea based Medical Connections Limited has successfully completed a management buy-out. The medical imaging so...

GP Bullhound advises on major Jellyfish-Fimalac deal - - 2019-11-07

GP Bullhound acted as exclusive financial advisor to Jellyfish on the strategic investment by ...

Santander buys majority stake in UK fintech Ebury - - 2019-11-07

Santander has bought a majority stake in UK-based Fintech company Ebury for £350m. The bank now holds 50.1 pe...

Flarin Holdings completes first round of fundraising for revolutionary drug - - 2019-11-07

Flarin Holdings Limited has completed its first round of fund-raising by IW Capital. Flarin Holdings was recently demerg...

The Expansion of a Grapey Universe - Caspar Bowes, Bowes Wine - 2019-11-07

  Thoughts from Caspar Bowes of Bowes Wine about the ever-expanding universe of grape varieties ...

Foresight opens George Street office in Edinburgh - - 2019-11-07

Foresight Group LLP has opened its fifth regional UK office, located in historic George Street in Edinburgh.   ...

WestBridge continues growth with new appointment - - 2019-11-06

  PRIVATE equity house WestBridge has further expanded its team with the appointment of Rebecca Sinclair as Investment Exec...

BGF exits Thames Technology - - 2019-11-06

  BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, has exited its investment ...

Agritask secures $8.5M in round led by the InsuResilience Investment Fund - - 2019-11-06

  Israeli precision agriculture startup Agritask, which has been operating in bootstrap mode till recently, has completed an $...

Oxford University biotech spin-out raises over £2M to combat resistance to antibiotics - - 2019-11-06

Oxford Drug Design Limited (ODD), a biotechnology company with a proprietary computational and machine learning platform...

Wealth managers are turning away more clients who fall below minimum investment thresholds - - 2019-11-06

  New research from Nucoro, a B2B fintech providing Wealth Management as a Service Solutions, reveals 57% of wealth managers are hav...

UK finance experts remain optimistic despite uncertainty surrounding Brexit says report - - 2019-11-05

  New data from leading global insights platform, Atheneum, has revealed that only one in four ...

Tracey Davidson appointed Deputy CEO of Handelsbanken plc and Chairman of Heartwood - - 2019-11-05

Tracey Davidson has been appointed to the new role of Deputy CEO of Handelsbanken plc, Heartwo...

Mafic wins SPRINT grant to develop data communication devices - - 2019-11-05

Mafic, an innovative information company based at the Surrey Technology Centre near Guildford, has won a grant from the national ...

Record-breaking month for Investment Company fundraising - - 2019-11-05

  A total of £1.28 billion was raised in October through secondary fundraisings by investment companies, marking an all-time record fo...

Medopad secures $25m funding for ambitious digital medicine innovations - - 2019-11-05

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VC ecosystem is robust against market uncertainty says Silicon Valley Bank report - - 2019-11-04

Despite a cloudy global economic outlook and rising political uncertainty, the venture ecosystem remains robust, according to Silicon Valley Bank’s latest ...

Forecast raises funds to bring AI to project management - - 2019-11-04

Copenhagen-based ...

YFM backs MBO of Professional Music Technology - - 2019-11-04

The Management team of Professional Music Technology has completed a Management Buyout of the business, with financing provided by ...

Equity Crowdfunding: Is investing in a Fund better than investing in individual companies? - - 2019-11-04

My first six articles looked at my experience of investing in individual companies; one of the conclusions I had come to was that, at least for the passive investor, the right strategy is to divers...

Cervest secures £3.7m to fund platform to forecast the impact of climate change - - 2019-11-04

Cervest, the leader in Earth Science AI, has closed a £3.7m investment round to fund the launch of a revolutionary real-time, climate forecasting platf...

Real estate professionals have positive outlook on the secured property debt market - - 2019-11-01

Some 63% of real estate professionals believe the secured property debt market is currently attractive for investors.* The research*, commissioned by secured property lend...

DSW Angels adds to its team to support national expansion - - 2019-11-01

Dow Schofield Watts Angels, the business angel network, has expanded its team with the appointment of Ellie Boardman as Investment Executive. ...

British Business Investments gives £15m funding to PCF Bank - - 2019-11-01

British Business Investments (BBI), a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has announced...

Tech specialists boost Development Bank of Wales team - - 2019-11-01

Life has gone full-circle for technology venture investment specialist Mike Bakewell who has joined the Development Bank of Wales. ...

CorrosionRADAR raises £1 million from Mercia managed MEIF - - 2019-11-01

CorrosionRADAR, a Midlands business that has found a way to detect corrosion and prevent leaks in assets such as pipelines through a network of remote ...

Jessica Bartos joins AlbionVC as Investment Manager - - 2019-10-31

  AlbionVC, the technology investment arm of Albion Capital, has appointed Jessica Bartos as an investment manager....

Seven Stories set to drive innovation at VentureFest North East - - 2019-10-31

Next month’s flagship innovation conference, VentureFest North East will bring over 800 businesses together to hear from a we...

MEIF Debt Finance provides Sleaford Building Services with a £750,000 funding package - - 2019-10-31

Midlands Engine Investment Fund Debt Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners, has provided ...

Credit experts TotallyMoney secure £5 million growth funding from Silicon Valley Bank - - 2019-10-31

TotallyMoney has announced new growth funding from Silicon Valley Bank that will provide the credit experts with an ...

Keith Morgan to stand down as Chief Executive of the British Business Bank at the end of 2020 - - 2019-10-31

Keith Morgan has announced that he will be standing down from the role of Chief Executive of the Government-owned ...

Cariad Hair turns heads with £7,000 fast-track loan - - 2019-10-30

  A Cardiff-based business owner has been able to revamp his hair salon and expand chair rental opportunities for other stylists thanks to a micro loan from the ...

va-Q-tec’s Founder and CEO is awarded Entrepreneur of the Year - - 2019-10-30

va-Q-tec AG, the pioneer in highly efficient vacuum insulation products and solutions in the thermal insulation and TempChain logistics has announced that the ...

NatWest’s asset finance division Lombard launches instant agreement tool - - 2019-10-30

NatWest’s asset finance arm, Lombard, has launched a new digital service that allows businesses to receive instant agreement to f...

Research reveals only 55% of Wealth Managers will survive if they don’t digitally innovate - - 2019-10-30

  New research (1) from Nucoro, a B2B fintech providing Wealth Management as a Service solutions, reveals wealth managers...

BGF exits investment in 3sun Group - - 2019-10-30

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, has exited its investment in 3sun Group L...

BGF backs menswear brand SPOKE - - 2019-10-29

  SPOKE, the fast-growing direct to consumer menswear brand, has raised £8.5m of new equity cap...

Olympic skier glides into new role at Par Equity - - 2019-10-29

Par Equity, the leading Scottish EIS Fund Manager, has appointed former Olympic skier Andrew Noble as a Partner. A serial angel investor in technolo...

Leading eCommerce platform receives substantial investment from Midven - - 2019-10-29

Specialist eCommerce platform Online Poundshop Ltd has secured ...

Impel Healthcare Catalysts announces first deal - - 2019-10-29

  New investment company Impel Healthcare Catalysts has announced its first deal by acquiring a majority stake in pioneering ostomy company...

Aston Lark announces acquisition of Protean Risk - - 2019-10-29

Aston Lark has acquired Lloyd's broker Protean Risk, a specialist Lloyd’s insurance broker focusing on the ...

BGF supports Hydrock in acquisition of MRB Consulting Engineers - - 2019-10-28

Engineering design consultancy Hydrock has announced its acquisition of Yorkshire-based MRB Consulting Engineers, as the...

GP Bullhound invests $10m in RavenPack - - 2019-10-28

GP Bullhound has invested $10 million in RavenPack, a leading provider of alternative data and insights for finan...

Maven launches investment bond to boost UK property market - - 2019-10-28

An innovative new investment vehicle to provide funds to support UK property deals – commercial and residential – has been launched by one of the UK’s leading private equity firms...

European VC deal value at record levels says KPMG Q2 2019 Venture Pulse Report for Europe - - 2019-10-28

KPMG's Q2 Enterprise Venture Pulse report for 2019 has been published and shows European VC de...

British Robotics Scale-Up Fund due to close soon - - 2019-10-28

Launched by Britbots earlier in 2019, the British Robotics Scale-Up Fund is soon to close, rai...

What makes a legendary leader? - - 2019-10-25

Sukhendu Pal has worked with some of the iconic leaders of our generation.  In this interview he talks about the unique qualities of these legend...

Employment landscape more attuned to the needs of working parents - - 2019-10-25

Matt Weston, Managing Director of Robert Half UK, looks at the latest ONS Families and the Labour Market stati...

Q3 2019 Equity investment market update from Beauhurst - - 2019-10-25

The latest data on equity investment trends in the UK. ...

Creative England launches landmark fund for the UK’s creative SMEs - - 2019-10-25

Creative England will inject £24million of growth finance into the creative industries.  The scale-up finance will be...

Scale-ups turn to crowdfunding to give customers a stake in their business - Victoria Maby, Envestors - 2019-10-25

Victoria Maby of Envestors looks at the wider effects of Crowdfunding Data from our survey of 200 scale-ups reveals that one of the driv...

OpenLegacy expands with Hong Kong office funded by Silverhorn - - 2019-10-24

OpenL...

UK VC returns comparable with those in US says British Business Bank research - - 2019-10-24

Latest market analysis from the British Business Bank finds that, contrary to widespread misperceptions, UK Venture Capital produces similar re...

Two thirds of UK venture capital firms have no women at all in senior investment positions - - 2019-10-24

63% of UK venture capital firms have no women at all in senior investment positions, according to a report released in Diversity VC back in July. m...

Top 6 Ideal Workplace Benefits for SME's - - 2019-10-24

  In a time when we’re struggling to give pay rises or bonuses more employers are investing in employee benefits to encourage retention and loyalty as well as maintaining a...

Upstream Security closes $30m series B investment from alliance ventures - - 2019-10-24

Cybersecurity company for connected vehicles Upstream Security has announced that a prominent syndicate of investors, including some of the world’s la...

Disperse raises $15 million led by Northzone - - 2019-10-23

  Disperse, the leader in AI-powered construction transformation systems, has raised $15 million of...

The six girls leading a new generation of entrepreneurs: born this millennium - - 2019-10-23

Children are naturally creative, but these entrepreneurs capitalised on their ideas by creating huge businesses from scratch. Comparethemarket.com ha...

Foresight leads £4.2m investment in 3D printing company AMT - - 2019-10-23

  Foresight Group has made its thirteenth investment from the Foresight Williams Technology EI...

Private Markets are on the rise among Wealth Managers says Delio report - - 2019-10-23

  The conversation on private markets is changing among Wealth Managers, according to a recent report by Delio. ...

Ex-Crawford execs launch healthcare investment company - - 2019-10-23

  Healthcare entrepreneurs Richard Anderson and Spencer Kerry have launched Impel Healthcare Catalysts, an investment company designed to be...

Successful crowdfund powers Abodoo’s UK market expansion - - 2019-10-22

SmartWorking startup Abodoo is set to accelerate its UK expansion following a successful crowdfund. The Co. Wexford based business, on a mission to change the ...

Private equity fund performance dips in 2019 - - 2019-10-22

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has published its latest Quarterly Private Equity Performance re...

Maven leads £5.3 million investment in e-commerce platform E-Fundamentals - - 2019-10-22

Maven Capital Partners has led a £5.3 million funding round in E-Fundamentals, a leading eCommerce insights platform....

Speechmatics raises £6.35 million from AlbionVC to fund global expansion - - 2019-10-22

Speechmatics, the leader in machine learning and automatic speech recognition, has raised £6.35m in Seri...

Beechbrook strengthens UK team and completes another investment - - 2019-10-22

Beechbrook Capital has appointed Paul Whitehouse as investment director to head up deal origination and execution activity across the Midlands. With o...

Rebel Book Club exceeds £100,000 crowdfunding target - - 2019-10-21

An international non-fiction book club aimed at open minded thinkers has not only reached, but exceeded its £100,000 crowdfunding target as they continue on their journey to grow the existing...

British Patient Capital commits £334 million in its first year - - 2019-10-21

British Patient Capital has established itself as a major player in UK venture and venture growth markets after investing in 12 funds with...

Amadeus leads Nu Quantum's £650,000 pre-seed funding - - 2019-10-21

Nu Quantum, a quantum photonics company, has completed a £650,000 pre-seed investment round. The over-subscribed round was led by ...

Idinvest closes its third Digital Fund at €350 million - - 2019-10-21

Idinvest Partners, a leading investor in SMEs across Europe, has announced the final closing of its third digital fund at €350m, having surpasse...

Luminous Group raises £400,000 from Mercia for food safety software - - 2019-10-21

Luminous Group, the Newcastle company which is one of the UK’s leading mixed reality experts, has raised over £400,000 to support the laun...

Livingbridge raises over £330 million to invest in UK SMEs - - 2019-10-18

Livingbridge has closed its Livingbridge Enterprise 3 fund with total capital commitments of £334m, an increase of 50% on its predecessor fund, Liv...

Minit raises €7 million in Series A round led by Target Global - - 2019-10-18

Process Mining software provider Minit has raised €7 million in a Series A funding round, led by ...

Ingenious backs AI pioneer to help combat global food waste - - 2019-10-18

Ingenious's Infrastructure Ventures EIS Service has invested in ...

ProFinda receives £1 million Nesta investment - - 2019-10-18

  ProFinda has received £1 million of funding from Nesta I...

AI tipped to revolutionise marketing sector which attracted $2.5bn investment in 2018 - - 2019-10-17

Unprecedented volumes of data and advances in AI are transforming the marketing services industry, according to a report released today by leading technology advisory and investment firm ...

New ‘eyes in the skies’ as med-tech firm secures investment to scale in-flight medical monitoring - - 2019-10-17

MIME Technologies, a med-tech spin-out from the University of Aberdeen, has raised a combined £255,00...

Clive Gillmore donates £3m to University of Warwick for Fintech research centre - - 2019-10-17

The University of Warwick has received one of its largest donations from an individual to establish a new Fintech research centre. The £3 million d...

SharpCloud closes £4.5m Series A round from YFM Equity Partners - - 2019-10-17

YFM Equity Partners has backed a £4.5m investment into SharpCloud Software Limited to support the continued growth and...

Idinvest appoints new managing partners - - 2019-10-17

Idinvest Partners, a leading investor in SMEs across Europe, has appointed Sylviane Guyonnet, COO of Idinvest, and Eric Gallerne, Co-Head of Private Debt Stra...

VentureFest North East 2019 announces speaker line-up - - 2019-10-17

A wealth of local, national and global experts in innovation will come together in central Newcastle next month with the aim of inspiring over 800 busine...

Triple Point appoints Jennifer Ockwell as Partner and Head of Institutional Sales - - 2019-10-16

Triple Point has appointed Jennifer Ockwell as Partner and Head of Institutional Sales. Jennifer’s career spans over 20 years in the ...

Renewable energy tech startup Sennen secures investment from Sustainable Accelerator - - 2019-10-16

Technology company, Sennen, whose software increases the reliability and productivity achieved by renewable energy owners, has secured financial backing from i...

Latest Guernsey Green Fund focuses on onshore wind farms - - 2019-10-16

A new Guernsey Green Fund has been launched backing the wind farm sector in the UK and Ireland.  Resonanc...

Maven Capital Partners leads £4m funding round in Relative Insight - - 2019-10-16

Maven Capital Partners has led a £4 million investment in language understanding business, Relative Insight Ltd...

British Business Investments announces full year results to 31 March 2019 - - 2019-10-16

British Business Investments, a wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of British Business Bank plc, the UK’s national economic development bank, has publish...

Apadmi Ventures invests in childcare startup studentnannies.com - - 2019-10-15

Apadmi Ventures has invested in studentnannies.com, an innovative new childcare platform...

Eric de Montgolfier appointed as CEO of Invest Europe - - 2019-10-15

Invest Europe has appointed Eric de Montgolfier as new CEO to lead the world’s largest association of private capital providers and investors. ...

Cambridge medtech firm raises $16m Series A to advance life-saving cell therapies - - 2019-10-15

Mogrify Ltd, a UK company aiming to transform the development of life-saving cell therapies, has announced the...

Livingbridge welcomes three new investment managers - - 2019-10-15

Livingbridge has appointed Andy Harrington, Robyn Smith and Tom Smith as investment managers, alongside two further hires in the business.  ...

BGF exits investment in landscaping company TCL - - 2019-10-15

BGF has successfully exited its investment in landscaping and grounds maintenance company, TCL Group. TCL has been...

Browne Jacobson advises Impala as it secures $11m funding - - 2019-10-14

Browne Jacobson’s corporate finance team has advised Impala on its successful $11 million investment round....

Deutsche Handelsbank’s new management fosters further growth - - 2019-10-14

Deutsche Handelsbank has welcomed Jens Munk and Dr. Frank Schlaberg as Co-CEOs and plans to accelerate its growth.  Jens Munk (52) and Dr. Fran...

Livingbridge invests £15 million in Nationwide Hire - - 2019-10-14

Livingbridge, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors, has made a £15 million investment in ...

Ashfords strengthens Financial Services and FinTech teams - - 2019-10-14

Law firm Ashfords LLP has bolstered its Financial Services team with the hire of Legal Director Cynthia Ma. Cynthia joined the firm’s London off...

Balderton leads Rahko's £1.3m seed round - - 2019-10-14

Quantum machine learning company Rahko has raised a £1.3m (USD1.6) seed round led by Balderton Capital, Europe’s...

MJ Hudson partners with Harlequins Women - - 2019-10-11

MJ Hudson has signed for a multi-year sponsorship of Harlequins. The firm is the first official partner of Harlequins Women, which currently c...

£2 million funding for the third sector in Wales - - 2019-10-11

Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and Landsker Business Solutions have been appointed by the Development Bank...

Share of funding to women-led firms doubles in less than a decade - - 2019-10-11

A report from the Female Founders Forum – with a foreword from Rt Hon Liz Truss MP – reveals that while th...

Join Capital and EQT invest $7.7m in Codacy - - 2019-10-11

Codacy, the Lisbon-based startup whose platform automates and standardizes software quality to...

IW Capital launches EIS portfolio service - - 2019-10-11

IW Capital has launched their innovative new EIS Portfolio Service, allowing access to investment into the UK’s wealth of high-growth SMEs through the E...

BGF bolsters its Cardiff team with new investor - - 2019-10-10

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, has appointed Hannah Waters as an investor in its Cardiff office. Hannah join...

Mum's skincare company wins £45K Development Bank of Wales loan - - 2019-10-10

When George Jones' son developed terrible eczema as a child, she was unable to find any products that didn't aggravate his condition so she set out to create her own by launching ...

Moorgate Benchmarks secures strategic investment from ETFS Capital - - 2019-10-10

Moorgate Benchmarks, the index company driving change, has closed its Series A funding round, securing a significant investment from ...

Blend Network completes largest deal to date and reaches £3m Midlands lending milestone - - 2019-10-10

BLEND Network, a leading property investment platform specialising in funding low-cost, accessible housing developments outside of London has announced its l...

Par Equity pours £800,000 into innovative pipe repair business - - 2019-10-10

Par Equity has concluded an £800k investment in Kibosh Ltd, designer of the world’s fastest leaking-...

Angel Investment Network reports strong annual revenue growth - - 2019-10-10

Angel Investment Network (AIN), the world’s largest online angel investment platform, has announced strong growth, with annual revenues...

The future of media investment: interview with Great Point's Dan Perkins - - 2019-10-09

On the first birthday of the Great Point Ventures (EIS) Fund, we spoke to Da...

Inflexion acquires Pharmaspectra in MBO - - 2019-10-09

Inflexion Private Equity has agreed to acquire Pharmaspectra, a leading global provider of medical affairs data to...

Winners of 2019 Investor Allstars announced - - 2019-10-09

The winners of the 17th annual Investor Allstars Awards were revealed last Thursday, at an award...

Food-Tech Start-up Vertical Future completes £4m seed round - - 2019-10-09

Vertical Future, a London-based food technology company, announced the completion of its Seed Round, raising £4m of equity finance, with further ...

Tutorful ‘Best in Class’ with new investment from NVM - - 2019-10-09

Tutorful, a platform that connects students with tutors across the UK has secured a £3.2 million investment from NVM...

One Stop Business Finance expands operations and brokering team - - 2019-10-08

  Growing East Yorkshire based alternative funding specialist for SMEs, One Stop Business Finance, has strengthened its operations...

Smart textiles company Footfalls gains additional investment for expansion plans - - 2019-10-08

Foresight Group LLP has announced a further £749k equity investment into Footfalls and Heartbeat...

GED Capital invests in three startups after launching its first venture capital fund - - 2019-10-08

The independent Iberian alternative assets manager GED Capital has taken a further step in the development of its multi-product strateg...

Europe: home to global leaders against a challenging backdrop - - 2019-10-08

There are many reasons why investors might want to avoid Europe. Slowing growth, political crises and the ongoing Brexit uncertainty present several challenges and could make investors think twice ...

Entrepreneur who set out to save high streets raises £325k for parking app - - 2019-10-08

An entrepreneur who set out to help save struggling high streets has raised £325,000 to deliver his idea.  Chris Reed has secured investment from the ...

The Government is killing UK’s entrepreneurial spirit - - 2019-10-07

  New data released by the Office for National Statistics shows a continued decline in the number of sole traders and partnerships. Mark Halstead, partner at busines...

#MeTooPay campaign launched for equal pay for women in business - - 2019-10-07

Launching the #MeTooPay campaign, more than 100 of the UK’s most successful women seek to end pay discrimination. Fronted by ...

Scaleup Nation: The Rise of Scaleup Businesses in the UK - - 2019-10-07

  The phenomenal increase of scaleups in recent years has seen the UK make great advances in support of high-growth businesses. In light of this, John Duckwor...

Augusta & Co oversees sale of Finland's largest wind energy project - - 2019-10-07

Augusta & Co., a specialist financial adviser to the renewable energy industry, has successfully overseen the sale of the 211.4MW Piiparinmäki onsh...

Startup platform Decksender completes first year Beta stage - - 2019-10-07

  DeckSender.com, the startup platform that aims to democratize access to investment, announces it’s 1 ...

Momentum Global Investment Management appoints Robert White as Senior Analyst - - 2019-10-04

Momentum Global Investment Management (MGIM), the specialist investment manager focused on outcomes-b...

EarthSense receives £100,000 growth debt funding package from MEIF Maven Debt Finance - - 2019-10-04

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) Debt Finance, managed by ...

Deepbridge Capital investors exit iPipeline in $1.6bn deal - - 2019-10-04

Deepbridge Capital, the tax-efficient investment manager and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) provider, has announced the exit of its holding...

Research reveals PE firms must focus on insurance cover of portfolio companies - - 2019-10-04

New research from Mactavish, the leading expert on commercial insurance placement and disputes, reveals many private equity firms are not placing enough fo...

UK SMEs face £145k skills gap as war for talent endures - - 2019-10-04

The average UK SME faces a skills gap that would impact total revenue by £145,000 in the next year, rising to £318,000 in the next five years, according to new independent research [1]&...

Get the inside track on current VCT & EIS offerings at the VCT & EIS Investor Forum - - 2019-10-03

With many fund managers already fundraising and more expected to join them, it has never been more important to understand the market. At this year's&...

Scaleup Nation: The Rise of Scaleup Businesses in the UK - - 2019-10-03

The phenomenal increase of scaleups in recent years has seen the UK make great advances in support of high-growth businesses. In light of this, John Duckworth, Managing Director at ...

Maven backs LIMA Networks and Data Centre UK in £12 million deal - - 2019-10-03

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active private equity houses, has led the £12 million investment in ...

BGF appoints Daina Spedding to bolster London investment team - - 2019-10-03

  BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing companies, has appointed Daina Spedding as an investor in its L...

AI is gaining investment, but investors DO NOT want AI investments advice - - 2019-10-03

IW Capital - an EIS-specialist Venture Capital firm in London - has unveiled a nationally representative report revealing the sentiments of a popul...

UK private equity performance builds despite Brexit, says eFront - - 2019-10-02

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has published its latest annual Global Private Equity Performance...

Keensight Capital invests in Geodesial - - 2019-10-02

Keensight Capital, one of the leading private equity managers dedicated to pan-European Growth Buyout...

Qventures leads investment in London based startup Rosecut - - 2019-10-02

QVentures, manager of 29PP Pre-Seed Fund, has led the funding round in Rosecut Technologies, a digital wealthmanager. ...

What lies beneath? The truth about BPR products - - 2019-10-02

Hardman & Co has published its latest report, The Truth About What Lies Beneath, has been written to coincide with the launch of the Hardman & Co ...

Jepco set for growth after £900k from MEIF Maven Debt Finance - - 2019-10-02

  The Midlands Engine Investment Fund Debt Finance, managed by ...

Triple Point expands its strategic sales team with appointment of Jack Rose - - 2019-10-01

Triple Point, a leading UK alternative investment manager, has appointed experienced financial services professional Jack Rose as Strategic Sales Directo...

Maven strengthens property investment team with new hire - - 2019-10-01

Maven Capital Partners has hired Carolyn McEwan to the property investment team as Investment Manager. The strengthening of the team reflects Maven’s con...

SMEs seeking £250,000 more funding than at the start of 2019 says IGF report - - 2019-10-01

Growth and funding ambitions have strengthened amongst SMEs over the course of 2019, according to the latest report by ...

Resonance invests £250,000 in community interest company ‘Community Mentoring and Support’ - - 2019-10-01

Community interest company ‘Community Mentoring and Support’ (CMAS) is the latest social enterprise to receive investment of £250,000 ...

Crowdcube funds 19% of active UK Unicorns - - 2019-10-01

Crowdcube has helped fuel the growth of three out of 16 of the UK’s active unicorns - or 19% of the herd. The three are BrewDog, Revolut and Monzo. Har...

Crowd2Fund approved for EIS tax relief as it plans funding rounds - - 2019-09-30

Crowd2Fund has been formally granted their Advanced Assurance from HMRC for the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) tax relief. This means that now up ...

GP Bullhound Investor Allstars awards shortlist announced - - 2019-09-30

GP Bullhound and Bonhill have revealed the shortlist for the 17th annual Investor Allstars Awards 2019, fea...

Shoosmiths advises NVM on its investment in footwear label Duke & Dexter - - 2019-09-30

Shoosmiths has advised NVM Private Equity on its recent investment of £2 million into Duke & De...

Bethnal Green Ventures announces its Autumn 2019 cohort of tech for good ventures - - 2019-09-30

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Seedrs Secondary Market: a way to invest more, a way out and to realise returns? - - 2019-09-30

The Seedrs Secondary Market (SM) is a mechanism by which, once a month in window lasting one week, investors may offer their Seedrs shareholding’s for sale via the Seedrs Platform at the pric...

EQT Ventures leads €6.4m investment in BEAT81 - - 2019-09-27

BEAT81, one of the fastest growing fitness tech companies in Europe, has raised a €6.4m Series A funding round, led by E...

DeltaDNA sale yields multiple returns for Par Equity investors - - 2019-09-27

EIS Fund Manager Par Equity has realised its 17th company exit with the sale of the market-leading videogame data analysis firm, ...

Join the award-winning GrowthInvest Adviser Hour live from Edinburgh - - 2019-09-27

VCT & EIS Investor Forum platinum sponsor GrowthInvest invites you to join its award-winning ...

BGF strengthens Reading team with new investor - - 2019-09-27

BGF has expanded its Reading team with the appointment of Guy Pope as an investor. Guy joins BGF from BCMS Corporate, where he specialised in all aspects of mid-...

ShieldIOT raises $3.6m seed round led by innogy Innovation Hub - - 2019-09-27

ShieldIOT, an IoT security company, offers service providers network-wide cyber protection, increasing revenue streams and securing millions of connected devices...

Lifted raises £1.5 m to transform care of elderly and infirm - - 2019-09-26

London-based Lifted has raised £1.5m in seed funding to transform the home care sector. The...

Tech giants join the race to own vehicle of the future says Hampleton Partners’ report - - 2019-09-26

The first half of 2019 has seen automotive technology deal-making news led by major tech giants challenging traditional OEMs for ‘ownersh...

Stellar launches Stellar Iceni to help advisers grow their Estate Planning business - - 2019-09-26

The Financial services industry has entered into a period of unparalleled opportunity as our nation enters what many are calling the inheritance economy. The inheritance economy represents ...

Private vs. public: co-movements are stronger than you think says eFront report - - 2019-09-26

The latest research from eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments...

Retirement savers missing out on higher returns says new report - - 2019-09-25

Savers in defined contribution pension schemes are missing out on higher returns due to a lack of investment in some of the UK’s fastest growing an...

BGF backs Orbital Education for further global expansion - - 2019-09-25

Orbital Education has received a minority investment from BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growin...

Ometria raises $21m led by Octopus to save consumers from endless irrelevant marketing - - 2019-09-25

Ometria, the customer marketing platform for retailers, today announces that it has raised $21m in Series B funding to further innovate its AI technology which ...

Deepbridge Capital investee company acquires iconic American company - - 2019-09-25

Deepbridge Capital investee company Afin Technologies (forme...

Cambridge China Forum holds exclusive UK pitching event for China’s top investment funds - - 2019-09-25

Cambridge China Centre (CCF) has arranged an exclusive pitching event with 14 of China’s top investment firms signalling the continued ...

Riverside invests in cycle accessories and clothing specialist Bike24 - - 2019-09-24

The Riverside Company has signed a definitive agreement to invest in German cycling e-commerce speci...

Cyber-Defense, Software Updates & Outsourcing Spur $100bn in IT Services M&A, says Hampleton - - 2019-09-24

Hampleton Partners’ latest global IT & Business Services ...

Outdoor women’s brand ACAI Activewear raises £350k from DSW Angels - - 2019-09-24

A fast-growing clothing brand with a mission to become the ‘Levi’s of the women’s outdoorwear market’ has raised £350,000 in a funding round led by ...

Edge Performance VCT exits deltaDNA - - 2019-09-24

Edge Performance VCT, the creative industries VCT managed by leading creative economy specialist Edge Investments, has exited its investment...

Personal shopping startup Lookiero raises $19 million - - 2019-09-24

Lookiero, the online personal shopping service for clothes and accessories, has closed a $19 million funding round led by venture capi...

Social media management platform Agorapulse secures £14.7m - - 2019-09-23

Leading European social media management platform ...

Origin Capital invests in Cyclops Marine - - 2019-09-23

Origin Capital has invested in Cyclops Marine, a specialist provider of load measurement instrumen...

Beauhurst Unicorns 2019: celebrating the UK's $1bn start ups - - 2019-09-23

In a week that saw the announcement of CMR Surgical as the latest UK company to be valued at over $1b, there is hardly a more appropriate time to examine the state of the UK's unicorn herd. These c...

EdTech company Learning with Experts raisess £800k - - 2019-09-23

Learning with Experts has just completed a latest funding round above target, raising £800k with an impressive group of High Net Worth (...

Ashfords LLP boosts tech team with partner promotion - - 2019-09-23

Law firm Ashfords LLP has announced the promotion of IT and technology specialist Suzie Miles to its partnership, in the firm's Bristol of...

GK8 raised $4 m seed funding led by Check Point - - 2019-09-20

Israeli startup ...

87% of managers fail to acheive work life balance - - 2019-09-20

The workplace is busier than ever before due to an ‘always-on’ culture that is leaving employees and managers with burnout. New research from global health service company ...

Red Sift announces $8.8m funding led by MMC - - 2019-09-20

Red Sift, the cognitive data platform that provides cloud-based email security solutions, has closed a $8.8m investment round from research-led VC  ...

British Business Investments provides £25m line to NW asset finance provider Kingsway - - 2019-09-20

British Business Investments (BBI), a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has announced a new £25m commitment to Cheshire-based asset fi...

Triple Point launches new top-up offer on Triple Point VCT 2011 - - 2019-09-20

Triple Point, a leading UK alternative investment manager, today announced a top-up of its Venture Fund, a share class in the successful Triple Point VCT...

Environmental fund manager Earthworm expands client services team - - 2019-09-19

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...

Negative economic outlook amongst UK institutional investors, research shows - - 2019-09-19

Negative sentiment towards the economic outlook for the UK over the next 18 to 24 months amongst the UK investment community has increased sharply from 49% in 2018 to 67% in 2019, according to the ...

Record number of lenders and borrowers involved in P2P lending - - 2019-09-19

At the end of the second quarter of this year, more than 150,000 lenders were invested in 321,483 loans facilitated by Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) platforms – a record level of i...

Car subscription platform Wagonex set for global growth - - 2019-09-19

  Wagonex Limited, the car subscription marketplace platform is delighted to announce a significant...

Snaffling Pig smashes £750k crowdfund target in one week - - 2019-09-19

Snaffling Pig, the category leading porky snack brand, has reached its £750,000 crowdfund target in just seven days.  Hosted by ...

GrowthInvest and Partners Wealth Management launch partnership - - 2019-09-18

GrowthInvest and Partners Wealth Management have launched a strategic partnership between the two or...

klarx raises €12.5 million to empower the future of construction - - 2019-09-18

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PSE exits AlbionVC portfolio to Siemens AG - - 2019-09-18

Process Systems Enterprise (PSE), the leading supplier of predictive Advanced Process Modelling (APM) software and services to many of the world’s ...

Heartwood Investment Management launches four sustainable multi asset funds - - 2019-09-18

Heartwood Investment Management, the asset management arm of Handelsbanken in the UK, has launched four sustainable multi asset funds designed to make ...

Exit of B.heard provides Symvan Capital investors with a window onto the blockchain revolution - - 2019-09-18

Symvan Capital, an EIS fund manager, has announced that B.heard, a pioneer in the monetisation of the European persona...

Hardman & Co spearheads initiative to support new (S)EIS funds - - 2019-09-17

Hardman & Co is leading a new initiative to support (S)EIS funds entering the investment market. It has brought together a wide range of professional...

Start-up Spotlight with entrepreneur Iris Barcia - - 2019-09-17

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

Echopoint raises £2.8m to address heart disease treatment - - 2019-09-17

Echopoint Medical Ltd, a spinout company from UCL, has raised £2.8m to develop optical sensing technology to help heart disease patients in a g...

Lord Bilimoria to open the Festival of Enterprise - - 2019-09-17

  Karan Bilimoria, better known as Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, the Indian born founder of Cobra Beer, will officially open the Festival...

NVM invests in Mobius Networks - - 2019-09-17

  NVM Private Equity has completed the management buy-out of Mobius Networks Limited (MNL), a ...

Personalised video advertising firm Spirable raises £6 million - - 2019-09-16

Spirable, the next generation of personalised video marketing automation, today announced it has closed a £6M Series A investment round led by ...

Spark partners with Hyundai, Wayra and the Connected Places Catapult to drive EV adoption - - 2019-09-16

Spark EV Technology has completed extensive trials of its electric vehicle (EV) range prediction technology with Hyundai. Carried out as part of ...

SFC named 5th most active Angel & Seed Investor globally by PitchBook Data - - 2019-09-16

PitchBook Data ...

Talking point: The EISA quarterly Zeitgeist discusses the question of risk - - 2019-09-16

The EISA's Summer 2019 edition of Zeitgeist discusses the tricky question of risk and what it really means in relation to EIS investments. Risk. ...

Dragon's Den star Nick Jenkins to open the VCT & EIS Investor Forum - - 2019-09-16

Entrepreneur and investor Nick Jenkins, who founded moonpig.com and is a former star of BBC TV's "Dragon's Den", is to be the opening keynote speaker at this year's ...

Green Angel Syndicate leads £520k investment in AirEx - - 2019-09-13

Green Angel Syndicate has successfully led a £520k investment round into AirEx, the IoT-enabled smart vent...

Blackfinch Ventures: top tips for start-ups seeking investment - - 2019-09-13

Ventures Director at Blackfinch Ventures, Dr Reuben Wilcock, discusses his top-tips for start-ups seeking investmen...

NVM invests in Secure Retail - - 2019-09-13

NVM Private Equity has completed the management buy-out of Leicestershire-based Secure Retail Limited&nbs...

British Business Investments commits £10m to Dow Schofield Watts Angels - - 2019-09-13

British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has made a new comm...

Modest Trends steps forward £12k from Development Bank of Wales - - 2019-09-13

A businesswoman has achieved her dream of opening a shop in Cardiff to sell clothes that combine fashion with traditional spiritual values with the help of a loan from the ...

Liberty Global's former Central Europe CEO invests in Veloce Esports - - 2019-09-12

Eric Tveter, former Central Europe CEO of Liberty Global, has become a major investor and the first Chairman of London-based start up ...

Riverside Shuts the Door on Latest Exit - - 2019-09-12

The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market, and ...

Boundary secures £1.22m funding as it prepares to revolutionise home security - - 2019-09-12

Home security tech specialist, Boundary, has secured £1.22 million investment from Equity Gap and the ...

Insurtech’s Record-breaking $3 billion Investment in 1H2019 - - 2019-09-12

The Insurtech M&A Market Report from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisors, ...

HNW private investors increase exposure to alternative assets - - 2019-09-12

High Net Worth private investors are increasing their exposure to alternative assets to achieve greater portfolio diversification in an uncertain economic climate, reveals research...

Two new appointments at Albemarle Street Partners - - 2019-09-11

Albemarle Street Partners (ASP), the specialist discretionary investment manager and in...

PrimaryBid raises £7m from Pentech and Outward VC - - 2019-09-11

PrimaryBid, the award-winning FCA-regulated online platform connecting publicly listed companies with everyday investors for discounted share issuances,...

Moneyshake secures angel funding to shake up car leasing market - - 2019-09-11

The founders of a specialist price comparison website have secured £500,000 of seed-stage investment and are now ready to disrupt the UK car leasing market.  ...

NVM backs Voxpopme's £7.5m funding round - - 2019-09-11

Voxpopme, a Birmingham-based leading video feedback and analytics company, today announced that it has closed a £7.5m Series A1 equity financing led b...

Kitt secures £2 million investment to transform the office leasing market - - 2019-09-11

Managed office platform Kitt has raised £2 million in seed funding and appointed former Fitness First CEO Oren Peleg as Chairman. The funding round w...

Arctic Shores secures $5.5m Series A led by Beringea - - 2019-09-10

Arctic Shores, the Manchester-based psychometric assessment provider, has announced that it has secured a $5.5m Series A investment to accelerate its inte...

Scribeless attracts £400,000 led by RLC Ventures - - 2019-09-10

Scribeless, which fully automates and personalises h...

Koru Kids Series A round raises £10 million led by Atomico - - 2019-09-10

London-based start-up Koru Kids, has raised £10 million from its Series A round led b...

Maven strengthens investment team in the South - - 2019-09-10

Maven Capital Partners has strengthened its UK investment team with a senior appointment in the South of England. Luke Matthews joins Maven as an Investm...

Praetura unveils new £10m EIS fund for Northern businesses - - 2019-09-10

Praetura Ventures is raising money for its second Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) fund, the Praetura EIS 2020 Fund. The company plans to raise up ...

Desana wins £550k seed funding from TechStart Ventures - - 2019-09-09

Ahead of launch later this year, Desana, an Edinburgh and London based startup that gives subscribers access to a UK-wide network of quality workspace to use wh...

Entrepreneur and B2B tech leader Dr Nic Pillow joins Blackfinch - - 2019-09-09

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

Riverside Invests in TOOLPORT - - 2019-09-09

The Riverside Company has invested in TOOLPORT, the...

3D printing startup launches with £3m from Angel CoFund and Longwall - - 2019-09-09

Wayland Additive Limited has raised a £3 million Series A funding round, led by ...

How to create effective business operations without bureaucracy - - 2019-09-09

Stefano Maifreni, Founder of Eggcelerate, a B2B growth experts for British SMEs, shares his insights on how small comapnies can operate effectively ...

A nation of job hoppers: 3 in 10 office workers consider moving jobs in the next year - - 2019-09-06

Three in 10 office workers (29%) are considering moving jobs in the next year, driven by the demand for a better work-life balance, higher remuneration and flexible working hours. ...

British Business Investments commits €100m to Top Tier Capital Partners’ first fund - - 2019-09-06

British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has made its first cornerstone commitment through its £500m Managed F...

Maven leads £750,000 investment in Aero Commerce - - 2019-09-06

Maven Capital Partners has led a £750,000 equity investment into innovative ecommerce platform, Aero Commerce Ltd...

Crypto pioneer Elliptic raises $23 million from SBI Group and Albion VC - - 2019-09-06

Elliptic, the leading provider of crypto-asset risk management solutions for crypto businesses and financial institutions, has raised $23 million in a Series B...

Biomass pioneer Nova Pangaea secures £2.3m NIPF funding - - 2019-09-06

A Teesside business which has developed a new way to generate fuel and chemicals from waste biomass has secured a further £2.3million investment to commercialise its technology. ...

Vegan cheese start-up wins The Seed Fund annual prize - - 2019-09-05

London-based dairy free cheese producer, Kinda Co. has been named as The Seed Fund’s 2019 champion, picking up th...

Invenio acquires Proverbium after BGF funding - - 2019-09-05

Invenio Business Solutions, a global provider of business-focused technology solutions and consulting services, has acquired Prov...

NVM backs premium footwear brand Duke & Dexter - - 2019-09-05

Duke & Dexter (D+D), an award-winning footwear label has secured a £2m investment from NVM Private Equity ...

Barkley to spearhead WestBridge regional growth - - 2019-09-05

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

Ortho Solutions secures £2m from IGF to develop enhanced surgical procedures - - 2019-09-04

Ortho Solutions, a specialist orthopaedic design manufacturer, has secured a £2 million funding facility from ...

European companies raise record levels of venture capital during first half of 2019 - - 2019-09-04

European companies raised a record-breaking €10.6bn of venture capital during the first six months of 2019 according to analysis by Refinitiv. ...

Development Bank of Wales funding transforms Llandudno’s old Lifeboat Station - - 2019-09-04

A new indoor climbing centre has opened in the old boathouse in Llandudno, thanks to a £50,000 loan from the Development Bank of Wales. ...

Howsy raises £5m in the latest shake-up of the UK rental sector - - 2019-09-04

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Holiday reflections: adventures in equity crowdfunding - James Murdoch - 2019-09-04

By James Murdoch I had not planned to write an article in the holiday month of August, but time for reflection has given me the impetus to highlight my key conclusions. These have perhaps b...

Crowdcube smashes records as fintech Curve reaches £6 million target in just five hours - - 2019-09-04

Crowdcube, the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platform, had several of its records smashed by fintech pioneer ...

North East investors more attracted to tech startups than Londoners - - 2019-09-03

Technology sectors in the UK are thriving and have thus brought about an increased level of awareness to the public consciousness. The government-driven Digital Economy Coun...

Equiem completes largest tenant experience tech market raise to date - - 2019-09-03

  Equiem, the global leader in tenant experience technology and services for commercial real estate, has anno...

Foresight launches £100 million East of England Fund - - 2019-09-03

Foresight Group LLP, a leading independent infrastructure and small cap private equity investment manager, is launching its fifth regional private equit...

Kare Plus secures £910,000 loan from Maven to expand care network - - 2019-09-03

  Kare Plus National Limited has received a £910,000 loan from ...

Investing in unquoted compaines: the closed-end case - - 2019-09-03

Recent events have illustrated that the closed-ended structure of investment companies is particularly well suited to investing in unquoted companies. ...

Businesses which seek external support are more likely to succeed - - 2019-09-02

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...

Archangels leads MGB Biopharma's new funding round - - 2019-09-02

MGB Biopharma, a biopharmaceutical company developing a novel class of anti-infectives to address the major global problem of antibiotic...

Trak Global Group completes minority investment from Three Hills Capital Partners - - 2019-09-02

Trak Global Group, one of the world’s leading telematics technology companies with operations in the UK, Europe and North America, has announced...

BGF funding supports HeleCloud's acquisition of OlinData - - 2019-09-02

HeleCloud, an AWS Advanced Consulting and Managed Services Par...

ICT industry heavyweight Jonathan Kendall joins Augnet - - 2019-09-02

London-based technology startup Augnet, which is set to revolutionise the SMS and messaging space, has appointed well-known information and communicati...

Lewis Hamilton launches first international plant-based burger chain - - 2019-08-30

Five-time FIA Formula One World Champion, Lewis Hamilton is collaborating with hospitality organisation The Cream Group and investors including UNICEF Ambas...

Proptech startup Residently raises £7m - - 2019-08-30

  Residently, the UK startup that is building the global rental platform, has secured £7m in seed ...

Nina Amin MBE joins Goldex as Advisor to the Board - - 2019-08-30

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 ...

Brexit has not dampened EIS opportunity – yet - Paul Munn, Par Equity - 2019-08-30

  Paul Munn, Partner at Par Equity reflects on the impact of Brexit on EIS  ...

International Investor Magazine announces its business award winners - - 2019-08-30

International Investor has announced its recognition of excellence in all industries and at all levels, across the globe. At a time of shift ...

Barkley to spearhead WestBridge regional growth - - 2019-08-29

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

PIMFA launches results from 2019 CEO Sentiment Report - - 2019-08-29

  PIMFA, the trade association for investment managers and financial advisers, has launched the ...

Digital security exchange Nexthash is investing in Skills Matter - - 2019-08-29

The Digital Security Exchange Nexthash is investing £2.5m of growth capital in Skills Matter, the network pub...

Blackfinch Ventures invests in world?s first sleep aiding headphones - - 2019-08-29

  Blackfinch Ventures has invested £540,000 into innovate start-up Kokoon...

SMEs look for reassurance from Boris Johnson after G7 - - 2019-08-29

This weekend saw the world's leaders come together to discuss a number of problems facing the planet, from fires in the Amazon rainforest to global economic instability. But while the Prime M...

Esme Loans reaches £70million of lending to UK SMEs - - 2019-08-28

Esme Loans, the standalone digital lending platform for SMEs and scale up businesses, has now lent over £70million to UK businesses. &nbs...

Birmingham wholesaler adds spice to expansion plans following £1.5m funding package from Maven - - 2019-08-28

  A Birmingham-based wholesale supplier of quality products to the food and drink industry has secured £1.5m from ...

Fintech Nomanini raises $4m in funding round led by Standard Bank - - 2019-08-28

  Nomanini, the pioneering fintech platform for the informal retail ecosystem, has today announced a $4m funding round l...

Dr Kerstin Braun comments on the Yuan at its weakest level since 2008 - - 2019-08-28

  Dr Kerstin Braun, President of Stenn Group, a global provider of trade finance, comments on the Yuan at its weakest level since 200...

New vLex London office opens giving new life to legal technology innovation in London. - - 2019-08-28

Following the recent acquisition&nb...

The UK's top 10 founders under 25 - - 2019-08-27

Proving to investors that your company has the legs to offer them a significant return on investment down the line is no small task for any entrepreneur, but is especially impressive for thos...

Warning for investors: Hopes for a Brexit deal are offset by escalating trade war - - 2019-08-27

A Brexit deal now appears more likely than a U.S.-China trade de-escalation - but global financial markets are still to remain volatile in the near term, meaning investors should revise their...

Secrets of a successful crowdfunding campaign - - 2019-08-27

Whilst most of us are no strangers to the concept of crowdfunding, what most people don’t know is how to create a successful campaign that hits your funding target! Founder a...

Epidarex Capital leads Clyde Biosciences £2m investment round - - 2019-08-27

Clyde Biosciences Ltd. has raised a £2 million ‘Series A’ investment led by Epidarex Capital, a leading...

BDO and Envestors team up to help UK start-ups grow in uncertain economic climate - - 2019-08-27

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP and Envestors, the fintech for fundraising company, have announced a j...

Female tech team secures £950k investment for rebate and pricing platform e-Bate - - 2019-08-23

Two female tech entrepreneurs who have developed the UK’s first software as a service (SaaS) platform to help companies manage rebate and pricing schemes have secured £950,000 from inve...

PredictImmune appoints Tim Rea of BGF as non-executive director - - 2019-08-23

PredictImmune, developers of pioneering prognostic tools for guiding treatment options and improving patient outcomes in immune-mediat...

Kernel Capital leads £2m investment in Belfast Company Silform Technologies - - 2019-08-23

The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund (NI) has led a £2m investment in Belfast-based ...

Maybe Solutions to open Birmingham base after MEIF funding - - 2019-08-23

Maybe Solutions, an e-commerce platform developer that helps businesses, towns and cities analyse and engage with social media conversations has secured a s...

Turing Founders brings top investors To Edinburgh seeking investment opportunities - - 2019-08-23

50 of the leading investors from across Europe will be arriving in Edinburgh next week looking for attractive startups to invest in at Turing Founders...

Fintech mega-deals lead to record-breaking $120bn in H2019 - - 2019-08-22

Three fintech mega-deals totalling $87 billion set the scene for a record-breaking $120 billion in disclosed transaction value for the sector in a ‘white-hot’ first half of 2019, reveal...

Archangels leads investment in digital advertising innovator - - 2019-08-22

QueryClick, an Edinburgh-based digital marketing consultancy that aims to transform how effectively advertisers invest in digital marketing, is to embark...

Crane Ventures invests in SpotQA to reduce software testing costs by 80% - - 2019-08-22

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US and Asian investment in UK tech skyrockets - - 2019-08-22

The UK tech sector has attracted more foreign investment in the first seven months of 2019 than it did during the whole of last year, ...

Private equity fundraising for Central and Eastern Europe reaches decade high of €1.8 billion - - 2019-08-22

Private equity fundraising for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) hit the highest annual level in a decade in 2018 with €1.8 billion, according to new data from ...

Calculus extis investment in Synpromics exceeding target returns for investors - - 2019-08-21

Scottish biotech company, and the market leader in gene therapy control technologies, Synpromics, has been bought by AskBio...

Retention fears for UK PLC as talent dilema intensifies - - 2019-08-21

As the talent dilemma continues, UK businesses are ramping up their focus on retaining and upskilling their existing workforce. New research [1] from recruitment spec...

Antler strengthens global leadership team - - 2019-08-21

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What is the future for Scotland's high growth sector? - - 2019-08-21

Beauhurst has published its overview of the high-growth ecosystem in Scotland. There are almost 2,000 active ambitious companies in the country, most of which are buoyed by fairly different methods...

Maven NPIF invests £160,000 in Innotech Insights - - 2019-08-21

Maven Capital Partners has invested £160,000 in data analysis business, Innotech Insights, on beha...

Graphite Capital acquires global conference specialist Hanson Wade - - 2019-08-20

Graphite Capital, a leading UK mid-market private equity specialist, has backed the management buy-out of Hanson Wade...

National finalists of MSDUK Innovation Challenge announced - - 2019-08-20

The organisers behind the prestigious MSDUK Innovation Challenge have announced their finalists for 2019.  After a full day of pitches f...

Sorted secures £15 million from Merian, NVM and Praetura - - 2019-08-20

Leading global delivery software business Sorted Group has raised £15 million in a Series B funding round led by ...

Oxford spinout MoA Technology wins funding from Parkwalk and Oxford University Innovation - - 2019-08-20

MoA Technology Limited, the crop protection discovery company, has secured £6.3m ($8m) Series A round to develop its unique crop ...

Beauhurst analysis of the top fund raisings for companies founded in 2019 - - 2019-08-20

In this article, Beauhurst highlights the top fund raisings this year by companies that were founded in the same year. ...

Maven invests £2m in hi-growth FinTech firm Delio - - 2019-08-19

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active private equity houses, has invested £2 million in high-growth FinTech provider ...

Appnovation Receives £9.3m in Equity Financing - - 2019-08-19

Appnovation has received £9.3m in equity financing from a joint partnership between the ...

Jaltek Systems completes £1m funding from IGF - - 2019-08-19

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BiVictriX strengthens board and completes fund-raising - - 2019-08-19

BiVictriX has announced that Dr Michael Carter has ...

BDO Leeds advises Sukhothai on partial MBO - - 2019-08-19

BDO LLP has advised the management team and shareholders at Sukhothai on its recent recapitalisation.&nbs...

The US population is increasingly better off, and increasingly unequal - - 2019-08-12

By Charu Lahiri, Investment Manager at Heartwood Investment Management, the asset management arm of Handelsbanken in the UK. According to the emotively-named ‘Miser...

Investors to move assets out of UK as economy ‘stumbles towards abyss’, says deVere CEO - - 2019-08-12

A growing number ofUK and global investors will move their assets overseas as Britain stumbles towards an economic abyss, affirms the boss of one of the world’s largest independent financial ...

Keller Williams partners with Investerge, the UKs only property investment marketplace - - 2019-08-12

Keller Williams, the world’s largest estate agency, has entered into a partnership agreement in the UK with start-up ...

Panoramic supports Manchester based Vaioni in next phase of growth - - 2019-08-12

Panoramic Growth Equity, a leading equity investor in fast growing, ent...

IGF expands ABL team following strong end of year results - - 2019-08-09

Independent Growth Finance (IGF), a leading independent commercial finance provider, appoints Dave Pickup as ABL Director for the Thames Valley. Investment i...

Economic Intelligence Wales’ report highlights confidence in Welsh businesses - - 2019-08-09

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in Wales have higher levels of confidence than their UK counterparts, despite challenging business conditions and increasing uncertainty of UK and global economic...

CEOs at FTSE 100 financial services companies lacking a background in technology - - 2019-08-09

With widespread disruption from new and emerging technologies facing companies, the financial services sector is still lacking in CEOs with a background in technology, according to recent analysis ...

Start-up survival and death rates according to Beauhurst - - 2019-08-09

In 2018, Enterprise Research found that almost half (45.3%) of startups don't surv...

Beauhurst reveals the most active venture capital firms (by stage of evolution) - - 2019-08-09

There are ambitious companies at all stages of evolution that are looking for growth capital. Private Equity and...

Nearly a quarter of businesses worldwide are spying on their employees - - 2019-08-08

As more businesses invest in surveillance technology to monitor and track employees in the workplace, questions are raised around whether the benefits override growing concerns around digital ethic...

Kantox and Silicon Valley Bank partner to provide cutting-edge FX hedging technology to UK corporates - - 2019-08-08

Kantox, a leader in foreign exchange (FX) management solutions, has partnered with ...

Paul Lehair joins AlbionVC as Investment Manager - - 2019-08-08

AlbionVC, the technology investment arm of Albion Capital, has appointed Paul Lehair as an investment manager. Paul joins Albion...

innogy Ventures invests in world’s first Intelligent Mobility Operating System - - 2019-08-08

innogy Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of innogy Innovation Hub, has invested in ...

SME investments hailed as tonic for market volatility - Peer2Peer Finance News - 2019-08-08

PRIVATE equity investments into UK-based small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been highlighted as a potential cure for market volatility, according to ...

Green Angel Syndicate invests in BuyMeOnce - - 2019-08-07

Green Angel Syndicate has invested in BuyMeOnce, the destination website for long lasting products of all sort...

NPIF - Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast-Form - - 2019-08-07

NPIF - Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested...

NPIF invests £150,000 in Grimsby-based ProGen Services - - 2019-08-07

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), has invested £150,000 to support ProGen Services Limited as it se...

AndWider raises €598,000 from ClearlySo to improve working conditions for vulnerable workers - - 2019-08-07

AndWider, a worker engagement company ...

Bombora makes waves with Development Bank of Wales funding - - 2019-08-07

Innovative wave energy technology developer Bombora has secured a seven figure working ca...

Pamplona Capital Management Completes Acquisition of Loparex - - 2019-08-06

Pamplona Capital Management has completed its acquisition of Loparex from funds managed by Intermediate Capital Group...

Foresight Williams invests £1.5 million in Industry 4.0 metrology experts INSPHERE - - 2019-08-06

Foresight Group has made a £1.5 million investment from the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fun...

Kemp Little advises Apse Capital on purchase of Ultima Business Solutions - - 2019-08-06

Kemp Little has advised private equity house Apse Capital in a deal with intelligent transformation provider Ultima ...

How do founders select the 'right' investor for their business? - - 2019-08-06

For entrepreneurs to be able to find the ‘right’ investors, and vice versa for funders to select the ‘right’ founders is still very important...

Downing completes £5.7m exit from Upham Group-managed pubs - - 2019-08-06

Investment manager Downing has exited from two freehold gastropub investments managed by Upham Group. ...

Exporting is easy – when you have a plan - - 2019-08-05

This autumn Brexit will again dominate the minds of businesses and traders, but UK's SMEs should continue to plan ahead and look to export as a way of mitigating risk and increasing global sa...

France Invest & Deloitte publish sixth ESG Annual Report - - 2019-08-05

France Invest, the French private equity and venture capital association, in partnership with Deloitte, and with the ...

BGF funds Fleetondemand acquisition of FleetEurope - - 2019-08-05

Fleetondemand, one of Europe’s leading mobility technology providers, has acquired Buckinghamshire-based vehicle management company FleetEurope fo...

Five years of the Growth Investor Awards and two new categories - - 2019-08-05

This November, the Growth Investor Awards will turn five. Since 2015, this event has sh...

Wellington Partners raises €210 million life science fund - - 2019-08-05

Wellington Partners has announced the final close of its fifth-generation fund Wellington Partners Life Science Fund V (WPLS-V). The fund close...

School's out for summer - - 2019-08-02

More than a third of small business owners (38%) say they won’t be having a summer holiday this year – a problem peaking among those with larger families (45%) and young children (45%) ...

FNA announces $5.5m Series A funding to drive global risk reduction - - 2019-08-02

FNA has closed a $5.5m Series A investment round led by IQ Capital, with participation from ...

Electric car models in the European market set to more than triple within the next three years - - 2019-08-02

  Commenting on the number of electric car models in the European market set to more than triple within the next three years, Harry Merrison, Investment Manager at ...

65 is the new 35 for business investing - - 2019-08-02

The investment capacity of the Baby Boomer generation is undeniably the most powerful across the UK. According to the Office for National Statistics in 2016, Baby Boomers owned...

Kernel Capital £1.6M investment in Belfast-based Automated Intelligence - - 2019-08-02

Kernel Capital has led a £1.6m investment in Belfast-based Automated Intelligence, in syndi...

GCHQ accelerator alumni CyberSmart raises £1.3M VC funding - - 2019-08-01

CyberSmart, a GCHQ Cyber Accelerator alumni, has secured £1.3 million in new financing led by deep-tech investor ...

Thriva secures £6m Series A funding round - - 2019-08-01

Thriva, the proactive health company, has secured a £6M Series A funding round. The funding will support Thriva as it builds towards it’s ambitiou...

UK test for bovine TB to help US farmers - - 2019-08-01

  The Animal Health Laboratory within the Colorado Department of Ag...

Anglesey ice cream parlour, Red Boad, sails to expansion - - 2019-08-01

  It’s been serving the Anglesey community delicious gelato for the past 10 years.  Now more and more locals and visitors to North Wales ...

Bluegem acquires Pool Service and Medavita - - 2019-08-01

Bluegem Capital Partners, the European mid-market fund focused on consumer brands, has announced the acquisition of ...

One Stop Business Finance appoints restructuring specialist - - 2019-07-31

One Stop Business Finance, the Yorkshire based alternative funding specialist for SMEs, has strengthened its senior management team to help fulfil its growth pla...

£17m investment for Bluecrest Health Screening - - 2019-07-31

  Bluecrest Health Screening, a leading provider of affordable health checks, has secured a £17 ...

NPIF - Maven celebrates £25 million funding milestone - - 2019-07-31

  NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven and p...

MPC Capital expands its footprint in Central America - - 2019-07-31

  MPC Capital has acquired a 6.5 MWp solar PV project under development in El Salvador. The project has ...

BGF invests £6.25m into watchmaker Christopher Ward - - 2019-07-31

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, has invested £6.25m into ...

Astarte maintains rapid team expansion - - 2019-07-30

  Astarte Capital Partners LLP, an alternatives co-investment platform, has appoint...

Advisers predict huge growth in clients seeking decumulation advice - - 2019-07-30

  Six-in-ten (61%) financial advisers believe there has been insufficient industry focus on decumulation solutions despite an overwhelming majority (86%) expect...

New European tech event chooses London - - 2019-07-30

  A new summit connecting emerging technology fund managers with investors has been launched in London by early stage VC firms, ...

PredictImmune closes Series B funding round, raising £10M - - 2019-07-30

PredictImmune, PredictImmune, developers of pioneering prognostic tools for guiding treatment options and improving patient outcomes in immun...

Catley Lakeman launches first-of-its-kind MTF trading platform - - 2019-07-30

  Catley Lakeman Securities (CLS), the market-leading provider of defined-return invest...

Equity Crowdfunding: silly valuations or a fair price for investment? - James Murdoch - 2019-07-29

  Sometimes I watch Dragons’ Den and the impression it leaves me with is that of hopeful Entrepreneurs asking for £80,000 for 5% percentage of their Busin...

Equity investment market update: H1 2019 - - 2019-07-29

Beauhurst has analysed every publicly-announced equity fundraising in H1 2019 to spot emerging trends and patterns in the market. Their ...

Nottingham’s universities join forces with Minerva Business Angels - - 2019-07-29

Minerva Business Angels, part of the University of Warwick Science Park and one of the most successful busi...

British Business Bank supports over 89,000 businesses over the year - - 2019-07-29

British Business Bank has supported over 89.000 businesses with £6.6bn of finance, an increase of 27%, according to its 2019 ...

Senior ex NatWest banker joins FSE Group board of directors - - 2019-07-29

The FSE Group, the Camberley based fund manager that provides loan and equity funding for small ambitious growing businesses, has announced that Paul Marst...

Keensight Capital enters exclusive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Smile - - 2019-07-26

  Keensight Capital, one of the leading European Growth Buyout&nb...

Standard Cognition secures $35 million Series B for European expansion - - 2019-07-26

Standard Cognition, which is building the next interface of retail, has raised a $35M Series B funding round led by the ...

The ‘Futr.’ is bright for AI start-up after raising £2.4m in seed funding - - 2019-07-26

Machine learning start-up Futr. has secured £2.4m in seed funding in a round led by VC firm Praetura Ventures. T...

Family offices set to pool investments to gain exposure to private debt market - - 2019-07-26

New research(1) from fast growing Shearwater Aero Capital, the global corporate aviation finance specialist, reveals the trend for family office...

New report shows positive impact of NPIF funding on SMEs in the North - - 2019-07-26

New evidence shows that the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) has increased the availability of finance in the region and this is already making a pos...

Liverpool City Region gets £11m growth boost from NPIF - - 2019-07-25

  The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), delivered by British Busine...

Keensight Capital acquires 3P Biopharmaceuticals - - 2019-07-25

Keensight Capital, one of the leading private equity managers dedicated to pan-European Growth Buyout[1] ...

CTT set for rapid expansion following oversubscribed $10M Series B round - - 2019-07-25

Cambridge Touch Technologies...

Deepbridge Capital announce appointment of two new BDMs - - 2019-07-25

Deepbridge Capital has announced the appointment of two new Business Development Managers (BDMs) covering both the North West and North East...

Lingua Custodia closes a +€1M fundraising operation - - 2019-07-25

Lingua Custodia, the specialist in Machine Learning applied to financial translation, has closed a ...

Venture capital performance reaches new high, says eFront report - - 2019-07-24

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has published its latest Quarterly Private Equity Performan...

Maven & NPIF invests £900,000 in ebb3 - - 2019-07-24

  Maven Capital Partners has led a £900,000 investment in supercomputing technology specialist,...

UK SMEs must leverage company culture to secure tech talent - - 2019-07-24

  UK SMEs must create a tech-friendly culture to attract and retain top tech talent, according to a new white paper from ...

LGB SME Fund celebates third anniversary with 19% investor returns - - 2019-07-24

  LGB Investments, whose offering includes secured high yielding investment opportunities fo...

Medical device company Flow raises $1.5m from Khosla Ventures - - 2019-07-24

Medical device company ...

Broad Street appoints Chief Investment Officer - - 2019-07-23

Broad Street Investment Management, a subsidiary of Broad Street Asset Management, the bespoke, independent wealth management business, has appointed An...

BGF exits Workshare - - 2019-07-23

Workshare, the document comparison and transaction management specialist for the legal sector, has been acquired by Chicago-headquartered Litera Microsystem...

Graphite Capital announces four promotions - - 2019-07-23

Graphite Capital, the leading UK mid-market private equity specialist, has recognised the contribution of members of its investment team with the foll...

Bluegem II exits investment in Liberty - - 2019-07-23

Bluegem II LP, a European mid-market fund focused on consumer brands, exited from its participation in Liberty,...

Foresight invests additional £4m into ONFAB - - 2019-07-23

Foresight Group has invested a further £4 million growth capital investment into portfolio company ONFAB to...

Oxford University Spinout Zegami secures £1.25 million - - 2019-07-22

Zegami, the augmented intelligence company helping businesses unlock their data potential through visual data exploration, has raised £1.25M in equity fundin...

MEIF Debt Finance provides Advance Tapes with £600,000 funding - - 2019-07-22

MEIF Debt Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners, has provided Advance Tapes Internat...

eHealth VC firm Asabys Partners and Alantra form strategic partnership - - 2019-07-22

Asabys Partners, a Pan-European Venture Capital firm specialized in investments in the life sciences and health sectors, and Alantra, an investment banking and a...

Beauhurst Equity Market Update: H1 2019 is the best first half on record - - 2019-07-22

Beauhurst H1 2019 Equity Market Report analyses every publicly-announced equity fundraising in H1 2019, to spot emerging trends and...

NVM Private Equity strengthens its Manchester team - - 2019-07-22

NVM Private Equity (NVM) has appointed Oliver Wildig as an Investment Manager. He will be based in Manchester within the buy-out team with res...

Ashfords advises WhiteHat on $16m funding led by Index Ventures - - 2019-07-19

Ashfords has advised WhiteHat on its recent $16 investment by Index Ve...

SteamaCo completes $5m funding with Praetura Ventures and Shell - - 2019-07-19

SteamaCo, a UK-based technology supplier to utilities in Africa and Asia, has completed a $5m Series B equity financing. This latest round of funding supports the c...

Alternative lender helps fertiliser business Hay and Brecon to blossom - - 2019-07-19

Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance has provided a six-figure invoice finance facility to H...

Fibre CRM secures investment from Chelverton Investor Club - - 2019-07-19

FibreCRM, a Penryn-based software company, has secured a £250,000 investment from the Chelverton Investor Club...

QuoteOnSite secures £350k funding from Development Bank of Wales - - 2019-07-19

QuoteOnSite has announced a cash injection to facilitate aggressive growth over the next 12 months thanks to investment from the ...

Parkwalk leads £12.8m funding in Paragraf - - 2019-07-18

UK-founded graphene-based electronics technology company ...

IQ Capital raises over $300m to invest in deep-tech - - 2019-07-18

Deep-tech venture capital firm IQ Capital has launched a new $125 million Growth Opportunities Fund and closed its third venture fund, IQ Capital Fund III, at ...

Newcastle Angel Hub hosts first pitching event - - 2019-07-18

North East entrepreneurs developing industry-changing innovation have taken to the stage in the first of a series of new pitching events delivered by the recently launched ...

Maven invests £650k in passenger transfer booking platform Ski-Lifts - - 2019-07-18

Maven Capital Partners, has led a £650,000 investment in Manchester-headquartered passenger transfers booking platform ...

START-UP SPOTLIGHT with Knowledge Transfer Network's Ian Tracey - - 2019-07-18

This month’s Start-up Spotlight from the Invested Investor features an interview with the Head of Access to Funding and Finance at the ...

Quantum based encryption gets significant boost with £2.7m funding in Crypta Labs - - 2019-07-17

Crypta Labs has completed a £2.7 million (US$ 3.4m) funding round led by Bloc Ventures and ...

BGF reaches landmark investment milestone injecting £2bn into UK & Irish SMEs - - 2019-07-17

  BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, has committed £2 bi...

British entrepreneur makes history with purchase of US jukebox company Rock-Ola - - 2019-07-17

A British games and Jukebox entrepreneur, Alexander Walder-Smith, has acquired ...

Luminous Ventures Invests £1million in AI diagnosis software for early lung cancer - - 2019-07-17

Luminous Ventures has made a £1million investment in ...

Cognism raises $10m Series B to move sales from an art to a science - - 2019-07-17

End-to-end sales acceleration platform Cognism has raised $10m in Se...

InnovationRCA awarded ‘Accelerator of the Year at UKBAA Awards - - 2019-07-16

The Royal College of Art’s incubator InnovationRCA has won ‘Acce...

MMC leads £4m Series A funding in Tyk to support US expansion - - 2019-07-16

  Tyk Technologies Ltd, creators of an industry-leading API gateway and management platform, has secured £4m in Series A f...

Hurdle rate remains elusive for VC funds, says eFront report - - 2019-07-16

eFront data shows that, despite improving performance, fewer than 4 in 10 VC funds ...

BGF invests £7.5m in Joloda International as the investor reaches £2bn landmark - - 2019-07-16

  A fast growing manufacturing firm based in Merseyside has received an initial investment of £7.5m from ...

Qube coworking space for creatives raises £1.9m seed round - - 2019-07-16

The Qube the capital’s coworking studio complex for creativ...

MBAs and Accountants lead the FTSE 100 says Robert Half research - - 2019-07-15

Master of Business Administration (MBA) and accountancy are the top qualifications among the UK’s CEOs, according to the annual ...

Who's Who in UK Wearables Tech, Beauhurst reveals - - 2019-07-15

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Green Angel Syndicate invests £2.5m in biodiversity company NatureMetrics - - 2019-07-15

Green Angel Syndicate has backed NatureMetrics, a pioneer in sampling, sequencing and analysing Environ...

Aergo raises funding from ClearlySo to pilot innovative posture support system - - 2019-07-15

Aergo, a company that has developed a responsive posture support system which empowers wheelchair users, has completed an equity funding round with the help o...

Envestors poised to increase support for scale-ups as investor community surpasses 11,000 - - 2019-07-15

Envestors, the fintech fundraising company, has announced its community of connected sophisticated investors has grown to 11,000.  Envestors’ &...

Mayor’s new £100m Greater London Investment Fund unveils board - - 2019-07-12

  The new board of the Greater London investment Fund (GLIF), who will support the Mayor’s vision to grow and support the SME ecosystem in the ca...

Maven invests £2.5m in Filtered Technologies Limited - - 2019-07-12

Maven Capital Partners has completed a £2.5 million investment to support the continued growth of pioneering software developer ...

‘Diversity in UK Venture Capital 2019’: Change is happening, but not fast enough - - 2019-07-12

Non-profit organisation Diversity VC has published ‘Diversity in UK Venture Capital 2019’, a report which analyses the gender, ethnic, education, ...

How big is the investment North-South divide? asks Beauhurst - - 2019-07-12

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Oxford University is shining a light on the city’s world-class tech innovation - - 2019-07-12

By Tom Hopkins, Business Development Director at Parkwalk The latest international university league tab...

Funding London interviews Peter Briffett of Wagestream - - 2019-07-11

Funding London interview with Peter Briffett Peter Briffett is a serial entrepreneur with a difference. Not only did he l...

Dataform secures $2m to build the operating system for data warehouses - - 2019-07-11

A data pipeline management company set up by Google alumni and supported through its early days by Y Combinator, has...

Riverside recruits Compana for GermanPersonnel build-up - - 2019-07-11

The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, has completed an investment in Compana, a German provider of ...

Award-winning Welsh production company expands all-female team - - 2019-07-11

BAFTA Cymru award-winning, multi-platform production company ie ie productions is focusing on strengthening its female leadership team following a loan from the ...

Main Capital invests in GBTEC and acquires majority stake - - 2019-07-11

Main Capital has made an investment of nearly 50 million Euro in GBTEC, a leading player in Business Process Management. With a...

Research reveals investor confusion over risks involved in property investment platforms - - 2019-07-10

New research from secured property lender Fitzrovia Finance reveals a lack of understanding of some of the fundamental risks involved through investi...

MEIF Maven Debt Finance funds Stiltz with £1m debt solution - - 2019-07-10

Maven Capital Partners has funded manufacturer and supplier of homelifts, Stiltz Limited, with a £1m loan facili...

RHEON Labs raises £7m Series A equity capital via LGB Corporate Finance - - 2019-07-10

LGB Corporate Finance, which provides M&A advisory and capital raising services to companies, entrepreneurs and financial sponsors, has raised £7...

IGF client funds in use hit £100 million - - 2019-07-10

Independent Growth Finance (IGF) has achieved £100 million client funds in use through funding UK SMEs. The company’s audite...

European private equity markets continue to cool after a strong 2018 - - 2019-07-10

Unquote Data’s preliminary figures for Q2 2019 show that activity in the European private equity markets continues to cool after a strong year in 2018. ...

Astarte Capital Partners announces new senior appointments - - 2019-07-09

  Astarte Capital Partners LLP, an alternatives co-investment platform, has ...

Britain’s future entrepreneurial leaders recognised by NEF FastTrack - - 2019-07-09

  Six inspiring young entrepreneurs have overcome fierce competition to impress the country’s business leaders with their innovation and business capability and...

Liverpool-based Simul Software receives £150,000 of NPIF funding - - 2019-07-09

  Simulation software developers Simul Software Ltd, has received a £150k investment from ...

The largest tech venture capital investments of 2019 so far - - 2019-07-09

Many UK tech startups are beginning to move well beyond their venture capital funding phases to more established stages of growth. As they’ve expanded into new markets, they’ve looked t...

Ashfords LLP expands its Intellectual Property Team - - 2019-07-09

Law firm, Ashfords LLP, has appointed Chris Sutoto-Haywood as an Associate in the firm's Intellectual Property Team.   ...

Blackfinch Ventures Invests £700k in AI start-up Warwick Analytics - - 2019-07-08

Blackfinch Ventures has invested £700,0001 in innovative tech start-up Warwick Analytics....

Exploring alternatives for investors in a climate of uncertainty - - 2019-07-08

Now more than ever it is essential that income-seeking investors diversify their portfolios. This year has been a challenging environment with global economic uncertainty, volatile equity markets a...

Pop-up retail specialists, Rapid Retail, secure £300,000 MEIF Debt Finance loan - - 2019-07-08

MEIF Debt Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners has backed pop-up retail specialists, Rapid Retail Limited, with...

Stuffstr raises $2.9m from Mustard Seed, adidas Ventures & London Co-Investment Fund - - 2019-07-08

Stuffstr, the game-changing solution to consumer waste, has raised a total of $2.9 million in its seed funding round, led by ...

European outbound M&A activity sees highest quarterly value since 4Q17 - - 2019-07-08

Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has published its 2Q19 report that shows a reluctance among companies to acquir...

Maven invests in the innovative kitchen and bathroom design platform DigitalBridge - - 2019-07-08

  Maven Capital Partners has led a £3 million funding round in Manchester-based ...

Private equity managers underestimate impact of green finance - - 2019-07-05

As part of its contribution to London’s climate action week, Guernsey Finance has published findings suggesting the political backdrop is encourag...

Joko raises €1.6 million to reinvent loyalty cards - - 2019-07-05

The fintech startup Joko has carried out its first fundraising with top-tier investors — Partech, ...

Working in partnership to deliver innovative funding solutions - Will Mason, Liquidity Club - 2019-07-05

By Will Mason of Liquidity Club  One of things that can be overlooked by businesses (particularly...

Vin Murria named Angel Investor of the Year - - 2019-07-05

Ascension Ventures, the London-based investment firm, had an eventful evening at the annual UKBAA Angel Investment Awards. Throughout the ceremony an...

Maven Capital Partners exits GEV Group with 2.7x return - - 2019-07-04

Maven Capital Partners has exited from GEV Group Holdings Limited. The exit attracted significant interest from several private equity buyers; the sale to Bri...

Partech appoints Paul Vider as Principal for its Growth Fund - - 2019-07-04

Partech is augmenting its Growth Equity team due to continued expansion in its portfolio of investments. The Fund has completed five financings in high-growth disruptive c...

TIming is key when it comes to successful angel investing - - 2019-07-04

By Peter Cowley, The Invested Investor As an angel looki...

Student engagement platform GeckoLabs secures £1.8m - - 2019-07-04

GeckoLabs, an Edinburgh company whose software platform helps universities to engage and recruit students, has secured £1.8m investment from ...

AlbionVC leads £2.6m Series A investment in Clear Review - - 2019-07-04

AlbionVC has led a £2.6m Series A investment round in Clear Review, the UK HR technology scale-up. AlbionVC inv...

Environmental fund manager Earthworm expands team - - 2019-07-03

Earthworm Group welcomes four new hires to its expanding team, coinciding with the move to its new head office at Milton Park, Abingdon. Jo T...

Meet the eight best woman-led investments in innovations - - 2019-07-03

As outlined in the British Business Bank’s Equity Tracker report of 2018, the proportion of equity in the UK going to companies with at least one female founder has declined to 18% from 20% i...

Ingenious backs workforce management analytics firm Over-C - - 2019-07-03

Ingenious has led an investment round into Over-C Limited, a London-based analytics company focused on opera...

Panoramic invests in premium snack company Freed Foods - - 2019-07-03

Panoramic Growth Equity, a leading equity investor i...

British Business Bank appoints Warren Ralls as UK Network Director - - 2019-07-03

The British Business Bank has appointed Warren Ralls as UK Network Director, South and East of England....

Space tech and innovation boosted as Harwell Space Cluster expands - - 2019-07-02

The Harwell Space Cluster has added 14 new companies to its impressive roster, now comprised of 92 organisations including the UK and Euro...

Pi Labs leads seed round in environmental management platform Qualis Flow - - 2019-07-02

Qualis Flow, the environmental management platform that tracks, monitors, and predicts project environmental risk, has raised £725,000 in seed funding. T...

Who are the UKs top regional angel investors? - - 2019-07-02

Across the nation, British businesses in the regions are suffering heavily from ensuing disparities in investment. According to the independent report by the UK 2070 commission, the UK i...

Machine Labs secures £800,000 seed funding - - 2019-07-02

Machine Labs has announced £800,000 equity funding received from Techstart Ventures, the founders, angels in...

YFM completes £230m of deals and raises £100m - - 2019-07-02

  During the first half of 2019 YFM Equity Partners (YFM) completed £230m of deals and raised £100m of new funds.&n...

NVM Private Equity Vintage III L.P invests in Chemigraphic - - 2019-07-01

NVM Private Equity has invested £7 million in Chemigraphic, a leading provider of Electronic Manufactur...

Vesalius Biocapital III closes €120 million fund - - 2019-07-01

Vesalius Biocapital III , the specialist life sciences venture...

Private capital takes a bigger stake in private equity market - - 2019-07-01

  Private capital is growing in significance as a source of funds for private equity funds, ...

Digital rewards platform WeGift raises £4 million funding - - 2019-07-01

WeGift, the digital rewards platform, has secured £4 million in Series A funding, led by&n...

Foresight invests £4 million growth capital into Ten Health & Fitness - - 2019-07-01

Foresight Group LLP has announced a £4 million growth capital investment into Ten Health and Fitness Limited, a...

UltraSoC secures £5m investment from new and existing investors - - 2019-06-28

UltraSoC plans to substantially grow its worldwide operations to address emerging opportunities in the cybersecurity, high-reliability and safety-critica...

Downing appoints Tom Moore as Head of Asset Management - - 2019-06-28

London-based investment manager Downing LLP has appointed Tom Moore to lead its asset management capability. Prior to joining Down...

Welsh SME investment takes centre stage - - 2019-06-28

With a huge shift in emphasis towards regional funding support, the Connected Investing event series, hosted by the ...

Development Bank of Wales funding supports growth plans for Poplars Forge - - 2019-06-28

Poplars Forge, a traditional ironwork business is gearing up to move premises, improve productivity as well as teach the next generation of blacks...

Pharrowtech closes €6M+ Seed investment round - - 2019-06-28

Pharrowtech, the designer of chip and antenna solutions for high-speed wireless applications, has raised more than €6 million for its Seed investment...

Investment manager Downing makes six senior hires - - 2019-06-27

London-based investment manager Downing has appointed six new senior team members across its investment, venture capital, asset management, a...

£3.5 million climate change fund established to shake agri-food sector - - 2019-06-27

A consortium of leading scientific research and academic institutions has teamed to identify innovative solutions to tackle climate change linked to the agri-food sector. ...

Apex Airspace granted £3m equity investment from BGF - - 2019-06-27

Following a £6.3m equity investment in 2018, pioneering airspace developer Apex Airspace has secured a further £3million equity invest...

Maven's North East Development Capital Fund celebrates first year - - 2019-06-27

The North East Development Capital Fund (“NEDCF”), supported by the European Regional Development F...

The AngelNews wine column: A sterile soloist sings the best - Caspar Bowes, Bowes Wine - 2019-06-27

Our resident wine expert, Caspar Bowes of Bowes Wine, looks at challenging terroir and resultant unique taste of single grape wines ...

Silicon Valley Bank leads £50m financing for Draper Esprit - - 2019-06-26

Silicon Valley Bank, the bank of the world’s most innovative businesses and their investors, has led a £50 million senio...

High-end London baker Orée raises £425,000 funding - - 2019-06-26

London-based bakery, Orée, has raised £425,000 through Angel Investment Network (AIN) the ...

Europe claims third of booming global smart manufacturing market - - 2019-06-26

Europe represents 30% of the global market for smart manufacturing and factory automation, according to a new ...

Foresight invests £5m in tech-led football merchandising business Fourth Wall Creative - - 2019-06-26

Foresight Group has made a £5 million growth capital investment into Fourth Wall Creative Limited, a...

Moving on: life after being the CEO - - 2019-06-26

Sukhendu has been a CEO for thirteen years, Managing Director for four years, Sen...

Thames Technology secures £3.9 million funding from Independent Growth Finance - - 2019-06-26

Thames Technology develops, manufactures, personal...

Symetrica secures £3m in growth funding to support further expansion in the US - - 2019-06-25

Symetrica, the global leader in radiation detection and identification, has secured a further £3m of growth funding from existing investors to sup...

HBAN-backed Phorest scoops European angel investment award - - 2019-06-25

HBAN, the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment and a joint initiative between ...

Fertility startup Dr Fertility raises £1 million seed funding - - 2019-06-25

North West-focused Praetura Ventures has backed fertility startup Dr Fertility in a ...

Funding London announces three new Board members - - 2019-06-25

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Funding London CEO, Maggie Rodriguez-Piza, have announced the appointment of three new additions to the Funding London...

UK SMEs valued at £3 trillion says MarketInvoice Business Insights survey - - 2019-06-25

  The latest MarketInvoice Business Insights (1)...

Edward O’Hara appointed Chief Risk Officer at British Business Bank - - 2019-06-24

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

Venture capitalists who work together increase the success of ventures - - 2019-06-24

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 ...

Octopus & EQT back $16.5m new funding for Token (open banking) - - 2019-06-24

Token, the turnkey open banking platform, has complete...

Fintech startup Swoop secures £5m investment - - 2019-06-24

Swoop, a FinTech solution that supports SMEs to access funding, has been awarded £5 million (€5.6 million) by the UK’s Banking Competiti...

We, Equity Crowdfunding Shareholders, are Owners too! - James Murdoch - 2019-06-24

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

London-based start-up Augnet selected for European Innovation Council funding - - 2019-06-21

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 ...

AI and blockchain solution for insurance industry BlockClaim raises seed funding - - 2019-06-21

BlockClaim, the first hybrid artificial intelligence and blockchain technology solution developed for the insurance industry...

Why Crowdfunding is the New Business Loan - - 2019-06-21

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 ...

GP Bullhound Fund IV holds final close at €113 million - - 2019-06-21

Technology advisory and investment firm GP Bullhound’s Fund IV holds its final close at EUR113 million, continuing its successfu...

How to make crowdfunding work in Europe - - 2019-06-21

By Jörg Rocholl, President and Professor of Finance at ESMT Berlin  In recent years, international crowdfunding markets have s...

Beauhurst Tech Report: a Snapshot of UK SaaS - - 2019-06-21

This week Beauhurst has published the third instalment in its series of short reports on some of the UK's most exciting tech sectors. The SaaS Brief takes an overview of Software-as-...

Downing expands property investment team - - 2019-06-20

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

London-based insurtech Zego raises $42million to fund European expansion - - 2019-06-20

London-based insurtech firm Zego has raised $42million in one of the largest funding rounds for a European insurtech start-up. The proc...

Fishtek Marine nets transformative impact investment crowdfunding - - 2019-06-20

Marine bycatch prevention company Fishtek Marine has netted its full £900,000 impact investment crowdfunding via the ...

Big Tech Brain Drain: SMEs lose out to big tech in the battle to recruit top talent - - 2019-06-20

UK SMEs are losing out to big tech in the battle to recruit top tech talent, according to Robert Half UK’s new report, ...

STEAM learning play pioneers OKIDO & OjO raise £18,800 on Kickstarter - - 2019-06-20

London-based STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and maths) learning pioneers OKIDO and OjO, have raised £18,800 on Kickstarter, exceeding their target of £15,000. ...

Demand for UK tech visas booms says Tech Nation - - 2019-06-19

In London Tech Week, Tech Nation reveals rising worldwide demand for UK tech visas 45% rise in applications for th...

Digital wellbeing platform hero raises £1.3 million - - 2019-06-19

the UK alone, wellbeing issues affect one in four people, which in turn costs the economy over £57 billion a year in lost productivity, but just last week on its first birthday, ...

P2PFA platform lending tops £10 billion - - 2019-06-19

The level of P2PFA platform lending has continued to increase during the first quarter of 2019 – with more than £850 million of loans facilitated...

YFM Equity Partners appoints Helen Villiers as Investment Manager - - 2019-06-19

YFM Equity Partners has appointed Helen Villiers as Investment Manager. Based at YFM’s London office, Helen will be focussing on supporting YFM’s new in...

Inverleith backed chocolate manufacturer Montezuma's makes senior appointments - - 2019-06-19

A new senior executive leadership team has been put in place at Montezuma’s following investment from Edinburgh-based private equity firm, ...

UK boards lack tech expertise says Russell Reynolds report - - 2019-06-18

UK boards are seriously lacking non-executive directors with skills and expertise in technology, new research from Russell Reynolds Associates a ...

QuarterOne raises funding from Seedcamp - - 2019-06-18

QuarterOne, the sales forecasting software start-up for SMEs, raises first major investment from ...

Christophe Lavigne joins Keensight Capital - - 2019-06-18

Keensight Capital, one of the leading private equity managers dedicated to pan-European Growth Buyout...

The Ticket Fairy raises $2.5m from all-star investor line-up - - 2019-06-18

The Ticket Fairy, a growth and sales channel partner for the live events industry, has announced the official launch of its cloud-based eve...

InsurTech Inzura.ai secures £1m from industry leaders - - 2019-06-18

Inzura.ai the UK based global InsurTech has raised a further £1m in a pre-A funding round. This follows a seed investment round in early 2018 and rapid growth...

Nexeon secures funding for new battery materials initiative - - 2019-06-17

Nexeon, the company developing and supplying battery materials for rechargeable Li-ion batteries, is leading a new project to optimise coating technolog...

CrowdProperty hits two major milestones - - 2019-06-17

Specialist property peer-to-peer lender CrowdProperty has hit two more major milestones after fully funding the 92nd project on the CrowdProperty p...

Palamon sells leather accessories brand, Il Bisonte, for €100 million - - 2019-06-17

Palamon Capital Partners, a European growth buyout private equity firm, has signed an agreement to sell Il Bisonte...

Regional SME investment takes centre stage - - 2019-06-17

With a huge shift in emphasis towards regional funding support, the Connected Investing event series, hosted by the UK Business Angels Association, wil...

Funderbeam raises US$ 4.5 million in series A funding - - 2019-06-17

Funderbeam, the global funding and trading platform, has raised US$ 4.5 million in Series A funding, led by UK-based ...

UK smaller businesses receive record £6.7bn equity finance investment, says British Business Bank report - - 2019-06-14

The amount of equity invested in smaller UK businesses rose 5% to £6.7bn in 2018, the highest amount recorded, reveals British Business Bank...

Beauhurst data reveals the most active investor types in the UK - - 2019-06-14

The diversity of investor types in the UK contributes to the success of the nation's high-growth scene, as different companies have varying requirements from their backers. In Part 1 of a new blog ...

Maven funds invest a further £750,000 in honcho - - 2019-06-14

Maven Capital Partners has invested a further £750,000, in disruptive car insurance platform, Honcho Markets Ltd. T...

Funding Options appoints David Keene from Google as CMO - - 2019-06-14

Funding Options has appointed David Keene to its senior leadership team as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, David will be responsible for leading...

YFM announces £60m first close of its Buy-Out Fund II - - 2019-06-14

YFM Equity Partners has completed the first close of its Buy-Out-Fund II with £60m of investment committed.  This follows the £45m raised...

Ashfords advises Ocado’s £17m investment into vertical farming - - 2019-06-13

Ocado has announced a £17 million investment into the vertical farming industry, including an investment into ...

SuccessData raises £600k from SuperSeed to support growth ambitions - - 2019-06-13

AI data extraction start-up SuccessData, formerly known as sc.io, has closed a £600k inve...

Tonkotsu partners with YFM for next phase of growth - - 2019-06-13

Tonkotsu, the Emma Reynolds and Ken Yamada-founded ramen restaurant group plans expansion after partnering with investment firm ...

When Wireless meets wellies: digital revolution driving growth in agri-tech sector - - 2019-06-13

Digital livestock production, smart plants and 24/7 indoor salad production are some of the ways the digital revolution is driving rapid growth in the agri-tech sector. Start-ups ...

Financier John Allbrook joins IGF board as Chairman - - 2019-06-13

Independent Growth Finance (IGF), a leading independent commercial finance provider, today announces the appointment of John Allbrook as Non-Executive Chairm...

Downing Ventures appoints founding member of Jaguar Land Rover’s VC fund - - 2019-06-12

  Downing Ventures, part of London-based investment manager Downing LLP, has appointed James Nettleton as Principal of its 12-strong venture...

YFM Equity Partners invests £3.6m into disruptive video agency Wooshii - - 2019-06-12

Funds advised by YFM Equity Partners, the specialist private equity fund manager, has backed a £3.6m investment into Wooshii Li...

Start-up Spotlight: The Invested Investor interviews Angel Academe co-founder Sarah Turner - - 2019-06-12

In partnership with The Invested Investor, this month’s Start-up Spotlight features an interview with Sarah Turner, a technologist, en...

Challenger Mobile Communications set for growth - - 2019-06-12

Business to business (b2b) telecoms provider Challenger Mobile Communications is targeting growth after a management succession buyout supported b...

Kernel Capital £1.2M co-investment in Belfast RegTech Company Datactics - - 2019-06-12

Kernel Capital and Par Equity have led a £1.2M investment in ...

finnCap Group plc strengthens debt advisory team with senior hires - - 2019-06-11

  finnCap Group plc, a leading adviser and broker to ambitious growth companies, is delighted to anno...

European Buy & Build activity in 2018 reaches record high - - 2019-06-11

European Buy & Build activity reached its highest recorded level in 2018 with a total disclosed deal value of £9.5 billion, according to Silver...

Hambro Perks appoints Andrew Noyons as Managing Director - - 2019-06-11

The London-based Venture Firm, Hambro Perks, has appointed Andrew Noyons...

Funderbeam and Sensor City host “The Liverpool Landscape - Funding and Support” - - 2019-06-11

To coincide with London Tech Week, global investment platform Funderbeam and Sensor City are co-hosting “Th...

SEP invests €25 million in Immedis - - 2019-06-11

Immedis, a specialist provider of enterprise technology solutions for global payroll and mobility ta...

Foresight gives Oomf a boost with £500,000 MEIF investment - - 2019-06-10

Foresight Group has invested £500,000 into Oomf Limited through the Midlands Engine...

Investor Allstars returns for its 17th year - - 2019-06-10

Investor Allstars, the "Oscars" of the European entrepreneurial and investor community in Europe and the US, will return for its 17th edition this ye...

BGF expands Quoted team with new hire - - 2019-06-10

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing companies, has bolstered its Quoted team with the appointment of Simon Blackaby as an...

Praetura Ventures closes maiden EIS fund at £15 million - - 2019-06-10

Praetura Ventures has closed its 2019 Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) fund at £15m, making it the largest-ever maiden EIS fund. It will use ...

EMV Capital portfolio company Q-bot secures £3m funding - - 2019-06-10

London-based Q-Bot, an EMV Capital portfolio robotics company that has developed a solution to remotely apply underfloor ins...

3 million UK businesses struggle to stay on top of finances - - 2019-06-07

Research by Funding Options, the UK’s leading business finance marketplace, has revealed that half (51%...

BGF invests in high-growth Extentia Group - - 2019-06-07

BGF, a leading investor in high-growth UK businesses, has invested £10m of equity in Extentia Group, t...

OurCrowd & NOAH Advisors partner to jointly promote startup investments in Europe - - 2019-06-07

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Triple Point leads £1.3m investment in Augnet - - 2019-06-07

Augnet Limited, the London-based technology start-up set to revolutionise the SMS and messaging space, has announced that ...

Thalia attracts $2m investment from Deepbridge Capital - - 2019-06-07

Deepbridge Capital has led a $2m (£1.52m) funding round in Thalia Design Automation, with re...

Why the future looks bright for EIS investment in the media and creative industries - - 2019-06-06

Dan Perkins, a Director at Great Point, the UK’s leading...

Small buyout funds outperforming mega-buyouts says eFront - - 2019-06-06

The latest research from eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has thrown into sharp relief the d...

Riverside's latest investment sparkles - - 2019-06-06

The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, has acquired La Galvanina S.p.A, a fourth g...

Groovy UK receives £250,000 from MEIF Maven Debt Finance - - 2019-06-06

Groovy UK Limited, a wholesale and giftware business, has received a £250,000 loan facility from the Midlands Engine ...

La Crème Patisserie secures £500k from Development Bank of Wales - - 2019-06-06

Award winning patisserie business La Crème Patisserie has acquired new premises near Newport following a £500,000 loan from the ...

British Patient Capital appoints Hazel Moore OBE as Non Executive Director - - 2019-06-06

British Patient Capital (BPC) has appointed Hazel Moore, OBE as Non-Executive Director to the boar...

Augusta appoints Axel Narvaez to head Spanish operation - - 2019-06-05

Augusta & Co, a specialist financial advisory and investment firm for the renewable energy industry, has today...

Calculus Capital and Stargrove Pictures launch ‘new breed’ creative content fund - - 2019-06-05

Calculus Capital and Stargrove Pictures have launched a new EIS fund in association with the ...

Downing leads £1.5m investment in The Electrospinning Company - - 2019-06-05

The Electrospinning Company, first established in 2010 as a spin-out from research undertaken by the UK Science and...

Foresight returns 3.8x from Nottingham based Mercia Power Response - - 2019-06-05

Foresight Group has successfully exited its investment in Nottingham-based Mercia Power Response Limited ...

Westbridge closes latest fund at £140 million - - 2019-06-05

Westbridge Capital has closed its latest fund, WestBridge II, having raised £140m in fund commitments and associated earmarked co-...

13% of UK employees are unhappy at work says Robert Half survey - - 2019-06-04

The UK workforce is becoming increasingly held back by mental health problems such as stress, depression and anxiety. According to research (1) ...

Foresight launches open-ended infrastructure fund - - 2019-06-04

Foresight Group has launched the FP Foresight Global Real Infrastructure Fund (“GRIF” or “the Fund”). The Fund, which has received FCA regulatory approval, will be actively ...

Vala adds tech entrepreneur to investment committee - - 2019-06-04

Vala Capital, the venture capital firm, has added accomplished technology entrepreneur and investor John Swingewood to its investment committee. After...

Artificial Intelligence is a disruptive force in UK financial services, says Intertrust - - 2019-06-04

An overwhelming majority (94%) of UK-based financial services industry decision-makers believe that Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the most potential t...

Product Guru’s ‘Tinder for retailers and suppliers’ platform raises £300,000 - - 2019-06-04

Product Guru, an online platform described as ‘Tinder for retail buyers and product suppliers’, has secured a £300,000 investment....

Silverfleet Capital invests in Microgen Financial Systems Limited - - 2019-06-03

  Silverfleet Capital, the leading Pan-European private equity firm, has agreed to acquire ...

Mayor’s new £100m Greater London Fund announced - MMC Ventures appointed - - 2019-06-03

MMC Ventures has launched the £52 million MMC Greater London Fund as part of the Mayor of London’s new initiative - the Greater London Investm...

Alec Ellison appointed chairman of OurCrowd United States - - 2019-06-03

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Tech delivery company Sorted lands £15m - - 2019-06-03

  Sorted, the global delivery experience company, today announces it has secured £15 million in a recent funding round led by ...

Suir Valley Ventures invests in Ambisense as part of €1.1m investment round - - 2019-06-03

Suir Valley Ventures, the entrepreneur-led venture capital fund launched in partnership with Shard Capit...

Startup Funding Club funds cyber-security startup Awen Collective - - 2019-05-31

Awen Collective has secured seed investment through Startup F...

Riverside ‘insures’ latest investment is a success - - 2019-05-31

The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, has partnered with ACTINEO, the leading German ...

Private capital finding a home in Guernsey's private equity industry - - 2019-05-31

The rising trend of private capital investment is being well serviced in Guernsey due to the global finance specialist’s flexibility to meet investors’ sophisticated requirements, secto...

Resonance launches third regional SITR fund in North West - - 2019-05-31

Social impact investment company Resonance has launched their latest Social Impact Tax Relief (SITR) Fund in the North West.   ...

Autologyx powers ahead with £1M in funding - - 2019-05-31

autologyx has announced that it has raised an additional £1 million to rapidly expand its foothold in legal, RPO and insurance se...

Foresight Group wins Funder of the Year at East Midlands dealmakers - - 2019-05-30

Foresight Group LLP, a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, has won this high-profile award in recognition for...

Life Insurer yulife Raises £10 Million in Funding Led by Creandum - - 2019-05-30

yulife, the life insurance company which puts wellbeing at the heart of its insurance offering, has announced that it has secured £10 million in Series A...

TriEye secures $17M in Series A financing - - 2019-05-30

Israeli startup ...

Global Tech Advocates launches Tech Japan Advocates - - 2019-05-30

Global Tech Advocates (GTA), the international private sector network connecting tech hubs around the world, has launched ...

The Finance Durham Fund celebrates two-year anniversary - - 2019-05-30

Finance Durham, managed by Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active SME finance provid...

Idinvest Partners closes SME ISIA fund at €340 million - - 2019-05-29

  Idinvest Partners, a leading investor in SMEs across Europe, has closed its ISIA Fund (Idinvest SME ...

ClauseMatch secures $2.5. million venture debt funding - - 2019-05-29

  Following recent expansion in Singapore, London based RegTech firm ClauseMatch closed its first venture debt funding r...

NPIF - Maven leads £500,000 in Handsome - - 2019-05-29

Maven Capital Partners, has led a £500,000 investment in back & posture care product specialist, Handsome Limite...

Seventure Partners renews support to Domain Therapeutics and invests €3.5M - - 2019-05-29

Domain Therapeutics has announced that it has secured a €3.5M ($3.9M) investment from existing shareholder ...

Enlaps raises €3 million to boost up its development - - 2019-05-29

Enlaps, the inventor of the Tikee timelapse solution, has announced that it has closed a funding round of €3 millions from business angels including Fa...

Charlie Parker joins Albemarle Street Partners - - 2019-05-28

  Albemarle Street Partners (ASP), the specialist advice and investment management...

Investors urged to Trexit-proof their wealth says deVere CEO - - 2019-05-28

  Theresa May’s departure demands that UK and international investors move to mitigate risks to their wealth, affirms the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent fina...

CEO of Wiserfunding comments on Small Business Survey 2018 - - 2019-05-28

Government statistics released l...

Start up accelarator Rockstart publishes impressive program ratings - - 2019-05-28

Rockstart, Europe's premier startup accelerator, has published th...

Trukkin raises a $3.5M Series A funding round - - 2019-05-28

As “on demand” services expand into more industries and market places,Trukkin is leading the way in digital lo...

IW Capital announces close of debt fund - - 2019-05-24

IW Capital - the debt, equity and EIS investment specialist based in the heart of Mayfair - has announced its latest milestone of growth with the cl...

Streamline Press secures £250k from MEIF - - 2019-05-24

Streamline Press, a leading commercial printer specialising in lithographic, digital and large format print services, has secured £250,000 funding ...

Phasecraft scores £750k pre-seed funding from Parkwalk and UCL - - 2019-05-24

Parkwalk and the UCL Technology Fund are leading a £750k investment into Phasecraft, a pioneering quantum com...

Success as Revoola is accepted as SETSquared Scale-Up programme member - - 2019-05-24

The FitTech company, Revoola, has confirmed that its application to join the leading business incubator SETSquare...

Minerva helps tech start-up secure million-pound funding - - 2019-05-24

Minerva, the University of Warwick Science Park’s Business Angel Network, has played a vital role in helping Lincoln-based te...

Syncona founds Quell Therapeutics with £35 million investment - - 2019-05-23

Syncona Ltd has founded Quell Therapeutics, a new cell therapy company, with a £35 million commitment in a Series A financing...

YFM backs elearning specialist Elucidat with £3.5m investment - - 2019-05-23

YFM Equity Partners has invested £3.5 million in Elucidat Limited, an...

Development Bank invests £80m in Welsh businesses - - 2019-05-23

The Development Bank of Wales’ first full year has helped even more Welsh businesses to grow. ...

PBD Biotech appoints new CEO - - 2019-05-23

Angel backed novel diagnostic developer PBD Biotech has appointed new CEO Mark Hammond to drive the company’s expansion. The success of the company’s...

Newcastle Angel Hub will attract more Angel investors to the region - - 2019-05-23

A new initiative to support Business Angels looking to invest in the North East was launched yesterday at FinanceCamp, the region’s annual investme...

Start-up Spotlight: Interview with serial investor, David Gammon - - 2019-05-22

In partnership with AngelNews, this month’s Start-up Spotlight focuses on the experienced, dynamic and philosophical serial investor...

Great Point backs Seven Seas Films to support growth - - 2019-05-22

Great Point, the UK’s leading independent media and investment firm, has invested in ...

Triple Point leads VCT investment in Augnet - - 2019-05-22

Triple Point Venture Fund has led a £1.3m investment in UK-based messaging company Augnet Limited. Triple ...

Amadeus leads $4.6m Series A round funding for Immense Simulations - - 2019-05-22

Immense Simulations, the intelligent mobility software provider, has announced that it has secured $4.6m in Series A funding. The investment will aid the continu...

On-demand removals marketplace Shift secures £1.3m from Fuel Ventures - - 2019-05-22

  An on-demand removals marketplace aiming to bring on-demand technology to the removals and deliveries sector has secured investment from leading London-based ...

Panoramic Growth Equity backed Quill is aquired by Webedia Group - - 2019-05-21

Panoramic Growth Equity, the leading equity investor in fast growth, entrepreneurial companies has sold its portf...

Blu Wireless raises $16.6 million in growth funding - - 2019-05-21

Blu Wireless has raised £12.7m ($16.6m) in a growth funding round led by existing investors Arm, C...

NVM exit from MSQ Partners with a 2.7x return - - 2019-05-21

NVM Private Equity has fully realised its investment in international marketing communications group MSQ Partners fo...

Deepbridge Capital appoints Head of Corporate Finance and adds three to investment team - - 2019-05-21

Deepbridge Capital, the tax-efficient investment manager, has appointed Samantha Piddington as its new Head of Corporate Finance. Deepbridge has als...

Interview with Stephen Kelly, former CEO of Sage and committed angel investor - - 2019-05-21

Stephen Kelly has 35 years’ unique leadership experience in both the private and public sector. He has held CEO positions with three successful UK & USA public technology companies, as we...

SEIS/EIS: great tax benefit democratised or too great administrative hassle and risk? - James Murdoch - 2019-05-20

SEIS and EIS are incredible tax benefits and Equity Crowdfunding democratises them, potentially making them available to a much wider population than the super-rich. You might be led to believe tha...

Beauhurst report analyses unannounced fundraisings - - 2019-05-20

In 2018, 70% of equity deals were not announced to the public, and although these deals are often much smaller than those that are announced, they can be just as (if not more) interesting. ...

Catalan biomedical companies attracted €106 million in 2018 for new drugs and technology - - 2019-05-20

The global biomedical market is in the midst of a period of stable growth and Catalonia, one of the most dynamic healthcare hubs in the world, is also enjoying this trend. 2018 was a positive year ...

Bowmark sells Aston Lark to Goldman Sachs - - 2019-05-20

Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, has agreed to sell Aston Lark, a leading independent insurance b...

Calculus invests £2.5m in management software company Wazoku - - 2019-05-20

Calculus Capital has made a £2.5m investment in Wazoku. Wazoku’s main product is Idea Spotlight, an i...

The North is brimming with opportunity for investors - Estelle Blanks - 2019-05-17

By Estelle Blanks, Executive Director of the Innovation SuperNetwork According to research by Beauhurst, UK businesses...

British Business Bank ENABLE Guarantee opens to new lenders - - 2019-05-17

The British Business Bank’s ENABLE Guarantee programme is now accepting applications from new types of lenders, with the aim of increasi...

NPIF - Maven Equity Finance leads £250,000 investment in Digital Training Solutions - - 2019-05-17

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested in Bolton-based eLearning company, ...

Britain’s rich mull moving their wealth abroad over Corbyn fears - - 2019-05-17

Rich Brits and wealthy international investors fear a Corbyn government more than Brexit, with an increasing number considering moving their wealth overseas. This is the assessment of Nigel...

Tech Nation Report 2019: UK leads Europe in scaleup investment - - 2019-05-16

Scaleup tech investment 2.5x higher than expected based on the relative size of the UK economy in 2018 UK leads Europe and fourth in the world for scaleup ...

NVM Private Equity invests £2.2m in Quotevine - - 2019-05-16

Quotevine, a provider of SaaS solutions for the asset and automotive finance industries, has received £2.2 million in funding from private-equity fir...

AI breakthroughs lead to unprecedented M&A growth, reveals Hampleton Partners’ report - - 2019-05-16

Hampleton Partners’ latest analysis of the Artificial Intelligence M&A market reveals that over 150 deals were disclosed in 2018, up from ...

Sadiq Khan joins a global speaker line-up at CogX 2019 - - 2019-05-16

CogX, the world’s leading festival of AI and emerging technologies, today announces the headline speakers for its...

Foresight invests £2.1 million into energy tech pioneer Synaptec - - 2019-05-16

Foresight Group and Williams Advanced Engineering have made a £2 m...

Octopus launches Apollo VCT fundraise - - 2019-05-15

Octopus Investments, part of Octopus Group and the UK’s largest Venture Capital Trust (VCT) manager1, today announced the launch of a new ...

Lincolnshire horticulture producer plants seeds for growth following £200k investment - - 2019-05-15

A Greater Lincolnshire-based horticulture producer and supplier has secured a £200,000 debt funding package from Maven Capital Partners and the ...

Edison Group and GK Investor Relations establish Edison Israel - - 2019-05-15

Edison Group, the leading investment research, investor relations and consulting firm, headquartered in London, with offices in New York, Europe and Asia-P...

Triple Point impact EIS investments rise to £1.7 million - - 2019-05-15

Triple Point has invested nearly £1 million of funding to back the latest two companies in their Impact EIS Investment Fund. The fund targets fast...

Robert Half UK research reveals heightened need for digital experience amongst CEOs - - 2019-05-15

Digital disruption has heightened the need for technological experience amongst leaders of the UK’s biggest businesses, yet broader boardroom diversity is failing to progress, according to ne...

Hardman introduces new financial planning panel service for advisers - - 2019-05-14

Hardman & Co has introduced a new panel service which will help advisers cope with what it calls the “…the greatest financial planning o...

Maven leads investment in Symphonic Software - - 2019-05-14

Maven Capital Partners has led an investment, alongside existing shareholders Par Equity and the Scottish Investment Bank, in Edinburgh-based ...

British Business Bank appoints Dharmash Mistry as NED - - 2019-05-14

The British Business Bank has appointed Dharmash Mistry as non-executive director (NED) ...

Par Equity invests £3.2m boost in Northern Irish tech scene - - 2019-05-14

Par Equity, the Edinburgh-based multi-award-winning venture capital firm, has led investments totalling £3.2m in two Northern Irish software companies...

The ID Co. Secures Seed Funding for International Growth - - 2019-05-14

Global fintech, The ID Co., has has received $2m seed funding from global technology investor Amadeus Capital Partners...

Mobeus exits investment Plastic Surgeon for 5.6x money - - 2019-05-13

Mobeus has sold Plastic Surgeon, the surface repair and restoration specialist, to ...

360 onlineprint enters British market after attracting investment of $20.4m - - 2019-05-13

The Portuguese company 360 onlineprint, founded in 2013, is expanding its sales territory and is now also active in the United Kingdom. This strategic...

Oxford Capital leads £6.5m funding in ecommerce start up Weengs - - 2019-05-13

Weengs, a smart logistics startup that partners with ecommerce businesses to get online orders to their customers reliably and efficiently, has secured &poun...

Masabi secures $20m led by MMC Ventures - - 2019-05-13

Masabi, the company bringing ...

IW Capital invests £1.83 million in Inglenook Inns - - 2019-05-13

Private investment and alternative finance specialist IW Capital announces a £1.83 million loan for Inglenook Inns and Taverns Limited. The loan represe...

Furnley House secures £200,000 MEIF investment - - 2019-05-10

Leicester-based Furnley House Limited, a firm of independent financial advisers and mortgage brokers, has received a £200,000 investment from the...

Cherwell invests in Scotland to expand research and development in Dundee - - 2019-05-10

Cherwell Software a global leader in service managemen...

Bowmark Capital backed The Instant Group acquires Incendium Consulting - - 2019-05-10

The Instant Group, which was backed by Bowmark Capital last year, has acquired ...

European investment in UK tech at all-time high - - 2019-05-10

Investment from European funds into the UK’s thriving tech ecosystem reached a record high of £1.89bn in 2018 (up from just £1.66bn in 2017), according to a new report published b...

Food industry robotics firm Karakuri secures £7m investment led by Ocado - - 2019-05-10

How and what we eat in restaurants or on-the-go is changing thanks to new robotics startup Karakuri and its £7 million seed inv...

Development Bank of Wales invests in Neil's Fish and Chip Shop - - 2019-05-09

It’s been serving the community of St Clears with traditional, tasty fish and chips for more than 50 years.  And now Neil’s Fish and Chip shop has new owners Ricky and Hanna J...

Downing completes £19 million exit from seven Oakman-managed pubs - - 2019-05-09

Investment manager Downing LLP has announced the successful exit from a series of freehold pub investments managed by award-winning Oakman Inns and Restaura...

Scottish medical diagnostics company completes £1.5m funding round - - 2019-05-09

Biotangents, a Scottish medical diagnostics business, has secured £1.5m of new investment following the completion of a second fundraising round....

InsurTech startup Urban Jungle raises £2.5 million in seed funding - - 2019-05-09

Insurance startup, Urban Jungle has announced a £2.5 million seed funding round with participation from a range of new and existing ...

Skin care business Toddle takes first steps with angel backing - - 2019-05-09

An adventure skin care start-up Toddle, based in Wrexham, will be launching its child-friendly skin care products this summer following a £200,00...

Creating the Perfect Name For Your UK Startup - Grant Polachek, Inc 500 - 2019-05-08

Naming advice from Grant Polachek, Director of Marketing at Inc 500 company Squadhelp.com,  ...

UK tutoring platform Tutor House receives £2m from Fuel Ventures - - 2019-05-08

Tutor House, an online and in-person tutoring agency that aims to give all students access to affordable tutoring, group retake courses and educational...

Pharma IT firm closes £1m funding round for new clinical trials software - - 2019-05-08

A Nottingham company which has developed a new platform to help pharmaceutical firms manage clinical trials more effectively has raised almost £1m from investors to help it launch its product...

Sonae IM closes investment in Cellwize - - 2019-05-08

Sonae Investment Management (Sonae IM), has announced that it has concluded an equity investment in Cellwize, a global l...

New Podcast series is on the hunt for London’s top start-up businesses - - 2019-05-08

Award winning British content company Somethin’ Else is castin...

The Seed Fund announces Class of 2019 - - 2019-05-07

With a line-up intent on shaking up the shopping basket, The Seed Fund has announced its Class of 2019, revealing the 14 food and drink start-ups that have b...

Oriient secures $4m to bring in-store navigation to the masses - - 2019-05-07

Oriient, pioneers of high-performance indoor GPS, announced today the closing of $4m in seed funding from F2 Capital...

Building equity clusters can accelerate growth says Economic Intelligence Wales - - 2019-05-07

Wales’ share of the volume of equity deals in the UK is 3% and relatively close to its share of the UK’s economy, says research unit, Economic Intelligence Wales (EIW) in its latest ...

AngelNews Wine Column: Thoughts on this year’s primeurs campaign - - 2019-05-07

  En Primeur tastings in France For the second year running, I eschewed the annual en primeurs tastings ...

Nivo announces £2m funding round - - 2019-05-07

Nivo, the Manchester-based instant messaging and identity verification platform, has announced the close of a £2m funding round fr...

Hambro Perks launches EIS eligible co-investment fund - - 2019-05-03

  The London based venture firm, Hambro Perks, have recently launched a ...

LDV Capital leads $3.1 million investment in Synthesia - - 2019-05-03

Synthesia, a UK based startup developing video synthesis technology, has raised $3.1 million to continue their mission of helping brands and ...

Sure Ventures backs holographic tech start-up VividQ - - 2019-05-03

Sure Ventures plc, a London listed venture capital fund which invests in early-stage software companies across...

Brexit results in one in four tech companies missing out on investment - - 2019-05-03

23 per cent of London’s tech companies have experienced investors deferring investment decisions as a direct result of Brexit, according to new research released by ...

Acceleris Capital announces spin-out from Seneca Partners - - 2019-05-03

  Established North West capital finance advisory firm Acceleris Capital has announced a return to Greater Manchester as part...

Top Brexit cities: key locations for businesses to watch out for - - 2019-05-02

Ongoing uncertainty makes it increasingly difficult to predict what the UK business ecosystem will look like or which cities will thrive post-Brexit. Despite this, business owners are keeping their...

MUSO Raises £3.5m from Harwell Capital - - 2019-05-02

MUSO, the global authority on digital piracy data, has raised £3.5m in an extension to its £2.5m 2017 Series A with ...

Hambro Perks appoints Svenja Grundmann as Investment Associate - - 2019-05-02

London-based Venture Firm, Hambro Perks, has appointed ex-Morgan Stanley’s Svenja Grundmann as Investment Associate. ...

NPIF investments in Leeds totals £20m - - 2019-05-02

  The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), delivered by ...

Workbooks raises growth capital and expands team - - 2019-05-02

Workbooks, a British cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and marketing automation vendor, today announces the arrival of Alex Bradley as head ...

Luminous Ventures appoints Ryan Ward to advisory board - - 2019-05-01

LONDON-based venture capital firm, Luminous Ventures has strengthened its advisory board further with the appointment of expert sales strategist, ...

Bowmark sells CARE Fertility to Silverfleet Capital - - 2019-05-01

Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, has agreed to sell CARE Fertility, the UK’s leading fe...

Mercia NIPF supports £950k for University-industry matchmaker - - 2019-05-01

A company which helps universities to commercialise academic research by initiating new collaborations with industry has secured a £950,000 investment. The funding includes £750,000 fro...

North wins £2m to support Angel Investment Accelerator Pilots from Innovate UK - - 2019-05-01

A consortium led by Sunderland-based North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC), has received £1m from Innovate UK to support the growth of local ...

UCL Technology Fund invests in AI-driven colon cancer detection firm - - 2019-05-01

Innovative medtech company Odin Vision is to scale up its pioneering cancer detection technology thanks to an investment round led by the ...

New study reveals UK strength in £2.3bn ‘tech for social good’ companies - - 2019-04-30

The UK is a global centre for socially responsible technology innovation, according to new quantitative and qualitative analysis prepared by...

Värde invests £60m in Masthaven - - 2019-04-30

Masthaven, the UK specialist bank, has completed a strategic £60 million investment by ...

New British-South Asian airline completes £80,000 SEIS funding - - 2019-04-30

A new British-South Asian low-cost long haul airline, flypop, has completed a Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) funding round of £80,000 with ...

Equity Crowdfunding – a naïve flutter or a wise addition to a portfolio? - James Murdoch - 2019-04-30

By James Murdoch Over 5 years, I have built up what I am told is a significant number of investments in start-up via the platforms and AngelNews has invi...

Partnership set to deliver boost to Edinburgh’s tech sector - - 2019-04-30

Edinburgh’s tech sector will go from strength to strength after a partnership between Informatics Ventures and the Data-Driven Innovation Initiative was announced at the annual international ...

Great Point Media's new EIS fund makes three investments - - 2019-04-29

Great Point Media, a UK leader in entertainment development, production and distribution, announced it has invested in three UK companies from its rec...

Foresight research reveals increasing allocation to infrastructure and alternatives - - 2019-04-29

Research conducted by Foresight Group LLP, a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, highlights...

EMV Capital invests in liquid biopsy company Vortex Biosciences - - 2019-04-29

EMV Capital has acquired a controlling stake in Bay Area-based Vortex Biosciences, and a further investment pa...

Record quarter sees Seneca invest £10 million in SMEs - - 2019-04-29

Seneca Partners, the SME focused investment firm has announced that it completed seven new growth capital investments in Q1 2019 into fast growing UK bas...

Earthworm invests in herbicide-free weed control tech firm Weedingtech - - 2019-04-29

Weedingtech, the world-leader in supplying herbicide-free systems for controlling unwanted vegetation, has received an investment from environmental ...

Extra £200 million backing for British business from British Business Bank - - 2019-04-26

High-flying firms across the UK will benefit from a further £200 million of government support to ensure that innovative British firms can access the finance they ne...

Development Bank of Wales supports MBO of Spotnails - - 2019-04-26

Fasteners and tools company Spotnails Ltd has new owners after the Development Bank of Wales ...

AlbionVC leads $5 million seed round for Imandra - - 2019-04-26

Imandra Inc, creator of the Imandra cloud-native automated reasoning engine, has completed a $5 million Seed investment led by A...

New angel network for Birmingham - - 2019-04-26

West Midlands business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors have welcomed the launch of a new  angel investment network for the region. ...

Could training your brain with optical illusions be the key to business success? - Hasna Haidar, Carphone Warehouse - 2019-04-26

By Hasna Haidar at Carphone Warehouse  Whether you are a start-up owner or a business leader, your mind ...

UK Fintech Kantox Closes €5m Debt Financing with Silicon Valley Bank - - 2019-04-25

Kantox, a leader in FX management solutions for businesses, has just closed its second venture debt financing deal with Silicon V...

Cytora secures £25 million round led by EQT Ventures - - 2019-04-25

Cytora, a provider of AI-powered solutions for the commercial insurance industry, has completed a £25 million Series B funding round led by the ...

VGC Partners appoints new Investment Director - - 2019-04-25

  London-based growth capital investor, VGC Partners, has appointed Andrew Lister as Investment and Portfo...

Credit Kudos raises £2.2m led by Ascension Ventures - - 2019-04-25

  Credit Kudos, challenger credit bureau and leader in commercial applications of...

From EIE to exit: Seonaidh MacDonald shares the secrets of his success - - 2019-04-25

This week will see fifty high-growth potential data-driven tech companies pitch for funding at the annual flagship Engage Invest Exploit (EIE)...

Mexican wave powers Burrito Bond 2 offer to £3.7m at close - - 2019-04-24

Award-winning Mexican quick-service chain Chilango is celebrating one of the most popular alternative investment offers of rece...

CrowdProperty raises £1.1m equity funding on Seedrs - - 2019-04-24

  Specialist property peer-to-peer lender CrowdProperty has closed a £1.1m ...

Newable partners with SPRINT to provide expertise for space businesses - - 2019-04-24

Newable, a leading provider of professional services, financial support and property space to UK businesses, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with t...

Ex Co-op executives invest close to £500K in death tech start up Guardian Angel - - 2019-04-24

  Guardian Angel, a free and private online platform that simplifies the bereavement process;...

Chelverton commits more funding to Velovixen - - 2019-04-24

  Chelverton Asset Management Limited, a specialist investor in sub-FTSE 100 quoted equities and...

Rockstart raises €15m fund to invest in AgriFood startups - - 2019-04-23

Rockstart is almost ready to close its first fund of €15 million for its AgriFood domain accelerator and fund. S...

EMV Capital completes its first acquisition in Silicon Valley - - 2019-04-23

EMV Capital announced the acquisition and investment into Wanda Inc, a San Francisco-based digital health company commerci...

NVM appoints new investors to its NW and Midlands offices - - 2019-04-23

NVM Private Equity continues to expand the VCT team with the addition of Alex Wilson and Stephen Johnson. NVM’s recruitment strategy has been to build...

Welendus Raises Funding From the Unicorn Ascension Fund - - 2019-04-23

PTP Funding Limited (“Welendus”), a peer to peer (P2P) lending platform focusing on short term loans, has recently raised funding from the ...

World leading entrepreneurs congregate in Scotland for CAN DO Fest - - 2019-04-23

This week sees entrepreneurial icons flock to Scotland as the second edition of CAN DO Fest, Scotland’s festival of impactful...

Astarte Capital Partners announces a new £400m real estate fund - - 2019-04-18

  Astarte Capital Partners has established a £400m investment platform with a focus on transformi...

Fixing the female funding gap - - 2019-04-18

Leah Hutcheon, founder and CEO of the Edinburgh-based software company, Appointedd, and former EIE participant, shar...

Newable Ventures Scale Up Fund 2 deploys £1m across 6 companies - - 2019-04-18

The Newable Ventures Scale Up Fund 2 has completed its year-long investment cycle having invested £1 million into a diverse ...

Touch Biometrix secures £2 m funding from Deepbridge - - 2019-04-18

Touch Biometrix has received a £2million investment from Deepbridge Capital. ...

SEP sells wind farm portfolio to Pensions Infrastructure Platform - - 2019-04-18

Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has sold its portfolio of onshore wind farms to Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP) for an enterpr...

MEIF Maven Debt Finance provides a £1.5m funding for Aurelius Environmental - - 2019-04-17

The Midlands Engine investment fund, through Maven Capital Partners, has provided Aurelius...

Crowdfunding research highlights severity of unconscious bias, female founder warns - - 2019-04-17

Following the publication of research suggesting that women are more successful than men when it comes to crowdfunding for scientific research, Juliet Eccleston, co-founder and CEO of ...

Ingenious expands institutional funds offering - - 2019-04-17

Ingenious, the leading alternative investment manager that specialises in the Media, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Education sectors, has expanded...

Foresight invests £5 million in healthcare company 3fivetwo Group - - 2019-04-17

Foresight Group has made a £5 million growth capital investment into Northern Ireland’s largest private healthcare business, ...

Great Point EIS invests £580,000 in Brightlobe - - 2019-04-17

Great Point Investments, the UK’s leading media production and investment company, has acquired a minority stake in ...

“Golden year” for global private equity funds says eFront - - 2019-04-16

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has published its latest Quarterly Private Equity Performance r...

Partech leads $20m funding for Beauty booking platform Shedul.com - - 2019-04-16

Shedul.com, the world’s fastest growing booking platform for salons and spas, has announced a Se...

AlbionVC leads £5m funding in Limitless Technology - - 2019-04-16

Limitless Technology, the London-based inventor and p...

Alternative lenders must flex around SME funding needs, says IGF - Jon Hughes, IGF - 2019-04-16

Jon Hughes, Commercial Director of leading independent ...

IW Capital invests £1 million in PlayMoreGolf - - 2019-04-16

Mayfair-based alternative finance house IW Capital has invested in PlayMoreGolf. PlayMoreGolf is the first flex...

What makes science and technology firms tick? - - 2019-04-15

For investors, the need to know what occupiers want, where they want to be and what they need to thrive are crucial factors to help seek out areas where performance could be maximised. Saul Western...

Interview with the 'Godfather' of European Accelerators Jon Bradford - - 2019-04-15

The Invested Investor interviews Jon Bradford. Want to hear the inspirational journey of an entrepreneur, investor and VC and who ...

Global intelligence platform Atheneum raises €10 million - - 2019-04-15

The latest funding round of €10m for ...

BGF invests in BB7 to create leading fire and security consultancy - - 2019-04-15

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, has invested £6m in BB7, the high-growth f...

BEX Capital raises $365 million for fund-of-funds secondaries - - 2019-04-15

BEX Capital, the first investment firm focused exclusively on fund-of-funds (FoF) second...

Leading European VC launches into London - - 2019-04-12

Berlin-headquartered investment firm Target Global...

Klook completes $425M Series D funding led by Softbank Vision Fund - - 2019-04-12

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Line-up revealed for London Food Tech Week 2019 - - 2019-04-12

  London Food Tech Week - the world’s largest week-long festival ...

Green Angels’ latest deal is electrifying - - 2019-04-12

      Green Angel Syndicate has announced that its members have backed a revolutiona...

CleverTap announces $26m funding led by Sequoia India - - 2019-04-12

CleverTap, the customer lifecycle management platform, has announced it has raised a $26 million Series B funding round, led by ...

Students celebrated by organisations for their solutions to real business issues - - 2019-04-11

  More than 800 London students have had their hard work and creativity celebrated by leading industry names after they were asked to devise soluti...

AerinX among TOP 10 innovations in the aircraft maintenance sector - - 2019-04-11

Organizers of MRO Americas, one of the leading professional conferences of the aircraft maintenance industry worldwide, have selected the AR-based technology of AerinX among the TOP 10 most promisi...

Female founders flourish in food and drink, as The Seed Fund reports industry shift - - 2019-04-11

  Philanthropic start-up accelerator, The Seed Fund has revealed a growing trend for new food and drink businesses to be run b...

London on track to become global fintech hub, new report finds - - 2019-04-11

  This year, London will be home to just as many fintech ‘unicorns’ as current global leader San Francisco – according to a ...

Design Graduate secures £350k in Angel Funding to scale Luxury home brand - - 2019-04-11

  Jenny Evans started her luxury homeware brand, Jenny Kate, whilst studying Textiles at Cardiff Metropolitan U...

ICG and Merieux Equity Partners buy DOC Generici - - 2019-04-10

Intermediate Capital Group’s Europe VII Fund has announced it has, in partnership with Mérieux Equity Par...

Will Fraser-Allen succeeds Patrick Reeve as Albion Capital’s Managing Partner - - 2019-04-10

  After more than 23 years as Managing Director, and then Managing Partner of Albion Capital, Patrick Reeve has become Chairma...

BGF exits investment in The Good Care Group - - 2019-04-10

BGF has successfully exited its minority stake in care service provider, The Good Care Group, alongside all...

Show me the money! What investors are looking for in a tech start-up - - 2019-04-10

Ahead of EIE next month, one of the investor panellists, Deborah Magid of IBM Venture Capital ...

Invested Investor speaks to CRFS founder Alistair Massarella. - - 2019-04-10

This month’s Start-up Spotlight from The Invested Investor focuses on the co-founder of Cambridge based CRFS...

Green Angels find an appetite for insects with £600K investment in Entomics Biosystems - - 2019-04-09

Green Angel Syndicate is investing in a £600,000 funding round for Entomics Biosystems, a Cambridge-based technology company at the forefront of the rapidly growing insect protein sector....

Welsh start-up Hexigone secures £1m from Development Bank of Wales - - 2019-04-09

A start-up company that has discovered a safer, smarter way to tackle corrosion has secured a cash injection of £1m; which will support ambitious plans to become the industry standard i...

Crypta Labs receives investment from Henley Business Angels - - 2019-04-09

Crypta Labs, an innovative Internet of Things s...

Belfast AI Startup Liopa raises seed funding via Syndicate Room - - 2019-04-09

AI-based technology startup Liopa has completed a very successful fund-raising campaign on the SyndicateRoom ...

£17m vs £31k: 16 industries where CEOs earn employees' salaries In less than a week - - 2019-04-09

New research by SmallBusinessPrices.co.uk has revealed how much CEOs earn compared to their employees around the world. ...

Simudyne closes $6 million funding round - - 2019-04-08

Simudyne, a simulation technology company, has announced that it has closed a $6 million Series A fundraise, led by Barclays alongside a distinguished set of...

Nauta Capital €55M ‘Sidecar’ fund will support later-stage portfolio - - 2019-04-08

Nauta Capital, a pan-European VC investing in capital-efficient B2B software companies and lean consumer plays, has announced the closing of a new €55M fund dedicated to backing its exist...

UK entrepreneur hits £500k crowdfunding target to roll-out diesel emissions technology - - 2019-04-08

A British entrepreneur has seen his company achieve its £500,000 crowdfunding target, giving it the green light to roll-out technology to reduce the 16 million metric tonnes of Nitrous Oxide ...

Emma Bunton's Kit & Kin completes fastest fundraise in Angel Investment Network history - - 2019-04-08

  The commercial magic of the Spice Girls remains as strong as ever, as Emma Bunton’s ethical baby product business Kit & K...

Three reasons to invest in Europe, and three reasons to avoid it - - 2019-04-08

Nikki Howes is Investment Associate at Heartwood Investment Management, the asset management arm ...

UK banking pioneers takes centre stage in Tech Nation’s Future Fifty Programme - - 2019-04-05

Tech Nation, the UK network for ambitious digital tech entrepreneurs, has revealed the 24 dynamic, fast-growing, late-stage technology companies ...

Maven provides £450,000 funding for iPac Packaging Innovations - - 2019-04-05

Maven Capital Partners has provided a £450,000 debt funding package to Reed Thermoformed Packaging Ltd (trading as &ldq...

Quilam acquires home improvement lender Propensio Finance - - 2019-04-05

Quilam Capital, which provides both debt and equity solutions to companies in the speciality finance sector, has announced its seventh investment since ...

Silicon Valley Bank appoints Erin Platts as Head of EMEA and President of UK Branch - - 2019-04-05

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world’s most innovative businesses, enterpri...

Astarte strengthens investment team - - 2019-04-05

Astarte Capital Partners, a specialist alternatives co-investment platform with a focus on value-add real asset strategies, has made two appointments to its L...

Private equity continues to invest in UK despite Brexit, says eFront - - 2019-04-04

Latest research from eFront demonstrates impact of Brexit vote on private equity capital commitments and distributions...

Sanford DeLand appoints Alex Brotherston as CEO - - 2019-04-04

Sanford DeLand Asset Management, the multiple award winning investment boutique specialising in Business Perspective Investing, has announced the appoi...

Acre secures £5m from Aviva and Sesame Bankhall Group - - 2019-04-04

Acre, the next-generation mortgage, protection and general insurance platform, has announced an exclusive arrangement with ...

Intertrust strengthens global fund services platform - - 2019-04-04

Intertrust, a global leader in providing expert administrative services to clients operating and investing in the international bus...

£2.85 million backing from Mercia for firm fighting against cyber bots - - 2019-04-04

Intechnica, the Manchester-based technology business, has closed a £2.85million funding round led by investment group Mercia. ...

Riverside promotes Karsten Langer - - 2019-04-03

The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, has named Karsten Langer as its new Managing Partner for the Riverside Europe Fund (REF). ...

True makes first US seed investment with investment in FunnelAI - - 2019-04-03

True, the retail and consumer sector specialist investor, has invested in artificial intelligence (AI) solutions based company F...

Scottish tech start-ups seek greater investment to tackle the US market - - 2019-04-03

Over 40% of Scotland’s tech start-ups and scale-ups are targeting the US market for growth but have found access to finance the biggest barrier to their ambitious plans.   ...

New partnership to support collaboration between five SPRINT universities and high growth SpaceTech start-ups - - 2019-04-03

Partnership will support collaboration between five SPRINT universities and high growth SpaceTech start-ups. ...

Startup Funding Club leads seed round into SaaS tech company Sceenic - - 2019-04-03

Sceenic has raised its seed round through Startup Funding Club to continue expanding its “Watch Together” SaaS solution ...

Beechbrook Capital expands into Germany - - 2019-04-02

Beechbrook Capital, the specialist direct lender, has established its first office in Germany.and has appointed Peter Gottron as Investment Director,...

Management buyout gives Snowdrop Independent Living new owners - - 2019-04-02

  Mobility aids specialist Snowdrop Independent Living has new owners after a management buyout (MBO) team ...

The UK Bioindustry Association publishes latest quarterly update - - 2019-04-02

The UK Bioindustry Association (BiA) has published its quarterly financing update for December 2018 to February 2019 showing: ...

Scottish Equity Partners exits investment in Cyberhawk - - 2019-04-02

Cyberhawk Innovations Limited, the world leader in delivering drone inspections and asset visualisation software for energy infrastructure, has been acquired...

Pure Pet food receives £2m funding from NVM - - 2019-04-02

Pure Pet Food, the award-winning manufacturer of dehydrated and freeze dried pet food has secured a £2m investment from ...

VGC Partners closes its second fund at over £50m - - 2019-04-01

Growth capital investor VGC Partners has announced the close of Fund II at £50.25m, to target UK-based consumer, media and ...

Cavendish Corporate Finance announces first buy-side deal - - 2019-04-01

Cavendish Corporate Finance, the UK’s leading mid-market M&A firm, and part of the finnCap Group, has advised ...

Investment in the UK set to rise says Master Investor report - - 2019-04-01

According to new research by Master Investor Ltd., 85% of investors are actively looking to invest in the...

CroíValve raises €3.2M in latest funding round led by HBAN - - 2019-04-01

CroíValve, a medtech start-up providing a safe and effective treatment for tricuspid regurgitation, hasannounced that it has secured ...

Maven Capital Partners leads MBO of CMS Window Systems - - 2019-04-01

Maven Capital Partners has led the management buyout of CMS Window Systems, a leading end-to-end provider of premiu...

Bowmark Capital completes take-private of Tax Systems Plc - - 2019-03-29

Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, has completed the take-private of AIM-listed Tax Systems Plc, th...

WestBridge completes its second deal this month - - 2019-03-29

WestBridge Capital has acquired a majority shareholding in and provided growth capital to Wilcomatic Limite...

Apiary Capital backs business communications provider G3 Comms - - 2019-03-29

G3 Comms, the business communications provider and network integrator, has secured investment from private equity firm ...

HBAN lauches new angel initiative in Northern Ireland - - 2019-03-29

The “HBAN Business Angel Syndicate” has been formed by HBAN - Halo Business Angel Network - to bring private investors together to back high potenti...

Dove Renewables has raised £1.1m on Triodos - - 2019-03-28

A bond offer in Dove Renewables, which operates two hydro schemes in Ashbourne (Derbyshire) and in the River Teign in Devon, has raised £1.1 million on the ...

Maven closes institutional MBO fund at £100 million - - 2019-03-28

Maven Capital Partners has completed the final close of the Maven UK Regional Buyout Fund LP, which has received total commitments (including from co-investmen...

YFM Equity Partners backs luxury resort wear brand Frescobol Carioca - - 2019-03-28

Funds advised and managed by YFM Equity Partners, the specialist private equity fund manager have backed a significant investment into ...

Startup Funding Club invests £100k in The Jackal - - 2019-03-28

Startup Funding Club has made an investment of £100,000 into luxury lifestyle media brand The J...

Beauhurst report maps out London's most ambitious businesses - - 2019-03-27

Beauhurst has released a new series exploring regional trends in the UK's high-growth ecosystem. Starting with London, which is home to a staggering 30% o...

Celebrating self-made entrepreneurs born this millennium - - 2019-03-27

Comparethemarket.com has compiled profiles for 13 of the most successful entrepreneurs born in the 2000s. Their companies oft...

Luminous Ventures appoints John Spindler - - 2019-03-27

Luminous Ventures, has appointed John Spindler...

innogy Innovation Hub invests in FirstPoint Mobile Guard - - 2019-03-27

The innogy Innovation Hub, which identifies, funds, and mentors game-changing technologies and ideas, has closed a seed investment round in ...

Start-up urges caution over ‘miracle solutions’ to bias in hiring - Juliet Eccleston, CEO, AnyGood - 2019-03-26

Following the widely reported news of Tengai, the latest robot allegedly developed to remove bias from hiring processes, ...

Beauhurst report maps trends in UK high-growth ecosystem - - 2019-03-26

Beauhurst has released a new series exploring regional trends in the UK's high-growth ecosystem. Starting with London, which is home to a staggering 30% o...

Nauta Capital leads BlackCurve's £1.5 million fund raise - - 2019-03-26

BlackCurve, a pricing optimisation company, has today announced the closing of a £1.5 M funding round, led by ...

Speech therapy app Cog-Neuro raises £85,000 - - 2019-03-26

People suffering with communication difficulties are benefitting from a new speech therapy service that has been developed by Caerphilly-based Cog-Neuro Speech...

UK Biotech sector shows 65% growth in just 3 years - - 2019-03-25

The number of active UK biotechnology businesses in the field of research and experimental development has soared by 65% in just over three years as the sector attracts record levels of funding, ac...

Crowdfunding success for Bristol Wood Recycling Project - - 2019-03-25

Bristol Wood Recycling Project (BWRP) is celebrating having successfully raised the funds through a bond offer on ...

NPIF celebrates £184m of investment in Northern businesses in 2 years since launch - - 2019-03-25

As it reaches the second anniversary of its launch, the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) is celebrating having directly invested £100m in 385 N...

Ozo Innovations awarded £600k funding - - 2019-03-25

Ozo Innovations (Ozo) announces that it has secured over £600,000 project funding from the Department of Business Energy Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (I...

Beauhurst celebrates UK's top serial entrepreneurs - - 2019-03-25

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Startup Funding Club ranks high in PitchBook’s 2018 Global League Table - - 2019-03-22

Startup Funding Club has been named the #5 Most Active Angel & Seed Investor in the world in PitchBook ...

Maven NPIF invests £150,000 in Collabor8Online - - 2019-03-22

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active SME finance providers, has invested £150,000 in cloud-based project management system, ...

Equity management platform secures £1.5 million - - 2019-03-22

London-based VC fund Fuel Ventures has expanded its portfolio of early-stage companies and invested £1 million in C...

Deepbridge Capital appoints new Strategic Partnerships Manager - - 2019-03-22

Deepbridge Capital, the tax-efficient investment manager, has announced the appointment of Anjali Roberts as Strategic Partnerships Manager. ...

WarDucks raises €3.3 million led by EQT Ventures - - 2019-03-22

WarDucks, the Dublin-based augmented reality (AR) game development studio, has announced a €3.3 million funding round. Lead investor ...

Mapping software: the top 21 companies in the space - - 2019-03-22

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Mayfair 101 strengthens advisory board - - 2019-03-21

Fast-growing international investment and corporate advisory group Mayfair 101 has added leading business figures from ...

UKCloud secures investment from Digital Alpha - - 2019-03-21

UKCloud, the multi-cloud experts dedicated to making transformation happen across UK public sector, today announced a significant £25m investment from ...

Angel News Wine Column: A blindingly dim activity - - 2019-03-21

By Caspar Bowes, Bowes Wine  Something came to me over breakfast yesterday; two things, in fact, in quick succession. The first was a rather spe...

Marketplace lending sees record £6bn year, but growth slows - - 2019-03-21

Marketplace lending hit a record £6.1bn in 2018, according to Link Asset Services’ inaugural Marketplace Lending Index, powered by ...

GetAgent raises £2.2m led by Marchmont Ventures - - 2019-03-21

Leading estate agency comparison business GetAgent has closed a £2.2m super-seed round from a consortium of investors led by Marchmont Ventures, back...

Rcapital exits Cash Generator in franchisee sale - - 2019-03-20

Private investor Rcapital has completed a Franchisee-led Buyout of Cash Generator, a successful and well e...

IW Capital viewpoint on the Spring Statement - - 2019-03-20

Luke Davis, CEO and Founder of IW Capital: &l...

CrowdProperty secures £100 million institutional backing - - 2019-03-20

Specialist property peer-to-peer lender CrowdProperty has secured the backing of a major financial institution to...

Praetura Ventures is raising its first EIS fund to bridge funding gap in the North West - - 2019-03-20

Praetura Ventures is raising money for its first Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) fund, as part of its mission to bridge the estimated £...

Leading neuro-tech firm Neurovalens raises £4.6 million - - 2019-03-20

Belfast-based health tech company, Neurovalens, has secured one of the largest ever Series A investments generated by a Northern Irish technology company....

Scottish Chambers of Commerce President Tim Allen Joins Archangels - - 2019-03-19

Tim Allan is joining the board of Archangels, the leading angel investor group specialising in early stage technology and life sciences companies in Sc...

Angel CoFund comments on the Chancellor's Spring Statement - - 2019-03-19

Tim Mills, Management Director of the Angel CoFund has made the following comments on the Chancellor's Spring Statement and its focus on science and tec...

St Andrews Angels of London launches in partnership with Withers Tech - - 2019-03-19

A new investor network has launched with the goal of building an ecosystem of entrepreneurialism and investment around the University of St Andrews. ...

Bowmark Capital backs buy-out of Pirum from Five Arrows - - 2019-03-19

Bowmark Capital is backing the buy-out of Pirum Systems, the leading provider of post-trade market infrastructure technol...

AlbionVC study highlights impact of workplace culture on companies’ ability to scale - - 2019-03-19

AlbionVC, the technology investment arm of Albion Capital, today published a new study which establishes a clear link ...

Keensight Capital achieves €1 billion for fifth Growth Buyout fund - - 2019-03-18

Keensight Capital, one of the leading private equity managers dedicated to pan-European Growth Buyout investments, ...

BGF invests £11.6m in Invenio Business Solutions - - 2019-03-18

BGF has invested £11.6m in Invenio, a UK-headquartered and global provider of business focussed technology ...

HR tech platform Hibob raises $20 million series A funding - - 2019-03-18

London and Tel Aviv based HR tech platform Hibob has raised $20m in Series A+ funding, led by existing investors Bessemer Venture P...

Female start-up founders missing out on billions of pounds of investment - - 2019-03-18

By Sophia Matveeva, CEO and Co-Founder of Enty Last week saw the International Women’s Day launch o...

Downing FOUR VCT Healthcare open for tax year-end investments - - 2019-03-18

As the tax year draws to a close, the Downing FOUR Venture Capital Trust (VCT) Healthcare Share Class remains open for end of year tax investments as part of...

Record year for Scottish investment syndicate Kelvin Capital - - 2019-03-15

Glasgow based investment syndicate Kelvin Capital has moved into its tenth year of business by completing its biggest investment year yet. ...

Cazana raises 150% of target goal on Crowdcube - - 2019-03-15

Disruptive Automotive AI start-up Cazana.com has closed its crowd-fundraise at £1.56 million, nearly 160 percent of its or...

Fuel Ventures invests £2m in B2B lending platform CreditDigital - - 2019-03-15

London-based VC fund Fuel Ventures has expanded its portfolio of early-stage companies, investing £2 million in ...

Seedrs Autoinvest launches full customisation as it moves out of Beta - - 2019-03-15

Leading online investment platform Seedrs announces the highly anticipated launch of full customisation in its pioneering AutoInvest product. From today, inves...

SMEs cautious in an uncertain environment, but upbeat about future growth - - 2019-03-15

BVA BDRC has published its quarterly SME Finance Monitor. The largest and most frequent study of its kind in the UK, research findings have been gathered ...

Downing expands property finance team - - 2019-03-14

London-based investment manager, Downing, has appointed John Pollington as Investment Director, and Oliver Pettafor, as a Loan Servicing Analyst, to its gro...

Foresight invests £249k into Usheru Limited - - 2019-03-14

Foresight Group has invested £249,000 in Usheru Limited, the firm behind a pioneering technology platform ...

Draper Esprit leads £7 million investment in Hadean - - 2019-03-14

Draper Esprit has led a £7 million investment in Hadean, the London headquartered deep tech company . The roun...

Beauhurst publishes funding statistics for UK female entrepreneurs - - 2019-03-14

Beanuhurst marked International Women's Day by highlighting the continuing gender imbalance in the UK's high-growth sector. In its ...

Private equity investors fall short on key competencies says eFront report - - 2019-03-14

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, today publishes its first LP Proficiency Survey – the...

The “Rising Stars” Of UK Tech Shine At Tech Nation - - 2019-03-13

Tech Nation, the UK network for ambitious digital tech entrepreneurs, is revealing today the 10 early-stage tech startup winners of its Rising Stars competition...

OurCrowd celebrates $1 billion raised, 170 companies, 18 funds and 29 exits - - 2019-03-13

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Vala Capital EIS fund will be fully invested by tax year end - - 2019-03-13

Vala Capital expects to invest all the capital raised by the Vala EIS Portfolio before the end of this current tax year on April 5. ...

Angel network launches new platform connecting female investors with start-ups - - 2019-03-13

Angel Investment Network (AIN) the UK’s largest online platform connecting angel investors with startups has launched a new platform co...

Invested Investor speaks to inspirational VC and angel investor Ramona Liberoff - - 2019-03-13

In  this month's Startup Spotlight Invested Investor speaks to Ramona Liberoff, an exper...

Deepbridge Capital appoints new Investment Manager - - 2019-03-12

  Deepbridge, the tax-efficient investment manager, has appointed Alison Maughan as Investment Manager in the Life Sciences team. ...

innogy Innovation Hub announces seed investment in Calipsa - - 2019-03-12

  innogy Innovation Hub, which identifies, funds, and mentors game-changing technologies and ideas, today announced it ...

Beechbrook Capital SME Credit Fund reaches first close at £128m - - 2019-03-12

Beechbrook Capital, the specialist direct lender, has reached the first close of its second UK SME Credit Fund, with commitments of £128m. The ...

UK P2P lending data reflects maturity of the sector in 2018 - - 2019-03-12

P2PFA platforms facilitated loans worth nearly £3 billion during 2018, with more than 288,000 current borrowers during the fourth quarter, as further e...

A VCT outlook for 2019: remaining attractive, provided investors seek the best managers to reap the rewards - Melanie Goward, Investment Director, Maven Capital Partners - 2019-03-12

Melanie Goward, Investment Director, Maven Capital Partners...

Godwin Capital recruits debt funding expert Stan Lersch - - 2019-03-11

Godwin Capital, the fundraising and investment arm of Godwin Group, has recruited senior debt funding consultant Stan Lersch. ...

Cavendish advises PE firm Clyde Blowers Capital on the sale of Hydreco - - 2019-03-11

Clyde Blowers Capital (CBC), Duplomatic Motion Solutions (Duplomatic) and ...

VenueScanner raises £1 million funding - - 2019-03-11

VenueScanner has raised £1 million to roll out its sharing economy marketplace for booking venues. VenueScanne...

Draper Esprit investment Trustpilot raises $55 million Series E - - 2019-03-11

Draper Esprit portfolio company Trustpilot, the leading independent platform for companies to build trust with ...

Downing acquires P2P lending platform Funding Empire - - 2019-03-11

  Investment manager Downing LLP has completed the acquisition of Funding Empir...

Partech white paper analyzes the relationship between corporates and start-ups - - 2019-03-08

With a portfolio of 150 start-ups of all stages and from all over the world, Partech is at a perfect observation post for the projects implemented by corp...

1 in 12 tech startups are AI companies, says MMC report - - 2019-03-08

A report released from venture capital firm MMC Ventures...

Maven leads £7m investment in electric vehicle company AVID - - 2019-03-08

Maven Capital Partners has led a £7 million investment in Northumberland based AVID Technology Group, a leader in the ...

When the worlds of venture capital and diversity collide - - 2019-03-08

On International Women’s Day, female representatives of Mercia’s investment team argue that whilst there are shortcomings in the VC industry,...

CrowdProperty launches AutoInvest product to help investors to diversify - - 2019-03-07

  Specialist property peer-to-peer lender CrowdProperty has...

Heating specialist Koleda 700% overfunded on Kickstarter - - 2019-03-07

Revolutionary heating specialist Koleda has overfunded it's latest funding round on Kickstarter which is more than 700% funded. The funding r...

EISA, UKBAA and IW Capital comment on CBI announcement - - 2019-03-07

  Growth in the UK private sector remained stagnant in the three months to February as momentum in early 2019 remained subdued, the latest C...

Private equity set to invest more in aviation - - 2019-03-07

  New research(1) from Revolution.Aero, the global meeting place for people who are reshaping, rethinking and re...

Global Venture Partners backs veterinary tech business Felcana - - 2019-03-07

London-based veterinary tech business, Felcana, has received an early stage venture capital investment from Global Ventu...

B-Secur raises £4m from existing investors including Kernel Capital - - 2019-03-07

Belfast-based ECG biometrics innovator B-Secur has closed a follow-on funding round worth £4 million, from investors, including Accelerate...

Beauhurst report maps UK Life Sciences landscape - - 2019-03-06

Beauhurst has outlined the ...

Harwell Campus and Santander fund £110m development for UK Science & Tech - - 2019-03-06

Harwell Campus, the UK’s science and innovation hub, has secured £110 million funding from Santander Corporate & Commerc...

Par Equity leads £1.9m investment in loyalty card app Swipii - - 2019-03-06

Swipii, the loyalty card app, has secured investment of £1.9m via a funding round led by award-winning Scottish venture capital firm ...

Maven invests £10 million in North East businesses - - 2019-03-06

Since opening offices in Newcastle and Durham in May 2017, Maven Capital Partners has invested a total of £10 million in dynamic, high growth businesses...

Breaking boundaries: embracing the landscape for Female Founders - Flavia Richardson, London Co-investment Fund - 2019-03-06

London Co-investment Fund's Flavia Richardson comments on why we need to change the landscape for female entrepreneurs. This week we ar...

Innovative Welsh firm OpenGenius raises £1.1m - - 2019-03-05

With the backing of an equity investment package of £500,000 from the Development Bank of Wales and a further £600,000 from private investor...

STEM skills gaps is impacting tech innovators - Mark Brownridge, Enterprise Investment Scheme Association - 2019-03-05

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths are key to the innovative small businesses that are set to make up a significant proportion of the Government's futur...

Inflexion acquires Times Higher Education from TPG Capital - - 2019-03-05

Inflexion Private Equity has acquired Times Higher Education (“THE”) from ...

AdoRx collaborates with Johnson & Johnson Innovation - - 2019-03-05

AdoRx Therapeutics, a UK based drug discovery company, has announced that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC* a...

Robert Owen Community Banking Fund accredited by British Business Bank - - 2019-03-05

The British Business Bank has announced the accreditation of Robert Owen Community Banking Fund (ROCBF)...

TeenTech winners celebrate at Buckingham Palace - - 2019-03-04

The next generation of innovators met TeenTech patron HRH The Duke of York KG at Buckingham Palace to share their bold inventions, designed to make life &lsqu...

Private equity professionals raise concerns about government change - - 2019-03-04

Two in five (40%) private equity industry professionals believe that a change in UK government is the biggest risk to their investment appetite in the UK, compared to 20% who selected a no deal Bre...

Downing expands its healthcare team - - 2019-03-04

London-based investment manager Downing LLP has appointed Torsten Mack as Investment Director to its growing healthcare investment team. ...

Development Bank investment helps Vortex IoT continue rapid growth - - 2019-03-04

Vortex IoT, a Swansea-based Internet of Things (IoT) company has received a six-figure investment from the Development ...

Angel CoFund investment Limejump acquired by Shell - - 2019-03-04

The Angel CoFund backed energy technology company Limejump is to be acquired by Shell*.  With this de...

FinTech company Nivaura raises $20m seed investment - - 2019-03-01

Nivaura, a regulated FinTech company focused on automating the issuance and administration processes for financial instruments, has closed a strategic funding...

Minerva Business Angels launches angel investor network for Birmingham - - 2019-03-01

Aston University and University of Birmingham Enterprise have teamed up with Miner...

Fund Twenty8 completes deployment into 32 startups - - 2019-03-01

SyndicateRoom's EIS fund, ...

YFM backed ACC Aviation acquires aviation consultancy Aerotask - - 2019-03-01

YFM backed ACC Aviation has acquired global aviation consultancy Aerotask and has been r...

deVere CEO acquires UAE wealth adviser, Credence International - - 2019-03-01

The CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations has acquired Credence International, a UAE-based wealth management and advisory company. ...

Fintech’s rise presents vast opportunities for Wales - - 2019-02-28

Richard Theo, fintech envoy for Wales and co-founder and CEO of digital investment service Wealthify, will reveal his predictions for the fintech sector and the opportunities it presents for Welsh ...

Life on the Edge - Paul McNabb, Episode1 - 2019-02-28

Find out why Paul McNabb from Episode1 Ventures believes Ori’s edge cloud is enabling the...

Long-term investment opportunities in British university technology start-ups - Simon Hopkins, ]Milltrust International - 2019-02-28

Simon Hopkins, CEO of Milltrust International, believes the university tech start-up sector has never been so exciting.  Read on to find out why....

Equilaw and Thomas Legal receive investment from BGF - - 2019-02-28

  Two niche property law firms, Equilaw and Thomas L...

Gresham House puts £1.15m into SaaS learning platform StoryShare - - 2019-02-28

  StoryShare, a leading SaaS Mobile Employee Experience Platform (EXP), has raised £1.15 million in growth fina...

Luxcara acquires the Finnish wind power project Välikangas - - 2019-02-27

  Luxcara, one of the leading asset managers for renewable energy investments, has acquired the Finnish wind power project Välikangas,...

ThousandEyes raises $50m Series D led by GV - - 2019-02-27

ThousandEyes, the company that provides actionable intelligence into digital experience for the cloud, Internet, and enterprises, has announc...

Why women have been under served by financial services – and why this is changing - - 2019-02-27

Women have long been under served by the financial advisory sector - but this is now changing.  This is the assessment of deVere Switzerl...

Chinese VC funds outperform US and Europe says eFront report - - 2019-02-27

  New research from eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alterna...

CrowdProperty hits three major landmarks - - 2019-02-27

  Specialist property peer-to-peer lender CrowdProperty has reached three major landmarks after fully funding th...

Why EIS is so vital to the health of the NHS - Andrew Aldridge, Deepbridge Capital - 2019-02-26

By Andrew Aldridge, Head of Marketing at Deepbridge Capital ...

The Growth Stage announces inaugural summit in Manchester - - 2019-02-26

The Growth Stage, the world’s first and only regulated, membership only funding platform for institutional investors and growth-stage privat...

Octopus Investments funding secures a bright future for Rotolight - - 2019-02-26

British technology company Rotolight, which specialises in creating advanced LED lighting for the photography and filmmaking industries, h...

Codecool’s adds €3.5m funding to support expansion plans - - 2019-02-26

The rapid pace of innovation, new technologies and the digitalisation of almost all segments of the economy pose a huge recruitment challenge for companies all over Europe. The number of job vacanc...

Global earnings: Pace of downgrades slowing says Edison - Alastair George, Edison Investment Research - 2019-02-26

Alastair George, Chief Investment Strategist at Edison Investment Research gives his view on global earnings: ...

AlbionVC hires investment manager to bolster tech team - - 2019-02-25

AlbionVC, the technology investment arm of Albion Capital, has hired Jay Wilson to the role of investment manager. Jay’s appoint...

Downing leads £6.5m funding for Imagen - - 2019-02-25

A leading SaaS video management platform which holds both current and archive footage for major sporting organisations and news outlets, including Premier League, World Tennis Association and the B...

BGF named most active investor for growth and expansion - - 2019-02-25

The UK’s BGF has been named the world’s most active investor in businesses seeking growth and expansion funding in ...

UK startups plan for growth despite Brexit uncertainty - - 2019-02-25

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world’s most...

FlowerBx secures £4.2 million funding - - 2019-02-25

FLOWERBX, the online, wholesale, flower-delivery service, has announced it has closed a £4.2m ($5.5m US) fundraising round. The new funding will pave t...

The Growth Company secures £56m to boost employment in the North - - 2019-02-22

The Growth Company has been awarded a £56.5m contract package as a result of bidding for ESF from the Education and Skills Funding Agency. This European ...

Albemarle Street Partners in merger to deliver enhanced service - - 2019-02-22

Albemarle Street Partners (ASP), the specialist advice and investment management consultancy for advisers, has announced a merger which wil...

Riverside invests in premium rum blending specialist E&A Scheer - - 2019-02-22

  The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, has made a significant investment in ...

Mobeus welcomes Matt Mead as Venture Partner - - 2019-02-22

Mobeus has announced that Matt Mead has joined the team in the newly created role of Venture Partner working across its VCT investments. ...

AI cyber defender Senseon secures $6.4m to redefine industry approach - - 2019-02-22

Senseon, the next generation AI platform for cyber defence, has announced the completion of a seed funding round of $6.4m. Leading the investme...

MMC continue to back Gousto as the business announces another £18m funding - - 2019-02-21

UK-leading meal kit company, Gousto, has raised another £18m in equity funding, bringing the total raised since launch to £75m. Attract...

GC Angels back GradTouch in £150K funding boost - - 2019-02-21

Gradtouch, a Manchester Based job matching business, has received a funding boost of £150K from GC Angels, the angel investment arm of the Growth Company...

Taking the financial headache away from SMEs - - 2019-02-21

A recruitment business specialising in the financial sector has experienced rapid growth after developing a solution to a classic problem for SMEs. ...

ClearlySo makes new board appointments as it prepares for growth - - 2019-02-21

  ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank, has announced that it has appointed Gill...

Octopus Investments becomes first manager to reach £1bn AUM - - 2019-02-21

Octopus Investments, part of Octopus Group and the largest provider of venture capital trusts (‘VCTs&...

Jenson backs comms company FrontM - - 2019-02-20

FrontM, which provides business ICT applications for enterprises operating in areas with little or no standard telecommunication infrastructure, such as Airplane...

Small businesses cautious ahead of Brexit says Small Business Finance Markets report - - 2019-02-20

The British Business Bank’s 2019 Small Business Fi...

MMC backs AI-powered Growth Intelligence again with £1.7m - - 2019-02-20

MMC Ventures-backed Growth Intelligence has raised £1.7m funding,...

British Business Investments commits £20m to ThinCats - - 2019-02-20

ThinCats, the fintech lender for mid-sized SMEs, today welcomes a new £20 million funding commitment from British Business Investments, a commercial su...

Equity Gap invests £575,000 in Spoonfed - - 2019-02-20

Catering management software company Spoonfed is planning major expansion in the US, following £575,000 of development funding from ...

Jenson makes investment in tech company Col8 Ltd - - 2019-02-19

Jenson Funding Partners has announced an investment in Col8 Ltd, a technology company that provides video managemen...

Deepbridge confirms funding boost for North West firms in 2018 - - 2019-02-19

Deepbridge, the Chester-based tax-efficient investment manager, has announced a further increase in its yearly funding to an increased range of comp...

Idinvest closes its second growth fund at €340m - - 2019-02-19

Idinvest Partners, a leading investor in SMEs across Europe, has today announced the final closing of its second capital growth fund (Idinvest Growth Fund...

Is the UK stockpiling ahead of Brexit? - - 2019-02-19

By Graham Bishop, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management, the asset management arm of Handelsbanken in the UK, whether the UK is stockpiling ahead...

ChargedUp grows charging network with £1.2m seed investment - - 2019-02-19

ChargedUp, the UK’s first mobile charging network, is applying the bike-sharing model to mobile device charging, after closing a &...

Idinvest appoints Bao Dinh as Investment Director - - 2019-02-18

Idinvest Partners, a leading investor in SMEs across Europe, today announces the appointment of Bao Dinh as Investment Director in the Venture Capital team. In...

Angel backed tasking app Pinga expands in Central London - - 2019-02-18

Angel-backed peer-to-peer tasking app Pinga has announced its expansion across Central London, following a successful launch in Hackney last year.  ...

Jenson invests in 'Uber for vans' VANUSE - - 2019-02-18

Jenson SEIS and EIS Fund 2018/19 has invested in VANUSE Ltd, an on-demand mobile marketplace app designed for the cour...

Vala bolsters management with COO hire - - 2019-02-18

Vala Capital, the UK venture capital firm, have appointed Jane Holland, ex-Financial Director at investment company The Ingenious Group, as the firm’s new COO...

Half of small business owners put homes and savings on the line - - 2019-02-18

The latest British Bank Business Report[i] paints a worrying picture of the risks small businesses take to secure finance for their business.  ...

Seneca company wejo attracts $25m investment from General Motors - - 2019-02-15

General Motors is taking a 35% stake in wejo, a Chester based 'connected car' start-up, originally backed by regional SME specialist, ...

Praetura secures £75m lending facility from NatWest Markets - - 2019-02-15

Praetura Asset Finance Group (PAF Group), an asset finance lender based in Manchester, today announces it has closed a £75m securitisation facility wi...

Raven secures £300,000 funding from business angels - - 2019-02-15

Investors have pumped £300,000 into the company behind operations and issue management software used at golf’s Ryder Cup and athletics’ European Championships. ...

BGF investment MorphCostumes acquires Fun Shack - - 2019-02-15

BGF portfolio company MorphCostumes, the manufacturer and online fancy dress retailer behind the legendary...

Fuel ventures to offer ‘more realistic’ investment opportunities than Dragon's Den - - 2019-02-15

Fuel Ventures  is offering entrepreneurs with their sights on Dragons’ Den the opportunity to pitch for investm...

Silverfleet appoints Ricardo Sommer - - 2019-02-14

  Silverfleet Capital, the leading Pan-European private equity firm, has strengthened i...

Resonance backs social enterprise Memory Matters - - 2019-02-14

Award winning, social enterprise Memory Matters CIC, which runs the Moments Café in the heart of Plymouth, has received investment of £100,000 to franchise its innovative training pack...

Wine Vault attracts investment from Holland Park Capital - - 2019-02-14

Wine Vault, the company behind WiV, a blockchain-based trading platform for fine wines, has made a significant step towards long-term viability by attracting investment from Singapore-based ...

Kuber Ventures adds three new funds - - 2019-02-14

  Kuber Ventures, the alternative investment platform specialising in EIS and SEIS, is announcing the addition of three...

Maven and NVM put £3.25m into Mojo Mortgages - - 2019-02-14

Maven Capital Partners and NVM Private Equity have completed a £3.25 million equity investment in UK fintech star...

EdTech platform Administrate scales up with £3.78m NVM investment - - 2019-02-13

NVM Private Equity has invested £2.25 million of growth capital into Edinburgh-based software business Adm...

Spektrix raises £5 million from Foresight - - 2019-02-13

Foresight has made a £5 million growth capital investment into Spektrix Limited, the UK’s leading pro...

Hat-trick of awards for Par Equity - - 2019-02-13

  Par Equity has be awarded ‘Best EIS Investment Exit’ at the EIS Association Awards 2019. The win completed a hat-trick of awards ...

Tech entrepreneurs to transform cybersecurity with angel backing - - 2019-02-13

Two tech entrepreneurs aim to transform cybersecurity with a new software platform that allows businesses to monitor the whole of their cybersecurity from one easy-to-use dashboard. ...

Start-up Spotlight on digital marketing guru Sue Keogh - - 2019-02-13

This month's ...

ASTI Mobile Robotics partners with Keensight Capital - - 2019-02-12

ASTI Mobile Robotics is partnering with Keensight Capi...

Fintech investment reaches record levels in 2018 - - 2019-02-12

The latest Fintech M&A Market Report from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor, Hampleton Partners, reveals that 2018 witnessed...

Tech Nation launches national cyber security scale-up programme - - 2019-02-12

Tech Nation, the UK network for ambitious digital tech entrepreneurs, is seeking 20 startups with the potential to go head to head wit...

Guernsey reaches highest-ever levels of private equity business - - 2019-02-12

The value of private equity business in Guernsey reached its highest-ever level the end of September 2018, according to the latest fund statistics from the Guernsey F...

Angel backed PBD Biotech wins Royal Dairy Innovation Award 2019 - - 2019-02-12

Angel-backed company PBD Biotech has had its novel Actiphage® testing technology...

Kuber shortlisted for WealthBriefing European Awards - - 2019-02-11

Kuber Ventures, one of the UK’s most innovative fintech platforms used by financial advisers has been shortlisted for the WealthBriefing ...

Development Bank of Wales secures £10m from Clwyd Pension Fund - - 2019-02-11

The Clwyd Pension Fund has confirmed a £10 million equity investment in the £25 million Wales Management Succession Fund. This is the first time an institutional equity investor has bac...

Earth Capital exits UK Energy Efficiency Investments Fund via £100m IPO - - 2019-02-11

Earth Capital has successfully exited from the UK Energy Efficiency Investments Fund, through the sale of the Fund’s assets via a £100m IPO.&...

Acceleris-backed Redag sale generates return for angels - - 2019-02-11

Redag Crop Protection Ltd, a UK agrochemical discovery company, has sold its discovery and early development division to ...

Forth secures investment from Development Bank of Wales - - 2019-02-11

Innovative biometric tracking service, Forth, which helps people to navigate their way to better health using simply at-home finger-prick blood tests,...

Goji demonstrates IF ISA benefits as it brings 25 direct managers on board its platform - - 2019-02-08

Goji, the specialist direct lending investment manager and platform, has launched its 25th platform technology client, enabling 25 direct lending investm...

Is China about to change the shape of global trade… again? - - 2019-02-08

Jaisal Pastakia, Investment Manager at Heartwood Investment Management, the asset management arm of Handelsbanken in the UK ...

HBAN to sign up 75 new angels in 2019 - - 2019-02-08

HBAN plans to recruit 75 new business angels in 2019. The new investors will have a combined total of at least €15 million available to invest in start-ups based in the island of Ire...

Resonance supports Community Orchard with £100k investment - - 2019-02-08

Newquay Community Orchard, which was built by the community for the community in the heart of Newquay, has received £100,000 inve...

Smith & Williamson celebrates inspirational entrepreneurs - - 2019-02-08

Smith & Williamson has launched the Dream Bigger Hall of Fame, a brand new gallery showcasing ...

Video game Imperium Omni exceeds funding target on Kickstarter - - 2019-02-07

Storytellers Entertainment have defied the odds by hitting the $25k target for its first solo RPG ‘Imperium Omni’ in just 24 hours. The ...

90% of PE firms believe AI will disrupt their sector by 2024 - - 2019-02-07

Intertrust, a global leader in providing expert administrative services to clients operating and investing in the international business environment, ...

£410k MEIF Maven Debt Fund to support Nottingham businesses - - 2019-02-07

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) has provided two debt packages, committing a total of £410,000 to support l...

The SidebySide Partnership launches new tech EIS fund - - 2019-02-07

The SidebySide Partnership, the London venture capital firm founded by technology veteran John Bailye, has launched a technology EIS fund to...

Edge invests £3.5m in festival and travel platform Festicket - - 2019-02-07

Edge Investments, the leading creative industries specialist, has invested £3.5m into Festic...

How can female entrepreneurs get better access to funding? - - 2019-02-07

Helena Murphy started investment consultancy Raising Partners two years ago and runs the business with her partner Duncan Di Biase. The business has so fa...

Foresight lists €17.3m LED lighting project bond - - 2019-02-06

Foresight Group has announced the €17.3 million arrangement and subscription of a Project Bond issued by Pagano & Ascolillo S.p...

Female start-up founders missing out on billions - - 2019-02-06

Female start-up founders are missing out on billions of pounds of investment, new research has found.  The UK VC & Female Founders report found that for every £1 of venture capi...

Vala Capital will disrupt EIS industry with radical fee structure - - 2019-02-06

Vala Capital, the UK venture capital firm, is looking to shake-up fees in the EIS industry with the launch of its ground-breaking EIS fund. ...

The Deal 2018: Bad news but with silver linings? - - 2019-02-06

Beauhurst's latest edition of The Deal 2018 shows that deal numbers dropped from 1,744 in 2017 to 1,572 in 2018, and amount invested fell from £8.6b to £7b respectively. But this ...

Croatia's president to speak at World Business Angels investment Forum - - 2019-02-06

'It is a great honour to announce that H.E. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, President of Croatia, will be attending the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) 2019 World Congress of Angel Inv...

Foresight VCTs back ClubSpark with £2.15 million investment - - 2019-02-05

Foresight Group has made a £2.15 million growth capital investment into Sportlabs Technology Limited, trading as ...

Japanese Fintech giant backs UK start up Pipster - - 2019-02-05

One of Asia’s leading fintech companies has invested £2 million into the development of a UK-based trading platform, demonstrating confidence in a post-Brexit Britain. ...

Maven strengthens senior management team - - 2019-02-05

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active private equity houses, has promoted Colin Anderson and Andrew Whiteley from Maven’s special...

Mo scales up with £2.2m NVM investment - - 2019-02-05

NVM Private Equity has committed £2.2 million of growth capital into London-based recognition, employee reward, and ideas platform business, ...

Hexafly secures €1.1 million - - 2019-02-05

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Food and drink start-up accelerator opens for entry - - 2019-02-04

  Philanthropic start-up accelerator, The Seed Fund opened for entry on Friday 1 February, offering 12 places on its sum...

State Street Investor Confidence Index (ICI) for January 2019 - - 2019-02-04

State Street Global Exchange has released the results of the State Str...

New campaign highlights diversity of tech startup community - - 2019-02-04

  Level39, one of Europe’s largest technology hubs, has launched a new campaign recognising the diversi...

£1.25m loan helps advanced manufacturer prepare for growth - - 2019-02-04

  LSN Diffusion (LSN), a high-tech metallurgical business has secured a further £1.25m loan from ...

One in four UK businesses expect double digit growth in 2019 says IGF - - 2019-02-01

Independent Growth Finance (IGF) report finds businesses ‘bullish’ about future despite 90 percent highlighting Brexit challenge   71 percen...

AI in Business: 2019 Trends and Predictions from Instant Office - - 2019-02-01

AI is already being implemented in businesses around the world, and while worries persist over whether robots will be taking over the workplace, some are predicting that it will actually improve an...

VCT managers comment on Brexit - - 2019-02-01

Uncertainty around Brexit has hit UK markets and raised questions about the UK’s economic prospects, but what effect is it having on the UK’s sma...

Ashish Life Science raises INR 45 crores in Series A funding - - 2019-02-01

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YFM 2018 in review and looking ahead to 2019 - - 2019-02-01

A look at the year ahead from YFM 2018 was a year that confounded predictions.  We had predicted a year where Brexit and general ...

UK medicinal marijuana startups take off says Beauhurst report - Thomas Sheils, Beauhurst - 2019-02-01

A new trend in investment explained by Thomas Sheils of ...

Key trends in UK Angel investment revealed - - 2019-01-31

Angel Investment Network (AIN), the UK’s largest and first online angel investment network has revealed its first ...

Don't miss the latest GrowthInvest Adviser Hour - out today - - 2019-01-31

In  this 4th episode of Series 3 of The Adviser Hour, GrowthInvest explores the wider drivers behind the growing popularity of “alternati...

Milltrust highlights the potential of the UK’s university spinouts - - 2019-01-31

Milltrust International, the award-winning investment group, has highlighted the commercial potential of spinout companies from the UK’s leading univers...

What is an Outperforming Company? - Flavia Richardson, London Co-investment Fund - 2019-01-31

By Flavia Richardson, Portfolio Manager at the London Co-investment Fund The investment community commends its ability to monitor, interpret ...

Resonance gets £5m from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity to help tackle homelessness - - 2019-01-31

The Resonance Real Lettings Property Fund² (RLPF²) has r...

Newable exits investment in Hallmarq - - 2019-01-30

Newable Private Investing syndicate including the LBA EIS Tracker Fund 4 make greater than 5x return following Hallmarq Veter...

Beringea UK leads £6.5m investment in Exonar - - 2019-01-30

Beringea has led a £6.5m investment in Exonar, a leading data discovery and management software firm. Downing Ven...

UK employees confident in buyers market as talent dilemma continues, says Robert Half - - 2019-01-30

2019 is set to be a ‘buyers’ market’ for the UK’s top professionals, as the nation’s war for talent intensifies. Ne...

Resonance helps Smile Together raise £1m - - 2019-01-30

Resonance, a social impact investment company, with a head office in Cornwall, worked with Smile Together as advis...

Boundary Capital invests £200k in Torsion - - 2019-01-30

Venture Capital firm Boundary Capital has invested £200,000 in Torsion Information Security, a disruptiv...

Palamon announces new appointments - - 2019-01-29

Palamon Capital Partners, one of Europe’s leading growth private equity firms, has announced that it has elected Philippe Arbour (pcitured) to the Partne...

Goji reassured with platform success after HMRC ISA / eMoney clarification - - 2019-01-29

The latest HMRC ISA Bulletin confirmed that ISA subscriptions cannot be held with eMoney providers. Goji, the specialist direct lending investment manage...

Downing, BGF and Beringea back EdTetch firm Firefly with £5m - - 2019-01-29

Firefly, a suite of school learning tools used in 40 countries and first developed by co-founders Simon Hay and Joe Mathewson while preparing for their GC...

The AngelNews Wine Column: 2017 Burgundy – à la recherche… - Caspar Bowes - 2019-01-29

By Caspar Bowes, Bowes Wine We’ve been in the throes of the latest burgundy offering of late, not only visiting the re...

Beringea makes landmark investment into AccessPay - - 2019-01-29

Beringea has led a £9m investment in AccessPay, a Manchester-based fintech firm. The funding round, backe...

BGF expands Midlands investment team - - 2019-01-28

BGF has expanded its investment team covering the West Midlands with the appointment of Tom Horton, who will be based in the Birmingham off...

Jaguar Land Rover's InMotion Ventures invests in $21m round into Urgent.ly - - 2019-01-28

InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture cap...

Imbiba EIS Fund invests $1.1 million in virtual reality concept Dream Corporation - - 2019-01-28

The Dream Corporation has secured $1.1 million of investment to introduce a new leisure and hospitality concept with immersive entertainment...

Calculus Capital invests £2.5m in Essentia Analytics - - 2019-01-28

EIS & VCT specialist ...

Foresight backs Fertility Focus with £1.25 million investment - - 2019-01-28

Foresight Group has made a £1.25 million growth capital investment into Fertility Focus Limited, a l...

Par Equity closes deals worth £4.85m in two days - - 2019-01-25

Par Equity, the venture capital firm, has closed five investments worth £4.85m in just two days. The firm was lead investor and partnered with the&nbs...

BGF announces new investment in SPEX Group - - 2019-01-25

Aberdeen-headquartered SPEX Group Holdings Limited has secured a multi-million pound follow-on investment from its management team and ...

British AI Company Raises £1.7m to Empower Business Trade - - 2019-01-25

Growth Intelligence has announced the successful close of a £1.7m investment round. The company received multiple offers with the round being...

NVM completes trade sale of Lanner Group - - 2019-01-25

NVM Private Equity has exited from Warwickshire-based Lanner Group, a leading provider of predictive simulation ...

Hailo expands Series A round to $21 million - - 2019-01-25

Israeli startup ...

Startup Funding Club leads £800K investment round into Swytch - - 2019-01-24

Startup Funding Club (SFC) has recently closed an investment into state-of-the-art eBike company Swytch...

MEIF Maven Debt Finance provides £160k to Validair Monitoring Solutions - - 2019-01-24

MEIF Maven Debt Finance has provided Validair Monitoring Solutions Limited, a technical services and environm...

BGF invests in leading wedding gift list provider Prezola - - 2019-01-24

BGF has completed a further investment into The Prezola Group to deploy new technology pla...

OurCrowd launches investment in leading global cannabis technology fund - - 2019-01-24

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Newable announces new fund targeting “seed to Series A” funding gap - - 2019-01-24

London-based Newable Private...

Could cash be a viable, strategic asset class in its own right? - Charu Lahiri, Heartwood Investment Management - 2019-01-23

  Charu Lahiri, Investment Manager at Heartwood Investment Management, the asset manageme...

JLL Spark leads £4m investment in digital office broker Hubble - - 2019-01-23

Hubble, the online platform for flexible office space, has secured £4 million in Series A financing from a group of industry-leading invest...

Farewill completes £7.5 m capital raise - - 2019-01-23

Farewill, the UK’s fastest growing will writing service has announced it has raised £7.5 million to disrupt the dea...

Investment group Equity Gap toasts record deals and beefs up team - - 2019-01-23

Equity Gap, Scotland’s most active business angel syndicate, is preparing for further expansionafter completing its biggest investm...

Sukhendu Pal on leadership - - 2019-01-23

Hundreds of books and articles have been written on leadership – most are written by academics based on surveys and by people, who neither held penultimate leadership roles in sizeab...

British Business Bank appoints Paul Jones as UK Network Senior Manager for South West - - 2019-01-22

  The British Business Bank has appointed Paul Jones to a new position as Senior Manager, UK Network for the South West. ...

Opportunity is ripe for private equity to prosper, but margin concerns remain says EY - - 2019-01-22

  Private equity chief financial officers (CFOs) reported another year of unprecedented growth of their firms but are still struggling to overcome opera...

Edison Investment Research outlook for 2019 - - 2019-01-22

Alastair George, Chief Investment Strategist at Edison Investment Research discusses his outlook for 2019 in the attached s...

UK Fintech MarketInvoice secures £56m in equity and debt funding - - 2019-01-22

  Fintech business lender MarketInvoice has announced it has raised £26m in...

Silverfleet invests in STAXS®, - - 2019-01-22

Silverfleet Capital, the leading Pan-European private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in STAXS&...

Tech sector growth weakest for three years says KPMG Tech Monitor - - 2019-01-21

KPMG UK Tech Monitor Index Political uncertainty and global trade frictions have dented client confidence, but buoyant staff hiring and capital spending p...

British Business Bank appoints Steve Aslett as UK Network Senior Manager for the South East - - 2019-01-21

The British Business Bank has appointed Steve Aslett to a new position as Senior Manager, UK Network for the South East.   ...

PIMFA comment on Government’s heavy defeat on Brexit Withdrawal Motion - - 2019-01-21

Following the heavy Government defeat on the Brexit withdrawal motion, PIMFA, the trade association for the personal investment management an...

BGF and BSI invest in UK's largest life science incubator - - 2019-01-21

BGF has made its fourth life sciences investment in the last few months, providing Nottingham-based business incubator Bio...

SimplyCook secures funding from Octopus Investments - - 2019-01-21

  SimplyCook has announced that it has secured a £4.5m Series A funding from ...

Bowmark Capital appoints new partner - - 2019-01-18

Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, has appointed Simon Adcock as a partner and head of portfolio management.  ...

QuadSAT Secures £700,000 Seed Funding - - 2019-01-18

QuadSAT, the drone-enabled antenna testing company, today announced it has closed its £700,000 seed round, led by the Danish Gr...

Paul Sullivan takes new role at British Business Bank - - 2019-01-18

The British Business Bank has appointed Paul Sullivan to a new position as Senior Manager, UK Netw...

50% of PE firms say tech innovation offers biggest value in financial services - - 2019-01-18

Over half (53%) of respondents to the survey believe financial services creates the most potential for value creation through technological innovation,...

Fuel Ventures leads fight against investor bias - - 2019-01-18

Fuel Ventures, a leading London-based VC investment fund has launched a scheme to improve diversity and remove all unconscious bias from the investment proce...

BGF backing for AIM-listed companies soars - - 2019-01-17

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, provided a record investment of almost £50m into AIM-listed companies in 2018, b...

TheVeganKind.com raises £65k in crowdfunding round - - 2019-01-17

A fast-growing online retailer has moved into a bigger warehouse in Glasgow after receiving financial backing from more than 700 vegans across Britain.  ...

Beauhurst Report: Accelerating the UK - - 2019-01-17

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Seldon secures £2.7m in Seed round led by Amadeus - - 2019-01-17

Seldon, the machine learning deployment specialist, today announced a £2.7m funding round led by ...

Cycle.land smashes through fundraising target - - 2019-01-17

Cycle.land, the bike sharing marketplace unlocking the assets of unused bikes, has announced that it has raised over £200,000, thanks to...

The venture capital market – a year in review and trends to anticipate - - 2019-01-16

Alex Sleigh, Investment Director at Newable shares his thoughts on trends from last year, what to expect for 2019 and how the upcoming year will impact busi...

School Space secures £800,000 to help schools generate revenue - - 2019-01-16

School Space, a leading platform for schools to generate extra funds by hiring out their spaces, has announced that it has secured £800,000 in equity fu...

Maven managed funds leads £1.95m investment in Dyer Engineering - - 2019-01-16

Maven Capital Partners has, through its management of two regional funds, provided £1.95 million of...

BGF exits Jumpstart - - 2019-01-16

BGF has announced the exit of its minority investment in Jumpstart, the UK's leading R&D tax credit spe...

Sanford DeLand appoints Rex Orton as new Chairman of the Board - - 2019-01-16

The Board of Sanford DeLand Asset Management (SDL) has announced the appointment of Rex Orton as Chairman with immediate effect, following FC...

Business formations recover to reach new high in 2018 says CFE research - - 2019-01-15

The latest Companies House data, as analysed by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE), shows that business formations recovered from ...

European venture capital’s “new normal” - - 2019-01-15

  eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, ...

IGF bolsters ABL sales team after record-breaking year - - 2019-01-15

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Goldman Sachs leads $8m investment in Immersive Labs - - 2019-01-15

  Immersive Labs has announced that Goldman Sachs has led ...

Heartwood launches new dynamic reporting solution - - 2019-01-15

  Heartwood Investment Management, the asset management arm of Handelsbanken in the UK, has announced the rollout of its dynamic reportin...

Private clients increasingly interested in private capital exposure - Robert Crowter-Jones, Saranac Partners - 2019-01-14

By Robert Crowter-Jones, Head of Private Capital at Saranac Partners Families now tend to allocat...

Chronomics secures £1.12 million seed funding - - 2019-01-14

Chronomics, a pioneering company in health-tech innovation, has just launched the world’s first consumer epigenetic testing kit. Chronomics has succe...

Open Bionics attracts £1.5m investment from Foresight Williams - - 2019-01-14

Foresight Group has invested £1.5 million from the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund into ...

2019: things are getting distributed, edgy and interesting - Simon Murdoch, Episode 1 - 2019-01-14

By Simon Murdoch - Epidose 1 It’s hard to thi...

Superfood Bakery raises £240k from investor including Henley Business Angels - - 2019-01-14

Superfood Bakery, a company that makes delicious gluten-free dairy-free baking mixes and snacks sold at over 100 retailers, have closed their £240...

Ingenious launches Vision VCT to target television and audio-visual content - - 2019-01-11

Ingenious, the alternative investment manager that specialises in the media sector, has announced the launch of Ingenious Vision VCT. The focus of Ing...

Robert Half reveals top 10 roles for 2019 - - 2019-01-11

Analysts, accountants and digital marketing specialists top a list of in-demand roles in 2019, as employers focus on navigating an increasingly digitalised business landscape and a shortage of key ...

Unicorn AIM VCT to launch new £15 million offer - - 2019-01-11

The Unicorn AIM VCT plc has announced the intention to launch an offer for subscription to raise £15 million, through the issue of new ordin...

Abundance closes largest investment to date for Orbital Marine Power - - 2019-01-11

The UK’s leading peer-to-peer ethical investment company Abundance has started the year with the closing its largest fund raise to d...

LettUs Grow secures £1 million funding - - 2019-01-11

LettUs Grow, creator of advanced aeroponic technology for indoor farms, has announced it has s...

TNS launches new P2P VPN Solution - - 2019-01-10

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Lein Applied Diagnostics receives funding from Henley Business Angels - - 2019-01-10

Lein Applied Diagnostics, a company that specialises in innovative and precise optical technology, have closed their latest funding round, receiving investment from two members of ...

Expect volatility but positive returns in 2019 says deVere - - 2019-01-10

Volatility will persist throughout 2019, reflecting uncertainty as the Fed tightens monetary policy – but current stock market valuations will generate positive returns for investors. ...

Puma Private Equity closes £3.6m investment in Dymag - - 2019-01-10

Puma Private Equity, the private equity division of Puma Investments, has closed an investment of £3.6 million into ...

BGF exits Petrotechnics - - 2019-01-10

BGF has announced the exit of its minority investment in Petrotechnics, a global leader of software solutions for hazardous industries, following its acquisitio...

Five things to look out for in 2019 - Graham Bishop, Heartwood IM - 2019-01-09

Graham Bishop, investment director at Heartwood Investment Management, gives his insight on what we can expect in 2019 ...

Learning is the New Tech says CEO of EdtechX Holdings - - 2019-01-09

By Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet, Chief Executive of EdtechX Holdings...

WestBridge announces recent promotions - - 2019-01-09

UK buyout investor, WestBridge, has promoted Tim Whittard (pictured) to director and Edward Minton to Investment Manager. ...

Albion Capital launches £36 million VCT fundraising - - 2019-01-09

  Albion Capital, the leading independent investment manager, is seeking to raise up to £36 million through top up off...

Crowdcube hits record figures in 2018 - - 2019-01-08

Crowdcube hit its best-ever figures across a range of measures in 2018, as crowdfunding continues to cement its popularity with entrepreneurs and invest...

Allocations to infrastructure funds set to soar says Foresight Group - - 2019-01-08

UK infrastructure’s rapid transition from a niche to an increasingly mainstream asset class has been underlined by a new study, which reveals that over six-in-ten (62%1) financial ...

Silicon Valley Bank’s 2019 Healthcare Report: record investment in the U.S. and Europe - - 2019-01-08

Healthcare venture investment in the U.S. and Europe reached a new high in 2018, according to Silicon Valley Bank, the bank of the world’s most i...

IGF financing fits golf business benross down to a tee - - 2019-01-08

In 1997 ...

Red Industries secures £39m funding from BGF - - 2019-01-08

Red Industries, the hazardous and non-hazardous waste management business, has secured a £39m funding package from ...

2018 a record breaking year for Archangels - - 2019-01-08

Archangels, the Edinburgh-based business angel investment syndicate, believed to be the oldest in the world, led a record breaking £22.4m of invest...

Boundary Capital Partners portfolio company raises £3.6m to accelerate growth - - 2019-01-07

    Dymag Group, the British designer and manufacturer of carbon hybrid automotive wheels, i...

Seedrs reports best year yet - - 2019-01-07

Leading private equity investment platform Seedrs has announced a record-breaking year full of industry firsts, European growth and the highest level...

Mercia boosts regional SMEs with almost £60m invested in 2018 - - 2019-01-07

Mercia invested £59.7million in 2018, with over 90 per cent of the funding going to businesses outside of London and the South East. The figur...

HBAN to sign up 75 new angels in 2019 - - 2019-01-07

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel ...

Institutional capital to ‘considerably expand’ crypto market in 2019 - - 2019-01-07

Institutional investors – excited by greater regulatory clarity - are going to drive “considerable expansion” of the cryptocurrency market in 2019.  Th...

East London is ready for Veganuary as The Plant Hub opens - - 2019-01-07

  The Plant Hub, a brand-new space coming to East London in January 2019 is set to revolutionise the way we see, eat and...

Bowmark Capital raises £600 million fund in 10 weeks - - 2019-01-07

  Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, has announced the closing of its new fund, Bowmark Capital Partners VI, ...

Bamboo Capital Partners poised to scale following successful funding round - - 2019-01-06

Impact investing platform Bamboo Capital Partners has secured additional investment following a successful funding roun...

Green Angel Syndicate leads investment into e-bike company Swytch Technology - - 2018-12-21

Green Angel Syndicate (GAS) is delighted to announce its latest investment in state-of-the-art e-bike company ...

YFM exit GTK Ltd generating a 3.4x return - - 2018-12-21

YFM Equity Partners has exited its investment in GTK Limited for £14.3m, to Volex Plc, generating a return of 3.4x original...

Sigmavision secures £1m Midlands Engine Investment Fund - - 2018-12-21

Sigmavision, which has developed an innovative tool to check the safety of vehicle tyres, has secured £1m funding to help roll it out to the global a...

BGF invests £5m in care home provider Parklands Group - - 2018-12-21

Parklands Group, one of the largest independent care home providers in the north of Scotland, has received a £5m investment from ...

Scottish Equity Partners invests in £29m funding in TotallyMoney - - 2018-12-21

Credit Fintech provider TotallyMoney has agreed £29 million of funding from ...

Kernel Capital appoints new Managing Partner - - 2018-12-21

Kernel Capital has announced that in March 2019, Andrew Graham is to take on the role of Managing Partner. He takes over from Niall Olden&nbs...

Creating a Portfolio of Angel Investments - David Smith, Dow Schofield Watts Angels - 2018-12-21

The general risks of unquoted investing Each of the Dow Schofield Watts Angels investment circulars states that you are significantly more likely to lose your money than to...

Faster capital deployment linked to lower returns says eFront - - 2018-12-21

Limited partners in private equity funds should be wary of putting managers under pressure to deploy capital – that is the conclusion of new research published by ...

Oxbridge growth corridor set to become £400bn post-Brexit powerhouse - - 2018-12-21

The economic contribution of the Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford Growth Corridor to the UK’s post-Brexit economy could reach £400billion by 2050, ...

Northleaf Capital Partners launches Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund II - - 2018-12-20

Northleaf Capital Partners, Canada's largest independent global private markets fund manager, has launched an initial clo...

Bregal Milestone invests in e-mobility specialist Greenstorm from €400 million fund - - 2018-12-20

Bregal Milestone, a European private capital firm, has completed an investment into Greenstorm, an innovat...

YFM Equity Partners-backed Gill Marine sets sail with new investors - - 2018-12-20

YFM Equity Partners has sold its stake in Gill Marine Holdings Limited for an undisclosed sum to the Myers fam...

Ascension Ventures Announces 14 New Investors - - 2018-12-20

Ascension Ventures, the London-based investment firm, re cent funding round will see the addition of 14 new ...

New App Launches in London offering local delivery, for everything and anything! - - 2018-12-20

London based Pinga...

Renephra raises significant funding from NorthInvest - - 2018-12-19

An innovative treatment for those suffering from the effects of a debilitating medical condition is now a step closer after a significant investment from NorthI...

Is Cleantech Entrepreneurship missing out on the Diversity Dividend? - - 2018-12-19

This report by Mayor of London ...

Dorset Business Angels reflects on raising more than £2.5m since 2013 - - 2018-12-19

Dorset Business Angels have been reflecting on their raising and facilitating of investments in excess of £2.5 million since the organisation...

Startup Funding Club invests in Cardiff sports media business Lead Sports - - 2018-12-19

Leading Sports and Media, a Cardiff based sports promotion and digital marketing company that provides commercial development for professional cycling races&n...

HBAN's aim to raise €10M from 50 female angels - - 2018-12-19

HBAN&...

Blend Network secures £10m of seed funding - Peer2Peer Finance News - 2018-12-18

PEER-TO-PEER development loans platform Blend Network has secured £10m of funding from private investors.  The late-seed round of fi...

Foresight backs The Children’s Furniture Company - - 2018-12-18

Foresight Group has made a substantial investment into Caphan Trading Limited, trading as ...

Downing Crowd launches first bond with more upside for investors - - 2018-12-18

Investment platform Downing Crowd has launched its first bond to offer investors an attractive fixed return of 7.5% p.a. plus the potential for added e...

EBAN Publishes Compendium of European Co-Investment Funds with Business Angels - - 2018-12-18

EBAN has published the latest edition of its  ...

GP Bullhound: technology predictions for 2019 - - 2018-12-18

Technology’s transformative effect has touched every corner of today’s world. Its commercial, social and political impact...

Startups pitch to Fortum in a unique taxi ride - - 2018-12-17

Fortum Pitchalong Shuttle is a new EV-taxi where sustainable and innovative startups pitch their ideas directly to Fortum’s executives. A moving electric v...

dott raises ?20 million from EQT Ventures and Naspers Ventures - - 2018-12-17

dott, the European micro-mobility company, announces today a €20 million early stage funding round. The investment has been co-led by the ...

UNCDF and Bamboo launch blended finance initiative - - 2018-12-17

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and ...

Giles Andrews joins Dynamic Credit to Chair Supervisory Board - - 2018-12-17

Giles Andrews OBE, co-founder of Zopa, the world’s first marketplace lender, will join Dynamic Credit&nb...

YFM Equity Partners sells Mangar Health - - 2018-12-17

YFM Equity Partners has sold its stake in Mangar Health Limited for an undisclosed sum to Winncare Group Ltd, a leading French medical device company, delivering a 2.7x return to investors. ...

Goldex raises over £1m to create marketplace that consolidates the best prices in gold - - 2018-12-17

  Goldex, the first smart trading app that powers ethical pricing for retail gold investments today announced it has raised over £1 million i...

Digital GP service receives £1 million investment from Maven - - 2018-12-14

A Coventry-firm responsible for creating a web platform that provides online services for general medical consultations and prescriptions has received a £1million funding p...

Wandelbots raises €6m from Paua Ventures and EQT - - 2018-12-14

Wandelbots, the company that is democratising robotics with demonstration-based teaching, has secured a €6 million Series A funding rou...

Gareth Price joins Maven's investment team - - 2018-12-14

Maven Capital Partners has further expanded its investment t...

PopTopUK f£615k from Dow Schofield Watts Angels and Northstar - - 2018-12-14

PopTopUK Limited, the UK’s leading online events marketplace, has secured a £615,000 equity investment from a syndicate led by ...

Angels Invest Wales confirm £400,000 for DAS - - 2018-12-14

Angels Invest Wales has closed its second Wales Angel Co-investment Fund deal with a £400,000 seed investme...

Latest Riverside Exit Sounds Great - - 2018-12-13

The Riverside Company has signed a definitive agreement to sell DPA Microphones (DPA), a...

LNC Therapeutics appoints board members - - 2018-12-13

LNC Therapeutics, a French biotech company specializing in gut microbiome-based drug discovery, has expanded its Board of Directors, we...

Mid Europa Partners acquires intive from Enterprise Investors - - 2018-12-13

Mid Europa Partners, the leading private equity investor in Central and Eastern Europe, has entered into an agreement to acquire ...

InMotion Ventures invests in six new companies in 2018 - - 2018-12-13

In 2018, InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital arm backed six start-ups that could change the way we travel. In addition...

P2PFA platforms surpass £10 billion in lending - - 2018-12-13

  Total lending facilitated by P2PFA platforms passed £10 billion during the third quarter of 2018 with the sector’s contributio...

'Investing is a team sport...' says serial investor Bridget Connell - - 2018-12-12

In its latest interview Invested Investor talks to Bridget Connell, an Invested Investor who started investing four years ago and has completed five deals since....

techspert.io receives £1M for world’s first AI-powered ‘expert finder’ - - 2018-12-12

techspert.io has secured £1M in second round funding for its pioneering expert-finding and evaluating technology. ...

British Business Bank appoints Director for the North and Midlands - - 2018-12-12

The British Business Bank has appointed Geoff Whiteland to a new position as UK Network Director, North of England and the Midlands....

iDefigo raises latest funding from Unicorn Ascension Fund - - 2018-12-12

iDefigo Group Ltd , which offers IoT (Internet of Things) solutions for the surveillance industry, has raised £1.5m as part of their latest round. T...

eHealth Ventures Invests in Engineering for All - - 2018-12-12

eHealth Ventures, the leading Digital Health technological incubator in Israel, has annou...

eMoov learned the hard way what it costs to win - - 2018-12-11

Emoov has gone into administration...

Does a more challenging period lie ahead for credit investors? - - 2018-12-11

By David Absolon, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management, the asset management arm of Handelsbanken in the UK ...

Seedrs portfolio company Oppo Brothers acquisition by HP Wild - - 2018-12-11

Seedrs, Europe’s leading equity investment  platform, announces that shareholders of portfolio company Oppo Br...

The Naked Deli opens city centre outlet at iconic location on Grey Street - - 2018-12-11

Foresight portfolio company, The Naked Deli, has opened a new city centre outlet in Grey ...

Investing in Computing Architecture – Part II - Eva Rez, Episode 1 Ventures - 2018-12-11

The Graphcore...

DTCP invests in Cellwize - - 2018-12-10

Cellwize, a global leader in mobile network automation and orchestration, has announced an equity funding investment from DT...

Governments intervene in 42.2% of all European VC investments - - 2018-12-10

European governments intervene in almost half of all venture capital investments for entrepreneurs, according to new research from emlyon business school...

Only 1% of entrepreneurs regret starting their own company - - 2018-12-10

New research by The Recruit Venture Group has uncovered the t...

Maven and SIB exit investment in Incremental delivering a 4.1x return - - 2018-12-10

Maven Capital Partners and the Scottish Investment Bank have exited from Incremental Gro...

Maven & YFM exit Indigo Telecom Group - - 2018-12-10

Maven Capital Partners and YFM Equity Partners have exited their investment in ...

CrowdProperty first property lender to provide performance metrics - - 2018-12-07

CrowdProperty has become the latest peer-to-peer loan originator to disclose their lending performance using ...

State Street Quarterly Brexometer Index reveals sentiment towards Brexit - - 2018-12-07

State Street Corporation has launched the latest findings from its Brexometer Index, a quarterly pulse survey of...

Shoosmiths advises on nGAGE’s acquisition of Henlow Recruitment Group - - 2018-12-07

Private equity experts at UK law firm Shoosmiths have advised nGAGE, one of the coun...

Research: Size matters in private equity reporting says eFront - - 2018-12-07

First study of its kind from eFront finds that larger LPs receive more information from GPs, and best practice in privat...

3/4 of growth businesses back PM's deal over ‘no-deal’ says BGF survey - - 2018-12-07

The majority (75 per cent) of the UK’s growth businesses would prefer to move forward with Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal than face further political upheaval, according to a poll co...

Investing in Computing Architecture: viewpoint from Episode 1 - - 2018-12-06

Part I What is the big deal about AI chips? Training: algorithms analyse the underlying data and learn from it. In a neural network model, the...

The Stanhope Entrepreneurs Fund leads S4 Capital equity raise - - 2018-12-06

The Stanhope Entrepreneurs Fund, a growth capital fund managed by Stanhope Capital, the global investment and advisory group, has completed its first investment. The SEF is the lead investor in a c...

Over a third of SMEs concerned about Brexit, says GlobalData - - 2018-12-06

Brexit remains the largest concern for small businesses in 2018, as uncertainty remains over whether a deal of any sort will be reached by the March 2019 deadline, says ...

MEIF Maven Debt Finance backs Automotive Macliver - - 2018-12-06

MEIF Maven Debt Finance has provided Automotive Macliver ...

Ecore completes €255 M senior secured notes offering - - 2018-12-06

H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm with over €26 billion of equity capital under management, is pleased t...

Nine companies have closed funding Seedrs in November - - 2018-12-05

9 companies reached their funding targets with ...

NVM adds four to investment team - - 2018-12-05

  NVM Private Equity has strengthened its  investment team with the recruitment of Sam Sinclair, Ishaan Chilkoti, Charlotte Clarke and Carmine ...

British Business Bank invests in £30m Northern Ireland Growth Finance Fund - - 2018-12-05

The British Business Bank, the UK government-owned economic development bank, has today announced a £10.5m commitment to WhiteRock Capital Partners LLP’s new Growth Finance Fund. This i...

PIMFA Millennial Forum Report on ‘Life in the 21st Century’ Launched - - 2018-12-05

PIMFA, the trade association for wealth managers and financial advisers, officially launched the third in the series of their flagship Mille...

Influencer marketing is ineffective for brands’ online ranking - - 2018-12-05

Influencer marketing has risen to the forefront in recent years, particularly when harnessed with live video trends on social channels. Many brands have looked to influencers to promote their produ...

Four lead angels prepare to invest in Wales - - 2018-12-05

Four of Wales’ top entrepreneurs have been named as the first four lead investors for the Development Bank of Wales’ £8 million Wales Angel Co-investment ...

Seneca Partners sells North West based Foodpack - - 2018-12-04

3 years on from saving the business from Administration in a £7.5m deal, Seneca backed Foodpack Limited...

Mobeus backs Kudos to accelerate research impact - - 2018-12-04

Kudos, the award-winning service for maximising the reach and impact of academic research, has closed a Series A investment round led by ...

Capital Step funds the MBO of Brightwater - - 2018-12-04

Capital Step has successfully funded the management buy-out of Brightwater, a leading independent recrui...

Kuber Ventures hires former Fidelity International client services specialist - - 2018-12-04

Kuber Ventures, the alternative investment platform specialising in EIS and SEIS, has announced the appointment of a new Head of Cli...

deVere launches range of investment solutions under new division, dVAM - - 2018-12-04

  One of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations, deVere Group, is to launch a suite of mutual funds under it...

OpenLegacy Raises $30 Million from Worldwide Strategic & Financial Investors - - 2018-12-03

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New board member for Intro Crowd - - 2018-12-03

Strategic land investment platform Intro Crowd is pleased to welcome a new member to their board of directors this week...

Meet the second batch of startups from Europe's first AI accelerator - - 2018-12-03

Rockstart has selected the startups for its 2nd AI accelerator program located in Den Bosch, the Netherlands. Talented women and men from seven differe...

The AngelNews Wine Column: Caspar Bowes reports back from Burgundy - Caspar Bowes, Bowes Wine - 2018-12-03

By Caspar Bowes, Bowes Wine I’ve just returned from a few days in Burgundy: a brief sojourn that offered (besides clear insights into th...

Moteefe raises fresh funding from the Unicorn Ascension Fund - - 2018-12-03

Custom Materials Ltd (“Moteefe”), a social commerce platform, has recently raised funding from the Unic...

InMotion makes planning adventures easy - - 2018-11-30

Jaguar Land Rover's venture capital fund  InMotion Ventures has announced its seed investment ...

Foresight makes £249,000 MEIF investment into Footfalls and Heartbeats Ltd - - 2018-11-30

  Foresight Group LLP has announced a £249,000 equity investment into ...

Northstar Ventures to boost Durham's small businesses - - 2018-11-30

  ENTREPRENEURS who are part of an incubator designed to help companies grow and thrive in County Durham will now be able to access up to £10,000 of funding each.  ...

PIMFA calls for a review of the FSCS following a further interim levy announcement - - 2018-11-30

PIMFA, the trade assoc...

Fielmann announces multi-million investment in AR leader FittingBox - - 2018-11-30

Fielmann Ventures GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fielmann AG, has announced that it has subscribed to a capital increase fo...

LPX launches new index for the growing Private Debt Market - - 2018-11-29

With Private Debt becoming one of the cutting edge markets in the broader asset markets, The timely introduction of the DLX Direct Lending Index will give asset managers and analysts the informatio...

New Company Accepted at the eHealth Ventures Incubator - - 2018-11-29

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British Business Bank announces new commitment with Funding Cirlce SME Income Fund - - 2018-11-29

The British Business Bank has announced a commitment of up to £150m for lending to UK small businesses through ...

NVM closes Private Equity Vintage III - - 2018-11-29

NVM Private Equity has announced that it has raised £142 million for its debut Institutional Fund. NVM Private Equity Vintage III has received commitm...

UK's largest VCT reaches halfway fundraising milestone of £60m - - 2018-11-29

Octopus Investments, part of ...

Boost for temporary staff as digistisation creates finance team skills gap - - 2018-11-28

Three quarters (75%) of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) believe digitalisation will have a positive impact for temporary employees within the finance department, according to research1 f...

Blackpool business becomes recipient of the 30,000th EFG-backed facility - - 2018-11-28

  The British Business Bank’s Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) programme has now supp...

Female founders don’t seek investment because ‘they won’t be taken seriously’ - - 2018-11-28

A prominent VC firm has kick-started a campaign to increase the number of applications for investment from female founders, after discovering only 4% of 4,216 pitch decks were from female founders....

Maven leads £1m investment in water technologies business G2O - - 2018-11-28

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active private equity firms, has led a £1m series B i...

Brexit and Small Business - Mark Brownridge, EISA - 2018-11-28

Sunday's announcement that EU leaders have agreed to the draft Brexit deal, brought forward by Theresa May, puts us one step closer to the end of the road. Although backing of the deal i...

Japanese equities: A sleeping giant slowly awakes - Michael Stanes, Heartwood IM - 2018-11-27

Michael Stanes, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management Global invest...

Proskins secures £250,000 from MEIF Maven Debt Finance - - 2018-11-27

Maven Capital Partners has provided Mansfield-based Proskins Ltd, a manufacturer of sports and fit...

Symvan leads £1m investment in digital intel firm Neotas - - 2018-11-27

Neotas, a ‘digital intelligence’ business which provides enhanced due diligence and HR screening, has closed a funding round of over...

OMass Therapeutics announces £14 M Series A financing - - 2018-11-27

OMass Therepeutics, a biopharmaceutical company using structural mass spectrometry to discover novel medicines, has announced completion o...

5th UK Alternative Finance Report - - 2018-11-26

The UK online alternative finance market volume grew by 35 percent in 2017, to £6.2 billion (from £4.6 billion in 2016), as peer-to-peer business lending became an increasin...

Government's SME action plan; what is it? UKBAA comments - Jenny Tooth, CEO, UKBAA - 2018-11-26

HM Treasury has announced an action plan to increase the growth for UK SME's by aiming to spend £1 in every £3 with SMEs, directly or through the supply chain, by 2022, meani...

Gary Barlow brings festive stardust to Daisy & Ollie Christmas special - - 2018-11-26

VCT & EIS Investor Forum sponsor CHF Entertainment has anno...

Europe’s top innovators celebrated at Corporate Entrepreneur Awards 2018 - - 2018-11-26

Market Gravity, the proposition design consultancy, hosted its ninth annual Corporate Entrepreneur Awa...

BGF invests in protein analysis biotech firm Fluidic Analytics - - 2018-11-26

Fluidic Analytics, a Cambridge-based life sciences business, has secured a £24m funding package to continue its research and developmen...

Zopa maintains credit policy as it revises default expectations - Peer2Peer Finance News - 2018-11-26

Zopa has stood by its decision to tighten its credit policy, claiming its loan performance has remained steady despite default expectation...

Calculus Capital launches zero initial fee VCT offer - - 2018-11-23

  Award-winning Enterprise Investment Scheme and Venture Capital Trust specialist Calculus Capital is to waive initial fees on its new VCT until the end of th...

Private equity secondaries funds reach record distributions says efront - - 2018-11-23

Data from eFront, the world’s leading alternative investment management software and solutions provider,...

Mercia backed BlackCurve bolsters leadership team - - 2018-11-23

  Price management and optimisation company, ...

Sunamp raises £2.2m late seed funding from Equity Gap and Par Equity - - 2018-11-23

Sunamp, the technology company that is fundamentally improving energy storage for heating and hot water in homes and busine...

Origin Capital supports a £1.5m investment Into Echion Technologies - - 2018-11-23

Origin Capital has announced that it led a syndicate supporting Echion Technologies in its recent...

Thermetrix Ltd secures £500k to develop innovative diabetic footcare device - - 2018-11-22

  Thermetrix Ltd has secured £500,000 investment for their latest venture to support the devel...

Vizolution goes global with development bank funding - - 2018-11-22

Port Talbot headquartered Vizolution will be expanding in North America and South America following a recent round of...

DRL Partitions secures £200k Development Bank of Wales investment - - 2018-11-22

The Development Bank of Wales has confirmed a £200,000 investment in Dafen based DRL Partitions Limited (DRL)...

W2 Global Data Solutions secures £3m Series A funding - - 2018-11-22

  W2, a provider of SaaS, B2B software solutions and services has today announced it has completed a &...

The Robots are coming! - - 2018-11-22

Experience and interact with the latest developments in robotics technology at this year's ...

The Riverside Company’s latest exit a natural success - - 2018-11-21

The Riverside Company has signed a definitive agreement to sell its investment in Euromed Botanic...

Gohenry completes £6.2m raise on Crowdcube - - 2018-11-21

Gohenry, the company behind the gohenry financial tool which is enabling a generation of kids and teens to ...

Drone Evolution secures £180k from Wales Angel Co-investment Fund - - 2018-11-21

The Development Bank of Wales’ latest fund, the Wales Angel Co-investment Fund, will provide its first £90,000 of match fundin...

Careercake.com secures over £300,000 - - 2018-11-21

Cardiff-based online learning platform, Careercake, has secured over £300,000 in its latest funding round. The round has been led b...

Business News Wales secures six figure investment - - 2018-11-21

Following a year of steady growth that includes working with over 70 of Wales’ largest brands, Business News Wales has announced new investment fr...

Business Angel Rachel Hannan named in Faces of a Vibrant Economy list - - 2018-11-20

Angel Investor and Real World Group Chair Rachel Hannan has made the list of 100 progressive business leaders. As pa...

RED Capital Partners to launch VC fund to back women entrepreneurs - - 2018-11-20

RED Capital Partners, a new venture capital firm with offices in Madrid and Tel Aviv, has announced that it will launch RED Ve...

Exponential growth is the venture-sized opportunity - - 2018-11-20

By Damien Lane, Episode 1 Ventures A lot of founders tha...

Brexit comment from UKBAA head - Jenny Tooth, UKBAA - 2018-11-20

Comment from UKBAA's Jenny Tooth As of this week, the UK has been placed on the world's centre stage as Parliament discusses whether to agree upon the proposed Brexit ...

Rethinking Venture Capital: A new perspective - Belinda Thomas, Triple Point - 2018-11-19

By Belinda Thomas, Triple Point Making the journey from start-up to scale up can be one of the most preca...

Inovus Medical set to expand following £500k Mercia investment - - 2018-11-19

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WestBridge appoints new Investment Manager - - 2018-11-19

WestBridge Capital has appointed a new Investment Manager as growth continues. Chartered accounta...

Flint Hire and Supply secures funding from IGF - - 2018-11-19

Flint Hire and Supply Ltd (Flints),the UK’s number one theatrical chandlers, has secured funding from ...

Ashfords advises Fluidly on £5 million investment - - 2018-11-19

Leading law firm, Ashfords LLP has advised Fluidly, an applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) company on a re...

Festicket raises $10.5m from Beringea and InMotion Ventures - - 2018-11-16

  Festicket, the world’s largest portal for music festival experiences, is announcing $10.5 million in Series D f...

We won’t know if the Brexit deal is good, bad or ugly for another 10 years - Nigel Green, CEO deVere Group - 2018-11-16

We won’t know if the Brexit deal is good, bad or ugly for another 10 years.  If you’re serious about creating, building and safeguarding wealth in the next decade, you need to cons...

Online marketplace for photographers ‘snaps’ up £500,000 investment - - 2018-11-16

An online photography marketplace has secured £500,000, less than nine months launching its new customer facing platform. Perfoc...

Healthcare entrepreneurs gather in Exeter to put their innovations to the test - - 2018-11-16

  Healthcare entrepreneurs from the South West of England gathered at Exeter Racecourse to take part in a four-day workshop designe...

App platform all set for growth with £750k investment - - 2018-11-16

Kumulos, a Scottish software company which has developed a platform for managing mobile apps, has completed a £750,000 funding round backed by ...

GTM V - Pitching to VCs - What to tell us about your customers - Siobhan Clarke, Episode 1 - 2018-11-15

At a broad level – pitching to VCs is a process over many months and at different levels of depth.  ...

UK investment markets: Let’s not talk about Brexit - Matthew Toms, Heartwood Investment Management - 2018-11-15

By Matthew Toms, Investment Manager at Heartwood Investment Management Offering insight int...

2018 CIL 'State of the Nation' survey reveals positive sentiment despite Brexit - - 2018-11-15

CIL, the leading management consultancy, has unveiled its annual State of the Nation Survey of management teams, private equity investors, debt provider...

BioSURE named Pitch@Palace winner - - 2018-11-15

Pitch@Palace has hosted its tenth UK Event at Buckingham Palace, announcing BioSURE as the winner, w...

Lambeth and Westminster invest in Resonance's Real Lettings Property Fund - - 2018-11-15

  The Real Lettings Property Fund² (RLPF²), managed by social impact investment company Resonance and homelessness charity St Mung...

Albion Capital invests £5m in women’s health clinic - - 2018-11-15

  Albion Capital...

How will the new EIS fund affect small businesses? - Luke Davis, IW Capital - 2018-11-14

CEO of Private investment house IW Capital, Luke Davis, comments on the introduction of a new EIS fund that focuses on knowledge intensive S...

Maven and Development Bank of Wales invest £3m in Motokiki - - 2018-11-14

Maven Capital Partners and the Development Bank of Wales have confirmed a £3 million equity investment in ...

Jeremy Schwartz appointed as chairman of Inverleith-backed Good Hemp - - 2018-11-14

Braham and Murray Good Hemp, the plant based food and drink consumer brand which manufactures consumer brand products from hemp seed, including an a...

Montezumas secures investment from Inverleith - - 2018-11-14

Montezuma’s, a company founded by Helen and Simon Pattinson in 2000, has received investment from Edinburgh-based private equity firm ...

Profile: Mr and Mrs Investment aka Helena Murphy and Duncan Di Biase - - 2018-11-14

A constant stream of funding success stories in the media, and the rise of more down to earth and approachable crowdfunding platforms, suggests it has never been easier to raise investment for your...

Can entrepreneurs truly understand resilience when they have limited experience of why they require it? - Jenny Tooth, UKBAA - 2018-11-13

The term resilience has become synonymous for SMEs that can weather Brexit - but what does this actually mean in the context of one of the most seismic events to effect the UK economy and pri...

Mercia backed nDreams reveals first VR Arcade titles - - 2018-11-13

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Beauhurst reveals UK's fastest growing tech start ups - - 2018-11-13

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GTR Ventures makes 3 new deals at Singapore FinTech Festival - - 2018-11-13

GTR Ventures, the world’s first investment and venture-building platform specialised in trade and supply chain, has announced three new deals with ...

Research by Octopus reveals there'd be more start ups if people could find a partner - - 2018-11-13

Helping people to find a co-founder would unlock the potential of UK entrepreneurship with millions more people likely to become entrepreneurs if they had someone to set up business with, new resea...

Kernel Capital and Suir Valley Ventures invest €2.25m in Nova Leah - - 2018-11-12

Kernel Capital and Suir Valley Ventures have invested €2.25 million i...

Why the underdog bribes - Dr Arthur Krebbers - 2018-11-12

Bribes are some entrepreneurs’ best friends. Picture yourself as a struggling startup founder from an ethnic minority in a developing country. Seed money to grow your venture is...

Growth Investor Awards winners announced - - 2018-11-12

BBC presenter Claudia Winkleman hosted the 2018 Growth Investor ...

FreeOx Biotech closes €500,000 funding round - - 2018-11-12

FreeOx Biotech, a spin-out of Hospital Clinic Barcelona-...

IW Capital calls for greater equal opportunities in the UK finance sector - Luke Davis, CEO, IW Capital - 2018-11-12

A week on from an Autumn Budget that failed to address the differences in opportunities for women in  compared to men, IW Capital ...

Mercia leads £900k funding for Cyan Forensics - - 2018-11-12

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Durham City Incubator launched to grow small businesses - - 2018-11-09

AN INCUBATOR designed to help fledgling companies grow and thrive in County Durham has been launched at one of the region’s fastest growing business hubs. ...

P2P/crowdfunding platform Abundance achieves fundraise on Seedrs - - 2018-11-09

Pioneering ethical P2P/crowdfunding platform Abundance equity raise on Seedrs is now ful...

Fenton & Co. raises £850k to bring luxury gemstone engagement rings to UK market - - 2018-11-09

Independent jewellery company Fenton & Co. has announced its launch into the UK market, challenging the lack of transpar...

NorthInvest Announces partnership with Driad - - 2018-11-09

Northern Powerhouse focused company NorthInvest has announced a new partnership with Leeds based consultancy ...

Rejuicenate wins British Business Bank’s ‘Good to Grow’ competition - - 2018-11-09

Rejuicenate, a small business run by Liverpool-based sibling trio Adil, Leith and Dina Taha has won British Business Bank’s inaugur...

Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invests £1.5m Inovo Robotics - - 2018-11-08

Foresight Group announces the £1.5m growth capital investment into Inovo Robotics Limit...

Medherant positive Phase I results for drug delivery patch - - 2018-11-08

Mercia Technologies PLC, one of the UK’s most active technology investors, announces that its direct investment ...

Innovation boosts Europe's lead as global investment destination - - 2018-11-08

Europe’s attractiveness as an investment destination is on the rise compared to 2017, as the majority of global investors are more likely to invest in both the EU and the UK after Brexit, acc...

Maven strengthens senior management team - - 2018-11-08

Maven Capital Partners has promoted five senior staff to partnership positions. The strengthening of its partnership base reflects Maven’s continued gro...

Kin Capital and Enterprise Investment Partners to merge - - 2018-11-08

Kin Capital and Enterprise Investment Partners have announced the merger of their two businesses, subject to...

Alquity reveals progress with release of 2018 impact report - - 2018-11-07

Alquity, the pioneering asset management business built on ESG principles, has released its first impact report, tr...

The Invested Investor, Startup Spotlight - - 2018-11-07

‘Start-up Spotlight’ by Invested Investor...

The AngelNews wine column: Howzzat?!? - - 2018-11-07

  “I remember a visit to a domaine in Burgundy – Chambolle-Musigny to be precise – during which a question about oak opened the information fl...

InMotion Ventures invests in revolutionary electric motorcycle company Arc Vector - - 2018-11-07

InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund, today announces its in...

Partech leads $1.6 million seed round for AI analytics firm Aiden.ai - - 2018-11-07

Aiden.ai, a London based AI analytics startup, announced today that it has raised a $1.6 million seed round to fuel the company’s rapid growth and the deve...

Foresight makes £2.5m investment into software provider Cimteq - - 2018-11-06

  Foresight Group has invested £2.5 million to support the growth of North Wales-based software provider ...

State of the Markets Report from Silicon Valley Bank - - 2018-11-06

Silicon Valley Bank has released its State of the Markets Q4 2018 ...

deVere launches actively managed cryptocurrency solution - - 2018-11-06

A pioneering actively managed cryptocurrency solution has been launched by one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. ...

Goji Opens Up Direct Lending with SIPP launch - - 2018-11-06

  Goji, the specialist direct lending investment manager and platform, has announced it will be ...

Albion Capital to raise £36 million for the Albion VCTs - - 2018-11-06

  Albion Capital, the leading independent investment manager, is intending to raise up to £36 ...

Fuel Ventures adds Real Links to expanding portfolio - - 2018-11-05

An online platform aimed at helping businesses improve employee referrals and reduce hiring costs has secured £275,000 from London-based investment fund, ...

CFP Composites secures £1.8m investment from Midven - - 2018-11-05

CFP Composites, a manufacturer of revolutionary ultra-lightweight and cost-efficient heat resistant materials – used to replace heavy metal parts i...

Invitation to Oxford Capital CIC Showcase 'Future of Mobility' on 15 November - - 2018-11-05

Oxford Capital would like to extend an invitation to Angelnews investors to their Future of Mobility Investment Showcase on Thursday 15th November at the IET in L...

Albion Capital portfolio company G.Network closes new financing - - 2018-11-05

G.Network Communications Ltd, Albion Capital have closed an agreement with Cube Infra...

HBAN aims to raise €10M from 50 female angels - - 2018-11-05

HBAN says it plans to recruit 50 new female business angel investors over the next three years. HBAN will r...

Shoosmiths advises Octopus Investments on clinical trial software deal - - 2018-11-02

Shoosmiths has advised the intermediate capital team of Octopus Investments on its latest gr...

EOS IM boosts Italian SME acquisitions with profitable coffee capsule company - - 2018-11-02

EOS Investment Management (EOS IM), an independent London based AIFM, has acquired Nero...

MEIF Maven Debt Finance provides £350,000 funding to DTC International - - 2018-11-02

MEIF Maven Debt Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners, has provided ...

Fluentify raises £1.5m to expand into the French market - - 2018-11-02

Fluentify, an online language tutoring platform that enables learners to perfect their spoken English, has raised ...

Seedrs' monthly round-up - - 2018-11-02

11 companies have made their funding targets and closed their rounds on Seedrs in October:   ...

Downing LLP and Pivot Power partnership announce £25m hub site in Carlisle - - 2018-11-01

Investment manager, Downing LLP, is partnering with Pivot Power to build a £25 million grid-...

Foresight invests £2m into Merseyside-based Fieldway Supplies - - 2018-11-01

Foresight Group LLP has announced the £2 million investment into Merseyside-based F...

GTM IV – What tools should we use and where can I access advice? - Siobhan Clarke, Episode 1 - 2018-11-01

By Siobhan Clarke, Episode 1  Ventures Over the years of working in sales and with seed stage startups focused on B2B software, we’ve picke...

Unprecedented growth continues at Independent Growth Finance - - 2018-11-01

  Independent Growth Finance (IGF), a leading independent asset...

Fundraising success for SWEN Capital Partners - - 2018-11-01

SWEN Capital Partners, a first-tier private equity firm, has announced that it has closed fundraising for its third infrastructure fund, SWEN In...

Shoosmiths’ private equity experts advise on sale of Ikon Science Limited to Great Hill Partners - - 2018-10-31

A TEAM of private equity experts at national law firm Shoosmiths has advised world leading GeoPrediction software...

Are the good times back in venture capital? - - 2018-10-31

  New research from eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Inves...

Dialysis pioneer Invizius named ‘Best Innovative MedTech’ - - 2018-10-31

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Foresight backs BIMBO of Company Cards with £1.9m investment - - 2018-10-31

  Foresight Group LLP has announced a £1.9 million investment supporting the buy-in management buyo...

BBOXX and BEAM forge groundbreaking energy access partnership in Togo - - 2018-10-31

BEAM, the investment platform created by Bamboo Capital Partners,...

Does the future look brighter for European equities? - Nikki Howes, Investment Associate at Heartwood Investment Management - 2018-10-30

  On the heels of a strong 2017, the European economy has suffered a disappointing 2018 so far. Stalling economic momentum in the first half of the year has be...

Study illustrates the gender balance - - 2018-10-30

SmallBusinessPrices.co.uk has delved into exclusive data to highlight the extent of the UK gender imbalance disparity.  The research s...

GTR Ventures makes first Africa investment - - 2018-10-30

GTR Ventures, the world’s first investment and venture-building platform specialized in trade and supply chain, has announced an investment in&nb...

W2 Global Data Solutions secures £3M Series A funding - - 2018-10-30

  W2, a provider of SaaS, B2B software solutions and services has today announced it has completed a £3million Serie...

Budget roundup - contributors comment on yesterday's budget - - 2018-10-30

  Ivan Sedgwick, Investments Director at LGB & Co commented on the 2018 Budget: ...

Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary: its dominance will decline, but crypto market will rise by 5000% - - 2018-10-29

  Bitcoin’s influence and dominance of the cryptocurrency sector will “drastically reduce” in its second decade, with the crypto market likely to expand by &ldq...

British Business Bank increases funding to Henry Howard Finance - - 2018-10-29

  The British Business Bank, the UK government-owned economic development bank, has announced a second £51m tranche of funding for Hen...

Wahed Invest raises additional £6m as international expansion accelerates - - 2018-10-29

  Wahed Invest, the UK’s first halal online investment platform, has raised an additional £6m this year from existing invest...

PBD Biotech secures grant of key patent for its new bacterial diagnostic technology - - 2018-10-29

  Suffolk-based biotechnology company, PBD Biotech Ltd, has announced that its key technology patent has be...

Baird Capital invests in Crisp - - 2018-10-29

Baird Capital, the direct investment arm of Robert W Baird and Co., has announced that it has acquired a minori...

Baltic fintech boom - what's ahead? - - 2018-10-26

  With Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia named 3 of the top 7 most innovative EU member states, Lithuanian startup ...

Foresight invests £375,000 into Equus Products and Services - - 2018-10-26

Foresight Group LLP has announced a £375,000 investment into Equus Products and Servi...

SmallBusinessPrices.co.uk reveals the sectors with the highest valued startups - - 2018-10-26

Research finds the Entertainment, E-commerce and Media sector has the highest valued startups with companies such as Uber ($68 bil...

Klydo Raises £1m To Codify Innovation - - 2018-10-26

  Klydo, the innovation research assistant that uses advanced machine learning technology to help consumer brands accelerate their product innovation,...

Catapult Network adds £215 million for regional investment - Mark Brownridge, Director General, EISA - 2018-10-26

Comment by Mark Browridge, Director General of EISA The Modern Industrial Str...

British Business Investments publishes full year results - - 2018-10-25

British Business Investments, a wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of ...

Foresight Williams invests £1.7m in FreeFlow Technologies - - 2018-10-25

Foresight Group has announced a £1.7 million investment from the Foresight...

MEIF supports specialist medical device business with £250,000 expansion package - - 2018-10-25

  Specialist provider of medical devices and equipment, IQ Medical...

Scottish cyber security firm ZoneFox acquired by Fortinet - - 2018-10-25

Leading cyber security software specialist, ZoneFox, has been sold by its shareholders – including Scottish business angel investment syndicates, ...

Nick Kingsbury and Volker Hirsch join Amadeus Capital Partners - - 2018-10-25

Global technology investor Amadeus Capital Partners today announces the addition of two UK-b...

Birmingham inventors secure funding to launch world’s first serviced battery - - 2018-10-24

Two award-winning inventors with a mission to develop more sustainable batteries have secured £150,000 to help launch their latest product from the ...

Maven Capital Partners completes investment in Acton Banks - - 2018-10-24

Maven Capital Partners has led the management buyout of Acton Banks Limited, a market leadin...

Strong Q3 growth pushes UK dividends within touching distance of £100bn for 2018 - - 2018-10-24

UK dividends rose 4.1% to £32.3bn in Q3, breaking a third-quarter record, according to the latest UK Dividend Monitor from Link Asset Services...

Patient-data platform Raremark raises £3m - - 2018-10-24

Raremark, the leading patient-data platform in rare disease, has raised £3m in funding from investors, led by ...

Don’t invest in warring founders - Simon Murdoch, Episode 1 - 2018-10-24

Simon Murdoch, Episode1 Ventures When founders share the same vision, ambition and dedication for a great business...

UK regions come to the fore in producing $1bn tech companies - - 2018-10-23

The UK’s regional cities are competing head to head with Europe’s biggest capitals Oxbridge beats Paris and Berlin creating nine unicorns, comp...

Foresight supports growth of Alpkit with £1 million investment - - 2018-10-23

Foresight Group has made a £1m investment into Nottingham-based Alpkit Limited on behalf of...

Cibus Fund first to achieve Guernsey Green Fund status - - 2018-10-23

ADM Capital Europe LLP announces that its Cibus Fund, the global agribusiness investment fund, has been designated as a ...

Kindaba secures investment from Skyscanner founder - - 2018-10-23

Kindaba, a private visual messenger for families, has secured investment from Gareth Williams ahead of their CrowdFunding Campaign. Kindaba helps ...

IW Capital provides £1.1 million loan to Troika Systems - - 2018-10-22

  IW Capital has announced senior loan funding of £1.1 million to assist in the acquisition of ...

Master Investor 'Investing in the Age of Longevity' takes place on 1 November - - 2018-10-22

Master Investor "Investing in the age of Longevity" takes place on 1st November 2018 ...

Maven sells Dundee student accommodation asset for £9.5 million to 90 North - - 2018-10-22

  Maven Capital Partners, a leading UK property and private equity manager, has sold Marketgait Apart...

Manufacturingsource.com receives £500,000 from Fuel Ventures - - 2018-10-22

London-based investment fund, Fuel Ventures, has invested £500,000 in Manufacturingsource.com, an on-demand manufacturing platform...

CrowdProperty Surpasses £10m Repaid to Lenders - - 2018-10-22

CrowdProperty, the specialist property peer-to-peer lender, has now repaid over £10,000,000 to lend...

Beauhurst boosts spinouts coverage with acquisition of Spinouts UK - - 2018-10-22

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Crowdfunding can make companies more successful - - 2018-10-19

Listening to investors at the start of a new business can make the difference between success and failure, according to new research from the UCL School of Mana...

Edison Strategic Insight, Market valuations improving in UK and Europe - - 2018-10-19

Edison Strategic Insight: Market valuations improving in UK and Europe. There are risks, but valuation risk is slowly receding, with the...

Thriving SME Borrowing Levels Bolster the Growth of Alternative Finance - - 2018-10-19

 A 2018 OECD report has shown that alternat...

Shopblocks secures £300k investment from Dow Schofield Watts Angels - - 2018-10-19

Dow Schofield Watts Angels – the Northern angel network – has completed its second deal, with a £300,000 investment in Miribase Li...

Maven exits investment in Cursor Controls with 2.68x return - - 2018-10-18

Maven Capital Partners has exited from its investment in Cursor Controls Limited, a developer and manufacturer o...

New technology transfer network set to accelerate innovation in the Midlands - - 2018-10-18

The Midlands Innovation group of universities has launched the largest collaboration between university technology transfer offices in the UK, to ...

Beyond the pitch — the first 100 days with a VC on board - Adrian Lloyd, Episode 1 - 2018-10-18

By Adrian Lloyd, Episode 1 Ventures ...

UKBAA and British Business Bank study reveals regional disparity in angel investing - - 2018-10-18

Further to an extensive national study commissioned by The UKBAA and The British Business Bank, nationwide data reveals clear regional disparity across the UK, with a stagge...

Martin Fincham joins Mercia-backed immersive tech company Gorilla in the Room - - 2018-10-18

  UK-based tech firm, ...

European VC fundraising up 40% to €45.6 billion in H1 2018 - - 2018-10-18

H1 2018 the third highest six-month fundraising period since 2007 VC investments surpassed €3 billion, the second highest ha...

Private equity returns fall back from decade high, says eFront - - 2018-10-18

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has published its latest Quarterly Private Equity Performan...

Maven invests £2.15 million in Boiler Plan - - 2018-10-17

Maven Capital Partners has completed a £2.15 million investment in Boiler Plan (UK) Ltd, a market disruptive pla...

Foresight makes MEIF investment into Postworks Limited - - 2018-10-17

  Foresight Group has made an investment into Postworks Limited on behalf of th...

IW Capital invests in Eos Leisure - - 2018-10-17

Mayfair-based alternative finance house IW Capital has invested in Eos Leisure. The Company manufactures and sells...

Where seed investing fits in a portfolio - Matthew Cushen, Worth Capital - 2018-10-17

By Matthew Cushen, innovation consultant, entrepreneur and successful angel investor, and co-founder of ...

Shieldpay awarded Innovate UK grant to transform real estate deals - - 2018-10-17

Shieldpay, the secure payments provider, has been awarded an Innovate UK...

Why being lean is more attractive to potential investors - Gianluca Bisceglie, CEO, Visyond - 2018-10-16

By Gianluca Bisceglie, founder and CEO of Visyond ...

Seraphim Capital's Space Camp Mission 2 cohort revealed - - 2018-10-16

Seraphim Capital has revealed the startups that are participating in Mission 2 for ...

BGF invests £2 million in high-growth HeleCloud - - 2018-10-16

HeleCloud, an IT consultancy and managed services provider specialising in highly sophisticated Cloud strategy, implementation, migration and operation serv...

AIMA research provides road map for new hedge funds - - 2018-10-16

New research now offers a unique road map for all emerging and start-up hedge fund managers as they make their way to $1bn AUM. This has been achieved by analysing the path to growth and crucial in...

Stride and Albion back Forward Health's $3.9m fundraising - - 2018-10-16

Forward Health, the app working to reinvent healthcare communication, has raise a $3.9m seed funding-round led by ...

Interview with serial angel Dr Steve Garnett - - 2018-10-15

Funding London interviewed Dr Steve Garnett before he gave a TELL (Talks on Entrepreneurial Leadership) at London Business S...

Speech Graphics raises £2m from Archangels, Par Equity and Scottish Investment Bank - - 2018-10-15

The team behind Lara Croft’s smile in the newly launched bestselling Shadow of the Tomb Raider video game are turning their technology sights on the customer service sector following a signif...

Investing in SEIS? Some dos and don’ts - - 2018-10-15

By Martin Sherwood, Enterprise Investment Partners...

Green Angel Syndicate backs Piclo to transform energy trading - Martin Sherwood, Enterprise IP - 2018-10-15

Green Angel Syndicate has invested in Piclo (formerly Open Utility) in its latest round to f...

Par Equity invests £1.3m in Censo - - 2018-10-15

Edinburgh-based venture capital firm Par Equity has invested £1.3m in a rapidly growing stem-cell research company that is helping pharmaceu...

Foresight invests £2.5m into B2B SaaS provider Accrosoft - - 2018-10-12

Foresight Group has announced the £2.5 million growth capital investment into Accrosoft...

Downing Crowd launches further £2.5M bond fundraise for energey projects - - 2018-10-12

Investment platform Downing Crowd is launching a ‘7-day access’ bond which will invest a further £2.5 million for renewable energy ge...

Maven Property exits investment in Hotel Indigo Glasgow - - 2018-10-12

Maven Property, the property arm of Maven Capital Partners, has completed the £14.5 million ...

Deepbridge confirms EIS & SEIS product range for 2018/19 tax year - - 2018-10-12

Deepbridge Capital, the tax-efficient investment manager, has confirmed its Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) and Seed EIS (SEIS)  product ra...

Covatic, a personalisation software for media companies, raises £850k - - 2018-10-12

A University of Oxford spin-out company which has developed a software platform for broadcasters has secured an £850,000 investment led by the ...

Dealer’s choice: An early look at Brexit outcomes - Graham Bishop, Investment Manager, Heartwood Investment Management - 2018-10-11

By Graham Bishop is Investment Manager at Heartwood Investment Management,  With on...

Mobeus invests £9M in customer experience specialists, Ventrica - - 2018-10-11

Ventrica, a European, award-winning, outsourced contact centre, has attracted a £9 million investment from ...

Fintech M&A deals come of age with $40b transaction value in 1st half of 2018 - - 2018-10-11

The latest Fintech M&A Market Report from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisors, Hampleton Partners...

Voxpopme set to scale with £1.5m investment from Mercia - - 2018-10-11

National investment group ...

Goji reaches £100m in assets and partners with SimplyBiz - - 2018-10-11

Goji, the investment manager and platform focused on Direct Lending, today announced it has reached over £100 million in assets on its platform, ai...

Foresight makes £500,000 MEIF investment into Swoopos - - 2018-10-10

Foresight Group LLP has announced a £500,000 equity investment into Mobile Pay Systems, trading as ...

EQT leads €4.5 million fundraising for Siilo - - 2018-10-10

Siilo, the secure instant messaging app for healthcare professionals...

START-UP SPOTLIGHT: Invested Investor interview with Simon King - - 2018-10-10

In partnership with The Invested Investor, AngelNews is publishing this recent interview with&nb...

Sustainable wood producer Lignia receives £3 million funding from Downing - - 2018-10-10

LIGNIA Wood Company, a producer of sustainable modified wood based in Barry, Wales, has secured £3 million funding from London-based investment manager Dow...

Agtech start-up Phytoponics secures funding from Smart Anchor Capital - - 2018-10-10

Phytoponics, a multi-award winning start-up specialising in the development of hydroponic deep-water culture technology for sustainable agriculture has secure...

SME Finance Monitor Q2 2018 - - 2018-10-09

BVA BDRC has published its quarterly SME Finance Monitor. The larges...

Paragraf opens R&D facility following seed funding - - 2018-10-09

  Paragraf, the graphene technology development company, has rapidly ...

UKBAA announces Women Angels of the North Investment Forum - - 2018-10-09

Calling women across the Northern Powerhouse to be part of the Women Angels of the North Investment Forum on 12th November. Organi...

Connexin joins the Northern Powerhouse - - 2018-10-09

  Smart cities technology firm Connexin has become an official partner of the ...

Capify set to drive over £125 million into the UK SME market - - 2018-10-09

  Capify, an alternative SME finance provider that has helped almost 10,000 UK SMEs to grow and to th...

British Business Investments makes £25m investment in Secure Trust Bank - - 2018-10-08

British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has made a &pou...

ReBOUND Returns receives investment from BGF and expands into Asia - - 2018-10-08

ReBOUND, the global returns management platform used by online clothing retailers such as ASOS, Gymshark and ...

VentureFounders appoints Jersey veteran - - 2018-10-08

VentureFounders has appointed Michael Gray to work with the company to build its Channel Islands presence. Michael (pictur...

Kuber Ventures Appoints New Chairman as Two New Funds join the platform - - 2018-10-08

Kuber Ventures, the alternative fund investment platform specialising in EIS and SEIS investments, has added two new SEIS funds to its business platfo...

Maven Capital launches £30 million joint VCT offers - - 2018-10-08

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active VCT managers and lower-mid market private equity house, has launched new VCT offers to raise up to &...

Preservica drives global expansion with £7.5m funding from Mobeus - - 2018-10-05

Preservica today announced a £7.5 million ($10 million) Series B investment from Mobeus Equity Partners ...

Expandly secures £580k from Mercia's Midlands Engine Investment Fund - - 2018-10-05

Expandly, a Milton Keynes-based company whose e-commerce software allows retailers to sell across multiple channels worldwide, has closed a £580,000 fun...

Axminster Carpets secures £3.375m from IGF to support growth - - 2018-10-05

Axminster Carpets Ltd has secured £3.375 million of funding from Independent Growth Finance (IGF) as...

Locum's Nest raises £3m led by Albion Capital to revolutionise hospital locum recruitment - - 2018-10-05

Locum’s Nest, the app that connects doctors to locum work in hospitals, has raised £3m in further funding from ...

Apple deal is the right recognition of Shazam’s magic - Simon Murdoch, Episode 1 - 2018-10-04

By Simon Murdoch, Episode 1 In its acquisition by Apple which closed on the 24th S...

Fuel Ventures announces £20 million third fund - - 2018-10-04

London-based investment fund Fuel Ventures has raised £20 million in its third fund since launching in 2014, having grown to a portfolio of more than 2...

UK Unicorns: Beauhurst's billion dollar startup list - - 2018-10-04

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Eos Venture Partners Strategic InsurTech fund makes first two investments - - 2018-10-04

Eos Venture Partners, the specialist venture capital fund investing in insurance technology (InsurTech), has made its first two investments. The fu...

European VC to be celebrated at Invest Europe’s Venture Capital Forum - - 2018-10-04

A line-up of the most influential investors in European innovation will land in Paris this month for Invest Europe’s Venture Capital Forum, to discuss how to propel further the industry&rsquo...

Inverleith backs health & wellbeing retailer Planet Organic - - 2018-10-03

Inverleith LLP, the specialist consumer brands investor, has taken a majority stake in Planet Organic, the London health and wellbeing supermarket, food-to-go ch...

Cricket simulator Batfast raises over £600,000 from private investors - - 2018-10-03

Exciting sports start-up BATFAST, now the UKs leading cricket simulation company, has raised over £600,000 through private investment to fund its future gro...

Mercia backed Pubguard appoints Andy Stevens as chairman - - 2018-10-03

  In-app ad-verification platform ...

Piper invests £15m in online flower gifting brand Bloom & Wild - - 2018-10-03

Piper, the leading specialist investor in consumer branded businesses, has led a £15m investment into Bloom ...

BGF backs talent acquisition consultancy Elements - - 2018-10-03

Elements Talent Solutions, a disruptor to the $200+ billion worldwide recruitment market, has received a £3.45m investment from ...

Idinvest completes three transactions as part of €330m direct lending investments - - 2018-10-02

Idinvest Partners, a leading investor in SMEs across Europe, has announced that its Private Debt team has financed three direct lending transactions as ap...

Online boiler installer Hometree raises $8.5m from AV8 Ventures - - 2018-10-02

Hometree, the online-led boiler installation service, has secured $8.5 million in financing from a group of leading investors led by AV8 Ventures in its Se...

Revealed: which are the most active UK angel networks? - - 2018-10-02

Beauhurst has analysed the UK's leading ...

British Business Investments launches £100m regional angel programme - - 2018-10-02

British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has launched a new £100m Regional Angels Programme d...

HBAN’s MedTech Syndicate leads €1.1M investment in Ostoform - - 2018-10-02

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Pitch@Palace selects tech Entrepreneurs to take part in milestone Pitch@Palace 10.0 - - 2018-10-01

Pitch@Palace, the programme established by The Duke of York to guide and support Entrepreneurs in the development of their businesse...

BGF exits NewVoiceMedia - - 2018-10-01

BGF has exited its minority investment in NewVoiceMedia, the market-leading cloud customer contact platform, as the ...

Catherine Lewis La Torre to head British Business Bank's patient capital activities - - 2018-10-01

British Business Bank plc has appointed Catherine Lewis La Torre as CEO of the Bank’s ...

Amadeus leads $5m fundraise for SLAMcore - - 2018-10-01

SLAMcore, a UK company developing spatial artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for robots and drones, has raised $5m in funding led by global technology in...

Norths manufacturing and hi-tech sectors dominate as NIPF reaches £100m - - 2018-10-01

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) is marking another milestone as it celebrates backing £100 million of investment across the Northern Powerhouse region. ...

Mayku receives investment from Henley Business Angels - - 2018-09-28

Mayku, a consumer products company that has built a d...

Four key trends for small investors in 2019 - Kristina Skindelyte, Blue Oceans PR for Debitum - 2018-09-28

Thanks to technologies like blockchain, the pace of investment is faster than ever. But with many smaller investors looking for a less volatile alternative to cryptocurrency trading, alternative fi...

Investor confidence falls in September says State Street - - 2018-09-28

State Street Global Exchange has released the results of the State Str...

NPIF - Maven Equity Finance invests £500,000 in technology provider Intec - - 2018-09-28

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The AngelNews wine column: Etymology with a hint of entomology - Caspar Bowes, Bowes Wine - 2018-09-28

  I was in Northern Spain recently exploring the vineyards  of Ribera del Duero and Toro, tasting a great many stunning (almost exclusively red) wines and ...

EPSRC strengthens links between research and industry with seven new Prosperity Partnerships - - 2018-09-27

Seven new Prosperity Partnerships projects that will build links between the UK’s research base and leading industry partners such as AkzoNobel, AstraZeneca, Google, Rolls-Royce, Tata Steel, ...

Talis Capital announces strategic investment in Edge Intelligence - - 2018-09-27

Talis Capitall, a London-based venture capital firm focused on early-stage technology companies, has announced it has led a $3 million seed funding round ...

VirtTrade to create Valiant Heroes collectible card game app - - 2018-09-27

National investment group ...

Crowdcube marks 100 fundraises of £1,000,000 or more - - 2018-09-27

Crowdcube, the world’s first and largest equity crowdfunding platform, is pleased to announce that over 100 fundraisings have now taken place on the s...

Leeds digital tech sector thrives as mix of corporates and startups collaborate for success - - 2018-09-27

A winning combination of public and private sector businesses is helping to build Leeds into a major digital tech hub and encouraging startups right across the region. Leeds and surrounding Y...

The likely performance of an SEIS portfolio - - 2018-09-26

By Martin Sherwood, Enterprise Investment Partners  With the recent rule changes to the EIS, people have begun to re-focus on ...

Thincats announces £300 million funding programme for UK SMEs - - 2018-09-26

Thincats has announced a new programme for up to £300 million with global asset manager...

Zencargo raises $4m to digitise freight industry - - 2018-09-26

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Democratising impact investment for millennials - - 2018-09-26

By Oliver Jones, from the impact investing platform, SeedTribe. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sle...

The North East Development Capital Fund invests £350K in Rokshaw - - 2018-09-26

  The North East Development Capital Fund (“NEDCF”), supported by the ...

Inverleith announces final fund close at €60 million - - 2018-09-25

Inverleith LLP, a Scottish headquartered private equity firm, has successfully closed its first institutional fund, Inverleith Limited Partnership, at its h...

SMEs hold the key to digitisation of the public sector, says Brightman - - 2018-09-25

Brightman, the IT transformation and change management experts, has launched a new white paper aimed at ad...

Triple Point launches new venture fund share class - - 2018-09-25

Triple Point, which provides innovative and compelling investment solutions for private and institutional investors, has launched the Venture Fund, a ne...

Seedrs portfolio update shows strong IRR performance - - 2018-09-25

Seedrs, the leading private equity investment platform, has today published its latest Portfolio Update, an in-depth analysis of the characteristics and performance of the deals funded on the platf...

Octopus increases AIM VCTs offer to £30 million - - 2018-09-25

Octopus Investments, part of Octopus Group, has announced a £10 million over allotment facility for its current AIM VCTs fundraise. ...

From ethical to impact – a new way of thinking for investors and IFAs - Belinda Thomas, Partner at Triple Point - 2018-09-24

By Belinda Thomas, Triple Point Ethical investments have been around for more than two decades but such investments traditionally were rarely, if ever, considered to outper...

UK Treasury’s ‘proactive’ approach to cryptocurrencies welcomed by deVere - - 2018-09-24

The UK Treasury Select Committee’s conclusion that crypto-assets should be regulated demonstrates cryptocurrencies are part of mainstream finance and the sector is likely to rally as a result...

Big Data revolution driving $13.4 bn healthtech M&A deals says Hampleton - - 2018-09-24

The latest Healthtech M&A Market Report from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisors, Hampleton Partners, reveals how Big Data is...

CIEE Launches eLab – a fast track course for tomorrow’s entrepreneurs - - 2018-09-24

Berlin or London-based six-week intensive courses teach post-graduates the skills needed to start a new business ...

6point6 Cloud Gateway scores in the Cloud Excellence Awards - - 2018-09-24

Agile networking pioneer and UK-based hybrid cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) start-up 6point6 Cloud Gateway has won recognition in the ...

Are you suffering from entrepreneur imposter syndrome? - - 2018-09-24

Entrepreneurs around the UK are opening up about 'imposter syndrome';feeling like you're failing despite the success of your business. This lack of confidence, faith and self-doubt has been n...

Funding Circle targets valuation of up to £1.8bn - Peer2Peer Finance News - 2018-09-24

Funding Circle is seeking a market valuation of up to £1.8bn through its upcoming initial public offering (IPO) on the L...

Mayor’s Tech Fund sees 6 winners in UKBAA Awards - - 2018-09-21

Six of the fast-growing companies which have recieved backing from The London Co-Investment Fund (LCIF), the Mayor of London’s early-stage ...

Have the new EIS rules saturated the amount of quality opportunities? - Christian Elmes, Enterprise IP - 2018-09-21

By Christian Elmes, Enterprise Investment Partners ...

INSEAD research shows that busy people make healthier choices - - 2018-09-21

Busyness is often thought of as a modern day affliction, but it can also help you delay gratification and make decisions that benefit you in the longer-term, according to new research from th...

Mobeus sells Lightwork Design to Siemens - - 2018-09-21

Mobeus has realised its investment in Lightwork Design to Siemens PLM Software, a business of ...

Beauhurst reveals top backers of Britain’s university spinouts - - 2018-09-21

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Downing commits £4.2 million to Rated People Limited - - 2018-09-20

Downing Ventures has committed £4.2 million of funding to Rated People Limited,...

ForeVest Capital completes GP led secondary transaction of PineBridge - - 2018-09-20

ForeVest Capital Partners, a leading private equity fund manager operating primarily in Central and Eastern Europe, announced the close of ...

Go Beyond and Bamboo Capital agree strategic partnership - - 2018-09-20

Go Beyond Investing and Bamboo Capital Partners&...

Banking Saas company Mambu extends capacity - - 2018-09-20

Mambu, the SaaS banking engine powering modern digital financial services, has launched Mambu Process Orchestrator (MPO). An Integration Platf...

Retail AI firm Nosto raises $7.4 million - - 2018-09-20

Nosto, a leader in ecommerce personalization and artificial intelligence (AI) tools for retail, has raised USD $7.4 million led by European investment companies ...

CrowdProperty first property platform to join P2PFA - - 2018-09-20

CrowdProperty has been accepted as the first property development peer-to-peer lending platform to join th...

One in three UK business owners unsure how to grow their business - - 2018-09-19

Polling commissioned by British Business Bank, the UK government-owned economic development bank, has revealed one in three (33%) smaller busi...

Councils launch challenge to transform local authority services with intelligent data - - 2018-09-19

Durham County Council and Blaenau Gwent Borough Council have launched a call for technology businesses to develop innovative solutions that can capture and analyse data to transform Local Authority...

Scottish Equity Partners ranked in world's top 20 VC firms - - 2018-09-19

Scottish Equity Partners has been named as one of the world’s most consistent, top performing venture capital fund managers by ...

Prodsight attracts £115k seed funding from Scottish angels - - 2018-09-19

An Edinburgh-based startup enabling businesses to gain insight from customer support conversation data has secured £115,000 in seed funding. ...

Archangels and Maven co-lead investment in Optoscribe - - 2018-09-19

Optoscribe, a leading supplier of glass-based integrated photonics components, has raised £2.8 million. This funding will facilitate an expansion ...

deVere Crypto adds two new cryptocurrencies - - 2018-09-18

  Ethereum Classic and ZCash have been added to deVere Crypto, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchan...

Biorelate raises £700k from NPIF - Maven Equity Finance, Catapult Ventures, and Tech Trust - - 2018-09-18

NPIF - Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, has invested £200,000 as part of a &...

Divido secures $15M to licence its ‘pay-later’ platform - - 2018-09-18

Divido, the consumer finance platform for retailers, lenders and payment intermediaries, today announces a $15 million USD Series A raise led by ...

Talis Capital backs Learning People - - 2018-09-18

Talis Capital, a London-based venture capital firm focused on technology companies, has invested $2.5million into ...

aescuvest and EIT Health launch pan-European Equity Crowdfunding Platform - - 2018-09-18

  aescuvest and EIT Health have launched the first pan-European equity crowdfunding platfo...

Best foods to boost your brain power in the office - - 2018-09-17

Office workers are being urged to swap out sugary treats for these ten brain foods in order to stay alert and proactive throughout the day. Office buffs at ...

The Invested Investor interview: Shirin Dahghan - - 2018-09-17

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Revealed: The factors which most influence angel investors to invest - - 2018-09-17

The team behind a company having relevant skills and experience (93%) are the most important indicators which influence the willingness of angel investors to invest in a business T...

Judy Naake confirmed as keynote for VCT & EIS Forum - - 2018-09-17

Judy Naake, the founder of St Tropez Tan and all round successful businesswoman, has been announced as a keynote speaker at this year's ...

Octopus launches £130 million VCT fundraising - - 2018-09-17

Octopus Investments, part of Octopus Group and the largest provider of venture capital trusts (‘VCTs’) in the UK, today a...

Seasalt set for future growth through £16m BGF investment - - 2018-09-14

Seasalt, the Cornish lifestyle and clothing brand, has announced a £16m investment in the company to support future growth and development in ...

Kernal Capital Funds invest €1.7M in Dublin-based Sytorus - - 2018-09-14

The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Early & Growth Stage Funds have invested €1.7M ...

Study reveals Brits are unprepared for their financial futures - Money Supermarket - 2018-09-14

Do you have life insurance to protect your dependants? Have you started your pension pot? Do you know how much you have saved towards your retirement? New research by leading price comparis...

Archangels leads £1.3m fund raise for MGB Biopharma - - 2018-09-14

A novel anti-bacterial agent which has been developed in Scotland by MGB Biopharma ...

Enterprise IP launches SEIS fund with Startup Funding Club - - 2018-09-14

Enterprise Investme...

Why UK tech is one cause for post-Brexit optimism - Andrew Aldridge, Deepbridge Capital - 2018-09-13

With just six months to go before we ‘officially' leave the European Union (EU), it is understandable there remains a great deal of uncertainty about how the UK econom...

UK growth companies bucking the trend says ECI Growth Survey 2018 - - 2018-09-13

Productivity of growth companies growing 14x faster than UK average with 13.5% increase Firms investing in I...

Employee benefits provider PES receives investment from Chiltern Capital - - 2018-09-13

  Private equity firm Chiltern Capital is making a significant investment in employee benefits provider ...

gohenry to fuel growth Stateside with new Crowdcube fundraise - - 2018-09-13

gohenry, the company behind the gohenry financial tool, which is enabling a generation of kids and teens to take part in the digital econo...

Seneca completes successful first close for VCT - - 2018-09-13

  Seneca Partners, the award winning specialist SME finance business, has completed a successful first close for its recently launched VCT offering, ...

ACA Compliance Group completes the acquisition of Cordium - - 2018-09-12

ACA Compliance Group has completed the acquisition of Cordium, a leading provider of governance, r...

Fiber optic sensing specialist FBGS Group receives growth-financing - - 2018-09-12

FBGS Technologies GmbH, a leading supplier of advanced fiber-optic sensing solutions and components (based on Fiber Bragg Grati...

The Invested Investor: interview with CEO of Repositive Fiona Nielsen - - 2018-09-12

This interview was originally published on The Invested Investor  ...

VCT fundraising set for a strong year, says Albion - - 2018-09-12

Will Fraser-Allen, deputy managing partner at Albion Capital, comments:  “This year’s VCT fundraising season is set to be just as big as last year’s...

JOB TODAY announces UK growth and secures $16M to fill Brexit gap - - 2018-09-12

  JOB TODAY, the UK’s number one mobile hiring app, today announces that it has raised a fur...

Fine, or not so much? AngelNews Wine Column - Caspar Bowes, Bowes Wine - 2018-09-12

Fine, adjective - Of very high quality; very good of its kind. Fine, adjective - Good; satisfactory. Wine - An alcoholic drink...

Crowdcube acquires business reporting product Supdate - - 2018-09-11

  Crowdcube, the world’s first and largest equity crowdfunding platform, is delighted to announce the acquisition of the...

Arecor raises £6m for revolutionary diabetes treatments - - 2018-09-11

Arecor, the UK-based biopharmaceutical formulation company, has raised £6 million from new and existing investors to develop groundbreaking...

Resonance Health & Wellbeing Challenge Fund supports suicide charity - - 2018-09-11

A Devon based social enterprise Action To Prevent Suicide CIC, is the fifth organisation to receive a £10,000 launchpad loan from the Health ...

Cambridge spinout AudioTelligence raises £3.1 million - - 2018-09-11

Loud background noise that makes it difficult to hear or understand a conversation is not just a problem for humans but also for voice activated devices. Cambridge start-up ...

CupClub raises £200k from Henley Business Angels - - 2018-09-11

CupClub, a returnable packaging service for drinks cen...

MyLife Digital secures further funding from BGF - - 2018-09-10

BGF adds £3 million of funding to its initial £2 million investment made in 2016. Barclays ...

Resonance backs Jericho Foundation with 100,000 SITR investment - - 2018-09-10

A leading Birmingham enterprise is celebrating after securing £100,000 of SITR (Social Investment Tax Relief) investment from social investment company Reso...

Stephen Critchlow named regional Barclays Icon of the Year Award - - 2018-09-10

Manchester based CEO of Evergreen Group, Stephen Critchlow, has been recognised for his contribution to sustainable business growth in...

Index Ventures tops list of most active UK VCs - - 2018-09-10

Having recovered from a slump in 2016, 2018 is already the biggest year on record for amount invested by UK venture capital funds, at just three quarters of the way through the year. Whilst de...

NVM leads a £3.2 million investment in Ridge Pharma - - 2018-09-10

NVM Private Equity has invested £2.75 million of growth capital (with the balance of the £3.2m funding round provided by existing investors and ...

CoInvestor Technologies selected for Tech Nation’s FinTech Programme - - 2018-09-10

CoInvestor Technologies, has been selected to be part of ...

Screenful secures €305k seed funding - - 2018-09-07

Finnish SaaS company Screenful has raised €305,000 in seed funding to help companies improve the efficiency and delivery of collaborative p...

CrowdProperty surpasses £20m funding - - 2018-09-07

  Having funded the 47th project on the CrowdProperty platform, a total of £20,526,000 has now been r...

Britain’s retirees warned about Hammond’s pension raid - - 2018-09-07

Britain’s highest earners should consider reviewing their pension tax relief plans ahead of an expected raid by Chancellor Philip Hammond in November’s Budget. The warning from ...

Ahren launches its new fund with $100m first close - - 2018-09-07

Ahren has completed the first close of its new fund, Ahren LP, with over $100 million committed from leading Limited Partners including blue-chi...

Beauhurst publishes 'Silicon Spires' report on tech trends in Oxford - - 2018-09-07

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Confidence in Guernsey fund business reflected in five-year high - - 2018-09-06

The total value of funds business in Guernsey is at a five-year high following a predicted rise in net asset value in Q2 2018, according to the latest figures from the ...

Investcorp acquires Softgarden - - 2018-09-06

Investcorp Technology Partners, a leading European lower middle market technology investor, has acquired Berlin-based ...

Q2 2018 sees rise in asset-based lending says UK Finance - - 2018-09-06

UK Finance has published its Invoice Finance and Asset Based Lending Update for the second quarter of 2018. Key data highlights: ...

BGF backs AIM-listed One Media iP Group plc - - 2018-09-06

BGF has provided £6m funding to One Media iP Group plc, a digital media content prov...

Fintech….UK and beyond! - Flavia Richardson, London Co-investment Fund - 2018-09-06

How does the UK FinTech market compare to other European economies such as Germany and France – and also major economies such as the USA/ China? What can we learn from them – what do we...

Philip Watkins joins Brown Rudnick - - 2018-09-05

International law firm Brown Rudnick LLP has announced the expansion of its International Corporate practice with the appointment of&n...

UK healthtech startups on course for poor year of funding, says Beauhurst - - 2018-09-05

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British Business Bank joins Small Business Advice Week - - 2018-09-05

Small Business Advice Week has partnered with ...

Maven completes £20 million MBO of UAP Limited - - 2018-09-05

  Maven Capital Partners has led the £20 million management buyout of UAP Limited, a leading UK supplier and di...

Foresight supports ABL Health with £2.5m investment - - 2018-09-05

Foresight Group has invested £2.5 million to support the partial buy-out of Bolton-based community healthcare and wellbeing provi...

ghd and Cambridge Wireless establish Innovation Hive - - 2018-09-04

ghd and Cambridge Wireless have announced a partnership that brings a new form of...

How to value your startup and how much equity to give away - Anthony Rose, CEO, SeedLegals - 2018-09-04

Valuing and deciding how much equity to sell of a company that you’ve put your heart and soul into is not easy. While there is no single answer, at SeedLegals we've analysed data ov...

Countingup raises £2.3m in seed funding - - 2018-09-04

Countingup, a revolutionary mobile app, allowing small businesses to do their banking, bookkeeping and stay on top of their taxes, has received...

Funding Circle set for September float - Peer2Peer Finance News - 2018-09-04

Funding Circle is rumoured to be planning an initial public offering (IPO) within the next two weeks, according to reports. Th...

Don’t get stung by unnecessary foreign-exchange costs - Brian Jamieson, CEO, Centtrip - 2018-09-04

Any business that has to pay trade partners or employees in other countries should give some consideration to currency volatility and unnecessary conversion fees. Ch...

Maven exits Student Housing Portfolio for £39.8M - - 2018-09-03

  IP Investment Management (HK) Ltd and Maven Capital Partners have sold a portfolio of two newly dev...

Albion leads $4m Series A funding for Phrasee - - 2018-09-03

Phrasee, the London-headquartered marketing technology company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate optimised marketing copy, has closed a $4m Series...

£30,000 micro loan for award winning pizza company Ffwrnes - - 2018-09-03

Cardiff Indoor Market is now home to Smokey Pete and Sam Van Tân as award winning Ffwrnes opened their latest venture earlier this month. Established ...

Development Bank of Wales backs Chevler with six-figure funding package - - 2018-09-03

Chevler, the UK’s leading manufacturer of baking cases, tulip muffin wraps, and a major printer of greaseproof paper has secured a six-figure funding package from the Deve...

Talkative completes series A funding round - - 2018-09-03

Newport based communications company Talkative, is pleased to announce it has completed a Series A funding round, raising in excess of £350,000. Talkative is headquartered...

Polaris acquires Falck Safety Services from Falck - - 2018-08-31

  The Danish/Swedish private equity firm Polaris and Falck have signed an agreement...

Investly appoints new CEO - - 2018-08-31

Investly has appointed seasoned working capital executive Wayne Hughes as its new Chief Executive Officer to make Investly the leading receivables financ...

Removal of Entrepreneurs’ relief could affect start up numbers says Blick Rothenberg - - 2018-08-31

  The scrapping of Entrepreneurs’ relief could discourage entrepreneurs’ from setting up businesses in the UK, say leading accounting, tax and adv...

Digital newsstand Readly raises €10m - - 2018-08-31

Readly, the global digital magazine newsstand, has raised €10m in additional funding to drive the next stage of its growth. The latest round of funding com...

ibis Styles hotel opens in Glasgow with Maven investment - - 2018-08-31

  ibis Styles Glasgow Centre West has opened in Glasgow’s International Financial Services District following an £11.25 million ...

7 statistics on UK founder salaries and share vesting - Anthony Rose, CEO, SeedLegals - 2018-08-30

By Anthony Rose, CEO & Founder, SeedLegals Starting a company is a fine balance of risk and reward. You’ve most probably left a salaried job, and are using your s...

Kuber Ventures: everything you need to know about IHT planning - - 2018-08-30

Kuber Ventures has produced a fifth in its series of CPD qualifying educational animations, which provides an educational insight into inheritan...

Mobile tech entrepreneur Howard Simms receives honorary Doctorate in Technology - - 2018-08-30

  Howard Simms, Co-Founder of mobile technology group Apadmi and CEO of their investment arm Apadmi Ve...

9 reasons the VCT & EIS Investor Forum is unmissable! Tickets 30£ off til 31 August - - 2018-08-30

Reasons why you should not miss the Forum on 30th November.  Plus you can get £30 off tickets until 31 August. ...

Dealing with entrepreneurial mindtricks - - 2018-08-29

The mindset of entrepeneurs is unique. Nobel prize winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman told me he considers them “less loss-averse and more optimistic than other people (…) a small an...

Spotinst raises $35 million in a Series-B funding - - 2018-08-29

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Draper Esprit leads $10m funding in Apperio - - 2018-08-29

Apperio, the UK-based legal tech start-up transforming the way companies analyse their legal spend, today announces that it has raised $10 million (£7.5...

Shoosmiths advises on deal to create leading managed IT provider - - 2018-08-29

Shoosmiths has advised on the sale of specialist IT-provider Taylor Made Computer Solutions (TMCS) to&...

Should your investors get a seat on the board? - Anthony Rose, CEO, SeedLegals - 2018-08-29

By Anthony Rose, CEO & Founder at SeedLegals  When negotiating funding deal terms, invest...

deVere launches new investment app - - 2018-08-28

A new pioneering investment app has been launched by one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations due to a “seismic shift in client expectations.” ...

Ascension partners with Unicorn VC for UK's first UK / India EIS Fund - - 2018-08-28

Ascension has partnered with India based Unicorn India Ventures to launch t...

From boxes to bytes: How is UK trade in the wake of a fourth industrial revolution? - Luke Davis, CEO, IW Capital - 2018-08-28

UK's trade legacy is fintech charged, Brexit must be a springboard for international finance and trade or it could spell disaster, says Luke Davies, CEO and founder of ...

Private equity investment in CEE reaches record €3.5 billion - - 2018-08-28

Private equity and venture capital investment into companies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) reached a record €3.5 billion in 2017, new data from ...

Crucial factors for a viable EU crowdfunding framework - - 2018-08-28

The EU crowdfunding framework proposed by the European Commission will help to build a capital markets union, foster innovation and support entrepreneurs and SMEs across the EU, says the European E...

The UK’s New Payment System Operator’s World-Class CoP-out on Confirmation of Payee - - 2018-08-28

  The self-proclaimed ‘leading payments authority’ New Payment System Operator (NPSO) is backing away from its responsibilities in delivering a &l...

Government’s plans to support SMEs looking to export globally is welcome - Brian Jamieson, Centtrip - 2018-08-24

While the future trading relationship with the EU remains unclear, the government’s ambitious new plans to support SMEs looking to export globally is welcome. SMEs ar...

Seven must-have features for an ultra-productive office - - 2018-08-24

Business owners are being warned to ensure their offices feature seven important elements if they want to maximise their employees’ productivity and efficiency in the workplace. ...

As Government issues its contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit, investors react - - 2018-08-24

The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association  (EISA) has released a national and investor representative piece of research, gauging whether the British p...

Orchard Therapeutics Announces $150 Million Series C Financing - - 2018-08-24

UCLTF funded Orchard Therapeutics, a biotechnology company dedicated to transforming the lives...

La Perla appoints Pascal Perrier as CEO to lead new phase of growth - - 2018-08-24

Sapinda Holding B.V. has announced today that it has appointed Pascal Perrier as the group chief executive of ...

What should your marketing mix look like in 2018? - Adam Smith, instaprint - 2018-08-23

Online ads are seen as being more intrusive than TV and radio adverts, according to new research from instantprint, so how should this affect your marketing approach? ...

Daystar Power and Nigerian Bank of Agriculture to electrify rural Nigeria - - 2018-08-23

  The Nigerian Agricultural Bank, Bank of Agriculture and the Afr...

Luxcara installs Spanish solar project with Grupotec - - 2018-08-23

Luxcara, one of Europe’s leading asset managers for renewable energy investments, will build the solar project El Salobral with ...

Calling all FinTech Startups: Mayor of London's TechInvest - - 2018-08-23

The next TechInvest event will present 10 of L...

Maven leads £500,000 funding for Serene Furnishings - - 2018-08-23

  Maven Capital Partners, has provided Serene Furnishings...

Former apprentice star secures £344k from the NIPF for legal start up - - 2018-08-22

A Manchester solicitor who has developed an app to help law firms communicate more effectively with clients has closed a £344,000 investment round backed by ...

Mobeus invests £2m in Rotageek - - 2018-08-22

Rotageek provides cloud-based, data-driven scheduling technology to help multi-site businesses more accurately predict customer demand...

BGF exits MPK Garages following acquisition by Stratford Retail Group - - 2018-08-22

  BGF has successfully exited its investment into Leicester-headquartered MPK Garages, an independent opera...

Keywords Studios plc. acquires Studio Gobo and Electric Square - - 2018-08-22

  Keyword Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has announced that...

UKBAA’s Jenny Tooth shares her experience with HSBC - - 2018-08-22

  UKBAA's Jenny Tooth has been interviewed by the HSBC Know...

deVere Group increases its investment into the UK - - 2018-08-21

  The deVere Group's UK subsidiary, UK Workplace Solutions Limited, has received the required Approval Notice from...

Over £500m has been committed to startups and growth companies via Crowdcube - - 2018-08-21

Investment has resulted in over 700 successful raises Growing investor demand reflects the diverse ...

£500,000 investment to fulfil expansion plans for Ocean Matters - - 2018-08-21

Following a significant loan from the Development Bank of Wales, a north Wales company will save salmon farmers millions...

Investing insights from angel and mentor Sukhendu Pal - - 2018-08-21

What do you look for as an angel investor before investing? ...

The AngelNews wine column - What is the score with the score? - Caspar Bowes, Bowes Wine Ltd - 2018-08-21

  The enjoyment of wine is a purely subjective thing. But what are the things that affect one’s levels of pleasure when one has a glass of wine to hand? T...

Intelligent healthcare company Rinicare completes financing - - 2018-08-20

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Roomex raises €8 million led by Draper Esprit - - 2018-08-20

Roomex, an ambitious global travel software business headquartered in Dublin, today announces it has raised €8 million series A funding, led by Draper Esprit. Co-founded by Jack Donagh...

Mercia backed SleepCogni appears in prestigious UK Longevity Report - - 2018-08-20

The developers of a technology that helps clinicians and healthcare professionals to treat people suffering from sleeping problems more effectively has received two high-p...

AI delivery start-up On the dot lands £8m in funding - - 2018-08-20

  On the dot, the machine learning-driven last mile delivery start-up, and part of CitySprint Group,...

Novo Nordisk acquires Bristol uni spin out Ziylo - - 2018-08-20

Novo Nordisk gains full rights to Ziylo’s early-stage glucose binding molecules in a staged acquisition with a potential deal value that could exceed 800 million ...

Software innovation spurs record-breaking M&A activity - Hampleton Partners - 2018-08-17

In its latest analysis of global Mergers & Acquisitions activity in Enterprise Software, Hampleton Partners reports that the sector delive...

Inverleith makes further investment in Good Hemp - - 2018-08-17

Edinburgh based private equity fund, Inverleith LLP, has invested further into Braham and Murray ...

CrowdProperty promises more projects for investors - Peer2Peer Fiance News - 2018-08-17

CrowdProperty has promised a pipeline of new loans to fund for the rest of the year as it approaches its fourth anniversary. ...

Benefex announces investment from Bain Capital - - 2018-08-17

Benefex Holdings Limited, owner of the market leading employee experience platform OneHub, has announced that ...

The Greater Manchester Loan Fund invests £500,000 in LOFT - - 2018-08-17

The Greater Manchester Loan Fund, managed by Ma...

Private equity capital calls shrink to lowest level on record - eFront - 2018-08-16

Private equity fund distributions have outweighed capital calls by a significant and striking degree over the past five years. Data from ...

BGF to exit minority stake in Benefex - - 2018-08-16

BGF is to exit its investment in employee benefits firm Benefex, the first company to receive BGF funding when it la...

AI vehicle company Academy of Robotics closes funding in 6 hours - - 2018-08-16

Electric autonomous vehicle company, the Academy of Robotics, has closed its latest funding round in under six hours. Inv...

Triple Point Impact EIS announces its first investment - - 2018-08-16

Triple Point, which provides innovative and compelling investment solutions for private and institutional investors, announces the first investment of i...

Demographic shifts create biotech opportunities - Benjamin Matthews, Heartwood IM - 2018-08-16

Benjamin Matthews, Investment Manager at Heartwood Investment Management, gives his views on the emerging biotech opportunities arising f...

President of Aetna International appointed as Chair of Braintrain2020 - - 2018-08-15

Richard di Benedetto, the current President of Aetna International; one of the world’s largest health benefits businesses has been appointed as a director and non-executive chairman of ...

Investly introduces platform for partners - - 2018-08-15

Following a new financing round earlier this year and Nesta’s Open Banking prize last year, London based invoice finance provider Investly has opened...

AngelNews wine column - Burgundy has bargains - Caspar Bowes, Bowes Wine - 2018-08-15

Burgundy has long been regarded as not the sort of region one “visits” should bargain-hunting be on the agenda. In fact, many wine consumers have long since written it off as being out ...

New tool to help companies assess potential in e-learning for growth & expansion. - - 2018-08-15

UK based e-learning specialist Candle Learning has announced the launch of their latest online to...

County Finance Group made accredited partner for EFG programme - - 2018-08-15

The British Business Bank has announced that it has accredited Lutterworth-based ...

MMC Ventures announces senior appointments - - 2018-08-14

Venture capital firm MMC Ventures has announced the appointment of senior advisers to help guide the firm’s next phase of growt...

Mercia Fund Managers finalist at 2018 Growth Investor Awards - - 2018-08-14

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The secret to successful staff reviews - Stefano Maifreni, Founder Eggeclerate - 2018-08-14

As a business owner, tracking and keeping on top of company growth is a number one priority, especially in the early years of the business. But it’s important to focus on how those results co...

Silicon Valley investors eye cheap British technology - - 2018-08-14

In partnership with global law firm Penningtons Manches, ...

Artios completes £65m Series B investment round - - 2018-08-14

Arix Bioscience plc, a global healthcare and life science company supporting medical innovation, has announced that its Group Busine...

Octopus launches £20 million fundraise for AIM VCTs - - 2018-08-13

Octopus Investments, part of Octopus Group and the largest provider of venture capital trusts (VCTs) in the UK, has announced the launch...

Mediolanum Asset Management bolsters investment team - - 2018-08-13

Mediolanum Asset Management, the Irish asset management company of the Mediolanum Banking Group, has appointed Astrid S...

Half of British savers are suffering from ‘investophobia’ - - 2018-08-13

Inflation is currently running at 2.4% yet the best easy-access cash savings rate currently available is 1.33% Almost two-thirds (66%) of savers...

UCL Spin-out Hazy adds $1.8 million in seed funding - - 2018-08-13

Hazy, the London-based AI company enabling ethical, effortless and GDPR-compliant data sharing for responsible businesses, has announced an additional $1.8 million s...

PBD Biotech closes seed funding - - 2018-08-13

Bovine TB is one of a group of diseases caused by mycobacteria that has devastated the agricultural industry worldwide. Now UK agri-tech start-up PBT Biotech...

Time to cheer UK's world-class tax-efficient schemes - Andrew Aldridge, Deepbridge Capital - 2018-08-10

While the rumblings and political discontent continues around Brexit and the purported 'turmoil' the UK is in, according to Donald Trump anyway, it is sometimes prudent to take stock of what we're ...

NVM confident of scaling new heights with investment in The Climbing Hangar - - 2018-08-10

NVM Private Equity (NVM) has invested £3m of growth capital into leading indoor climbing business The Climbin...

New Tech Nation Board members, five new directors join from across the UK - - 2018-08-10

  Tech Nation has announced that five of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs and founders will join the Tech Nation...

Zopa secures £44m in fundraising as IPO rumours continue - Peer2Peer Finance News - 2018-08-10

ZOPA has raised £44m in the first stage of a new fundraising round, in the latest sign that the peer-to-peer lender is preparing to go public. Earlier this year, reports suggested tha...

OurCrowd named most active venture investor in Israel by PitchBook - - 2018-08-10

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HMRC receives record breaking 5.2bn from Inheritance tax - - 2018-08-09

HMRC have received a record breaking £5.2bn from inheritance tax for the 2017/2018 tax year, an eight percent increase, with London and the south east being the high...

Farmstand raises $3 million led by Kindred Capital - - 2018-08-09

Profit with purpose food company Farmstand raises $3 million to continue its mission to make a healthier plant-powered diet accessible to all F...

Call for Startups - - 2018-08-09

  Call for Startups - Apply to EBAN Winter Summit to Meet Hundreds of Business Angels, with Free Passes and Accommodation! The...

OurCrowd’s LABS/02 Partner with South Korea’s DTNI and Yozma - - 2018-08-09

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YFM Equity Partners invests £4.5m into growth of CPMS - - 2018-08-09

YFM Equity Partners (YFM), the specialist private equity fund manager, has invested £4.5m from its managed funds into Collaborative Project Man...

Ocean Polymers Launches New Venture to Invest in Recycling Solutions of Ocean Plastic within the Arabian Peninsula - - 2018-08-08

Ocean Polymers, a British recycling technology company, has announced its commitment to develop partnerships with companies which invest in technology an...

Invest with your head not your heart - Hannah Goldsmith, Goldsmith Financial Solutions - 2018-08-08

  We all want a secure financial future and to be able to fund the lifestyle we want for ourselves and our family.  One way of ga...

LittleBlackDress.co.uk exceeds £2.5m after latest investment - - 2018-08-08

Following hotly on the (kitten!) heels of Victoria Beckham, fashion icon Alesha Dixon, makes her own statement with fashion business littleblackdress.co.uk. The company has confirmed positive news ...

Crowd investors make 19x returns on Revolut investment - - 2018-08-08

  Crowd investors who invested in Revolut, Britain’s first digital banking unicorn, via Crowdcube, the world’s first and largest...

Calculus Capital invests £2m in Oxford BioTherapeutics - - 2018-08-08

Calculus Capital, the award-winning Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trust (VCT) specialist, has invested £2m in ...

YFM backs £10m MBO of DSP Database Managed Services - - 2018-08-07

YFM Equity Partners has backed the MBO of DSP Database Managed Services, a leading provider of database and da...

Insurtech raises £1.9m seed funding - - 2018-08-07

  FloodFlash, an insurtech startup that offers a new way for customers to insure previously u...

UK holiday park developer Coppergreen completes two major acquisitions - - 2018-08-07

  UK holiday park operator Coppergreen has acquired Kenwick Park Golf Hotel and Spa and Lodge Park in Lincolnshire and Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire, doubling...

UK’s largest online car repair marketplace secures £4m investment - - 2018-08-07

  The UK’s largest online car repair marketplace has secured £4 million from investors including Shell Ventures, Sir Trevor Chinn, Active Partners and Ven...

BGF invests £6.4m in web hosting company Miss Group - - 2018-08-07

High-growth Miss Group, a web hosting company, has received a £6.4m investment from ...

The Naked Deli’s world-first airport outlet at Newcastle - - 2018-08-06

Foresight portfolio company, The Naked Deli, has opened its world-first airport ...

Foresight extends debt funding line into Reward Finance Group - - 2018-08-06

Funds managed by Foresight Group LLP have provided an additional £10 ...

Nine realistic work perks every employee would love - - 2018-08-06

Free snacks, flexible working hours and paid-for fitness memberships have been named as three of the most realistic job perks business owners can introduce to keep staff hap...

AngelNews wine column: Modern Times – The Fog and the Heat - - 2018-08-06

Wine’s at a curious crossroads and the future is as foggy as an especially opaque Tyne morning.   ...

Bowmark Capital sells Nexus Vehicle Rental to Phoenix Equity Partners - - 2018-08-06

Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, has sold Nexus Vehicle Rental (N...

Oddbox kickstarts wonky veg revolution with £520k fund raise - - 2018-08-03

Oddbox, London’s biggest independent wonky fruit and veg box scheme, reached its crowdfunding target in record time to enable it to expand its unique s...

Braintrain2020 appoints Richard di Benedetto as Chairman - - 2018-08-03

  Richard di Benedetto has been appointed as a director and non-executive chairman of ...

Innovative finance ISAs take off after first ISA season - - 2018-08-03

Innovative Finance ISAs (IF ISAs) have seen significant take-up in the first year of being widely available to customers, according to data published by the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (...

BGF invests £6.3m into construction firm Molson - - 2018-08-03

Molson Construction Equipment, the UK’s largest distributor of capital equipment, has received a £6.3m inves...

TransferMate announces a €21m investment by ING - - 2018-08-03

TransferMate, a leading cross-border B2B payments technology solution, is delighted to announce today a €21 million i...

Grover raises €37 million in Series A funding - - 2018-08-03

The Berlin-based startup Grover, which offers pay-as-you-go subscriptions as an alternative to technology product ownership, has raised €37 milli...

Crowdcube records strongest ever quarter in Q2 2018 - - 2018-08-03

  Crowdcube, the world’s first and largest equity crowdfunding platform, has had its stronges...

HBAN angels get a 10 times return on Phorest investment - - 2018-08-02

  HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of busine...

How can we make our industry bigger and better asks EISA's Mark Brownridge - Mark Brownridge, EISA - 2018-08-02

Below then I have outlined some thoughts (musings in some cases) as to how we could make our industry bigger and better. Some of them are sensible, some wishful thinking, some I s...

Beauhurst: Craft beer investment – funding Britain’s hop-heads - - 2018-08-02

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Symvan Capital is a finalist at 2018 Growth Investor Awards - - 2018-08-02

Symvan Capital has been shortlisted for the Best EIS Investment Manager and Best SEIS Investment Manager awards at the 2018 Growth Investor Awards. These prestigious awards celebrate the UK’s...

Maven VCTs lead £2.5 million investment in Bright Network - - 2018-08-02

Maven Capital Partners has led the £2.5 million investment in Bright Netw...

P2PFA response to FCA proposals for P2P lending sector - - 2018-08-01

  The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has  published the next stage of the post-implementation review of peer-to-peer lending regulat...

Esme Loans partners with Pollen Street Capital to expand SME offering - - 2018-08-01

Esme Loans, the digital lending platform for SMEs and scale up businesses, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Pollen Street Capital...

Venture funding in the Silicon Fen - - 2018-08-01

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Calculus Capital invests £2m in CloudTrade - - 2018-08-01

Calculus Capital has invested £2m in software company CloudTrade. Clou...

Sangamo Therapeutics to acquire TxCell - - 2018-07-31

  Sangamo Thereapeutics, Inc. and TxCell S.A. have announced that they hav...

Bickering in the Workplace – Ten Most Common Reasons for Office Arguments - - 2018-07-31

Office workers have been warned to get along with their colleagues by avoiding the ten top reasons for workplace arguments. New research by experts from ...

Keywords Studios acquires Yokozuna Data - - 2018-07-31

    Keywords Studios, the international creative and technical servic...

AngelNews wine column - Bordeaux - - 2018-07-31

The curtain has long since been drawn on the 2017 Bordeaux primeurs campaign and merchants the world over are doing their damnedest to expunge all memory of it from their mi...

snap40 Raises $8 Million in Funding Led by ADV - - 2018-07-31

  snap40, an AI-enabled healthcare company with the mission to protect the health of e...

Startup Funding Club closes its 100th fund investment - - 2018-07-30

Startup Funding Club has invested £570K into Blue Skies Space Ltd alongside the London Co-Inves...

CrowdProperty funds £925k in under 10 minutes - - 2018-07-30

CrowdProperty, the property specialist peer-to-peer lender today funded a £925,000 residential property development project in 9 minutes and 51 se...

Beauhurst equity investment market update: H1 2018 - - 2018-07-30

Beauhurst presents its latest market update and analysis of all equity investment, ,which looks at every fundraising secured by the UK's high-growth businesses in the first half of 2018.  ...

BGF backs pioneering medical technology company Evo - - 2018-07-30

A surgical and high-precision engineering company that provides  bespoke full jaw dental implant solutions in a day to patients  has received a £4m inves...

PIMFA warns on the consequences of a no deal Brexit - - 2018-07-30

Following the fast-moving Brexit developments, ...

DYSIS Medical Raises £18 Million to Accelerate Growth - - 2018-07-27

 DYSIS Medical Ltd, the developer of the innovative DYSIS Ultra colposcope used in cervical cancer screen...

UKBAA research reveals investor attitudes to SME investment post-Brexit - - 2018-07-27

The UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) has released exclusive new research into the role that UK investors want SMEs to pl...

Arcinova secures £5m BGF investment - - 2018-07-27

BGF has invested £5m growth capital in Alnwick-based pharmaceutical company Arcinova fo...

London’s Fastest Growing Sectors in 2018 - - 2018-07-27

London’s economy has experienced strong growth over the past decade, according to Instant Offices. Their research found the three biggest bu...

Resonance fund boosted by West Midlands Police investment - - 2018-07-27

The Resonance West Midlands Social Investment Tax Relief Fund (WMSITR Fund), launched earlier this year, has just received a boost from the ...

By Miles closes £1m funding round led by JamJar Investments - - 2018-07-27

By Miles, the company offering drivers real time pay-as-you-go car insurance by the mile, has closed a £1m funding round led by ...

Carbon Fibre Preforms raises over £1m on Growthdeck - - 2018-07-26

Dudley-based Carbon Fibre Preforms as raised £1.078m via the private investor network ...

Nexus Investments launches EIS Scale-Up Fund - - 2018-07-26

Nexus Investments, a division of Harry Hyman’s Nexus Group,...

HiP Property insight on investing in the Real Estate Market - - 2018-07-26

Property finance platform HiP has released key insights and their expert opinion into what to consider when thinking about real estate invest...

£10m BGF investment for Mission Mars - - 2018-07-26

Mission Mars, the North West operator behind hospitality concepts including Albert's Schloss and ...

MEIF investment supports OnLogistics' aerospace expansion - - 2018-07-26

Tamworth-headquartered logistics firm, OnLogistics Ltd, is set to expand a number of its divisions, after receiving £350k from the Midla...

Green Angel Syndicate invests in subsea tech company Rovco - - 2018-07-25

Subsea services company, Rovco, is on track to rapidly grow its share of the global subsea market after securing angel investment. This will enable the...

Mercia backs £1.25m fund raising for W2 Global Data - - 2018-07-25

  A fast-growing South Wales fintech company has closed a £1.25million funding round backed by Mercia Fund ...

One third of new advisers in 2018 are re-hires - - 2018-07-25

Re-hires make up nearly a third of all financial advisers who have this year joined deVere Group, one of the world’s largest independent finan...

MeiraGTx raises $75 million in IPO - - 2018-07-25

A UCL Technology Fund investment,  MeiraGTx Holdings plc (Nasdaq:MGTX), a vertically integrated, ...

Blackfin Capital Partners closes €180 million fintech fund - - 2018-07-25

BlackFin Capital Partners has closed its BlackFin Tech 1 Fund at €180m at its final closing. Top-tier institutional investors have joined the existing ...

Jobs: Draper Esprit seeks Financial Client Services Assistant - - 2018-07-24

The manager of the highly rated Draper Esprit EIS funds is expanding its team.  This is a great opportunity to join a fast-expanding business.  The successful applicant will enjoy a clien...

P2P industry must look outside of London - Peer-2-Peer Finance News - 2018-07-24

PEER-TO-PEER lenders must extend their reach to businesses beyond London as the UK’s regions continue to be underserved by finance, according to the UK’s first small business commission...

IW Capital CEO encourages AI implementation - Luke Davies, CEO IW Capital - 2018-07-24

PriceWaterhouseCooper's report...

City of London Group teams up with CODE Investing to support UK SMEs - - 2018-07-24

City of London Group, the parent company of a group focused on providing finance to the SME sector and home reversion plans in the UK residential pro...

Draper Esprit AGM - - 2018-07-24

Draper Esprit, a leading venture capital firm investing in and developing high growth digital technology businesses, hosted its Annual Gene...

Introducing the AngelNews wine column - Caspar Bowes - Bowes Wine - 2018-07-24

From Dusty to Science – A Wine Journey Way back in a distant history shrouded in the mists of times past a solitary rip...

Top 20 Reasons Why Startups Fail - - 2018-07-23

It's hard to say goodbye. A compilation of startup failure post-mortems by founders and investors. Of his many failed experiments, Tho...

Mobeus-backed Advantedge Commercial Finance buys Henry Howard - - 2018-07-23

Advantedge Commercial Finance, a provider of invoice finance to UK based SMEs, has acquired Newport-based Henry Howard Cashflow Finance. Since ...

Seatfrog secures £4.5m led by Octopus Ventures - - 2018-07-23

Seatfrog, the technology company revolutionising rail and airline upgrades through liv...

MIA Exceeds Crowdfunding Target on Seedrs - - 2018-07-23

Bean-to-bar chocolate company MIA is celebrating after exceeding its crowdfunding target of £100,000 on the Seedrs ...

Kernel Capital leads investment in Datactics - - 2018-07-20

Kernel Capital has led an investment into D...

CB Insights / PWC Venture Capital Funding Report Q2 2018 - - 2018-07-20

PwC and CB Insights' Q2 2018 MoneyTree report highlights the latest tre...

BGF backs Sunderland-based SaleCycle - - 2018-07-20

SaleCycle, a high-growth behavioural marketing business whose clients include Tommy Hilfiger and Nike, has received an £11.5m investment from ...

Legaltech business Clarilis secures £3.1m of development capital - - 2018-07-20

NVM Private Equity has invested £3.1 million of growth capital into Midlands-based Clarilis, a high-growth tec...

Movebuubble closes successful crowd funding campaign - - 2018-07-20

Movebubble, London’s number one property rental platform, has raised just under £825,000 in funding, thanks to its successful e...

Raising investment this summer? How to close before the holiday season - Matthew Rowell, SeedLegals - 2018-07-20

Matthew Rowell, Head of Partnerships at SeedLegals offers some timely advice to companies looking to raise finance before the summer holidays....

Is it time you diversified your investments? - Christian Elmes, Enterprise IP - 2018-07-20

Christian Elmes, Enterprise Investment Partners When I think about investment portfolios, certain phrases spring to mind: hedge your bets; don&r...

Revised UK Corporate Governance Code published - - 2018-07-19

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Wistia raises $17 million to buyout investors - - 2018-07-19

Wistia, a video software provider for small and medium-sized businesses, today announces it has raised $17.3m in debt ...

Multi-asset portfolio favoured as global markets hang in the balance - - 2018-07-19

Investors must move towards diversifying their portfolio in light of tenuous U.S.-China relations, a Brexit deal that stands on the edge of a knife, and a looming shift in global markets, says...

HBAN scoops major European Business Angel Network Award - - 2018-07-19

HBAN, the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, has been crowned Globa...

NN Investment Partners publishes investor sentiment report on Alternative Credit - - 2018-07-19

NN Investment Partners has released its full investor sentiment report looking at Alternative Credit.  You can access the rep...

Adviser industry at risk of neglecting future clients, warns Sanlam UK - - 2018-07-18

New research reveals advisers are missing chance to win inherited pots because they are neglecting under-45 segment of the market &...

How to Spot a Star in the Workplace - - 2018-07-18

Business owners are being advised of the top qualities to look out for amongst their workforce in order to recognise and reward their very best employees. The office exper...

NPIF - Maven Equity Finance invests £750,000 in Extreme Low Energy - - 2018-07-18

NPIF Maven Equity Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), and ...

Seedrs launches AutoInvest - - 2018-07-18

Leading equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs have announced a pioneering move for the sector with the launch of its new product ...

BGF backs high-growth Click Travel with multi million investment - - 2018-07-18

BGF has backed tech-focused Click Travel, Britain’s fastest growing business travel...

Four ways entrepreneurs cope with the fear of failure - - 2018-07-18

A new study has uncovered four strategies entrepreneurs use to cope with the fear of failure. Fail fast and often is the constant refrain of the lean start-up movement and many others...

Crypto is ‘undeniably’ mainstream as watchdog backs Bitcoin - - 2018-07-18

Cryptocurrencies are now “undeniably part of mainstream finance”, affirms the boss of one of the world’s largest independent financial services organisations. The bold sta...

Beyond the pitch: Moving towards the deal - Adrian Lloyd, Episode 1 - 2018-07-17

  So, you’ve thrown everything at your pitch. Your pitch deck was concise and compelling. You managed to get in front of a VC. Y...

Univercells raises €16m led by Global Health Investment Fund - - 2018-07-17

Investment proceeds will support commercialization of the company’s breakthrough biologics manufacturing technology Univ...

Camtronics complete management buy-out with £400,000 succession funding - - 2018-07-17

Camtronics Vale Limited have completed a management buy-out with the support of a £400,000 loan from the Development ...

Economic Intelligence Wales to address gap in Welsh SME finance data - - 2018-07-17

Economy Secretary Ken Skates has launched a new research unit tasked with addressing the gap in Welsh SME finance data. ...

Shieldpay expands its international footprint into the US - - 2018-07-17

UK fintech scale-up Shieldpay has launched in the United States (US) with car classified site, AutoClassics.com ...

SilverStreet awarded ‘Ethical Investor of the Year’ - - 2018-07-17

SilverStreet Capital, a leading investor across the agricultural value chain, has been awarded ...

Beringea completes sale of Watchfinder to Richemont - - 2018-07-17

    Beringea, the international growth capital investor, has completed the sale of its s...

Sight Diagnostics Launches OLO - - 2018-07-16

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Beauhurst launches 'Foreign investment in high-growth companies' report - - 2018-07-16

Beauhurst publishes its 'Foreign investment in high-growth companies' report 2017 was a record year for foreign investment into t...

Maven makes new appointment to North East investment team - - 2018-07-16

Senior investment professional brings over 15 years’ investment and banking experience strengthening the expanding North East team...

Maven leads £2.8 million investment in Lending Works - - 2018-07-16

  Maven Capital Partners has completed a £2 million investment in Lending Works, a leading UK peer-to-peer lender. The total transacti...

British Business Bank launches £40m fund for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly SMEs - - 2018-07-16

The British Business Bank has launched the £40m Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Investment Fund ...

Equity Finance for UK smaller companies bounces back - - 2018-07-16

Total equity investment increased by 89% to a record £5.9bn invested in UK smaller businesses in 2017 Investment va...

British Business Bank new £300m ENABLE guarantee for Barclays - - 2018-07-16

The British Business Bank has announced a new £300m ENABLE guarantee to help Barclays Bank increase their provision of flexible asset finance to smaller businesses looking to invest in vehicl...

HBAN scoops major European Business Angel Network Award - - 2018-07-13

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiat...

Lending Works secures new capital boost - - 2018-07-13

  Lending Works, the leading UK peer-to-peer lender, has received a £2.8 million capital injection, a...

Tech entrepreneurs: Does your firm pass the Grandma test? - Norman Molyneux, Acceleris Capital - 2018-07-13

Tech entrepreneurs looking for investment in their early stage businesses need to pass the "grandma test" if they want to be successful. That's the view of Norman Molyneux, founder and CEO ...

Oura Health moves to 12.5M€ in total private funding - - 2018-07-13

Oura Health, the Finnish health technology company behind the Oura ring, has moved its total private funding to 12.5M€ after the closure of a round led by U...

EISA signs Women in Finance Charter - - 2018-07-13

The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA), representing the many companies and investors that have benefited fro...

Cybertonica Wins EUR 100,000 Venture Capital Award - - 2018-07-13

Cybertonica, a fast-growth AI technology offering cross-channel real-time risk and fraud solutions, and fellow UK-based start-up Railsbank, h...

Social-commerce fashion app 21Buttons closes $17M funding - - 2018-07-12

Social-commerce fashion app 21Buttons has raised $17M Series B funding led by Idinvest P...

SME Growth Tracker: growth forecast in some sectors despite declining confidence - - 2018-07-12

Small British manufacturers expected to accelerate revenue growth to +2.2% in coming year, with financial services SMEs expected to grow +1.9% Q2 2018 SME Growth Track...

Trump’s trade war to trigger a “chain reaction of negative events” says deVere - - 2018-07-12

Trump’s escalation of the trade war is going to triggr a “chain reaction of negative events around the world,” warns the boss of one of the world’s largest independent finan...

Survey highlights SMEs concerns over Brexit - Stefano Maifreni, Eggcelerate - 2018-07-12

From the statistics, it’s clear that businesses are putting on hold significant projects with fears of uncertainty due to Brexit. In this case, research and ...

Tax rules for business visitors don't go far enough - - 2018-07-12

Proposals put forward by the government on employment tax compliance and reporting obligations for those coming to the UK for short business trips do not go far enough and may adversely affect smal...

NorthEdge Capital SME fund hits £120m - - 2018-07-12

NorthEdge Capital has closed its NorthEdge Capital SME Fund I, LP at its £120 million hard cap. The Fund was raised from existing investors and enab...

Alternative finance secures future of Mumbles Pier - - 2018-07-11

A 19th-century icon of the Welsh coast is being developed for the 21st century, thanks to funding from alternative finance provider ...

Mediolanum Asset Management Appoints Christophe Jaubert - - 2018-07-11

Mediolanum Asset Management, the Irish asset management company of the Mediolanum Banking Group, has announced the appointment of Christophe Jaubert as its new Hea...

Keywords Studios announces Senior Management Team changes - - 2018-07-11

Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, today announces that it has made some key appointme...

Bregal Milestone closes €400m pan-European fund - - 2018-07-11

Bregal Investments has announced that it has secured a €400 million capital commitment for Bregal Miles...

Guernsey launches world-first regulated green fund product - - 2018-07-11

Guernsey has launched a world-first regulated green fund product.  The move is part of Guernsey’s plans to become the ‘go-to’ international finance centre for green fina...

Mind Gym AIM IPO - - 2018-07-11

The London office of international law firm Winston & Strawn represented&nb...

Cutting Edge Solutions acquires Majenta PLM with backing from BGF - - 2018-07-11

Cutting Edge Solutions has acquired Majenta PLM to create the largest value-added reseller of Siemens c...

Paragon Group acquires Imprimus - - 2018-07-10

Paragon Group, the leading provider of customer communications, identification and graphics services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of ...

Atomico expands team with ex Uber and Google managers - - 2018-07-10

Atomico has been saying for some time that the European technology ecosystem is at an inflection point, but 2018 is the year Europe turned that corner. When Atomico started, very few ...

Blick Rothenberg on draft Finance Bill - - 2018-07-10

The publication of the draft Finance Bill 2019 marks a new approach to introducing tax legislation, following the revised timetable for the annual Budget, adopted by Philip Hammond last year, says ...

ClearlySo client capital raising activity doubles as impact investing enters mainstream - - 2018-07-10

ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank, announced today that client capital raising activity has doubled since 2...

EBAN 2017 Compendium of Fiscal Incentives - - 2018-07-10

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S&P Private Equity Market Snapshot - - 2018-07-10

  EMEA Attracting Mega Deals: Aggregate capital deployed into EMEA totalled €40bn during our study period of April 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018,...

Booksy raises $13.2 million - - 2018-07-09

Booksy, the world’s largest and fastest growing booking app for appointment-based beauty businesses, has announced that it has secured $13.2 million (£...

Capitama investment capacity exceeds £10bn - - 2018-07-09

Capitama, the global direct private investment platform for sophisticated and professional investors, has today announced that its members have exceeded £1...

NPIF - Maven Equity Finance invests £1m in tech platform MirrorWeb - - 2018-07-09

NPIF - Maven Equity Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, managed by Maven Capital Partners, has com...

Keywords Studios launches Keywords Ventures - - 2018-07-09

Keywords Studios has announced that it has established Keywords Ventures which will make modest investments in innovative techn...

Henley Business Angels backs Mimica Lab - - 2018-07-09

Mimica Lab, a business that produces award-winning technology designed to reduce waste in perishable products such as food and pharmaceuticals, have receive...

Story Terrace crowdfunds £500K on Seedrs - - 2018-07-09

After launching an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, ...

Timing the Perfect Exit - Martin Sherwood, Enterprise IP - 2018-07-06

By Martin Sherwood, Partner, Enterprise Investment Partners Other than the contracted exit schemes which were abolished many y...

EBAN Elects New Board of Directors - - 2018-07-06

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5 questions to ask before you put your savings with a P2P lender - Michael Lynn, Relendex - 2018-07-06

Before you invest your hard-earned savings into a peer to peer lender, here are five key questions that you should be asking to give you the best chance of seeing returns on your money, says Michae...

Calling Angels: please take part in the UKBAA poll - - 2018-07-06

UKBAA is working with Big Society Capital ...

Envestors' portfolio company CHARGEMASTER acquired by BP for £128.9m. - - 2018-07-06

Having introduced £15.3m of equity between 2010-2018, this represents a return of £42,686,301 for 50 members of the ENVESTORS private network and two introduced Funds....

CamBioScience Receives Investment from Henley Business Angels - - 2018-07-06

CamBioScience, an e-learning company that provides intensive training courses in breakthrough life science technologies, has received investment from th...

PBD Biotech gains funding to fuel overseas expansion - - 2018-07-06

To meet the growing international demand for its rapid, sensitive test for mycobacterial disease, PBD Biotech is to establish a Canadian subsidiary in Saskatoon to support its first overseas c...

MMC Ventures backs Signal Media's $16 million series B - - 2018-07-06

A.I.-powered reputation management and decision support platform, Signal Media, has announced a $16 million series B funding round. The funding round...

Nasstar’s FD listed in CEO Today Business Women of the Year Awards 2018 - - 2018-07-05

Nasstar has announced that its Financial Director, Niki Redwood has today been recognised as part of the CEO T...

UK leads the race in Europe's record year of tech investment - - 2018-07-05

The UK’s tech industry is leading the way in the creation of billion-dollar businesses despite Brexit fears, according to research released today by technology investment bank ...

Nine BGF investments listed in LSE 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain - - 2018-07-05

Nine companies backed by BGF are listed in the London Stock Exchange Group's 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2018, including Medigold&n...

Crowd Reactive acquires Excelerated Apps - - 2018-07-05

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NVM leads investment in Newcells Biotech - - 2018-07-05

NVM Private Equity&