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RevGlue secures £300k investment from GC Angels and Admitad - - 2021-01-20

RevGlue, a platform that enables affiliates and online publishers to easily monetise their websites, blogs, mobile apps and social channels, has secured inves...

Low alcohol startup Cleanco raised £7m cash injection - - 2021-01-20

British premium low-alcohol spirits startup, ...

Foresight invests £4.5m into iMist - - 2021-01-20

Foresight Group has made a £4.5 million investment into iMist Holdings Limited, a manufacturer and installer of w...

British Business Investments commits €40m to Claret Fund III - - 2021-01-20

British Business Investments (BBI), a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has completed...

Can History offer any lessons for Climate Change? - - 2021-01-19

Nick Lyth is Founder and Director of Green Angel Syndicate, the only angel investment syndicate in the UK specialising in the fight against Climate Change and Global Warming. ...

What does it take for an investment to work well through to exit? - - 2021-01-19

Catherine Gannon of ...

Pembroke VCT exits its investment in Pasta Evangelists - - 2021-01-19

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Tourism tech startup Quendoo secures significant VC funding - - 2021-01-19

Quendoo, a digital platform that allows property owners to take back control of their property bookings, payments, marketing and availability, has launched af...

How to lovebomb: a guide for angel investors and entrepreneurs - - 2021-01-19

Chatting to an entrepreneur I have got to know the other day, who is on the hunt for an angel investor, I yet again found myself pointing them to the notorious table 8.5a on the EIS statistics publ...

Seedrs investors see record returns with Senta acquisition - - 2021-01-18

Seedrs' investors in Senta will see up to a 120x return on their seed investments after t...

Foresight invests £5 million in Plantexpand - - 2021-01-18

Foresight Group has made a £5 million investment to support the buy-in management buy-out of Plantexpan...

Shippeo secures $32m investment - - 2021-01-18

Shippeo, the European leader in real-time transportation visibility (RTTV), has raised $32 mil...

AIC announces Elisabeth Scott at new chair - - 2021-01-18

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has announced that Elisabeth Scott has been voted Chair of the AIC. The membership of the AIC has elected Sapna Shah and Mick...

Kuato Studios raises £4.5 million from Horizons Ventures - - 2021-01-18

UK-based EdTech gaming studio, Kuato Studios, has raised £4.5m in a round led by ...

Ignite NI reveals start-ups selected for Propel programme - - 2021-01-15

IgniteNI has revealed the 20 start-ups that will be participating in the renowned 2021 Propel Pre-Accelerator programme which...

New business angel group launches in Brighton - - 2021-01-15

South East Angels have launched their Brighton investor group, set to be the most active angel network in the local area. With a focus on providing va...

NorthEdge invests in medical communications agency Helios Medical - - 2021-01-15

Mid-market private equity firm NorthEdge has invested in Helios Medical Communications, a full-service, independent, ...

Weezy raises $20 million funding - - 2021-01-15

Weezy, the UK’s leading on-demand superfast supermarket that delivers groceries in only 15 minutes, has r...

Maven Capital Partners expands East Midlands team - - 2021-01-15

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active fund managers, has further strengthened its East &...

Exus hits 1.8GW of assets under management in North America - - 2021-01-14

Exus Management Partners (Exus), an independent investment and asset management firm focused on the renewable energy sector, has significantly expand...

Orbus Software announces acquisition by SilverTree Equity - - 2021-01-14

  Orbus Software, a global market-leading provider of Enterprise Architecture software, has announced that...

YFM investment enables consumer insight business to scale-up - - 2021-01-14

  Fast-growing consumer insights business Vypr plans to strengthen its sales and marketing operations as it invests in its team...

Poptop to begin global roll-out after raising further £440k - - 2021-01-14

  Poptop – the Newcastle-based events booking platform – has raised a further £440,000 to pursue its global...

Digital life insurance provider DeadHappy completes £4.75M investment - - 2021-01-14

Award winning Digital life insurance provider DeadHappy has completed a £4.75M investment from new investors ...

Pandemic inspires new wave of social entrepreneurs - - 2021-01-13

The pandemic has inspired a new wave of social entrepreneurs who are developing business ideas to support their Covid-stricken communities, experts say. T...

Top 20 most viewed investment companies in 2020 - - 2021-01-13

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has published its list of the 20 most viewed investment companies on its website...

Record breaking year for equity crowdfunding - - 2021-01-13

433 Equity Crowdfunding campaigns successfully raised £332 million in 2020 up from 403 campaigns in 2019. This is the highest number of campaigns ever and th...

Eyoto eyes expansion following £2.5M investment - - 2021-01-13

Birmingham-based tele-optometry manufacturer Eyoto,has secured funding from the ...

Food for thought for January - - 2021-01-13

James Murdoch takes a considered look at how his food and restaurant investments have performed in recent months. An active experienced Equity Crowdfunder was talking, a f...

Albion Capital launches £45 million VCT fundraising - - 2021-01-12

Albion Capital is seeking to raise up to £45 million through top up offers for five of its venture capital trusts. The fundraising ...

Tristone Capital acquires North Wales care business - - 2021-01-12

Buy and build Investment group Tristone Capital - through its care division Tristone Healthcare – has acquired North Wales-based care business, ...

OnePlanetCapital launches fund to invest in climate change businesses - - 2021-01-12

OnePlanetCapital, a new sustainably driven investment house, has launched a specialist sustainability EIS Fund to invest in businesses tacklin...

BGF competes multi-million pound investment in tech scale-up Cirrus - - 2021-01-12

BGF has completed a multi-million pound investment in Cirrus, an award-winning provider ...

Livingbridge announces trio of promotions - - 2021-01-12

Livingbridge, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors, has bolstered its leadership team with the appointments of James Titmuss...

Liva Healthcare secures €24.5m - - 2021-01-11

Liva Healthcare, a European market leader in scalable digital health coaching, has secured a new funding round of EUR 24.5 million, led by ...

ScaleUp Group Client IMMJ Systems obtains £3.8 million funding - - 2021-01-11

Scale Up Group has completed a £3.8 million 'Series A' growth capital investment into its client IMMJ Systems Lim...

Parkwalk launches new HMRC-approved EIS fund targeting knowledge intensive businesses - - 2021-01-11

Parkwalk has launched one of the first HMRC Approved Knowledge Intensive EIS Funds to open to retail investors, offering an opportunity to invest in grou...

Peptone’s protein engineering operating system secures $2.5m investment - - 2021-01-11

In a year that has seen scientists heralded as heroes and the future of protein-based medicine has sat at the coalface of a pandemic, one startup is looking to increase the pharmaceutical industry&...

Luxtripper closes latest funding round at £1.2m - - 2021-01-11

Luxtripper, the fast-growth luxury travel business, has closed its latest investment round at £1.2m. The funding, raised from high-net worth indivi...

Home Grown launches new initiative with £100k of support packages - - 2021-01-08

Very few industries have been untouched by the COVID-19 crisis. With unemployment rates hitting an all-time high, many seasoned industry professionals who have built a corporate career for years or...

Entrepreneur education group Genius acquires E-Square - - 2021-01-08

Genius Group, the world’s leading entrepreneur education group, has today announced it has signed an agreement...

Par Equity celebrates another successful year in 2020 - - 2021-01-08

Par Equity, the Edinburgh-based investment manager that specialises in early-stage technology businesses with high growth potential, increased its new investment activity to a record £12.4m i...

PCS UK Ltd secures £1 million ABL facility from IGF - - 2021-01-08

Industrial electrical engineering contractor, Process Control Services (PCS UK Ltd) has secured a £1 million ABL facility from Independent Growth Finance...

BGF invests £6m in global animation studio Snipple - - 2021-01-08

BGF, has invested £6 million in world-renowned global animation studio, Snipple, to support its ambitious...

Angelini Pharma acquires Arvelle Therapeutics - - 2021-01-07

Angelini Pharma, an international pharmaceutical company which is a part of the private Italian Angelini Group – and ...

JP Morgan figures show 2020 performance of investment companies - - 2021-01-07

JP Morgan analysis shows that 2020 saw the largest ever outperformance of the FTSE All Share by Investment Companies - With the FTSE Equity Investment Instruments Index (FTSE EII) producing a total...

Blackstone battery project receives grant from EU - - 2021-01-06

Blackstone Resources AG has announced that Current Direct, a new research and innovation project funded by the European...

Gibie raises £158,000 on Crowdcube - - 2021-01-06

GIBIE Home Furnishings Ltd. today concluded its pilot equity crowd funding campaign on CrowdCube platform. In this campaign,...

Hilltop Credit Partners completes £15m loan for high-end residential development - - 2021-01-06

Funds advised by Hilltop Credit Partners, a specialist funding partner for SME residential developers, have comp...

WestBridge promotes three ahead of busy 2021 - - 2021-01-05

Private equity firm WestBridge has promoted three members of its team as it prepares for another successful year. Edward ...

Enabling investment with a diverse range of startup founders - Roei Samuel, CEO and Founder, Connectd - 2021-01-04

Roei Samuel, CEO and Founder, Connectd, looks at how diversity can be achieved within the angel i...

Mayfair Equity Partners backs Seraphine in buy-out - - 2021-01-04

Mayfair Equity Partners, the leading tech and consumer growth investor, has announced the management buy-out of ...

Pacific Current invests in Astarte Capital Partners - - 2021-01-04

Pacific Current Group Limited, a global multi-boutique asset management firm, has entered into an agreement to purchase a minority stake in ...

Archangels increases support for Scottish tech and life sciences - - 2021-01-04

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Edinburgh-based business angel investment syndicate, Archangels, led investments ...

Wildanet Secures £50m Investment - - 2021-01-04

Superfast wireless broadband provider Wildanet has secured £50m investment, which will allow the company to continue to expand its b...

Liberis adds £70m funding and venture debt to grow platform and help SMEs - - 2021-01-04

Liberis, a leading global embedded business finance platform, has secured £70m in financing from long-ter...

Genius Group acquires Education Angels - - 2021-01-04

Genius Group, the world’s leading entrepreneur education group, has completed the acquisition of New Ze...

Digital wellbeing firm set for healthy future with £825k backing - - 2021-01-04

A healthtech platform has raised £825,000 investment from ...

Property e-procurement start-up raises investment from Northern angel investors - - 2021-01-04

C-Link, a property procurement start-up founded in 2015 by Paul Heming and Chris Barber, has successfully raised a six figure investment fro...

Veuve Clicquot Bold Woman nominations open for 2021 awards - - 2020-12-21

The call for nominations has officially opened for this year’s prestigious awards, celebrating incredible...

Wishing a Happy Christmas to all our readers - - 2020-12-21

The AngelNews team is having a short break over Christmas after a busy and news-filled year.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being part of the AngelNews community and ...

What we’ve learnt in 2020 – the year that changed everything - - 2020-12-21

David Mott, Founder Partner at Oxford Capital reflects on the themes that have shaped this year.  Looking back at 20...

IgniteNI launches applications for 2021 Accelerator Programme - - 2020-12-21

IgniteNI, the leading accelerator in Northern Ireland, is now welcoming ...

Marcus Rashford launches website to support families over Christmas - - 2020-12-21

  Marcus Rashford MBE and the Child Food Poverty Taskforce have launched a new website (...

Texthelp receives investment from Five Arrows - - 2020-12-18

Texthelp Ltd, the global leader in...

Maven leads £17 million MBO of Envitia - - 2020-12-18

Maven Capital Partners has led the £17 million management buyout of Envitia Group plc, an established data a...

DataSecOps platform eXate raises £2.3 million - - 2020-12-18

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Zero Carbon Fund leads pre-seed investment in Phycobloom - - 2020-12-18

The Zero Carbon Fund has made an investment in the pre-seed funding round of Phycobloom, a UK-based bio-...

OKKO Health receives record investment from Henley Business Angels Members - - 2020-12-17

OKKO Health, a digital eye care company, has received investment from seven Henley Business Angels (HBA) me...

WestBridge backs Eque2 in £46.5m deal - - 2020-12-17

Private equity firm WestBridge has backed the senior management team at construction software company Eque2 to acq...

Drug delivery company BDD secures £1.2m from Scottish Enterprise - - 2020-12-17

Innovative Scottish-based drug delivery company, Bio-Images Drug Delivery Limited (BDD), has positioned itself for rapid growth with a further round of inve...

BGF backs Kinomica's £3.9m fund raising - - 2020-12-17

Alderley Park-based proteomic-data science and diagnostics company, Kinomica, has secured £3.9 million in funding for pioneering technology that could ...

Hi55 Ventures agrees deal to back innovative real-time pay pilot project - - 2020-12-16

Fintech start-up Hi55 Ventures has secured the backing of a global investment firm with over $50 billion of assets under management for a unique pilot project tha...

Recycleye raises £1.2M to turn trash into treasure - - 2020-12-16

Recycleye, the intelligent waste management start-up, has secured £1.2 million in seed funding, led by venture capital investors ...

Travel tech firm You. Smart. Thing gets £500k boost - - 2020-12-16

Birmingham-based travel technology business, You. Smart. Thing. Limited (YST) has received £250,000 from the Midland...

Zokri receives investment from Henley Business Angels - - 2020-12-16

Zokri, a company that provides a ‘software as a service’ platform for businesses to create and track objectives and key results, has received investment...

RLC Ventures leads $500k funding round for Crowd Data Systems - - 2020-12-15

Crowd Data Systems (CDS) has secured funding to further develop the next generation of treasury management systems. Founde...

Childcare startup Poncho launches with Kamet Ventures funding - - 2020-12-15

.Poncho, a digital startup backed by ...

Green Fund Power List 2020 ranks fund managers shaping the energy transition - - 2020-12-15

Renewable energy has proven a particularly resilient asset class throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, with the exit from this crisis increasingly defined by demands for a green recovery and grea...

Xiatech secures growth capital from Rockpool - - 2020-12-15

Xiatech, a UK Headquartered system integration and data analytics specialist, has agreed a growth capital investment with ...

Solihull-based recruitment firm Quantum Group raises £730k MEIF investment - - 2020-12-14

Solihull-based executive recruitment firm, Quantum Group Solutions Limited, has secured its first round of investment, totalling &poun...

Ecommerce startup aisle 3 raises £200k from Angel Investment Network - - 2020-12-14

The founders of London-based ecommerce startup aisle 3 have bounced back after being made redundant at the start of the pandemic to successfully ...

Crowdfunding success story Gusto launches new immune boosting soft drink - - 2020-12-14

Gusto, a drink company which funded successfully via Crowdcube, has launched two new functional drinks: Super DC Blood Orange and Super DC Blackcurrant & E...

BGF & Octopus back Orbex $24m funding round for UK space launch - - 2020-12-14

Orbex, the innovative European space launch company, has secured $24 million in a funding round led by BGF, the UK's most active investment company, and Octopus V...

BGF makes new board appointments - - 2020-12-11

BGF, has appointed Jim Strang, MD & EMEA Chairman of Hamilton Lane, and Kris Isherwood, CFO of Eight Roads, will...

Phasecraft closes £3.7m seed funding round - - 2020-12-11

On the back of new quantum algorithm breakthroughs, quantum software company ...

Creator Fund closes £1.5m fund to support student founders across the UK - - 2020-12-11

Creator Fund, the university-focused venture capital fund making strides to unearth startup innovation within European universities, is now focussing o...

Wonder secures $11m led by EQT Ventures - - 2020-12-10

Wonder, the company revolutionising virtual space, has completed a $11 million seed round led by EQT Ventures, with parti...

MEL Science secures $14m in Series B funding - - 2020-12-10

MEL Science...

Summize raises £1m from NPIF and the Future Fund - - 2020-12-10

Summize, a Manchester-based developer and provider of software for the legal sector, has secured an additional £1m investment in a funding round led...

Green Angel Syndicate launches the EIS Climate Change Fund - - 2020-12-10

Green Angel Syndicate, the UK’s angel syndicate specialising in the fight against climate change and global warming, has just launched the ...

What do I know? - - 2020-12-10

As an interested observer of the unquoted UK funding market, I have long been curious about what is really going on around the symmetry between fundraising entrepreneurs and investors, be they crow...

Prejudice is costing your portfolio - - 2020-12-09

Stakeholderz Venture Relations Manager Megan Snijman explores the opportunity and sheer value being lost to investors as female entrepreneurs contin...

Aqua Digital Rising beats crowdfunding target - - 2020-12-09

Aqua Digital Rising, the Fintech company developing tradable indices based on human performance and achievement, has completed its Bnk to the Future crowdfun...

Outfund raises £37m to become UK's largest revenue-based lender - - 2020-12-09

Outfund, the fintech company changing the way online businesses raise funds, has closed a £37million late seed round of capital, includi...

Property e-procurement startup C-Link raises investment via NorthInvest - - 2020-12-08

C-Link, a property procurement start-up founded in 2015 by Paul Heming and Chris Barber, has successfully raised a six figure investment ...

Vala Capital launches innovative fund for sustainable start-ups - - 2020-12-08

Vala Capital, the entrepreneur-led venture capital firm, has launched the Vala Sustainable Growth EIS targeting sm...

Government loans haven’t been a COVID vaccine for SMEs - - 2020-12-08

Steve Richardson, Sales Director at Reparo Finance, gives his perspective on why Government-backed COVID-19 loans aren’t necessarily helping ...

Bookbarn seeks £250,000 growth equity - - 2020-12-08

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BGF invests £7.7m in Cooplands Expansion - - 2020-12-08

BGF has made a further substantial investment in the expansion of Yorkshire-headquartered bakery business, Coopla...

Karakuri raises £6.5m investment and unveils world's first robotic canteen - - 2020-12-07

Karakuri, the world-leading food robotics company, is bringing the future of food to life as it lifts the lid to unveil the world&rsquo...

Maven backs Chevin Fleet Solutions with £1.5m MEIF investment - - 2020-12-07

Derbyshire-based fleet management software provider has secured a £1.5m funding boost to develop its cloud-based product and create 20 new skilled jobs.  Nathan Grace Holdings Limit...

Food safety tech firm Navitas secures £500k MEIF investment - - 2020-12-07

A Leicestershire based food safety technology business has secured a £500,000 investment to scale-up operations and boost their ambitious growth plans. N...

BioInnovation Institute takes in new cohort of early-stage innovations - - 2020-12-07

BioInnovation Institute (BII), a Novo Nordisk Foundation initiative incubating and accelerating world-class life science research, has identified...

Valloop launches to radicalise SME buy-outs through employee ownership - - 2020-12-07

Valloop, founded to empower employees and management to buy the companies they work for, has emerged from stealth read...

UK’s most entrepreneurial hotspots in 2020 revealed - - 2020-12-04

London may lead the pack when it comes to business start-ups in Britain, but the latest research from Instant Of...

London fintech Updraft raises £16m led by Quilam - - 2020-12-04

Updraft, a part lending, part credit report, and part financial planning app designed to tackle escalating consumer borrowing, has secured £16m in fundi...

Turquoise's Low Carbon Innovation Fund backs 8power £2m fund raise - - 2020-12-04

Turquoise, the UK merchant bank specialising in energy, environment and efficiency, has invested in 8power for the Low ...

Living Map raises £850k from Mercia and Committed Capital - - 2020-12-04

Living Map, the digital map and data platform, has completed an £850,000 funding round led by existing in...

How innovation is fighting back against the COVID pandemic - - 2020-12-04

Griff Williams, CIO of the British Innovation Fund...

Infogrid raises $15.5m to make any building smart - - 2020-12-03

Infogrid, the artificial intelligence technology company that automates facilities management and makes any building smart, has raised $15.5m ...

Threat intelligence tech firm EclecticIQ raises €20 million - - 2020-12-03

EclecticIQ, a global threat intelligence, hunting and response technology provider, has raised €20million ($24 million) in Series-C financing, led by ...

SME Finance Monitor Q3 2020 - - 2020-12-03

BVA BDRC has released additional SME Finance Monitor data, covering the period to the end of September 2020. With data going back to 2011, it's the largest s...

Private debt funds record another year of robust growth - - 2020-12-03

The third annual edition of the KPMG Private Debt Fund Survey in collaboration with the Ass...

New matching service will help start-up access to investors and NEDs - - 2020-12-03

Three start-up industry experts have joined together to launch Connectd, a new smart-matching platform for start-ups, investors and Non-Ex...

New opportunities emerging from COVID - Catherine Gannon - 2020-12-02

Catherine Gannon of Gannons Solicitors looks at what SEIS/EIS can offer to investors. The new world definitely brings new opportunities. Opportunities...

Primer secures £14 million Series A funding round led by Accel - - 2020-12-02

Primer, the low-code payments infrastructure and online checkout API, has announced a £14 million Series A funding round led by A...

What failure of Arcadia means for the High Street - - 2020-12-02

Retail expert Dr Gordon Fletcher, of the University of Salford Business School, looks at what has gone wrong for the former titan of ...

UK biotech company ILC Therapeutics announces first international investment - - 2020-12-02

UK-based biotechnology company ILC Therapeutics has announced that it has secured significant investment from its first global investor ...

Alcoholic tea creators raise a glass to £1.4m investment - - 2020-12-02

Two former Newcastle University students who developed a unique range of alcoholic tea drinks have raised £1.4m from investors to help them further expand their business.  ...

SaaS firm GUURU raises $5m for Customer Service Solution - - 2020-12-01

Swiss SaaS start-up GUURU Solutions Ltd has closed a $5M Series A extension, which brings the total Series A financing to $7.9 million. The funds w...

AlbionVC backs uMed £3.7m venture capital fund raising - - 2020-12-01

Research technology company uMed has raised £3.7m in ventur...

IW Capital invests £3.7m in Hove community hub Rockwater - - 2020-12-01

Small business specialist investor IW Capital has completed a £3.7million investment into Rockwater Hove, a comm...

NVM Private Equity Exits Agilitas IT Solutions - - 2020-12-01

NVM Private Equity has sold its stake in Agilitas IT Solutions Limited to the international private equity investor Perwyn...

Kelvin Capital leads £1.85m funding for e-bike innovator FreeFlow Technologies - - 2020-12-01

FreeFlow Technologies (FFT), the developers of the world’s lightest power to weight e-Bike motor has secured £1.85m from a heavily ov...

Why Angel Investing works in a negative interest rate environment - - 2020-11-30

Envestors' Oliver Woolley discusses why angel investing should be considered by HNWs in a negative interest rate environment. ...

Newable & Bristol Private Equity Club secure £10m - - 2020-11-30

Newable Ventures and Bristol Private Equity Club (BPEC) have secured £10m in new funding f...

Moretti launches new asset manager Atypical Partner - - 2020-11-30

Mauro Moretti, the founder of Three Hills Capital Partners, has set up Atypical Partner, a digitally led mul...

Turquoise Low Carbon Innovation Fund backs Kubos - - 2020-11-30

Turquoise, the UK merchant bank specialising in energy, environment and efficiency, has announced its fifth deal for the Low Carbon Innovation Fund 2 (LCIF2)...

Funding Focus supports female and ethnic minority entrepreneurs - - 2020-11-30

Funding Focus, the social enterprise seeking to level the playing field for female and ethnic minority entrepreneurs, returned on Wednesday 25 Nove...

NorthEdge invests in investigation software specialist Altia-ABM - - 2020-11-27

  Private equity firm NorthEdge has backed the primary management buyout of ...

Future Planet backs Navenio ‘uber-for-indoors’, to control COVID-19 infection rise - - 2020-11-27

Navenio, the UK healthcare scale-up, has announced a $1.1 million investment from Future Planet Capital to help...

ScaleUp Group bolsters team with entrepreneurial champion Guy Rigby - - 2020-11-27

Entrepreneurial Champion & Atlantic Rowing Philanthropist Guy Rigby has joined ScaleUp Group to #GrowGlobalChampions. Entrepreneurial Champion Gu...

Gresham House Ventures invests in RevLifter - - 2020-11-27

  Gresham House Ventures, a growth equity investor specialised in scaling businesses d...

Silverfleet Capital sells medical workwear supplier 7days - - 2020-11-27

  The pan-European private equity firm Silverfleet Capital has agreed to sell its majority stake in ...

M Squared raises £32.5m to accelerate growth - - 2020-11-26

M Squared, the photonics and quantum technology developer, has raised significant new financing of £32.5m as it expands its backers to support its grow...

IP and Maven deliver completed Hampton by Hilton Hotel in Manchester - - 2020-11-26

IP Investment Management, a Hong Kong-based boutique real estate investment manager and Maven Capital Partners, a ...

Dohop secures investment from SEP to revolutionise travel connectivity - - 2020-11-26

Icelandic airline software vendor Dohop has raised an undisclosed growth equity round from Scottish Equity Partners...

BGF invests in North East tech business Datum360 - - 2020-11-26

BGF has completed a multi-million pound investment for a minority shareholding in a Teesside-headquartered Engineering Information Management (EIM) software com...

EV charging firm Elmtronics secures £1.5m to develop UK network - - 2020-11-26

Elmtronics, the leading independent provider of charging points, has raised  £1.5 million funding from the ...

Downing leads $15m Series A funding round for Carbice - - 2020-11-25

Downing Ventures has le...

Angel Academe backs Envolve Tech £720K funding - - 2020-11-25

Performance marketing technology provider Envolve Tech has successfully closed its latest funding round for a total of £720,000. The vast ma...

TransferGo secures £4m from Silicon Valley Bank - - 2020-11-25

TransferGo, one of the world’s fastest growing money transfer companies, has received £4m in financing from ...

NIPF - Maven Equity Finance backs digital healthcare firm Flynotes - - 2020-11-25

The digital healthcare consent platform, Flynotes, has successfully secured funding from ...

YFM makes investment into fast growing marketing automation platform - - 2020-11-25

YFM Equity Partners has boosted its growing portfolio of high-growth technology businesses with an investment into award-winning marketing automation platform, ...

Hams Hall secures £800k boost from MEIF Debt Finance - - 2020-11-24

Hams Hall Sustainable Energy Ltd has secured an £800,000 loan from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) Debt Finance, managed by ...

Opteran secures £2.1m seed funding led by IQ Capital - - 2020-11-24

Opteran, the Natural Intelligence company, has raised £2.1 million in seed funding. Opteran will use the funds to pioneer its radical lightw...

Livingbridge exits its investment in Giacom - - 2020-11-24

Livingbridge, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors, has agreed the sale of Giacom, a ...

Reckitt Benckiser VC arm back sustainable laundry startup Oxwash - - 2020-11-24

RB's (Reckitt Benckiser) new purpose-led venture arm, RB Ventures, has backed space-age laundry and dry-cleaning startup, ...

Bethnal Green Ventures partners with NorthInvest to support business in the North - - 2020-11-24

Reflecting the growth in tech for good companies in the North of England, Bethnal Green Ventures and Leeds-based investment non-profit NorthInvest ar...

Tech Nation comments on Green Industrial Revolution proposals - - 2020-11-23

Stephen Kelly, Chair of Tech Nation, comments on the Government’s 10 point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution: ...

Alicia Navarro closes £1.2m pre-seed round for Flown - - 2020-11-23

Entrepreneur Alicia Navarro has closed a £1.2 million pre-seed investment round to fund her latest venture,&...

NorthEdge backs Lights4fun buyout - - 2020-11-23

Private equity firm NorthEdge has supported the management buyout of Lights4fun, one of Europe’s leading e-com...

KisanHub raises £1.12m to transform the agri-food supply chain - - 2020-11-23

Cambridge-based agritech company KisanHub has raised £1.12m for its seed to sale connectivity platform that is accelerating the pace of digital transfo...

BGF invests in human cell products and services provider DefiniGEN - - 2020-11-23

DefiniGEN, a provider of human cell products and services, has raised £3.25 million to accelerate its next phase of growth. This includes £...

NatWest Rapid Cash integration with Xero helps SMEs access funding - - 2020-11-23

NatWest has integrated with global small business platform Xero, which will allow its users ...

BGF backs ecommerce flooring business UK Flooring Direct - - 2020-11-20

BGF has invested £8 million into Midlands-headquartered UK Flooring Direct to support its ongoing growth...

Wave power pioneers raise £850k to bring green power to subsea oil and gas - - 2020-11-20

  Wave power specialists Mocean Energy have secured major new investment to accelerate the commercialisation of their ground-...

Seneca Partners' 21st exit returns £2.8m to investors - - 2020-11-20

Seneca Partners EIS Portfolio Service has returned £2.8million to investors following the takeover of ...

Alternative healthcare start-up Alphagreen raises £1.1m seed funding - - 2020-11-20

Alphagreen, Europe’s leading marketplace for CBD and alternative healthcare products, has s...

Insurtech Startup, Bdeo, Raises €5M Series A - - 2020-11-19

Bdeo, the leading insurtech company in Spain and Latin America, has just closed a Series A round of funding worth €5 million. The fundraising was led by ...

Private Techquity: managers reflect on COVID and share outlook for tech - - 2020-11-19

The outperformance of the tech sector during COVID-19 has never been far from the headlines. But some of the fastest-growing technology companies fly under the radar, as they are not quoted on publ...

Ingenious invests in Igloo Vision - - 2020-11-19

Ingenious has announced that its Infrastructure Ventures EIS Service has invested £787,000 in Igloo V...

TIME Investments bolsters fund distribution team - - 2020-11-19

TIME Investments, a specialist real assets investment manager focused on secure income strategies, has appointed Tony van Gool to support its distributio...

Downing Ventures leads £625k in funding round for Dragonfly AI - - 2020-11-19

British predictive analytics platform, DragonflyAI, has completed a £625,000 ($1m) seed funding round. ...

Direct.me’s “Link in bio” platform raises £2 million - - 2020-11-18

Direct.me, the social media platform that connects audiences with influencers’ content, has raised a $2.6m seed round...

‘Fintech for good’ incuto raises £1.75m for credit union platform - - 2020-11-18

A  ‘fintech for good’ start-up which has developed a banking platform for credit unions and community banks has completed a £1.75m funding round. &nbs...

Maven exits Symphonic Software investment with 2.9x realisation - - 2020-11-18

Maven Capital Partners has realised its VCT investment in Edinburgh-based Symphonic Software (Symphonic) through...

Research shows how UK retail investors responded to COVID stock market falls - - 2020-11-18

New research from behavioural finance experts Oxford Risk reveals that during the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis when stock markets fell sharpl...

Nozzle.ai raises $2.6m to accelerate adoption of AI platform - - 2020-11-18

Nozzle.ai, an eCommerce and advertising optimisation platform for Amazon, has raised $2.6 million (£2 million)...

Crane Ventures leads £2.2m seed funding for Paid - - 2020-11-17

Paid has launched to help enterprises transform supplier management with its next-generation procurement platform. Paid raised £...

AI enabled translation platform TAIA raises €1.2m seed funding - - 2020-11-17

  Translation platform TAIA, has raised a further €1.2million in seed funding from venture capital fund ...

MarketFinance makes appointments following £10m grant award - - 2020-11-17

  Fintech business lender MarketFinance has appointed The Rt Hon. Baroness Susan Kramer and entrepreneu...

British Patient Capital responds to UK Venture Capital Financial Returns Report - - 2020-11-17

Judith Hartley, CEO, British Patient Capital said: “The latest report from the ...

Restart the Future to creating 1000 startups & boost Sweden’s economy - - 2020-11-17

Fourteen of Sweden’s leading companies have come together to form Restart the Future, a one-year initiative to help build 1000 new companies, in ord...

How Entrepreneurialism Can Drive the UK’s Economic Recovery - - 2020-11-16

Paul Beach, Head of Executives and Entrepreneurs at Arbuthnot Latham gives his perspective on the leading role entrepreneurs can play in d...

Hospitality leaders urge Chancellor to use tax relief to ‘save the industry’ - - 2020-11-16

A group of leading figures from the hospitality industry are urging the Chancellor to use EIS tax relief to encourage investors to support the hospitality industry through the pandemic and beyond....

Online product discovery platform Product Guru raises £330,000 - - 2020-11-16

Online product discovery platform, Product Guru, has secured funds of £330,000 to disrupt the traditional retail buying process by re-inventing ho...

GLIF supports Hinterview with £500,000 growth loan - - 2020-11-16

Situated in Southwark, South London, Hinterview has secured a £500,000 growth loan from the Greater Lo...

AI startup ilumoni raises $450,000 to transform borrowing behaviours - - 2020-11-16

ilumoni, the fintech startup helping people to borrow better, save on unnecessary interest and time in paying off debts has raised $450,000 pr...

British Business Investments commits £15m to Compass Business Finance - - 2020-11-13

British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has announced a new...

Graphite Capital acquires Babble in £90m transaction - - 2020-11-13

Graphite Capital, a leading UK mid-market private equity specialist, has backed the management buyout of Babble fr...

British Business Investments publishes full year results to March 2020 - - 2020-11-13

Key highlights include: A record year of 15 commitments totalling £547m, including to nine new delivery partners ...

Pembroke VCT invests £1m in 'Spotify for art’ Smartify - - 2020-11-13

Pembroke VCT, the venture capital trust focused on building the brands of tomorrow, has made ...

What is at stake in the Seedrs and Crowdcube Merger - - 2020-11-13

James Murdoch, an experienced investor in Equity Crowdfunding, asks what is at stake in the Seedrs and Crowdcube Merger. Both management teams have been proactive in communicating via many ...

Early stage venture capital funds have the potential to generate higher returns - - 2020-11-12

Latest market analysis from the British Business Bank finds early stage venture capital funds have the potential to generate higher retur...

Angel Investment Network reports impressive annual growth - - 2020-11-12

Angel Investment Network (AIN), the world’s largest online angel investment platform, has announced impressive growth, with annual reve...

Par Equity backs SICCAR with £1.3m investment - - 2020-11-12

SICCAR has received an investment of £1.3m led by specialist technology investment house, Par Equity...

Livingbridge invests in ecommerce platform Visualsoft - - 2020-11-12

Livingbridge, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors, has announced its investment...

Synova Capital-backed Chatsworth Schools acquires Tiny Toes Day Nurseries - - 2020-11-12

A trio of Oxfordshire day nurseries have been acquired by a fast-growing independent education provider. Chatsworth Schools, which is itself headquartered in Oxfordshire, has purchased ...

Archangels leads £3.1 million funding in Integrated Graphene - - 2020-11-11

Integrated Graphene Ltd,  the Scottish-based tech company, has fired the starting pistol on scaled production of its unique breakthrough 3D gr...

Whiterock backs Artemis Human Capital in first PE deal - - 2020-11-11

Whiterock Finance has made its first ever equity investment by backing specialist recruitment business Arte...

Inciner8 set for accelerated growth following private equity buy out - - 2020-11-11

Private equity house, Chiltern Capital, has completed an investment in a leading waste management incinerator manufacturer with support from a multi-mil...

Ingenion Medical wins £100,000 Innovate UK grant - - 2020-11-11

Ingenion Medical Limited has been awarded nearly £100,000 in grant funding from ...

The Riverside Company welcomes Iain Leigh to Board of Advisors - - 2020-11-11

The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market, welcomes Iain Leigh as the newest member o...

Global early stage VC Antler launches in Berlin - - 2020-11-10

In a significant boost for both the German and the wider Central European start-up ecosystem amidst ...

QVentures invests in no-code platform Opsly - - 2020-11-10

  QVentures made an investment into Opsly, a platform that a...

Graphite Capital expands its investment team - - 2020-11-10

  Graphite Capital, a leading UK mid-market private equity specialist, has made one promotion...

Oxford University AI company Mind Foundry closes $13.6 million Series A - - 2020-11-10

Mind Foundry, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) company that spun out of the University of Oxford’s Machine Learning Resear...

Fashion industry fintech Purple Dot raises £1.35m from Connect Ventures - - 2020-11-10

Purple Dot, the ‘worth-the-wait’ payment option for fashion brands, today announces its seed round of £1.35 million, led by ...

Bright Instruments secures £350k investment to drive expansion - - 2020-11-09

Bright Instruments, a&nb...

FSE Group backs EXM Insight's £400,000 funding round - - 2020-11-09

EXM Insight, the next-generation solution for portfolio monitoring and value creation for the Private Equity ind...

Cycle wear firm ArmaUrto raises £300k funding - - 2020-11-09

ArmaUrto, an innovative provider of protective cycle wear, has secured a £150k equity investment from the Cornwall &...

Downing Ventures co-leads $35M Series B investment in Ayar Labs - - 2020-11-09

Downing Ventures has completed a $35 million Series B funding round in Ayar ...

BiVictriX raises £1m from Acceleris and other investors - - 2020-11-09

BiVictriX Therapeutics has completed a &...

4 UK deep tech firms compete in EIT Digital Challenge 2020 Finals - - 2020-11-06

20 scaleups from 10 countries (4 from the UK) compete in the finals of Europe’s flagship scaleup competition in digital to win int...

Medtech spinout secures £248k funding from Scottish Government - - 2020-11-06

MIME Technologies, a med-tech spin-out from the University of Aberdeen, has received £248,000 in funding...

Foresight Williams invests £1m in AudioScenic - - 2020-11-06

Foresight Group and Williams Advanced Engineering have invested £1.05m into ...

British Business Investments commits £30 million to back UK SMEs - - 2020-11-06

British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has announced ...

Foresight Williams Fund hits milestone of £50m invested - - 2020-11-06

Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) has announced that its technology investment partnership with Foresight Group has...

flypop secures investment from the Future Fund - - 2020-11-05

flypop, the UK’s only international long-haul low-cost airline, has secured significant investment from the UK Government’s Future Fund and is&nb...

European Buy & Build activity resilient in face of Covid-19 - - 2020-11-05

Buy & build activity in first half of 2020 shows resilience in the face of Covid-19 according to Silverfleet’s European Buy & Build Monitor for H1 2020. ...

NorthEdge-backed Catalis Group makes new acquisition - - 2020-11-05

NorthEdge-backed Catalis Group is expanding its North American footprint with a second bolt-on acquisition completed...

Navenio secures £400,000 UKRI grant funding to ease COVID-19 impact on healthcare - - 2020-11-05

Navenio, the healthcare scale-up whose location-based technology has been shown to double the throughput of hospital teams, has secured a £400,000 grant...

Mills & Reeve advises Delta Financial Systems on £23m acquisition of Bravura Solutions - - 2020-11-05

Mills & Reeve has advised Delta Financial Systems Limited on its £23 million acquisition by Bravur...

Regional investors collaborate to improve access to funding - - 2020-11-04

Two regional investors have agreed a new strategic partnership to provide enhanced support for early-stage tech firms in the Northern Powerhouse region.  DSW Ven...

Unleash entrepreneurship to tackle eco-challenges says Entrepreneurs Network report - - 2020-11-04

New research from The Entrepreneurs Network, in partnership with...

British Patient Capital has invested £1bn in UK scaleups - - 2020-11-04

In its second year, British Patient Capital has continued to deliver strongly against its business plan with total commitments over ...

North East Development Capital backs Hive HR £1.75m funding round - - 2020-11-04

Employee engagement SaaS solution secures funding after enjoying strong growth and doubling revenue in the last 12 months.  £1.75 million funding round includes £500,000 inves...

Creative industries crowdfunder to help creatives - - 2020-11-03

The Creative Industries Federation and Creative England have annou...

Triple Point HNIP funds £6.6m Solihull Town Low Carbon Energy Network - - 2020-11-03

Triple Point has announced that Solihull Metropolitan Borough Councilhas successfully secured £6,5...

CorrosionRADAR raises £900,000 from MEIF Proof of Concept Fund - - 2020-11-03

A spin-out from Cranfield University whose technology can detect and predict corrosion in pipelines has raised a further £900,000 to expand its global client base.  ...

Downing Ventures leads investment in BBC Maestro - - 2020-11-03

Downing Ventures has led an investment in BBC Maestro, a new e-learning service designed in partne...

D-RisQ accelerates growth after £360,000 MEIF investment - - 2020-11-02

Malvern-based D-RisQ, has secured £360,000 from the Midlands En...

Maven invests £2 million in digital archiving platform MirrorWeb - - 2020-11-02

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active private equity managers in the UK, has invested £2 million in ...

Golden age for European tech says Dealroom report - - 2020-11-02

Europe’s tech sector is worth four times what it was five years ago as the leading generation of companies and founders give back to the next wave of ambitious tech firms – signal...

Assetz Capital secures £25m investment from British Business Investments - - 2020-11-02

British Business Investments (BBI), a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has committed...

£100 million national SME debt fund launched by FDC - - 2020-11-02

Alternative fund manager, Frontier Development Capital (FDC), has announced the first close of its latest fund, the FDC Debt Fund (...

Flagship Founders launches first start-up Kaiko - - 2020-10-30

Over the last few years, cutting-edge technology, a globalised market and changes to the supply chain have radically transformed the shipping industry. The interest ...

Grafton Capital takes majority ownership position in ‘fintech of fintechs’, Third Financial - - 2020-10-30

Private equity firm Grafton Capital has invested £7 million into ...

Pembroke VCT invests £2 million into Eave hearing protection system - - 2020-10-30

Pembroke VCT has made an initial investment of £2 million into Eave, a UK-base...

‘Mo’ attracts £3m new investment - - 2020-10-30

Mo, a london based SaaS company, has secured £3 million investment led by Calculus Capital, alonside continu...

Bowmark Capital backs buy-out of Totalmobile - - 2020-10-29

Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, has backed the buy-out of Totalmobile...

BGF reports calls for £15 billion National Renewal Fund - - 2020-10-29

A new report released by BGF and academic Sir Anthony S...

Palatine Private Equity completes sixth deal from Impact Fund - - 2020-10-29

Palatine Private Equity has completed the sixth investment from its Impact Fund, with the acquis...

Psyomics secures £1.5m funding to transform mental health diagnosis in the UK - - 2020-10-29

Psyomics Ltd, a UK-based healthtech and University of Cambridge spin-out, has closed a £1.5 million  funding round from existing and new invest...

Eagle Genomics closes $9M in scale-up funding - - 2020-10-29

  Eagle Genomics, a pioneer in applying network science to biology – particularly linked to the microbiome – ha...

Vietnam: a new Asian tiger? - - 2020-10-28

  With half of its population under the age of 35 and a rapidly expanding middle class, Vietnam is one of the most dynamic frontier economies. ...

Diago to acquire Chase Distillery - - 2020-10-28

Diageo has announced it has reached agreement to acquire BGF portfolio company ...

NatWest and Be the Business launch mentoring programme for female entrepreneurs - - 2020-10-28

  To coincide with National Mentoring Day on 27 October, NatWest and Be the Bus...

Investment into UK impact startups up 10% over last 6 years - - 2020-10-28

New research from Tech Nation and Dealroom reveals that investment into UK impact startups increased 9.5x between 2014 and 20...

British Business Investments appoints Adam Kelly as new Managing Director - - 2020-10-28

British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has appointed...

Millionaire investors’ biggest mistakes revealed in a new survey - - 2020-10-27

Relying on guidance from historical returns is the number one investment mistake made by millionaires, reveals a new global survey. The survey was carried out by ...

Future Fund accounts for quarter of crowdfunding raises in 5 months - - 2020-10-27

£50mn raised by Future Fund campaigns accounts for a quarter of all money raised by the crowdfunding industry in last 5 months. ...

NatWest and National Enterprise Challenge team up to find UK’S most entrepreneurial pupils - - 2020-10-27

  NatWest is to set this year’s National Enterprise Challenge  &ndas...

British Patient Capital commits $35m to Evolution Equity Partners - - 2020-10-27

British Patient Capital has committed $35m to The Evolution...

Steve Langan appointed to lead VG's corporate and capital markets business - - 2020-10-27

VG, one of Jersey’s largest independent and privately-owned providers of fiduciary and administration solutions, has appointed Steve Langan as a Director of V...

BGF report calls on private and public sector to back investment led recovery - - 2020-10-26

  A new report released by BGF and academic Si...

Foresight enters into a joint venture with Island Green Power - - 2020-10-26

Foresight Group LLP and Island Green Power have formed a joint venture (JV) to develop ...

Gresham House sells stake in software consultancy Ten10 - - 2020-10-26

Gresham House Ventures, a growth equity investor specialised in scaling businesses driven by technology, customer insight or service excellence,...

Spinout company Robotiz3d raises funds to take the pain out of potholes - - 2020-10-26

The University of Liverpool has formed a new spin out company - Robotiz3d Ltd – to take forward new technology that has the potential to radically tran...

DSW Angels rebrands to DSW Ventures - - 2020-10-26

DSW Angels, the venture capital investment business of the Dow Schofield Watts group, has changed its trading brand to DSW Ventures to reflect the increasing scale and...

New funding helps VRAI expand UK operations - - 2020-10-23

Irish data driven VR simulation company ...

Challenges for VCT investors in the post-Covid world - John Davies, Seneca - 2020-10-23

In his latest podcast (transcribed below), Seneca Investment Director, ...

Health tech startup Occuity raises £1m with support from Angel Investment Network - - 2020-10-23

Disease Screening and Diagnosis startup, Occuity has raised more than £1m, supported by ...

Graphite Capital acquires software services provider Ten10 - - 2020-10-23

Graphite Capital, a leading UK mid-market private equity specialist, has backed the management buy-out of Ten10, a le...

Personify XP Closes £550k Pre-Seed Round - - 2020-10-23

Personify XP, the world’s first anonymous digital analytics and AI personalisation platform, has closed a £550,000 pre-seed round. Investors in...

CRUX raises £1m for world's first knowledge quantification platform - - 2020-10-22

CRUX, the British-Israeli startup that has developed the world’s first Knowledge Quantification platform, has announced a...

How to get the UK economy firing - Time to ignite the dry powder - Brian Williamson - 2020-10-22

By Brian Williamson, serial entrepreneur and chairman of Glasgow-headquartered 4icg Group. Note: This article expresses an independent opinion and the views expressed m...

European start-ups receive 127% more growth capital than In 2016, - - 2020-10-22

European start-ups received 127% more growth capital than in 2016 and, according to a new ...

TMT Investments leads £1.47m funding for Hinterview - - 2020-10-22

UK-based technology company Hinterview, the award-winning video platform for the recruiting & talent sector, has raised £1.47m in venture ...

North East Development Capital Fund invests £750,000 in SoPost - - 2020-10-22

The North East Development Capital Fund (NEDCF), supported by the European Regional Development Fund and manage...

The rise and rise of the convertible - - 2020-10-21

Convertibles have become more popular on the Equity Crowdfunding Platforms.  In this second article on the topic, James Murdoch shares more thoughts about investing in Convertibles....

WestBridge prepares for rise in deal activity triggered by Covid and tax changes - - 2020-10-21

A surge in deal activity over the next few months is being predicted by private equity house WestBridge, as business owners seek to realise and de-risk t...

Flexa raises £250,000 in pre-seed funding led by Q Ventures - - 2020-10-21

Flexa, a job and employer brand platform, has successfully raised £250,000 from a consortium of international and domestic investors, including renowned an...

Hearing Diagnostics' revolutionary hearing test secures Archangels investment - - 2020-10-21

An innovative new system that has the potential to revolutionise hearing tests globally has received financial backing from Scottish business angel investment syndicate, ...

British Business Bank publishes report on Entrepreneurs and diversity - - 2020-10-21

Black business owners and those from Asian and Other Ethnic Minority backgrounds face persistent disparities in business outcomes, with systemic disadvantage playing a key role. This i...

MMC Ventures becomes certified B Corporation - - 2020-10-20

MMC Ventures, the research-led venture capital fund, has become a certified B Corporation through...

CPI launches a investor engagement and ventures arm to support tech entrepreneurs - - 2020-10-20

CPI, an independent technology innovation centre and founding member of the UK Government’s High ...

Pimloc secures £1.4m from Amadeus for AI-based video security and visual data privacy - - 2020-10-20

Pimloc, the visual privacy and security company, has closed £1.4M in new financing in a seed funding round led by Ama...

Detected raises £250,000 to eliminate fraud across B2B digital commerce - - 2020-10-20

Detected, the world’s first agnostic business verification platform, has closed its pre-seed funding round at £250,000. This first tranche ...

Jo Johnson appointed to Tech Nation Board of Directors - - 2020-10-20

Tech Nation, the growth platform for tech companies and leaders, has appointed Jo Johnson as a new Board Director. ...

Iventis raises further £400k to expand events platform - - 2020-10-19

Iventis, a company whose events software platform is used by organisers of international sports competitions has raised £400,000 to support its furt...

Software specialist fissara raises £250,000 from Maven NIPF - - 2020-10-19

NPIF Maven Equity Finance has led a £250,000 funding round for fissara, a software...

Gresham House Ventures invests £5m in eConsult Health - - 2020-10-19

Gresham House Ventures has invested £5 million in eConsult Health. The £5m investment, made on behalf of the ...

NatWest and ITV search for UK's most 'extraordinary' small business - - 2020-10-19

NatWest and ITV have today announced the launch of a new com...

GC Angels co-founds female investment collective in the North - - 2020-10-19

GC Angels’ Jess Jackson (pictured) has joined 28 of the North’s most high-profile female investors from Northern Investment f...

50 shades of grey: taking off the blindfold when it comes to FCA regulation - - 2020-10-16

Oliver Woolley, CEO of Envestors, talks about why incubators, accelerators and networks matching investors and startups need to be regulated and the grey areas such organisati...

32 companies join Tech Nation's Applied AI 2.0 Growth Programme - - 2020-10-16

Tech Nation, the growth platform for tech companies and leaders, announces the 32 companies that have been selected to join the Applied A...

The Running Channel raises over £1m - - 2020-10-16

The Running Channel, the YouTube channel and content brand for a global audience of runners, has raised over £1 millio...

Ori Biotech raises $30m from Octopus and Northpond - - 2020-10-16

Ori Biotech Ltd (Ori), a leading innovator in cell and gene therapy (CGT) manufacturing, today announced the successful close of a $30 million ...

Praetura makes changes to fuel growth - - 2020-10-15

Praetura Group, the Manchester-based debt and equity capital provider to Northern SMEs, has announced a series of organisational and board c...

Artificial Artists raises £450k for 3D software that could revolutionise e-commerce - - 2020-10-15

Two advertising executives who quit their jobs to develop their own 3D software have secured over £450,000 in investment to help them launch their product. ...

Fitness tech firm JAXJOX raises £7.7 million led by Dowgate Capital - - 2020-10-15

JAXJOX, the global fitness technology company known for its innovative workout equipment and platform, today announced...

2020s vision: why this is the decade of augmented reality - - 2020-10-15

Ed Stevenson, investment manger at SFC Capital looks at ...

IGF supports UK businesses through COVID-19 with £65 million of new lending - - 2020-10-15

Independent Growth Finance (IGF), a leading independent asset-based lender, has so far provided £65 million of new lending since lockdown began. IGF wa...

Riverside Acceleration Capital expands team in Europe - - 2020-10-14

The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market, announced its ...

e-Bate raises £950k in second funding round - - 2020-10-14

A businesswoman whose software platform helps companies to manage rebate and incentive schemes has raised a further £950,000 from investors. Leanne Bonner-Cooke MBE, who founded the ...

Duff & Phelps launches Equity Match service for SMEs seeking investment - - 2020-10-14

Duff & Phelps, the world’s premier provider of governance, risk and transparency solutions, has announced the launch of its Equity Match ser...

M&A activity in software proves tech sector’s resilience - - 2020-10-14

New figures highlight the resilience of the software sector throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with a rise in capital raises during the lockdown period.  Global ...

Investment momentum needed in UK’s challenger networks - - 2020-10-14

The continued strong interest and engagement from the investment community in the UK’s independent network sector must be sustained if the UK wants achieve status as a gigabit nation, the ...

Seneca Growth Capital VCT launches new £10m share offer - - 2020-10-14

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Angels have continued to invest post Covid-19 says UK Business Angels 2020 report - - 2020-10-13

  The British Business Bank’s ...

83% of income investors concerned about loss of income - - 2020-10-13

More than eight in ten income investors (83%) are concerned about a potential loss of income from dividend cuts caused by COVID-19, according to new research from the ...

Cloud-based fitness platform Membr secures backing from Maven NPIF - - 2020-10-13

Fit Cloud Technology Ltd, trading as Membr, a fitness focused management software platform that operates in 23 countries worldwide has secured significant investmen...

£250k angel programme from Ada Ventures to create new generation of angel investors - - 2020-10-13

Ada Ventures has launched a new £250,000 angel investor programme – Ada’s Angels – which has been set up to help discover a new ge...

Pictet Alternative Advisors launches first thematic Private Equity fund - - 2020-10-13

Pictet Alternative Advisors (PAA), the Pictet Group's wholly-owned alternative investment business line, has launched its first themat...

Edgify raises $6.5m funding from Octopus and Mangrove Capital - - 2020-10-12

Edgify, a company building AI training frameworks at the edge, has secured a $6.5m seed funding round backed by Octopus V...

What does the Crowdcube and Seedrs merger mean for equity crowdfunding? - - 2020-10-12

John Auckland from TribeFirst discusses the proposed merger between Seedrs and Crowdcube. When it comes to equity crowdfunding, the go-to platform for any European investor, young company o...

Digital pioneers raise £250k for Bimsense to revolutionise the construction industry - - 2020-10-12

Two construction experts who aim to revolutionise the industry through the use of digital technology have raised £250,000 to bring their smart building software to market.   ...

We Build Bots makes senior appointment following recent funding raising success - - 2020-10-12

  AI chatbot specialists, We Build Bots, has set its sights on global growth with the announcement that international technolog...

Female-led equity-backed businesses show resilience through COVID-19 - - 2020-10-12

Resilience and Recovery, a new repo...

Coronavirus hits global LBO performance says eFront - - 2020-10-09

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has published its latest Quarterly Private Equity Performance report, sho...

Tech firm raises £700k from Mercia and MEIF roll-out AI assistants - - 2020-10-09

Humley, a company which develops conversational assistants capable of manning helpdesks and answering technical enquiries, has raised £700,000 to hel...

BGF responds to market demand with new recruits - - 2020-10-09

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, has appointed Liam Pursall as an investor and Georgie Stratton in direct origination...

James Anderson joins the Antler advisory board - - 2020-10-09

  Antler has welcomed ...

Clin-e-cal crowdfunds over £130,000 to develop smart tech for asthma sufferers - - 2020-10-08

  British digital health start-up Clin-e-cal has raised over £130,000 on leading crowdfunding platform ...

Immersive tech startup Condense Reality raises £800k led by SFC Capital - - 2020-10-08

Condense Reality, a virtual reality startup developing technology to transform how viewers watch live entertainment and sports, has raised...

YFM backed Traveltek to launch insight products designed to aid travel sector recovery - - 2020-10-08

An innovative Scottish software business that provides a comprehensive booking platform for the leisure travel sector plans to launch a suite of data technology products designed to help travel age...

Downing Ventures appoints Joe Raffa as new Silicon Valley Venture Partner - - 2020-10-08

Downing Ventures has appointed Joe Raffa as a Venture Partner as it scales up for global expansion and sector specialization. Joe i...

Rockley Photonics closes $50 million growth round - - 2020-10-08

Rockley Photonics, a leading integrated optics solutions provider, has closed an additional $50m of growth funding from leading deep-tech VCs, strategic ...

Great Point takes over Seren Stwidios Complex in Cardiff - - 2020-10-07

Great Point, the media investment business run by Jim Reeve and Robert Halmi, has entered into an agreement with the ...

BioAccelerate 2020 investment-readiness programme returns - - 2020-10-07

BioAccelerate, AberInnovation’s flagship accelerator programme for early-sta...

British Business Bank funding increases Simply’s ENABLE facility - - 2020-10-07

Simply, the non-bank SME lender, has raised a fourth financing tranche from the British Business Bank to...

26-yr-old helps 850,000 dementia sufferers with new invention - - 2020-10-07

London startup, Jelly Drops, has launched in the UK to help boost the water intake of the elderly and...

AI powered food startup Spoon Guru secures funding from W23 - - 2020-10-07

Spoon Guru, the London-based AI powered food search and discovery technology start-up, has secured a Series A funding round with ...

Seedrs and Crowdcube to merge - - 2020-10-06

Seedrs and Crowdcube are to merge, in a move that will accelerate their shared plan to create the world’s larges...

Differences in pandemic resilience across infrastructure sectors - - 2020-10-06

A new study published by Foresight Group into the resilience of infrastructure to global pandemics reveals that renewable energy, telecoms and primary c...

Elgin Energy and Foresight JV to develop UK solar PV projects - - 2020-10-06

Foresight Group and Elgin Energy have formed a joint venture to develop a pipeline of greenfield solar projects across the UK. The JV aims to de...

Lightning Fibre raises funds from Foresight Group - - 2020-10-06

A major investment in Lightning Fibre, a community-oriented full fibre network provider, will see hyper-fast fibre broadband rolled out in East Susse...

PIMFA urges Regulator to work more closely with industry - - 2020-10-06

  Nearly two-thirds (64%) of financial advice business owners and wealth management chief executives do not trust the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) to deliver fair outc...

Nu Quantum raises £2.1m Seed investment led by Amadeus - - 2020-10-05

Nu Quantum, the quantum photonics company, has raised £2.1 million in Seed funding in a round led by Amadeus Ca...

24 Haymarket backs £40.6m funding for Immune Regulation Limited - - 2020-10-05

Immune Regulation Limited, a US and UK based clinical stage biotechnology company, has closed a Series B funding round led by Boston based ...

Piper invests £11.5m into smart bike brand Wattbike - - 2020-10-05

Piper has invested £11.5m investment into Wattbike, the world's first smart indoor bike brand, joining the impress...

DrDoctor raises £3m to expand digital patient services platform - - 2020-10-05

Award-winning health tech company DrDoctor has raised £3,000,000 Series A investment from venture capital firms Ananda I...

Better Origin secures government funding to scale cutting-edge insect processing platform - - 2020-10-05

  A £10 million funding package from the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) will help to scale ...

Five new members join LawtechUK Panel - - 2020-10-02

LawtechUK, the government-backed initiative within Tech Nation, whose aim is to help transform the UK legal secto...

Preservica secures $3.8m funding from Mobeus - - 2020-10-02

Preservica has announced an additional $3.8 million* investment from Mobeus Equity Partners.  De...

YourParkingSpace secures funding from Pelican Capital - - 2020-10-02

YourParkingSpace, the UK’s leading provider of peer to peer parking and intelligent parking solutions, has secured investment from ...

Cogito Capital leads €3.7m Series A funding for HomeDoctor - - 2020-10-02

HomeDoctor, a Warsaw and Amsterdam-based digital healthcare provider has announced a €3,7m Series A funding round led by ...

Turquoise invests £350k in Connected Energy - - 2020-10-02

Turquoise, the UK merchant bank specialising in energy, environment and efficiency, has announced a £350,000 investment in ...

Bamboo closes $7m investor-led round to drive expansion - - 2020-10-01

Bamboo Systems, the Arm-only server vendor, has announced that it has secured a new, significant round of $7 million USD in funding. This new infusion is...

Downing Ventures leads $20m funding for Cornelis Networks - - 2020-10-01

Cornelis Networks, Inc.,&nbs...

Market-defying growth surge for UK’s gaming sector - - 2020-10-01

The UK’s £4bn gaming sector is predicted to almost triple in value within the next 3 years to £10bn, with the current 27,000 employed by the sector expected to also triple within ...

Palatine Private Equity backs growth at NRG Fleet Services - - 2020-10-01

Palatine Private Equity has completed the maiden investment from its fourth buyout fund (Fund IV) with the acquisition of a majority shareholding in ...

The importance of prenuptial agreements for business owners - Elspeth Kinder, JMW Solicitors - 2020-09-30

Elspeth Kinder, Partner and Head of Family Law, JMW Solicitors considers the value of prenuptial planning for entrepreneurs. Getting venture c...

SEP backed TotallyMoney launches new app - - 2020-09-30

Scale-up FinTech TotallyMoney, which is backed by Elliott Advisors and Scottish Equity Partners, following a £29 million investment in January...

Huboo raises £14m as pandemic drives rise in online shopping - - 2020-09-30

Huboo, an e-commerce fulfilment and storage company, has rasied a further £14m investment as the pandemic triggers a rapid increase in online shopping.&...

CCC Holdings Europe S.p.A. receives €18m investment - - 2020-09-30

CCC Holdings, a holding company based in Italy focused on the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) industry, has raised €18 million from Italian Energy Efficiency F...

BGF-backed Lumenisity raises £7.5 million - - 2020-09-30

Lumenisity® Limited, which has developed ground-breaking fibre optic and cabling technology, has closed a £7.5 million funding round from a consort...

Appnovation Receives £6.8M in Follow-On Equity Funding from BGF - - 2020-09-29

Global digital consultancy Appnovation has received £6.8M in follow...

One Stop Business Finance helps progress job-creating new development - - 2020-09-29

Oakham-based machinery and vehicle dealer, C&M Retail Group, is embarking on a major expansion programme which will create up to 20 new jobs after agreeing a funding deal to enable the developm...

Tech Nation appoints new board directors - - 2020-09-29

  Tech Nation, the growth platform for tech companies, has appointed four new Directors joining the Board, including the Audit Committee and...

Riskbook raises £2m from Episode 1, MMC and Seedcamp - - 2020-09-29

Riskbook Ltd, an independent provider of reinsurance technology, announced today that it had received new investment of £2m to further de...

ClearlySo named Impact Investment Bank of the Year - - 2020-09-28

ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank, has been named the Investment Bank of the Year by Environmental Finance at their IMPACT Awards 202...

BPC comments on Tech Nation VC data - - 2020-09-28

Ian Connatty of British Patient Capital comments on new data from Tech Nation ...

Kindred Capital closes £81m second fund - - 2020-09-28

Kindred Capital has closed its second seed fund at £81m. Through its ‘Equitable Venture’, the firm gives exceptional seed-stage entrepr...

Lyre's closes £9m seed round - - 2020-09-28

The world’s most awarded non-alcoholic spirits company, ...

HOWZAT and tech advisory specialist ennea join forces - - 2020-09-28

HOWZAT Partners and ennea capital partners are joining forces as HOWZAT ennea Group to create one of Europe’s l...

Gresham House leads Panthera Biopartners Series A financing - - 2020-09-28

Panthera Biopartners has completed a Series A funding round with Gresham House Ventures as a major invest...

Gresham House Ventures leads funding round for Panthera Biopartners - - 2020-09-25

  Panthera Biopartners has completed a Series A funding round with Gresham...

Mountain Technologies secures investment from HBAN - - 2020-09-25

Mountain Technologies has secured investment from a group of HBAN angel investors. Ballymena-based Mountain Technologies will use the funding to market a...

Tech dominates the world's fastest-growing companies - - 2020-09-25

A new study by Merchant Machine finds the top countries, states and industries for the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the US.  The ...

Climate tech investment grows at 5x the VC market rate over 7 years says PwC - - 2020-09-25

According to new research by PwC, VC and corporate investment in startups developing technology enabled solutions to climate change, and the transformation to net zero emissions, grew at a faster r...

Finance Durham Fund invests £250,000 in Power Roll - - 2020-09-24

Finance Durham Fund has invested £250,000 in Power Roll, a developer of ultra-low-cost ...

MarketFinance awarded £10m grant to bring choice and competition in supporting more businesses - - 2020-09-24

Fintech business lender MarketFinance has been awarded a £10m grant from the Capability and Innovation Fund (CIF), announced by Bank...

Playfair and Tech Nation expand initiative to support female founders - - 2020-09-24

Playfair Capital and Tech Nation have joined forces to expand their nationwide initiative t...

31 companies join Tech Nation’s Fintech programme as the UK leads fintech in Europe - - 2020-09-24

Tech Nation, the growth platform for tech companies and leaders, announces the 31 tech companies that have been selected to join the ...

UK investment banking fees at 4-year low says Refinitiv - - 2020-09-24

Investment banking fees generated in the UK total £3.3 billion so far during 2020, 5% less than the value recorded at this time last year and the lowest year-to-date total since 2016 accordin...

AIC 'Pathway’ website to broaden pool of talent for investment company boards - - 2020-09-23

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has launched an online resource for prospective investment company directors, which aims to encourage a wide and diverse group of candidates to find ou...

Data shows knock-on effect of domino debt - - 2020-09-23

Research from Red Flag Alert, released six months after the UK’s lockdown, shows 4,058 businesses have failed in this period across bars and restaurants, construction, retail, logis...

Finch Capital reveals the State of European Fintech in2020 - - 2020-09-23

Finch Capital has published its latest annual research, The State of...

HBAN angels drive €1.2M FoodMarble investment round - - 2020-09-23

Dublin start-up FoodMarble has raised €1.2M in a funding round which included HBAN business angels from the MedTech sy...

Gray's Clip raises £350,000 from HBAN Angels and CoFund NI - - 2020-09-23

A Northern Ireland start-up which appeared on TV's Dragons' Den earlier this year has successfully closed a £350,000 funding round with local business angels to bring its innovative new insul...

SMEs running on empty as CBILS deadline looms says MarketFinance report - - 2020-09-22

Bounce Back loans, the most popular HM Treasury support measure, used by SMEs are running low, finds the latest insights [1] from fintech business lender ...

VCT managers comment at VCTs celebrate 25 years - - 2020-09-22

28 September marks 25 years since the launch of the first VCT. From humble beginnings in 1995 the sector has grown to back winners from Zoopla to Secret Escapes an...

Pembroke VCT launches new £20m offer - - 2020-09-22

Pembroke VCT, the venture capital trust focused on building the consumer brands of tom...

Glyconics awarded ISO certification for quality management system - - 2020-09-22

Deepbridge Capital and Boundary Capital backed diagnostics firm Glyconics® has been awarded an internationally recognised quality certificati...

Ceryx Medical secures £575,000 to develop world-first curative therapy for heart failure - - 2020-09-22

Ceryx Medical, a bioelectronics startup working towards the world’s first curative therapy for heart failure, has secured a £...

Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre network awarded £9.5m investment - - 2020-09-21

The Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre (ATTC) network has been awarded a total of £9.5 million to fund an additional 12 months of the programme. £6.5 million has been granted from the Go...

500 Startups Publishes Survey on Early-Stage Investing Climate and 2021 Outlook - - 2020-09-21

Global venture capital firm 500 Startups released new survey findings that reveal how startup investors are responding to the new challenges brought on by COVID-19 and...

Former Booking.com CEO invests €4m in vacation rental firm Holidu - - 2020-09-21

Booking.com CEO Kees Koolen has invested more than €4 million in Holidu, one of the fastest-growing travel tech companies worldwide, from his personal fun...

The Insights People raises £500k from DSW Angels - - 2020-09-21

The Insights People, the Manchester-based company which is a global leader in kids, parents and family market intelligence, has secured a £500...

AccelerComm secures £5.8m from IQ Capital, Bloc Ventures and IP Group - - 2020-09-21

  AccelerComm, a Southampton University spinout supercharging 5G, satellite and other wirele...

Smart sensors company Tribosonics raises £1.1m from NPIF - - 2020-09-18

Tribosonics, a Sheffield company whose smart sensing technology helps industry to reduce costs, has raised £1.1m from...

Praetura Ventures invests £1m in digital security firm RapidSpike - - 2020-09-18

Praetura Ventures, the VC fund that targets high-value sectors in the north of England, is investing £1m in a tech company that helps businesse...

Cyber security firm KryptoKloud secures £500,000 MEIF investment - - 2020-09-18

Lincolnshire-based cyber security firm KryptoKloud Limited is pursuing new growth following a £500,000 investment from ...

British Business Investments invests £30 million in Shawbrook Bank - - 2020-09-18

  British Business Investments Ltd, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has made a new £30m subscriptio...

Accelerating the case for tech for good - - 2020-09-17

BGV's Paul Miller explains why now, more than ever, the case for investing in Tech for Good is so compelling. This piece was first published in the August issue of BGV's monthly investor ne...

Amadeus Capital Partners appoints new Partners - - 2020-09-17

  Global technology investor, Amadeus Capital Partners, today announces a major expansion of its investment team. Edward Kliphuis and Kai ...

British Business Bank support now more than £8bn says 2020 annual report - - 2020-09-17

The British Business Bank, the UK’s national economic development bank, has published its 2020 Annual Report and Accounts for this, its sixth year ...

Finance Durham Fund invests £750,000 in Growth Capital Ventures - - 2020-09-17

  Finance Durham Fund has invested £750,000 in ...

Crista Galli Ventures launches evergreen fund to revolutionise healthtech investing in Europe - - 2020-09-17

  Crista Galli Ventures, a new early-stage healthtech fund that offers patient capital and deep healthcare expertise, has launched this week.  Crista Galli Venture...

SFC Capital most active seed investor in Europe says Pitchbook - - 2020-09-16

Pitchbook Data recently published their Q2 2020 Global League T...

Hoxton VC backs Skin Analytics £4 million fund raising - - 2020-09-16

UK-based start-up Skin Analytics has raised £4 million in Series A funding. The funding round was led by ...

BBI commits €75m to Isomer Capital - - 2020-09-16

British Business Investments Ltd, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has made its fourth commitment through its £500m Managed Funds P...

BGV launches the Tech for Good SEIS & EIS Fund 3 - - 2020-09-16

BGV have launched their third Tech For Good SEIS & EIS Fund for high-net-worth and sophisticated investors. The Fund aims to deliver sign...

Playfair Capital hires three new members for London team - - 2020-09-16

Following a period of sustained growth since launching Fund II in March 2019, Playfair Capital is bolstering its team in London with three new hires. ...

HR DataHub raises £1 million led by Angel CoFund - - 2020-09-15

HR DataHub, the HR data benchmarking platform, has raised a £1m seed round led by the Angel CoFund&nb...

Gene therapy firm AskBio awarded Scottish Enterprise Grant - - 2020-09-15

Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Inc, a leading, clinical-stage gene therapy company dedicated to developing adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapies for geneti...

365 Response drives to success with £3m BGF deal - - 2020-09-15

BGF, the UK’s most active growth capital investor, has invested £3 million into 365 Response, a Wakefield-bas...

Spin-out ClinSpec Diagnostics raises £2.4m for early cancer detection test - - 2020-09-15

ClinSpec Diagnostics, a university spin-out which has developed a way to detect cancer at an early stage using a simple blood test has completed a &po...

BGF joins The Diversity Project - - 2020-09-15

BGF is formally supporting The Diversity Project in its mission to accelerate progress in achieving a more inclusive culture in the investment and savings profe...

Medefer raises £10m to expand virtual NHS outpatient services - - 2020-09-14

  Medefer, the b2b virtual healthcare provider that is reimagining the old-fashioned outpatient system, has announced a £10m funding round ...

Fintech Pledge launched by Tech Nation to strengthen UK’s fintech sector - - 2020-09-14

Tech Nation, the growth platform for tech companies and leaders, has today announced the launch of the Fintech Pledge with support from HM Tre...

WestBridge appoints investor relations director - - 2020-09-14

WestBridge has appointed Katherine Bond as investor relations director as the firm prepares the pre-marketing of its third fund. ...

Business leaders bullish on growth prospects despite COVID-19 - - 2020-09-14

  Three out of five business leaders worldwide (61%) predict growth over the next twelve months, according to a new study. Intertrust, a glo...

Moteefe raises $11 million new funding led by GBF - - 2020-09-14

E-commerce platform Moteefe has raised $11 million during their latest funding round. The round was led by GBF with participation from existing investors,...

£2m from Mercia for mobile app that makes hospital letters a thing of the past - - 2020-09-14

A healthtech business with an app that helps patients communicate with clinicians remotely has raised a further £2m to help expand its use. Advanced Digital Innovation (ADI) has raise...

London Tech Week: the ultimate guide to the UK tech scene - - 2020-09-11

  London Tech Week today plans to definitively map the UK tech scene highlighting and promoting the best businesses, innovators and thinkers ope...

Seraphim leads €2m funding of Danish drone tech firm QuadSAT - - 2020-09-11

QuadSAT, a Danish company that is revolutionising test and measurement of satellite antennas, has closed a €2 million P...

Yotta Capital Partners reaches € 100 million first close - - 2020-09-11

Yotta Capital Partners, the first French private equity team dedicated to Industry 4.0, announces the completion of the first closing of the Yotta Smart Industry fund at €101 million at the en...

Superhero Capital launches second fund with €30m first close - - 2020-09-11

Finnish venture capital firm Superhero Capital has announced the first close of its second fund at €30M. The fund will make seed...

Luke Davis: how enterprises can scale despite COVID - - 2020-09-11

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed new statistics that show the UK economy has grown by 6.6% in the month of July. This news will be we...

Riverside builds out HR software platform - - 2020-09-10

Riverside Europe, the European part of The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market, has inve...

Sustainable energy consultancy Utility Stream secures MEIF investment - - 2020-09-10

Warwick-based energy consultancy Utility Stream has obtained a significant investment from the ...

Octopus Ventures leads $10m funding for ThoughtRiver - - 2020-09-10

ThoughtRiver, the market leader in automated contract review and pre-screening, has announced $10M (£7.5M) in Serie...

Calculus Creative Content Fund invests in Home Team - - 2020-09-10

The Calculus Creative Content EIS Fund has invested in Home Team, a production company founded by Dominic Buchanan and Bennett McGhee, it was announced by the Fund’s manager Calculus Capital ...

Pembroke VCT invests further £1m into Stitch & Story following record sales during pandemic - - 2020-09-10

Premium crafting company, Stitch & Story, has received an additional £1 million investment from Pembrok...

Not enough UK investors invest in UK tech - - 2020-09-09

Ian Connatty, Managing Director of British Patient Capital comments on the opportunities in venture capital and the challenge of attracting UK...

Mollie raises €90m in TCV-led funding - - 2020-09-09

Mollie, one of the fastest growing payment service providers in Europe, today announced the closing of €90 million (US$1...

The 30 UK tech scaleups to watch tackling climate change - - 2020-09-09

Tech Nation, the growth platform for tech companies and leaders, announces the 30 scaleups that have been selected to join the new Net Zero programme. Ann...

Bristol startup works to combat fake news - - 2020-09-09

Bristol-based tech startup Geollect is one of 10 companies chosen to take part in a special mentoring programme being run by the UK’s intelligence, sec...

AppyWay announces £20m Series B raise - - 2020-09-09

AppyWay, the leading kerbside management and smart parking technology firm, has launched a £20 million Series B funding round. This will be used to support ...

Capital chasm set to spell economic disaster - - 2020-09-08

Small- and mid-cap stocks (SMIDs) are currently more vulnerable to the COVID shock than markets have already priced in. A capital chasm is set to emerge as the unprecedented conditions have left ma...

Hilltop Credit Partners completes bridging loan for a residential scheme in North Devon - - 2020-09-08

Funds advised by Hilltop Credit Partners, a specialist funding partner for SME residential developers, have completed a £360,000 pre-devel...

Squire Patton Boggs adds dealmaker in Leeds - - 2020-09-08

Squire Patton Boggs has appointed David Milne (pictured) as a partner in its Global Corporate Practice in Leeds. Mr. Milne joins from Eversheds Sutherland. ...

New Chairman at Azquo - - 2020-09-08

Data management software firm Azquo has appointed an industry heavyweight as its new Chairman.  Rhoddy Swire, the founder of global fund of funds ...

ACT Genomics Completes the first closing of latest round of equity financing - - 2020-09-08

ACT Genomics has announced the completion of the first closing of the latest round of equity financing from a group of strategic investors including ...

Tech Nation Unlocking Global Tech Report reveals growth in UK global tech exports - - 2020-09-07

Tech Nation, the growth platform for tech companies and leaders, has launched itsUnlocking Global Tech report, assessing t...

Intertrust appoints Nick Maton as Luxembourg head - - 2020-09-07

  Intertrust, a global leader in providing tech-enabled fund and corporate solutions, has appointed Nick Maton as Luxem...

Mercury.IO raises £2.5m seed investment from Target Global - - 2020-09-07

Mercuryo.io - a fast-growing Estonian startup that bills itself as a European leader in cryptocurrency payment processing solutions closed a €2.5m seed funding...

Investment into Climeworks boosted to CHF 100 Million - - 2020-09-07

  In a first phase of this funding round, Climeworks announced, in April, the successful raise of CHF 73 million (USD 75 million) in...

British Business Investments commits up to €75m to new Isomer Capital fund of funds - - 2020-09-07

  British Business Investments Ltd, a commercial subsidiary of the British ...

Five things income investors should learn from the global pandemic - Jaisal Pastakia, Investment Manager at Heartwood Investment Management - 2020-09-04

Jaisal Pastakia, Investment Manager at Heartwood Investment Management shares five learning points from the pandemic ...

BGF invests in Yorkshire Wildlife Park - - 2020-09-04

  BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, invested £15m into ...

Lead operator AIPUT completes two new lease transactions at Heathrow - - 2020-09-04

AIPUT (Aberdeen Standard Investments’ Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) has announced the completion of two new lease tra...

Healthtech firm raises £2m as pandemic boosts demand for digital patient app - - 2020-09-04

  Advanced Digital Innovation (ADI) has raised funding from ...

Turquoise announces £160,000 Low Carbon Innovation Fund 2 investment in Spark EV Technology - - 2020-09-04

Turquoise, the London-based merchant bank specialising in energy, environment and efficiency, has announced its latest investment thro...

Enigma Holdings invests seed funding in new podcast network - - 2020-09-03

Enigma Holdings has invested £500,000 seed funding in Crowd Network, a ...

Humatica and DotProjects team-up to offer Humatica’s services in Asia - - 2020-09-03

Humatica, the leading private equity specialist advisor for portfolio organisational effectiveness, has announced its cooperation with ...

Reachdesk Raises $6 Million in Series A - - 2020-09-03

Reachdesk, a direct mail and corporate gifting software platform for B2B companies, has announced a $6 million funding round led by ...

NorthEdge supports new canning facility investment for Clearly Drinks - - 2020-09-03

Private equity-backed soft drinks manufacturer Clearly Drinks is to invest in a new canning facility at its Sunderland headquarters following support ...

Ecommerce platform Moteefe raises $11M - - 2020-09-03

Moteefe, the ecommerce platform providing infrastructure, customisation and global fulfilment for re...

Riverlane develops first high performance universal OS for quantum computers - - 2020-09-02

A key stage in the commercial development of quantum computers has been reached with the successful UK trial of a high-performance, universal operating system. In Deltaflo...

Intertrust to expand footprint in India with acquisition of leading corporate services provider - - 2020-09-02

Intertrust, a global leader in providing tech-enabled fund and corporate solutions, has reached a binding agreement to acquire the corporate ser...

UK’s acute cybersecurity talent shortage: a ticking timebomb during Covid-19 - - 2020-09-02

Half of companies do not have adequate cybersecurity provision to allow for 100% remote working.  And whilst 58% of tech hiring managers list info-security as their most required skillset...

Porky Whites sizzles with funding from independent lender, IGF - - 2020-09-02

In November last year, Porky Whites, a premium British sausage b...

Seedrs opens up access to its Secondary Market capability to all private businesses - - 2020-09-02

Leading online investment platform, Seedrs has announced the next evolution of its seconda...

Fastest start to second half for global IPOs since 2007; Nasdaq leads - - 2020-09-01

A global total of 241 initial public offerings have been recorded so far during the second half of 2020, marking the fastest start to the second half of the year since 2007, according to figu...

New lenders accredited to British Business Bank CBILS - - 2020-09-01

  The British Business Bank has announced that it has a...

Humatica advises Baird Capital on their acquisition of a majority interest in eCube Solutions Limited - - 2020-09-01

  Humatica, the leading private equity specialist advisor for portfolio organisational ...

Talis Capital makes three key promotions on its investment team - - 2020-09-01

Following the news of ...

Electric Vehicle start-up Mina secures seed investment - - 2020-09-01

Sheffield-based Electric Vehicle (EV) tech start-up Mina has successfully secured significant seed investment during the lockdown period supported by investme...

Custodiex - - 2020-08-28

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Maven co-leads £3.4m funding round for Gen inCode - - 2020-08-28

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active private equity managers, has invested £1.5 million ...

The Fynoderee Distillery, appoints Berle Figgins Jnr as Master Distiller - - 2020-08-28

After a global search, Isle of Man craft spirit producer, The Fynoderee Distillery, is proud to announce the appointment of Berle ‘Rusty’ Figgins Jnr...

Fastest start to second half for global IPOs since 2007; Nasdaq leads - - 2020-08-28

A global total of 241 initial public offerings have been recorded so far during the second half of 2020, marking the fastest start to the second half of the year since 2007.  Proceeds ra...

INSTANDA and Capco partner to accelerate digitalisation of insurance industry - - 2020-08-28

INSTANDA, the leading customer and policy management platform for the insurance industry, and...

Redis Labs Raises $100 Million from Bain Capital Ventures and TCV - - 2020-08-27

Redis Labs, the company behind Redis, the most popular open source database and the provider of&nbs...

Companies shift emerging tech investments amid COVID-19: KPMG research - - 2020-08-27

As organizations’ strategic priorities change, business survival emerges as the number one reason to invest in emerging technologies. ...

Startup success stories enabled by section 12J - - 2020-08-27

As Ventureburn will be hosting their first-ever webinar series focusing on Section 12J, they have decided to unpack several success stories of investee companies of Kalon Venture Partners. ...

August Holiday News - - 2020-08-27

  It August, holiday season, things traditionally shut down for August but this year it feels a little different. Many of us are on staycation, some trying to k...

Former Baker Hughes senior executive appointed as Chairman of Novosound - - 2020-08-26

Novosound, the award-winning novel thin-film ultrasound technology company, has appointed Dr Derek Mathieson, former Chief Marketing and Technology Off...

Greater London Investment Fund support London Hosiery Brand with a £500,000 loan - - 2020-08-26

Having climbed the career ladder in the world of banking and consulting, working with so many interesting, intelligent and energetic women, Alexandra Tymann and Anna Rauch left their careers ...

Hilltop Partners completes £3m loan for eco-friendly development in North Devon - - 2020-08-26

Funds advised by ...

Dataiku Raises $100 Million To Extend Leadership In Enterprise AI Market - - 2020-08-26

Dataiku...

Ingenion Medical - - 2020-08-25

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Strong performance in challenging environment for Infront ASA - - 2020-08-25

Infront ASA (INFRNT) today announced its interim results for Q2 2020. Operating revenue was EUR 28.4 million, an incr...

Start-up’s contract law game fuels AI learning following Covid lockdown - - 2020-08-25

An online game developed by a start-up business in response to the recent Covid-19 lockdown is now being used to train the Artificial Intelligence (AI) component of its new legal contract man...

Save our teeth! Floe set to disrupt dental industry - - 2020-08-25

According to research1 released by dental health startup Floe Oral Care...

London’s jobs market improving with salaries over £40,000 rising - - 2020-08-25

The number of professional vacancies in London paying over £40k and over saw a steady increase in July, edging closer to pre-lockdown levels. That’s according to new research from...

Seneca Partners IHT service continues to pay income to investors - - 2020-08-24

Investors selecting the income paying option in ...

How to adapt your workplace culture to manage stress - - 2020-08-24

The past few years have seen many traditional taboos broken and developments in the workplace have reflected this, from the introduction of shared paternity leave and the increasing conversat...

Cybersecurity becomes the fastest growing start-up sector in UK during Covid-19 - - 2020-08-24

Funding has increased by a staggering 940% for UK cybersecurity start-ups since the beginning of lockdown - with £496m being raised in the first half of 2020, almost outstripping the 20...

£2 million investment for Andrew Scott as they celebrate 150 years - - 2020-08-24

A £3.5 million project loan facility from the Development ...

Tethered Drone Systems - - 2020-08-21

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Equity Gap shows role of angels in future recovery - - 2020-08-21

Award-winning investment syndicate, Equity Gap, this month celebrates 10 years as one of Scotland’s most successful angel inve...

Twitter Board Chair and LocalGlobe Back Apheris for €2.5m Seed Round - - 2020-08-21

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Stephen Kelly responds to Barclaycard’s SME Barometer data - - 2020-08-21

Stephen Kelly of TechNation responds to Barclaycard’s SME Barometer data “Despite the Q2 barometer showing the impact on SMEs has been...

Innova Capital sells Trimo to Kingspan Group - - 2020-08-21

Innova Capital, a leading private equity fund in C&EE, has signed a definitive agreement with Kingspan Group to...

Venture Capital hits record performance in 2019 - - 2020-08-20

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

Panta Capital launches private equity co-investment services - - 2020-08-20

Panta Capital has announced the launch of its Private Equity Co-Investment Service and its seed investment of EUR 500,000 in fertilise...

QVentures invests in PowerMarket, a solar energy technology - - 2020-08-20

  QVentures has announced their latest ...

Solidatus announces strategic investment from Citi - - 2020-08-20

Solidatus, the leading provider of innovative metadata management software, has announced a strategic investment from ...

Flypop - - 2020-08-19

For more information about this investment opportunity, please go to our Funding Page website.  You can login / register the...

How to launch a Fintech businesses despite Covid-19 - J. Jefferys - 2020-08-19

Jason Jefferys, Co-Founder and CEO of Fetch looks at the challenges for new FinTech ventures The past few months have been diffic...

Kemp Little advises Thomas Reuters on acquisition - - 2020-08-19

Kemp Little has advised Thomson Reuters on its acquisition of Cas...

Beckley Psytech appoints experts to Scientific Advisory Board - - 2020-08-19

Beckley Psytech, the psychedelic medicine company, has appointed a series of respected figures from the psychiatric and psychedelic research field...

Future Fund publishes diversity data about convertible loan agreements - - 2020-08-19

The British Business Bank has published Future Fund data that gives a detailed picture o...

Hammock raises £1m to help landlords understand their property’s financial health - - 2020-08-18

The UK’s 2 million plus landlords are facing a property management problem with no true oversight on the financial health of their rental properties. ...

Biomass pioneer set for expansion following £900k funding round - - 2020-08-18

Nova Pangaea Technologies, the Teesside company which has f...

1.7 million farmers increase production despite COVID-19 slowdown - - 2020-08-18

Some 1.7 million small-scale farmers in Kenya, Nigeria and Pakistan will soon receive personalized agricultural advice through their mobile phones as a means to improve thei...

Covid-19 exposes UK’s cyber security vulnerabilities - - 2020-08-18

UK SME’s are at risk of 65,000 cyber security attacks daily – with around 4,500 of these being successful – and the figure could be much higher since the beginning of the Covid-19...

Talent debate shows shift to outputs-based management - - 2020-08-17

As workforce strategies make a dramatic shift from hours-based to output-based performance metrics as Covid alters business models, investing in the right technology will be the crucial lever...

Covid-19 Wales Business Loan Scheme update - Giles Thorley - 2020-08-17

Final figures have been published by the Development B...

Angel Academe invests in Salve - - 2020-08-17

Angel Academe has closed its investment in ...

Bank and Fintech Execs report stronger customer and employee relationships are down to COVID-19 - - 2020-08-17

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Abrado appoints new CEO to lead global growth - - 2020-08-17

  Abrado, the industry leader in the surgical removal of multiple casing sections downhole, has appointed Jason Broussard as Pre...

Hiring back on the agenda as professional vacancies rise again - - 2020-08-14

Job opportunities for the professional sector – including sectors such as IT, professional services, life sciences, finance, marketing, HR and engineering, have continued to improve, with Jul...

UK Creative Content EIS Fund invests in Maven Screen Media - - 2020-08-14

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

North West in demand by Property Investors - - 2020-08-14

According to the National Association of Estate Agents Property Mark, the housing market is booming. In June, properties sold for over the asking ...

EUR 10 million to advance osteoarthritis study - - 2020-08-14

Bone Therapeutics, the cell therapy company addressing high unmet medical needs in orthopedics and bone diseases, today announces it has been ...

Russia and EU see large potential of Hydrogen market - - 2020-08-13

Russia aspires to become a world leader in the hydrogen sector, and the state sees great potential for European exports in particular. Gazprom estimates that the EU market will be worth &euro...

NorthEdge supports bolt-on acquisition for Catalis Group’s Testronic - - 2020-08-13

Gaming quality assurance and testing firm Testronic, part of the Catalis Group, has acquired...

Cancer skin care company gains MEIF investment - - 2020-08-13

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BibliU raises £500,000 with support from Angel Investment Network - - 2020-08-13

Edtech startup BibliU has raised £500,000 as part of a Series A extension funding round, supported by Angel Investme...

Greenbyte gives Glennmont Partners technical transparency - - 2020-08-12

Glennmont Partners, one of Europe’s largest pure renewables fund managers, has adopted Greenbyte’s moni...

Circularity Capital invests in world-leading advanced PVB expert - - 2020-08-12

  Circularity Capital has continued to build its innovative portfolio of European growth-stage businesses enabling the circular economy, l...

NorthEdge announces senior recruitment alongside series of director promotions - - 2020-08-12

  NorthEdge Capital, which manages over £650m of private equity funds aimed at the North and Midlands regions, has r...

Kids' market intelligence firm raises £500k from angel network - - 2020-08-12

The Insights People, the Manchester-based company which is a global leader in kids, parents and family market intelligence, has secured a £500...

Quotevine and 1pm plc sign four-year contract, supporting UK SMEs - - 2020-08-11

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High demand for “Robotics skills” in post-Corona recovery - - 2020-08-11

By 2022, an operational stock of almost 4 million industrial robots are expected to work in factories worldwide. These robots will play a vital role in automating production to speed up the post-Co...

Ex-Special Forces officer and Oxford graduate raise $2m in seed funding - - 2020-08-11

Omnipresent Group has raised $2m in a seed round led by Playfair Capital and ...

GED Capital participates in Simple Cloud's funding round via Conexo - - 2020-08-11

The independent Iberian management company GED Capital has entered, through its Conexo...

SuperNetwork launches Accelerating Investment and Innovation Summit - - 2020-08-10

A new investment summit with the aim of bringing national policy makers together with equity investors, fund managers, big business, and Innovative SMEs will take place this autum...

Ace Entrepreneurs launches crowdfund to support black-owned businesses - - 2020-08-10

A new crowdfunding initiative has been launched by ACE Entrepreneurs to support early stage black-owned businesses. The ...

British Business Bank analyses benefits of Coronavirus loan schemes - - 2020-08-10

New data published has revealed the regional distribution of loans under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and the Bounce Back Loan Scheme. The data, published by the ...

Application for the 3rd Swiss Market Entry Bootcamp starts - - 2020-08-07

  The new application phase for the 3rd Swiss Market Entry Bootcamp has begun and lasts until 1 Septe...

Hobs Group attracts US buyer for Anexsys - - 2020-08-07

Anexsys Group, which provides technology and consultancy services for law firms, corporations and the public sector, has been acquired by private-equity-back...

Greater Coordination between private and public sector to address Growth Capital Gap - - 2020-08-07

Urgent action is required to close the UK’s growth capital gap, according to a report released by Innovate Finance, the ...

Foresight completes funding of €4.5 million for Italian street lighting - - 2020-08-07

Foresight Group LLP has announced the completion of a €4.5 million top-up to the Project Bond issued in January 2019 by ...

Tech businesses will emerge from crisis stronger, with EIS investments surging - - 2020-08-06

Tech-led businesses, whose models have been further validated by the Covid-19 crisis, have seen unprecedented demand from investors in the last three months, according to tax-efficient platfo...

Invenio rebrand signals significant growth acceleration - - 2020-08-06

Technology consulting firm Invenio Business Solutions has completed a rebranding process to cement its preparation fo...

NorthEdge Capital backs Orbis Protect’s acquisition of Optosafe - - 2020-08-06

Private equity-backed property, site and people protection specialist Orbis Protect has made its first acquisition following a strong pe...

Foresight Williams increases stake in eco-tech company, Salvalco - - 2020-08-06

Foresight Group, a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, and ...

Seasoned venture capitalist joins YFM Equity Partners - - 2020-08-06

YFM Equity Partners is continuing its focus on growth stage investment, particularly in the technology sector, with the appointment of venture capitalist and e...

Stephen Kelly, Chair of Tech Nation comments on the Bank of England projections on the future of the UK economy: - - 2020-08-06

“We cannot be reliant on sectors that will inevitably fluctuate until there is a vaccine to drive the UK’s recovery. The Bank of England’s prediction ...

Legaltech scale-up Clarilis raises £6m to fuel expansion - - 2020-08-05

Clarilis, the high-growth legal technology business,...

NatWest backed credit control app launches with aim to tackle UKs late payment epidemic - - 2020-08-05

Research has shown that UK 1 small and medium businesses are owed as much as £50bn in late payments at any one time, with the situation only likely to get worse in the current ...

£5M Series A secured by TaxScouts to build a pan-European tax service - - 2020-08-05

TaxScouts, the company making tax preparation effortless for the UK market, has announced a Series A inves...

Foresight injects further £2 million into Envair Technology to support acquisition of TCS - - 2020-08-05

Foresight Group LLP, a leading private equity and infrastructure investment manager, has announced a further £2 million&n...

UCL Technology Fund announces first close of £100m Fund 2 - - 2020-08-04

UCL Technology Fund, managed by AlbionVC in collaboration with UCL Business ...

Bramble Energy secures capital, accelerating fuel cell deployment - - 2020-08-04

Bramble Energy, the world’s most scalable hydrogen fuel cell company has raised a £5m Series A round. ...

DSP acquires Explorer UK, creating database services group - - 2020-08-04

Enterprise IT managed services organisation DSP and Leeds-based Explorer UK, an ...

Silicon Valley Bank Report shows recovery taking shape - - 2020-08-04

The Great Lockdown caused a global output shortfall of $12.5 trillion. Governments have reached deep into their coffers to inject relief into shocked economies. We've seen companies bolster b...

Are offices still relevant in a post-covid world? - Johnathan Ransom, Co-founder of Square Mile Farms - 2020-08-03

With the arrival of Covid-19, the vast majority of us have been working from home for the past few months. Far from being a huge disaster, working from home has led many of us to question the...

Western Europe tops global private equity performance tables - - 2020-08-03

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

Radiation detection company Symetrica lands £4 million investment - - 2020-08-03

Symetrica, a manufacturer of radiation detection products for military and homeland security applications, has c...

Liopa receives Innovate UK financial award during the Covid crisis - - 2020-08-03

Liopa has successfully achieved funding from Innovate UK...

BGF announces continuing investment momentum in H1 2020 - - 2020-07-31

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in the Growth Economy, has backed 24 new companies in the first half of the year whil...

Humanloop raises funding to teach AI to learn from humans - - 2020-07-31

  Humanloop, a game changing UCL spinout, has attracted investment from UCL’s Technology F...

Green Angel Syndicate completes deal with Good Club - - 2020-07-31

  Green Angel Syndicate has completed an investment in online, sustainable grocer, ...

Launch of global competition for post COVID-19 customer travel solutions - - 2020-07-31

  The Aviation X Lab, situated in AREA 2071 wit...

QVentures announces impressive list of speakers LBS Venture Capital course - - 2020-07-30

  Earlier this year, ...

Spotta, a pest-spotting AI company, raises more than $1m seed - - 2020-07-30

  Investors have rewarded the commercial success of Spotta’s smart pest systems with a $1.18 million seed funding round. ...

BGF invests in sustainable battery solutions developer Aceleron - - 2020-07-30

Aceleron, the UK developer of sustainable and reusable battery solutions, has announced a £2m million equity investment with £1.45m from ...

Construction technology company set for growth with £600k MEIF package - - 2020-07-30

  Corby-based Green Life Buildings Ltd has received a £600k funding package from the ...

Blueheart attracts £1m to democratise access to sex therapy - - 2020-07-29

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Natwest Partners with Entrepreneur success story Synalogik - - 2020-07-29

NatWest have announced a partnership with Synalogik, a member of their Entrepren...

Closed Loop Medicine secures £250,000 to support COVID- 19 monitoring - - 2020-07-29

Closed Loop Medicine, the London based therapeutics and health tech company secures a £250,000 COVID-19 Innovate UK Continuity Funding a...

Cowboy raises €23 million in Series B funding to build the vehicle of the future. - - 2020-07-29

Cowboy, a leading manufacturer of the beautifully-designed, connected electric bike, has completed its Series B funding round, tota...

Green Angel Syndicate closes deal with StormHarvester in €2 million raise - - 2020-07-28

Belfast-headquartered green technology firm StormHarvester is announcing the conclusion of a €2 million investment round, and is laun...

NEOS Surgery finalises €5-million operation with Avançsa joining its shareholders - - 2020-07-28

NEOS Surgery, a company that researches, develops and m...

New Partners at Amadeus - - 2020-07-28

Global technology investor, Amadeus Capital Partners, announced the promotion of both Amelia Armour and Pierre Socha to Partner in the Early Stage...

Under the Hat of global markets with Clive Hale - Clive Hale, Albemarle Street Partners - 2020-07-28

Clive Hale, Chief Strategist of Albemarle Street Partners, looks under the hat of global markets  ...

Online training platform launches with chance to win £2k of finance training - - 2020-07-27

To celebrate the launch of its new financial training platform, Yorkshire-based finance management specialist Mellor Financial Training is offeri...

Closed Loop Medicine secures £250,000 Innovate UK Award - - 2020-07-27

Closed Loop Medicine (CLM), the London based therapeutics and health tech company has secured a £250,000 ...

Acton Capital invests in cyber security company SoSafe - - 2020-07-27

  Cologne-based SoSafe GmbH closed a substantial seven figure Pre-...

British Patient Capital invests in Quantexa, as part of $64.7 million funding - - 2020-07-27

British Patient Capital announces its participation in Quantexa’s series C fundi...

IGF appoints BNP Paribas Adam Bradbury as ABL Business Development Director - - 2020-07-24

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Genius Group’s latest acquisition creates world’s largest entrepreneur education business - - 2020-07-24

Genius Group has completed the acquisition of Entrepreneur Resorts Ltd, comprising luxury resorts and lodges, b...

Biotech company raises £2.25m for new spinal treatments - - 2020-07-24

  A biotech company which is developing new treatments for patients with serious spinal conditions has completed a £2.25m funding round led by Mercia Asse...

Mixed Reality Pioneer AerinX Has Landed EUR 2 Million of VC Investment - - 2020-07-24

Takarék Venture Capital Fund I. managed by Dutch-Hungarian VC company DBH Investment has invested EUR 2 million into Budapest-based AerinX in a Pre-Series A round. The company develops and p...

Green Angel Syndicate completes deal with Good Club - - 2020-07-23

Green Angel Syndicate has completed an investment in online, sustainable ...

Atos and RingCentral Announce Expansion of Strategic Partnership - - 2020-07-23

Atos SE, a global leader in digital transformation, and ...

Novai closes £500k seed funding for eye disease detection - - 2020-07-23

 Novai...

TechNation comments on business loan scheme statistics - Steven Kelly, TechNation - 2020-07-23

By Stephen Kelly, Chair of TechNation In recent months the UK government has made one of the great strategic i...

Report shows thriving state of student startups and importance of international founders - - 2020-07-22

Creator Fund, the university-focused ven...

Angel-backed Bowimi expands team to support the recuperation of the hospitality sector - - 2020-07-22

Following investment from a number of former industry leaders, tech platform Bowimi has grown its development capabilities to expand in the hospitality se...

Maven VCTs lead £2.7 million investment in Quorum Cyber - - 2020-07-22

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active private equity houses, has led an investment through its managed VCTs, alongside the ...

FLX Distribution raises $2.5 million in oversubscribed seed round - - 2020-07-22

FLX Distribution, the first and only professional network technology platform bringing together asset management firms and independent distribut...

500 Startups Surveys Early-Stage Startups on ESG - - 2020-07-21

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4D Medicine Ltd to take new 3D printing resins to market - - 2020-07-21

The Universities of Birmingham and Warwick have created a new spinout company, 4D Medicine Ltd, to commerci...

Silverfleet appoints Dr. Christian Süss as Partner - - 2020-07-21

Silverfleet Capital, the pan-European private equity firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Christian Süss as a ...

British Patient Capital commits $65m to SV Health Investors - - 2020-07-21

British Patient Capital announces a cornerstone commitment of $65m to ...

New tool shows the FTSE 100 is recovering slower than other global markets - - 2020-07-20

The Coronavirus lockdown decimated economies all over the planet, but while some stock markets are showing signs of recovery, the UK’s FTSE 100 is taking longer to bounce back. Since falling...

Neurovalens raises more than £5 million to advance approvals of neurostimulation technology - - 2020-07-20

Neurovalens, a global healthtech company headquartered in Belfast and San Diego, has raised £5.1 million in funding, led by ...

Withers tech advises on $20M Series C investment round in Ravelin - - 2020-07-20

Withers tech has represented Draper Esprit, one of Europe's leading VC funds, on the Series...

Gendius’s smart diabetes platform hits 250,000 downloads - - 2020-07-20

Leading digital health start-up Gendius has raised £250,000 on leading crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, ...

The UK's FTSE 100 is recovering more slowly than other global markets - - 2020-07-17

The Coronavirus lockdown decimated economies all over the planet, but while some stock markets are showing signs of recovery, the UK’s FTSE 100 is taking longer to bounce back...

Private equity invests in record 464 CEE companies in 2019 - - 2020-07-17

Private equity firms invested in a record 464 companies in Central and Eastern Europe in 2019, with investment increasing by 7% year-on-year to €2.95 billion, as the industry strengthened its ...

Good Governance and the number and role of Directors - - 2020-07-17

I was struck by the contrast of two conversations on a single day, a couple of weeks ago: In the morning I was talking to a number of experts in Angel Investment and start-ups and one obser...

Investment to Support eCommerce Platform & Create 30 New Jobs - - 2020-07-17

Norgrove Building Supplies, based in Kidderminster, has secured a...

Natwest hires new Chief Operating Officer for Commercial Baking - - 2020-07-17

NatWest has announced the appointment of Solange Chamberlain as Chief Operating Officer for its Commercial Banking arm. Ch...

£20.5 million raised by car subscription firm Drover - - 2020-07-17

Drover, the European leader in car subscriptions, announces a £20.5 million investment. The investment has been co-led by new ...

Materials Testing Startup Plastometrex Raises Seed Round - - 2020-07-16

Plastometrex - a Cambridge-based company that develo...

Coconut hits 350% of its crowdfunding target - - 2020-07-16

Coconut, the smart banking, accounting and tax tool aimed at entrepreneurs and small businesses, has raised over £2.4m in its latest crowdfund - bea...

Investing post Covid-19 - - 2020-07-16

Covid-19 has disrupted every aspect of human life. This global threat has spurred us to reconsider priorities and heightened the importance of social justice and preservation of the planet. B...

Opinium unveils 100 Most Connected UK brands - - 2020-07-16

Opinium today unveils the Top 100 Most Connected Brands in the UK. Now in its third year, the ranking is the first ever Index to be compiled...

CyberSmart raises £5.5million to fund growth following increased demand for Cybersecurity - - 2020-07-15

 CyberSmart has raised £5.5 million in a heavily oversubscribed Series A funding round led by VC firm ...

Macomics secures £3.2 million funding from Epidarex Capital & Scottish Investment Bank - - 2020-07-15

Macomics Ltd, an immuno-oncology company with world-leading expertise in macrophage biology, launches today with a £3.2 million seed financing round led by transatlantic ...

Government of Côte d'Ivoire commits EUR 5 million to SDG500 - - 2020-07-15

SDG500, a pioneering USD$500 million investment platform dedicated to helping achieve the Sustainab...

Preparing portfolios for the global re-boot - Charlie Parker, Albemarle Street Partners - 2020-07-15

By Charlie Parker, Managing Director, Albemarle Street Partners "Whilst the virus con...

Design software for Additive Manufacturing TOffeeAM raises £1 million in Seed funding - - 2020-07-15

TOffeeAM, an Imperial College spin-out that optimises product designs for Additive Manufacturing - a...

Foresight injects £1 million to boost expansion at Edinburgh-based Ajenta - - 2020-07-14

Foresight Group LLP, a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, has announced a £1...

Proptech firm Goodlord acquires Vouch to create new market leader - - 2020-07-14

  Leading property technology company Goodlord has announced that it will be joi...

YFM backs £17m Management Buyout of GHG Limited - - 2020-07-14

Loss adjusting and claims management specialist GHG Limited near Southampton has funded its primary buy-out by securing a £7m equity invest...

Insuring cryptocurrency: Coincover fuels growth with latest investment - - 2020-07-14

The cryptocurrency market is heating up with significant growth in 2020 and a new wave of potential crypto investors ready to join in. But there is just one thing keeping them fro...

Orbital Witness earns £3.3m Seed funding to create Universal Risk Rating for real estate - - 2020-07-14

UK-based startup ...

Challenges and opportunities of fundraising from your network - Johnathan Ransom, CEO & Co-founder of Square Mile Farms - 2020-07-13

Johnathan Ransom, CEO & Co-founder of Square Mile Farms, looks at recent experiences. Post-2008 financial crisis, internet technologies an...

Keensight Capital recruits Stéphane Jamin as Director - - 2020-07-13

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

ETF Partners announces new Environmental Technologies Fund - - 2020-07-13

London-based ETF Partners has closed its third Environmental Technologies Fund (ETF3) at £167m, to grow the most innovative companies in the UK and ...

Techstart Ventures leads £1m funding in Machine Labs - - 2020-07-13

Machine Labs has raised a Seed Extension round of £1 million ($1.25 million) lead by Techstart Ventures alon...

Par Equity leads £1.1m investment in AI startup BrainWaveBank - - 2020-07-13

  BrainWaveBank Limited, an artificial intelligence (‘AI’) company focused on develop...

Tech investor Colin Batten joins Development Bank of Wales - - 2020-07-10

  The Development Bank of Wales has further expanded its technology investments team with a new hire. Colin Batt...

Luke Johnson invests in British Design Fund and joins investment panel - - 2020-07-10

  Luke Johnson, the entrepreneur, investor and Sunday Times columnist, is investing in the British Design Fund and wi...

Astrosat collaborates on SPRINT machine learning project with University of Leicester - - 2020-07-10

Astrosat has signed up to the national SPRINT business support programme to develop a new software tool that will autom...

British Business Investments commits €120m to support the IT and healthcare sectors - - 2020-07-10

British Business Investments Ltd, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has announced t...

Traplight secures €8 million led by EQT Ventures - - 2020-07-10

Traplight, the Finnish mobile game studio focused on highly accessible mid-core games, has announced the global launch of its new mobile gam...

COVID-19 has fuelled insurers' appetite for private equity says State Street survey - - 2020-07-09

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) has published new research[1] which reveals that the COVID-19 crisis has fuelled the appetite of insurers fo...

Mergermarket releases 1H20 Global M&A report - - 2020-07-09

Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has released its 1H20 report with league tables. According to the new research,...

Market volatility drives demand for infrastructure says Foresight report - - 2020-07-09

A new study reveals that over half (54%) of financial intermediaries believe that infrastructure is seeing the biggest surge in investor demand among all asset classes in response to the COVI...

Halal Angel Network and Delio form strategic partnership - - 2020-07-09

An angel network that is among the first to penetrate the $5 trillion Halal consumer market has teamed up with UK fintech Delio to digitise the Halal ...

Octopus and EQT lead $18.5m funding for Permutive - - 2020-07-09

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Rise in equity investment in NI tech firms revealed by NI Deal Tracker - - 2020-07-08

Investment in Northern Ireland tech companies increased by over 50% last year, with both the number of deals and average value of each investment rising, according to new data published by ...

GPs feel the strain as LPs push for more transparency - - 2020-07-08

Nearly four fifths (79%) of private equity fund managers expect investors to demand more transparency in reporting on portfolio company performance over the next 12 months, reflecting growing conce...

ProFactor Pharma completes milestone towards treatment of Haemophilia A - - 2020-07-08

Kelvin Capital backed ProFactor Pharma Ltd (PFP), has ...

Team raises £100k for device to protect carers of Covid-19 patients - - 2020-07-08

A team of healthcare experts who developed a fast and low-cost way to protect carers working with Covid-19 patients has raised a £100,000 investment. Mat Campbell-Hi...

Archangels leads investment in Scottish innovators during lockdown - - 2020-07-08

The Edinburgh-based business angel investment syndicate, Archangels, has led investment of £3.3 million in innovative Scottish companies during the...

TAINA Technology closes funding round to fuel further growth - - 2020-07-07

TAINA a market leading, computer science led provider of flexible and efficient FATCA, CRS and Chapter 3 solutions ...

Zedify raises £300,000 led by Green Angel Syndicate - - 2020-07-07

 Zedify, the network of first and last mile delivery operations across the UK, have recently raised over £300,000 from a group of private investor...

Used-car platform Cazoo raises £25 million led by Draper Esprit - - 2020-07-07

Draper Esprit has participated in the latest £25m Series C funding round in Cazoo, the UK's leading online car r...

ThingTrax Raises $1m to Build the Autonomous Factories of the Future - - 2020-07-07

ThingTrax, a provider of smart technology solutions for the manufacturing industry, has announced the close of a $1m seed round led by ...

British Patient Capital makes €57m commitment to Kennet fund - - 2020-07-06

British Patient Capital, a subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has made a cornerstone commitment to ...

InoBat Auto secures €10m investment from CEZ Group - - 2020-07-06

Europe’s leading R&D and electric battery production company, InoBat Auto...

Playfair Capital leads £1m funding in employee benefits provider Heka - - 2020-07-06

Heka (previously GoSweat), confirms the launch of its new website and benefits platform on the 24th of June. Fit for the Covid-19 era and beyond...

Homeware wholesaler Fifty One Percent raises £250k from MEIF - - 2020-07-06

Luxury homeware wholesaler, Fifty One Percent Limited, has received a £250k finance package from the Midlands...

Investment in life science start-ups in Catalonia grew to €112m in 2019 - - 2020-07-06

Investors and experts predict that in 2020 this will reach a record figure, boosted by an interest in the sector after Covid-19. Life sciences and healthcare start-ups and companies in Cata...

SidebySide Partnership appoints new Head of Business Development - - 2020-07-06

The SidebySide Partnership has expanded its management team with the appointment of James D’Mello as Head of Business Development. ...

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. ...

Global businesses to benefit from innovation programme created for Cambridge academia - - 2020-01-07

A Cambridge University programme, originally created to nurture the brilliant minds of academia, is now giving businesses and research organisations a unique opportunity to develop high-potential, ...

InMotion invests in Circulor to help Jaguar Landrover trace sustainable supply chain - - 2020-01-07

InMotion, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital and mobility services arm, has invested in blockchain technology firm ...

Britain’s growth economy businesses remain ambitious, says BGF report - - 2020-01-07

New research released by BGF has highlighted for the first time how growth economy companies are responding to Covid-19. Accord...

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...

My Bespoke Room closes £700K investment to revolutionise interior design - - 2020-01-06

My Bespoke Room, the tech-enabled interior design service, has closed £700K angel investment as it reports 104% annual revenue growth. This brings...

Whirli raises £4m Seed funding round led by Octopus Ventures - - 2020-01-06

Whirli, the toy sharing subscription service, has raised a £4m Seed funding round led by Octopus ...

British Business Investments' invests £25m in Haydock Finance - - 2020-01-05

British Business Investments (BBI), a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has announced...

Commercial aviation innovator ZeroAvia secures £12.3m grant funding - - 2020-01-05

ZeroAvia, the leading innovator in decarbonising commercial aviation, has secured £12.3m ($16.3m) in Government funding through the ATI Programme to de...

YFM backs award-winning global commodity broker ARRACO with £3.75m - - 2020-01-05

YFM Equity Partners has made a £3.75m investment into ARRACO Global Markets, the award-winning and disr...

Private equity funds see lower volatility in Covid-hit 2020 says eFront research - - 2020-01-05

The latest research from eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments. ...

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

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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