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Festicket raises $10.5m from Beringea and InMotion Ventures - - 2018-11-16

  Festicket, the world’s largest portal for music festival experiences, is announcing $10.5 million in Series D f...

We won’t know if the Brexit deal is good, bad or ugly for another 10 years - Nigel Green, CEO deVere Group - 2018-11-16

  We won’t know if the Brexit deal is good, bad or ugly for another 10 years.  If you’re serious about creating, building and safeguarding wealth in the next dec...

Online marketplace for photographers ‘snaps’ up £500,000 investment - - 2018-11-16

  An online photography marketplace has secured £500,000, less than nine months launching its new customer facing platform. ...

Healthcare entrepreneurs gather in Exeter to put their innovations to the test - - 2018-11-16

  Healthcare entrepreneurs from the South West of England gathered at Exeter Racecourse to take part in a four-day workshop designe...

App platform all set for growth with £750k investment - - 2018-11-16

Kumulos, a Scottish software company which has developed a platform for managing mobile apps, has completed a £750,000 funding round backed by ...

GTM V - Pitching to VCs - What to tell us about your customers - Siobhan Clarke, Episode 1 - 2018-11-15

At a broad level – pitching to VCs is a process over many months and at different levels of depth.  ...

UK investment markets: Let’s not talk about Brexit - Matthew Toms, Heartwood Investment Management - 2018-11-15

By Matthew Toms, Investment Manager at Heartwood Investment Management Offering insight int...

2018 CIL 'State of the Nation' survey reveals positive sentiment despite Brexit - - 2018-11-15

CIL, the leading management consultancy, has unveiled its annual State of the Nation Survey of management teams, private equity investors, debt provider...

BioSURE named Pitch@Palace winner - - 2018-11-15

Pitch@Palace has hosted its tenth UK Event at Buckingham Palace, announcing BioSURE as the winner, w...

Lambeth and Westminster invest in Resonance's Real Lettings Property Fund - - 2018-11-15

  The Real Lettings Property Fund² (RLPF²), managed by social impact investment company Resonance and homelessness charity St Mung...

Albion Capital invests £5m in women’s health clinic - - 2018-11-15

  Albion Capital...

How will the new EIS fund affect small businesses? - Luke Davis, IW Capital - 2018-11-14

CEO of Private investment house IW Capital, Luke Davis, comments on the introduction of a new EIS fund that focuses on knowledge intensive S...

Maven and Development Bank of Wales invest £3m in Motokiki - - 2018-11-14

Maven Capital Partners and the Development Bank of Wales have confirmed a £3 million equity investment in ...

Jeremy Schwartz appointed as chairman of Inverleith-backed Good Hemp - - 2018-11-14

Braham and Murray Good Hemp, the plant based food and drink consumer brand which manufactures consumer brand products from hemp seed, including an a...

Montezumas secures investment from Inverleith - - 2018-11-14

Montezuma’s, a company founded by Helen and Simon Pattinson in 2000, has received investment from Edinburgh-based private equity firm ...

Profile: Mr and Mrs Investment aka Helena Murphy and Duncan Di Biase - - 2018-11-14

A constant stream of funding success stories in the media, and the rise of more down to earth and approachable crowdfunding platforms, suggests it has never been easier to raise investment for your...

Can entrepreneurs truly understand resilience when they have limited experience of why they require it? - Jenny Tooth, UKBAA - 2018-11-13

The term resilience has become synonymous for SMEs that can weather Brexit - but what does this actually mean in the context of one of the most seismic events to effect the UK economy and pri...

Mercia backed nDreams reveals first VR Arcade titles - - 2018-11-13

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Beauhurst reveals UK's fastest growing tech start ups - - 2018-11-13

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GTR Ventures makes 3 new deals at Singapore FinTech Festival - - 2018-11-13

GTR Ventures, the world’s first investment and venture-building platform specialised in trade and supply chain, has announced three new deals with ...

Research by Octopus reveals there'd be more start ups if people could find a partner - - 2018-11-13

Helping people to find a co-founder would unlock the potential of UK entrepreneurship with millions more people likely to become entrepreneurs if they had someone to set up business with, new resea...

Kernel Capital and Suir Valley Ventures invest €2.25m in Nova Leah - - 2018-11-12

Kernel Capital and Suir Valley Ventures have invested €2.25 million i...

Why the underdog bribes - Dr Arthur Krebbers - 2018-11-12

Bribes are some entrepreneurs’ best friends. Picture yourself as a struggling startup founder from an ethnic minority in a developing country. Seed money to grow your venture is...

Growth Investor Awards winners announced - - 2018-11-12

BBC presenter Claudia Winkleman hosted the 2018 Growth Investor ...

FreeOx Biotech closes €500,000 funding round - - 2018-11-12

FreeOx Biotech, a spin-out of Hospital Clinic Barcelona-...

IW Capital calls for greater equal opportunities in the UK finance sector - Luke Davis, CEO, IW Capital - 2018-11-12

A week on from an Autumn Budget that failed to address the differences in opportunities for women in  compared to men, IW Capital ...

Mercia leads £900k funding for Cyan Forensics - - 2018-11-12

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Durham City Incubator launched to grow small businesses - - 2018-11-09

AN INCUBATOR designed to help fledgling companies grow and thrive in County Durham has been launched at one of the region’s fastest growing business hubs. ...

P2P/crowdfunding platform Abundance achieves fundraise on Seedrs - - 2018-11-09

Pioneering ethical P2P/crowdfunding platform Abundance equity raise on Seedrs is now ful...

Fenton & Co. raises £850k to bring luxury gemstone engagement rings to UK market - - 2018-11-09

Independent jewellery company Fenton & Co. has announced its launch into the UK market, challenging the lack of transpar...

NorthInvest Announces partnership with Driad - - 2018-11-09

Northern Powerhouse focused company NorthInvest has announced a new partnership with Leeds based consultancy ...

Rejuicenate wins British Business Bank’s ‘Good to Grow’ competition - - 2018-11-09

Rejuicenate, a small business run by Liverpool-based sibling trio Adil, Leith and Dina Taha has won British Business Bank’s inaugur...

Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invests £1.5m Inovo Robotics - - 2018-11-08

Foresight Group announces the £1.5m growth capital investment into Inovo Robotics Limit...

Medherant positive Phase I results for drug delivery patch - - 2018-11-08

Mercia Technologies PLC, one of the UK’s most active technology investors, announces that its direct investment ...

Innovation boosts Europe's lead as global investment destination - - 2018-11-08

Europe’s attractiveness as an investment destination is on the rise compared to 2017, as the majority of global investors are more likely to invest in both the EU and the UK after Brexit, acc...

Maven strengthens senior management team - - 2018-11-08

Maven Capital Partners has promoted five senior staff to partnership positions. The strengthening of its partnership base reflects Maven’s continued gro...

Kin Capital and Enterprise Investment Partners to merge - - 2018-11-08

Kin Capital and Enterprise Investment Partners have announced the merger of their two businesses, subject to...

Alquity reveals progress with release of 2018 impact report - - 2018-11-07

Alquity, the pioneering asset management business built on ESG principles, has released its first impact report, tr...

The Invested Investor, Startup Spotlight - - 2018-11-07

‘Start-up Spotlight’ by Invested Investor...

The AngelNews wine column: Howzzat?!? - - 2018-11-07

  “I remember a visit to a domaine in Burgundy – Chambolle-Musigny to be precise – during which a question about oak opened the information fl...

InMotion Ventures invests in revolutionary electric motorcycle company Arc Vector - - 2018-11-07

InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund, today announces its in...

Partech leads $1.6 million seed round for AI analytics firm Aiden.ai - - 2018-11-07

Aiden.ai, a London based AI analytics startup, announced today that it has raised a $1.6 million seed round to fuel the company’s rapid growth and the deve...

Foresight makes £2.5m investment into software provider Cimteq - - 2018-11-06

  Foresight Group has invested £2.5 million to support the growth of North Wales-based software provider ...

State of the Markets Report from Silicon Valley Bank - - 2018-11-06

Silicon Valley Bank has released its State of the Markets Q4 2018 ...

deVere launches actively managed cryptocurrency solution - - 2018-11-06

A pioneering actively managed cryptocurrency solution has been launched by one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. ...

Goji Opens Up Direct Lending with SIPP launch - - 2018-11-06

  Goji, the specialist direct lending investment manager and platform, has announced it will be ...

Albion Capital to raise £36 million for the Albion VCTs - - 2018-11-06

  Albion Capital, the leading independent investment manager, is intending to raise up to £36 ...

Fuel Ventures adds Real Links to expanding portfolio - - 2018-11-05

An online platform aimed at helping businesses improve employee referrals and reduce hiring costs has secured £275,000 from London-based investment fund, ...

CFP Composites secures £1.8m investment from Midven - - 2018-11-05

CFP Composites, a manufacturer of revolutionary ultra-lightweight and cost-efficient heat resistant materials – used to replace heavy metal parts i...

Invitation to Oxford Capital CIC Showcase 'Future of Mobility' on 15 November - - 2018-11-05

Oxford Capital would like to extend an invitation to Angelnews investors to their Future of Mobility Investment Showcase on Thursday 15th November at the IET in L...

Albion Capital portfolio company G.Network closes new financing - - 2018-11-05

G.Network Communications Ltd, Albion Capital have closed an agreement with Cube Infra...

HBAN aims to raise €10M from 50 female angels - - 2018-11-05

HBAN says it plans to recruit 50 new female business angel investors over the next three years. HBAN will r...

Shoosmiths advises Octopus Investments on clinical trial software deal - - 2018-11-02

Shoosmiths has advised the intermediate capital team of Octopus Investments on its latest gr...

EOS IM boosts Italian SME acquisitions with profitable coffee capsule company - - 2018-11-02

EOS Investment Management (EOS IM), an independent London based AIFM, has acquired Nero...

MEIF Maven Debt Finance provides £350,000 funding to DTC International - - 2018-11-02

MEIF Maven Debt Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners, has provided ...

Fluentify raises £1.5m to expand into the French market - - 2018-11-02

Fluentify, an online language tutoring platform that enables learners to perfect their spoken English, has raised ...

Seedrs' monthly round-up - - 2018-11-02

11 companies have made their funding targets and closed their rounds on Seedrs in October:   ...

Downing LLP and Pivot Power partnership announce £25m hub site in Carlisle - - 2018-11-01

Investment manager, Downing LLP, is partnering with Pivot Power to build a £25 million grid-...

Foresight invests £2m into Merseyside-based Fieldway Supplies - - 2018-11-01

Foresight Group LLP has announced the £2 million investment into Merseyside-based F...

GTM IV – What tools should we use and where can I access advice? - Siobhan Clarke, Episode 1 - 2018-11-01

By Siobhan Clarke, Episode 1  Ventures Over the years of working in sales and with seed stage startups focused on B2B software, we’ve picke...

Unprecedented growth continues at Independent Growth Finance - - 2018-11-01

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

Fundraising success for SWEN Capital Partners - - 2018-11-01

SWEN Capital Partners, a first-tier private equity firm, has announced that it has closed fundraising for its third infrastructure fund, SWEN In...

Shoosmiths’ private equity experts advise on sale of Ikon Science Limited to Great Hill Partners - - 2018-10-31

A TEAM of private equity experts at national law firm Shoosmiths has advised world leading GeoPrediction software...

Are the good times back in venture capital? - - 2018-10-31

  New research from eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Inves...

Dialysis pioneer Invizius named ‘Best Innovative MedTech’ - - 2018-10-31

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Foresight backs BIMBO of Company Cards with £1.9m investment - - 2018-10-31

  Foresight Group LLP has announced a £1.9 million investment supporting the buy-in management buyo...

BBOXX and BEAM forge groundbreaking energy access partnership in Togo - - 2018-10-31

BEAM, the investment platform created by Bamboo Capital Partners,...

Does the future look brighter for European equities? - Nikki Howes, Investment Associate at Heartwood Investment Management - 2018-10-30

  On the heels of a strong 2017, the European economy has suffered a disappointing 2018 so far. Stalling economic momentum in the first half of the year has be...

Study illustrates the gender balance - - 2018-10-30

SmallBusinessPrices.co.uk has delved into exclusive data to highlight the extent of the UK gender imbalance disparity.  The research s...

GTR Ventures makes first Africa investment - - 2018-10-30

GTR Ventures, the world’s first investment and venture-building platform specialized in trade and supply chain, has announced an investment in&nb...

W2 Global Data Solutions secures £3M Series A funding - - 2018-10-30

  W2, a provider of SaaS, B2B software solutions and services has today announced it has completed a £3million Serie...

Budget roundup - contributors comment on yesterday's budget - - 2018-10-30

  Ivan Sedgwick, Investments Director at LGB & Co commented on the 2018 Budget: ...

Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary: its dominance will decline, but crypto market will rise by 5000% - - 2018-10-29

  Bitcoin’s influence and dominance of the cryptocurrency sector will “drastically reduce” in its second decade, with the crypto market likely to expand by &ldq...

British Business Bank increases funding to Henry Howard Finance - - 2018-10-29

  The British Business Bank, the UK government-owned economic development bank, has announced a second £51m tranche of funding for Hen...

Wahed Invest raises additional £6m as international expansion accelerates - - 2018-10-29

  Wahed Invest, the UK’s first halal online investment platform, has raised an additional £6m this year from existing invest...

PBD Biotech secures grant of key patent for its new bacterial diagnostic technology - - 2018-10-29

  Suffolk-based biotechnology company, PBD Biotech Ltd, has announced that its key technology patent has be...

Baird Capital invests in Crisp - - 2018-10-29

Baird Capital, the direct investment arm of Robert W Baird and Co., has announced that it has acquired a minori...

Baltic fintech boom - what's ahead? - - 2018-10-26

  With Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia named 3 of the top 7 most innovative EU member states, Lithuanian startup ...

Foresight invests £375,000 into Equus Products and Services - - 2018-10-26

Foresight Group LLP has announced a £375,000 investment into Equus Products and Servi...

SmallBusinessPrices.co.uk reveals the sectors with the highest valued startups - - 2018-10-26

Research finds the Entertainment, E-commerce and Media sector has the highest valued startups with companies such as Uber ($68 bil...

Klydo Raises £1m To Codify Innovation - - 2018-10-26

  Klydo, the innovation research assistant that uses advanced machine learning technology to help consumer brands accelerate their product innovation,...

Catapult Network adds £215 million for regional investment - Mark Brownridge, Director General, EISA - 2018-10-26

Comment by Mark Browridge, Director General of EISA The Modern Industrial Str...

British Business Investments publishes full year results - - 2018-10-25

British Business Investments, a wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of ...

Foresight Williams invests £1.7m in FreeFlow Technologies - - 2018-10-25

Foresight Group has announced a £1.7 million investment from the Foresight...

MEIF supports specialist medical device business with £250,000 expansion package - - 2018-10-25

  Specialist provider of medical devices and equipment, IQ Medical...

Scottish cyber security firm ZoneFox acquired by Fortinet - - 2018-10-25

Leading cyber security software specialist, ZoneFox, has been sold by its shareholders – including Scottish business angel investment syndicates, ...

Nick Kingsbury and Volker Hirsch join Amadeus Capital Partners - - 2018-10-25

Global technology investor Amadeus Capital Partners today announces the addition of two UK-b...

Birmingham inventors secure funding to launch world’s first serviced battery - - 2018-10-24

Two award-winning inventors with a mission to develop more sustainable batteries have secured £150,000 to help launch their latest product from the ...

Maven Capital Partners completes investment in Acton Banks - - 2018-10-24

Maven Capital Partners has led the management buyout of Acton Banks Limited, a market leadin...

Strong Q3 growth pushes UK dividends within touching distance of £100bn for 2018 - - 2018-10-24

UK dividends rose 4.1% to £32.3bn in Q3, breaking a third-quarter record, according to the latest UK Dividend Monitor from Link Asset Services...

Patient-data platform Raremark raises £3m - - 2018-10-24

Raremark, the leading patient-data platform in rare disease, has raised £3m in funding from investors, led by ...

Don’t invest in warring founders - Simon Murdoch, Episode 1 - 2018-10-24

Simon Murdoch, Episode1 Ventures When founders share the same vision, ambition and dedication for a great business...

UK regions come to the fore in producing $1bn tech companies - - 2018-10-23

The UK’s regional cities are competing head to head with Europe’s biggest capitals Oxbridge beats Paris and Berlin creating nine unicorns, comp...

Foresight supports growth of Alpkit with £1 million investment - - 2018-10-23

Foresight Group has made a £1m investment into Nottingham-based Alpkit Limited on behalf of...

Cibus Fund first to achieve Guernsey Green Fund status - - 2018-10-23

ADM Capital Europe LLP announces that its Cibus Fund, the global agribusiness investment fund, has been designated as a ...

Kindaba secures investment from Skyscanner founder - - 2018-10-23

Kindaba, a private visual messenger for families, has secured investment from Gareth Williams ahead of their CrowdFunding Campaign. Kindaba helps ...

IW Capital provides £1.1 million loan to Troika Systems - - 2018-10-22

  IW Capital has announced senior loan funding of £1.1 million to assist in the acquisition of ...

Master Investor 'Investing in the Age of Longevity' takes place on 1 November - - 2018-10-22

Master Investor "Investing in the age of Longevity" takes place on 1st November 2018 ...

Maven sells Dundee student accommodation asset for £9.5 million to 90 North - - 2018-10-22

  Maven Capital Partners, a leading UK property and private equity manager, has sold Marketgait Apart...

Manufacturingsource.com receives £500,000 from Fuel Ventures - - 2018-10-22

London-based investment fund, Fuel Ventures, has invested £500,000 in Manufacturingsource.com, an on-demand manufacturing platform...

CrowdProperty Surpasses £10m Repaid to Lenders - - 2018-10-22

CrowdProperty, the specialist property peer-to-peer lender, has now repaid over £10,000,000 to lend...

Beauhurst boosts spinouts coverage with acquisition of Spinouts UK - - 2018-10-22

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Crowdfunding can make companies more successful - - 2018-10-19

Listening to investors at the start of a new business can make the difference between success and failure, according to new research from the UCL School of Mana...

Edison Strategic Insight, Market valuations improving in UK and Europe - - 2018-10-19

Edison Strategic Insight: Market valuations improving in UK and Europe. There are risks, but valuation risk is slowly receding, with the...

Thriving SME Borrowing Levels Bolster the Growth of Alternative Finance - - 2018-10-19

 A 2018 OECD report has shown that alternat...

Shopblocks secures £300k investment from Dow Schofield Watts Angels - - 2018-10-19

Dow Schofield Watts Angels – the Northern angel network – has completed its second deal, with a £300,000 investment in Miribase Li...

Maven exits investment in Cursor Controls with 2.68x return - - 2018-10-18

Maven Capital Partners has exited from its investment in Cursor Controls Limited, a developer and manufacturer o...

New technology transfer network set to accelerate innovation in the Midlands - - 2018-10-18

The Midlands Innovation group of universities has launched the largest collaboration between university technology transfer offices in the UK, to ...

Beyond the pitch — the first 100 days with a VC on board - Adrian Lloyd, Episode 1 - 2018-10-18

By Adrian Lloyd, Episode 1 Ventures ...

UKBAA and British Business Bank study reveals regional disparity in angel investing - - 2018-10-18

Further to an extensive national study commissioned by The UKBAA and The British Business Bank, nationwide data reveals clear regional disparity across the UK, with a stagge...

Martin Fincham joins Mercia-backed immersive tech company Gorilla in the Room - - 2018-10-18

  UK-based tech firm, ...

European VC fundraising up 40% to €45.6 billion in H1 2018 - - 2018-10-18

H1 2018 the third highest six-month fundraising period since 2007 VC investments surpassed €3 billion, the second highest ha...

Private equity returns fall back from decade high, says eFront - - 2018-10-18

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

Maven invests £2.15 million in Boiler Plan - - 2018-10-17

Maven Capital Partners has completed a £2.15 million investment in Boiler Plan (UK) Ltd, a market disruptive pla...

Foresight makes MEIF investment into Postworks Limited - - 2018-10-17

  Foresight Group has made an investment into Postworks Limited on behalf of th...

IW Capital invests in Eos Leisure - - 2018-10-17

Mayfair-based alternative finance house IW Capital has invested in Eos Leisure. The Company manufactures and sells...

Where seed investing fits in a portfolio - Matthew Cushen, Worth Capital - 2018-10-17

By Matthew Cushen, innovation consultant, entrepreneur and successful angel investor, and co-founder of ...

Shieldpay awarded Innovate UK grant to transform real estate deals - - 2018-10-17

Shieldpay, the secure payments provider, has been awarded an Innovate UK...

Why being lean is more attractive to potential investors - Gianluca Bisceglie, CEO, Visyond - 2018-10-16

By Gianluca Bisceglie, founder and CEO of Visyond ...

Seraphim Capital's Space Camp Mission 2 cohort revealed - - 2018-10-16

Seraphim Capital has revealed the startups that are participating in Mission 2 for ...

BGF invests £2 million in high-growth HeleCloud - - 2018-10-16

HeleCloud, an IT consultancy and managed services provider specialising in highly sophisticated Cloud strategy, implementation, migration and operation serv...

AIMA research provides road map for new hedge funds - - 2018-10-16

New research now offers a unique road map for all emerging and start-up hedge fund managers as they make their way to $1bn AUM. This has been achieved by analysing the path to growth and crucial in...

Stride and Albion back Forward Health's $3.9m fundraising - - 2018-10-16

Forward Health, the app working to reinvent healthcare communication, has raise a $3.9m seed funding-round led by ...

Interview with serial angel Dr Steve Garnett - - 2018-10-15

Funding London interviewed Dr Steve Garnett before he gave a TELL (Talks on Entrepreneurial Leadership) at London Business S...

Speech Graphics raises £2m from Archangels, Par Equity and Scottish Investment Bank - - 2018-10-15

The team behind Lara Croft’s smile in the newly launched bestselling Shadow of the Tomb Raider video game are turning their technology sights on the customer service sector following a signif...

Investing in SEIS? Some dos and don’ts - - 2018-10-15

By Martin Sherwood, Enterprise Investment Partners...

Green Angel Syndicate backs Piclo to transform energy trading - Martin Sherwood, Enterprise IP - 2018-10-15

Green Angel Syndicate has invested in Piclo (formerly Open Utility) in its latest round to f...

Par Equity invests £1.3m in Censo - - 2018-10-15

Edinburgh-based venture capital firm Par Equity has invested £1.3m in a rapidly growing stem-cell research company that is helping pharmaceu...

Foresight invests £2.5m into B2B SaaS provider Accrosoft - - 2018-10-12

Foresight Group has announced the £2.5 million growth capital investment into Accrosoft...

Downing Crowd launches further £2.5M bond fundraise for energey projects - - 2018-10-12

Investment platform Downing Crowd is launching a ‘7-day access’ bond which will invest a further £2.5 million for renewable energy ge...

Maven Property exits investment in Hotel Indigo Glasgow - - 2018-10-12

Maven Property, the property arm of Maven Capital Partners, has completed the £14.5 million ...

Deepbridge confirms EIS & SEIS product range for 2018/19 tax year - - 2018-10-12

Deepbridge Capital, the tax-efficient investment manager, has confirmed its Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) and Seed EIS (SEIS)  product ra...

Covatic, a personalisation software for media companies, raises £850k - - 2018-10-12

A University of Oxford spin-out company which has developed a software platform for broadcasters has secured an £850,000 investment led by the ...

Dealer’s choice: An early look at Brexit outcomes - Graham Bishop, Investment Manager, Heartwood Investment Management - 2018-10-11

By Graham Bishop is Investment Manager at Heartwood Investment Management,  With on...

Mobeus invests £9M in customer experience specialists, Ventrica - - 2018-10-11

Ventrica, a European, award-winning, outsourced contact centre, has attracted a £9 million investment from ...

Fintech M&A deals come of age with $40b transaction value in 1st half of 2018 - - 2018-10-11

The latest Fintech M&A Market Report from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisors, Hampleton Partners...

Voxpopme set to scale with £1.5m investment from Mercia - - 2018-10-11

National investment group ...

Goji reaches £100m in assets and partners with SimplyBiz - - 2018-10-11

Goji, the investment manager and platform focused on Direct Lending, today announced it has reached over £100 million in assets on its platform, ai...

Foresight makes £500,000 MEIF investment into Swoopos - - 2018-10-10

Foresight Group LLP has announced a £500,000 equity investment into Mobile Pay Systems, trading as ...

EQT leads €4.5 million fundraising for Siilo - - 2018-10-10

Siilo, the secure instant messaging app for healthcare professionals...

START-UP SPOTLIGHT: Invested Investor interview with Simon King - - 2018-10-10

In partnership with The Invested Investor, AngelNews is publishing this recent interview with&nb...

Sustainable wood producer Lignia receives £3 million funding from Downing - - 2018-10-10

LIGNIA Wood Company, a producer of sustainable modified wood based in Barry, Wales, has secured £3 million funding from London-based investment manager Dow...

Agtech start-up Phytoponics secures funding from Smart Anchor Capital - - 2018-10-10

Phytoponics, a multi-award winning start-up specialising in the development of hydroponic deep-water culture technology for sustainable agriculture has secure...

SME Finance Monitor Q2 2018 - - 2018-10-09

BVA BDRC has published its quarterly SME Finance Monitor. The larges...

Paragraf opens R&D facility following seed funding - - 2018-10-09

  Paragraf, the graphene technology development company, has rapidly ...

UKBAA announces Women Angels of the North Investment Forum - - 2018-10-09

Calling women across the Northern Powerhouse to be part of the Women Angels of the North Investment Forum on 12th November. Organi...

Connexin joins the Northern Powerhouse - - 2018-10-09

  Smart cities technology firm Connexin has become an official partner of the ...

Capify set to drive over £125 million into the UK SME market - - 2018-10-09

  Capify, an alternative SME finance provider that has helped almost 10,000 UK SMEs to grow and to th...

British Business Investments makes £25m investment in Secure Trust Bank - - 2018-10-08

British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has made a &pou...

ReBOUND Returns receives investment from BGF and expands into Asia - - 2018-10-08

ReBOUND, the global returns management platform used by online clothing retailers such as ASOS, Gymshark and Charles Tyrwhitt, has re...

VentureFounders appoints Jersey veteran - - 2018-10-08

VentureFounders has appointed Michael Gray to work with the company to build its Channel Islands presence. Michael (pictur...

Kuber Ventures Appoints New Chairman as Two New Funds join the platform - - 2018-10-08

Kuber Ventures, the alternative fund investment platform specialising in EIS and SEIS investments, has added two new SEIS funds to its business platfo...

Maven Capital launches £30 million joint VCT offers - - 2018-10-08

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active VCT managers and lower-mid market private equity house, has launched new VCT offers to raise up to &...

Preservica drives global expansion with £7.5m funding from Mobeus - - 2018-10-05

Preservica today announced a £7.5 million ($10 million) Series B investment from Mobeus Equity Partners ...

Expandly secures £580k from Mercia's Midlands Engine Investment Fund - - 2018-10-05

Expandly, a Milton Keynes-based company whose e-commerce software allows retailers to sell across multiple channels worldwide, has closed a £580,000 fun...

Axminster Carpets secures £3.375m from IGF to support growth - - 2018-10-05

Axminster Carpets Ltd has secured £3.375 million of funding from Independent Growth Finance (IGF) as...

Locum's Nest raises £3m led by Albion Capital to revolutionise hospital locum recruitment - - 2018-10-05

Locum’s Nest, the app that connects doctors to locum work in hospitals, has raised £3m in further funding from ...

Apple deal is the right recognition of Shazam’s magic - Simon Murdoch, Episode 1 - 2018-10-04

By Simon Murdoch, Episode 1 In its acquisition by Apple which closed on the 24th S...

Fuel Ventures announces £20 million third fund - - 2018-10-04

London-based investment fund Fuel Ventures has raised £20 million in its third fund since launching in 2014, having grown to a portfolio of more than 2...

UK Unicorns: Beauhurst's billion dollar startup list - - 2018-10-04

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Eos Venture Partners Strategic InsurTech fund makes first two investments - - 2018-10-04

Eos Venture Partners, the specialist venture capital fund investing in insurance technology (InsurTech), has made its first two investments. The fu...

European VC to be celebrated at Invest Europe’s Venture Capital Forum - - 2018-10-04

A line-up of the most influential investors in European innovation will land in Paris this month for Invest Europe’s Venture Capital Forum, to discuss how to propel further the industry&rsquo...

Inverleith backs health & wellbeing retailer Planet Organic - - 2018-10-03

Inverleith LLP, the specialist consumer brands investor, has taken a majority stake in Planet Organic, the London health and wellbeing supermarket, food-to-go ch...

Cricket simulator Batfast raises over £600,000 from private investors - - 2018-10-03

Exciting sports start-up BATFAST, now the UKs leading cricket simulation company, has raised over £600,000 through private investment to fund its future gro...

Mercia backed Pubguard appoints Andy Stevens as chairman - - 2018-10-03

  In-app ad-verification platform ...

Piper invests £15m in online flower gifting brand Bloom & Wild - - 2018-10-03

Piper, the leading specialist investor in consumer branded businesses, has led a £15m investment into Bloom ...

BGF backs talent acquisition consultancy Elements - - 2018-10-03

Elements Talent Solutions, a disruptor to the $200+ billion worldwide recruitment market, has received a £3.45m investment from ...

Idinvest completes three transactions as part of €330m direct lending investments - - 2018-10-02

Idinvest Partners, a leading investor in SMEs across Europe, has announced that its Private Debt team has financed three direct lending transactions as ap...

Online boiler installer Hometree raises $8.5m from AV8 Ventures - - 2018-10-02

Hometree, the online-led boiler installation service, has secured $8.5 million in financing from a group of leading investors led by AV8 Ventures in its Se...

Revealed: which are the most active UK angel networks? - - 2018-10-02

Beauhurst has analysed the UK's leading ...

British Business Investments launches £100m regional angel programme - - 2018-10-02

British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has launched a new £100m Regional Angels Programme d...

HBAN’s MedTech Syndicate leads €1.1M investment in Ostoform - - 2018-10-02

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Pitch@Palace selects tech Entrepreneurs to take part in milestone Pitch@Palace 10.0 - - 2018-10-01

Pitch@Palace, the programme established by The Duke of York to guide and support Entrepreneurs in the development of their businesse...

BGF exits NewVoiceMedia - - 2018-10-01

BGF has exited its minority investment in NewVoiceMedia, the market-leading cloud customer contact platform, as the ...

Catherine Lewis La Torre to head British Business Bank's patient capital activities - - 2018-10-01

British Business Bank plc has appointed Catherine Lewis La Torre as CEO of the Bank’s ...

Amadeus leads $5m fundraise for SLAMcore - - 2018-10-01

SLAMcore, a UK company developing spatial artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for robots and drones, has raised $5m in funding led by global technology in...

Norths manufacturing and hi-tech sectors dominate as NIPF reaches £100m - - 2018-10-01

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) is marking another milestone as it celebrates backing £100 million of investment across the Northern Powerhouse region. ...

Mayku receives investment from Henley Business Angels - - 2018-09-28

Mayku, a consumer products company that has built a d...

Four key trends for small investors in 2019 - Kristina Skindelyte, Blue Oceans PR for Debitum - 2018-09-28

Thanks to technologies like blockchain, the pace of investment is faster than ever. But with many smaller investors looking for a less volatile alternative to cryptocurrency trading, alternative fi...

Investor confidence falls in September says State Street - - 2018-09-28

State Street Global Exchange has released the results of the State Str...

NPIF - Maven Equity Finance invests £500,000 in technology provider Intec - - 2018-09-28

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The AngelNews wine column: Etymology with a hint of entomology - Caspar Bowes, Bowes Wine - 2018-09-28

  I was in Northern Spain recently exploring the vineyards  of Ribera del Duero and Toro, tasting a great many stunning (almost exclusively red) wines and ...

EPSRC strengthens links between research and industry with seven new Prosperity Partnerships - - 2018-09-27

Seven new Prosperity Partnerships projects that will build links between the UK’s research base and leading industry partners such as AkzoNobel, AstraZeneca, Google, Rolls-Royce, Tata Steel, ...

Talis Capital announces strategic investment in Edge Intelligence - - 2018-09-27

Talis Capitall, a London-based venture capital firm focused on early-stage technology companies, has announced it has led a $3 million seed funding round ...

VirtTrade to create Valiant Heroes collectible card game app - - 2018-09-27

National investment group ...

Crowdcube marks 100 fundraises of £1,000,000 or more - - 2018-09-27

Crowdcube, the world’s first and largest equity crowdfunding platform, is pleased to announce that over 100 fundraisings have now taken place on the s...

Leeds digital tech sector thrives as mix of corporates and startups collaborate for success - - 2018-09-27

A winning combination of public and private sector businesses is helping to build Leeds into a major digital tech hub and encouraging startups right across the region. Leeds and surrounding Y...

The likely performance of an SEIS portfolio - - 2018-09-26

By Martin Sherwood, Enterprise Investment Partners  With the recent rule changes to the EIS, people have begun to re-focus on ...

Thincats announces £300 million funding programme for UK SMEs - - 2018-09-26

Thincats has announced a new programme for up to £300 million with global asset manager...

Zencargo raises $4m to digitise freight industry - - 2018-09-26

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Democratising impact investment for millennials - - 2018-09-26

By Oliver Jones, from the impact investing platform, SeedTribe. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sle...

The North East Development Capital Fund invests £350K in Rokshaw - - 2018-09-26

  The North East Development Capital Fund (“NEDCF”), supported by the ...

Inverleith announces final fund close at €60 million - - 2018-09-25

Inverleith LLP, a Scottish headquartered private equity firm, has successfully closed its first institutional fund, Inverleith Limited Partnership, at its h...

SMEs hold the key to digitisation of the public sector, says Brightman - - 2018-09-25

Brightman, the IT transformation and change management experts, has launched a new white paper aimed at ad...

Triple Point launches new venture fund share class - - 2018-09-25

Triple Point, which provides innovative and compelling investment solutions for private and institutional investors, has launched the Venture Fund, a ne...

Seedrs portfolio update shows strong IRR performance - - 2018-09-25

Seedrs, the leading private equity investment platform, has today published its latest Portfolio Update, an in-depth analysis of the characteristics and performance of the deals funded on the platf...

Octopus increases AIM VCTs offer to £30 million - - 2018-09-25

Octopus Investments, part of Octopus Group, has announced a £10 million over allotment facility for its current AIM VCTs fundraise. ...

From ethical to impact – a new way of thinking for investors and IFAs - Belinda Thomas, Partner at Triple Point - 2018-09-24

By Belinda Thomas, Triple Point Ethical investments have been around for more than two decades but such investments traditionally were rarely, if ever, considered to outper...

UK Treasury’s ‘proactive’ approach to cryptocurrencies welcomed by deVere - - 2018-09-24

The UK Treasury Select Committee’s conclusion that crypto-assets should be regulated demonstrates cryptocurrencies are part of mainstream finance and the sector is likely to rally as a result...

Big Data revolution driving $13.4 bn healthtech M&A deals says Hampleton - - 2018-09-24

The latest Healthtech M&A Market Report from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisors, Hampleton Partners, reveals how Big Data is...

CIEE Launches eLab – a fast track course for tomorrow’s entrepreneurs - - 2018-09-24

Berlin or London-based six-week intensive courses teach post-graduates the skills needed to start a new business ...

6point6 Cloud Gateway scores in the Cloud Excellence Awards - - 2018-09-24

Agile networking pioneer and UK-based hybrid cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) start-up 6point6 Cloud Gateway has won recognition in the ...

Are you suffering from entrepreneur imposter syndrome? - - 2018-09-24

Entrepreneurs around the UK are opening up about 'imposter syndrome';feeling like you're failing despite the success of your business. This lack of confidence, faith and self-doubt has been n...

Funding Circle targets valuation of up to £1.8bn - Peer2Peer Finance News - 2018-09-24

Funding Circle is seeking a market valuation of up to £1.8bn through its upcoming initial public offering (IPO) on the L...

Mayor’s Tech Fund sees 6 winners in UKBAA Awards - - 2018-09-21

Six of the fast-growing companies which have recieved backing from The London Co-Investment Fund (LCIF), the Mayor of London’s early-stage ...

Have the new EIS rules saturated the amount of quality opportunities? - Christian Elmes, Enterprise IP - 2018-09-21

By Christian Elmes, Enterprise Investment Partners ...

INSEAD research shows that busy people make healthier choices - - 2018-09-21

Busyness is often thought of as a modern day affliction, but it can also help you delay gratification and make decisions that benefit you in the longer-term, according to new research from th...

Mobeus sells Lightwork Design to Siemens - - 2018-09-21

Mobeus has realised its investment in Lightwork Design to Siemens PLM Software, a business of ...

Beauhurst reveals top backers of Britain’s university spinouts - - 2018-09-21

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Downing commits £4.2 million to Rated People Limited - - 2018-09-20

Downing Ventures has committed £4.2 million of funding to Rated People Limited,...

ForeVest Capital completes GP led secondary transaction of PineBridge - - 2018-09-20

ForeVest Capital Partners, a leading private equity fund manager operating primarily in Central and Eastern Europe, announced the close of ...

Go Beyond and Bamboo Capital agree strategic partnership - - 2018-09-20

Go Beyond Investing and Bamboo Capital Partners&...

Banking Saas company Mambu extends capacity - - 2018-09-20

Mambu, the SaaS banking engine powering modern digital financial services, has launched Mambu Process Orchestrator (MPO). An Integration Platf...

Retail AI firm Nosto raises $7.4 million - - 2018-09-20

Nosto, a leader in ecommerce personalization and artificial intelligence (AI) tools for retail, has raised USD $7.4 million led by European investment companies ...

CrowdProperty first property platform to join P2PFA - - 2018-09-20

CrowdProperty has been accepted as the first property development peer-to-peer lending platform to join th...

One in three UK business owners unsure how to grow their business - - 2018-09-19

Polling commissioned by British Business Bank, the UK government-owned economic development bank, has revealed one in three (33%) smaller busi...

Councils launch challenge to transform local authority services with intelligent data - - 2018-09-19

Durham County Council and Blaenau Gwent Borough Council have launched a call for technology businesses to develop innovative solutions that can capture and analyse data to transform Local Authority...

Scottish Equity Partners ranked in world's top 20 VC firms - - 2018-09-19

Scottish Equity Partners has been named as one of the world’s most consistent, top performing venture capital fund managers by ...

Prodsight attracts £115k seed funding from Scottish angels - - 2018-09-19

An Edinburgh-based startup enabling businesses to gain insight from customer support conversation data has secured £115,000 in seed funding. ...

Archangels and Maven co-lead investment in Optoscribe - - 2018-09-19

Optoscribe, a leading supplier of glass-based integrated photonics components, has raised £2.8 million. This funding will facilitate an expansion ...

deVere Crypto adds two new cryptocurrencies - - 2018-09-18

  Ethereum Classic and ZCash have been added to deVere Crypto, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchan...

Biorelate raises £700k from NPIF - Maven Equity Finance, Catapult Ventures, and Tech Trust - - 2018-09-18

NPIF - Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, has invested £200,000 as part of a &...

Divido secures $15M to licence its ‘pay-later’ platform - - 2018-09-18

Divido, the consumer finance platform for retailers, lenders and payment intermediaries, today announces a $15 million USD Series A raise led by ...

Talis Capital backs Learning People - - 2018-09-18

Talis Capital, a London-based venture capital firm focused on technology companies, has invested $2.5million into ...

aescuvest and EIT Health launch pan-European Equity Crowdfunding Platform - - 2018-09-18

  aescuvest and EIT Health have launched the first pan-European equity crowdfunding platfo...

Best foods to boost your brain power in the office - - 2018-09-17

Office workers are being urged to swap out sugary treats for these ten brain foods in order to stay alert and proactive throughout the day. Office buffs at ...

The Invested Investor interview: Shirin Dahghan - - 2018-09-17

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Revealed: The factors which most influence angel investors to invest - - 2018-09-17

The team behind a company having relevant skills and experience (93%) are the most important indicators which influence the willingness of angel investors to invest in a business T...

Judy Naake confirmed as keynote for VCT & EIS Forum - - 2018-09-17

Judy Naake, the founder of St Tropez Tan and all round successful businesswoman, has been announced as a keynote speaker at this year's ...

Octopus launches £130 million VCT fundraising - - 2018-09-17

Octopus Investments, part of Octopus Group and the largest provider of venture capital trusts (‘VCTs’) in the UK, today a...

Seasalt set for future growth through £16m BGF investment - - 2018-09-14

Seasalt, the Cornish lifestyle and clothing brand, has announced a £16m investment in the company to support future growth and development in ...

Kernal Capital Funds invest €1.7M in Dublin-based Sytorus - - 2018-09-14

The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Early & Growth Stage Funds have invested €1.7M ...

Study reveals Brits are unprepared for their financial futures - Money Supermarket - 2018-09-14

Do you have life insurance to protect your dependants? Have you started your pension pot? Do you know how much you have saved towards your retirement? New research by leading price comparis...

Archangels leads £1.3m fund raise for MGB Biopharma - - 2018-09-14

A novel anti-bacterial agent which has been developed in Scotland by MGB Biopharma ...

Enterprise IP launches SEIS fund with Startup Funding Club - - 2018-09-14

Enterprise Investme...

Why UK tech is one cause for post-Brexit optimism - Andrew Aldridge, Deepbridge Capital - 2018-09-13

With just six months to go before we ‘officially' leave the European Union (EU), it is understandable there remains a great deal of uncertainty about how the UK econom...

UK growth companies bucking the trend says ECI Growth Survey 2018 - - 2018-09-13

Productivity of growth companies growing 14x faster than UK average with 13.5% increase Firms investing in I...

Employee benefits provider PES receives investment from Chiltern Capital - - 2018-09-13

  Private equity firm Chiltern Capital is making a significant investment in employee benefits provider ...

gohenry to fuel growth Stateside with new Crowdcube fundraise - - 2018-09-13

gohenry, the company behind the gohenry financial tool, which is enabling a generation of kids and teens to take part in the digital econo...

Seneca completes successful first close for VCT - - 2018-09-13

  Seneca Partners, the award winning specialist SME finance business, has completed a successful first close for its recently launched VCT offering, ...

ACA Compliance Group completes the acquisition of Cordium - - 2018-09-12

ACA Compliance Group has completed the acquisition of Cordium, a leading provider of governance, r...

Fiber optic sensing specialist FBGS Group receives growth-financing - - 2018-09-12

FBGS Technologies GmbH, a leading supplier of advanced fiber-optic sensing solutions and components (based on Fiber Bragg Grati...

The Invested Investor: interview with CEO of Repositive Fiona Nielsen - - 2018-09-12

This interview was originally published on The Invested Investor  ...

VCT fundraising set for a strong year, says Albion - - 2018-09-12

Will Fraser-Allen, deputy managing partner at Albion Capital, comments:  “This year’s VCT fundraising season is set to be just as big as last year’s...

JOB TODAY announces UK growth and secures $16M to fill Brexit gap - - 2018-09-12

  JOB TODAY, the UK’s number one mobile hiring app, today announces that it has raised a fur...

Fine, or not so much? AngelNews Wine Column - Caspar Bowes, Bowes Wine - 2018-09-12

Fine, adjective - Of very high quality; very good of its kind. Fine, adjective - Good; satisfactory. Wine - An alcoholic drink...

Crowdcube acquires business reporting product Supdate - - 2018-09-11

  Crowdcube, the world’s first and largest equity crowdfunding platform, is delighted to announce the acquisition of the...

Arecor raises £6m for revolutionary diabetes treatments - - 2018-09-11

Arecor, the UK-based biopharmaceutical formulation company, has raised £6 million from new and existing investors to develop groundbreaking...

Resonance Health & Wellbeing Challenge Fund supports suicide charity - - 2018-09-11

A Devon based social enterprise Action To Prevent Suicide CIC, is the fifth organisation to receive a £10,000 launchpad loan from the Health ...

Cambridge spinout AudioTelligence raises £3.1 million - - 2018-09-11

Loud background noise that makes it difficult to hear or understand a conversation is not just a problem for humans but also for voice activated devices. Cambridge start-up ...

CupClub raises £200k from Henley Business Angels - - 2018-09-11

CupClub, a returnable packaging service for drinks cen...

MyLife Digital secures further funding from BGF - - 2018-09-10

BGF adds £3 million of funding to its initial £2 million investment made in 2016. Barclays ...

Resonance backs Jericho Foundation with 100,000 SITR investment - - 2018-09-10

A leading Birmingham enterprise is celebrating after securing £100,000 of SITR (Social Investment Tax Relief) investment from social investment company Reso...

Stephen Critchlow named regional Barclays Icon of the Year Award - - 2018-09-10

Manchester based CEO of Evergreen Group, Stephen Critchlow, has been recognised for his contribution to sustainable business growth in...

Index Ventures tops list of most active UK VCs - - 2018-09-10

Having recovered from a slump in 2016, 2018 is already the biggest year on record for amount invested by UK venture capital funds, at just three quarters of the way through the year. Whilst de...

NVM leads a £3.2 million investment in Ridge Pharma - - 2018-09-10

NVM Private Equity has invested £2.75 million of growth capital (with the balance of the £3.2m funding round provided by existing investors and ...

CoInvestor Technologies selected for Tech Nation’s FinTech Programme - - 2018-09-10

CoInvestor Technologies, has been selected to be part of ...

Screenful secures €305k seed funding - - 2018-09-07

Finnish SaaS company Screenful has raised €305,000 in seed funding to help companies improve the efficiency and delivery of collaborative p...

CrowdProperty surpasses £20m funding - - 2018-09-07

  Having funded the 47th project on the CrowdProperty platform, a total of £20,526,000 has now been r...

Britain’s retirees warned about Hammond’s pension raid - - 2018-09-07

Britain’s highest earners should consider reviewing their pension tax relief plans ahead of an expected raid by Chancellor Philip Hammond in November’s Budget. The warning from ...

Ahren launches its new fund with $100m first close - - 2018-09-07

Ahren has completed the first close of its new fund, Ahren LP, with over $100 million committed from leading Limited Partners including blue-chi...

Beauhurst publishes 'Silicon Spires' report on tech trends in Oxford - - 2018-09-07

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Confidence in Guernsey fund business reflected in five-year high - - 2018-09-06

The total value of funds business in Guernsey is at a five-year high following a predicted rise in net asset value in Q2 2018, according to the latest figures from the ...

Investcorp acquires Softgarden - - 2018-09-06

Investcorp Technology Partners, a leading European lower middle market technology investor, has acquired Berlin-based ...

Q2 2018 sees rise in asset-based lending says UK Finance - - 2018-09-06

UK Finance has published its Invoice Finance and Asset Based Lending Update for the second quarter of 2018. Key data highlights: ...

BGF backs AIM-listed One Media iP Group plc - - 2018-09-06

BGF has provided £6m funding to One Media iP Group plc, a digital media content prov...

Fintech….UK and beyond! - Flavia Richardson, London Co-investment Fund - 2018-09-06

How does the UK FinTech market compare to other European economies such as Germany and France – and also major economies such as the USA/ China? What can we learn from them – what do we...

Philip Watkins joins Brown Rudnick - - 2018-09-05

International law firm Brown Rudnick LLP has announced the expansion of its International Corporate practice with the appointment of&n...

UK healthtech startups on course for poor year of funding, says Beauhurst - - 2018-09-05

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British Business Bank joins Small Business Advice Week - - 2018-09-05

Small Business Advice Week has partnered with ...

Maven completes £20 million MBO of UAP Limited - - 2018-09-05

  Maven Capital Partners has led the £20 million management buyout of UAP Limited, a leading UK supplier and di...

Foresight supports ABL Health with £2.5m investment - - 2018-09-05

Foresight Group has invested £2.5 million to support the partial buy-out of Bolton-based community healthcare and wellbeing provi...

ghd and Cambridge Wireless establish Innovation Hive - - 2018-09-04

ghd and Cambridge Wireless have announced a partnership that brings a new form of...

How to value your startup and how much equity to give away - Anthony Rose, CEO, SeedLegals - 2018-09-04

Valuing and deciding how much equity to sell of a company that you’ve put your heart and soul into is not easy. While there is no single answer, at SeedLegals we've analysed data ov...

Countingup raises £2.3m in seed funding - - 2018-09-04

Countingup, a revolutionary mobile app, allowing small businesses to do their banking, bookkeeping and stay on top of their taxes, has received...

Funding Circle set for September float - Peer2Peer Finance News - 2018-09-04

Funding Circle is rumoured to be planning an initial public offering (IPO) within the next two weeks, according to reports. Th...

Don’t get stung by unnecessary foreign-exchange costs - Brian Jamieson, CEO, Centtrip - 2018-09-04

Any business that has to pay trade partners or employees in other countries should give some consideration to currency volatility and unnecessary conversion fees. Ch...

Maven exits Student Housing Portfolio for £39.8M - - 2018-09-03

  IP Investment Management (HK) Ltd and Maven Capital Partners have sold a portfolio of two newly dev...

Albion leads $4m Series A funding for Phrasee - - 2018-09-03

Phrasee, the London-headquartered marketing technology company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate optimised marketing copy, has closed a $4m Series...

£30,000 micro loan for award winning pizza company Ffwrnes - - 2018-09-03

Cardiff Indoor Market is now home to Smokey Pete and Sam Van Tân as award winning Ffwrnes opened their latest venture earlier this month. Established ...

Development Bank of Wales backs Chevler with six-figure funding package - - 2018-09-03

Chevler, the UK’s leading manufacturer of baking cases, tulip muffin wraps, and a major printer of greaseproof paper has secured a six-figure funding package from the Deve...

Talkative completes series A funding round - - 2018-09-03

Newport based communications company Talkative, is pleased to announce it has completed a Series A funding round, raising in excess of £350,000. Talkative is headquartered...

Polaris acquires Falck Safety Services from Falck - - 2018-08-31

  The Danish/Swedish private equity firm Polaris and Falck have signed an agreement...

Investly appoints new CEO - - 2018-08-31

Investly has appointed seasoned working capital executive Wayne Hughes as its new Chief Executive Officer to make Investly the leading receivables financ...

Removal of Entrepreneurs’ relief could affect start up numbers says Blick Rothenberg - - 2018-08-31

  The scrapping of Entrepreneurs’ relief could discourage entrepreneurs’ from setting up businesses in the UK, say leading accounting, tax and adv...

Digital newsstand Readly raises €10m - - 2018-08-31

Readly, the global digital magazine newsstand, has raised €10m in additional funding to drive the next stage of its growth. The latest round of funding com...

ibis Styles hotel opens in Glasgow with Maven investment - - 2018-08-31

  ibis Styles Glasgow Centre West has opened in Glasgow’s International Financial Services District following an £11.25 million ...

7 statistics on UK founder salaries and share vesting - Anthony Rose, CEO, SeedLegals - 2018-08-30

By Anthony Rose, CEO & Founder, SeedLegals Starting a company is a fine balance of risk and reward. You’ve most probably left a salaried job, and are using your s...

Kuber Ventures: everything you need to know about IHT planning - - 2018-08-30

Kuber Ventures has produced a fifth in its series of CPD qualifying educational animations, which provides an educational insight into inheritan...

Mobile tech entrepreneur Howard Simms receives honorary Doctorate in Technology - - 2018-08-30

  Howard Simms, Co-Founder of mobile technology group Apadmi and CEO of their investment arm Apadmi Ve...

9 reasons the VCT & EIS Investor Forum is unmissable! Tickets 30£ off til 31 August - - 2018-08-30

Reasons why you should not miss the Forum on 30th November.  Plus you can get £30 off tickets until 31 August. ...

Dealing with entrepreneurial mindtricks - - 2018-08-29

The mindset of entrepeneurs is unique. Nobel prize winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman told me he considers them “less loss-averse and more optimistic than other people (…) a small an...

Spotinst raises $35 million in a Series-B funding - - 2018-08-29

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Draper Esprit leads $10m funding in Apperio - - 2018-08-29

Apperio, the UK-based legal tech start-up transforming the way companies analyse their legal spend, today announces that it has raised $10 million (£7.5...

Shoosmiths advises on deal to create leading managed IT provider - - 2018-08-29

Shoosmiths has advised on the sale of specialist IT-provider Taylor Made Computer Solutions (TMCS) to&...

Should your investors get a seat on the board? - Anthony Rose, CEO, SeedLegals - 2018-08-29

By Anthony Rose, CEO & Founder at SeedLegals  When negotiating funding deal terms, invest...

deVere launches new investment app - - 2018-08-28

A new pioneering investment app has been launched by one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations due to a “seismic shift in client expectations.” ...

Ascension partners with Unicorn VC for UK's first UK / India EIS Fund - - 2018-08-28

Ascension has partnered with India based Unicorn India Ventures to launch t...

From boxes to bytes: How is UK trade in the wake of a fourth industrial revolution? - Luke Davis, CEO, IW Capital - 2018-08-28

UK's trade legacy is fintech charged, Brexit must be a springboard for international finance and trade or it could spell disaster, says Luke Davies, CEO and founder of ...

Private equity investment in CEE reaches record €3.5 billion - - 2018-08-28

Private equity and venture capital investment into companies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) reached a record €3.5 billion in 2017, new data from ...

Crucial factors for a viable EU crowdfunding framework - - 2018-08-28

The EU crowdfunding framework proposed by the European Commission will help to build a capital markets union, foster innovation and support entrepreneurs and SMEs across the EU, says the European E...

The UK’s New Payment System Operator’s World-Class CoP-out on Confirmation of Payee - - 2018-08-28

  The self-proclaimed ‘leading payments authority’ New Payment System Operator (NPSO) is backing away from its responsibilities in delivering a &l...

Government’s plans to support SMEs looking to export globally is welcome - Brian Jamieson, Centtrip - 2018-08-24

While the future trading relationship with the EU remains unclear, the government’s ambitious new plans to support SMEs looking to export globally is welcome. SMEs ar...

Seven must-have features for an ultra-productive office - - 2018-08-24

Business owners are being warned to ensure their offices feature seven important elements if they want to maximise their employees’ productivity and efficiency in the workplace. ...

As Government issues its contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit, investors react - - 2018-08-24

The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association  (EISA) has released a national and investor representative piece of research, gauging whether the British p...

Orchard Therapeutics Announces $150 Million Series C Financing - - 2018-08-24

UCLTF funded Orchard Therapeutics, a biotechnology company dedicated to transforming the lives...

La Perla appoints Pascal Perrier as CEO to lead new phase of growth - - 2018-08-24

Sapinda Holding B.V. has announced today that it has appointed Pascal Perrier as the group chief executive of ...

What should your marketing mix look like in 2018? - Adam Smith, instaprint - 2018-08-23

Online ads are seen as being more intrusive than TV and radio adverts, according to new research from instantprint, so how should this affect your marketing approach? ...

Daystar Power and Nigerian Bank of Agriculture to electrify rural Nigeria - - 2018-08-23

  The Nigerian Agricultural Bank, Bank of Agriculture and the Afr...

Luxcara installs Spanish solar project with Grupotec - - 2018-08-23

Luxcara, one of Europe’s leading asset managers for renewable energy investments, will build the solar project El Salobral with ...

Calling all FinTech Startups: Mayor of London's TechInvest - - 2018-08-23

The next TechInvest event will present 10 of L...

Maven leads £500,000 funding for Serene Furnishings - - 2018-08-23

  Maven Capital Partners, has provided Serene Furnishings...

Former apprentice star secures £344k from the NIPF for legal start up - - 2018-08-22

A Manchester solicitor who has developed an app to help law firms communicate more effectively with clients has closed a £344,000 investment round backed by ...

Mobeus invests £2m in Rotageek - - 2018-08-22

Rotageek provides cloud-based, data-driven scheduling technology to help multi-site businesses more accurately predict customer demand...

BGF exits MPK Garages following acquisition by Stratford Retail Group - - 2018-08-22

  BGF has successfully exited its investment into Leicester-headquartered MPK Garages, an independent opera...

Keywords Studios plc. acquires Studio Gobo and Electric Square - - 2018-08-22

  Keyword Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has announced that...

UKBAA’s Jenny Tooth shares her experience with HSBC - - 2018-08-22

  UKBAA's Jenny Tooth has been interviewed by the HSBC Know...

deVere Group increases its investment into the UK - - 2018-08-21

  The deVere Group's UK subsidiary, UK Workplace Solutions Limited, has received the required Approval Notice from...

Over £500m has been committed to startups and growth companies via Crowdcube - - 2018-08-21

Investment has resulted in over 700 successful raises Growing investor demand reflects the diverse ...

£500,000 investment to fulfil expansion plans for Ocean Matters - - 2018-08-21

Following a significant loan from the Development Bank of Wales, a north Wales company will save salmon farmers millions...

Investing insights from angel and mentor Sukhendu Pal - - 2018-08-21

What do you look for as an angel investor before investing? ...

The AngelNews wine column - What is the score with the score? - Caspar Bowes, Bowes Wine Ltd - 2018-08-21

  The enjoyment of wine is a purely subjective thing. But what are the things that affect one’s levels of pleasure when one has a glass of wine to hand? T...

Intelligent healthcare company Rinicare completes financing - - 2018-08-20

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Roomex raises €8 million led by Draper Esprit - - 2018-08-20

Roomex, an ambitious global travel software business headquartered in Dublin, today announces it has raised €8 million series A funding, led by Draper Esprit. Co-founded by Jack Donagh...

Mercia backed SleepCogni appears in prestigious UK Longevity Report - - 2018-08-20

The developers of a technology that helps clinicians and healthcare professionals to treat people suffering from sleeping problems more effectively has received two high-p...

AI delivery start-up On the dot lands £8m in funding - - 2018-08-20

  On the dot, the machine learning-driven last mile delivery start-up, and part of CitySprint Group,...

Novo Nordisk acquires Bristol uni spin out Ziylo - - 2018-08-20

  Novo Nordisk gains full rights to Ziylo’s early-stage glucose binding molecules in a staged acquisition with a potential deal value that could exce...

Software innovation spurs record-breaking M&A activity - Hampleton Partners - 2018-08-17

In its latest analysis of global Mergers & Acquisitions activity in Enterprise Software, Hampleton Partners reports that the sector delive...

Inverleith makes further investment in Good Hemp - - 2018-08-17

Edinburgh based private equity fund, Inverleith LLP, has invested further into Braham and Murray ...

CrowdProperty promises more projects for investors - Peer2Peer Fiance News - 2018-08-17

CrowdProperty has promised a pipeline of new loans to fund for the rest of the year as it approaches its fourth anniversary. ...

Benefex announces investment from Bain Capital - - 2018-08-17

Benefex Holdings Limited, owner of the market leading employee experience platform OneHub, has announced that ...

The Greater Manchester Loan Fund invests £500,000 in LOFT - - 2018-08-17

The Greater Manchester Loan Fund, managed by Ma...

Private equity capital calls shrink to lowest level on record - eFront - 2018-08-16

Private equity fund distributions have outweighed capital calls by a significant and striking degree over the past five years. Data from ...

BGF to exit minority stake in Benefex - - 2018-08-16

BGF is to exit its investment in employee benefits firm Benefex, the first company to receive BGF funding when it la...

AI vehicle company Academy of Robotics closes funding in 6 hours - - 2018-08-16

Electric autonomous vehicle company, the Academy of Robotics, has closed its latest funding round in under six hours. Inv...

Triple Point Impact EIS announces its first investment - - 2018-08-16

Triple Point, which provides innovative and compelling investment solutions for private and institutional investors, announces the first investment of i...

Demographic shifts create biotech opportunities - Benjamin Matthews, Heartwood IM - 2018-08-16

Benjamin Matthews, Investment Manager at Heartwood Investment Management, gives his views on the emerging biotech opportunities arising f...

President of Aetna International appointed as Chair of Braintrain2020 - - 2018-08-15

Richard di Benedetto, the current President of Aetna International; one of the world’s largest health benefits businesses has been appointed as a director and non-executive chairman of ...

Investly introduces platform for partners - - 2018-08-15

Following a new financing round earlier this year and Nesta’s Open Banking prize last year, London based invoice finance provider Investly has opened...

AngelNews wine column - Burgundy has bargains - Caspar Bowes, Bowes Wine - 2018-08-15

Burgundy has long been regarded as not the sort of region one “visits” should bargain-hunting be on the agenda. In fact, many wine consumers have long since written it off as being out ...

New tool to help companies assess potential in e-learning for growth & expansion. - - 2018-08-15

UK based e-learning specialist Candle Learning has announced the launch of their latest online to...

County Finance Group made accredited partner for EFG programme - - 2018-08-15

The British Business Bank has announced that it has accredited Lutterworth-based ...

MMC Ventures announces senior appointments - - 2018-08-14

Venture capital firm MMC Ventures has announced the appointment of senior advisers to help guide the firm’s next phase of growt...

Mercia Fund Managers finalist at 2018 Growth Investor Awards - - 2018-08-14

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The secret to successful staff reviews - Stefano Maifreni, Founder Eggeclerate - 2018-08-14

As a business owner, tracking and keeping on top of company growth is a number one priority, especially in the early years of the business. But it’s important to focus on how those results co...

Silicon Valley investors eye cheap British technology - - 2018-08-14

In partnership with global law firm Penningtons Manches, ...

Artios completes £65m Series B investment round - - 2018-08-14

Arix Bioscience plc, a global healthcare and life science company supporting medical innovation, has announced that its Group Busine...

Octopus launches £20 million fundraise for AIM VCTs - - 2018-08-13

Octopus Investments, part of Octopus Group and the largest provider of venture capital trusts (VCTs) in the UK, has announced the launch...

Mediolanum Asset Management bolsters investment team - - 2018-08-13

Mediolanum Asset Management, the Irish asset management company of the Mediolanum Banking Group, has appointed Astrid S...

Half of British savers are suffering from ‘investophobia’ - - 2018-08-13

Inflation is currently running at 2.4% yet the best easy-access cash savings rate currently available is 1.33% Almost two-thirds (66%) of savers...

UCL Spin-out Hazy adds $1.8 million in seed funding - - 2018-08-13

Hazy, the London-based AI company enabling ethical, effortless and GDPR-compliant data sharing for responsible businesses, has announced an additional $1.8 million s...

PBD Biotech closes seed funding - - 2018-08-13

Bovine TB is one of a group of diseases caused by mycobacteria that has devastated the agricultural industry worldwide. Now UK agri-tech start-up PBT Biotech...

Time to cheer UK's world-class tax-efficient schemes - Andrew Aldridge, Deepbridge Capital - 2018-08-10

While the rumblings and political discontent continues around Brexit and the purported 'turmoil' the UK is in, according to Donald Trump anyway, it is sometimes prudent to take stock of what we're ...

NVM confident of scaling new heights with investment in The Climbing Hangar - - 2018-08-10

NVM Private Equity (NVM) has invested £3m of growth capital into leading indoor climbing business The Climbin...

New Tech Nation Board members, five new directors join from across the UK - - 2018-08-10

  Tech Nation has announced that five of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs and founders will join the Tech Nation...

Zopa secures £44m in fundraising as IPO rumours continue - Peer2Peer Finance News - 2018-08-10

ZOPA has raised £44m in the first stage of a new fundraising round, in the latest sign that the peer-to-peer lender is preparing to go public. Earlier this year, reports suggested tha...

OurCrowd named most active venture investor in Israel by PitchBook - - 2018-08-10

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HMRC receives record breaking 5.2bn from Inheritance tax - - 2018-08-09

HMRC have received a record breaking £5.2bn from inheritance tax for the 2017/2018 tax year, an eight percent increase, with London and the south east being the high...

Farmstand raises $3 million led by Kindred Capital - - 2018-08-09

Profit with purpose food company Farmstand raises $3 million to continue its mission to make a healthier plant-powered diet accessible to all F...

Call for Startups - - 2018-08-09

  Call for Startups - Apply to EBAN Winter Summit to Meet Hundreds of Business Angels, with Free Passes and Accommodation! The...

OurCrowd’s LABS/02 Partner with South Korea’s DTNI and Yozma - - 2018-08-09

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YFM Equity Partners invests £4.5m into growth of CPMS - - 2018-08-09

YFM Equity Partners (YFM), the specialist private equity fund manager, has invested £4.5m from its managed funds into Collaborative Project Man...

Ocean Polymers Launches New Venture to Invest in Recycling Solutions of Ocean Plastic within the Arabian Peninsula - - 2018-08-08

Ocean Polymers, a British recycling technology company, has announced its commitment to develop partnerships with companies which invest in technology an...

Invest with your head not your heart - Hannah Goldsmith, Goldsmith Financial Solutions - 2018-08-08

  We all want a secure financial future and to be able to fund the lifestyle we want for ourselves and our family.  One way of ga...

LittleBlackDress.co.uk exceeds £2.5m after latest investment - - 2018-08-08

Following hotly on the (kitten!) heels of Victoria Beckham, fashion icon Alesha Dixon, makes her own statement with fashion business littleblackdress.co.uk. The company has confirmed positive news ...

Crowd investors make 19x returns on Revolut investment - - 2018-08-08

  Crowd investors who invested in Revolut, Britain’s first digital banking unicorn, via Crowdcube, the world’s first and largest...

Calculus Capital invests £2m in Oxford BioTherapeutics - - 2018-08-08

Calculus Capital, the award-winning Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trust (VCT) specialist, has invested £2m in ...

YFM backs £10m MBO of DSP Database Managed Services - - 2018-08-07

YFM Equity Partners has backed the MBO of DSP Database Managed Services, a leading provider of database and da...

Insurtech raises £1.9m seed funding - - 2018-08-07

  FloodFlash, an insurtech startup that offers a new way for customers to insure previously u...

UK holiday park developer Coppergreen completes two major acquisitions - - 2018-08-07

  UK holiday park operator Coppergreen has acquired Kenwick Park Golf Hotel and Spa and Lodge Park in Lincolnshire and Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire, doubling...

UK’s largest online car repair marketplace secures £4m investment - - 2018-08-07

  The UK’s largest online car repair marketplace has secured £4 million from investors including Shell Ventures, Sir Trevor Chinn, Active Partners and Ven...

BGF invests £6.4m in web hosting company Miss Group - - 2018-08-07

High-growth Miss Group, a web hosting company, has received a £6.4m investment from ...

The Naked Deli’s world-first airport outlet at Newcastle - - 2018-08-06

Foresight portfolio company, The Naked Deli, has opened its world-first airport ...

Foresight extends debt funding line into Reward Finance Group - - 2018-08-06

Funds managed by Foresight Group LLP have provided an additional £10 ...

Nine realistic work perks every employee would love - - 2018-08-06

Free snacks, flexible working hours and paid-for fitness memberships have been named as three of the most realistic job perks business owners can introduce to keep staff hap...

AngelNews wine column: Modern Times – The Fog and the Heat - - 2018-08-06

Wine’s at a curious crossroads and the future is as foggy as an especially opaque Tyne morning.   ...

Bowmark Capital sells Nexus Vehicle Rental to Phoenix Equity Partners - - 2018-08-06

Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, has sold Nexus Vehicle Rental (N...

Oddbox kickstarts wonky veg revolution with £520k fund raise - - 2018-08-03

Oddbox, London’s biggest independent wonky fruit and veg box scheme, reached its crowdfunding target in record time to enable it to expand its unique s...

Braintrain2020 appoints Richard di Benedetto as Chairman - - 2018-08-03

  Richard di Benedetto has been appointed as a director and non-executive chairman of ...

Innovative finance ISAs take off after first ISA season - - 2018-08-03

Innovative Finance ISAs (IF ISAs) have seen significant take-up in the first year of being widely available to customers, according to data published by the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (...

BGF invests £6.3m into construction firm Molson - - 2018-08-03

Molson Construction Equipment, the UK’s largest distributor of capital equipment, has received a £6.3m inves...

TransferMate announces a €21m investment by ING - - 2018-08-03

TransferMate, a leading cross-border B2B payments technology solution, is delighted to announce today a €21 million i...

Grover raises €37 million in Series A funding - - 2018-08-03

The Berlin-based startup Grover, which offers pay-as-you-go subscriptions as an alternative to technology product ownership, has raised €37 milli...

Crowdcube records strongest ever quarter in Q2 2018 - - 2018-08-03

  Crowdcube, the world’s first and largest equity crowdfunding platform, has had its stronges...

HBAN angels get a 10 times return on Phorest investment - - 2018-08-02

  HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of busine...

How can we make our industry bigger and better asks EISA's Mark Brownridge - Mark Brownridge, EISA - 2018-08-02

Below then I have outlined some thoughts (musings in some cases) as to how we could make our industry bigger and better. Some of them are sensible, some wishful thinking, some I s...

Beauhurst: Craft beer investment – funding Britain’s hop-heads - - 2018-08-02

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Symvan Capital is a finalist at 2018 Growth Investor Awards - - 2018-08-02

Symvan Capital has been shortlisted for the Best EIS Investment Manager and Best SEIS Investment Manager awards at the 2018 Growth Investor Awards. These prestigious awards celebrate the UK’s...

Maven VCTs lead £2.5 million investment in Bright Network - - 2018-08-02

Maven Capital Partners has led the £2.5 million investment in Bright Netw...

P2PFA response to FCA proposals for P2P lending sector - - 2018-08-01

  The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has  published the next stage of the post-implementation review of peer-to-peer lending regulat...

Esme Loans partners with Pollen Street Capital to expand SME offering - - 2018-08-01

Esme Loans, the digital lending platform for SMEs and scale up businesses, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Pollen Street Capital...

Venture funding in the Silicon Fen - - 2018-08-01

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Calculus Capital invests £2m in CloudTrade - - 2018-08-01

Calculus Capital has invested £2m in software company CloudTrade. Clou...

Sangamo Therapeutics to acquire TxCell - - 2018-07-31

  Sangamo Thereapeutics, Inc. and TxCell S.A. have announced that they hav...

Bickering in the Workplace – Ten Most Common Reasons for Office Arguments - - 2018-07-31

Office workers have been warned to get along with their colleagues by avoiding the ten top reasons for workplace arguments. New research by experts from ...

Keywords Studios acquires Yokozuna Data - - 2018-07-31

    Keywords Studios, the international creative and technical servic...

AngelNews wine column - Bordeaux - - 2018-07-31

The curtain has long since been drawn on the 2017 Bordeaux primeurs campaign and merchants the world over are doing their damnedest to expunge all memory of it from their mi...

snap40 Raises $8 Million in Funding Led by ADV - - 2018-07-31

  snap40, an AI-enabled healthcare company with the mission to protect the health of e...

Startup Funding Club closes its 100th fund investment - - 2018-07-30

Startup Funding Club has invested £570K into Blue Skies Space Ltd alongside the London Co-Inves...

CrowdProperty funds £925k in under 10 minutes - - 2018-07-30

CrowdProperty, the property specialist peer-to-peer lender today funded a £925,000 residential property development project in 9 minutes and 51 se...

Beauhurst equity investment market update: H1 2018 - - 2018-07-30

Beauhurst presents its latest market update and analysis of all equity investment, ,which looks at every fundraising secured by the UK's high-growth businesses in the first half of 2018.  ...

BGF backs pioneering medical technology company Evo - - 2018-07-30

A surgical and high-precision engineering company that provides  bespoke full jaw dental implant solutions in a day to patients  has received a £4m inves...

PIMFA warns on the consequences of a no deal Brexit - - 2018-07-30

Following the fast-moving Brexit developments, ...

DYSIS Medical Raises £18 Million to Accelerate Growth - - 2018-07-27

 DYSIS Medical Ltd, the developer of the innovative DYSIS Ultra colposcope used in cervical cancer screen...

UKBAA research reveals investor attitudes to SME investment post-Brexit - - 2018-07-27

The UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) has released exclusive new research into the role that UK investors want SMEs to pl...

Arcinova secures £5m BGF investment - - 2018-07-27

BGF has invested £5m growth capital in Alnwick-based pharmaceutical company Arcinova fo...

London’s Fastest Growing Sectors in 2018 - - 2018-07-27

London’s economy has experienced strong growth over the past decade, according to Instant Offices. Their research found the three biggest bu...

Resonance fund boosted by West Midlands Police investment - - 2018-07-27

The Resonance West Midlands Social Investment Tax Relief Fund (WMSITR Fund), launched earlier this year, has just received a boost from the ...

By Miles closes £1m funding round led by JamJar Investments - - 2018-07-27

By Miles, the company offering drivers real time pay-as-you-go car insurance by the mile, has closed a £1m funding round led by ...

Carbon Fibre Preforms raises over £1m on Growthdeck - - 2018-07-26

Dudley-based Carbon Fibre Preforms as raised £1.078m via the private investor network ...

Nexus Investments launches EIS Scale-Up Fund - - 2018-07-26

Nexus Investments, a division of Harry Hyman’s Nexus Group,...

HiP Property insight on investing in the Real Estate Market - - 2018-07-26

Property finance platform HiP has released key insights and their expert opinion into what to consider when thinking about real estate invest...

£10m BGF investment for Mission Mars - - 2018-07-26

Mission Mars, the North West operator behind hospitality concepts including Albert's Schloss and ...

MEIF investment supports OnLogistics' aerospace expansion - - 2018-07-26

Tamworth-headquartered logistics firm, OnLogistics Ltd, is set to expand a number of its divisions, after receiving £350k from the Midla...

Green Angel Syndicate invests in subsea tech company Rovco - - 2018-07-25

Subsea services company, Rovco, is on track to rapidly grow its share of the global subsea market after securing angel investment. This will enable the...

Mercia backs £1.25m fund raising for W2 Global Data - - 2018-07-25

  A fast-growing South Wales fintech company has closed a £1.25million funding round backed by Mercia Fund ...

One third of new advisers in 2018 are re-hires - - 2018-07-25

Re-hires make up nearly a third of all financial advisers who have this year joined deVere Group, one of the world’s largest independent finan...

MeiraGTx raises $75 million in IPO - - 2018-07-25

A UCL Technology Fund investment,  MeiraGTx Holdings plc (Nasdaq:MGTX), a vertically integrated, ...

Blackfin Capital Partners closes €180 million fintech fund - - 2018-07-25

BlackFin Capital Partners has closed its BlackFin Tech 1 Fund at €180m at its final closing. Top-tier institutional investors have joined the existing ...

Jobs: Draper Esprit seeks Financial Client Services Assistant - - 2018-07-24

The manager of the highly rated Draper Esprit EIS funds is expanding its team.  This is a great opportunity to join a fast-expanding business.  The successful applicant will enjoy a clien...

P2P industry must look outside of London - Peer-2-Peer Finance News - 2018-07-24

PEER-TO-PEER lenders must extend their reach to businesses beyond London as the UK’s regions continue to be underserved by finance, according to the UK’s first small business commission...

IW Capital CEO encourages AI implementation - Luke Davies, CEO IW Capital - 2018-07-24

PriceWaterhouseCooper's report...

City of London Group teams up with CODE Investing to support UK SMEs - - 2018-07-24

City of London Group, the parent company of a group focused on providing finance to the SME sector and home reversion plans in the UK residential pro...

Draper Esprit AGM - - 2018-07-24

Draper Esprit, a leading venture capital firm investing in and developing high growth digital technology businesses, hosted its Annual Gene...

Introducing the AngelNews wine column - Caspar Bowes - Bowes Wine - 2018-07-24

From Dusty to Science – A Wine Journey Way back in a distant history shrouded in the mists of times past a solitary rip...

Top 20 Reasons Why Startups Fail - - 2018-07-23

It's hard to say goodbye. A compilation of startup failure post-mortems by founders and investors. Of his many failed experiments, Tho...

Mobeus-backed Advantedge Commercial Finance buys Henry Howard - - 2018-07-23

Advantedge Commercial Finance, a provider of invoice finance to UK based SMEs, has acquired Newport-based Henry Howard Cashflow Finance. Since ...

Seatfrog secures £4.5m led by Octopus Ventures - - 2018-07-23

Seatfrog, the technology company revolutionising rail and airline upgrades through liv...

MIA Exceeds Crowdfunding Target on Seedrs - - 2018-07-23

Bean-to-bar chocolate company MIA is celebrating after exceeding its crowdfunding target of £100,000 on the Seedrs ...

Kernel Capital leads investment in Datactics - - 2018-07-20

Kernel Capital has led an investment into D...

CB Insights / PWC Venture Capital Funding Report Q2 2018 - - 2018-07-20

PwC and CB Insights' Q2 2018 MoneyTree report highlights the latest tre...

BGF backs Sunderland-based SaleCycle - - 2018-07-20

SaleCycle, a high-growth behavioural marketing business whose clients include Tommy Hilfiger and Nike, has received an £11.5m investment from ...

Legaltech business Clarilis secures £3.1m of development capital - - 2018-07-20

NVM Private Equity has invested £3.1 million of growth capital into Midlands-based Clarilis, a high-growth tec...

Movebuubble closes successful crowd funding campaign - - 2018-07-20

Movebubble, London’s number one property rental platform, has raised just under £825,000 in funding, thanks to its successful e...

Raising investment this summer? How to close before the holiday season - Matthew Rowell, SeedLegals - 2018-07-20

Matthew Rowell, Head of Partnerships at SeedLegals offers some timely advice to companies looking to raise finance before the summer holidays....

Is it time you diversified your investments? - Christian Elmes, Enterprise IP - 2018-07-20

Christian Elmes, Enterprise Investment Partners When I think about investment portfolios, certain phrases spring to mind: hedge your bets; don&r...

Revised UK Corporate Governance Code published - - 2018-07-19

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Wistia raises $17 million to buyout investors - - 2018-07-19

Wistia, a video software provider for small and medium-sized businesses, today announces it has raised $17.3m in debt ...

Multi-asset portfolio favoured as global markets hang in the balance - - 2018-07-19

Investors must move towards diversifying their portfolio in light of tenuous U.S.-China relations, a Brexit deal that stands on the edge of a knife, and a looming shift in global markets, says...

HBAN scoops major European Business Angel Network Award - - 2018-07-19

HBAN, the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, has been crowned Globa...

NN Investment Partners publishes investor sentiment report on Alternative Credit - - 2018-07-19

NN Investment Partners has released its full investor sentiment report looking at Alternative Credit.  You can access the rep...

Adviser industry at risk of neglecting future clients, warns Sanlam UK - - 2018-07-18

New research reveals advisers are missing chance to win inherited pots because they are neglecting under-45 segment of the market &...

How to Spot a Star in the Workplace - - 2018-07-18

Business owners are being advised of the top qualities to look out for amongst their workforce in order to recognise and reward their very best employees. The office exper...

NPIF - Maven Equity Finance invests £750,000 in Extreme Low Energy - - 2018-07-18

NPIF Maven Equity Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), and ...

Seedrs launches AutoInvest - - 2018-07-18

Leading equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs have announced a pioneering move for the sector with the launch of its new product ...

BGF backs high-growth Click Travel with multi million investment - - 2018-07-18

BGF has backed tech-focused Click Travel, Britain’s fastest growing business travel...

Four ways entrepreneurs cope with the fear of failure - - 2018-07-18

A new study has uncovered four strategies entrepreneurs use to cope with the fear of failure. Fail fast and often is the constant refrain of the lean start-up movement and many others...

Crypto is ‘undeniably’ mainstream as watchdog backs Bitcoin - - 2018-07-18

Cryptocurrencies are now “undeniably part of mainstream finance”, affirms the boss of one of the world’s largest independent financial services organisations. The bold sta...

Beyond the pitch: Moving towards the deal - Adrian Lloyd, Episode 1 - 2018-07-17

  So, you’ve thrown everything at your pitch. Your pitch deck was concise and compelling. You managed to get in front of a VC. Y...

Univercells raises €16m led by Global Health Investment Fund - - 2018-07-17

Investment proceeds will support commercialization of the company’s breakthrough biologics manufacturing technology Univ...

Camtronics complete management buy-out with £400,000 succession funding - - 2018-07-17

Camtronics Vale Limited have completed a management buy-out with the support of a £400,000 loan from the Development ...

Economic Intelligence Wales to address gap in Welsh SME finance data - - 2018-07-17

Economy Secretary Ken Skates has launched a new research unit tasked with addressing the gap in Welsh SME finance data. ...

Shieldpay expands its international footprint into the US - - 2018-07-17

UK fintech scale-up Shieldpay has launched in the United States (US) with car classified site, AutoClassics.com ...

SilverStreet awarded ‘Ethical Investor of the Year’ - - 2018-07-17

SilverStreet Capital, a leading investor across the agricultural value chain, has been awarded ...

Beringea completes sale of Watchfinder to Richemont - - 2018-07-17

    Beringea, the international growth capital investor, has completed the sale of its s...

Sight Diagnostics Launches OLO - - 2018-07-16

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Beauhurst launches 'Foreign investment in high-growth companies' report - - 2018-07-16

Beauhurst publishes its 'Foreign investment in high-growth companies' report 2017 was a record year for foreign investment into t...

Maven makes new appointment to North East investment team - - 2018-07-16

Senior investment professional brings over 15 years’ investment and banking experience strengthening the expanding North East team...

Maven leads £2.8 million investment in Lending Works - - 2018-07-16

  Maven Capital Partners has completed a £2 million investment in Lending Works, a leading UK peer-to-peer lender. The total transacti...

British Business Bank launches £40m fund for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly SMEs - - 2018-07-16

The British Business Bank has launched the £40m Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Investment Fund ...

Equity Finance for UK smaller companies bounces back - - 2018-07-16

Total equity investment increased by 89% to a record £5.9bn invested in UK smaller businesses in 2017 Investment va...

British Business Bank new £300m ENABLE guarantee for Barclays - - 2018-07-16

The British Business Bank has announced a new £300m ENABLE guarantee to help Barclays Bank increase their provision of flexible asset finance to smaller businesses looking to invest in vehicl...

HBAN scoops major European Business Angel Network Award - - 2018-07-13

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiat...

Lending Works secures new capital boost - - 2018-07-13

  Lending Works, the leading UK peer-to-peer lender, has received a £2.8 million capital injection, a...

Tech entrepreneurs: Does your firm pass the Grandma test? - Norman Molyneux, Acceleris Capital - 2018-07-13

Tech entrepreneurs looking for investment in their early stage businesses need to pass the "grandma test" if they want to be successful. That's the view of Norman Molyneux, founder and CEO ...

Oura Health moves to 12.5M€ in total private funding - - 2018-07-13

Oura Health, the Finnish health technology company behind the Oura ring, has moved its total private funding to 12.5M€ after the closure of a round led by U...

EISA signs Women in Finance Charter - - 2018-07-13

The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA), representing the many companies and investors that have benefited fro...

Cybertonica Wins EUR 100,000 Venture Capital Award - - 2018-07-13

Cybertonica, a fast-growth AI technology offering cross-channel real-time risk and fraud solutions, and fellow UK-based start-up Railsbank, h...

Social-commerce fashion app 21Buttons closes $17M funding - - 2018-07-12

Social-commerce fashion app 21Buttons has raised $17M Series B funding led by Idinvest P...

SME Growth Tracker: growth forecast in some sectors despite declining confidence - - 2018-07-12

Small British manufacturers expected to accelerate revenue growth to +2.2% in coming year, with financial services SMEs expected to grow +1.9% Q2 2018 SME Growth Track...

Trump’s trade war to trigger a “chain reaction of negative events” says deVere - - 2018-07-12

Trump’s escalation of the trade war is going to triggr a “chain reaction of negative events around the world,” warns the boss of one of the world’s largest independent finan...

Survey highlights SMEs concerns over Brexit - Stefano Maifreni, Eggcelerate - 2018-07-12

From the statistics, it’s clear that businesses are putting on hold significant projects with fears of uncertainty due to Brexit. In this case, research and ...

Tax rules for business visitors don't go far enough - - 2018-07-12

Proposals put forward by the government on employment tax compliance and reporting obligations for those coming to the UK for short business trips do not go far enough and may adversely affect smal...

NorthEdge Capital SME fund hits £120m - - 2018-07-12

NorthEdge Capital has closed its NorthEdge Capital SME Fund I, LP at its £120 million hard cap. The Fund was raised from existing investors and enab...

Alternative finance secures future of Mumbles Pier - - 2018-07-11

A 19th-century icon of the Welsh coast is being developed for the 21st century, thanks to funding from alternative finance provider ...

Mediolanum Asset Management Appoints Christophe Jaubert - - 2018-07-11

Mediolanum Asset Management, the Irish asset management company of the Mediolanum Banking Group, has announced the appointment of Christophe Jaubert as its new Hea...

Keywords Studios announces Senior Management Team changes - - 2018-07-11

Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, today announces that it has made some key appointme...

Bregal Milestone closes €400m pan-European fund - - 2018-07-11

Bregal Investments has announced that it has secured a €400 million capital commitment for Bregal Miles...

Guernsey launches world-first regulated green fund product - - 2018-07-11

Guernsey has launched a world-first regulated green fund product.  The move is part of Guernsey’s plans to become the ‘go-to’ international finance centre for green fina...

Mind Gym AIM IPO - - 2018-07-11

The London office of international law firm Winston & Strawn represented&nb...

Cutting Edge Solutions acquires Majenta PLM with backing from BGF - - 2018-07-11

Cutting Edge Solutions has acquired Majenta PLM to create the largest value-added reseller of Siemens c...

Paragon Group acquires Imprimus - - 2018-07-10

Paragon Group, the leading provider of customer communications, identification and graphics services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of ...

Atomico expands team with ex Uber and Google managers - - 2018-07-10

Atomico has been saying for some time that the European technology ecosystem is at an inflection point, but 2018 is the year Europe turned that corner. When Atomico started, very few ...

Blick Rothenberg on draft Finance Bill - - 2018-07-10

The publication of the draft Finance Bill 2019 marks a new approach to introducing tax legislation, following the revised timetable for the annual Budget, adopted by Philip Hammond last year, says ...

ClearlySo client capital raising activity doubles as impact investing enters mainstream - - 2018-07-10

ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank, announced today that client capital raising activity has doubled since 2...

EBAN 2017 Compendium of Fiscal Incentives - - 2018-07-10

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S&P Private Equity Market Snapshot - - 2018-07-10

  EMEA Attracting Mega Deals: Aggregate capital deployed into EMEA totalled €40bn during our study period of April 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018,...

Booksy raises $13.2 million - - 2018-07-09

Booksy, the world’s largest and fastest growing booking app for appointment-based beauty businesses, has announced that it has secured $13.2 million (£...

Capitama investment capacity exceeds £10bn - - 2018-07-09

Capitama, the global direct private investment platform for sophisticated and professional investors, has today announced that its members have exceeded £1...

NPIF - Maven Equity Finance invests £1m in tech platform MirrorWeb - - 2018-07-09

NPIF - Maven Equity Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, managed by Maven Capital Partners, has com...

Keywords Studios launches Keywords Ventures - - 2018-07-09

Keywords Studios has announced that it has established Keywords Ventures which will make modest investments in innovative techn...

Henley Business Angels backs Mimica Lab - - 2018-07-09

Mimica Lab, a business that produces award-winning technology designed to reduce waste in perishable products such as food and pharmaceuticals, have receive...

Story Terrace crowdfunds £500K on Seedrs - - 2018-07-09

After launching an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, ...

Timing the Perfect Exit - Martin Sherwood, Enterprise IP - 2018-07-06

By Martin Sherwood, Partner, Enterprise Investment Partners Other than the contracted exit schemes which were abolished many y...

EBAN Elects New Board of Directors - - 2018-07-06

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5 questions to ask before you put your savings with a P2P lender - Michael Lynn, Relendex - 2018-07-06

Before you invest your hard-earned savings into a peer to peer lender, here are five key questions that you should be asking to give you the best chance of seeing returns on your money, says Michae...

Calling Angels: please take part in the UKBAA poll - - 2018-07-06

UKBAA is working with Big Society Capital ...

Envestors' portfolio company CHARGEMASTER acquired by BP for £128.9m. - - 2018-07-06

Having introduced £15.3m of equity between 2010-2018, this represents a return of £42,686,301 for 50 members of the ENVESTORS private network and two introduced Funds....

CamBioScience Receives Investment from Henley Business Angels - - 2018-07-06

CamBioScience, an e-learning company that provides intensive training courses in breakthrough life science technologies, has received investment from th...

PBD Biotech gains funding to fuel overseas expansion - - 2018-07-06

To meet the growing international demand for its rapid, sensitive test for mycobacterial disease, PBD Biotech is to establish a Canadian subsidiary in Saskatoon to support its first overseas c...

MMC Ventures backs Signal Media's $16 million series B - - 2018-07-06

A.I.-powered reputation management and decision support platform, Signal Media, has announced a $16 million series B funding round. The funding round...

Nasstar’s FD listed in CEO Today Business Women of the Year Awards 2018 - - 2018-07-05

Nasstar has announced that its Financial Director, Niki Redwood has today been recognised as part of the CEO T...

UK leads the race in Europe's record year of tech investment - - 2018-07-05

The UK’s tech industry is leading the way in the creation of billion-dollar businesses despite Brexit fears, according to research released today by technology investment bank ...

Nine BGF investments listed in LSE 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain - - 2018-07-05

Nine companies backed by BGF are listed in the London Stock Exchange Group's 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2018, including Medigold&n...

Crowd Reactive acquires Excelerated Apps - - 2018-07-05

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NVM leads investment in Newcells Biotech - - 2018-07-05

NVM Private Equity has invested £1.5 million of growth capital into Newcastle based hiPSC company Newcells Bio...

Draper Esprit and Earlybird Digital West announce strategic partnership - - 2018-07-05

Draper Esprit and the Earlybird Digital West partner group have entered into a Strategic Partnership Agreement to share d...

Why do EIS managers do what we do? - Andrew Aldridge, Deepbridge Capital - 2018-07-05

By Andrew Aldridge, Deepbridge Capital Regardless of our profession or objectives, there are always problems to overcome and solutions to be ...

easyCoffee receives £10m investment from Stellar - - 2018-07-05

easyCoffee’s plan to roll out 800 vending machines nationally in the next year have been given a boost following a £10 million investment by ...

Parkwalk backs $7m funding for Silicon Microgravity - - 2018-07-04

Silicon Microgravity (SMG), a spin-out from both BP and the University of Cambridge, has raised $7 million from IP ...

Livingbridge exits Portman Dental Care - - 2018-07-04

Livingbridge has sold its stake in Portman Dental Care, the fastest growing, privately led dental g...

Global venture capital funds continue strong performance - eFront - 2018-07-04

Venture capital funds globally continued their strong run of performance over recent years in the first quarter of 2018, with a near-record return of 1.45x, according to data from ...

UK is world’s least-loved major market – but it’s not all Brexit’s fault - - 2018-07-04

The UK is the world’s least-loved major market – but it’s not all Brexit’s fault, affirms a leading analyst at one of the world’s largest independent financial organis...

Rcapital supports Havelock to secure over 300 jobs - - 2018-07-04

Rcapital, the private investment firm, has backed Scottish shopfitter Havelock, based in Kirkcaldy, Fife.&nb...

Ardenton Capital backs PP Control & Automation - - 2018-07-04

Manchester-based Ardenton Capital has backed PP Control and Automation in the...

iBAN digital wallet will create decentralised banking system - - 2018-07-03

iBAN, a UK-based company which raised funds on Seedrs in 2017, plans to launch iBAN Wallet - a digital alterna...

Other Mind Closes Seed Funding Round - - 2018-07-03

Other Mind, Inc. the first intelligent assistant that simplifies your digital life, has closed its seed funding...

Beringea backs Aistemos - - 2018-07-03

  Aistemos, the leading provider of patent analytics software, has today announced it has secured an investment of £3m. Beringea, the international growth capital investor, led t...

UK plc debt soars to record high - - 2018-07-03

UK plc debts hit all-time high of £390.7bn This is up 69% since the debt low point in 2010/11, an increase of £159.6b...

Cash is king: Funding, runways & not going bust - Simon Murdoch, Episode 1 - 2018-07-03

Companies only go bust when they run out of cash. That might seem like the most obvious statem...

Livingbridge invests in online investment platform Munnypot - - 2018-07-03

Many people in the UK are currently unable to access investment advice because the minimum investment values are prohibitively high and the fees too steep. Munny...

Seneca exits Gear4Music with 5.2x return to investors - - 2018-07-03

Seneca provided a cornerstone growth capital investment to support the Gear4music IPO in June 2015. Since inves...

Beringea sells Chargemaster to BP - - 2018-07-02

Chargemaster is the operator of the UK’s largest EV charging network and the leading supplier of EV charging infrastructure. ...

Mercia backed VirtTrade secures Formula 1 deal - - 2018-07-02

Mercia Technologies investment, VirtTrade, has secured a partnership with Formula 1 to join its growi...

NPIF-Mercia Debt Finance funding for Aztec Oils - - 2018-07-02

A Derbyshire industrial lubricants specialist has secured a £250,000 loan to support its growth from ...

Warburg Pincus leads $60m funding for BitSight - - 2018-07-02

BitSight, the Global Standard in Security Ratings, has closed $60 million in Series D funding, bringing the company’s total funding to $155 million...

Tech spinout Gigglebyte will be part of Shepherds Bush Comedy Festival - - 2018-07-02

Gigglebyte, a series of tech talks, workshops, panel discussions and events, will be part of the Shepherds Bush Comedy Festival from 24 - 27 July. The re-imagined festival will return this ...

The benefits of building not just for potential homeowners - Lisa Best, Oxford Capital - 2018-07-02

By Lisa Best, Oxford Capital Building more homes in the UK is an urgent prio...

MDF Recovery secures angel funding - - 2018-07-02

A North Wales company that is developing a world-first technology to recycle MDF waste has received new funding of £165,000 from a group of business angels. ...

Interview with Green Angel Syndicate's Simon Acland - - 2018-07-02

Interview with Simon Acland, Founder, Green Angel Syndicate  What is your background, before the world of G...

Oxford Capital launches Residential Development Bond - - 2018-06-29

Specialist investment manager Oxford Capital has announced the launch of its Residential Development Bond. It is a co-investment alongside Oxford Capital managed funds, allowi...

Healthtech start-up secures £200k NPIF investment - - 2018-06-29

A Hull healthtech start-up which has developed an award-winning device to enhance mental wellbeing has secured a £200,000 investment from ...

NPIF - Maven Equity Finance invests £12m since launch - - 2018-06-29

Growing investment portfolio supported by hire of senior investment professionals adds to Maven’s strong presence across the North of England with two recent...

Chelverton invests £1 million in iDefigo - - 2018-06-29

Chelverton Asset Management, a specialist investor in sub-FTSE 100 quoted equities and unquoted SMEs, has completed its third transaction of 2018 on beha...

Revealed: the best places to launch a tech startup - - 2018-06-29

SmallBusinessPrices.co.uk has compiled a list of the top 5 rising tec...

Bosch venture capital marks 10 years of investing in innovation - - 2018-06-29

Ten years of investment, ten years of innovation: over the past decade, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC) has made a string of succes...

Investors look to human-less tech in 2018 says UKBAA - - 2018-06-29

The UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) has commissioned a new nationwide study to analyse the sentiment of investors towar...

BGF invests £6.25m into Apex Housing Group - - 2018-06-29

Apex Housing Group, an innovative airspace property developer, has received a £6.25m investment from ...

Investment Opportunity in Jupiter Diagnostics - - 2018-06-29

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Businesses urged to consider China expansion - - 2018-06-28

  Sam Quawasmi, co-founder of global equity crowdfunding platform Eureeca, is urging UK and European businesses to take advantage of Chin...

First innovation loans offered to businesses improving smart cities and transport - - 2018-06-28

Innovate UK has offered £8 million to 13 businesses developing innovative solutions for the UK’s urban infrast...

YOOBIC to expand into US as it raises $25m - - 2018-06-28

  YOOBIC, whose platform provides real-time monitoring of retail operations, has raised $25m (£18.8m) of new funding. The round was led by Insight Venture Partners, a...

£150k Mercia funding helps Universal Coatings on path to growth - - 2018-06-28

A Doncaster engineering firm which made the steel walkways for the sports complex in the 2012 Olympics has secured a £150,000 loan from ...

New draft template to help distributors meet MiFID II responsibilities - - 2018-06-28

PIMFA, the UK wealth management and financial advice association and TISA, the investmen...

UK tops Savills Investment Management’s 2018 Dynamic Cities index - - 2018-06-28

London and Cambridge occupy first and second places, with Oxford ranking eighth UK cities represent 5 of Europe’s top 20 dynamic...

Investor Confidence declined in June says State Street Index - - 2018-06-28

State Street Global Exchange has released the results of the State Street Investor Confidence Index® (ICI) for Jun...

Peter Cowley appointed EBAN President - - 2018-06-28

  The European Business Angel Network (EBAN), which is the pan-European community for the early stage investors covering over 150 member organizations...

IQ Capital launches £125m Fund to scale early stage deeptech companies - - 2018-06-28

Leading deeptech VC, IQ Capital, has held the first close of its £125m third fund, IQ Capital Fund III, at £92 million. The fund will invest at Seed ...

Polaris divests Louis Poulsen to Investindustrial - - 2018-06-28

  Louis Poulsen has developed strongly under Polaris’ ownership since 2014, generating considerable rev...

Top 10 tips on how to grow a tech start-up - Dr Graham Davies, Mercia - 2018-06-27

By Dr Graham Davies, Investment Director at Mercia With around 63,000 digital technology jobs, Manchester is now the single bigg...

EIS and VCTs will aid UK's 'fourth industrial revolution' - Tom Hopkins, Kin Capital - 2018-06-27

By Tom Hopkins, Kin Capital Theresa May stood outside Jodrell B...

Kuber Ventures: CGT Deferral demystified - - 2018-06-27

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Inflexion names three new investment partners - - 2018-06-27

Inflexion Private Equity has announced the appointment of Irina Hemmers as a Partner. Irina will lead the TMT team, building on Inflexion’s long h...

Medopad, Perfect Ward & Inhealthcare join Pfizer Healthcare Hub - - 2018-06-27

Pfizer Ltd has announced that Medopad, Perfect Ward and Inhealthcare have been selected to be part of the Pfizer Healthcare Hub: London. ...

Triptease raises additional $4m from BGF - - 2018-06-27

Triptease, a travel SaaS startup which helps hotels to get more direct bookings and bring hospitality online, has raised  $4m of additi...

Celonis riases $50m series B funding - - 2018-06-27

Celonis, the global market leader in process mining software, has raised $50 million in Series B funding from existing investors ...

TourRadar annouces $50 series C funding - - 2018-06-27

TourRadar, the largest OTA in the multi-day touring market, announced today a US$50m Series C, led by TCVwith partic...

Albion Capital leads £2.4m round for uMotif - - 2018-06-27

uMotif, the data capture company putting patients at the centre of clinical research, has raised £2.4 million in its latest funding round led by ...

LitBAN makes first investment in Oxipit - - 2018-06-26

Lithuanian Business Angels Network (LitBAN), together with Co-Investment Fund “Koinvesticinis...

Maven backs BioAscent with £1.6 million investment - - 2018-06-26

  Maven Capital Partners has completed a £1.6 million investment in ...

Seedrs Secondary Market 1 year on - - 2018-06-26

Seedrs announces record levels of trading in its first year operating a secondary market and what’s next for the product. In the twelve months since laun...

MyTutor Top Of The Class With New Mobeus-Led Investment - - 2018-06-26

Mobeus Equity Partners has led the £5 million Series B, investing £3.6 million, with participation from all MyTutor’s existing high-p...

MYCS secures €10m led by Beringea - - 2018-06-26

MYCS, the European leader in personalised furniture ec...

Three rules for business success - - 2018-06-26

By Angelika Burawska The journey from business concept to successful exit is long and full of obstacles. Even the best entrepreneurs...

Resonance backed Launchpad Loan Helps Educate and Support Domestic Abuse Victims in Devon - - 2018-06-26

The Community Interest Company ‘Led By Dreams’ (LBD) is the recipient of the third launchpad loan from the Health & Wellbeing Challenge Fund (...

Businesses should embrace exporting - - 2018-06-26

By Chris Manson is Chief Executive of Newable ...

CW seeks innovative start-ups connecting the digital world - - 2018-06-25

CW (Cambridge Wireless) announces the launch of its annual ...

Tech entrepreneur named finalist at English Women’s Awards 2018 - - 2018-06-25

The CEO of Midland-based ...

BNP selects Link Asset Services for its SME Alt Fi platform - - 2018-06-25

BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has appointed Link Asset Services ...

Sophie Birch joins BGF’s Talent Network - - 2018-06-25

BGF has appointed Sophie Birch to its Talent Network team, which helps BGF-backed companies gain unparalleled access to a group of more than 5,000 board-level no...

Seedcamp backed Labstep raises £1m - - 2018-06-25

Labstep, the platform for researchers that captures real-time scientific data and connects lab groups enabling information sharing...

UKBAA 2018 Angel Investment Award Winners - - 2018-06-25

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Digital mapping company Gaist receives £2.7m investment from BGF - - 2018-06-25

A  highways technology company which has amassed a huge library of data about the UK’s road network has secured a £2.7m investment from BGF to ...

Downing Ventures leads £5.4m investment in Live Better With - - 2018-06-22

Live Better With, a healthcare e-commerce platform founded by entrepreneur Tamara Rajah with the aim of helping people with long-term medical conditions, h...

AdoRx Therapeutics announces $10m funding - - 2018-06-22

AdoRx Therapeutics, a UK based drug discovery company focused on the identification of new cancer therapeutics, today announced tha...

30% of young Brits feel UCAS options are not relevant - - 2018-06-22

The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) has commissioned a new nationwide sentiment study to analyse those that constitute the future...

Seven Things to Consider Before Relocating Your Business - - 2018-06-22

Business owners are being supplied with useful advice in order to help them keep the stress of relocating their business to a minimum. The team of commercial property expe...

DevOpsGroup raises £3m from BGF - - 2018-06-22

BGF has invested £3m of growth capital into Cardiff-headquartered DevOpsGroup...

Archangels named UKBAA lead syndicate of the year - - 2018-06-22

Archangels, the Edinburgh-based business angel syndicate, has been recognised as the UK’s Lead Angel Investment Syndicate of the Year by the UK Busi...

Rcapital backs MBO of UK aviation specialist CHS - - 2018-06-22

Rcapital has supported the MBO of CHS Engineering Services Limited from its former private equity i...

Oxford Capital backs £3.4m funding for on-demand coach travel firm Sn-ap - - 2018-06-21

TravelTech company Sn-ap has raised £3.4m in a round led by ADV and Oxford Capital. Sn-ap is an intercity coach travel company, which allows passe...

Calverton Finance accredited by British Business Bank's EFG programme - - 2018-06-21

Calverton Finance Ltd (Calverton), the Invoice Finance specialist, has become an accredited lender under the British Business Bank’s Enterprise Fin...

European venture capital investment hits ten-year high of €6.4 billion - - 2018-06-21

European venture capital investment rached its highest amount in a decade with €6.4 billion in 2017, according to Invest Europe. ...

Polaris invests in IT consultancy ProData Consult - - 2018-06-21

  Polaris has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority shareholding in ProData Cons...

UK businesses set for export boost says Smith & Williamson - - 2018-06-21

Smith & Williamson study finds 47% of UK SMEs predict their turnover from exports will rise in the next 12 months, while just one in ten (12%) believe overseas revenue ...

DN Capital’s Nenad Marovac appointed as Invest Europe Chair - - 2018-06-21

Invest Europe announces that Nenad Marovac will be its Chair for 2018 to 2019. Founder and Managing Partner of global early-stage venture firm DN Capital, ...

Smart Tech Tools That Can Transform Your Business - - 2018-06-21

QuoteMyEnergy Study illustrates how the latest smart technology can assist busin...

Edison comment: Earnings revisions: No sign of a trade war (yet) - - 2018-06-21

  US estimates rising again while Europe and UK remain stable In our view developed market equities remain in a benign de-rating phase, moving only sidew...

Matr raises £4.75 million for AI teaching platform - - 2018-06-21

  Matr, the online teaching platform, has announced it has closed a £4.75 million Series A investment round led by the UCL Technology ...

Top 5 Social Media Trends of 2018 - Kristina Skindelyte, Blue Oceans PR - 2018-06-20

By Kristina Skindelyte, Blue Oceans PR Social media waits for no brand. And just like everything internet-related, it changes fast. The Cambridge Analytica scandal, Mark Zu...

Maven Capital Partners expands Midlands Engine Investment Fund team - - 2018-06-20

Maven Capital Partners has further strengthened its Midlands team with the appointment of senior investment specialists ...

British Business Bank publishes UK Business Angel Market report - - 2018-06-20

UK Business Angel Market report published by the...

Enterprise backed Transcend to produce paper straws for McDonald’s - - 2018-06-20

Transcend Packaging has been selected to produce eco-friendly paper straws for McDonald’s UK and Ireland. Transcend was founded as a ...

Accelerating Automation - Robert Whitby-Smith, Albion Capital - 2018-06-20

By Robert Whitby-Smith, Albion Capital The relentless pace of automation will increase in 2018. Whilst automation and technological inn...

Transport and building innovations are the green investment priority, reveals Chris Stark - Green Angel Syndicate - 2018-06-20

To mark its first anniversary, Green Angel Syndicate asked Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change, to present his organisation’s ...

Eight Advisory hires two senior partners in continued UK office expansion - - 2018-06-20

  Eight Advisory, a leading financial and operational consultancy firm specialising in transactio...

Micrima raises £4.4 million for screening technology - - 2018-06-19

Micrima, the Bristol-based breast imaging company, has raised £4.4 million in additional equity funding led by ...

CoInvestor launches Integration with Intelliflo’s ‘Intelligent Office’ Software - - 2018-06-19

CoInvestor, the platform digitising alternative asset transactions for advisers, fund managers, and private investors, has integrated its technolo...

Rimilia joins select Microsoft ScaleUp programme to drive global expansion - - 2018-06-19

Rimilia, a leading global intelligent financial automation software provider, has announced a collaboration with Microsoft after being accepted onto the current cohort of the select ...

A hawk in doves clothing - Heartwood Investment Management - 2018-06-19

By Graham Bishop is Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management ...

Gospel raises £1.4m from LocalGlobe - - 2018-06-19

Gospel Technology, a blockchain software startup that has been working with one of the UK’s biggest aerospace and defence manufacturers to develop a proof of concept to improve record keeping...

Imperial College Business School’s MSc Finance enters the global top 10 - - 2018-06-19

Imperial College Business School has entered the world’s top ten for the first time in today’s ...

Panaseer raises $10m Series A funding - - 2018-06-19

Panaseer, a cyber security software company, today announced it has secured $10 million in Series A funding. The financing round was led by&nbs...

Investors favour of human advisors - IW Capital - 2018-06-19

IW Capital - the debt and equity investment specialist - has launched their new nationally representative report revealing th...

Digital therapy company Healios raises £2.2m in latest funding - - 2018-06-18

Healios, the digital therapy company for mental health, has raised £2.2m ($3m) in its latest funding round, led by investors ...

Telemos Capital completes first UK investment with Lovehoney - - 2018-06-18

    Telemos Capital, an evergreen investment company, has completed its acquisition of a majo...

InvestCloud Inc. acquires rplan Limited for $20 million - - 2018-06-18

    InvestCloud Inc, a global FinTech ...

Farmdrop close £10m funding round - - 2018-06-18

Farmdrop has closed a £10 million Series B investment, at roughly five times the share price of the 2014 CrowdCube, in which the company ...

Rcapital completes hat-trick of deals in a week - - 2018-06-18

    Rcapital, the private equity firm, has completed a hat-trick of deals across its invest...

Biomedical industry in Catalonia raises €102 million in investment in 2017 - - 2018-06-18

  Catalan biomedical companies attracted €102 million in investment in 2017, with €3.4 million per operation, on average. This will allow them to push...

UK & India business and Gov't delegates meet for UK-India Week - - 2018-06-18

  Senior UK figures will join their counterparts from India for high-level engagements and celebrations of the bond between the two countries throughout the inaugural UK-India We...

Smaller financial firms likely to struggle with ‘game changing’ GDPR - Nigel Green, deVere Group - 2018-06-15

  General Data Protection Regulation is a ‘game changer’ for the financial services industry and many small firms are unlikely to be fully compliant with the new...

British spacetech pioneer Oxford Space Systems secures £6.7m in funding - - 2018-06-15

Check out this video of how the technology works: https://vimeo.com/183350499  ...

InMotion launches unlimited motoring subscription car service - - 2018-06-15

  Carpe is a new, all-inclusive car subscription service offering customers hassle-free access to brand new Jaguar a...

Maven leads £2.7 million investment in Orchidsoft - - 2018-06-15

Maven Capital Partners has led the £2.7 million investment in intranet software specialists Orchi...

Mubadala to launch $400 million European tech fund - - 2018-06-15

  Mubadala Investment Company of Abu Dhabi, is to create a $400 million fund to i...

BGF backed MuscleFood wins top award - - 2018-06-15

  Healthy food retailer MuscleFood.com has been crowned specialist online food retailer of the year at The Grocer Gold Awards....

CW’s new Special Interest Group is open for business - - 2018-06-14

CW (Cambridge Wireless) has announced the launch of a new Special Interest Group (...

Eight Advisory hires former EY Senior Partner - - 2018-06-14

Eight Advisory, a leading financial and operational consultancy firm specialising in transactions, restructuring and transformation, has hired former EY s...

Global growth momentum gathers pace says EY report - EY - 2018-06-14

Middle market companies across the globe are significantly more optimistic about business conditions and opportunities than last year, according to the findings of the annual ...

London: among the top 5 most expensive cities for relocation - - 2018-06-14

Furnished apartment search engine, Nestpick, has released a study revealing the first month l...

Maven managed Greater Manchester Loan Fund invests £750K Shield Safety - - 2018-06-14

The Greater Manchester Loan Fund, managed by Maven Capital Partn...

NIPF invests £2 million in Pimberly - - 2018-06-14

  Manchester-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, ...

Agorai unveils £20m investment in UK AI market - - 2018-06-14

Agorai, an integrated marketplace for Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools and the data assets that fuel them, is announcing it has committed to invest £20 ...

Reasons to consider tax-efficient solutions early - Andrew Aldridge, Deepbridge - 2018-06-14

When considering tax-efficient investments, advisers and clients should be fully aware that investments are in unquoted stocks which are therefore likely to be high risk and illiquid. Therefore, th...

Ascension Ventures and Unicorn India Ventures to launch UK’s first cross border UK-India EIS fund - - 2018-06-14

Ascension Ventures and Unicorn India Ventures partner to launch the UK’s first cross border UK-India E...

UKBAA backs International Business Festival - - 2018-06-13

The International Business Festival is underway in Liverpool, with UKBAA as Investment Partner.&n...

Downing Ventures adds two companies to its portfolio - - 2018-06-13

Downing Ventures has recently welcomed Cambridge Touch Technologies and Masters of Pieto its portfolio. Downing has made its first investment in the virtual...

Private equity in emerging markets: worth the risk? - eFront - 2018-06-13

Emerging market private equity funds offer institutional investors diversification, differentiated return drivers and an exposure to sector and geographical areas not accessible through stock excha...

Ruroc receives £3m BGF investment - - 2018-06-13

Trailblazing action sports protection brand Ruroc has received a £3m investment from ...

Foresight invests £2 million in Epistem MBO - - 2018-06-13

Foresight Group has announced an investment of £2 million supporting the management buy-out of the contract researc...

Ten Signs You Need a New Job - Chris Meredith, CEO LondonOffices.com - 2018-06-13

Workers that regularly endure the ‘Sunday Afternoon Blues’ and suffer nightmares about their jobs are being warned that it could be time to jump ship and find a new role. ...

PEI Media has been acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital - - 2018-06-13

Livingstone’s Media & Technology sector team has advised the shareholders of PEI Media, incl...

British Business Bank launches online information hub - - 2018-06-13

British Business Bank has launched a new interactive ...

UK equities: still cautious but seeing opportunities in our home market - Michael Stanes, Heartwood Investment Management - 2018-06-12

  Michael Stanes, Investment Director, Heartwood Investment Management ...

Development Bank of Wales launches £20m fund to support Welsh tech companies - - 2018-06-12

  The Development Bank of Wales has launched a new £20 million Wales Technology Seed Fund...

Idinvest appoints Nicolas Debock as Investment Director - - 2018-06-12

  Idinvest Partners, a leading investor in SMEs across Europe, today announces the appointment of N...

Are Investors and Entrepreneurs species ahead of their time? - The Invested Investor - 2018-06-12

  The Invested Investor, a social enterprise aiming to increase the success rate of early-stage start-ups, recently in...

deVere expands Italy division with new offices in Rome - - 2018-06-12

  Soaring demand for specialist cross-border financial advice has prompted one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations to la...

Mindfulnesstech and my quest for entrepreneurial zen - Arthur Krebbers - 2018-06-12

By Arthur Krebbers How can you make your mind your biggest entrepreneurial ally? Mindfulness-pre...

Bowmark Capital backs buy-out of The Instant Group - - 2018-06-12

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

Jenson invests in EBar Initiatives - - 2018-06-12

Jenson has made an investment from the Jenson SEIS and EIS Fund 2017/18 in EBar Initiatives Limited. Jenson led an investment syndicate alongside Scottish investors including angel investor groups ...

Newable launches consultancy to develop export sales - - 2018-06-11

Newable, the one-stop shop for growing businesses, has launched a specialist international trade consultancy to help small and medium-size...

Time to re-educate clients on growth EIS investing - Tom Hopkins, Kin Capital - 2018-06-11

The EIS sector has new rules, a new risk profile and still stands at the start of a new tax year so, believes, Tom Hopkins, now is the time to re-educate clients on growth E...

Foresight invests £2.5 million into The Naked Deli - - 2018-06-11

Foresight Group has invested £2.5 million of growth capital into The Naked Deli Limited. Launched in 20...

Browne Jacobson advises Laka on £1.1m seed round - - 2018-06-11

Browne Jacobson’s corporate team has advised on another InsurTech venture capital deal – assisting crowd insurance pioneer ...

Top 16 Small Business Management Apps 2018 - Kristina Skindelyte, Co-founder, Blue Oceans PR - 2018-06-11

The right business apps can benefit small business tremendously by making work more efficient, teams more aligned and information more organized. Cutting down on tedious and time-consuming tasks ca...

NACO Canadian Investment Activity report - - 2018-06-11

NACO has published the 2017 ...

Stakeholderz successfully closes first venture deal - Stakholderz - 2018-06-11

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ABN AMRO delivers £16m receivables funding line to Affinity Workforce - - 2018-06-11

ABN AMRO Commercial Finance has delivered a £16m receivables funding line to national education, healthcare and soci...

Zebra Medical Vision Raises $30M - - 2018-06-08

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SIS Ventures first fund seeks £5m to back high impact enterprises - - 2018-06-08

SIS Ventures is launching its first £5 million fund to back Scotland’s high impact enterprises. ...

Downing Ventures supports £4m funding for Cambridge Touch Technologies - - 2018-06-08

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SEC’s cryptocurrencies clarity championed by deVere CEO - - 2018-06-08

  The Securities and Exchange Commission’s “steadfast yet proactive approach” on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies shows the sector is incr...

EISA comment: Brexit Brain Drain - Mark Brownridge, EISA - 2018-06-08

In June 2016 the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU). Nine months later, in March 2017, the new Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered the process by sending an Article 50 ...

Ground-breaking medical blood treatment MediSieve passes £1.75 million in funding - - 2018-06-08

MediSieve Ltd, the team behind an innovative blood filtration device, are happy to announce the company has received over £1.75 million in funding....

UKBAA announces shortlist for 2018 UKBAA Angel Investment Awards - - 2018-06-08

The UKBAA has announced the shortlist for its 2018 Awards. ...

First major game with native blockchain rewards - - 2018-06-08

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GTM III – What doing it right feels like - Siobhan Clarke, Episode 1 - 2018-06-07

By Siobhan Clarke, Episode 1 Over the past 3 blogs, we’ve explained: ...

Cera closes $17m Series A funding - - 2018-06-07

Technology-enabled homecare start-up Cera has raised $17m in Series A funding, just a year and half after launching. The funding – which was significantl...

TriSpan acquires majority stake in Rosa's Thai Cafe - - 2018-06-07

TriSpan, a global Private Equity firm, is pleased to announce that Rising Stars, its dedicated restaurant platform, has acquired a majority investment in ...

Crowdcube funded Bidstack to list on AIM - Crowdcube - 2018-06-07

Bidstack, the in-game advertising software company which raised £137,000 via Crowdcube in December 2015,...

Target Global launches dedicated mobility fund - - 2018-06-07

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MiAlgae on track to shake up food industry after £500,000 investment - - 2018-06-07

MiAlgae, a student-launched startup that aims to revolutionise the animal and fish feed industries with microalgae made from the co-products of whisky, has rec...

Ten Reasons to invest in smart cities - EcoMachines Ventures - 2018-06-07

By Ilian Iliev, Managing Director, EcoMachines Ventures As locations of economic activity, big cities are of huge importance to the...

Downing backs Masters of Pie with £1.6m - Downing Ventures - 2018-06-06

Masters of Pie, a London-based early stage technology firm specialising in virtual and augmented reality software for manufacturing and...

Power Roll raises £2.9m to commercialise disruptive energy technologies - - 2018-06-06

Acceleris has advised upon the completion of a £2.9m funding round into Power Roll’s novel energy creatio...

S100 Club Announces New Chairman and National Investment Platform - - 2018-06-06

The University of Surrey’s S100 Club – the evolution of the Surrey 100 Club angel inves...

NVM completes MBO of Flexioffices - NVM - 2018-06-06

Flexioffices, one of the UK’s leading serviced office brokers, has secured £8.2 million of investment from N...

Kreston Reeves appoints new partner and merger - - 2018-06-06

Kreston Reeves has strengthened its Corporate Finance practice and announces its merger with Surrey-based corporate finance boutique SamCorp and the app...

50% of PE firms not happy with cybersecurity - Augentius - 2018-06-06

51 per cent of Private Equity and Real Estate managers are less than satisfied with their current level of cybersecurity Over half view investing in their own firm’s technolo...

Motorway raises £2.75m funding from LocalGlobe and Marchmont Ventures - - 2018-06-06

Motorway, the UK’s first price comparison website for selling your car, today announces it has secured £2.75 million in seed funding. Lau...

TNS appoints new Chief Product Officer - - 2018-06-06

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OurCrowd backs $12.5m funding for Hailo - OurCrowd - 2018-06-06

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DSB Announces Technology Advisory Committee Membership - - 2018-06-05

The Derivatives Service Bureau today announced the members of its newly formed Technology Advisory Committee (TAC). The mission of the TAC is to provide guid...

Amazon's Paul Misener to speak at UKBAA Summit - - 2018-06-05

Paul Misener, VP of Global Innovation and Policy at Amazon.com is joining UKBAA's Global A...

Blackwood Seven raises €17 million to support expansion of AI powered software platform - - 2018-06-05

  Blackwood Seven, the Copenhagen based provider of real-time AI powered media planning software, today announces a fundraising round of &eu...

Development Bank of Wales invests in the 'HexHog' wheelchair - - 2018-06-05

A revolutionary new wheelchair which is set to improve the lives of disabled people who need to go off-road, has secured a £25,000 loan from the Development Bank of Wales as working capital t...

Barclays launches major Northern Powerhouse Boost - - 2018-06-05

Barclays has launched a new £500m growth fund* for small and medium-sized businesses in the North of England as part of the bank’s commitment to...

Catalyst Inc Report Highlights Potential £50m Funding Gap - - 2018-06-05

  Companies in Northern Ireland (NI) raised £32.8m of equity capital in 2017 but are failing to attract larger rounds of investment, accordi...

HBAN’s new London Syndicate to invest €3M in Irish start-ups - - 2018-06-04

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint ...

Hammersmith & Fulham - London's newest tech hotspot - - 2018-06-04

Hammersmith and Fulham is taking on the likes of Old Street, King’s Cross and Croydon as it establishes itself as London’s leading hub for tech, science and crea...

MPC Capital Completes the Financing of Paradise Park PV Farm - - 2018-06-04

Proparco and FMO will provide the senior debt for the 51 MWp solar PV park. The project, majority-...

IW Capital expands SME lending proposition with secured debt fund - - 2018-06-04

IW Capital - the debt, equity and EIS investment specialist based in the heart of Mayfair - has announced its latest milestone of growth with the launch of its fir...

TxCell names Lonza as its CAR-Treg cellular product manufacturer - - 2018-06-04

  TxCell SA, a developer of cellular immunotherapies based on regulatory T cells (Tregs) for inflammation, autoimmunity and transplantation, and Lonza Pharma & Bi...

WeSwap - one-man start-up now trading over £130m in holiday money worldwide - - 2018-06-04

The previously unknown start-up has navigated over £18million in early-stage finance, firmly earning a proud position as one of the UK's leading fintech ex...

Bitcoin Cash and EOS added to deVere Crypto - - 2018-06-01

  One of the world’s largest independent financial services organisations has added Bitcoin Cash and EOS to its cryptocurrency exchange app, as a new global survey reveals ...

Maven Equity Finance leads £1m investment in Airtime Rewards - - 2018-06-01

  Maven Equity Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, managed by Maven Capita...

NVM Private Equity leads investment in Ablatus Therapeutics - - 2018-06-01

  NVM Private Equity has invested £1.0 million of growth capital into Cambridge-based medical device company Ablatus Therapeutics Limited...

Investor Confidence Declines in May by 11.8 points to 103.5 - - 2018-06-01

    State Street Global Exchange has releas...

Haulage Tech platform OnTruck raises €25 million to scale across Europe - - 2018-06-01

  OnTruck, the haulage tech platform, has raised 25M€ from a group of investor...

Bowmark Capital backs buy-out of leading alternative legal services provider - - 2018-06-01

  Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, is backing the buy-out of ...

Interview: Invested Investor meets AngelNews founder Modwenna Rees-Mogg - Peter Cowley - 2018-06-01

Modwenna Rees-Mogg has been interviewed in a podcast by Invested Investor Peter Cowley.  This article was originally published on the Invested Investor website and the podcast and article ...

Cawston Press raises £1M - - 2018-05-31

  Leading British soft drinks company Cawston Press has announced that they have successfully raised &po...

Ava – maker of fertility tracking bracelet - closes $30m Series B funding round - - 2018-05-31

  Ava, a medical technology company focused on innovations in women’s reproductive health and maker of the...

RegTech Incubator announces new wave of participants - - 2018-05-31

SEI has announced the newest group of start-ups joining Codify, its London-based RegTech incubator, to address technology s...

Luxcara brings Norway one step closer to its climate goals - - 2018-05-31

  Luxcara, one of the leading asset managers for renewable-energy investments, has officially opened a wind farm co...

Nuggets appoints Steve Lau Chairman - - 2018-05-31

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NorthEdge backs MBO of engineering specialist - - 2018-05-31

  North Edge Capital has supported the MBO of engineering tooling supplier ...

Latest round builds on year of explosive growth for Earth observation company - - 2018-05-30

ICEYE, an Earth observation company providing synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) data, today announced €29 million Series B funding led by return investo...

UK Finance: business update for April 2018 - - 2018-05-30

  UK business borrowing contracted slightly by 1.7 per cent in the last 12 months.  However within industry sectors there was ...

TxCell to present its latest manufacturing process achievements - - 2018-05-30

    TxCell SA, a developer of cellular immunotherapies based on r...

Halma Partners with OurCrowd to Catalyze Life Protection Technologies - - 2018-05-30

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Patron Capital acquires prime Paris office building - - 2018-05-30

Patron Capital, the pan-European institutional investor focused on property backed investments, has acquired ‘Le Magnum’, an office building ...

Apex Housing Group heads for new heights with BGF backing - - 2018-05-30

    Apex Housing Group, an innovative airspace property developer, has rece...

Fixed Income: A sea of red this year - Matthew Toms, Investment Associate at Heartwood - 2018-05-30

Matthew Toms, Investment Associate at Heartwood It has been a tough start to 2018 for bond investors, with government and corporate bonds across the globe ...

Global Equities: Cautious View Remains - Alistair George, Chief Strategist at Edison Investment - 2018-05-30

We have had a cautious view on global equities for longer than has been comfortable. With Fed policy clearly remaining on a tightening track, we stick with our cautious vie...

InMotion Ventures puts adventure on the map - - 2018-05-29

InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital arm, today announces its investment in ...

Idinvest Partners announces the appointment of Guillaume Santamaria as Investment Director - - 2018-05-29

Idinvest Partners, a leading investor in SMEs across Europe, today announces the appointment of Guillaume Santamaria as Investment Direct...

Triple Point launches Impact EIS - - 2018-05-29

Triple Point, which provides innovative and compelling investment solutions for private and institutional investors, has announced the launch of its Imp...

Origami Energy crowned overall winner of the Future Planet Awards 2018 - - 2018-05-29

Origami Energy, a technology company building a real-time marketplace for the evolving distributed energy world, was crowned the overall winner of the secon...

Channel Mum, founded by Netmums’ Siobhan Freegard, receives £3.5M funding - - 2018-05-29

One of the UK’s fastest-growing parenting hubs, Channel Mum, has successfully secured £3.5 million funding led by venture capital firm&nbs...

Western Europe leads the world in private equity returns - - 2018-05-29

  Data from eFront, covering 4,000 funds globally, shows that Western European private equity funds showed the...

Demand for transactional risk insurance at a record high - - 2018-05-29

Strategic investors and private equity firms around the world turned to transactional risk insurance in record numbers in 2017 to reduce deal risk in a highly competitive merger ...

SETsquared Surrey programme helps UK tech start-ups raise £8m - - 2018-05-25

New figures show that SETsquared Surrey’s ...

YFM Equity Partners supports £3m investment into Arcus - - 2018-05-25

Funds advised and managed by YFM Equity Partners (YFM), the specialist private equity fund manager have backed a £3m investment into Arcus Global Limited (...

Power Roll secures successful fundraise to commercialise energy technologies - - 2018-05-25

Acceleris have announced that they have advised upon the completion of a £2.9m funding round into Power Roll’s novel energy creation and storag...

AIC research highlights dangers of key information documents - - 2018-05-25

Following research into the Key Information Documents (KIDs) being published by its members, the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) is calling on the ...

Development Bank of Wales launches £8m angel co-investment fund - - 2018-05-25

  Ken Skates, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport has formally launched a new £8 million fund that will encourage business angel inve...

Funnel Filtering - Panning for Gold - Peter Cowley, Invested Investor - 2018-05-25

So you've made contact with a busy invested investor.  How on earth do you get from that initial contact to an investment?  In the last 36 hours, I have been sent 9 pitch decks.  I i...

Amberside ALP sponsor Great British Private Investor Summit 2018 - - 2018-05-25

The Amberside ALP team were delighted to sponsor the Great British Private Investor Summit run by Angel News.  The level interest in their ISA qualifying bonds was overwhelming.  ...

Fraud epidemic costs the UK £110 billion a year, says Crowe Clark Whitehill - - 2018-05-24

‘The Financial Cost of Fraud 2018’...

Almost half of scale-up businesses founded by under-34s - - 2018-05-24

  The number of scale-up businesses in the UK is rising fast and almost half (42%) have been founded by people aged 34 and under, according to a new report: ...

Ultromics secures £10 million investment to bring AI heart diagnostics to hospitals - - 2018-05-24

    Ultromics, the UK start-up behind breakthrough artificial intelligence (AI) technolog...

British Business Bank, Diversity VC and BVCA announce new diversity initiative - - 2018-05-24

Three organisations are joining forces to run an industry-wide initiative which will build the first clear picture of the representation of women, and diversity more broadly, in the pipelines of UK...

Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invests £2.1m in Oxford Space Systems - - 2018-05-24

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PayAsUGym completes £6.5m Series A investment round led by Albion Capital - - 2018-05-24

  Albion Capital, the leading independent investment manager, has led a £6.5 million Series A investment round i...

Foresight invests £3 million into DA Languages Limited - - 2018-05-23

Foresight Group has invested £3 million into Altrincham-based, DA Languages Limited....

Development Bank of Wales & HSBC support Coastline Coaches with £100k loan - - 2018-05-23

  JWS Cars Limited, trading as Coastline Coaches, has taken delivery of two new service buses as it prepares to begin two new service bus con...

CoInvestor appoints Rob Ferguson as Chief Operating Officer - - 2018-05-23

  CoInvestor, the platform digitising alternative asset transactions for fund managers, investors and advisers, has appointed Rob Ferguson as its Chief Operating Officer amid increasin...

MedicSpot receives investment from Henley Business Angels - - 2018-05-23

Digital healthcare provider MedicSpot has received investment from a member of Henley Busine...

Draper Esprit backs Aircall in £10m deal - - 2018-05-23

Draper Esprit  has invested £10m investment in Aircall, a French cloud-based call centre software business. The London-headquartered ventu...

Finstock Capital launch new product to fix the R&D Tax Claim funding gap - - 2018-05-23

Finstock Capital has recently launched a bridging product to help fix the funding gap for businesses waiting for their research and development (R&...

Morgan Lewis Adds Finance Partner in London to Advise Lenders - - 2018-05-22

Morgan Lewis has appointed finance partner Paul Denham, who advises clients on a wide range of leveraged finance and banking matters. Mr. Denham, who arri...

Female entrepreneurs half as likely to win investment says report - - 2018-05-22

Since 2016, female entrepreneurs received 44 pence in funding for every £1 awarded to men Data from a small business and startup finance provider has revealed that since 2016, f...

Edge Investments leads £4m investment in kids’ activities marketplace Hoop - - 2018-05-22

Leading creative industries specialist, Edge Investments, is pleased to announce it has invested in a significant shareholding in Ho...

Strabens Hall appoints Adam Benskin as CEO - - 2018-05-22

Strabens Hall, the award winning independent wealth advisory boutique, has appointed Adam Benskin as CEO, John H...

High-growth action sports protection brand receives £3m BGF investment - - 2018-05-22

Trailblazing action sports protection brand Ruroc has received a £3m investment from BGF, adding further firepower...

UK Finance and Parker Fitzgerald publish report on the safeguarding of data - - 2018-05-22

Joint report from UK Finance and Parker Fitzgerald views the safeguarding of data as core to sustai...

www.coininvest.com launch celebratory Silver Coin for Royal Wedding - - 2018-05-21

Leading gold and silver coin online retailer, http://www.coininvest.com/ announced the launch of a special fine silver coin accompanied by SwarovskiÔ ...

How to make an impression with investors and raise finance - Julie Glenny, Maven Capital Partners - 2018-05-21

1. What kinds of businesses do you invest in? Is there a “typical” business or something they all have in common? At Maven we see businesses at various stages o...

AI, IoT and blockchain dominate influencer mentions in Q1 2018 - - 2018-05-21

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as the most frequently mentioned theme in discussions among the key disruptive technologies during the first quarter (Q1) of 2018 on Twitter, accordin...

100 entrepreneurs back campaign - - 2018-05-21

A new campaign shines a light on how fast-growing businesses across the UK need to deploy all forms of capital to achieve their growth ambitions. 100 Stories of Growth ...

Angels and Assets: Should Wealth Managers Take The Leap into Angel Investment? - WBAF - 2018-05-21

  The world’s economies are soaring at an incredible rate, with Asia on course to lead. Nowadays, start-ups can be on their feet and r...

SMEs name money management as top reason for poor mental health - - 2018-05-21

In light of Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, which is focusing on stress, online printer instantprint has coll...

Mayfair backed GCI appoints ex Microsoft veteran Patrick De Smedt as Chairman - - 2018-05-21

Following its recent funding round and investment by Mayfair Private Equity, converged ICT Services Provider GCI has announced the appointment of Pat...

Bank of Ireland Kernel Fund leads investment in DisplayNote - - 2018-05-21

The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund (NI) ...

Perfecting your pitch: Part 2 - Adrian Lloyd, Episode 1 - 2018-05-18

The pitching process is often perceived as a one-way audition in which VCs pluck the lucky few from a procession of hopeful, eager entrepreneurs. At Episode 1 we very much see it as a two-way proce...

Spherium Biomed publishes results of clinical trial of Mucomel®, - - 2018-05-18

Spherium Biomed has disclosed the top line results of its Phase II clinical trial of Mucomel®, an oral gel for the prevention and treatment ...

Winner of the AIC shareholder communication awards 2018 - - 2018-05-18

The winners of the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) Shareholder Communication Awards&nb...

Green Angel Syndicate backs Spintech Energy - - 2018-05-18

Green Angel Syndicate has announced the completion of its latest investment: Spinetic Energy Ltd...

SETSquared launches programme to power UK companies - - 2018-05-18

A new programme from the SETSquared Partnership to enable some of the UK’s best tech scale-up companies to become the sector giants of tom...

Maze raises £350.000 from Partech and Seedcamp - - 2018-05-18

London-based startup Maze has raised £350.000 in a round led by leading early-stage European funds ...

New appointment for Mercia’s Northern office - - 2018-05-18

Mercia Fund Managers is expanding its equity team with the appointment of a new investment director, following the announcement of the ...

Call for look at relaxing rules for Entrepreneurs’ Relief - - 2018-05-17

It may be time for the Government to reconsider the requirement for shareholders to have a minimum stak in a company before they are entitled to favourable rates of tax, says the ...

Idinvest closes its fourth direct lending fund at €715m - - 2018-05-17

Idinvest Partners, a leading investor in SMEs across Europe, has today announced the final closing of its fourth direct lending Fund (Idin...

Stellar and Monero added to deVere Crypto exchange - - 2018-05-17

One of the world’s largest independent financial services organisations has added a further two digital currencies to its cryptocurrency exchange app due to public demand being “fuelled...

Ian Macleod joins Archangels board - - 2018-05-17

Ian Macleod has joined the board of Archangels, the prominent business angel investment syndicate, succeeding Geoff Ball, who has retire...

The New Approach To Successful Business Growth For SME's - - 2018-05-17

  East Midlands based ...

Perkbox partners with PensionBee to help find lost pensions - - 2018-05-17

  Perkbox...

Downing Ventures commits £2m to cashless payment startup Glownet - - 2018-05-16

Glownet, a global market leader in cashless payment technology for the live events industry, has secured £2 million funding from venture capital firm ...

Greenbackers Investment Capital Launches New Cleantech Fund - - 2018-05-16

Specialist Fund Brokers, Greenbackers Investment Capital, today announced The Greenbackers Cleantech Fund, their first venture fund targeting t...

Development Bank of Wales investments up £11.5m in 2017/18 - - 2018-05-16

  The Development Bank of Wales has published its results for 2017/18.   Previously...

Mercia partners with Augmentor to support the next generation of VR and AR companies - - 2018-05-16

  National investment group ...

London Among The Top 10 Best Cities for Startup Entrepreneurs - - 2018-05-16

  Furnished apartment search engine, Nestpick, has released a study revealing th...

BrainQ Technologies Raises $8.8 Million to Treat Neurodisorders with AI - - 2018-05-16

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British Business Investments launches £500m programme to increase access to patient capital - - 2018-05-15

British Business Investments, the commercial arm of the British Business Bank, launches a new £500m Managed Funds Programme designed to increase access to l...

Brexit-Proof: why the UK’s creative industries will continue to thrive beyond Brexit - Patrick Bradley - 2018-05-15

A vigorous debate is taking place about the impact of Brexit on the UK’s creative industries. The former Prime Minister Sir John Major recently made a speech to the Creative Industries Federa...

High net worth investors favour fintech, Capitama finds - - 2018-05-15

Fintech is the most popular sector among high net worth and professional investors, according to Capitama, the direct private investment platform.  ...

How should EIS investors play Brexit countdown? - Andrew Aldridge, Deepbridge Capital - 2018-05-15

  As we head towards the UK leaving the EU there continues to be much discussion about what the UK economy will resemble in the second quarter of 2019 and beyon...

Calculus completes a further investment in Mologic - - 2018-05-15

  Calculus Capital has completed a further investment into a growth capital investment round for Mologic alongside ...

Downing exits satellite earth station business following £5m investment - - 2018-05-15

Investment manager Downing LLP today announces the successful exit by its funds from a Cornwall-based satellite station site, managed by Goonhilly Earth Station Limited. Downing has worked ...

NPIF Maven Equity Finance backs digital football platform - - 2018-05-15

The digital platform which has been specifically designed to help coaches and players deliver professional football coaching content set for growth following investment.  ...

MedCircuit raises £153,000 from NPIF - Mercia Equity Finance - - 2018-05-15

A doctor who has created an innovative software program to reduce waiting times in A&E has secured a £153,000 investment from ...

Evident Proof and Swytch Partner To Capture Energy Production Data on the Blockchain - - 2018-05-14

Evident Proo...

Perfecting your pitch - Adrian Lloyd, Episode 1 - 2018-05-14

Until artificial intelligence is capable of identifying unicorns among startups by crunching data on entrepreneurs, markets and business plans, we will have to rely on the tried and tested route to...

New £10m plan to develop Yorkshire medical technology - - 2018-05-14

NorthInvest’s Board Director John Fisher has been instrumental to the set up of the Grow MedTech Partnership.  S...

App commerce company Poq closes £9.5m series B - - 2018-05-14

App commerce company Poq has announced the completion of a £9.5 million Series B funding round, led by Smedvig ...

Astia Angels achieves fourth exit in twelve months - - 2018-05-14

Astia Angels, an investment group that exclusively invests in women-led startups has announced its fourth exit, continuin...

Eagle raises $1m funding - - 2018-05-14

To support Eagle Genomics’ growth plans, the company has raised $1m within 3 weeks of the launch of its latest investment rou...

Ashfords ranks 2nd in Europe for Venture Capital in PitchBook rankings - - 2018-05-14

  Ashfords has been ranked as one of the most active law firms globally in venture capital deals for first quarter of 2018 according to Pitc...

BondMason issues Direct Lending in the UK 2018 report - - 2018-05-14

  BondMason’s Direct Lending in the UK 2018 provides an in-depth overview of the Direct Lending market and readers can ...

OurCrowd backed BriefCam To Be Acquired by Canon Inc - - 2018-05-11

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Fifth deal for Quilam as it invests in 1Plus1 Loans - - 2018-05-11

Quilam Capital, which provides both debt and equity solutions to companies in the speciality finance sector, has announced its fifth d...

BondMason equity funding round oversubscribed by 50% - - 2018-05-11

BondMason has raised £1.85 million to drive the growth of the business and fulfil the company’s vision to enable more investors to access returns ...

NPIF celebrates strong start to the year with £50m milestone - - 2018-05-11

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) has invested more than £50 million across the Northern Powerhouse region, supporting over 260 small and me...

Angel Academe backsdoppel - - 2018-05-11

Angel Academe has invested in doppel, a wristband shown to reduce stress. It works by creating a silent vibration on the inside of your wri...

Atelerix Raises Seed Funding Round - - 2018-05-11

Atelerix, a Cambridge and Newcastle, UK-based spin-out from the University of Newcastle and creators of an innovative cell encapsulation techn...

Synthetic antibody firm secures £1.5m investment from Mercia - - 2018-05-10

An East Midlands life sciences company which develops synthetic alternatives to antibodies has closed a £1.5m Series A funding round supported by ...

Mentoring mantra, why it’s so important for start-ups… - - 2018-05-10

https://www.investedinvestor.com/articles/2018/4/16/fiona-nielson ...

Midlands’ scale up GCI acquired by Mayfair - - 2018-05-10

    GCI, the converged ICT services company, has been acquired by ...

Par Equity backed turnaround delivers 75x investment return in five years - - 2018-05-10

  An Enterprise Investment Scheme that led to a world-first innovation in online learning has given investors a 75x return on their money in a little over five years....

OurCrowd and Bangkok Bank Announce Strategic Alliance - - 2018-05-10

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BondMason: SIPP administrators are right to tread carefully when reviewing non-standard assets - - 2018-05-10

Recent fines by the FSCS to a few SIPP providers for exposing clients to certain high risk, non-standard investments are underst...

Foresight strengthens senior investment team in Nottingham - - 2018-05-09

Foresight Group has appointed Ray Harris to its Private Equity Investment team, following Ben Dawson’s appointment earlier this y...

Addleshaw Goddard advises on e-learning MBO - - 2018-05-09

International law firm, Addleshaw Goddard has successfully advised on the sale of ICS Learn...

Imperial College Business School MBA is 1st globally for women - - 2018-05-09

Imperial College Business School’s Full-Time MBA has been recognised by the Financial Times as the world’s top programme for female gradua...

Warren Buffett needs to be educated on cryptocurrencies - - 2018-05-09

Warren Buffett’s comments on cryptocurrencies highlight how he needs to be educated on the future of money, affirms the boss of one of the world’s largest independent financial services...

Alliance Ventures and Definvest acquire stakes in Kalray - - 2018-05-09

Kalray, a pioneer in processors for new intelligent systems, announced two new investors: ...

How to motivate investors in your equity crowdfunding campaign - John Auckland, TribeFirst - 2018-05-09

Have you ever wondered what investors are looking for when deciding whether to invest in an equity crowdfunding campaign? What makes the difference in their decision to invest or no...

C5 Capital invests $35 million in IronNet Cybersecurity - - 2018-05-08

C5 Capital, the investment specialist firm focused on cyber security, cloud computing and artificial intelligence, has announced that its led an $78 million...

NatWest outlines Esme Loans’ plans following pilot - - 2018-05-08

Esme Loans, the digital lending platform for SMEs and scale up businesses launched by NatWest last year, has announced plans to grow its lending business fo...

NameDrop joins InvestCloud Innovation Center to launch data-sharing app - - 2018-05-08

InvestCloud Inc., a global FinTech firm, has announced Silicon Beach-based ...

Masters students launch investment fund at Imperial College Business School - - 2018-05-08

A team of students from Imperial College Business School have collaborated to create and launch the School’s first student-led investment fund. The “...

Creative Nature superfood brand named as the FSB UK Small Business of the Year 2018 - - 2018-05-08

Scale-up superfood brand, Creative Nature, based in Surrey and born out of the founder’s frustration at the lack of healthy and tasty...

The thing about startups—new kid on the block - Leah Martin, Episode 1 - 2018-05-08

When you’re working amongst all the suits in the city you sit there and think about the world of startups. A world where everyone wears jeans...

CapitalRise closes £2 million seed funding - - 2018-05-08

CapitalRise has closed a £2 million seed funding round from the family of renowned bankin...

£250,000 loan for Cumbrian artisan cheese maker - - 2018-05-08

  Cumbrian-based Appleby Creamery, an artisan cheese maker has secured a £250,000 loan from th...

Private equity investment into European companies hits ten-year high - - 2018-05-04

Private equity investment in European companies hit a ten-year high in 2017 at €71.7 billion, a 29% year-on-year increase, according to new data released by ...

Mercia’s first University of Edinburgh investment offers dialysis hope - - 2018-05-04

A spinout company whose technology could save the lives of thousands of dialysis patients has secured £500,000 from ...

StorageOS completes $8 million series A funding - - 2018-05-04

StorageOS, Inc. has announced the general availability of its software-defined persistent st...

Development Bank of Wales makes £300k investment in Carapace Slate - - 2018-05-04

A unique roofing tile system using recycled Welsh slate is set to revolutionise the global construction market.  Penarth-based ...

UCL Technology Fund and UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund invest in Glialign - - 2018-05-04

The UCL Technology Fund (UCLTF), UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund (UKI2S), alongside support from...

EcoMachines Ventures backs Nanotech Industrial Solutions $12m investment round - - 2018-05-04

Nanotech Industrial Solutions, Inc (NIS) has completed a $12m growth capital round to accelerate sales and continue developing new applicatio...

Marine Biotech firm Jellagen on course for growth thanks to £3.8m funding - - 2018-05-03

Jellagen, a pioneer in marine biotechnologies based in Wales, has closed a £3.8m funding round led by ...

Crowdcube kicks off 2018 with record first quarter - - 2018-05-03

Crowdcube, the world’s first and largest crowdfunding platform, has had its most successful Q1 since its launch seven years ago. ...

This is what the startup of the year 2050 looks like - Dr Arthur Krebbers - 2018-05-03

  Do you know the megatrends that will change the world in the next 50 years? Shane Wall, CTO of HP, recently shared them at an event at the London School of Economic...

Foresight provides £25 million debt funding facility to Roma Finance - - 2018-05-03

Funds managed by Foresight Group have provided a debt facility of up to £25 million to indepe...

Digital high street app secures £200,000 investment - - 2018-05-03

NearMeNow has secured an equity co-investment led by The Development Bank of Wales, who invested £150,000, with a further £60,000 obtai...

Intelligence specialist ready for growth - - 2018-05-03

  Technology business Intelligence Fusion (IF) is set to scale after successfully raising £487,000...

App commerce company Poq closes £9.5 million Series B - - 2018-05-03

App commerce company Poq has announced the completion of a £9.5 million Se...

Family business owners are the most innovative, study finds - - 2018-05-02

  Family business owners are more innovative than owners of non-family businesses but are restricted by limited financial resources, says Dr Roberto Flören, Professor of Family Bu...

One Peak Partners leads £41m investment in Concentra Analytics - - 2018-05-02

The investment will enable Concentra to accelerate its international expansion and support product development initiatives for its market-leading strategic human capital software solution...

UWS spinout novosound raises £1.5 million led by Par Equity - - 2018-05-02

The first spinout company set to emerge from the University of the West of Scotland has closed its seed investment round, raising £1.5 million. ...

CrowdProperty appoints new CEO - - 2018-05-02

  Mike Bristow, business strategy consultant, formerly of strategy consultancies OC&C, Roland Berger and Hambalt, has been appointed CEO of leading specialist pro...

Kuber Ventures adds three new growth funds to EIS platform - - 2018-05-02

  Kuber Ventures adds new high growth funds to its platform to mark start of the new tax year. New additions reflect the Chancellor’s calls for EIS ...

Hazy wins M12’s Innovate.AI award in Europe and $1m investment - - 2018-05-02

  Hazy, the data anonymisation software developer formerly known as Anon AI, has won M12’s Innovate...

Cavendish Corporate Finance appoints Derek Zissman - - 2018-05-01

Cavendish Corporate Finance LLP, the specialist sell-side M&A firm, has appointed Derek Zissman, a senior corporate finance professional, as a partner an...

Nestlé Purina PetCare acquires majority share in Tails.com - - 2018-05-01

Nestlé Purina PetCare has acquired a majority stake in Tails.com, a direct...

Cryptocurrency volatility should be treated like any market turbulence, says deVere - - 2018-05-01

  Cryptocurrency volatility should be treated like any financial market turbulence, and many investors will successfully take advantage of it, affirms the CEO...

Mirico receives £1.58 million injection from Foresight - - 2018-05-01

Foresight Group has invested £1.58 million into MIRICO Limited from the Foresight Williams Tec...

Hutchinson Networks in global growth drive following YFM backing - - 2018-05-01

Hutchinson Networks, an Edinburgh-based global technology business, has received a £2.2m growth capital investment from funds advised by ...

Paragraf closes £2.9m seed round - - 2018-05-01

Paragraf, the graphene technology development company, a recent spin out from the University of Cambridge, has closed a £2.9 million seed round to support t...

Shoosmiths wraps up LDC’s investment into giftware company - - 2018-04-30

Shoosmiths has advised private equity investor LDC on its £13 million minority investment into Paladone, one of...

An interview with OurCrowd's Andy Kaye on the future of Equity Crowdfunding in the UK - - 2018-04-30

Andy Kaye, President of OurCrowd Where is crowdfundin...

myBaker secures funding from Jenson - - 2018-04-30

Jenson SEIS and EIS Fund 2017/18 has made an investment into myBaker (Homebaked Ltd), an online cake concierge ...

Jenson backs Whitehall Finance Ltd - - 2018-04-30

Jenson SEIS and EIS Fund 2017/18 has made an investment in Whitehall Finance, a new and innovativ...

Foresight makes £3m investment into Luminet - - 2018-04-30

Foresight Group announces a £3 million development capital investment from Foresight Funds into managed services provider ...

Nominations are now OPEN for the UK Angel Investment Awards 2018 - - 2018-04-30

The call is out from UKBAA to find this year's most innovative growth businesses and the investors that have backed them as nominations open...

Scottish Power Renewables and Green Angel Syndicate to collaborate in offshore wind innovation drive - - 2018-04-30

A new competition from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult will, for the first time, enable innovative SMEs working in the offshore renewables sector to prove their technology and connect ...

GTM II - Playful Customer Dynamics: Connecting with People - Siobhan Clarke, Episode1 - 2018-04-30

Customers are Slayers and Kingmakers – they’ll kill off your start-up before it’s even begun or help to accelerate you into a stratosphere never before envisaged. Customer...

Beauhurst Equity investment market update: Q1 2018 - - 2018-04-30

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Partech leads $3 Million Series A funding for TradeDepot - - 2018-04-27

TradeDepot, the innovative SaaS platform for FMCG distribution in Africa, announced today $3 million in funding. ...

BGF exits Brownhills Glass - - 2018-04-27

BGF has announced the exit of its minority investment in Brownhills Glass, one of the UK’s leading...

Foresight invests £1.68m into Geospatial Insight - - 2018-04-27

Foresight Group has announced the £1.68 million investment from the Foresight Williams&n...

Crowdcube's second unicorn: Revolut - - 2018-04-27

Revolut, which raised on Crowdcube in 2016 just one year after they launched, confirmed ...

Pamplona Capital Management sells Partner in Pet Food to Cinven - - 2018-04-27

International private equity firm Pamplona Capital Management announced that it has signed an agre...

Financial advisers must be prepared for GDPR says CoInvestor - Charles Owe, CoInvestor - 2018-04-27

As many will know, GDPR will strengthen data protection for individuals and give them clear rights to their personal data. No business should collect any personal data unless their is rationa...

Resonance latest investment to help 125 people sleeping rough in Bristol - - 2018-04-26

Resonance has made another investment from its Bristol Social Investment Tax Relief Fund of £112,500 to Social Impact Bristol Ltd, a consortium set up by three charities – St Mungo&rsqu...

IQ Capital portfolio company Grapeshot acquired by Oracle - - 2018-04-26

Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire Grapeshot, a provider of brand safety and pre-bid contextual solut...

Cryptocurrencies set for another surge in prices. Here’s why - - 2018-04-26

  Current market activity indicates that cryptocurrencies are set for “another considerable surge in prices gains” in the near future and Ethereum’s price could reach...

NorthEdge backs Prohire MBO - - 2018-04-26

NorthEdge backs £40m turnover fleet management specialist NorthEdge Capital has supported the MBO of Prohire...

Clearway raises £23m from BGF and Santander - - 2018-04-26

The Clearway Group, a vacant property services business, has received a £23m funding package from BGF an...

Deepbridge EIS invests in 46 companies in 2017/18 - - 2018-04-26

Deepbridge Capital, the tax-efficient investment manager, confirms that it has fully deployed all Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) funds raised dur...

Downing and BioScience Managers invest £1.14 million in ADC Biotechnology - - 2018-04-26

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AI start-up Cognism gets funding boost from Newable - - 2018-04-25

Cognism, a London-based start-up which uses artificial intelligence to generate sales leads has closed a £2m funding round with the help of ...

Chelverton Investor Club achieves first exit - - 2018-04-25

Tufwell sale delivers strong return for Chelverton investors Chelverton A...

Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invests £1.6 million in Salvalco - - 2018-04-25

Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invests £1.6 million in Salvalco Innovative aerosol valve ...

Student Entrepreneurs are faster to commercialise their inventions - - 2018-04-25

Student entrepreneurs and faculty entrepreneurs engage in different strategic behaviour in commercialising their inventions according to a new research from the ...

Augentius appoints new Chairman to capitalise on compliance services growth - - 2018-04-25

Augentius Compliance has appointed Andrew Shrimpton, a proven leader within the Compliance Consulting industry, as its Chairman. Andrew will spearhead further expansion of the business, following y...

UK businesses contributed £186 billion in taxes in 2017/18 - - 2018-04-25

New CBI analysis of data published by the Office for National Statistics has found that businesses paid £186 billion in taxes in 2017/18. The total business tax contribution amounts to 27% of...

Equity versus Rewards Crowdfunding - John Auckland, TribeFirst - 2018-04-24

Crowdfunding has gone beyond the early adopter stage, meaning most people have now heard of it. A recent survey by TribeFirst suggests that we are getting close to the stage where more people in th...

Mercia awarded £27m North East Venture Fund - - 2018-04-24

Mercia Fund Managers has announced that it has been awarded the £27 million Venture Fund to support businesses across the North East region as p...

Inflexion completes double buyout to create Comparison Technologies - - 2018-04-24

Inflexion Private Equity has created Comparison Technologies, a multi-channel price comparison enabler in home services (energy, broadband, TV and telep...

BGF receives Queens Award for Enterprise in the innovation category - - 2018-04-24

BGF, the most active investor for growing companies and entrepreneurs in the UK & Ireland, has received the prestigious honour of a Queen’s Award for ...

96% of UK millennials rule out building investment portfolio - - 2018-04-24

New research by mobile investing app Dabbl has revealed a surprising lack of investment activity amongst millennials in the UK &...

AIC expands investment company universe - - 2018-04-24

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has expanded its universe of investment companies. From 31 March 2018, non-AIC member UK Real Estate Investment...

More Thoughts About Data and Things? - Paul McNabb, Episode1 - 2018-04-23

Basic economics tells us that markets are efficient when supply and demand are in balance. Too many goods brought to market, and prices fall. Too much demand for scarce supply and prices rise. Alth...

Ashfords advises Mobius Motors on Equity and Debt Fundraising - - 2018-04-23

Mobius Motors, a Kenya-based automaker who design and manufactures durable, affordable vehicles for Africa, has successfully closed an equity and debt fundin...

Management teams - unchained - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2018-04-23

Founders fight.  It’s how they fight that matters.  Do they fight like a married couple (staying together), a married couple (wanting a divorce), siblings, in the primary ...

Beauhurst comment on ICAEW’s Small Business Taskforce manifesto - - 2018-04-23

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EIS helps to make the UK 'champions of small business and entrepreneurs' - Mark Brownridge, EISA - 2018-04-23

As we close the doors on yet another eventful tax year, it was fitting that at the Spring Statement 2018, Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer should comment that the UK “a...

New Barclays UK Ventures unit to drive growth and innovation - - 2018-04-23

Barclays UK has launched a new unit that will focus on developing new business lines, promoting innovation and driving returns within Barclays UK.  ...

Albion backed Orchard Therapeutics signs strategic deal with GSK - - 2018-04-23

GSK and Orchard Therapeutics, which is bakced by Albion Capital. have announced a strategic agreement, u...

Calculus completes two investments - - 2018-04-23

  Calculus has completed two follow-on investments into portfolio companies Weedingtech and Quai. These investments represent further fun...

Foresight EIS fund invests £1.05 million in Codeplay Software - - 2018-04-23

Leading Edinburgh-ba...

Jane Silber appointed as Chair of Oxford AI spin-out Diffblue - - 2018-04-20

Diffblue, the Oxford-based world leader in AI for code, today announces that Jane Silber has been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors. Silber was most r...

Reality Zero One secures £285k funding - - 2018-04-20

Reality Zero One has secured £285,000 investment from startup funders and private investors  including the ...

New investment venture to support Scotland's social entrepreneurs - - 2018-04-20

A new mission-led investment venture aimed at stimulating social entrepreneurship in Scotland has been launched by leading responsible finance provider ...

Platform-facilitated lending approaches £9 billion, says P2PFA - - 2018-04-20

Quarterly data covering the period up to the end of March 2018, published today by the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA), reveals that cumulativ...

The cost of being a tech entrepreneur - - 2018-04-20

Tech entrepreneurs can expect to spend around £380,000 over the first year of a new venture according to new research from ...

SMEs across the North East set to benefit from new funding - - 2018-04-20

Maven Capital Partners has been appointed to manage the £27 million North East Development Capital Fund (NEDCF), which will provide equity, debt an...

Amberside Capital & CH1 Investments launch new crowd bond platform - - 2018-04-20

Amberside Capital and CH1 Investment Partners have joined forces to launch an innovative cr...

Achieving more Women in the C-Suite - Erin Platts, Silicon Valley Bank - 2018-04-19

Our Women in Technology Leadership 2018 rep...

Touch Biometrix secures investment from Deepbridge Capital - - 2018-04-19

Touch Biometrix, a UK company aiming to change the way we interact with technology for user authentication are pleased to announce they have receiv...

Zelluna Immunotherapy appoints Arjan Roozen as CTO - - 2018-04-19

Zelluna Immunotherapy, the biotechnology company specializing in T-cell receptor (TCR) immunotherapies targeting a broad range of solid cancers with a hig...

LNC Therapeutics appoints new CEO - - 2018-04-19

LNC Therapeutics, a French biotech company specializing in research and development for gut microbiome-based drugs, has announced the appointment of Dr. G...

Kuber Ventures highlights the flexibility of EIS / SEIS as tax planning tools - - 2018-04-19

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Shoosmiths advises Octopus on City Pantry deal - - 2018-04-19

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised long standing clients Octopus Investments on i...

Triodos Bank raises over £7 million in first three months - - 2018-04-19

Triodos Bank, a global leader in sustainable banking, has raised over £7 million for five organisations delivering positive social...

Pharmacy2U secures further investment - - 2018-04-19

  Pharmacy2U, the UK’s largest NHS online pharmacy, has secured a further £40 million investment to support th...

UK VC investment takes a breather after a bumper 2017 - - 2018-04-18

One $100 million round helps push UK tally to exceed $1 billion in first quarter of the year Fintech on the top spot once again but other UK top transactio...

Susie Farnon joins AIC Board - - 2018-04-18

The Board of the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has appointed Susie Farnon as a non-executive director with effe...

Oxford Capital joins $8m funding for eporta - - 2018-04-18

eporta, a London-based B2B interior marketplace startup, has raised $8 million in a series A funding round led by US investor Canvas Ventures as it looks trans...

Seraphim publishes latest Space Index - - 2018-04-18

Seraphim Capital has published its analysis of the last quarters SpaceTech Venture Capital transactions. Every quarter it carefully monitors the investme...

iContract successfully raises over £800,000 - - 2018-04-18

iContract, the online platform connecting contractors with recruiters, closed its latest round of investment last week - after successfully raisin...

PingGo secures investment and a place in Seed Haus - - 2018-04-18

PingGo, a media engagement platform for high growth companies, has secured investment of £30K from the ...

Why I sometimes feel like a relationship therapist! - Simon Blakey - 2018-04-17

The Invested Investor is a publishing project that aims to increase the success rate for entrepreneurs and early investors by sharing the journeys of founders and investors and learning from their ...

PwC / CB Insights MoneyTree Report for Q1 2018 - - 2018-04-17

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Edison 2018 earnings forecasts - - 2018-04-17

2018 earnings forecasts, Edison view: “Geopolitics will in our view continue to present headline risk for the rest of the year. The US/China trade détente has broken...

GetRentr raises over £500k in seed funding round - - 2018-04-17

Geo-spatial powered property compliance platform GetRentr has raised over £500,000 from a group of strategic investors including ...

Development Bank of Wales invests £3.8m in mobility specialists Middletons - - 2018-04-17

Middletons, accessible furniture and mobility specialists, plan to open new stores in Cardiff, Swansea and Wrexham following a £3.8 million equity co-i...

Henley Business Angels calls entrepreneurs seeking seed finance - - 2018-04-17

Henley Business Angels are inviting applications from entrepreneurs seeking seed finance. If you are an entrepreneur or know of an entrepreneur who is a graduate of or is connected with Henley Busi...

Seraphim Capital launches Space Camp Accelerator - - 2018-04-17

Seraphim Capital has launched Space Camp Accelerator, the UK’s first dedicated accelerator programme for startups in the spacetech industry. Backed by both the UK and European space agencies,...

GTM blog series: The Boring GTM Detail That Really Matters - Siobhan Clarke, Episode1 - 2018-04-16

GTM I- The Detail:  What are the individual areas we should think about? ...

OurCrowd reaches 20th exit - - 2018-04-16

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Startup Funding Club invests in 36 UK startups - - 2018-04-16

Startup Funding Club (SFC), the award-winning network of Business Angels and early-stage Investment Fund, has closed the first tranc...

EISA publishes 'Brexit vs Deal Flow' report - - 2018-04-16

Since Britain voted to leave the European Union in June 2016, it has been reported that the UK economy has received ever-greater levels of private investment into the capital. A record £2.99b...

Office Space in Town-led investment group acquires iconic hotel - - 2018-04-16

Office Space in Town, one of the UK’s leading award-winning serviced office providers, has led an investment group to acquire Burgh Island Hot...

Chelverton Investor Club funding for VeloVixen - - 2018-04-16

Chelverton Asset Management, a specialist investor in sub-FTSE 100 quoted equities and unquoted SMEs, has completed its first transaction of 2018 with a furth...

The importance of Knowledge Intensive Companies - Dermot Campbell, Kuber Ventures - 2018-04-16

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Kids Planet secures £6.5m follow-on funding from BGF - - 2018-04-16

Family-owned Kids Planet has received a further £6.5m investment from BGF as it plans to double th...

deVere comments on FCA cryptocurrency review - - 2018-04-13

  The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) cryptocurrency review will be one of the most impactful regulatory reviews in modern times and will shape the burgeoning crypto market for...

Liberis secures £57.5m to support 100,000 jobs by 2020 - - 2018-04-13

  Leading small business finance provider Liberis has secured £57.5m in combined fun...

TrakCel to supply UK’s Northern Alliance cell therapy partnership - - 2018-04-13

TrakCel, the industry-leading software developer for cell and gene therapy supply chain tracking and orchestration, announces today it will be the organization re...

Deepbridge leads on £5.4m investment in vTime - - 2018-04-13

  Deepbridge Capital, the tax-efficient investment manager, has closed a £5.4m Series ...

Microsoft and Intramezzo launch new crowdfunding platform Stakeholderz - - 2018-04-13

Microsoft for Startups supports the launch of Stakeholderz, a unique investment platform for technology ventures Executive recruitment firm...

Finance Durham Fund invests £250k in Muss Styling - - 2018-04-13

  The Finance Durham fund, established by Durham County Council and managed by Maven Capital Partners, has invested £250,000 in pionee...

Jenson SEIS and EIS Fund invests in Enploy - - 2018-04-12

The Jenson SEIS and EIS Fund 2017/18 has invested into Enploy Ltd. Enploy teach entrepreneuri...

VentureEU: €2.1 billion to boost venture capital investment - - 2018-04-12

The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have launched a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme (VentureEU) to boost investment in innovativ...

Investments into Finnish startups hit a new record high - - 2018-04-12

Statistics collected by Finnish Business Angels Network ry (FiBAN) and Finish Venture Capital As...

CoInvestor supports Oxford Capital’s drive to digitise - - 2018-04-12

CoInvestor, the leading supplier of integrated technology to the alternative asset sector, has been selected by Ox...

Spectral Edge secures $5.3m from Parkwalk and IQ Capital - - 2018-04-12

Spectral Edge, the image fusion technology specialists, has secured $5.3 million in further funding from existing investors ...

British Robotics Seed Fund invests in Redbeard - - 2018-04-12

Birmingham-based Redbeard, a firm that develops code for Apple (iOS) apps has secured investment from the ...

Advancing the Roadmap for Impact Investing - Chris Jurgens and Robynn Steffen - 2018-04-11

By Chris Jurgens and Robynn Steffen As the impact investing movement rounds the corner into its second deca...

SEP's Calum Paterson appointed Chair of BVCA - - 2018-04-11

The British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) has welcomed Calum Paterson...

Maven invests £1.1m in WaterBear Education - - 2018-04-11

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active private equity houses, has completed a £1.1 million VCT investment in WaterBear Education...

YFM Equity Partners backs EIKON - - 2018-04-11

Funds advised and managed by YFM Equity Partners, the specialist private equity fund manager have backed an investment into ...

VCT fundraising for 2017/18 close to all-time high - - 2018-04-11

The Association of Investment Companies (The AIC) has published the fundraising figure for Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) fo...

Chargifi announces additional £5m investment - - 2018-04-11

Chargifi, the foundational technology for scaling wireless power, announces that it has raised a £5 million funding round.  The investm...

Angel investors through the ages - William Armstrong & Armorer Donkin - - 2018-04-10

  William Armstrong was an inventor, scientist, industrialist and philanthropist. He is most famous for revolutionising artillery during the Crimean war. However, his initial entry to ...

Mecia Technologies sells Science Warehouse - - 2018-04-10

Mercia will receive proceeds of £10.5million (net of transaction expenses) and will recognise an immediate realised gain of £0.6million, compared with the holding valu...

FCA statement on cryptocurrency derivatives - - 2018-04-10

We are aware of a growing number of UK firms offering so-called cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency-related assets. As indicated in our Feedback Statement on DLT, cryptocurrencies are not currently...

Tech company start-ups in Scotland up 77 per cent - - 2018-04-10

The number of new tech companies being set up in Scotland rose by 77 per cent in 2017 according to new analysis by RSM. In total, th...

Idinvest Partners hits first close of its third digital fund - - 2018-04-10

  Idinvest Partners, a leading investor in SMEs across Europe, has announced today the first close ...

European venture capital matches US performance says eFront - - 2018-04-10

European venture capital funds are often compared unfavourably to their US peers, but the latest analysis from eFront shows that this consensus has been ...

Investment opportunity - - 2018-04-10

Click here for more information https://www.fundingforentrepreneurs.co.uk/fundingpage2017...

The Week That Was - Harriet Green, OFF3R - 2018-04-09

The Week That Was is released by OFF3R. At OFF3R you can compare investments from leading ...

Brexit bad for business & will be bad for Britain - Simon Murdoch, Episode 1 - 2018-04-09

I don’t normally write about politics, being just a VC with interests and/or experience of over 50 UK businesses over a long career. But an old ...

10 New Tax Year Resolutions for Angels - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2018-04-09

With the new tax year upon us, why not make some resolutions to be a better investor next year? 1. Get all your S/EIS paperwork into order so completing your next tax return will be a cinch...

Ukrainian Startup Investment Grew Threefold in 2017 - - 2018-04-09

Over the last few years Ukraine has seen its digital markets and innovation scene grow very fast. Ukrainian startups (or startups founded by Ukrainian entrepreneurs), raised $265 milli...

NorthInvest reports rise in tech investments across North of England - - 2018-04-09

The region’s newest investment arm, NorthInvest, reports significant growth of across the North following a 25% increase in membership. ...

Great British Private Investor Summit announces Keynote Speaker - - 2018-04-09

AngelNews is delighted to announce that Iain Martin, editor of Reaction, will be a keynote speaker at the Great...

mbp.com captures £5 million from Mobeus and Beringea - - 2018-04-09

Mobeus Equity Partners and Beringea have co-invested in a £5 million funding round for&nb...

Blackfinch welcomes new investment managers - - 2018-04-09

Blackfinch has welcomed two new investment managers to its growing team: Jolyon Ridgwell and Stuart Tyler Lloyd. Both new hires bring extensive experience and ...

MMC Ventures exits Small World - - 2018-04-09

One of Europe’s leading mid-market private equity investors, Equistone, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in MMC’s portfolio company ...

Kaiku Health raises €4.4 million - - 2018-04-06

Finnish digital health company Kaiku Health Oy, which provides intelligent patient monitoring software for healthcare providers across Europe, has c...

Invoice finance and asset-based lending rises to £23.4bn - - 2018-04-06

Invoice finance and asset-based lending in the UK stood at £22.2 billion at the end of 2017, up five per cent on the funds advanced at the end of 2016, figures published by ...

Filiassur welcomes Tikehau Capital as anchor shareholder - - 2018-04-06

Tikehau Capital, the alternative asset management and investment group, has acquired a stake in Filiassur to support the company&rsq...

Liverpool ChiroChem raises £1.5m - - 2018-04-06

Liverpool ChiroChem (LCC), the specialist Liverpool based chemical intermediates company...

Zilingo raises $54 million Series C - - 2018-04-06

Zilingo has raised $54 million in a Series C funding, to grow further and expand internationally. This takes total funding raised by ...

Newsvoice.com raises 2 million SEK - - 2018-04-06

Newsvoice, a news app that aims to change the way we read the news, raises 2 million SEK from private business angels and ...

Funding up 27.5% on Q1 2017 says Funderbeam Global Funding Report - - 2018-04-05

Download the report here https://www.funderbeam.com/reports....

Barclays Eagle Lab will help Isle of Man businesses - - 2018-04-05

Barclays Eagle Labs are a community resource that offer a range of resources including co-working space, expert mentoring, training workshops, a fully-eq...

EIS & VCT changes - what do they mean for my clients and me? Part 3 - James Ramsay, TEPS - 2018-04-05

The changes to the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) announced in the Budget have almost all now been settled in. Royal Assent was given o...

Why we're all in sales - Siobhan Clarke - 2018-04-05

You’ve built an amazing product. It’s faster, better, cheaper – and returns massive amount of Karmic goodness to the universe to boot. All you need to do is put it on your website...

Green angel investment and the opportunity for female investors - Caroline Halliday - 2018-04-05

Research carried out by the University of Glasgow a few years ago found there had been encouraging growth in the proportion of women business angels, rising from 3% in 2008 to 12% in 2014. ...

Ascension Ventures ASCEND Fund IV fully invested - - 2018-04-05

Ascension Ventures' fourth SEIS Fund, the ASCEND Fund IV, is now fully invested...

deVere expands in Germany with new Munich offices - - 2018-04-05

  Brexit has prompted one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations to launch in Munich.. deVere Group has expanded its deVere Germ...

Stem + Glory smashes crowdfunding target - - 2018-04-04

Award-winning restaurant Stem + Glory has smashed its crowdfunding target so quickly, that it is closing its campaign two weeks early – a move that ...

BGF exits Decision Tech - - 2018-04-04

Moneysupermarket.com has agreed to acquire BGF-backed Decision Tech following a period of ...

The Invested Investor: Breaking down barriers between patients and pharmacies - - 2018-04-04

The Invested Investor helps increase the success rate for entrepreneurs by sharing stories from those who have done it. The enterprise has announced its latest podcast interview, focusing on the ch...

Oregon Timber Frame Limited completes buyout - - 2018-04-04

Selkirk-based Oregon Timber Frame Limited has completed a buy-out of its non-management shareholders, including the 15% stake in the business held by its larg...

FIBAN Exit of the year awarded to a 7-Angel Syndicate - - 2018-04-04

The Finnish Business Angel Exit of the Year 2017 has been given to a business angel syndicate including seven business...

Entrepreneurs invited to join Social Entrepreneurs Programme - - 2018-04-04

The award-winning Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme, in partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs and...

Andy Murray makes first investments of 2018 - - 2018-04-03

British tennis champion Andy Murray has backed two early-stage businesses as part of his strategic relationship with Seedrs, today investing undisclosed amounts into innovative UK f...

UK Finance responds to green finance task force report - - 2018-04-03

Responding to the publication of the Green Finance Taskforce report, Paul Chisnall, Director of Financial Policy and Operations at UK Finance, commented: ...

What to make of the KI EIS fund consultation - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2018-04-03

Over the years I’ve known the teams at HM Treasury responsible for the EIS and VCT schemes and have been continuously impressed with the standards they have set in terms of engagement with th...

Susie Farnon appointed to AIC Board - - 2018-04-03

The AIC Board has announced that, following Sarah Evans’ retirement from the Board in January this year, Susie Farnon has been co-opted as a non-...

Midaxo Raises €12.9 Million in Series B Funding - - 2018-04-03

Midaxo, the Finnish developer of the award-winning cloud M&A platform, has announced a €12.9m funding round comprising of &eur...

Crowdcube launches regional equity campaign - - 2018-04-03

Crowdcube, the world&rsqu...

Aster hires serial entrepreneur Jérome Joaug - - 2018-04-03

Aster has announced the hiring of Jérome Joaug. Jérome Joaug, a serial entrepreneur, co-founder of Nymbly and Cambridge Nanosyst...

Britbots' second robotics & AI fund on target - - 2018-04-03

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The Week That Was - Harriet Green, OFF3R - 2018-04-03

The Week That Was is released by OFF3R. At OFF3R you can compare investments from leading ...

Kuber comments on EIS market - Dermot Campbell - 2018-03-29

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLEwmfAwZew...

Growth Street to inject £20m into Welsh economy - - 2018-03-29

  Growth Street, an alternative finance provider for UK SMEs, plans to inject £20m into growing Wels...

Higher value bands gain momentum in vc funding activity - - 2018-03-29

There are signs of improved investor confidence in making large investments as higher value venture capital funding (VC) bands gain momentum, according to ...

Aim market capitalisations at record high - - 2018-03-29

  Moore Stephens the top ten accounting and advisory firm, has carried out an in-depth survey amongst directors of ...

LendingCrowd secures £2m in funding - - 2018-03-29

LendingCrowd has secured an external funding round of £2 million following a strong 2017 for the peer-to-peer (P2P) lender, ...

Testplant acquires NCC Group's web performance division - - 2018-03-29

Eggplant (formerly Testplant), the provider of Digital Automation Intelligence so...

Three Hills Capital invests in Sigma - - 2018-03-29

Three Hill Capital Partners has announced its investment in Sigma Retail Solutions. Sigma is a...

LetsGetChecked Raises $12 million - - 2018-03-29

LetsGetChecked, the medical health testing platform that allows customers to access regulated laboratory testing ...

Breed Reply invests in Metron and TAG Sensors - - 2018-03-28

Breed Reply, a leading active operational investor in early-stage Internet of Things (IoT) businesses, has today announced investments in France-b...

UKBAA opens Angel Investment Hub in Cambridge - - 2018-03-28

The UK Business Angels Association has opened a new Angel Investment Hub in the heart of Cambridge. The Bra...

Development Bank of Wales confirms commitment to North Wales - - 2018-03-28

Business is booming across north Wales, with the latest figures from the Development Bank of Wales showing an increase in investment appetite across our...

Cambridge firm Glyconics signs agreement with Ghent University - - 2018-03-28

Glyconics has signed an exclusive licensing deal with Ghent University in Belgium for its proprietary method for the measurement of Diabetes and Renal insuff...

Octopus publishes High Growth Small Business Report 2018 - - 2018-03-28

Economic value of 22,074 high growth small businesses revealed in new report More than 3,000 new jobs created every week by these bu...

Innovation Point and Development Bank of Wales back University social network - - 2018-03-28

The Development Bank of Wales has invested i...

Investor Confidence Rises in March says State Street - - 2018-03-28

State Street Global Exchange today released the results of the State Street Investor Confidence Index® (ICI) for March 2018. ...

ELITE Company eToro successfully completes $100m capital raising - - 2018-03-27

ELITE Club Deal, London Stock Exchange Group’s private placement platform for ELITE companies and professional investors, today announces the completion of...

Q1 European angel investment exceeds previous years - - 2018-03-27

2018 has so far proven to be fairly promising in terms of the aggregate value of announced angel investment deals targeting Western European companies, according to Zephyr, the M&A database pub...

Renephra secures £231k from Deepbridge & Catapult - - 2018-03-27

Renephra, a medical device company, today announced that it has raised £231,000 fr...

Allbright backs Tech Will Save Us - - 2018-03-27

All Bright has participated in a £3m Series A funding round into Tech Will Save Us, led by Ini...

Resonance event marks launch of Resonance West Midlands SITR Fund - - 2018-03-27

Following the long-awaited launch of the Resonance's latest impact investment fund, dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage in the We...

The Week That Was - Harriet Green, OFF3R - 2018-03-26

THE ROUNDUP The Facebook fiasco. “Shame if you missed it” tweeted billionaire investor Jim Mellon on Monday, talking abo...

deVere CEO says Twitter boss is wrong to be so bullish Bitcoin - - 2018-03-26

  Bitcoin will not become the world’s sole currency in 10 years - there will be many successful cryptocurrencies - and Ethereum is likely to take over B...

Mobeus leads £3.8m investment in SuperCarers - - 2018-03-26

  Mobeus Equity Partners has led a £3.8 million funding round for ...

Beechbrook backs executive search specialist Leathwaite - - 2018-03-26

Beechbrook Capital is supporting further expansion at Leathwaite, the global human capital specialist. The ...

Ruffena Capital backs £3.25m MBO of SGS Gases - - 2018-03-26

Ruffena Capital has completed the management buyout of SGS Gases, a west country based business that has grown...

Sapphire Ventures leads $20m funding for cloud data firm Matillion - - 2018-03-26

YFM Equity Partners joins Sap...

BGF exits Duncan and Todd - - 2018-03-26

The Duncan & Todd Group, the leading optical provider in Scotland, has secured a £15m investment from the Scottish office of ...

Advice to entrepreneurs: how to approach investors - Peter Cowley, The Invested Investor - 2018-03-26

Investors have a reputation for secrecy, and often put up a road block to founders. However, this does not need to be the norm. There are probably hundreds of fundraising fo...

IW Capital drives growth for Elevation Financial Group - - 2018-03-23

Mayfair based private equity firm IW Capital has completed its latest deal with ...

Can you become an investment company ISA millionaire? - - 2018-03-23

New research from the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) using Morningstar data looks at which investment companies have performed be...

Independent Forgings & Alloys receives £8.5m from BGF - - 2018-03-23

Sheffield-headquartered Independent Forgings & Alloys, one of Britain’s leading independent aeros...

EdTech pioneer Simply Do Ideas raises £550,000 - - 2018-03-23

Cardiff-based Simply Do Ideas, the education technology firm that helps people build and test their ideas, has raised £550,00...

BGF Ventures backs Streetbees - - 2018-03-23

Streetbees, a global research platform that is being used by the world’s biggest consumer companies, has raised $5.1 million in Seed funding to date....

Newable backs £3 million fund raise for Hummingbird Technologies - - 2018-03-23

Hummingbird Technologies, the UK’s leading drone and satellite enabled data and imagery analytics business for precision agriculture, has announced ...

Colnvestor Connect expands scope with private equity funds - - 2018-03-22

CoInvestor Connect, CoInvestor’s alternative asset investment platform for sophisticated private investors, has expanded its offering with t...

The Primal Pantry secures investment from NVM - - 2018-03-22

NVM Private Equity has invested £3 million of growth capital into Maidenhead-based branded food business The P...

G20 must adopt common cryptocurrency regulations, says deVere - - 2018-03-22

The G20 must work towards an agreement to adopt common regulations for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, says the boss of one of the world’s leading independent financial services organi...

Gorilla in the room raises seed funding from Mercia - - 2018-03-22

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Honeypot publishes 2018 Women in Tech Index - - 2018-03-22

Honeypot study analyses the gender pay gap in the OECD and EU technology industry, revealing the best opportunities for women....

Livingbridge identifies 'entrepreneurs to watch' in hospitality sector - - 2018-03-22

Livingbridge, the mid-market private equity firm, has today announced the publication of its Ones to W...

UK must embrace refugees’ entrepreneurial potential, says CFE report - - 2018-03-21

The Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE), the entrepreneurship think tank, has released a report calling on the UK to empower resettled...

Digital Reasoning raises $30 million - - 2018-03-21

Digital Reasoning, a leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) that understands human intentions and behaviors, has raised $30 million in new funding. BN...

Archangels and SIB invest £2m in drug delivery company BDD - - 2018-03-21

Archangels, the Edinburgh-based business angel syndicate, the Scottish Investment Bank, ...

Inflexion backs buyout of Chambers and Partners - - 2018-03-21

Inflexion has completed the buyout of Chambers and Partners, the leading global provider of legal ran...

Investment risk appetite on the rise, says SyndicateRoom - - 2018-03-21

A survey of 1,102 UK-based private retail investors by the online investment platform SyndicateRoom and FTI Consulting has shown that...

Kernel Capital leads £1.5m investment in Causeway Sensors - - 2018-03-21

The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund (NI) has led a £1.2 million investment in Queens University Belfast (QUB) spin-out ...

Aberdeen Standard Investments and 21 Partners announce new venture - - 2018-03-20

Aberdeen Standard Investments and 21 Partners have announced the establishment of a new UK based 50:50 joint venture (JV) – 21 Aberdeen Standard Investments Limited (21ASI) – with the i...

Stellar introduces Estate and Succession service - - 2018-03-20

Stellar has launched its Estate and Succession Planning (ESP) Portfolio Services as part of its ongoing commitment to provide greater choice, simplicity and transparency for investors to plan for t...

LBO performance reaches 10-year high, says eFront report - - 2018-03-20

eFront’s latest quarterly private equity data shows that LBO performance reached a 10-year high in 2017, while overall risk levels redu...

We are entrepreneurs too. We feel your pain. - Adrian Lloyd, Episode 1 - 2018-03-20

I occasionally half joke with entrepreneurs that we are entrepreneurs too who are building a startup venture capital business and we have particularly f...

Tora launches Crypto Asset Management Solution - - 2018-03-20

Tora, the world&r...

YFM backs MBO of Checkmate Fire - - 2018-03-20

YFM Equity Partners, the specialist private equity fund manager has backed the MBO of Checkmate Fire Solutions Limited, ...

Social Network for Women GirlCrew.com launches in the UK - - 2018-03-20

There are countless apps available to find a date, but what about new friends? GirlCrew...

What would a Corbyn-led Labour Government mean for tax-advantaged investing? - Kealan Doyle, Symvan Capital - 2018-03-19

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Angel Deal of the Month - Incereb - - 2018-03-19

  Hats off to HBAN who funded an angel deal just 48 hours after the pitch. How did this investment which is possibly the ...

Lithuanian Business Angel Network launches - - 2018-03-19

The  Lithuanian Business Angel Network (LitBAN) launched on March 14th in Vilnius, Lithuania, and was an overwhel...

UK Finance responds to SME Finance Monitor Q4'17 - - 2018-03-19

Responding to the publication of the SME Finance Monitor for Q4 2017, Stephen Pegge, Director of Commercial Finance, UK Finance, said: ...

The Week That Was - - 2018-03-19

Chancellor Philip Hammond told us on Tuesday that, come his November Budget, we should expect to see the taxation of digital companies, tax increases on single-use plastics (with the mone...

Technology investments are the future for VCTs, says Albion - - 2018-03-19

Patrick Reeve, Managing Partner, Albion Capital, comments on VCT changes heralded by Royal Assent of the Finance Bill:   “The Finance ...

Why good startups pay higher salaries - Arthur Krebbers - 2018-03-19

I remember the graduate dilemma well: “Work for a large firm, learn on someone else’s wallet!” was one option touted to me. Versus “Join a young organisation and get some re...

Angels through history - Brodie McGhie Willcox - - 2018-03-19

  Brodie McGhie Willcox was a shipbroker who, in the early 19th Century, teamed up with the sailor, Arthur Anderson, to found a shipping line called the Peninsular and Oriental Steam N...

Valuation unchained - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2018-03-19

  In the febrile three weeks before the end of the tax year, when many investors will be looking for ways to use up some S/EIS allowance, the hunt for a deal, any dea...

Deepbridge comment on EIS consultation - Andrew Aldridge, Deepbridge Capital - 2018-03-16

Andrew Aldridge, Partner, Head of Marketing at Deepbridge Capital, said: "As an investment manager that utilises EIS to almost solely support ‘Knowledge Intensive&rs...

EIS and the benefit of experience - Andrew Aldridge, Deepbridge Capital - 2018-03-16

We have all witnessed the evolution of the financial services sector over recent years. As the sector has become increasingly complicated, and it’s become impractical for advisers to be exper...

Tikehau Capital and SPRIM Ventures launch VC investment platform - - 2018-03-16

Tikehau Capital, the pan-European alternative asset management and investment company, and SPRIM Ventures, a worl...

Honcho raises £850,000 from Finance Durham - - 2018-03-16

The Finance Durham fund, established by Durham County Council and managed by Maven Capital Partners has helped raise £850,000,...

YFM backs augmented reality specialist Ncam - - 2018-03-16

YFM Equity Partners, the specialist private equity fund manager have backed an investment into Ncam Technologies Limited, a provider of innovative and leading Augmented Reality solutions for the en...

Wealth Management CEOs concerned over tech expertise - - 2018-03-16

63 per cent of CEOs are worried about the lack of digital skills among senior leadership, according to a report by PwC. A further 67 per cent are troubled about a lack of digit...

Edison Strategic Insight 2018 earnings forecasts - - 2018-03-16

Edison Strategic Insight, 2018 earnings forecasts: "Despite the increase in equity market volatility, there has been little follow-through to economic fundamentals due to Brexit u...

NVM leads £5 million investment in CURRENTBODY - - 2018-03-15

NVM Private Equity has led a £5 million growth capital minority investment into Manchester-based ...

Augentius appoints new Business Development Director to drive American expansion - - 2018-03-15

  Augentius, the specialist global service provider to private equity and real estate funds, has appointed ...

Airsorted raises £5m to fuel global expansion - - 2018-03-15

Airsorted, the world’s largest hosting management service, today announces the successful completion of a Series A funding round worth £5 million ...

Larger SMEs more optimistic says SME Finance Monitor - - 2018-03-15

BDRC has published its quarterly SME Finance Monitor. The largest and most frequent study of its kind in ...

Entrepreneurs’ relief proposal should be introduced with immediate effect - - 2018-03-15

  A welcome proposal from the Government in relation to entrepreneurs’ relief which should be introduced with immediate effect, says Nimesh Shah, partner ...

Cynthia Nadal talks about the thrill of helping young companies to succeed - Cynthia Nadal - 2018-03-15

“I studied in the States and began my career over there, working in banking. A few years in, I was lucky enough to be hired by a financial data start-up called Markit. In the 11 years I spent...

Digital Festival announces line-up - - 2018-03-15

  The founding editor-in-chief of Wired, established fintech leaders and a Silicon Valley investor are just some of the names businesses can...

WBAF joins G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion - - 2018-03-14

The World Business Angels Investment Forum became an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (...

Avanite secures £500k from DSW Angels - - 2018-03-14

Dow Schofield Watts Angels – the new Northern angel network – has completed its inaugural deal, with a £500,000 investment in Warri...

Gousto raises extra £28.5 million - - 2018-03-14

UK-leading meal-kit company, Gousto, has raised a further £28.5m additional equity funding from new and existing investors: Hargreave Hale, Angel CoFun...

Ascension Ventures Centaur EIS Fund I fully invested - - 2018-03-14

Ascension Ventures has now fully invested its CENTAUR EIS Fund I . Across the 17/18 tax year, the fund invested in 8 EIS qualif...

MMC Ventures launches AI podcast - - 2018-03-14

The research-led venture capital firm, MMC Ventures, has launched a new podcast series, ‘Beyond the Hype: Artificial Intelligence&rs...

6 in 10 investors would consider cryptocurrency, says deVere - - 2018-03-14

Six out of 10 people with currently no exposure to cryptocurrencies would consider including cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin into their investment portfolios, reveals a new global poll. Meanw...

Bruntwood set to acquire Innovation Birmingham - - 2018-03-14

Leading property company, Bruntwood is set to acquire Innovation Birmingham, heralding a new era of major expans...

How Newable helped Jellagen move forward - Andrew Mearns Spragg, Jellagen - 2018-03-14

“Ever since I was a boy, I’ve been fascinated by anything to do with the ocean. I ended up in academia, in marine chemistry, that’s where I made the connection between jellyfish a...

WiseAlpha wins Best Investment Provider - - 2018-03-13

WiseAlpha, the UK’s first investment platform to give everyday investors and savers access to high yield institutional corporate bonds, has been...

GTR Ventures makes debut investments in 5 FinTechs - - 2018-03-13

  GTR Ventures, the world’s first investment and venture-building platform spe...

Oaksmore's innovative ISA will support heritage projects - - 2018-03-13

A new Innovative Finance ISA which allows consumers to invest in British history The team behind Oaksmore ISA have launched more than 200 propert...

Lendingblock appoints Andrew Mullinger as an advisor - - 2018-03-13

Lendingblock, the open exchange for cryptocurrency loans, today announces the appointment of Funding Circle co-founder Andrew Mullinger as an...

Top 10 VCs investing more money on fewer deals in 2017, says GlobalData - - 2018-03-13

  An analysis by ...

Crypto-currency investors will buy more as valuations rise - - 2018-03-13

New research1 from Citigate Dewe Rogerson, the international communications agency, among investors with investments in crypto-currencies, reveals 56% intend to buy more over the ne...

Sustainable finance plan must be practical & flexible, says Invest Europe - - 2018-03-12

Private equity is well-placed to support the European Commission’s sustainable finance plan, but any further measures need to take into account the diversity of the industry, says Invest Euro...

Addressing the barriers faced by woman angels - - 2018-03-12

International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women’s social, political, economical and cultural achievements worldwide, and also recognise the need to continually push for...

The Week That Was - Harriet Green, OFF3R - 2018-03-12

The Week That Was is released every week by OFF3R. At OFF3R you can compare investments from leading ...

Intelligence Fusion beats funding target - - 2018-03-12

Technology business Intelligence Fusion has broken through its £400,000 target and has gone on to raise over £486,0...

Midven secures £35 million of Midlands Engine Investment Fund - - 2018-03-12

Leading venture capital firm Midven has been appointed to manage the £35 million equity finance portion of t...

The Struggle - Damien Lane, Episode 1 - 2018-03-12

As early stage investors, in predominantly B2B startups, the team here at Episode 1 sees our portfolio companies wrestling with the many attempts to achieve Product Market Fit. We love backing very...

Watch SyndicateRoom's Future of Fintech - - 2018-03-12

Thank you to everyone that joined us in person and online for Nick Ogden’s talk; truly it was a night to remember. For those of you wishing to listen to the talks again...

OurCrowd opens Office in London - - 2018-03-12

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Augentius appoints MD in Asia - - 2018-03-09

Jimmy Leong has been appointed Managing Director of specialist global private equity and real estate fund administrator, Augentius, to drive business growth ...

Calculus comment on EIS & VCT rule changes - John Glencross - 2018-03-09

John Glencross, Chief Executive of award-winning EIS and VCT specialist Calculus Capital, said: "The Treasury has made it very clear that this is the end of the road for tax-motivated, low-risk inv...

Brickowner defies gloomy property market - - 2018-03-09

Property Investment site Brickowner experiences rapid growth hitting £1M invested by the public through the crowdfunding platform. In under ...

Incereb secures EUR50k from HBAN - - 2018-03-09

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation r...

NPIF invests £31 million in first year - - 2018-03-09

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) has invested £31 million in 207 Northern-based SMEs during the first 12 months of operation, as the Fund c...

Albion Capital strengthens tech team - - 2018-03-09

Albion Capital, the independent investment manager, has added three new recruits to its technology team as part of its strategic expansion in the sector. Catriona McDonald...

Energy tech innovator Labrador raises £500k - - 2018-03-09

Labrador Ltd has announced its latest high-profile investor as Daily Mail and General Trust...

Deepbridge comment on the Finance Bill - - 2018-03-08

  Deepbridge Capital comments on the likelihood of the Finance Bill receiving Royal Asset this month and its inclusion...

UiPath raises $153 million led by Accel - - 2018-03-08

  Industry leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) eclipses $1.1 billion valuation; validates RPA as a strategic imperative for digit...

Qured raises £1.1m through SeedLegals and Seedrs - - 2018-03-08

Qured, the innovative, on-demand healthcare provider, which delivers a doctor to your door, reveals new brand, expanded team and increased services thanks to unprecedented support and demand. ...

Crowdcube is 7 years old - - 2018-03-08

Crowdcube is 7 years old!  It was launched from a small office in the middle of Exeter. Today, it has grown the team across the UK and Spain, been named the No. 1 equity crowdfunding pla...

Pitch@Palace 9.0 selects tech entrepreneurs to compete at Boot Camp - - 2018-03-08

Pitch@Palace, the programme established by The Duke of York to guide and support Entrepreneurs in the development of their business ideas, today announces the 42 Entrepreneurs that have been select...

Commercial property investment spikes in Europe - - 2018-03-08

Research released by Knight Frank in the European Quarterly, Commercial Property Outlook (Q3 2017) proves a strong third quarter last year has put 2017 European investment volumes on course to beat...

Station 12 to raise £60 million - - 2018-03-08

Station 12 Asset Management, the specialist venture capital investor in media, entertainment...

Maven leads £1m NPIF investment in GradTouch - - 2018-03-07

  NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by ...

What new SEIS/EIS rules mean for firms planning to crowdfund - John Auckland, TribeFirst - 2018-03-07

We recently published an article from John Auckland from Tribe First about HMRC’s new SEIS/EIS guidelines. Since we released this, ...

WestBridge appoints new Investment Executive - - 2018-03-07

  Westbridge Capital has appointed a new Investment Executive as growth continues.   ...

GM Co Investment Fund targeting £15m into the Greater Manchester technology and innovation sectors - - 2018-03-07

The GM Co Investment Fund is a new approach to increasing the supply of capital to the pipeline of early-stage technology and innovation businesses coming out of GM. Developed by The Growth...

Inflexion backs Calco MBO - - 2018-03-07

Inflexion Private Equity has backed the management buyout of Calco Group B.V., a leading Dutch provider of outsourced IT recruitment and training services to large blue-chip corporates, specificall...

Albion VCT offers fully subscribed at £32m - - 2018-03-07

  Albion Capital, the leading independent investment manager, has closed its 2017/2018 VCT top up offers after successfully raising the &pou...

Origin Capital and Qi3 Ventures exit Lintbells - - 2018-03-07

Origin Capital and Qi3 Ventures have realised their joint investment in pet health company Lintbells.Origin and Qi3 backed Lintbells at an early stage of it’s growth, in April 2012, at ...

Cellesce closes fundraising to grow cancer organoid business - - 2018-03-07

Cellesce the cancer organoid bioprocessing and scale-up company has announced a successful six-figure funding round that will open up opportunities to introduce i...

P2P default forecasts rising: should investors worry? - Marc Shoffman - 2018-03-06

Default forecasts across some of the main consumer peer-to-peer lending platforms have begun ticking up. At the same time lenders have faced pressure to keep borr...

UKBAA names speaker line up for Midlands Investment Summit - - 2018-03-06

UKBAA has revealed the first 13 speakers confirmed to join the line-up at the UKBAA Midlands Investment Summit, Tuesday 20th March at Millennium Point. The line up inclu...

Launch of Transparency Capital brings PE returns to private investors - - 2018-03-06

Transparency Capital is the first and only world platform open to well-informed investors allowing them to access major European private e...

Bank of England push for cryptocurrency regulation will boost market, says deVere - - 2018-03-06

The Bank of England governor’s comments on the regulation of cryptocurrencies can be expected to help fuel a sustainable recovery of the likes of Bitcoin, Etehreum, Ripple, Litecoin and Dash....

World’s first crypto-complete wallet, metâme, launches ICO token sale - - 2018-03-06

Creating the world’s first crypto-complete wallet and universal personal data marketplace ...

Recycling Technologies secures backing from InterChem - - 2018-03-06

Recycling Technologies, a specialist in the chemical recycling of mixed plastic waste, announces a major strategic £1m equity investment fro...

The Week That Was - Harriet Green, OFF3R - 2018-03-05

THE ROUNDUP The moon might have better Wi-Fi than the Tube With so much snow and Brexit, you may have missed the fact that ...

Nuggets launches 60 million NUG bounty - - 2018-03-05

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Michelle Mone comments on Mark Carney's - - 2018-03-05

Baroness Michelle Mone OBE, co-founder of ...

Why angels don't invest - EBAN Report - 2018-03-05

EBAN has published its latest research report focused on understanding the reasons why angel investors choose not to invest in early stage SMEs. The report, titled “Why Busine...

Trind Ventures reaches first closing at €21 million - - 2018-03-05

EIF-supported...

5 things to do in the next 4 weeks - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2018-03-05

The end of the tax year is just one month away.  Here are five things to do before then. 1. I guess you banked some profits at the top of the market, so with cap...

Angels through history - Peter Thiel - - 2018-03-05

Peter Thiel made his money originally by working for Credit Suisse, before setting up his own Venture Capital Firm, Thiel Capital Management. Subsequently he has invested in many of the most famous...

Idinvest appoints Guillaume Cavalin as Legal Director - - 2018-03-05

  Idinvest Partners has appointed Guillaume Cavalin as Legal Director. He will report to Sylviane Guyonnet, Partner and COO at Idinvest Partners....

EIS & VCT changes – but what do they mean for my clients and me? Part 2 - James Ramsay, TEPS - 2018-03-05

The changes to the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) announced in the Budget have been digested. Royal Assent is expected around 8thMarch 2018 and some...

Co-investment tackles the housing crisis - - 2018-03-02

A development partnership has adopted a new funding model to unlock the potential of a residential development site in County Durham.  Durham-based Homes by Carlton has secured &pou...

Unigestion Secondary Opportunity IV reaches final close - - 2018-03-02

Unigestion, the boutique asset manager that focuses on guiding its clients with risk managed investment solutions, has completed the final close of Unigest...

17Capital publishes survey on liquidity in private equity funds - - 2018-03-02

17Capital’s survey on Liquidity in Private Equity Funds explores the views of more than 50 Limited Partners (LPs) and General Partners (GPs) in Europe ...

UKBAA launches Angel Hubs - - 2018-03-02

Working with key partners in locations across the UK, Angel Hubs offers a new, physical focal point from which to build and connect the angel community. As well as free co-working, ho...

Peakon raises $22m for global expansion - - 2018-03-02

Peakon has raised $22 million led by Balderton and joined by EQT Ventures, IDInvest and Sunstone. The company will be using the ...

Invoke Capital backed companies named 2018 'Most Innovative' - - 2018-03-02

Invoke Capital, the technology investment fund dedicated to unlocking the potential of European technology, has announced that two of its portfolio compa...

Anyfin raises €4.8 million - - 2018-03-02

Anyfin, a Stockholm-based startup that enables consumers to refinance their existing loans with a picture, has raised €4.8 million Series A investment led b...

Exploring Private Equity: AIC launches educational videos - - 2018-03-01

  It’s the second largest investment company sector, with total assets of £14.5 billion (to 31 January) and strong long-term per...

Albion comments on FCA/CFTC collaboration - Ed Lascelles - 2018-03-01

  Ed Lascelles, head of technology investment at Albion Capital, comments on the FCA/CFTC collaboration to support innovative Fintech entrepreneurs: ...

Augentius appoints new COO - - 2018-03-01

  Augentius, the specialist global service provider to private equity and real estate funds, has appointed James Watts to the role of Chief ...

Investor confidence on the up says State Street - - 2018-03-01

  State Street Global Exchange today released the results of the State Street Investor Confidence Index® (ICI) for February 2018....

ISA recommendations for all ages - - 2018-03-01

  With the end of the tax year drawing near, time is running out for investors to make the most of this year’s £20,000 ISA allowance. With their str...

Student entrepreneurs to be challenged in Silicon Valley - - 2018-02-28

Software for surgeons performing implants, an innovative fish tank cleaner, and laser power to boost the lifespan of aeroplanes are among the business ideas devised by students from ...

P2P lender CrowdProperty launches Finance ISA - - 2018-02-28

Specialist property peer-to-peer lender, CrowdProperty is launching its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA). The tax-free product will be open...

HBAN partners with New York-based Digital Irish Angels - - 2018-02-28

HBAN has announced its first overseas partnership with the New York-based Digital Irish Angels (DIA) Syndicate. The collaboration with HBAN, was officially launched at an event in the Residen...

Mayor’s Tech Fund and tech gurus support London Tech - - 2018-02-28

The London Co-Investment Fund – the Mayor of London’s early stage tech fund – has announced it is being supported by several successful tech gurus.  Entrepreneurs and investo...

HBAN Syndicate backs Hamstring Solo - - 2018-02-28

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, has m...

Kindred Capital closes £80m seed fund - - 2018-02-28

Launched in 2015, equitable venture firm Kindred Capital offers exceptional seed-stage entrepreneurs the opportunity to co-own the fund that invested in ...

BGF invests £6.3m in high-growth Dianomi - - 2018-02-28

Dianomi, a native content marketing platform used by financial advertisers and tier one publishers, has received £6.3m patient capital investment to ...

Capitama launches direct investment platform - - 2018-02-27

Capitama, the direct private investment platform for sophisticated and professional investors, is publicly launching ...

Foresight appointed manager for Midlands Engine Investment Fund - - 2018-02-27

Secretary of State Sajid Javid announced the launch of three funds providing up to £100 million of equity finance to redress a regional imbalance in SME funding options Launc...

deVere adds two new cryptocurrencies to app as market remains highly volatile - - 2018-02-27

  Despite almost all major cryptocurrencies ending last week in the red after another highly volatile few days, one of the world’s largest independent f...

OurCrowd joins Fast Company’s List of World’s Most Innovative Companies - - 2018-02-27

OurCrowd, a leading global equity crowdfunding platform, has made ...

UCL Technology & ParkWalk invest in MediaGamma - - 2018-02-27

The UCL Technology Fund has invested in MediaGamma, the predictive analytics software company, as part of a £...

Mobeus reaches £80 million VCT fundraising target early - - 2018-02-27

Mobeus' VCT fundraising offers have reached their aggregate £80 million target, bringing the firm’s total funds under management to more than £430 million. Mobeus now advi...

British Business Bank pledges £100m to help small businesses - - 2018-02-26

British Business Bank to support up to £100 million of lending to small businesses through its delivery partners UK Finance confirms an additional multi-million-pound package...

Foresight sells ICA Digital with 2.4x return - - 2018-02-26

Foresight Group has sold its investment in ICA Digital, realising a 2.4x return, through a trade sale to ASL Group. Fore...

Edison global perspectives - Alastair George, Edison - 2018-02-26

Alastair George, Chief Strategist at Edison Investment Research, said: ...

Dragonglass launches gamified cryptocurrency - - 2018-02-26

Dragonglass, the first gamified cryptocurrency experience in the wor...

Mercia awarded Midlands Engine Investment Fund - - 2018-02-26

Mercia Fund Managers has been awarded a £23 million Proof-of-Concept and Early Stage Equity Fund, part of the Midlands Engine Investme...

SETsquared is world’s top business incubator - - 2018-02-26

The SETsquared partnership, a long-standing partnership between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey which specialises i...

Anglia Angels invests £300k in EdTech firm Developing Experts - - 2018-02-26

Anglia Capital Group business angel investors and partners invested £335,000 into Developing Experts, an innovative ed-tech company that has dev...

The Week That Was - Harriet Green, OFF3R - 2018-02-26

THE ROUNDUP 1. London house prices are falling. Why? This week, Rightmove’s latest house prices index show...

Two new additions to Bluebox’s London Team - - 2018-02-23

Bluebox Corporate Finance has appointed Paul Casey and Prashan Vicneswaran to join the London office. Paul, a C...

Imbiba Growth Fund raises £50 million - - 2018-02-23

Imbiba, the specialist leisure and hospitality investment group, has closed the Imbiba Growth Fund at its hard cap target of £50m. With an investment of £30m provided by the British Bus...

Resonance launches Impact Investment Fund in The West Midlands - - 2018-02-23

Social impact investment company Resonance has launched its latest ground breaking Fund – The Resonance West Midlands Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) Fund. The Reso...

eFront and PitchBook form strategic partnership - - 2018-02-23

eFront, the leading technology provider to alternative investment professionals, and PitchBook, the premier data provider for the private and public equity markets, announce today a strategic partn...

Cryptocurrency regulation must be welcomed - Nigel Green, CEO, DeVere - 2018-02-23

Cryptocurrency regulation is necessary, on its way, and the vital work being done by many international financial watchdogs and lawmakers must be championed, says the boss of one of the world&rsquo...

Facebook supports next generation of UK entrepreneurs - - 2018-02-23

Facebook has announced the opening of LDN_LAB, its first in-house start-up incubator. Following the opening of their new London office in Rathbone Place, which will be home to 2,3...

Imperial launches Online Masters in Business Analytics - - 2018-02-23

Imperial College Business School is set to run its first Online Masters in Business Analytics programme from October 2018. Modelled on Imperial’s existing offline MSc in busines...

Welsh venture-backed firms show strong growth - - 2018-02-22

Investment levels have doubled in the past year as high growth technology sector in Wales attracts venture capitalists and corporate investors. Latest figures from the British Venture Capit...

FCA to explore how technology can help financial businesses - - 2018-02-22

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced that it is seeking views on how technology can make it easier for firms to meet their regulatory reporting requirements and improve the quality o...

Angelgroups launches in York - - 2018-02-22

Angelgroups, a connected network of angel investors across the North of England, has launched in York. Martin Avison, founder of Angelgroups, said: “I am delighted to bring such oppor...

Pireta secures £500,000 through OION - - 2018-02-22

Pireta has closed its investment round after raising £500k from OION members. The £500k investment exceeded Pireta’s original £400k tar...

Maven & IP invest in Stirling student accommodation - - 2018-02-22

Maven Capital Partners and IP Investment Management have continued their penetration into the UK student housing sector with their latest development, the construction of Stirling’s first pur...

Long-term capital needed to help startups scale-up - - 2018-02-22

Equity and alternative finance demonstrate strong growth while bank lending volumes remain relatively flat UK is a world ...

How the changing EIS affects investors - Ilian Iliev, EcoMachines Ventures - 2018-02-22

Changes in HMRC rules for EIS eligibility, the broader government re-focus on activist industrial policy, and the maturing of the UK startup investment scene are all contributing to a significant s...

Finding the right investor - Daniela Tsoneva, Calculus - 2018-02-21

Calculus Capital has been supporting smaller business for nearly 20 years. At the moment, we see over 500 investment opportunities and review over 100 business plans each year covering a variety of...

UK startup Investors see 7th year of growth - - 2018-02-21

Exclusive research from online investment platform SyndicateRoom has revealed that investors in early-stage equities have enjoyed a seventh consecutive ...

Hambro Perks launches EIS Fund - - 2018-02-21

Venture Capital firm Hambro Perks has launched a new Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) fund...

NVM invests £3m in SHE Software - - 2018-02-21

East Kilbride based SHE Software has secured a £3 million growth capital investment from NVM Private Equity as i...

AJ Bell launches active management product - - 2018-02-21

AJ Bell has launched an active management versi...

Octopus Ventures leads £2m funding for We Got POP - - 2018-02-21

We Got POP, the London-based FilmTech startup, has completed a fundraising round of £2m. This latest raise was led by Octopus Ventures with par...

Saïd Business School Finance Lab appoints John Gilligan - - 2018-02-20

John Gilligan, a private equity and venture capital industry expert, has been appointed as Director of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford’s ...

Candace Johnson - Hero(ine) of the Month - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2018-02-20

One of the most charming angels on the planet is Candace Johnson.  She has also built seven space technology companies.  Immense charm meets incredible skill at being an angel investor in...

Why data on things is worth more than things - Paul McNabb - 2018-02-20

We will soon consume everything as a service ...

Draper Esprit invests in Evonetix - - 2018-02-20

Evonetix, a Cambridge-based company pioneering an innovative approach to enable scalable and high-fidelity gene synthesis, ann...

BlackCurve raises £500k from Mercia - - 2018-02-20

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Impact of Brexit on Private Equity minimal, says Augentius - - 2018-02-20

Around half in the industry have seen no real effect of Brexit, and investors indicate no change in their views on the UK as a destination for investment...

Fenestra raises $1.5m angel investment - - 2018-02-20

Experienced ad execs raise $1.5mn for independent blockchain ad platform set to transform global advertising and media buying market Fenestra will provide the $640bn* ...

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Green Angel identifies cleantech trends - - 2018-02-19

Green Angel Syndicate believes that moving from a world still largely powered by fossil fuels to one tha...

Angel investment thriving in Ireland - - 2018-02-19

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and joint initiative of Enterpris...

NorthEdge backing helps Platinum go global - - 2018-02-19

NorthEdge Capital has invested in leading stairlift designer and manufacturer ...

Kuber adds five new funds - - 2018-02-19

Kuber Ventures has announced that five new Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)/Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) funds have signed up to its platform, bringing the total number of funds avail...

The Week That Was - Harriet Green, OFF3R - 2018-02-19

THE ROUNDUP 1. Cryptojacking: The terrifying cyber threat none of us have heard of This week, it was revealed that ...

Deepbridge puts £3m into Zilico - - 2018-02-19

Zilico, part of the Deepbridge ...

How Governments can support entrepreneurs in CEE - - 2018-02-19

The European Commission (under H2020 PSF), recently published a ...

Greetings from Istanbul - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2018-02-19

  Today heralds the start of the World Business Angel Forum in Istanbul, a 1,000+ strong gathering of the global business angel industry.  It is fascinating bein...

Global recognition for Ashfords in PitchBook rankings - - 2018-02-16

National law firm Ashfords has received strong rankings in PitchBook's, 2017 annual global league table - a comprehensive ranking of private equity and venture capital (VC) activity worldwide. ...

SEI’s Codify Welcomes Second Wave of Incubator Participants - - 2018-02-16

Five new participants have joined Cdify, the London-based RegTech incubator of SEI. This newest group of companies has been selected based on their ambition to tackle technology solutions that addr...

Funding London invests in ‘Change Please’ to support London’s homeless - - 2018-02-16

  Funding London – the Mayor of London’s SME investment organisation – has announced its investment into ‘Change Please’, a soci...

Finance Durham invests £650k in biomass energy plant SDS - - 2018-02-16

The Finance Durham fund, managed by Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), has completed a £650,000 investment in Consett-based biomass energy plant, SDS Inc Limited (“SDS”...

Comtek Network Systems raises £500,000 - - 2018-02-16

  Established in a garden shed in 1989 by the current Chief Executive Askar Sheibani, Comtek Network Systems UK Limited has grown from a one-man-band computer...

SME optimism falling, says Albion - - 2018-02-16

SMEs are less optimistic than a year ago and cite finding skilled staff, red tape and political uncertainty as their biggest barriers to growth, accordin...

Rezatec raises £2 million - - 2018-02-15

Rezatec, the leading provider of geospatial data analytics to the Infrastructure, Forestry and Agribusiness sectors, has announced completion of the second phase of a £2m financing round. Cap...

BGF opens permanent base in Wales - - 2018-02-15

Patient capital investor BGF is set to open a permanent office in Wales as it continues to scale its operations across the UK & Ireland. BGF’s team coverin...

Blueliv secures €4 million Series A funding - - 2018-02-15

Blueliv, Europe’s leading provider of enterprise-class cyberthreat intelligence solutions, has announced it has raised €4 million in Series A fundi...

Paperclip secures £500k led by Development Bank of Wales - - 2018-02-15

Cardiff-based software firm Paperclip has secured over £500,000 in their latest funding round. The round was led by existing investor the Development Bank of Wales, with additional funding fr...

Reputation of fintech staggeringly low - - 2018-02-15

An overwhelming majority of people in the UK have no idea about whether the reputation of fintech is positive or negative, strongly suggesting a general lack of understanding o...

Stakholderz and Intramezzo to host free networking event - - 2018-02-15

Stakeholderz and Intramezzo will be hosting an exclusive networking event at Grant Thornton's London Lounge on the 27th February at Moorgate in London startin...

Zervant raises €6 million - - 2018-02-14

Finnish fintech company Zervant, which provides online invoicing software for small business and entrepreneurs across Europe, has announced €6 million in funding. The investment was le...

Business formations fall after tax clampdown - - 2018-02-14

The latest Companies House data, as analysed by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE), shows that 589,008 new businesses launched in 2017 – a drop from 657,790 in 2016. T...

Seedrs announces record trading activity - - 2018-02-14

Leading equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs has closed the first trading cycle that has been open to all investors on it’s pioneering Secondary Market. The London-based early stage equi...

Foresight invests in PowerLinks - - 2018-02-14

Foresight Group has invested several million pounds of growth capital from Foresight VCT plc into PowerLinks Media Limited.  The investment completes a larger Se...

Sapphire named best SEIS Fund at EISA Awards 2017 - - 2018-02-14

The EIS Association Awards denote excellence in a number of EIS and SEIS fields. The Awards were presented to firms, advisers, companies, individuals and journalists that achieved outstanding perfo...

60 top early stage tech companies to pitch at EIE18 - - 2018-02-14

Informatics Ventures, Scotland’s technology entrepreneur sup-port programme, has picked 60 early stage companies for EIE18 at McEwan Hall, Edinburgh on Thursday 19th April. ...

Oxford spinout Bodle secures £6m - - 2018-02-13

Bodle Technologies, an Oxford University spinout company, is aiming to transform how and where we interact with displays after att...

Luther & Calvin’s secret entrepreneurial sauce - Arthur Krebbers - 2018-02-13

The lazy man’s analysis of European culture goes something like this. “You have the Northern countries: all hard working, serious types – discipline ingrained by their Lutheranism...

Investment world still failing to attract women investors - - 2018-02-13

In 1993, women made up just 20% of the wealthiest 10% of the population. Whilst there have been a series of initiatives in both private and public sectors supporting the role women hold in th...

BGF opens in Belfast - - 2018-02-13

BGF has opened a permanent office in Belfast to help it build even closer connections to businesses and advisors in Northern Ireland and drive further investment. Located in the iconic Scot...

London Co-Investment Fund makes 100th investment - - 2018-02-13

The London Co-Investment Fund (LCIF) – the Mayor of London’s early stage tech fund – made its 100th investment into early-stage tech businesses in early January 2018.The LCIF star...

Amadeus tops list of Europe's AI investors - - 2018-02-13

The rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning among the startup community is hard to ignore. With applications ranging from cybersecurity to autonomou...

Bowmark Capital backs MBO of ASK4 - - 2018-02-13

  Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, is backing the buy-out of ...

LIfT BioSciences hits target with Shadow Foundr - - 2018-02-12

Alex Blyth, who lost his mother to pancreatic cancer, has successfully raised more than £250,000 to develop a pioneering cancer treatment that shares people’s innate immunity to cancer ...

Should the angel market be better regulated? - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2018-02-12

  With the EIS and SEIS schemes probably settled for a few years, angels can take comfort that this element of their investing activity can be planned.  Once HMR...

Angels Through History - GWR Investors - - 2018-02-12

The Great Western Railway was built to allay the fears of Bristol Merchants who believed that their position as the second most important port in England would be taken over by Liverpool. In order ...

NorthInvest launches Angel Investor Hub - - 2018-02-12

Award-winning not-for-profit investment platform, NorthInvest, has announced the launch of a n...

New Investment Record for LINC Members - - 2018-02-12

The calendar year 2017 saw the value of investment deals done by members of LINC Scotland, reach a new record. The members, who mostly participate through twenty or so structured angel grou...

Quilam backs SME lender Cafoss Finance - - 2018-02-12

Quilam Capital, which provides both debt and equity solutions to companies in the speciality finance sector, has announced its third deal...

Uncertainty hits UK optimism says Idinvest - - 2018-02-12

Idinvest Partners, a leading investor in SMEs across Europe, has published the results of its second annual study into the UK’s atti...

The Week That Was - Harriet Green, OFF3R - 2018-02-12

THE ROUNDUP 1. A bumpy week for investors, but stock market falls like that are no reason to panic Global markets saw a significant sell-off this week...

70% of firms not cyber secure, say Hiscox - - 2018-02-12

A study of more than 4,000 organisations across five countries, commissioned by specialist insurer Hiscox, reveals major shortcomings in cyber security readiness at nearly thre...

Spotting great founder CEOs — part 1 - Simon Murdoch, Episode 1 - 2018-02-12

It’s a truism of investing that you should invest in great people. In fact, we believe it’s most importantly about investing in great founder CEOs. So like...

Social impact is as important as returns, says IW Capital - - 2018-02-09

IW Capital's latest body of nationally representative data (2004 national respondents) analysing how investor intentions have transformed as a result of the sharp rise in emerging t...

New Anglia Capital backs Spark EV - - 2018-02-09

  Pioneering tech company ...

Kernel Capital puts €1m into Pilot Photonics - - 2018-02-09

Kernel Capital through The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Funds has invested in Dublin City University (DCU) spin-out ...

VCT managers discuss future opportunities and challenges - - 2018-02-09

Demand for Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) in the 2017-2018 tax year has been extremely strong. From 6 April 2017 to 31 January 2018 VCTs have raised £483 million, more than double the £2...

Mercia leads £500k funding for NuVision - - 2018-02-09

A Nottingham regenerative medicine company which has developed a groundbreaking therapy that can help prevent sight loss has completed a £500,000 funding round backed by ...

Why it's time to get to know your EIS manager - Andrew Aldridge, Deepbridge - 2018-02-09

There have been a few comments in the media recently about the nature of key information documents (KID), in particular how they relate to Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) products, with some pre...

Brexit will cost UK top VC & PE spot - - 2018-02-09

Launched in 2009, the Venture Capital and Private Equity Country Attractiveness Index has shown practically no changes in the top three positions of the table in the past nine years: the US has tak...

P2PFA appoints Paul Smee as Chair - - 2018-02-09

  The Peer-to-Peer Finance Association has appointed Paul Smee as new independent Chair, succeeding Christine Farnish who is stepping down after a five-year ter...

Mercia backs inventor to develop off-grid heating systems - - 2018-02-08

  A Yorkshire inventor, who is developing a range of water heating products for off-grid energy markets, has secured a £400,000 investment from NPIF – Mer...

Edison comment on market volatility spike - - 2018-02-08

Alastair George, Chief Strategist at Edison Investment Research: “Perhaps controversially, we view the intellectual horsepower being consumed by the ...

BYTON partners with Self-Driving Tech Company Aurora - - 2018-02-08

BYTON, an innovator of smart, premium electric vehicles, announced a partnership with Aurora, a leading self-driving technology company. The partnership will help BYTON incorporate Level 4 (L4) aut...

Isher Capital has £20 million for acquisitions - - 2018-02-08

Isher Capital, the private equity firm for the contact centre industry based in Manchester and Hong Kong, is on the acquisition tra...

Calculus invests £3 million in Open Energy Market - - 2018-02-08

Calculus Capital has invested £3m in Open Energy Market, an online platform that helps companies secure the best deal with en...

EIS: a new dawn? - Mark Brownridge, EISA - 2018-02-08

So there we have it. Finally we all know our fate (or do we? More on that later). The Budget on 22nd November laid clear the future direction of EI...

Growth firms attract record investment - Beauhurst - 2018-02-08

  Beauhurst's The Deal shows 2017 as the best year on record for investmen...

Stock market falls a much needed market correction says Coutts - - 2018-02-08

This week’s stock market falls show a much needed market correction after a long period of strong performance, and little more. Global economic growth remains strong and there are no signs of...

Maven expands Midlands investment team - - 2018-02-08

Investment managers will support growth SMEs across the West Midlands, as part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), supported by the European R...

NVM invests £9 million in Dale Power Solutions - - 2018-02-07

NVM Private Equity has backed a management buyout of Dale Power Solutions, one of the UK’s leading providers of re...

AI Festival CogX returns for second year - - 2018-02-07

CognitionX has announced that SoftBank Investment Advisers, which manages the SoftBank Vision Fund, will be the headline sponsor for CogX 2018, the Festival for...

Challenger bank Penta raises €2.2 million from Inception Capital - - 2018-02-07

Penta, a bank account for startups and businesses, has raised a €2.2 million seed round one month after launching in Germany as its customer growth has gained pace. The thriving FinTech is als...

Nanoflex secures £250k NPIF funding - - 2018-02-07

NanoFlex Limited, an early stage sensor design company, has secured £250,000 of funding from NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).  T...

Triodos to launch Crowdfunding Platform - - 2018-02-07

Triodos Bank, a global pioneer of sustainable banking, has become the first bank in the UK to launch its own crowdfunding platform. The platform offers a range of crowdfunding opportunities en...

Exeter – Lessons in Disruption - Kealan Doyle, Symvan Capital - 2018-02-07

Symvan was one of eight fund managers presenting in Sandy Park,Exeter on 5th December on the joys of tax-efficient fund investing.  ...

SME FDs lack AltFi knowledge - Tindall Perry - 2018-02-07

Research by Tindall Perry shows that Finance Directors lack confidence when it comes to accessing certain forms of funding.  ...

Michelle Mone launches cryptocurrency investment platform - - 2018-02-07

Doug Barrowman & Baroness Michelle Mone OBE have joined forces to launch their most ambitious business venture yet, EQUI. A new cryptocurrency-powered investment platform, EQUI opens up venture...

Crêpeaffaire gets BGF funding - - 2018-02-06

The UK’s leading multi-site crêperie brand has secured investment from BGF to accelerate its new site rollout. Crêpeaffaire, which operates 10 company owned sites and has a growin...

Maven opens Nottingham office - - 2018-02-06

Investment team will support growth SMEs across the East and South-East Midlands, as part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), supported by the...

Why finger length drives entrepreneurial success - Arthur Krebbers - 2018-02-06

How do you try and identify a natural entrepreneur? You can make a good first guess by taking a quick glance at their fingers. A palmistry gimmick? No, the conclusion of an academic study b...

Bitcoin heads mainstream with launch of deVere cryptocurrency app - - 2018-02-06

  Despite cryptocurrencies tanking over the last month, demand for them will “sky rocket” in the next 12 months, Bitcoin could gain by 50 to 60 pe...

Shields Energy attracts Green Angel interest - - 2018-02-06

Shields Energy, a ground-breaking company in the burgeoning electricity management market has netted investment from the UK’s only specialist green angel syndicate. ...

Future Planet Capital Fund launches with $200m - - 2018-02-06

  Future Planet Capital has raised up to $200m for its inaugural fund, The Future Planet Capital Fund, from TW & Partn...

State Street Private Equity Index Q3 2017 - - 2018-02-06

The State Street Global Exchange Private Equity Index (GXPEI) closed the third quarter of 2017 with a solid performance of 3.85 percent with Buyout Funds continuing to ...

Serving Others - Adrian Lloyd, Episode 1 - 2018-02-06

I came back to work (in the dark) after a spoiling sunny holiday in the southern hemisphere with an acute case of post-holiday blues. They feel stronger than ever now I have 4 kids because holidays...

Talent shortages endangering UK growth says Smith & Williamson Enterprise Index - - 2018-02-05

Smaller and growing businesses are struggling to hire the right talent, according to the most recent survey from Smith & Williamson, the accountancy, tax and investmen...

Dow Schofield Watts Angels invests £500k in Avanite - - 2018-02-05

Dow Schofield Watts Angels - the network set up last year to bring together individual investors with promising Northern technology firms - has...

BGF reports 200th investment - - 2018-02-05

BGF has announced its investment figures and key milestones for 2017, detailing another year of growth for the company. BGF completed 48 new investm...

Platform-facilitated lending exceeds £8 billion, says P2PFA - - 2018-02-05

The P2PFA has published data showing that in the period ending in the fourth quarter of 2017, cumulative lending transacted through P2PFA member platforms exceeded £8 billion. Comment...

The Week that Was - Harriet Green, OFF3R - 2018-02-05

The Week That Was is released every week by OFF3R https://www.off3r.com/ ...

Investing in the British robotics sector - Dominic Keen, Britbots - 2018-02-05

The developing robotics sector presents an exciting opportunity for investors. Back in 2015, companies spent £55 billion globally on robotics; this figure is expected to double to nearly &pou...

A new team for the UK Science Park Association - - 2018-02-05

Jim Duvall has been appointed as Executive Director of The UK Science Park Association (UKSPA, networking science and technology parks, research and innovation sites, incubators and accelerators) a...

PwC and CB Insights' 2017 MoneyTree report - - 2018-02-05

PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights' 2017 MoneyTree report highlights the latest trends in venture capital funding globally. ...

Crowdcube leads the industry investing £95m in 2017 - - 2018-02-05

£95m invested in startup, early and growth-stage businesses through Crowdcube in 2017 More than £10m more than its nearest ...

Buy coins not paper - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2018-02-05

Angels love to invest in high risk “next big thing” opportunities.  So, should you be investing in ICOs? For those not yet initiated an ...

Envestors identifies 5 top trends for 2018 - Juliet Brine - 2018-02-05

1) Environment and transport:...

EIS & VCT changes - but what do they mean for my clients and me? Part 1 - James Ramsay, TEPS - 2018-02-05

The details on the changes to the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) from the Budget were announced at the end of November and the details on the Risk to Capital c...

blueprint.tv launches digital marketing tool to help businesses find investors - - 2018-02-01

Content marketing and digital strategy agency blueprint.tv has launched a new digital marketing tool that will cut the time it takes listed businesses to connect with potential investors by directl...

iNovia leads $11 investment in Busbud - - 2018-02-01

Busbud, the online marketplace that enables global travellers to shop for and book intercity bus tickets on over 1.4 milli...

Calculus Capital invests £30m in record year - - 2018-02-01

Calculus Capital, the award-winning Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trust (VCT) specialist, has announced a record year, with £30m in...

Northern Escalator Installations secures £6.4m from BGF - - 2018-01-30

Specialist engineering business, Northern Escalator Installations, has secured a £6.4m investment from BGF to support its expansion in the UK and E...

The Week that Was - Harriet Green, OFF3R - 2018-01-26

THE ROUNDUP 1. Going skiing? Revolut launches geolocation travel insurance… And John Lewis starts offering loans ...

Mobeus backs Proactive Investors for US launch - - 2018-01-22

Mobeus Equity Partners has invested £3.3m of development capital in Proactive Investors, the leading provider of investor media services to mid- and small-cap listed companies in the UK. ...

Maven investment honcho launches innovative new app - - 2018-01-22

An innovative new app designed to reduce insurance costs for motorists will be launched following a successful crowdfunding campaign.   The ...

AlzProtect raises €14 million with the entry of Xerys as lead investor - - 2018-01-22

AlzProtect, a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of drugs for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease, announced 14 million euros in series B fun...

Deepbridge announce three new recruits - - 2018-01-22

Deepbridge has announced three new recruits joining the business in both Investment and Business Development Manager (BDM) roles. ...

Edison global perspectives: January 2018 - - 2018-01-19

2018 is likely to be a year of two halves for global equity markets. Initially, strong economic momentum and investor sentiment is likely to prevail over the nega...

Digital Profile secures £275k led by Development Bank of Wales - - 2018-01-19

A new online careers portal aimed at helping people access jobs and training has received £275,000 backing from the Development Bank of Wales, private investor Giles...

Foresight appoints Stephan Gueorguiev - - 2018-01-19

Foresight Group, a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, has appointmented Stephan Gueorguiev to the Private Equity team. ...

FRP Advisory appoints Phil Reynolds as partner - - 2018-01-19

FRP Advisory LLP, the business advisory firm, has strengthened its restructuring team with the appointment of Phil Reynolds as partner based in the firm’s London office, bri...

Elisabeth Scott elected to the AIC board - - 2018-01-18

The Association of Investment Companies’ (AIC) membership has elected Elisabeth Scott to the AIC board. Her appoi...

Retouch3D launched after a successful crowdfunding - - 2018-01-18

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BGF invests £10m in CHS Healthcare - - 2018-01-18

BGF has provided an investment of £10m to CHS Healthcare, a leading national provider of specialist services for the NHS. The funding will be used ...

Draper Esprit leads $75m investment in Ledger - - 2018-01-18

Draper Esprit leads an oversubscribed Series B round, with Draper Venture Network funds, FirstMark Capital, C...

Newable Private Investing backs Sofant - - 2018-01-17

Sofant, an Edinburgh based developer of smart antenna technology company, has closed an undisclosed investment round The investment round was backed by Newa...

Resonance's Innovative financing approach helps small scale social enterprise expand - - 2018-01-17

Resonance has made its first “permanent capital” investment into Hollywell Housing Trust, a social landlord housing vulnerable people in the ...

Yoti successfully raises £8m equity investment - - 2018-01-17

Yoti, a UK based digital identity platform, has raised £8m of equity investment from existing angel investors and two of the compan...

BGF backs health and wellness company, Revital - - 2018-01-17

BGF has made a significant minority investment in London Middlesex-based Revital, a multi-channel retailer of supplements, beauty ...

Refract secures investment from Mercia to enhance AI - - 2018-01-17

A Newcastle-based company which uses artificial intelligence to help organisations improve the performance of their sales team has secured a significant investment from ...

SEP Announces Investment in Redwood Technologies Group - - 2018-01-16

Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has completed a £25 million investment in Redwood Technologies Group (Redwood), acquiring a minority stake in the UK-headquartered international provider of com...

FRP Advisory appoints Becky James as Director - - 2018-01-16

FRP Advisory, the business advisory firm, has further expanded its Forensic Services team with the appointment of Becky James as Director. Becky heads up t...

Capital D takes stake in Invincible Brands - - 2018-01-16

•    capital D, a London-based private equity manager, acquires social media influencer-led marketing and product development company •    Invin...

Lars Klawitter joins InMotion Ventures - - 2018-01-16

InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital arm, today announces the appointment of Lars Klawitter as Executive Director Strategic ...

British Robotics Seed Fund invests in Magpie Education - - 2018-01-16

AI driven lesson planning and assessment tool secures £300,000 to encourage uptake of STEM subjects in the UK M...

4th UK Alternative Finance UK Report - - 2018-01-12

Since 2013 researchers at the University of Cambridge have been tracking and analysing the development of the online alternative finance market in the United Kingdom. This is the fourth annual indu...

InMotion Ventures backs self-driving taxi start-up - - 2018-01-12

Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital arm invests $3 million in self-driving taxi service Voyage Voyage has raised a total of $20m to date...

NPIF completes first £2m investment into Azzure IT - - 2018-01-12

One of the North’s fastest growing small tech firms has received £2.0million funding from ...

OurCrowd Launches $100m Cognitiv Fund - - 2018-01-12

OurCrowd Launches $100M Cognitiv Fund Fund to Focus on Tomorrow’s Cognitive Tech Category Mak...

Britbots launches second robotics and AI fund - - 2018-01-12

  Britbots, the organisation dedicated to promoting U.K.-based ro...

NPIF backs Powerhouse Photography with £250k investment - - 2018-01-11

A Yorkshire photography and video business whose clients include major supermarkets and food producers has secured £250,000 funding from NPIF – Mercia Debt Finance, which is part of the...

WBAF World Congress 2018: Angel investors converge on Istanbul - - 2018-01-11

Drawing together hundreds of the world’s top business leaders, WBAF 2018 shapes the global agenda of the world early and post-early stage equity markets ...

Crowdstacker joins the P2PFA - - 2018-01-11

The Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has welcomed Crowdstacker to the Association.   ...

UCL Technology Fund invests in Anon AI - - 2018-01-11

The UCL Technology Fund has invested in Anon AI, the data anonymisation software developer, as part of a £340,000 pre-seed round in partnership wit...

HBAN to raise €7M in angel funding at national conference - - 2018-01-11

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation and joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIrel...

Talis Capital & Credo Ventures lead more funding for Price f(x) - - 2018-01-10

Talis Capital has co-led an additional funding round along with Credo Ventures into leading price management, optimization and CPQ SaaS provider, Price f(x).   Price f(x) has...

Rcapital backs Edinburgh based Capital Cooling - - 2018-01-10

Growth investor Rcapital has backed an MBO and made significant working capital funding available to Edinburgh based Capital Cooling to allow the business to grow its core business throu...

Goji secures funding from Anthemis and AXA Strategic Ventures - - 2018-01-10

Financial backing indicates further confidence in Goji’s Direct Lending offering and strength of underlying asset class ...

Maven Property raises £4.6m to fund residential property schemes - - 2018-01-10

Capital raised via Maven’s Investor Partner network will finance the building of 129 starter family homes in key commuter areas with a total es...

BGF invests £4m in Walker Precision Engineering - - 2018-01-10

Walker Precision Engineering, a high-precision component manufacturer, has secured a £4m investment from BGF to expand its operations in the UK and mai...

Maven leads £1.95 million investment in eSafe - - 2018-01-09

 Funding will enable eSafe to further develop its sales and marketing resource ...

Symvan launches third SEIS fund - - 2018-01-09

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Increased angel investment in Medtech, AI, VR & AR in 2018 - - 2018-01-09

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, today announces its predictions for 2018. HBAN is forecasting a 17% incre...

ENVESTORS network surpass £100m - - 2018-01-09

ENVESTORS, the regulated corporate finance adviser with a network of over 3,250 sophisticated investors, announces that equity investments made th...

BGF strengthens presence in East Midlands - - 2018-01-09

BGF, the UK & Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, has announced the launch of its East Midlands office in Nottingham as it co...

The rise of the 'personality' angel website - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2018-01-08

It’s a growing trend.  Angels are emerging from behind their clubs and networks and possibly a phone number and email address, and going public on the web. The fi...

Paul Barry Walsh, Fredericks Foundation - - 2018-01-07

Paul is currently Chairman of Fredericks Foundation a charity he founded in 2001 and is currently a lender of last resort for people needing microfinance to establish their business.  &n...

Shout our for Charity: Fredericks Foundation - - 2018-01-07

In support of our Hero of the Month's charitable endeavours, this month we encourage people wanting to donate to a good cause to consider The Fredericks Foundation. The Fredericks Foundation ...

The Secret Investor - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2018-01-07

The peak season for investment is now upon us, as we run up to the end of the tax year.  Time will be of the essence in 2018 as Easter Sunday falls on 1st April so it is likely that you may be...

Where to find the best angel deals in 2018 - - 2018-01-07

Whilst word of mouth is a common source of deal flow you never know what you might find from these high-quality angel groups. ...

Angels through the ages: Justinian I - - 2018-01-07

Justinian is remembered as an able administrator and conqueror, but perhaps his most significant act while in power was his acquisition of the knowledge of how to produce Silk. The Emperor in...

Now the future for EIS really is 'the future' - - 2017-12-17

The recent Autumn Budget has confirmed that, once pensions and ISAs have been fully used, EIS and Seed EIS are now very much the third pillar of tax planning, writes Andrew ...

Development Bank of Wales appoints new Finance Director - - 2017-12-15

The Development Bank of Wales is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director and Board member. David Staziker has been promoted to the post of Finance Director and will take up ...

European Braking Systems secures investment from BGF - - 2017-12-15

European...

5 reasons startup investors should be cautious about Brexit - Brian Moretta - 2017-12-15

While the UK venture capital industry is digesting the ...

NVM backed Medovate to boost NHS medtech innovation - - 2017-12-15

NHS Innovation Hub Health Enterprise East (HEE) has launched a separate medtech innovation development company called Medovate Ltd to boost the financial and techn...

Investors back auto-lending as top P2P platform feature - - 2017-12-15

AUTO-LENDING has been ranked as the most attractive feature of a peer-to-peer platform, research shows. P2P analysts Robo.cash surveyed investors across 15 countries in Europe and found 79 ...

EIS Life Beyond the Budget - - 2017-12-14

  Well the waiting is over and whi...

Mercia invests £3.5m into Intechnica - - 2017-12-14

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BGF and First Derivatives support AuditComply - - 2017-12-14

A high-growth software company headquartered in Belfast has become the first business to benefit from technology and investment as part of the strategic partnership between First Derivatives and BG...

Glovebox targets 2018 launch with £180k crowdfunding - - 2017-12-14

Online marketplace for car and bike parts raises £180k in 3 days from 119 investors on Crowdcube ...

Daniel Lauren Joins Invesdor - - 2017-12-14

Invesdor has appointed Daniel Laurén to lead its Swedish operations. Stockholm-based Laurén has been involved in founding more than ten companies and in investing in startups both as ...

Pavilion Alternatives Group 2018 outlook for private equity - - 2017-12-14

While there are some common themes in private equity across geographies as well as the various sub-sectors, there are also some major divergences within and across markets.&...

VC success : Mandarins vs Merits - - 2017-12-12

“Show me the way to a New Silicon Valley” – is the cry of governments across the world. Countless schemes have been forged to bring some American pizzazz into a ...

SyndicateRoom reveals Britain's Fastest-Growing Businesses - - 2017-12-12

Online investment platform ...

Mercia reaches first close of EV Growth II - - 2017-12-12

As part of its Half Year Results, ...

Games firm UFL nets £600k from Mercia - - 2017-12-12

A UK games studio which has developed a unique real-time football game has closed a £600,000 funding round from Mercia Fund Mana...

Foresight invests £3m in coffee roaster 200 Degrees - - 2017-12-11

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Discngine raises €1.1million - - 2017-12-11

The company will push forward with its unique SaaS software offering for facilitating the discovery of innovative molecules &n...

Maven Capital Partners exits SPS with a 3x return - - 2017-12-11

Transaction is the 13th profitable exit for Maven investors since January 2014 Maven...

MMC Ventures leads £3.5m funding for Senseye - - 2017-12-11

  Senseye Limited, the leader in predictive maintenance software, today announced it has raised £...

P2PFA strengthens standards for Peer-to-Peer Lending - - 2017-12-07

The P2PFA today announced revisions to the industry standards it sets for peer-to-peer lending platforms. The new Operating Pri...

TravelNest raises £3m - - 2017-12-05

TravelNest (www.travelnest.com), an advertising optimisation platform for holiday rental owners, has secured a £3m seed round f...

Rough sleeping scandal shames Britain - - 2017-12-05

Rough sleeping scandal shames Britain and dooms the Tories ...

CBI comments on PWC Tax Contribution Report - - 2017-12-05

The CBI commented on the publication of a PwC report, which estimates the total tax contribution of the 100 Group (FTSE 100) in 2017 at £82.9 billion.    This ...

Smith & Willamson: European competition no impact on SME confidence - - 2017-12-05

Business is booming, despite Brexit uncertainty, according to entrepreneurs and scale-up leaders.  Nearly 80% of respondents are planning for growth over the next twelve mont...

Smith & Williamson: Brexit and its business impact - - 2017-12-05

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Parkwalk publishes H2 2017 update - - 2017-12-05

It has been a busy second half of the year at Parkwalk: our proprietary access to deal-flow has enabled us to commit £78m to portfolio companies in 2017, with those companies raising a ...

Mercia appoints new Head of Software & the Internet - - 2017-12-05

National investment group ...

Deepbridge Launches New Innovation SEIS - - 2017-12-04

  Deepbridge, the tax-efficient investment manager, has today (29th November 2017) launched the new Deepbridge Innov...

Foresight launches new Infrastructure Income Fund - - 2017-12-04

Foresight launches new Infrastructure Income Fund ...

A Budget long on politics but short on economics says Smith & Williamson - - 2017-11-23

A lot of talk but does this budget really ‘move towards change’ or ‘away from it’   ...

A Budget encouraging technology and growth for Great Britain says Blick Rothenberg - - 2017-11-22

“A long term vision and strategy to put the UK at the forefront of global digital innovation is absolutely critical for the long term welfare of the country. It is even more critical however ...

Archangels Budget Comment - - 2017-11-22

“We welcome the spirit of the measures that Mr Hammond announced today, specifically an additional £2.5 billion fund to unlock investment in emerging businesses and doubling  the i...

Govt. R&D announcement contradicts Budget says Smith & Williamson - - 2017-11-22

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced a further £2.3bn in investment in R&D as well as an increase in the main R&D Tax Credit to 12% (from 11%). “What abou...

Ilian Iliev from EcoMachines Ventures comments on the Budget - - 2017-11-22

Overall this appears to be a budget focused on helping entrepreneurial knowledge-intensive comp...

£2.5bn Govt. funding essential Post-Brexit sasys Techspace - - 2017-11-22

Comment from David Galsworthy, CEO and Co-Founder of Techspace. “Today’s move by the government is critical for the gro...

Budget comment from Robotics start up investment expert Dominic Keen - - 2017-11-22

The government is allocating a further £2.3bn in investment in research development and will increase the tax credit on R&D to 12%. Dominic Keen from Britbots, an organ...

Budget Comment - Future Planet Capital - - 2017-11-22

"Action Plan to unlock over £20bn in new investment to UK and Knowledge intensive scale up businesses. Including a new fund in the British Business Bank seeded by £2.5...

Budget Comment - IW Capital - - 2017-11-22

"In summary, that was a Budget for Industrial Strategy. The doubling of the EIS limit for knowledge intensive companies is of course a welcomed revelation, as are the numerous initiatives set in pl...

Budget comment - Cavendish Corporate Finance - - 2017-11-22

  “I welcome the fact that the Government intends to double Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) investment limits for knowledge intensive busin...

Budget Comment - Oxford Capital - - 2017-11-22

David Mott, Managing Partner at Oxford Capital, and Chair of the BVCA Venture Capital Committee On doubling of EIS limits for Kn...

Budget Comment - Albion Capital - - 2017-11-22

Patrick Reeve, Managing Partner, Albion Capital, says: “The measures announced in today’s Budget recognise the valuab...

EIS Association Budget reaction - - 2017-11-22

Mark Brownridge, Director General of the EIS Association, comments on today's positive budget announcements for the Enterprise Investment Scheme:...

Budget Comment - Deepbridgde Capital - - 2017-11-22

As anticipated the consultation response to ‘Financing growth in innovative firms’ is seeking to return EIS/SEIS investments back to how they were originally envisaged, and the ne...

VentureFounders launches Scale Up Report - - 2017-11-14

The majority of Britain's tech founders expect to sell for £50m or less – but there is no ambition gap in the UK   ...

EcoMachines Ventures launches EMV EIS FUND I - - 2017-11-14

 Fund focused on industrial high-tech, energy, smart cities and resource efficiency investment opportunities in the UK...

Budget must not ignore scale-ups says Smith & Williamson - - 2017-11-14

“Creating the conditions for success to enable businesses to scale should continue to be a cornerstone of economic policy,” said ...

Suggestv Closes $1m Seed Round - - 2017-11-14

Suggestv, the intelligent video discovery platform for publishers, has today closed its seed investment round, raising a total of $1m. The investment rou...

Oxford Capital backs smartphone insurance innovator Wrisk - - 2017-11-14

Oxford Capital has led a £3 million funding round for Wrisk, an insurance innovator which lets customers buy and claim on their insurance using a sim...

UK startup Mojiworks raises £2.1m - - 2017-11-09

  Series A funding round led by Balderton Capital, with participation by Lifeline Ventures and Sunstone Capital Mojiworks finishes first year of operation as the leadi...

Mercia passes £5m milestone with NPIF investment - - 2017-11-09

Mercia Fund Managers, which manages part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), is celebrating a milestone, having invested over £5m from the fund to sup...

Rowan Devereux appointed Chair of HBAN's Bloom Equity angel syndicate - - 2017-11-09

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island group responsible for the promotion of business angel investment in Ireland and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and Inte...

Calculus Capital invests in Every1Mobile - - 2017-11-09

Private equity firm Calculus Capital has invested £2.2m in Brighton-bas...

AI-based home energy assistant Verve raises £1.23m on Crowdcube - - 2017-11-09

Verv, a brand, which sits under machine learning experts Green Running Ltd, has successfully raised £1,234,500 on ...

Revealed - the investing habits of EIS investors - - 2017-11-06

Now that equity crowdfunding is firmly established in the funding ecosystem the EIS statistics are getting more interesting to analyse – especially the table on the amounts ...

Angel Deal of the Month: Pixey.io seals £250k funding - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-11-05

Pixey.io was founded by Sarah Stenhouse to enable broadcasters and publishers to obtain the digital rights to Instagram...

Hero of the Month: Nigel Walker Innovate UK - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-11-05

Nigel is responsible for Access to Finance at Innovate UK where he heads the organisation’s support for innovative SMEs in gaining access to business support and private sector funding to acc...

The Secret Investor - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-11-05

FinTech is in fashion as we all know. News that Karadoo Finance and CrowdRating have joined Milamber Ventures and VestDeck at www.fundingforentrepreneurs.co.uk in reaching out to the AngelNew...

10 things entrepreneurs should know about attractive scale-ups - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-11-05

Scale-ups are not the same as high growth firms.  The difference is not just about scale of ambition, though scale-ups should be more ambitious than the "normal" high-growth company.&nb...

A boost for savers? Interest rates hiked for first time in a decade - - 2017-11-05

A boost for savers? Interest rates hiked for first time in a decade ...

Shout out for Charity: Children in Need - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-11-05

The star studded night is a regular in the BBC calendar and raises £10ms to help a variety of good causes and there is every reason for you to donate too.  Charities across the UK are gi...

Deal Envy: Blue Prism delivers 55x return on investment for Mercia's managed funds - Modwenna-Rees-Mogg - 2017-11-05

Mercia Technologies manages the RisingStars Growth Fund which invested £900,000 in Blue Prism in 2004. Blue Prism is a global leader in Robotic Process Automation, listed on AIM in March...

Angels through the ages - Henry Morgan - William Rees-Mogg - 2017-11-05

Between 1660 and 1675 he was the most famous Pirate sailing in the Caribbean. Some of his more famous exploits included leading 1700 Privateers upriver to Panama, there to burn th...

EIS, SEIS and SITR Statistics: October 2017 - - 2017-11-03

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The Deal Q3 2017: More deals than any quarter on record - - 2017-11-03

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Why entrepreneurship is so rational in the US (but not in Japan) - - 2017-11-02

Why is it almost all successful startups are American? Many would point to the country’s enterprising DNA, inherited from the trailblazing pilgrim fathers? ...

Intertrust study plot rise of Environmental, Social & Governance among private euqity GPs - - 2017-11-01

78% of investors expect GPs to increase their focus on ESG Biggest obstacles are cost, resource constraints and evaluation ...

NVM Private Equity provides development capital investment to Hello Soda - - 2017-11-01

NVM Private Equity (NVM) has invested £4 million in Manchester based Hello Soda, a global text and big data analytics business. H...

Maven adds to North East investment team - - 2017-10-31

Ex-PwC Corporate Finance Manager brings significant investment experience to strengthen the established North East team...

OurCrowd builds Innovation Bridge Connecting Australia/New Zealand and Israel - - 2017-10-31

OurCrowd has over 2,000 accredited Australian Investors/ Raised over $100 million in the Region Helped raise $50 million “Our Innovation Fund” focused on Australian tec...

Startup Funding Club invests over £300K in British startups - - 2017-10-31

Startup Funding Club (SFC) has recently invested £300K in  four British startups: Curamicus, Designed in Colour, icarusparts.com an...

SEP invests in Dotmatics - - 2017-10-31

Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has completed a significant investment in Dotmatics. The company, founded in 2005, is a leading glo...

Crowdfunder to work with The Design Council to bring new UK designs to life and to market - - 2017-10-31

The UK’s #1 rewards-based crowdfunding platform is collaborating with The Design Council’s Spark 2018 initiative, a support and funding programme designed to help turn...

Seedrs launches financial intermediaries programme - - 2017-10-31

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Rise in VCT amounts will benefit small businesses, says Smith & Williamson - - 2017-10-30

The amount raised by Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) has risen by over £100 million in a year.  VCTs issued shares to a value of £570 million in 2016-17, a 28% rise...

Deepbridge Sets Out Budget EIS & SEIS Wish List - - 2017-10-30

Deepbridge, the tax-efficient investment manager, has today (26th October 2017) set out a wish list of EIS/SEIS measures it would like to see the Chancellor, Philip Ham...

Draper Esprit sets aside £75m to back seed funds and early stage VCs - - 2017-10-19

Draper Esprit (AIM: GROW, ESM: GRW), a leading venture capital firm investing in high growth digital technology businesses, announces a strategy to target up to £75m ($100m) of investment in ...

Solaris and Envestors Combine their Energy to Raise £600,000 - - 2017-10-19

ENVESTORS are delighted to announce that we have successfully facilitated SOLARIS PHOTONICS to close its funding round of c. £600,000. The funds raised will be used: To test th...

Snaptrip and Envestors snap up £1m in funding - - 2017-10-19

  ENVESTORS announces that since first meeting with SNAPTRIP in June 2017, it has steadily assisted a funding round raising £1M.  Although SNAPTRIP have reached their minimu...

BGF backs ventilation business Monodraught with £2.65m investment - - 2017-10-19

Ventilation systems specialist Monodraught has received a £2.65m investment from BGF to support its long-term growth plans. The High Wycombe headqu...

Maven exits Crawford Scientific with 4.7x return following sale to Limerston Capital - - 2017-10-19

  Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), one of the UK’s most active private equity houses, has exited its...

AIC announces Chairman and Deputy Chairman Elect - - 2017-10-19

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) is pleased to announce that Rachel Beagles has been voted Chairman-elect ...

Tifosy raises £1 million from its army of fanfunders - - 2017-10-18

The world’s first sports crowdfunding platform has hit its equity raise target more than three weeks ahead of schedule The offer will stay open until November 10...

The Law Society partners with Seedrs to support UK LegalTech Ecosystem - - 2017-10-18

  The partnership will allow The Law Society’s members to access early stage investment opportunities through the Seedrs platfo...

More than one in three SMEs are changing their strategy post-Brexit says Albion - - 2017-10-18

More than a third of UK companies (35%) with fewer than 250 employees are changing their business strategy as a result of Brexit, according to new resear...

Bolt raises over €3m in equity crowdfunding on Seedrs - - 2017-10-18

Dubbed the ‘Tesla on two wheels’, Bolt’s electric scooters aims to fully replace petrol scooters which are thousands of times more polluting than a small van ...

Charity Checkout secures over $1m investment - - 2017-10-18

The social enterprise Charity Checkout has announced that it has successfully raised over $1m to accelerate its growth. The charit...

SaaS chatbot firm BotSkill secures £250,000 investment - - 2017-10-17

BotSkill has secured a £250,000 investment led by the British Robotics Seed Fund (BRSF).   The investment is the...

BVCA announces winners of Responsible Investment Awards 2017 and launches new online guide - - 2017-10-13

The winners of the BVCA Responsible Investment Awards 2017 were announced today at the BVCA Summit in London as we celebrated the outstanding Environmental, Social and Co...

Octopus Group founders named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 - - 2017-10-13

Chris Hulatt and Simon Rogerson, Co-Founders of London-based Octopus Group, were named ‘EY Entrepreneur Of The Year UK 2017 overall winner’ a...

Warwick Audio gets ready to make some noise with GBP2.2 million raise - - 2017-10-12

SyndicateRoom has supported Warwick Audio in a £2.2m funding round, as part of a larger financing a...

Albion Capital sells stake in Hilson Moran to Tyrens - - 2017-10-11

Albion Capital Group LLP (Albion) announces the sale of its stake in Hilson Moran Holdings Limited (Hilson Moran), a leading engineering services group in the UK and Middle East, to...

IW Capital leads £8m series B investment in WeSwap - - 2017-10-11

IW Capital leads milestone investment for the world’s first peer-to-peer currency exchange platform ...

AIC unveils research into the cost of holding investment companies on platforms - - 2017-10-10

- Research conducted by the ...

YFM Equity Partners appoints Steve Harrison - - 2017-10-10

  YFM Equity Partners (Y...

Intertrust appointed fund administrator to UK's first female founded private equity firm Vaultier7 - - 2017-10-10

Intertrust; a leading global provider of high-value fund, trust and corporate services, is pleased to announce its appointment as fund administrator to t...

SMEs turning to big data to seek competitive gains says Smith & Williamson - - 2017-10-06

Nearly two thirds (63%) of small businesses are looking to big data to benefit their business, according to research by Smith & Williamson,...

Maven and Enso invest £2 million tin Cognitive Geology - - 2017-10-06

 Funding will enable Cognitive to develop its pipeline of third generation petroleum geoscience software modules...

Mobeus grows portfolio management team - - 2017-10-06

As it grows funds under management and pursues a broader investment strategy managing growth and buyout capital on behalf of retail and institutional investors, Mobeus continues t...

Nationwide Window Cleaning secures new BGF funding for acquisition - - 2017-10-05

Yorkshire-based Nationwide Window Cleaning has received new investment of £1.5m from BGF to support its orga...

Blue Prism delivers 55x return on investment for Mercia's managed funds - - 2017-10-05

Mercia Technologies PLC, the national investment group focused on the funding and scaling of innovative technology businesses with high growth potential from the...

BGF appoints Andy Watts to Talent Network team - - 2017-10-05

BGF has announced the appointment of Andy Watts to its Talent Network team. Andy will provide support to BGF-backed companies by further expanding BGF&rs...

Law firm Gunnercooke expands to provide an operating partner offering - - 2017-10-05

Award-winning challenger law firm gunnercooke has today launched Operating Partners, a ...

Biologically inspired robots company secures GBP85K - - 2017-10-04

ZOA Robotics has secured seed investment from the British Robotics Seed Fund (BRSF). The £85,000 investment is the first of a series that have ...

Maven and YFM-backed Indigo Telecom Group acquires Belcom247 - - 2017-10-04

Acquisition adds a range of additional services and geographical reach to strengthen Indigo’s capabilities customer offering and market positi...

Pixey.io seals £250k funding to introduce AI and boost growth - - 2017-10-04

An Edinburgh-based startup enabling broadcasters and publishers to obtain the digital rights to Instagram photographs has secured almost £250,000 in seed funding. &n...

Crowdcube celebrates a strong third quarter - - 2017-10-04

Crowdcube celebrates a strong third quarter 70 pitches launc...

YFM Equity Partners invests £1.5m into e2E - - 2017-10-04

YFM Equity Partners has backed a £1.5 million investment into e2E Engineering Limited (e2E), a leading technical consultancy opera...

Mercia Technologies PLC's fund management subsidiaries rebranding as Mercia Fund Managers - - 2017-10-04

Mercia Technologies PLC, the national investment group focused on the funding and scaling of innovative technology businesses with high growth potential from the UK&n...

Roc Technologies acquires CCM and secures £10m BGF investment - - 2017-10-04

Roc Technologies, one of the UK’s fastest growing companies for IT services, has secured a £10...

Your best ticket to VC funding? Tom, Dick and Harry - - 2017-10-02

For the more sophisticated entrepreneur, crowdfunding can be a chore. Why strut your stuff in front of an uncaring public – who may throw $100 a piece at your idea - when yo...

10 trends to look out for in the angel market - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-10-02

Here are 10 trends to watch out for in the angel market this autumn. 1. Angels go public - see the Sunday Times for a profile of an angel each week...

Frugal entrepreneurs too risky for 87% of angel investors - - 2017-10-02

Startup founders should be prepared to put their money where their mouths are if they want to secure investment from business angels, according to research from University of Edinburgh Business Sch...

Patience is a virtue.. or is it? - - 2017-10-02

Patience is a virtue.. or is it?        Everyone has been talking about the Patient Capital Review, possibly the most ...

Angel Deal of the Month: Green Angel Syndicate attracts investment from key members - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-10-01

Lucky for some!  13 investors in the Green Angel Syndicate have bought shares in the syndicate itself.  This investment will support the marketing of the syndic...

Hero of the Month: Baybars Altuntas - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-10-01

To know Baybars Altuntas is not only to like him, but also to respect and admire him.  I cannot remember exactly when I first met Baybars but by gosh I am glad I did.  He is someone...

The Secret Investor - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-10-01

The deals that the Secret Investor sees tell us a lot about where entrepreneurship is heading.  In particular it's noticeable that FinTech keeps on staying centre of interest...

Angels through the ages - Frederick William I & Frederick the Great - William Rees-Mogg - 2017-10-01

Frederick William was King of Prussia between 1713 and 1740. He gained fame, or perhaps infamy, in Europe both for an austere lifestyle, and for his short temper (beheading his son’s ma...

Shout out to Charity: Macmillan Coffee Morning - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-10-01

How about this for an idea?  Do you like me have endless coffee meetings?  From today onwards I will donate £1 to Macmillan for every meeting I have where I am served or buy a...

Deal Envy: BGF exits investment in Acro - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-10-01

Another exit to an overseas buyer provides yet more evidence of the Chinese desire for UK tech companies.  BGF has agreed to successfully exit its minority stake in air...

Want to invest in property? Then take a look at these peer-to-peer platforms - - 2017-09-29

PEER-TO-PEER allows investors to put their money into all sorts of different loans, from those to individuals looking to buy a new car or kitchen to businesses looking to fund their expansion plans...

CMS / Mergermarket European M&A Outlook 2017 - - 2017-09-29

Dealmakers seem to be adapting to a “new normal” in European M&A activity. Stefan Brunnschweiler, Head of the Corporate/M&A Practice Group a...

Go4Venture European Tech Scaleup Market Bulletin August 2017 - - 2017-09-29

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What happens when your start up founder falls under the bus? - - 2017-09-29

What happens when your start up founder falls under the bus? Angels invest in people. Studi...

Startup Funding Club launches SFC Angel Fund and celebrates 5th birthday - - 2017-09-28

Startup Funding Club (SFC) has announced the launch of the Sta...

Green Angel Syndicate attracts investment from key members - - 2017-09-28

In an unusual departure for Green Angel Syndicate, a funding round for the syndicate has seen thirteen of its most enthusiastic members investing in equity in the syndicate itself.  ...

AIC responds to Govrnment's Patient Capital Review - - 2017-09-28

AIC PATIENT CAPITAL RESPONSE: DELIVERING EVEN BETTER VALU...

Life sciences crowdfunding platform Capital Cell launches first UK campaign - - 2017-09-28

Capital Cell, the first pan-European equity crowdfunding platform dedicated to life sciences, has announced the launch of its first active UK campaign on ...

Shoosmiths' venture capital team advises Cornerstone on its latest investment round - - 2017-09-28

Rapidly-growing men’s online grooming business Cornerstone has received a further £3.5m investment, led by Calculus Capital.   &...

Britbots launches new equity crowdfunding platform Britbots CROWD - - 2017-09-27

Britbots, the mentoring organisation devoted to supporting British-based robotics start-ups, has launched Britbots CROWD, the world's first ...

Hoop raises £2.4m from BGF Ventures - - 2017-09-27

Hoop, the family app that helps parents discover and book what’s on for their kids, has secured £2.4 million in funding which will help to grow the business ac...

BGF exits investment in Acro - - 2017-09-27

BGF has agreed to successfully exit its minority stake in aircraft seat manufacturer, Acro Aircraft Seating. The company will, subject to the satisfactio...

Maven Capital Partners invests £1 million in app developer hedgehog lab - - 2017-09-27

Newcastle tech firm with global footprint growing rapidly after 10 years in business ...

4net Technologies takes investment from YFM in £9m fundraising - - 2017-09-25

  YFM Equity Partners (YFM), the specialist private equity fund manager, has invested in the £9million transaction into 4net Technologies Ltd (4net) to support the continued grow...

Northern VCTs launch joint share offers to raise up to £60 million - - 2017-09-25

The three Northern VCTs (Northern Venture Trust PLC, Northern 2 VCT PLC and Northern 3 VCT PLC) have launched a new joint share offer, to raise an aggregate of up ...

Maven VCTs lead investment in ADC Biotechnology - - 2017-09-25

Funding will enable the construction of a dedicated pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in North Wales, creating 50 new scientific jo...

Maven launches VCT offers to raise £30 million for established VCTs - - 2017-09-25

For the first time VCT investors will be able to submit their applications and payments online via a new dedicated application portal ...

Acceleris company Redag Crop Protection Ltd raises £1.3m - - 2017-09-22

Redag Crop Protection , an agrochemical discovery company, has secured £1.3 million in funding from existing shareholders which include institutional ...

Seneca launches property investment business - - 2017-09-22

Northwest-based investment group Seneca, has expanded its investment capability with the launch of its property investment business, Seneca Property. Joining as Managing Director of Seneca Property...

£20m Finance Durham fund first deal investing into craft distillery Durham Gin - - 2017-09-22

Durham-based distillery set for rapid growth aiming to become the North East’s ‘distiller of choice’...

Crowdcube partners with America's top equity crowdfunder - - 2017-09-21

  Crowdcube partners with America’s top equity crowdfunder ?...

Dividends and support for UK firms valued by VCT investors, finds YFM - - 2017-09-21

Research commissioned by YFM Equity Partners (“YFM”), the specialist private equity fund manager, has established that shareholders consider the ability to support gro...

AIC Review highlights case for VCTs as providers of patient capital - - 2017-09-21

The Association of Investment Companies’ (AIC) review of Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs), ‘Transforming small business’,...

Q-Bot secures £1.5m of investment to accelerate growth - - 2017-09-21

Q-Bot, the UK’s leading developer of robots for use in the construction industry, has closed an investment round of £450,000...

Volo Commerce raises £6.2m led by NVM Private Equity to drive US expansion - - 2017-09-21

Volo Commerce, a leading provider of multichannel e-commerce technology, today announced it has raised £6.2 million in ne...

Usain Bolt's insole Enertor completes fundraising on Crowdcube - - 2017-09-21

      Crowdcube, the world’s first and largest crowdfunding platform, is pleased to announce that Enertor, the innovative insole compa...

New Foresight Smart Bonds Fund - - 2017-09-18

  Less than one month to go for Tranche “A” – closing 13.10.2017 One, two and three year ...

Downing invests £5 million to relaunch Chestser's Old Bishop's Palace - - 2017-09-18

VCT and EIS funds managed by Downing LLP have invested £5 million to support Exclusive Events Venues (EEV) to acquire and redevelop Chester’s...

Angel investors back £450k seed funding for University Cribs - - 2017-09-18

- £450,000 will support further development of technology platform - Plans ahead for further national expansion in UK with student rentals live in 27 towns and cities Universi...

MMC backs data analytics business Peak with £2.5m investment - - 2017-09-15

Peak has announced their £2.5m series A funding round led by MMC Ventures, bringing the total amount raised by the company so far to £3.5m. ...

OfferMoments receives £1.5m investment - - 2017-09-14

OfferMoments, the world’s most innovative advertising platform, has received a £1.5 million injec...

Mobeus launches highly-rated £50 million generalist VCT fundraising - - 2017-09-14

The Mobeus VCTs are opening new share offers to raise, in aggregate, up to £50 million, with over-allotment facilities to raise, in aggregate, up to a further £30 mill...

Leapfrog companies reach 100 million people and grow 43% - - 2017-09-13

Ten years on since founding, LeapFrog’s portfolio of companies reach 111 million people across Africa and Asia ...

On-demand travel startup Sn-ap raises £2m - - 2017-09-13

Intercity coach travel service, co-founded by ex-Chiltern Railways commercial director secures funding from Kindred Capital...

WBAF appoints 10 High Commissioners - - 2017-09-13

WBAF appoints 10 High Commissioners The entrepreneurial ecosystems of 10 more countries are now more connected with each other and the rest of the world, ...

Jenson Funding Partners hires Piers Denne - - 2017-09-13

Jenson Funding Partners, the highly innovative and successful financing and commercial support group for disruptive growth companies is delighted to announce that Piers Denne, industry veteran, has...

Tech accelerator Seed Haus unveils high-profile investors and first cohort of startups - - 2017-09-13

Scotland’s first dedicated pre-seed tech accelerator, Seed Haus, has launched in Edinburgh backed by a stellar line-up of&...

Millennials lead the way as small businesses ride the upswing says Hiscox report - - 2017-09-12

Study of 4,000 small businesses in the UK, Europe and the US shows strong growth across the board – with younger entrepreneurs outperforming th...

Hobs Group secures further investment from BGF - - 2017-09-12

11th September 2017: Hobs Group has received a further £4m investment from BGF to continue the expansion of its 3D printing, reprographi...

Four companies supported by Albion Capital rank among Britain's fastest-growing tech firms - - 2017-09-12

Albion Capital is proud to have supported four British companies included in the annual Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league table ...

Bob & Berts receives £2m investment for expansion - - 2017-09-12

Independent coffee shop chain Bob & Berts has become the third company in Northern Ireland to secure a major equity investment from BGF, the UK’s most active investor in small and m...

Transforming small business - How VCTs create jobs, generate exports and enable growth - - 2017-09-12

  27,000 jobs created by current VCT investments Each VCT-backed business employs an average of 109 people...

Foresight invests £3m into ONFAB Limited - - 2017-09-12

Foresight Group (“Foresight”) has invested £3 million from the Foresight Regional Investment Fund into the specialist engineering compa...

FiveAI attracts £26.8M to lead UK answer to US driverless tech giants - - 2017-09-07

FiveAI, a start-up leading the UK’s charge to build technology for urban driverless vehicles, has closed a major £14M Series A equity financi...

Gecko Labs secures £1million investment to push its new technology - - 2017-09-07

The CEO of education software specialist Gecko Labs has hailed an investment package of £1million that puts the company on a new level, as it rolls out an innovative new live c...

European Investment Fund invests €20 million in Irish SMEs - - 2017-09-07

The European Investment Fund (EIF), with the support of InnovFin Equity and COSME, is investing €20 million in ACT Venture Capital’s latest fund, ...

Albion Capital launches £38m VCT fundraising - - 2017-09-06

Albion Capital, the leading independent investment manager, is seeking to raise up to £38 million through top up offers for its six venture capital...

Foresight provides £40m debt funding line into asset-backed SME lender Reward Finance Group Limited - - 2017-09-06

Funds managed by Foresight Group LLP ("Foresight”) have provided a £40 million secured loan note facility for Reward Finance Group ...

Exploiting Brexit uncertainty to make money - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-09-05

Brexit is the big undying risk story in the UK at the moment, but there are other bigger risks angels need to consider.  But of course where there is risk there is also oppor...

CIC leads £10 million Series A funding into artificial intelligence company PROWLER.io - - 2017-09-05

Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC), a Cambridge-based investor in technology and healthcare companies, has led a £10 million Series A funding round for PROWLER.io, a co...

Mobeus scales Ski Solutions with £6m investment - - 2017-09-05

Ski Solutions (www.skisolutions.com), the London-based luxury winter sports travel experts, has attracted over...

Greater Manchester Loan Fund invests a total of £885k to support three local businesses - - 2017-09-05

The Greater Manchester Loan Fund (‘GMLF’) has completed three investments, committing a total of £885,000 to support local businesses. ...

PwC Moneytree report Q2 2017 - - 2017-09-05

Executive summary  US Q2’17 funding rises 27% from previous quarter Funding pushes up as deals slip: US VC-backed companies saw $18.4B ...

Go4Venture's June Bulletin - - 2017-09-05

The world is shrinking More tech investors are looking beyond their borders ...

Open Consultation: Financing growth in innovative firms - - 2017-09-05

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Foresight invests £1.9m in Regency Design & Print Limited - - 2017-09-05

Funds advised by Foresight Group LLP ("Foresight”) have invested £1.9m into Regency Design & Print Li...

Woodford Investment Management invests £4m in Seedrs - - 2017-09-05

  Woodford invests £4 million into Seedrs, the UK’s most active equity crowdfunding platform. The investment follows on their &po...

Angels through the Ages - Demosthenes (The elder) - William Rees-Mogg - 2017-09-05

Demosthenes is typically remembered as Democratic Athens’ last great orator, the man who started and lost a disastrous war with Phillip of Macedon (the father of Alexander the...

How do you invest yours? The P2P platforms offering auto-bid or manual lending - - 2017-09-05

FUNDING Circle’s upcoming shift away from manual lending will soon mean the three biggest peer-to-peer lenders in the UK only offer auto-bid options, but there is still plenty of choice for i...

Shout out for Charity: Pregnancy Sickness Support - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-09-05

The news that the Duchess of Cambridge is having another baby is just the fillip the country needs after a spring and summer of disasters (the election result, Manchester and Lond...

Hero of the Month: Sir John Major and Ken Clarke MP - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-09-05

We’ve been going back a bit in time to dig out this year’s heroes of the month, but time only enhances their contribution rather than diminishes it. ...

10 jobs for angels RIGHT NOW - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-09-05

After the long summer break, it’s now time to get back to work and turn your angel investing activity into a superlative experience.  Here are 10 things that will help ...

Deal Envy: Altitude Partners makes 2.7x return on Gradwell Communications - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-09-05

With August having been a quiet month here at AngelNews we looked back to July to find a nice story about a successful exit.  Altitude's sale of Gradwell Communications fits ...

Angel deal of the Month: Provenance raises £650k from Angel Academe angels and other impressive investors - - 2017-09-05

With the recent Beauhurst report stating that companies that gain equity investment and grant funding have higher valuations it is interesting to note this recent investment by th...

Make that cheque out to The Optimist - - 2017-09-04

    Want to increase a startup’s chances of getting bank financing? That Obama-inspired credo may help: “Y...

Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund makes first investment - - 2017-09-04

Foresight Group LLP (“Foresight”) announces the investment of £500,000 on behalf of the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund (“...

Archangels leads £1m funding boost for WaveLIFT's innovative technology - - 2017-09-04

WaveLIFT Limited today announces that it has secured funding of over £1 million t...

Beringea leads €5 million Series A funding for SMARTASSISTANT - - 2017-09-04

SMARTASSISTANT, the global technology provider for intelligent Digital Advice, has secured €5 million in Series A funding led by growth capital inve...

Stellar Asset Management halves annual management fees to just 0.75% on wrap platforms - - 2017-08-02

Stellar Asset Management halves annual management fees to just 0.75% on wrap platforms • Stellar AiM IHT Portfolio is available on four of the UK’s leading wrap platform ...

Mobeus manufacturers buyout of Arc Specialist Engeineering - - 2017-08-02

Mobeus Equity Partners ("Mobeus") has backed the management team of West Midlands based Arc Specialist Engineering (“Arc”) in a buyout of the...

BGF invests £7.3m in AIM listed AdEPT Telecom Plc - - 2017-08-02

BGF, the UK’s most active provider of long-term capital to growing UK businesses, has invested a further £7.3m in AdEPT Telecom Plc. (“AdEPT”). Hea...

EISA comment on the Patient Capital Review - - 2017-07-31

Back in the cold days of February, HM Treasury (HMT) announced that it would be launching a Patient Capital Review with the objective of “strengthening the UK further as a pla...

The Deal H1 2017 - a record half for UK investment - - 2017-07-27

The first half of 2017 saw a record amount invested into UK high-growth businesses, despite deal numbers failing to recover from last year’s slump. Key findings from the last ...

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund fuels Libertine FPE Ltd - - 2017-07-27

A Yorkshire company developing high performance linear motor-generator systems is set to target growth in commercial markets following a funding boost from ...

Resonance Health and Wellbeing Challenge Fund backs Prosperity Hub Community Interest Company - - 2017-07-27

Prosperity Hub Community Interest Company (CIC) has today received an investment of £70,000 from the Resonance Health and Wellbeing Challenge Fund...

Provenance raises £650k from Angel Academe - - 2017-07-27

Following a successful international pilot tracking tuna through Southeast Asian supply chains, and a pilot project with the world’s largest ...

Smith & Williamson Enterprise Index - - 2017-07-27

Nearly four out five (78%) entrepreneurs are predicting growth over the next 12 months according to the latest Enterprise Index research by Smith & Williamson, the accountancy...

New partners announced for Mayor's Tech Fund - - 2017-07-26

The London Co-investment Fund (LCIF) – the Mayor of London’s early stage business fund...

Puma Investments Named as Finalists at Growth Investor Awards 2017 - - 2017-07-26

Puma Investments, the specialist provider of tax efficient investment solutions is delighted to be named as a finalist in three separate categories at the 2017 Growth Investor Awards. The awards ar...

Maven opens Durham office to manage £20m Finance Durham Fund - - 2017-07-26

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active private equity houses and manager of the £20m Finance Durham Fund, is open for business i...

Mobeus backs Wetsuit Outlet with £5 million investment - - 2017-07-26

Mobeus Equity Partners has provided £5 million of growth capital to Wetsuit Outlet, www.wetsuitoutlet.co.uk, one of Europe’s leading online retailers of technical clothing and equipment...

Ideal Flatmate closes seed funding round - - 2017-07-25

  UK’s first flatmate matching site helps flatsharers find better matches based on compatibility and living habits. Seed round ...

Mayfair Equity Partners invests in SuperAwesome to fuel its rapid growth - - 2017-07-25

(London, 24 July 2017): SuperAwesome, the technology company which powers the kids’ digital media ecosystem, has received new growth capital from Mayfair Equity Partners (&l...

Mayfair Equity Partners serves up international expansion plan for Promise Gluten Free - - 2017-07-25

Promise Gluten Free (‘Promise’ or the ‘Company’), a highly innovative bakery which entered the gluten free market in 2012, is delighted to announce that it has sold a majori...

New angel network attracts over 50 investors in first month - - 2017-07-24

A new business angel network which aims to boost investment in the North’s technology sector has attracted over 50 potential investors and almost 40 companies within its fir...

Oliver Hemsley and Josyane Gold join Palamon Board of Advisors - - 2017-07-21

Palamon Capital Partners (“Palamon”), one of Europe’s leading growth private equity firms, has announced the appointments of Oliver Hemsley and Josyane Gold to i...

Atomico leads $30m funding round into Amadeus Capital backed Graphcore - - 2017-07-21

Amadeus Capital Partners is delighted that its portfolio company Graphcore has received funding from Atomico and a group of AI pioneers. Graphcore's processor has the power to realise the...

Shoosmiths advises on sale of Spence Johnson - - 2017-07-21

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Spence Johnson on its sale to world leading fintech company, Broadridge, in a deal that sees the creation of a unique single industry data...

Institutional and Family Office Investors See Opportunity in Venture Capital and High Growth Tech Firms - - 2017-07-20

Ariadne Capital Survey Uncovers Pain Points and Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Europe and the Mediterranean ...

Maven Capital Partners announces £30 million VCT fundraise - - 2017-07-20

Maven Capital Partners announces £30 million VCT fundraise, reflecting a strong pipeline of opportunities to invest in high-growth UK private com...

Startup Funding Club invests in Northern Irish startup Intupod - - 2017-07-20

 Startup Funding Club’s network of business angels invests in Northern Irish startup Intupod Northern Irish startup ...

British SMEs face uncertain funding future says Hiscox survey - - 2017-07-20

British SMEs face uncertain funding future Thirty-five percent of small b...

Kickstart Accelerator names 30 promising startups for its 2017 programme - - 2017-07-20

Kickstart Accelerator announces the startup shortlist for its second cohort comprising of FinTech, Food, Smart Cities and Robotics & Intelligent System...

Amicus Commercial Finance backs The Taunton Cider Company - - 2017-07-20

Amicus Commercial Finance, the specialist lender of flexible working capital to small and medium sized businesses, today announces that it has provided a...

Catering firm Entier targets expansion with £6.45m BGF investment - - 2017-07-19

Entier, Scotland’s largest independent privately-owned catering company, is preparing to grab a bigger slice of international markets after BGF (Busines...

Neurovalens secures £1.1 million funding - - 2017-07-19

Northern Irish Start-Up of the Year set for accelerated growth   ...

The Clubhouse secures £3.5m growth capital from BOOST&Co - - 2017-07-19

“The way in which London’s professionals meet, work and grow their networks is changing, increasing demand for flexible work space. The Clubhouse occ...

Altitude Partners launches BPR and Investor Relief qualifying fund - - 2017-07-19

Altitude Two, a capital growth focused private equity fund, has been created to benefit investors with investments qualifying for two significant HMRC reliefs: Business Propert...

Barclays and Angel Co-Fund back Form3 in $5m Series A funding - - 2017-07-18

Form3, the cloud-based, end-to-end, secure platform for global payments processing, today announced it has secured a strategic investment from Barclays, ...

Award-winning video advertiser receives funding boost from Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund - - 2017-07-18

An award-winning Hull-based video advertising start-up has secured funding from ...

Privitar closes $16m in Series A funding - - 2017-07-18

Partech Ventures leads the round with participation from CME Ventures and Salesforce Ventures P...

Perkbox raise a further $8.6 million from Draper Esprit - - 2017-07-18

Draper Esprit (AIM: GROW, ESM: GRW), the leading public European venture capital firm, today announces that it has significantly increased its equity stake in Perkbox, i...

Maven leads £3.5 million investment in Contego Fraud Solutions - - 2017-07-18

Funding package will enable Contego to drive growth by expanding product development, adding commercial resources and entering new markets...

10 jobs you NEED to do this summer - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-07-17

Summer is the time for having fun and relaxing, but getting these tasks in hand now will set your angel life for a successful autumn if you do them before you head off for sand an...

YFM Equity Partners invests £3m to support growth of Friska - - 2017-07-17

YFM Equity Partners (“YFM”), the specialist private equity fund manager has invested £3m into Friska Limited (Friska), a Bristol based chain of food-to-go restau...

UK investors rally behind post-Brexit business, but have NO faith in Theresa May and the DUP - - 2017-07-17

UK investors rally behind post-Brexit business, but have NO faith in Theresa May and the DUP   ...

Altitude Partners makes 2.7x return on Gradwell Communications - - 2017-07-17

Altitude Partners has sold its stake in VoIP provider Gradwell Communications to a management buy-in team with private equity backing. The exit has realised a strong 2.7x investme...

Lein Applied Diagnostics receives investment from Henley Business Angels - - 2017-07-14

Lein Applied Diagnostics ...

NorthInvest scores UK Business Angels Association Award - - 2017-07-14

NorthInvest, the angel investor platform that supports and mentors businesses in the North of England, has been recognised as ‘one to watch’ at the UK Business Angel Investment Awards 2...

Beringea leads £3.5 million funding round for Poq - - 2017-07-14

App commerce company Poq (https://poqcommerce.com/) has secured £3.5 million in its latest funding round, led by growth capital investor...

Crowdcube's £250 million funding pipeline for growth companies - - 2017-07-14

  £1m investment from GuanQun Investment, leading Chinese finance firm £20m successfully raised in Q2, t...

Quill hits £10 million after latest round of funding - - 2017-07-13

    Quill, the global leader in Primary Co...

Beringea achieves 3x return in APM Healthcare exit - - 2017-07-13

Day Lewis Pharmacy will acquire APM Healthcare’s 18 pharmacies, extending its network to 300 pharmacies across the country ...

Hudman acquisition: First exit from the Wales Technology Seed Fund for Finance Wales - - 2017-07-13

Cwmbran-based technology company Hudman has been acquired by Advanced, the UKs third largest software and services company. The deal sees investor Finance Wales sell its s...

AIC Investment Company Activity H1 2017 - - 2017-07-13

INVESTMENT COMPANY ACTIVITY H1 2017: SECONDARY ISSUANCE REACHES RECORD LEVEL, IPOs INCREASE TEN-FOLD, ASSETS HIT ALL-TIME H...

NVM Private Equity provides £3 million development capital to Knowledgemotion - - 2017-07-13

NVM Private Equity (NVM) has invested £3m in London based Knowledgemotion the creators ...

Curve closes $10m Series A ahead of launch - - 2017-07-12

  Global banks, leading VCs and industry veterans bring total funding to $13m Investors suggest Curve will kic...

Caroobi secures millions in funding led by BMW, DN Capital and Cherry Ventures - - 2017-07-12

  Berlin-based startup Caroobi, a platform that allows users to book car repair services online, has concluded its Series A financing round led by BMW i Ventures (BMW’s ve...

Tech North is on the hunt for the North's most promising startups for 2017 - - 2017-07-12

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME A NORTHERN STAR? Tech North is on the hunt for the North’s most promising startups f...

Foresight launches Smart Bonds Fund - - 2017-07-12

  Tranches of one, two and three year fixed rate term loans used to fund smart meters Bonds backed by long term rental agre...

European venture capital fundraising reaches highest level since 2007 - - 2017-07-11

Global institutional investors looking to Europe’s experienced fund managers A-Z of start-up hubs across the continent leading innovation...

Finance Wales supports Pro Steel with Twickenham contract - - 2017-07-11

Pro Steel Engineering Ltd (Pro Steel) has won the contract to redevelop the iconic East Stand at Twickenham Rugby Stadium, to support the project they have received a six-figure working cap...

Octopus Ventures expands New York team with new hire - - 2017-07-11

Priscila Bala, ex-Director of the Mentor Network at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, joins Octopus Ventures ...

Foresight invests £3.45m into Indian street food brand Mowgli - - 2017-07-11

Foresight Group (“Foresight”) is pleased to announce the completion of a £3.45m investment into Mowgli Street Food Limited (“the Company...

Partech Ventures continues strong growth with nealy €1 billion raised - - 2017-07-10

Partech Ventures announces the final closing of its seventh venture fund at the €400M hard cap, thus completing a unique investment program spanning from pre-...

Life sciences opportunities grow - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-07-10

 The importance of angel investment in the life sciences sector is becoming very apparent.  The opportunity is large which explains why everyone from respected names lik...

Foresight invests £2.25m in Cinelabs International - - 2017-07-10

Foresight Group announces the £2.25 million growth capital investment into Cinelabs International on behalf of Foresight VCT. ...

Angel Deal of the Month: Push Doctor raises $26.1m from investors - - 2017-07-10

Angels via Oxford Capital Partners, have been joined by serious venture capital in the latest funding round for Push Doctor (https://www.pus...

Tweet like an entrepreneur - - 2017-07-10

“Smile, make eye contact and always have a business card at the ready!” Helpful tips for the traditional networker, but of no use to the #networker. The most successfu...

Hero of the Month: Stephen Pegge, Special Projects Director at Lloyds Bank - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-07-10

For longer than I have been in the angel industry, Stephen Pegge, currently Special Projects Director at Lloyds Bank has been loyally supporting the market.  Arguably the angels' favouri...

Shout out for Charity: Unicef Building Young Futures - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-07-10

Unicef: Building Young Futures  Emma Sinclair, Unicef UK's first business mentor gave a rous...

Deal Envy: Beringea exits Third Bridge to private equity - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-07-10

Beringea has achieved its latest exit selling Third Bridge to private equity house IK Investments.  Third Bridge provides primary research and market intelligence to over 300 financ...

Angels through the ages - Harry Gordon Selfridge - William Rees-Mogg - 2017-07-09

Selfridge started work at the age of 10, delivering newspapers. He had a genuine entrepreneurial spirit, starting his first business at the age of 12. Selfridge worked his way up th...

P2P Lending EcoSystem celebrates growth of UK P2P market - - 2017-07-07

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2016 European Private Equity Activity - - 2017-07-07

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Silverfleet Capital: European Buy && Build activity reaches highest level on record in 2016 - - 2017-07-07

European Buy & Build activity in 2016 reached its highest level on record2 with the largest number of deals in the UK & Ireland, according to Silverfleet Capital’s latest a...

Compendium of Co-Investment Funds with Business Angels 2016 - - 2017-07-07

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2016 Compendium of Fiscal Incentives: Tax Outlook in Europe Business Angels Perspective - - 2017-07-07

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How 'Mammalian Investing' is taking the world of early tech investing by storm - - 2017-07-07

How ‘Mammalian Investing’ is taking the world of early tech investing by storm.   It’s easy to see how e...

The Evolving interaction between Government Funding & Institutional Investment - - 2017-07-07

By Kweku Ackom-Mensah Partnership Manager, GrantTree ...

SEP makes two new investments through ECF - - 2017-07-07

Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has completed two new energy infrastructure investments from its ...

VC Investment in Robotics - Is There an Emerging Recipe Book? - - 2017-07-07

VCs have woken up and smelt the robo-coffee. A bottom up estimate* shows close to $2bn in VC investments for 2016, up from approximately $1.3bn in 2015. Yet clearly this is still ...

Locum's Nest completes £1.1m investment round by Albion Capital and IDO Investments - - 2017-07-07

Locum’s Nest, a mobile first platform founded by doctors which is revolutionising the way staffing shortages are addressed in the NHS, has complete...

Don't fear the rise of the robots, says UK tech sector - - 2017-07-06

92% of tech professionals take a positive view on ...

Beringea realises Third Bridge investment in Private Equity deal - - 2017-07-05

Beringea has announced it had sold its shares in Third Bridge - a firm that provides primary research and market intelligence to over 300 financial services clients globally. The exit is ...

Mayor's post-referendum start-up investment tops £5 million - - 2017-07-05

The London Co-Investment Fund (LCIF) – the Mayor of London’s early stage business fund –has allocated more than £5.3 million into...

BGF successfully exits Chemoxy - - 2017-07-05

BGF has successfully exited its minority stake in North-East chemicals manufacturer Chemoxy International Ltd.  The company has been acquired by a F...

Ex-Betfair and Zoopla Executive Stephen Morana joins Octopus Ventures - - 2017-07-05

Octopus Ventures, one of the Europe’s leading venture capital investors, has announced that Stephe...

InnoEnergy makes funding for innovation available year-round - - 2017-07-05

Investment Round now open all year to shorten energy innovation journey from lab to launch   ...

Peer-to-peer lender Kuflink launches Property-Backed Innovative Finance ISA - - 2017-07-04

UK-based Kuflink joins a select few P2P platforms offering a Property-Backed ISA ...

Greater Manchester Loan Fund invests GBP0.44 million in School Lettings Solutions - - 2017-07-04

   Since inception the GMLF has provided funding for 28 local businesses enabling su...

P2PFA launches Associate Membership - - 2017-07-04

The Peer-to-Peer Finance Association today launched a new category of membership, welcoming eight inaugural associate members who provide important profe...

CrowdRating demonstrates it can help investors improve their success rate - - 2017-07-04

96% of companies with a Gold Investment rating are still in business and showing demonstrable progress ...

Ready, Steady, Grow! EISA embarks on regional programme to help entrepreneurs overcome barriers to growth - - 2017-07-04

The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) is stepping up efforts to support entrepreneurs and small businesses around the UK with a programme of regional funding information and advice wo...

Plum, the first AI powered personal savings chatbot announces crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs - - 2017-07-03

  Driven by Artificial Intelligence (AI), Plum is on a mission to make millennials financially better off by helping them to microsav...

€500k in funding for Fintech start-ups available from Enterprise Ireland - - 2017-07-03

A total of €500k in funding for Fintech start-ups is available from Enterprise Ireland, the government organisation responsible for the development ...

StoriiCare launches £300k crowdfunding campaign - - 2017-07-03

A new care sector startup, backed by investors who exited to the likes of iZettle and Fanduel, has just opened a fundraising campaign on the crowdfunding site Seedrs. St...

Go Banana Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Having Raised 34% of £250k Target - - 2017-07-03

  UK's first online marketplace aims to be the “Amazon for building supplies” 34% of fundraising raised so far via Seedrs...

EdTech companies turn to SyndicateRoom for growth capital - - 2017-07-03

Online investment platform SyndicateRoom today announces that two EdTech companies, Gooseberry Planet...

Intertrust bolsters its service offering with six senior appointments - - 2017-07-03

Intertrust has announced six senior appointments across funds, capital markets and corporate services, spanning some of its key jurisdictions.     ...

WiseAlpha raises £1.29m for European expansion - - 2017-06-29

1068 investors backed the online corporate lending platform’s raise on Crowdcube in return for 16.7% equity   ...

Startup Funding Club invests over £300K in British startups - - 2017-06-29

Startup Funding Club (SFC) has recently invested over £300K into three British startups: Curamicus, Dan Dan Digital, and Onkho. The early-stage companies op...

InMotion Ventures reveals latest seed investments - - 2017-06-29

  Zeelo, Wluper, Dovu and By Miles join InMotion’s Seed Programme Application process saw ov...

Plastic antibody developer strengthens board following further investment from Mercia Fund Management - - 2017-06-29

MIP Diagnostics Ltd, a Midlands-based life sciences start-up that develops “plastic antibodies” for a variety of applications has received £300,000 of fo...

Mobeus backs Ludlow Wealth £8 million MBO - - 2017-06-29

Mobeus Equity Partners has provided £8 million to back the management buyout of Ludlow Wealth Management Group (http://www.ludco.co.uk/), an independently owned financial planning business in...

European Buy & Build activity reaches highest level on record says Silverfleet - - 2017-06-28

  Silverfleet’s 2016 Buy & Build Monitor reported 5371 add-ons, making 2016 a record year for European add-on activity2...

Asset managers are under increasing regulator pressure to revamp their current structures, sasys Intertrust report - - 2017-06-28

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Businesses still do not have a cyber security plan says Smith & Williamson - - 2017-06-28

Nearly half (45%) of small businesses don’t have a cyber security plan for their business according to research by Smith & Williamson, the accountancy, investment management and tax group...

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund helps audio-visual firm to turn up the volume - - 2017-06-28

A Hull company which specialises in high-end audio-visual systems and whose clients have included royals and celebrities has secured a £100,000 loan from NPIF - Enterprise V...

LetsVenture and OurCrowd Join Forces in Strategic India-Israel Partnership - - 2017-06-27

OurCrowd, a global leader in equity crowdfunding, today announced that it has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with LetsVenture, India’s largest marketplac...

Mobeus hires Marketing Director to focus on brand and communications - - 2017-06-27

Mobeus Equity Partners has appointed Amy Reyniers as Marketing Director. Amy will lead brand, marketing and communications for the business, as ...

Diffblue, a University of Oxford AI spin-out, raises $22 million in Series A funding - - 2017-06-27

  $22 million represents one of the largest Series A rounds for an AI company in Europe to date....

Hometree raises £1.9m investment from LocalGLobe, DN Capital, Oxford Capital & FJ Labs - - 2017-06-27

·         Seed funding round led by UK tech investors LocalGlobe & DN Capital ...

Maven Managed Greater Manchester Loan Fund invests £0.3m in Tactus - - 2017-06-26

Since launch the GMLF has supported over 25 businesses to help them fulfil their growth aspirations ...

Dolphin Homes receives BGF backing to expand care home footprint - - 2017-06-26

Funding to provide two additional care homes and further investment into the existing estate BGF has invested £3.85m ...

Calculus Capital joins tech giant ARM Holdings with investment in Blu Wireless - - 2017-06-26

Calculus Capital, a leading EIS and VCT investor, will invest £2.4 million as a cornerstone investor in a £6.6 million institutional and private investment round into ...

AllBright launches FoundHER Festival to celebrate outstanding female founders - - 2017-06-23

  ·  AllBright to host FoundHER, a six day long festival dedicated to f...

Foresight Group buys British battery storage project - - 2017-06-23

Foresight Group (“Foresight”), the independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Port of Tyne 35MW battery storage project ...

Tech sector shrugs off Election and Brexit worries says Smith & Williamson research - - 2017-06-23

Tech businesses remain optimistic about their prospects over the next 12 months according to recent research from Smith & Williamson, the accountancy, investment management an...

Mobeus leads £3 million funding round for MyTutor - - 2017-06-23

Mobeus Equity Partners has led a £3 million funding round for MyTutor (http://mytutor.co.uk?), the leading digi...

IW CAPITAL leads £626,000 debt investment into Discovery Yachts - - 2017-06-23

London-based private investment house IW Capital has provided a £626,000 loan to UK scale-up Discovery Yachts. This loan will be used to support the compa...

EnteroBiotix Secures £500,000 Seed Finance - - 2017-06-22

EnteroBiotix, a privately held Scottish biotechnology company focused on using the body’s own microorganisms to prevent and treat disease, has raised &pou...

HNW Lending reports strong growth in alternative lending - - 2017-06-22

HNW Lending, an alternative lender that provides individual loans of between £50,000 and £2 million to clients against their valuable assets,...

Octopus launches £30 million joint fundraise for its AIM VCTs - - 2017-06-22

Octopus Investments (Octopus), a fast-growing UK fund management company and the largest provider of venture capital trusts (VCTs) in the UK¹, annou...

OurCrowd Launches OurNetwork - - 2017-06-22

OurCrowd, a global leader in equity crowdfunding, today announced the launch of ...

Jenson Funding Partners invests £500k in Voneus - - 2017-06-22

Voneus, a UK broadband provider, has secured a £4.8M Growth Capital loan from BOOST&Co alongside a £500k equity funding round raised by Jenson Funding Partners. Voneus makes super-f...

Investment company purchases hit record level over past 12 months - - 2017-06-21

- Q1 purchases of investment companies second highest on record - Most popular sectors in Q1 were Sect...

Deepbridge launches Life Sciences investment platform - - 2017-06-21

Experienced life sciences investment manager Deepbridge Capital has announced the launch of Deepbridge Syndicate, an online investment platform created to facilitate investment by...

Obby raises £250K to continue rapid expansion - - 2017-06-21

Obby, the community marketplace for people to list, discover and book learning experiences in London, recently closed a £250k angel funding round to help grow its class offe...

Graphite Capital expands and strengthens team - - 2017-06-20

  Graphite Capital, the leading UK mid-market private equity specialist, is pleased to announce a number of promotions and ap...

BGF invests £2 million in Milk Visual Effects - - 2017-06-20

BGF (Business Growth Fund) has invested an initial £2m in Milk Visual Effects, an Oscar winning independent visual effects (VFX) company which creates innovative and c...

Resonance publishes annual social impact report for the Resonance Bristol SITR Fund - - 2017-06-20

Investing in Dismantling Poverty in Bristol – the First Year of Impact Social impact investment company Resonance has pub...

€1.15 million Invested in Winning Startups at EBAN Malaga - - 2017-06-16

The 2017 ...

£2.8m crowdfunding raise launches for new data centre in central Birmingham - - 2017-06-16

The owner of a brand new data centre in Birmingham, GTP3 LLP, is raising £2.8m through crowdfunding platform, Downing Crowd, as the site enters its next phase of development. The proj...

BABB Appoints Ripple Advisor Dr. Anish Mohammed - - 2017-06-16

Blockchain-based banking startup ...

Shoosmiths advises LDC on £11m investment in Lucid Group Communications - - 2017-06-16

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised LDC, the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investor, on its latest investment into Lucid Group Communications, a global special...

Jenson announces 10 new investments - - 2017-06-15

The investments have been made in companies including Fasteat UK Limited, Hothouse Partworks, Rezurvit, Brainbroker, HiveWire, QRoutes, The Link App and BEUTiFi. See the website for more in...

What can SMEs learn from the election results? - - 2017-06-15

  The political arena is in turmoil (again!), the economy is facing a period of uncertainty and volatility and Brexit negotiations are set to begin ...

Peptinnovate, Alert and Pekama, raise a total of £4.3 million via SyndicateRoom - - 2017-06-15

Online investment platform SyndicateRoom today announces the closure of two lift rounds, for Peptinnovate an...

Maven invests £2.25 million in ITS Technology Group - - 2017-06-15

Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), one of the UK’s leading private equity houses, has today announced a £2.25 million investment v...

Archangels leads £1.8 million funding for Optoscribe - - 2017-06-14

Optoscribe, a world leader and global supplier of glass-based integrated photonics components, today announced that the company has closed a series B inv...

AIC Publishes Stats for May 2017 - - 2017-06-14

http://www.theaic.co.uk/sites/default/files/statistics/attachment/AICStats31May17.pdf...

Albion Capital invests £4.675m in G.Network - - 2017-06-14

 G.Network, the next-generation communications service provider exclusively focused on Central London...

Activate Capital launches its second startup podcast series - - 2017-06-14

Activate Capital, the Startup Studio, is sharing its business expertise with entrepreneurs as part of its second podcast season. With insightful and entertaining information, the eight ten-minute e...

Lessons from the Ballot Box - - 2017-06-13

Not that I feel sorry for Mrs May for her desperate political miscalculation, I can empathise with what it feels like when something you hope for drastically does not happen.  ...

Deal Envy: Octopus backed Eve achieves an IPO - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-06-13

Eve Beds was only founded in 2014 and has rapidly grown its sales over the last two and a half years increasing them from £2.6m in 2015 to over £11m in 2016.  Valued at £140m...

Angel Deal of the Month: Kymira - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-06-13

KYMIRA is an award winning sportswear brand founded by Tim Brownstone in 2013. Operating from the Henley Start-Up Business Incubator at the Science and Technology Centre, KYMIRA established a sport...

NowWeComply steps out to become Autologyx - - 2017-06-13

Autologyx targets share of the $8.8bn RPA (Robotic Process Automation) market NowWeComply announces it has re-branded to autologyx. The re-brand follows the evolution of the company’s...

Cambridge Capital Group 2017 deals to date - - 2017-06-13

Cambridge Capital Group and its sister overseas chapter, CCG International, have invested more than £1.5m this year to date, in six new investments, with a seventh in legals. Sectors ...

Hero of the month: Lord Howard Flight - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-06-13

There are so many ways Howard Flight has helped the angel and early stage investment industry that listing them would fill up several pages.  One of the original financial se...

The Secret Investor: film investing: is it time to reconsider? - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-06-13

It is a shame that film investing has become tainted in the minds of many investors, although recent scandals explain and justify this attitude. However, now that film and similar...

WiseAlpha launches Aston Martin secured corporate bond with 5.5% yield - - 2017-06-13

James Bond enthusiasts can now invest in the “James Bond” bond   The “James Bond” bond is available  for ...

First trades on Seedrs secondary market deliver up to 19x returns - - 2017-06-13

  Investors using equity investment platform Seedrs have realised impressive returns as first secondary ...

Shout out for charity: Foundation for Peace - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-06-13

Threats to the harmony in the United Kingdom have writ large in recent weeks.  Political strife has been more intense than normal, but that will calm down in time and although the discord over...

Angels who changed the world - Ian McGlinn - William Rees-Mogg - 2017-06-13

Ian McGlinn wasn’t your typical angel, he didn’t have large sums of money to invest or any experience of investing more generally. Instead he made his money by buying ...

P2P trusts reap rewards from changing focus - - 2017-06-12

TWO of the biggest peer-to-peer investment trusts are finding better returns since shifting from traditional P2P lending or altering their strategy. VPC Specialty Lending Investments posted...

Intertrust appoints new Global Head of Private Wealth - - 2017-06-12

Intertrust has announced the appointment of Ian Rumens as Global Head of Private Wealth Services. Ian is based in the Jersey office. Ian has been part of Intertrust's private wealth team as...

Octopus Ventures celebrates 10th anniversary - - 2017-06-12

Octopus Ventures celebrates 10th anniversary Leading European VC now in...

Albion Ventures rebrands as Albion Capital - - 2017-06-12

 Albion Ventures, the leading independent investment manager with a long-term record of partnering ambitious business, has rebrande...

Jaguar Land Rover and InMotion Ventures invest $25m in ride sharing platform Lyft - - 2017-06-12

    InMotion invests in Lyft...

Crowdfunding: Picking the Perfect Platform - - 2017-06-12

Who needs sophisticated investors anyway? Raising money over the internet – once the domain of sketchy wire transfers to exotic princes – has been revolutionised by cr...

YEAY announces $4.9 million seed funding investment - - 2017-06-12

 YEAY, an m-commerce platform using video to redefine shopping, has closed i...

Vert Rotors named Venture-backed Management Team of the Year at BVCA Awards - - 2017-06-09

Pioneering manufacturing company honoured at BVCA Awards Edinburgh-based manufacturers of p...

Applications open for unique Venturespring Ignite programme - - 2017-06-09

  Startups can apply to be specifically matched with corporates in first phase of new model for business creation and acceleration backed up som...

UltraSoC rasises £5m - - 2017-06-09

UltraSoC today announces the completion of a £5m ($6.4m) funding round to drive continued deployment of its technology and realiz...

InnoEnergy and EBAN unveil EBAN Energy to drive more sustainable energy innovations to market - - 2017-06-09

InnoEnergy, Europe’s largest sustainable energy accelerator, and EBAN, the European tra...

BGF expands into Republic of Ireland - - 2017-06-09

BGF, the UK’s most active investor in growing companies, has expanded its investment team into the Republic of Ireland with the appointment of Leo ...

OurCrowd, Motorola Solutions and Reliance Industries Launch Jerusalem Incubator - - 2017-06-09

OurCrowd, a global leader in equity crowdfunding, today announced a partnership with Motorola Solutions, Reliance Industries and Yissum, to operate an innovation technolog...

Shoosmiths advises on the sale of NVM portfolio company, Kirton Healthcare - - 2017-06-08

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised NVM private equity backed Kirton group on the disposal of its specialist seating division by way of sale of the en...

New angel network, Dow Schofield Watts Angels, launches - - 2017-06-08

  A new business angel network aims to boost the North’s technology sector by bringing together early-stage companies with experienced e...

InMotion Ventures to collaborate on Techstars Mobility programme - - 2017-06-08

InMotion Ventures, the venture capital business powered by Jaguar Land Rover, has partnered with global sta...

Angel Academe supports BeamLine Diagnostics' £650k investment round - - 2017-06-07

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Draper Esprit raises £160 million - - 2017-06-07

    Draper Esprit announces that it has raised a further £160 million to invest in Europe’s best startups. ...

The Go Beyond Investor Report 2017 - - 2017-06-06

The Go Beyond Investor report provides an update to the 2015 and 2016 reports ...

Angel to IPO: why angel funding weathers the turmoil - - 2017-06-06

With all that has been going in the world of late, had you slipped away to a desert island for the last 18 months you might be tempted to think that invest...

University of Reading tech startup KYMIRA closes £121k pre-seed round - - 2017-06-06

Reading University-based KYMIRA, a startup company developing energy-harvesting technology for perfo...

Women in UK Venture Capital 2017 - - 2017-06-06

As the lead of the data team for Diversity VC, it gives me great pleasure to share our inaugural research report, Women in U.K. Venture Capital: 2017. When Diversity VC began this study in ...

Seedrs joins forces with NatWest to fund great British businesses - - 2017-06-05

NatWest Capital Connections offers business customers access to the best sources of alternative finance Seedrs joins 5 leading alternative finance companies as the only equity base...

Maven Capital Partners invests £1.5m in ebb3 - - 2017-06-05

Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), one of the UK’s most active private equity houses, has invested £1 million in ebb3, with the po...

Intechnica secures £900k with backing from Mercia Technologies - - 2017-06-05

A Manchester digital company which helps businesses manage high and variable website traffic demands for customers such as ao.com and Ted Baker, has secured a £900k ...

Smith & Williamson: Businesses still do not have a cyber security plan - - 2017-06-05

  Nearly half (45%) of small businesses don’t have a cyber security plan for their business according to research by Smith & Williamson, t...

Rooks Nest Ventures launches - - 2017-06-05

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National Australia Bank and OurCrowd Join Forces - - 2017-06-05

The National Australia Bank (NAB) today announced an innovative collaboration with Israeli company OurCrowd, a leading global equity crowdfunding platform that will provid...

Maven VCTs invest £2.5m in Horizon Cremation - - 2017-06-05

Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), one of the UK’s most active private equity houses, is pleased to announce a £2.5 million VCT qu...

Life Sciences crowdfunding platform Capital Cell launches in the UK - - 2017-06-05

Capital Cell has launched in the UK, with value adding angel network partnerships, strong life science start-up links, and a ...

OurCrowd Invests $2.5m in Scopio Labs - - 2017-05-24

OurCrowd now the world’s leading crowdfunding investor in the healthtech sector Scopio is OurCr...

Female-focused film initiative raises funds via SyndicateRoom - - 2017-05-24

Online investment platform SyndicateRoom today announces that independent UK film, Kat and the Band, ...

IW Capital completes £2.2m funding round for SaveMoneyCutCarbon - - 2017-05-24

Offering an unrivalled energy and water savings consulting service, SaveMoneyCutCarbon works with businesses, organisations and homes to reduce energy and water consump...

Healthcare booking platform DocPlanner raises another €15m - - 2017-05-24

  The new funds will support the company’s expansion into Latin America, the development of advanced software for doctors and m...

Beringea launches ProVen Legacy plc to help investors benefit from IHT relief - - 2017-05-24

ProVen Legacy plc has completed deals with healthcare marketing agency Cogora and fintech company Celoxica   ...

OUI named Technology Transfer Office of the Year - - 2017-05-24

Oxford’s research commercialisation office named best in the world while OSI’s David Norwood also celebrated in annual Global University ...

BGF exits its investment in Statesman Travel Group - - 2017-05-24

BGF has exited its investment in Statesman Travel Group...

Crowd Investors snap up over £626k shares in WiseAlpha - - 2017-05-23

WiseAlpha, the UK’s first online lending platform that gives everyday investors access to ...

Kuflink research suggests UK investors turn to property amidst BREXIT fears - - 2017-05-23

UK investors turn to property amidst BREXIT fears Traditional assets provide much-needed inves...

Tutora named amongst 100 Hottest UK Startups - - 2017-05-23

Just two months after raising their ...

EISA comments on Tory proposal for new EIS incentives - - 2017-05-23

Mark Brownridge, Director General of the EIS Association, comments on a Conservative election manifesto proposal for new Enterprise Investment Scheme incentives for digital busine...

Oxford Capital commment on Tory backing of EIS - - 2017-05-19

The Conservative Manifesto commits to “help innovators and startups, by encouraging early stage investment and considering further incentives under our world leading ...

Mobeus Announces Fund IV Closing - - 2017-05-19

Mobeus is pleased to announce the latest closing of Mobeus Equity Partners IV LP (“Fund IV or the Fund”) taking total commitments to over £140 million and expects to complete fund...

Robocath raises €4.7m to market medical robotic platform - - 2017-05-19

Robocath, a medical robotics start-up that designs and develops innovative solutions for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, today announces ...

talent.io poised for growth with €8m investment - - 2017-05-17

IT recruitment platform talent.io is on the verge of further expansion after securing a major wave of investment into the business two years a...

Growth Capital Investors to Power the Northern Powerhouse - - 2017-05-17

Fintech firm Growth Capital Ventures is set to help ambitious businesses in the North access capital to grow from a £57.5m investment fund. ...

European private equity fundraising hits eight-year high at €74.5 billion - - 2017-05-16

Private equity fundraising for investment into companies across Europe hit its highest level since 2008 last year at €74.5 billion, a 37% year-on-year increase, accor...

Mercia backs patient engagement software firm - - 2017-05-16

The developers of a communication platform that offers secure digital access to healthcare services have received £200,000 of seed funding in a deal led by ...

Sugru celebrates £2m raise on Crowdcube - - 2017-05-16

Sugru, the world’s first mouldable glue, closed its second successful crowdfunding campaign at the weekend after ra...

Octopus backed Eve Sleep announces IPO - - 2017-05-15

NOT FOR RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (THE “UNITED STATES”) ...

Footfalls & Heartbeats secures £1.25m - - 2017-05-15

Footfalls & Heartbeats has achieved a strategic investment round of £1.25m with ...

Mercia partners with Innovate UK on Investment Accelerator programme - - 2017-05-15

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Maven appoints four to North West team - - 2017-05-15

Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), one of the UK’s most active private equity houses, is pleased to announce the appointment of three ne...

Andy Murray serves three aces to British Entrepreneurs on Seedrs - - 2017-05-15

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Final Close for YFM fund at £45m - - 2017-05-12

YFM Equity Partners (“YFM”), the specialist private equity fund manager, has closed its first buy-out fund, YFMEP 2016, at £45m, 50% above its initial target....

Takumi raises $4 million in Series A funding - - 2017-05-12

Investors include family offices and high net worth angel investors in both the UK and US ...

Cult Wines strengthens management team - - 2017-05-12

  Patrick Thornton-Smith joins as a Non-Executive Director and member of Global Management Team Cult Wines ...

Shortlist for White Bull Summits: 2017 Bully Awards announced - - 2017-05-12

White Bull Summits, producers of Europe’s exclusive technology entrepreneur and investment summits, ...

Mercia backs GENBA Digital with £400k investment - - 2017-05-11

A Midlands-based digital logistics platform that bridges the gap between publishers and resellers of video game content, plans to scale up after receiving a growth investment boost of £400,00...

Innovation Birmingham Campus duo top global Digital Leaders award list - - 2017-05-11

Innovation Birmingham Campus start-ups, Kaido and Quickcode Labs, have been announced as two of just three West Midlands businesses to top this year&rsqu...

Organised Health Secures Investment Worth GBP150K to bring their Unique Prescription Delivery Platform to Market - - 2017-05-10

Organised Health Technologies Ltd, a recognised company in the fast growing Digital Health startup market, has secured investment worth £150,000 and a multimillion pound valuation from ...

Downing invests in Scottish wind farm - - 2017-05-10

Downing-managed funds have invested £1.82 million in Populo Energy Ltd to acquire the entire share capital of C&G Renewables Ltd, which owns and operates...

I want the right to sell: the rise and rise of secondary markets - - 2017-05-09

The news yesterday that Seedrs will be commencing Trading Tuesdays with a limited secondary market opportunity for Seedrs funded businesses, following hot on the heels of Crowdcube’s buyers l...

Beauhust The Deal - 2017 so far - - 2017-05-09

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ThoughtRiver AI gains $1 million investment - - 2017-05-09

ThoughtRiver, a developer of contract intelligence AI software, has raised more than $1m from a group of investors, including former Vodafone UK CEO Guy Laurence and Michael Findlay, chairman of Mo...

James Savage joins YFM Equity Partners - - 2017-05-09

YFM Equity Partners (YFM) has today announced the appointment of James Savage as Portfolio Director. Based in the London office, James will focus on actively managing YFM’s growth and buy-out...

CHP innovation project secures €2.9m funding - - 2017-05-09

CHP innovation project secures €2.9m funding and proves performance in first year Biomass innovation consortium that can turn s...

EISA publishes funding guide - - 2017-05-09

 The EIS Association (EISA) has produced a guide to the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS). ...

InvestingZone adds Seneca EIS Portfolio service to offering - - 2017-05-09

ONLINE investment platform, InvestingZone, has added access to the Seneca EIS Portfolio service to enhance its offering for private investors. The additi...

Hero of the Month - David Grahame from Linc Scotland - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-05-09

i have known David Grahame for a long time.  This softly spoken Scot is arguably one of the most important people in the angel market globally, not just in the UK.  He runs Linc Scotland ...

The Secret Investor - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-05-09

Exroid Technology is currently doing the rounds in the angel market to raise development capital.  The 8 million people (including new mothers) who have suffered from haemorrhoids&n...

Deal Envy - Astia Angels sell Ceil Medical - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-05-09

In April Astia angels announced that it had sold Ceil Medical less than two years after it had made its investment.  Ceil Medical had previously been incubated through the Astia Expert Sift Pr...

Angel Deal of the Month - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-05-09

Monzo raised £2.5m on Crowdcube in April from more than 6.500 mini angels (crowd investors).  The number of investors was double the previous record held by Crowd...

Angels Who Changed the World - Darius the Great - William Rees-Mogg - 2017-05-08

Darius built the largest Empire the world had yet seen, stretching from India to Eastern Europe, and containing c. 45% of the world’s population. He built a bridge of boats ac...

Shout out for Charity - Heropreneurs - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-05-08

Peter Mountford, Chairman of Heropreneurs will be speaking at The Great British Private Investor Summit on 25th May in London, so ...

Buyer beware: Easy-access P2P accounts may have hidden risks - Suzie Neuwirth, Editor of P2P Financial News - 2017-05-08

EASY-ACCESS accounts are less lucrative and riskier for peer-to-peer investors, new research claims. A number of P2P platforms offer easy- or free-access accounts, which ...

Pharmacy2u secures £7m funding - - 2017-05-08

Pharmacy2u.co.uk, the UK’s leading NHS approved online only pharmacy, has secured a further £7m of investment from B...

Seedrs to launch a secondary market - - 2017-05-08

?        In response to huge investor demand, the Neil Woodford-backed equity crowdfunding platform ann...

Okappy joins AngelsDen equity crowdfunding platform - - 2017-05-05

London, UK based tech start-up, Okappy, has announced the launch of its investment pitch o...

HALO Annual Report on Angel Investment - - 2017-05-05

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MPP Global Raises £12m from Albion Ventures - - 2017-05-04

MPP Global, a high growth technology business delivering digital monetization services to the media, sport and ret...

Enterprise Ventures announces 4 new hires - - 2017-05-04

Enterprise Ventures, part of Mercia Technologies PLC, has expanded both its debt and equity teams with four new appointments in its Yorkshire offices as a result of the £108...

Astia Angels exits Vyaire Medical - - 2017-05-04

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Vendep Capital launches a €40m venture fund - - 2017-05-03

The fund with the target size of €40 million will invest mainly in Finnish startups offering software to B2B customers. The investors are Finnish institutional investors, foundations, family o...

Tagtronics Limited accelerates growth after funding boost - - 2017-05-03

A business that specialises in the delivery and maintenance of software solutions for the domiciliary care industry has secured six figure funding from t...

Olympic Fixings Group nails £6m investment - - 2017-05-03

Olympic Fixings Group – the Lancashire-based business which supplies hardware products to the merchant trade throughout the UK and Ireland - is all set for growth after a &p...

Oxford Capital backs online market research platform Attest - - 2017-05-03

Oxford Capital has backed online market research platform Attest in a US$3.1m funding round.  Oxford Capital and Episode 1 led the round, alongside ne...

Crowdcube posts 2nd consecutive record quarter - - 2017-05-03

Platform eyes European expansion to offer EU businesses access to Europe’s largest crowdfunding community   ...

Looking for high-growth? Speak to employees #4 and more - - 2017-05-01

It can be tempting to assess a startup like a rock and roll band. Focus all your energy on the attributes of the lead singer, and remain oblivious to the musicians, backing v...

Smith & Williamson Enterprise Index Q1 2017 - - 2017-05-01

Results from the Smith & Williamson Enterprise Index Q1 2017 show the highest growth in small business confidence in four years.While Theresa May ca...

Beauhurst publishes report on Funding Innovation - - 2017-05-01

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Mobeus expands growth team - - 2017-05-01

Mobeus Equity Partners has appointed Josh Levy as Investment Executive to join the growth investment team. Josh joins from Mercia Technologies PLC where ...

EISA comment on latest HMRC Statistics - - 2017-05-01

Mark Brownridge, Director General of the EIS Association, comments on the 2015-16 Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) statistic...

HMRC EIS & SEIS Statistics for April 2017 - - 2017-04-28

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/611200/April_2017_Commentary_EIS_SEIS_Official_Statistics_v5.pdf https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploa...

Smith & Williamson comments on EIS & SEIS stats - - 2017-04-28

    Statistics released today [27/04/2017] by HMRC* demonstrate a near 20% decline in the amount rai...

Exonar raises £750k from Winton and Amadeus - - 2017-04-28

Winton Group (Winton), a global investment management and data science company, has invested £750,000 as part of a £1.25m investment round into Exonar Limited (Exonar)...

Q1 P2P Lending Volumes affirm continued strong trajectory of growth - - 2017-04-28

Figures published by the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) today, covering lending volumes for its nine member platforms for the first three months of 2017, underscore the continued developm...

OFF3R Index: Record Breaking Month for Equity Crowdfunding - - 2017-04-26

The latest OFF3R Index Report revealed that just over £40 million was invested in early stage businesses in March 2017 via some of the leading Equity Crowdfunding platforms in the UK....

Funderbeam: Global Funding Report Q1 2017 - - 2017-04-26

The Global Funding Report, Q1 2017 Every quarter we deep-dive into data t...

The GrowthEnabler Market Pulse Report on IoT - - 2017-04-26

GrowthEnabler has launched a Scoring System for the Internet of Things (IoT) market in the UK. The rating is revealed in the company’s new Market P...

Humaniq Opens an Innovation Centre in Cambridge - - 2017-04-26

Blockchain Startup Humaniq is launching an innovation office in Cambridge and co-organized the Workshop “AI and Blockchain for Social Good” at Judge Business Schoo...

Wealthclub Infographic: VCT fundraising in 2016-17 - - 2017-04-26

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Entrepreneurial Scotland and Cazenove elevate entrepreneurial opportunities - - 2017-04-26

Scotland’s entrepreneurs are set to benefit from a major new partnership between Cazenove Capital, the premier provider of personalised wealth...

Beauhurst Funding Innovation Report: How do grants and equity affect innovative businesses? - - 2017-04-25

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British SMEs optimistic says Smith & William's Enterprise Index - - 2017-04-25

While Theresa May can’t guarantee the support of the small business community, she can be reassured that its confidence in its own growth is the highest in four years, accor...

Archangels celebrate quarter of a century of angel investing - - 2017-04-25

Over 180 investors and entrepreneurs will gather tonight (Tuesday, 25th April, 2017) to celebrate a quarter of a century of early stage investing by business angel synd...

Mobeus supports British deisgn with £2.9m investment in Buster & Punch - - 2017-04-25

Mobeus Equity Partners has provided £2.9 million of growth capital to Buster + Punch (https://ww...

Chessable makes the right move with £10k fund raise - - 2017-04-25

·         Innovative platform can boost chess strength · &nb...

LoveCrafts raises £26 million - - 2017-04-25

LoveCrafts, the creator of online crafts communities, with millions of users across 140 countries worldwide, today announces completi...

BGF invests in Whiskey brand Renegade Spirits - - 2017-04-24

BGF invests in Waterford based Renegade Spirits Ireland Limited (‘Renegade...

Maven leads £6m MBO of ProspectSoft - - 2017-04-24

Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), one of the UK’s most active private equity houses, has completed the £6 million management buy-...

FiveAI win multi-million pound grant to develop autonomous vehicles - - 2017-04-24

Success of “all-star” bid from FiveAI, Direct Line Group, Transport Research Laboratory, University of Oxford and Transport for London me...

Asset Match survey on Article 50 says UK companies will BENEFIT from Brexit - - 2017-04-24

Brexit: consumers rally behind Britain’s businesses following Article 50, with overwhelming confidence that UK companies will BENEFIT from Brexi...

Global survey reveals declining trust in the Internet on e-commerce - - 2017-04-24

A new global survey reveals that Internet users are increasingly concerned about their online privacy, and that 49 percent of users polled say lack of trust is their main reason for not sho...

August Equity closes Fund IV with £224m - - 2017-04-21

Vehicle to pursue longstanding August strategy; LP base diversified August Equity, the UK lower mid-market investor, has raised £224m for its latest vehicle, August Equity Fund IV. Th...

Tantalum inks Handysoft investment - - 2017-04-20

Korean automotive technology firm invests in Connected Car leader Tantalum Corporation (“Tantalum”) today announces a significant investment by Korean automotive technology company Hand...

Liquidity Exchange partners with Atradius Collections - - 2017-04-20

Innovation Birmingham Campus-based start-up, Liquidity Exchange, has announced a partnership with international debt collection firm, Atradius Collections. F...

NorthEdge exits Utiligroup Ltd to Energy Services Group LLC - - 2017-04-19

NorthEdge exits Utiligroup Ltd to Energy Services Group LLC NorthEdge Capital has sold energy technology provider Utiligroup to Energy Services Group (ESG), a leading provider of technology solutio...

Keensight Capital promotes Magdalena Svensson as Partner - - 2017-04-19

Keensight Capital, one of the leading players in European Growth Private Equity, to...

GBP175m invested, 71 companies funded, four successful exits and three IPOs: five years of the Angel CoFund - - 2017-04-19

The Angel CoFund, launched at the end of 2011 with an initial Government-backed funding of £50m to support the UK’s angel market, today celeb...

Calculus Capital invests GBP3.5m in rising Scottish biotech star Synpromics - - 2017-04-19

Private equity fund manager Calculus Capital has invested a total of £3.5m in Scottish biotechnology company Synpromics via its Enterprise Investment S...

IW Capital: Brexit marks shift in risk appetite of UK investors - - 2017-04-18

New research among 1,000 UK investors by IW Capital reveals how the beginning of Brexit and the new tax year have affected the risk profile of the UK inv...

Corby manufacturer secures major investment from Constant Equity - - 2017-04-13

Tool manufacturer Keencut has secured investment funding from a new firm of investors as it pushes forward with ambitious expansion plans.  The investment will allow the company to launch new ...

Crowdcube completes first on-platform secondary share trade - - 2017-04-13

Crowdcube completes first on-platform secondary share trade as angel investors snap up crowd shares in Mettrr Technologies ...

Startup Funding Club invests in 25 companies on its first close of the 2017 SFC SEIS/EIS Funds - - 2017-04-13

Startup Funding Club has successfully closed the first tranche of its two 2017 SEIS/EIS Funds – the Startup Funding Club SEIS/EIS Fund and the E...

Ascension closes the Looop for its latest investment - - 2017-04-13

Ascension Ventures is pleased to announce its investment from the ASCEND Fund III into software start-up...

Global digital learning platform secures GBP1.2 million - - 2017-04-13

Global digital learning platform HowNow, which lets users learn anything from anywhere in the world over live interacti...

Crowdcube investment Celixir delivers 2.7x return to investors - - 2017-04-12

One of the UK’s leading equity crowdfunding platforms, Crowdcube, has announced anoth...

Business leaders back Industrial Strategy, but seek boost for emerging rather than established players - - 2017-04-12

Appetite for intervention – 88% believe that the UK needs a comprehensive industrial strategy Brexit clarity vs industrial strategy &ndash...

VCT Fundraising for 2016/17 the second highest on record - - 2017-04-11

  The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has today published the Ventu...

Tutora crowdfunds GBP700k - William - 2017-04-11

A report last year by leading educational technology conference EdTechXGlobal, highlighted key trends that will impact on the education sector over the coming decades. Globally, the educa...

NVM Private Equity sells Optilan to Blue Water Energy, delivering a 3.1x return - - 2017-04-10

NVM Private Equity has exited from Coventry based telecommunications and security systems integration provide...

Hospitality Tech Platform Tenzo raises GBP600K - - 2017-04-10

Tenzo, the leading data-driven hospitality tech platform, announced today that it has successfully closed a seed investment of £600k led by Acequia Capital, Force Over Mass and angel investor...

UK investors will not allow Brexit to derail their investment plans says Market Financial Solutions research - - 2017-04-07

UK investors will not allow Brexit to derail their investment plans, with two fifths ready to seize short-term opportunities...

Catapult Ventures leads GBP4m investment in Proveca - - 2017-04-07

The GM&C Life Sciences Fund, managed by Catapult Ventures, has led a £4m investment in Proveca, a European paediatric speciality pharmaceutical company. The inve...

BDRC SME Finance Monitor Update to March 2017 - - 2017-04-07

Business as usual for many SMEs as those trading internationally report fewer concerns than in 2016 ...

Intertrust announces director appointments - - 2017-04-07

Intertrust has four new client-facing directors following a recent set of promotions within the firm.    ...

Foresight invests GBP2.15 million into Fresh Relevance Limited - - 2017-04-07

    Foresight has invested £2.15m from Foresight VCT PLC into Fresh Relevance Limited (“FR...

Pharmaceutical startup takes GBP830,000 in equity funding - - 2017-04-07

Equity round brings Small Pharma’s funds to £970k to develop its first product: a rapid-acting antidepressant ...

EUR280k on offer for Ireland's most innovative entrepreneurs - - 2017-04-06

The InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition launches for 2017, to find upcoming business talent Early and new start companies across Ireland are encouraged to enter the 15th...

Archangels invests GBP920k in Glasgow-based MGB Biopharma - - 2017-04-06

A novel antibiotic, which has been developed in Scotland for the treatment of Clostridium difficile, will take a step closer to being brought to ...

Business Angels to invest EUR85m in Irish Start-ups by 2022 - - 2017-04-06

Record year for Irish angel investment in 2016: €13.6M invested in 50 start-ups Business angel research reveals: 80% of business angels...

BGF Ventures backs USD9M series B funding for Triptease - - 2017-04-06

  ·  BGF Ventures lead series B funding round ...

Calculus Capital closes EIS fundraising after hitting GBP20m target - - 2017-04-05

Private equity fund manager Calculus Capital has closed its EIS fundraising after reaching its £20m target three months earli...

Foresight invests GBP3 million into glasses retailer Ollie Quinn - - 2017-04-05

Foresight Group, a leading infrastructure and private equity investment manager, is pleased to announce the completion of a £3 million investment i...

Repositive Closes Series A Fundraising of GBP2.5 Million - - 2017-04-04

Repositive, the company that created the world’s largest portal for acc...

NVM Private Equity welcomes Victoria Howarth and Jason Warren to the investment team - - 2017-04-04

  NVM is delighted to announce that it has strengthened its investment team wit...

Startup Funding Club backs Future Mobile Money - - 2017-04-04

Startup Funding Club has invested £200K into Future Mobile Money. The fintech startup has developed a virtual payment solution that enables customers to make payments from t...

Innovation Birmingham Campus duo shortlisted for BYPY 2017 - - 2017-04-03

Two of the finalists for the 2017 Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) awards are entrepreneurs based at Innovation Birmingham Campus. Dan Ri...

Go4Venture European Venture & Growth Equity Monthly Bulletin - - 2017-04-03

The European technology venture and growth equity market continues to do well. As of the end of February, two months into the year, figures are up by amount invested (+23%), and th...

The Angel To Do list (now we are leaving the EU) - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-04-03

With only 725 days to go until we leave the EU, there are things angels need to pop onto the to do list! As the UK is now leaving the EU here are some things think a...

Hero of the Month - David Cummings - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-04-02

In an industry where it is all too common for venture capitalists not just to think, but to say "what is in it for me" and for angels to stay under the radar, David Cummings is a breath of fr...

The Secret Investor - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-04-02

Air quality is one of the biggest issues of the 1st world.  Mostly we hear about the issue in the context of particulants in the air in major cities - often exacerbated by particulates from di...

The 10 habits of the Millionaire Makers - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-04-02

Millionaire Makers - whether angels or venture capitalists have many more characteristics in common than they might like to think.   Here are the 10 mos...

Shout out for Charity - Ride the Night for Breast Cancer - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-04-02

Lots of angels I know are keen cyclists and I am sure everyone recognises the need to support cancer charities. Therefore this month's Charity Shout Out is for The Sturgeon Ventures Chicks ride the...

Angel Deal of the Month - Brickvest - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-04-02

It is good news to see a round of funding that includes not only angels and management but also seed, European technology and real estate investors.  It is even better ...

Deal Envy - Beringea sells a majority stake in long term investment SPC international - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-04-02

Patient capital is the name of the game in our world.  For some the patient capital is reserved for the most sick investments in a portfolio, but for the lucky few it bears another purpose. ...

Angels through the ages - Mike Markulla - William Rees-Mogg - 2017-04-02

Mike made millions at Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel and retired at the age of 32. In 1977 he was approached by Steve Jobs and tempted back into work. Jobs came to him on the adv...

SEP makes new appointments - - 2017-03-31

Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) is pleased to announce two new appointments to its investment team.   ...

ADHD and the Bold Entrepreneur - - 2017-03-31

“Impulsive, impatient and hyperactive. I’m sorry to tell you Mrs Jones, but your son may prove to be a highly successful entrepreneur!” Businessmen with a (hypot...

Untapped Unicorns - - 2017-03-31

Foreword from Juliet Rogan Head of High-Growth and Entrepreneurs Barclays In recent years, I have noticed two important trends eme...

Crowd-sourcing Due Diligence - - 2017-03-31

It’s a puzzle.  Venture capitalists get very excited by innovation and disruption when it comes to companies we invest in, but there isn’t much innovation of our own business model...

NVM Private Equity invests GBP3 million in 'clever' communications company Intelling - - 2017-03-30

NVM has delivered a £3 million investment in ...

Monzo breaks records to attract 6,500 investors on Crowdcube as part of GBP22m funding - - 2017-03-30

Monzo has broken records once again on Crowdcube, one of the UK’s lead...

UK Bond Network launches tax-efficient Innovative Finance ISA for investors in secured corporate bonds - - 2017-03-30

UK Bond Network, the alternative finance provider that specialises in structuring secured corporate bonds and...

Accsys Technologies PLC secures GBP12m from BGF Quoted - - 2017-03-29

BGF Quoted has provided Accsys Technologies plc with a £12m investment to support its ambitious growth strategy including the development of the world’s first Tricoya&...

Cleantech innovators welcome launch of GBP70 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - - 2017-03-29

Low-carbon, clean-technology innovators due to exhibit at ...

Hotel WiFi specialist secures GBP1.7m to fund growth overseas - - 2017-03-29

Airangel, the Warrington-based company which is the leading provider of ...

Innovative crowdfunding business launches added incentive for investors - - 2017-03-29

The IF-ISA (Innovative Finance Individual Savings Account) is a new category of ISA, which launched in 2016. UK crowdfunding experts Crowd for Angels has announced that a 2% ...

Philanthropic accelerator breaks the mould for pre-seed founders - - 2017-03-29

Scotland’s first dedicated pre-seed tech accelerator is to open in Edinburgh with a mission to trigger Scotland’s next billion dollar startup....

London partner to boost Shoosmiths' national venture capital practice - - 2017-03-28

National law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its Venture Capital (VC) offering with the appointment of corporate partner Steve Barnett to its London office, from international law fi...

Vantage Power secures GBP2.5m investment - - 2017-03-28

London-based hybrid systems manufacturer has taken funding from the Angel CoFund, former CEO of Barclay’s Corporate Banking, and a former board member, President and CEO...

Archangels leads GBP700k investment in Reactec - - 2017-03-28

  Fundraising round supports ...

New investment for Bethnal Green Ventures - - 2017-03-27

Bethnal Green Ventures celebrates 5 years of accelerating tech for good with £1.3m investment   ...

Anvil Partners LLP invests in AccuRx - - 2017-03-27

AccuRx has completed an SEIS/EIS round raising a total of £355,000 from a number of business angels including Anvil Partners LLP. AccuRx is developing software to help doctors reduce in...

SyndicateRoom supports GBP100m IPO of Downing Strategic Micro-Cap Trust PLC - - 2017-03-27

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Top SaaS VCs back Glofox with EUR2M to meet US demand - - 2017-03-24

HIGHLIGHTS Notion Capital, Partech Ventures, Tribal VC, Enterprise Ireland ...

Quantexa raises USD3.3m in Series A led by Albion Ventures and HSBC - - 2017-03-24

Entity Resolution and Network Analytics start-up plans further product development and international expansion ...

Catapult secures 3.5x cash return from sale of Monica Healthcare to GE Healthcare - - 2017-03-23

Catapult Ventures is delighted to announce the acquisition of Monica Healthcare, a leader in wearable digital foetal monitorin...

Beaubridge leads GBP2.5m fundraise into Florismart via CoInvestor - - 2017-03-23

The world’s first online marketplace for professional florists throughout Europe Florismart connects florists an...

Goji launches UK's first diversified P2P lending bond - - 2017-03-22

  New Goji proposition opens access to peer-to-peer and direct lending for financia...

Octopus Ventures leads GBP5m Series A funding for Elvie - - 2017-03-22

-  Largest funding round in fe...

Capital Cell's Bionure breaks the record as Spain's largest crowdfunding campaign - - 2017-03-22

Highlights • Capital Cell’s crowdfunding campaign - Bionure - overfunds with more than €1M and becomes Spain’s largest ever life science equity crowdfunding campaign....

Oxford University Innovation names Adam Stoten as new COO - - 2017-03-22

Oxford University Innovation (OUI), the research commercialisation company of Oxford University, has named its ne...

New innovative Finance ISA launches offering returns of up to 15% per annum - - 2017-03-21

  Alternative Lender HNW Lending receives FCA approval to offer the new Innovative Finance ISA The...

BrainWaveBank secures over GBP1m in funding to tackle dementia and sports-related concussion - - 2017-03-21

Belfast hea...

Akeneo Raises GBP10.5m from Partech and Alven Capital - - 2017-03-21

French-American start-up Akeneo has raised £10,5 million from Partech and Alven Capital. Akeneo is the leading provider of open-source product information ma...

Archangels appoints Investment Executive - - 2017-03-21

  Scottish-based business angel syndicate, Archangels, has appointed Shaolei McKie as its Investment Executive. ...

RavenPack secures USD5 million backing from Draper Esprit - - 2017-03-21

  RavenPack, the big data analytics provider for financial services, is today excited to announce it...

Startup Funding Club and Spark10 join forces to raise awareness about early-stage investments in UK and India - - 2017-03-20

Startup Funding Club (SFC), the seed investment fund and most active network of business angels in the UK, and Spark10, the technology-focused Startup ...

Giles Andrews OBE appointed Chairman of MarketInvoice - - 2017-03-20

Appointment to support growth ambitions, double lending to £2bn     ...

BGF backs Sentric Music with initial GBP3m investment and strategic partnership - - 2017-03-20

BGF has £2.5bn in capital and is backed by UK’s five main banking groups BGF has backed Sentric Musi...

Maven Capital Partners appointed by Business Durham as Fund Manager for its GBP20m Investment Fund - - 2017-03-20

Finance Durham LP to commence investments from May 2017 and intends to support up to 70 companies based in County Durham ...

Oxford Capital launches Media EIS - - 2017-03-17

Investment manager Oxford Capital has launched a new EIS, investing in the UK creative sector. The Oxford Capital Media EIS aims to achieve a tax-free return of up to 120% after four years, plus in...

Andy Murray supports three British entrepreneurs via Seedrs - - 2017-03-17

●       Tennis champion Andy Murray OBE backs his first...

New Landmark Investments by Wild Blue - - 2017-03-16

  Members of Wild Blue Cohort, the London-based network of angel investors, have ...

Medtech surgical innovator overfunds via SyndicateRoom - - 2017-03-15

 Online investment platform SyndicateRoom has announced the successful ...

MMC Ventures looks internally for talent as it promotes two new Partners - - 2017-03-15

MMC Ventures, the London-based venture capital fund, has announced significant senior appointme...

Jellynote secures USD800K to fuel growth and video production - - 2017-03-15

Jellynote, an AI powered Music Edtech Platform, announced today that it has secured $800K to drive user acquisition and production of exclu...

LivingLens secures GBP1.3m funding and looks to expand to the US - - 2017-03-15

Startup takes funding from investors including Angel CoFund and the ...

Albion Ventures research: Tech entrepreneurs back themselves to grow - - 2017-03-15

65% of tech and telco SMEs forecast growth in the next two years Tech entrepreneurs are most likely to raise venture capital Finding skilled staff is their biggest obstac...

Goodlord raises GBP7.2m to transfrom the rental market - - 2017-03-15

  Marketplace for rental property completes second fundraising round in seven months ...

Rokk3r Labs launches investment fund - - 2017-03-15

Rokk3r Fuel is a global $150M fund that will invest capital into early stage ideas that go through the Rokk3r Labs platform. Rokk3r Fuel will also ...

Freetrade raises GBP1.1 million in just 12 days in new crowdfund campaign - - 2017-03-14

Freetrade takes away stock market entry barriers, by charging no commission on basic accounts, nor demands an account minimum - Members will only pay for premium services...

VentureFounders surpasses GBP40m funding mark in 2 years - - 2017-03-14

Over £40m invested in to campaigns presented on the platform since launch in late 2014 85% of...

UKBAA Budget Comment - - 2017-03-13

“The Chancellor Philip Hammond presided over the his last Spring budget with a set of seemingly incremental and modest measures. The relatively neutral package of measures combining small tax...

Payfont makes 'people-centric' security and online data privacy a reality - - 2017-03-13

Payfont, the UK’s next-generation cybersecurity innovator, is in early trials of its breakthrough solutions for online identity protection and data privacy. The company, headquartered in Edin...

Streetbees raises USD5.1m seed funding led by BGF - - 2017-03-13

STREETBEES RAISES $5.1m SEED FUNDING TO ACCELERATE GROWTH OF WORLD’S INTELLIGENCE PLATFORM   Streetbees provi...

Artificial Intelligence Platform Cloud.IQ Secures GBP4m Funding - - 2017-03-10

Cloud.IQ, the conversion rate optimisation platform for e-commerce, announces a GBP£4M Series A funding round, led by London based pan European fund Nauta Capital and advise...

Breakthrough Technology offers new life to gas-fired power stations - - 2017-03-09

Gas-fired power stations could again be profitable, with significantly lower CO2 emissionsVN-H Power Generation Ltd (VN-HPG), a UK energy start-up, today announ...

Government support for UK Tech finally gets through to start-ups - - 2017-03-09

Technology breakthroughs announced for startups incubated by VN Capital Partners and supported by the UK government's SEIS and EIS tax reliefs for alternative investments...

Innovation Birmingham to deliver 2017 Blockconf UK event - - 2017-03-08

  Innovation Birmingham will host this year’s annual Blockconf UK event a...

Resonance makes first investment from the Health & Wellbeing Challenge Fund - - 2017-03-08

More Homes for Vulnerable People from Hollywell Housing Trust as Resonance makes its first investment from the Health & Wellbeing Challenge Fund...

LBA backed Blu Wireless Technology secures backing from ARM - - 2017-03-07

Strategic corporate partnership will target 5G Mobile Edge Computing and other high performance networking infrastructure applications Bristol, UK, – Bl...

Beringea sells majority stake in SPC international - - 2017-03-07

Growth capital investor Be...

BrickVest launches its first commercial real estate debt opportunity in partnership with Venn Partners - - 2017-03-07

The first commercial real estate debt product available on the BrickVest platform Confirm BrickVest’s capacity to be the single point of access for ...

Beauhurst: The Deal 2016 - - 2017-03-06

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Sky's the Limit - the Spaceflight Scheme and Bill - - 2017-03-06

  On 26 April 1962, the United Kingdom made history by becoming only the third country in the world to successfully launch and ...

High Growth Robotics Limited British Robotics Seed Fund closes for investment on 31 March 2017 - - 2017-03-06

First British Robotics Seed Fund High Growth Robotics Limited British Robotics Seed Fund closes for investment on 31 March 2017. Th...

David Mansfield Appointed Chairman of Shadow Foundr - - 2017-03-06

Former Chairman and CEO of Capital Radio Group, David Mansfield, has been appointed as Chairman of the Advisory Board for Shadow Foundr....

Booksy raises USD4.2m in Series A funding led by OpenOcean - - 2017-03-06

Funding to be used to strengthen functionality, such as in-app payments...

Seedrs launches new product giving investors real-time access to their individual portfolio IRR - - 2017-03-06

  From today, investors on Seedrs will be able to access their individual portfolio IRR for the first time in another pioneering firs...

Give me a thrill Spreadsheet Phil - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-03-05

The asks are enormous of course.  Our erstwhile Chancellor of the Exchequer has done a good act to date playing the role of sensible accountant at No 11 and the economic figures from GPD growt...

Angel Deal of the Month - Qualification Check - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-03-05

Chelverton is a specialist investor in sub-FTSE 100 quoted equities and unquoted SMEs, and also runs an Investor Club for angels looking for a managed service backing deals which ...

Deal Envy - Mattioli Woods buys a 49% stake in Amati - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-03-05

The Mattioli Woods investment in Amati Global Investors Limited is strategically significant. The VCT and EIS fund manager market was traditionally populated by specialist fund management firms foc...

Hero of the Month - Mark Payton from Mercia Technologies - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-03-05

I am not the only one who has immense repsect for Mark Payton, one of this other fans is veteran investor Neil Woodford. So I am in good company! Mark was already a successful serial tech i...

The Secret Investor - - 2017-03-05

One finds interesting deals in all sorts of places, but it is nice to find one that tickled my interest close to home recently. Veteran financial media entrepreneur Gavid Oldham is raising funding ...

Angels through the ages - John D Rockerfeller - William Rees-Mogg - 2017-03-05

Rockerfeller is estimated to have been worth $336bn (adjusting for inflation) on his death at the age of 97 in 1937. He achi...

Shout out for Charity - - 2017-03-05

Crosslight Advice is an independent, client-focussed charity working to alleviate poverty caused by problem debt and lack of financial capability, primarily triggered by low...

KPMG Venture Pulse Q4 2016 - - 2017-03-03

Deal activity for 2016 drops almost a quarter compared to 2015 as investor caution skyrockets, but total annual funding remain...

Academics to the rescue: University innovation and venturing surges ahead in 2016 - - 2017-03-03

In the shadow of Brexit, overall investment activity into startups has dropped in 2016, yet high-tech companies based on university research have bucked the trend. Oxford Univ...

The Business Model of Things - - 2017-03-03

The Business Model of Things The onset of the Internet of Things has unleashed a frenzy of new startup apps. In this cacophony of noise,...

Just how valuable is your company? - - 2017-03-03

It is often said that up to 80% of the value of a modern company resides in its intangible assets. Admittedly, this may well be an overestimation for companies owning a large number of physical ass...

Cyber risks tops the list of concerns for UK wealth management firms - - 2017-03-03

Titled ‘Insurance and Wealth Management Industry Trends’, the research highlighted that there needs to be greater understanding between wealth management firms and the insurance sector ...

Startup Funding Club raises funds for food & drink startups Nom Noms and Arctic Power Berries - - 2017-03-03

Startup Funding Club supports the food & drink industry by syndicating £220K into early-stage companies Nom Noms and Arctic Power Berries. Startup Funding C...

A Global Britain: From Local Startups to International Markets - - 2017-03-03

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The Asset Match Shareholder Sentiment Index - - 2017-03-03

Since 2011, private equity investment has fortified its position as a catalysing force for private business growth. From seed and pre-seed businesses to leap companies pursuing an...

Edison Research reveals the risk of investing in listed private equity is lower than perceived by investors - - 2017-03-03

 Sector still trading at a discount to NAV despite strong five-year performance; most LPEs are running a net cash pos...

Dukosi lands GBP2m funding led by IP Group for next generation battery management technology - - 2017-03-02

 Company readies for production of wireless, cell-based management system for electric vehicle, industrial and grid ene...

AIC: VCT Managers comment on investment opportunities and investor demand as fundraising rises 43% - - 2017-03-02

  VCTs are certainly in the limelight at the moment. With the changes to pension rules, including the reduction in l...

A league of their own: VCT income & growth over a decade - - 2017-03-01

New research from the AIC shows the top 20 VCTs up an average of 141% and paid an average tax free dividend of 87p per share. ...

BrickVest announces GBP2m first closing of its second financing round - - 2017-03-01

Secured funding from management, seed investors and European technology, real estate investors and business angels. ...

HBAN played Cupid to 202 Irish start-ups in 2016 - - 2017-03-01

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Archangels leads GBP3.6 million Series A funding round for ZoneFox - - 2017-03-01

Investment, led by Archangels, will allow business to triple headcount, open new HQ and set up a team in London  ...

Smith & Williamson: 75% of tech firms planning for growth in 2017 - - 2017-03-01

  Three quarters (74%) of tech entrepreneurs and business leaders are forecasting growth in 2017 according to recent research by ...

Squirrel exceeds fundraise target with SyndicateRoom - - 2017-03-01

Financial well-being app Squirrel will use capital to expand functionality and reach out to new demographics ...

Dealflo secures GBP10 million in Series B funding - - 2017-02-28

Dealflo, the leading provider of end-to-end financial agreement automation services, today announced a £10 million investment round, led by ...

Hitachi Capital UK reinvigorates non-executive line-up - - 2017-02-28

Hitachi Capital UK, the innovative financial solutions provider to businesses and consumers, has reinvigorated ...

Oxford Capital Co-Investor Circle backs online GP marketplace Push Doctor - - 2017-02-27

Members of the Co-Investor Circle (CIC), a private investor network, have completed a follow-on funding round into Push Doctor, Europe’s largest online GP marketplace.  CIC members have ...

New research reveals poor time management is the biggest obstacle to SME growth - - 2017-02-27

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James Skade joins BGF's investment team in the South West - - 2017-02-27

    BGF (Business Growth Fund) is continuing to expand its team covering the South West of Engl...

Maven Capital Partners completes GBP6.5 million MBO of Healthpoint Limited - - 2017-02-27

Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), one of the UK’s most active private equity houses, has completed a £6.5 million management buy-out of Healthpoint Limited (“Healthpoi...

Moneyfarm names ex-Facebook hire as Chief Commercial Officer and turns 1 in the UK - - 2017-02-24

Moneyfarm, the digital wealth manager, today announces a 16% month-on-month average growth and another new senior hire as it celebrates its one-year anniversary of ...

UK PropTech pioneer REalyse launches after securing GBP500,000 in funding - - 2017-02-24

REalyse, the property analytics company, launches nationwide today having raised £500,000 in seed capital...

Magister Analysis: The Hottest Sector for Late Stage Tech​ Investing in Europe is Non-Tech - - 2017-02-24

Investments masquerading as tech disguise the fundamental weakness of Europe’s late stage funding rounds.  Only 20 real tech companies in Europe get crucial late stage f...

StartUp Funding Club raises funding for Banvard & James - - 2017-02-24

London-based startup Banvard & James has received a £200K investment through Startup Funding Club’s award-winning network of international investors. The funds will be used to aid...

Oxford Capital calls for stability and simplicity in EIS tax rules - - 2017-02-23

More money will be invested in small businesses, creating jobs and growth if The Chancellor makes it easier for people to invest through the Enterprise Inv...

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund wins for EV - - 2017-02-23

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Maven Capital Partners appointed to manage GBP57.5m equity fund for the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund - - 2017-02-23

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British Business Bank launches GBP400m Fund for Northern SMEs - - 2017-02-22

  The British Business Bank has today launched its £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), aimed at boosting the North of En...

British tech company POD Point secures investment to power surge in electric vehicle ownership - - 2017-02-22

POD Point, the UK electric vehicle charge point supplier, has launched a new £1.5m crowdfunding round, part of a ...

Idinvest: Despite Brexit, UK best country to start a business says 44% of population - - 2017-02-22

Greater optimism from UK population toward UK Economic outlook than European Economic outlook...

Meltwater acquires Oxford University data extraction spinout Wrapidity - - 2017-02-22

Meltwater, a global leader in media intelligence, is excited to announce the acquisition of ...

Jamie Andrew appointed TRI Cap's new Chairman - - 2017-02-22

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Campus Capital appoints UK's first student VCs - - 2017-02-21

The UK’s first team of student venture capitalists are all set for their new role - scouting for businesses that could become the technology stars of the future. ...

Law firm launches legal support service for early-stage startups - - 2017-02-21

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Chelverton Investor Club Invests in Qualification Check - - 2017-02-21

  Chelverton Asset Management Limited (‘Chelverton’), a specialist investor in sub-FTSE 100 quote...

Lending Works re-opens window for ISA contributions - - 2017-02-20

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AI health deterioration detection startup wins GBP1m contract from NHS England - - 2017-02-20

  SBRI contract awarded to snap40 for “game-changing technologies with the highest...

Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Venture Funds EUR2.1m Investment in UCD Spin-out Oncomark - - 2017-02-20

Kernel Capital through the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Venture Funds has participated in a €2.1m investment in OncoMark, a medical diagnostics company. The investme...

Folk2Folk Joins the P2PFA - - 2017-02-17

  The Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2...

Ascension investment is Music to Rotor's ears - - 2017-02-16

  Ascensi...

Asset Match research reveals widespread discontent amongst private company shareholders - - 2017-02-16

Nearly two million UK shareholders clueless on the value of their shares, ignored by the companies they back and trapped by lack of equity releaseNo tra...

Fraud costing UK Plc GBP125 billion a year says Crowe Clark Whitehill - - 2017-02-15

Fraud costing UK Plc £125 billion a year Latest research ...

Millennials most likely to embrace tax-efficient products for early-stage investing - - 2017-02-15

Online investment platform SyndicateRoom announces that millennials are twice as likely to embrace early-stage investing as a means of reaching their financial goals than those aged 51 and up. Over...

Perfect Channel takes GBP2 million from Beringea and UIL - - 2017-02-14

London start-up targets accelerated product innovation t...

Foresight successfully completes growth capital investment into Online Poundshop Limited - - 2017-02-14

Foresight Group ("Foresight”) is pleased to announce on behalf of the Board of Foresight VCT, the completion of a £1.7m investment into Midlands-based Online Poundshop Limited ("Pound...

LBA backs Advizzo, a SaaS solution to customer engagement - - 2017-02-13

Advizzo, a B2B customer engagement software & Smart Home specialist, has closed a pre-series A investment round from LBA and other investors which included participation from the LBA EIS Roundt...

Interactive Children's Brand Bean&Gone secures ?330k funding - - 2017-02-13

Beans Entertainment (Beans), the developer of Bean&Gone , a new interactive brand that delivers shared engagement experiences for children across digital and physical media formats, today annou...

action.ai receives backing from AITC/LBA syndicate - - 2017-02-13

London based action.ai, the developer of an advanced AI platform for the launch of high quality chatbots...

Bloom & Wild blooms with GBP3.75m investment - - 2017-02-13

Bloom & Wild, the UK’s top rated online flower company, has taken £3.75m in a new round of funding with ...

Angel Investment Network announces four new deals - - 2017-02-09

Angel Investment Network (AIN) are delighted to announce that they have recently completed four deals through their network. AIN helped Novastone to close off its last angel round which was oversub...

Startup Funding Club launches the SFC Academy - - 2017-02-09

Startup Funding Club (SFC), the award-winning business angels syndicate and seed investment fund, has launched a new initiative for early-stage startups in partnership with experienced entrepr...

Crowdcube investment figures defy Brexit gloom - - 2017-02-09

Crowdfunding investment up 20% since EU vote     ...

IW Capital Research - - 2017-02-08

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Cognism receives investment from Swiss, Chinese, UK and SE European investors - - 2017-02-08

Swiss based Netcetera leads investment in Cognism, UK based start-up with international team from UK, Switzerland, Macedonia and Croatia. Other notable investors include S...

Lending Works becomes first major P2P platform to launch new ISA - - 2017-02-08

  UK’s third-largest consumer peer-to-peer lending platform launches new IF...

Space Net Ventures launches the Space Net Ventures (S)EIS fund - - 2017-02-08

“SPNV Ltd, trading as Space Net Ventures, is delighted to announce the launch of an (S)EIS fund, Space Net Ventures (S)EIS fund. The fund...

The Electrospinning Company Announces GBP650 Funding Round - - 2017-02-08

The Electrospinning Company, announces that it has secured a £650,0...

Oxford University Innovation's Isis Enterprise to form as limited company Oxentia - - 2017-02-08

Oxford University Innovation’s management consultancy division to restructure as separate entity to scale up interactions and business on the world stage. Isis Ente...

Internet entrepreneur and tech investor Mel Morris invests GBP3.8m in Audiense - - 2017-02-08

Seed investor and former long-term chairman of King Digital (creators of Candy Crush) Mel Morris, has invested £3.8m in Audiense, a software-as-a-service developer which del...

Edition Capital Launches multi-media entertainment EIS targeting live entertainment, TV and venues - - 2017-02-08

Edition Capital, one of the UK’s leading live entertainment and media investment specialists, today announces the launch of an exciting new EIS fun...

Mattioli Woods acquires 49% stake in Amati Global Investors - - 2017-02-07

Amati Global Investors Limited (“Amati”, the “Company”) is delighted to announce that Mattioli Woods plc has acquired a 49% stake in the Company. This is a strong endorsemen...

First Derivatives and BGF form strategic investment partnership - - 2017-02-07

First Derivatives plc (FD) has agreed a partnership with BGF, the UK’s leading investor in small and mid-sized companies.  The partnership, ai...

Mercia Fund Management and the North East Technology Fund back Refract - - 2017-02-07

Refract, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) start-up based in Newcastle, has received funding of £0.5m from Mercia Fund Management and the Finance For Business North East Techno...

Campus Capital confirms second key university partner - - 2017-02-07

Campus Capital – the new and innovative UK venture capital firm – has signed up its second key university partner.  The latest deal with the University of Manches...

Augentius' annual industry survey - - 2017-02-07

  Amid political uncertainty, confidence remains   40%...

Beer & Young Raises GBP2.2m for Satellite Navigation App - - 2017-02-07

£2,200,000 raised for top Satellite Navigation App With over 26million downloads,...

Exonate receives Wellcome Trust funding - - 2017-02-07

Exonate receives Wellcome Trust funding to develop eye drop treat...

OFF3R Index Q4 20216 - - 2017-02-06

https://www.off3r.com/news/id/38131-A-Record-Breaking-2016-for-Alternative-Finance...

CoInvestor platform evolves to include funds as business grows - - 2017-02-06

CoInvestor platform evolves to include funds as business grows  ...

Archangels backs PhysioWizard - - 2017-02-06

A Scottish early stage company, whose expert system has the potential to revolutionise the way healthcare is delivered,...

Smith & Williamson Enterprise Index Q4 2016 - - 2017-02-06

http://smithandwilliamson.com/business/insights/q4-enterprise-index-2016...

European tech faces a massive late stage funding wall that is stalling development, says Magister Advisers - - 2017-02-06

In the US in 2016 there were 462 Series C and later rounds.  The equivalent number in all of Europe in 2016 was just 36. While European Series A is 25% of the US total, Series C and lat...

BGF appoints Fiona Gibson to South West team - - 2017-02-06

 BGF (Business Growth Fund) has appointed Fiona Gibson to support its growing portfolio in the South West of England. ...

* NEW * Shout out for Charity - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-02-05

SOS Children's Villages looks after children orphaned and abandoned due to civil war, extreme poverty, natural disaster and pandemics are the world’s most vulnerable citizens....

Angels through the ages - John Aislabie, James Craggs the Elder, James Craggs the Younger, Lord Stanhope, Lord Sunderland. - William Rees-Mogg - 2017-02-05

Aislabie was the Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1718-1720 and piloted several schemes through Parliament which vastly increased the value of shares in the South Sea Company (risin...

Angel Deal of the Month - Jupiter Diagnostics - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-02-05

Another deal from the London Business Angels stable deserves attention this month.  Jupiter Diagnostics has raised £1.6m from a syndicate including Angels In Med City. Jupiter's reader e...

Deal Envy - Oxford Capital realises investment in Allinea - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-02-05

The sale of Allinea, a specialist in high performance computing to ARM at a three times multiple to the latest funding round has returned significant volumes of cash to its investors.  This wa...

The Secret Investor - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-02-05

Toby Lewis is a proven entrepreneur having gained enormous experience at Global Corporate Venturing.  He is now leading the charge at Novum Insights which is the corporate innovatio...

Hero of the Month - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-02-05

Mark Boggett   Mark is a talented and highly personable individual and a mainstay of the London early stage venture capital scene.  With an 18 ...

Why Angels must act global - - 2017-02-05

The instinct of the average person when we are seeing so much global change is to hunker down, but angels are not average people. The rise of nationalistic fervour across the West means tha...

Calculus Capital wins Best EIS Manager at EIS Association Awards for third year running - - 2017-02-02

Calculus Capital, the private equity fund manager and Enterprise Investment Scheme and VCT specialist, has been named Best EIS Manager in the Enterprise Investment Scheme...

University of Edinburgh Business School hosts UK's only student startup festival - - 2017-02-02

University of Edinburgh Business School has announced this year’s programme of events for Startup Festiva...

Oxford Capital launches easy-to-read introduction to EIS investing and tax reliefs - - 2017-02-02

Investors looking for tax-friendly Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) investments at the end of this tax year could be disappointed, as demand is likely to...

Cream of EIS industry honoured in EIS Association Awards - - 2017-02-02

The winners of the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association’s (EISA) annual awards, which recognise outstanding investment performance, excellent service and valued ...

Oxford Capital leads USD1.8m Funding Round for Online Clothing Disruptor, Spoke - - 2017-02-02

UK-based startup Spoke, an online clothing brand making better fitting menswear, has closed a $1.8m funding round. The round was led by VC firm Oxford Capital, with Forward Pa...

Wooing the Gatekeepers to the Crowd - - 2017-02-01

It can be tempting to adopt a Luddite view of crowdfunding websites. “They can simply upload a flurry of presentations and see what sticks.” Yet these platforms have e...

How the UK Government can protect and develop homegrown tech - - 2017-02-01

On the 17th January, Prime Minister Theresa May outlined 12 objectives sought from a proposed “hard” Brexit. The point that really caught my attention, and that of Bri...

Start Up Communities: How Pooled Effort is the Way Forward - - 2017-02-01

When you’re just starting out, being an entrepreneur can be lonely. The very fact that your job is the business that you have crafted and are passionate about means th...

The Virtual Technology Cluster Group: Raising capital to support evolving business model and to build on success - - 2017-02-01

The Virtual Technology Cluster Group (“The VTC Group”), which connects small innovative companies with blue chip organisations seeking innovation, is raising capi...

The Dynamics of AI Entrepreneurship in the UK - - 2017-02-01

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UKBAA and Royal Society of Chemistry to showcase chemistry-led innovation for the angel investment community - - 2017-01-31

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has partnered with the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) to connect chemistry-using startups and scale-ups with potential investors. We are holding...

Smart home tech company overfunds on SyndicateRoom - - 2017-01-31

Smart technology company Camfridge have overfunded to £640,254.78...

BGF makes GBP10m investment in Frontrow - - 2017-01-30

BGF (Business Growth Fund), the UK’s leading growth capital investor, has invested £10m in Frontrow Energy Technology Group to support the company...

New Research shows a third of UK Mid-Sized Corporates are targeting the US for Growth - - 2017-01-30

New research* by CIL Management Consultants conducted amongst 100 high performing mid-sized businesses with sec...

Scaling up, not starting up, is the real challenge for tech firms, says Mercia CEO - - 2017-01-30

Scaling up and not starting up is now the biggest challenge for technology businesses, according to the CEO of Mercia Technologies PLC (“Mercia” or “the Group&rd...

UK Bond Network approved to offer tax-efficient Innovative Finance ISAs - - 2017-01-27

UK Bond Network, the alternative finance provider that specialises in structuring and distributing investment opportuni...

All Work and No Play: Lending Works survey - - 2017-01-27

Working for a living is something we all expect to do, but, technically, we also have to work for when we don’t earn a living anymore; also known as saving a pension for our...

P2P strikes a chord with younger generation - 4x as many millennials than over 55s invest in the asset class - - 2017-01-27

  People aged 18-34 are four times more likely than over-55s to have money invested in a peer to peer platform One in four ...

Oxford most prolific university innovator in Europe - - 2017-01-25

Oxford University Innovation launches 24 companies in 2016 with a combined £52.6m in early stage funding, setting a new record in spinout generation for the UK and Europe....

Beringea leads GBP5m Funding in My 1st Years - - 2017-01-25

My 1st Years, the children’s gifts personalisation site, has secured £5m in growth funding led by venture and growth investor Beringea, and supported with funds managed by Hargreave Hal...

The Fourth Albion Growth Report shows young entrepreneurs growth ambitions undeterred by Brexit hostility - - 2017-01-25

  Two thirds of Millennial entrepreneurs predict their business will grow over 2018 Majority fear Brexit to hinder access n...

Startup Funding Club leads funding round in Petalite Ltd and Kashing Ltd alongside angel investors - - 2017-01-25

  Startup Funding Club is excited to announce that it has led an SEIS funding round of over £250k into Petalite Ltd and another of &poun...

Astia Angels backs EUR1.2m seed funding of SoapBox - - 2017-01-25

Soapbox Labs has created a cloud-based speech-recognition technology platform specifically for young kids aged 4-10 with applications in education, gaming and beyond. Enterprise Ireland was among t...

MyVAN helps Rentivo raise over GBP360k on Crowdcube - - 2017-01-25

Working with the management of Rentivo, MyVAN has helped fund Rentivo’s recent fundraise on Crowdcube, which overfunded by 30%. Rentivo is a vacation rental marketing platform that pr...

Angels in MedCity support Jupiter Diagnostics with GBP1.6m raise - - 2017-01-25

Angels in MedCity has supported London scale-up Jupiter Diagnostics to raise £1.6m to develop its reader, allowing anyone to perform quick, affordable blood tests. The company raised the inve...

Global Alternatives relaunches Property Crowd - - 2017-01-25

Technology-enabled, transparent access to institutional grade real estate opportunities, without the high transaction costs or management commitme...

VCT Fundraising in 2016/17 Tax Year to date up 53% on last year - - 2017-01-25

Data published today by the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) demonstrates continued confidence in the VCT sector.  Fundraising for the 201...

VentureFounders' James Codling comment on Industrial Strategy Plan - - 2017-01-24

Following the publication of the Government’s 10 pillar plan for its UK Industrial Strategy, James Codling, Co-Founder and MD of scale-up financing platform, ...

BGF Response to Industrial Strategy Green Paper - - 2017-01-24

Welcoming today’s publication of [Industrial Strategy], Stephen Welton, CEO of BGF, the UK’s leading provider of invest...

Scottish Equity Partners supports Strathclyde Entrepreneurs Fund - - 2017-01-24

 Leading venture capital firm Scottish Equity Partners has made a significant donation to a fund which invests in business ventures by members of the Univers...

Acceleris announce GBP0.5m Seed Funding for targeted Cancer Drug Research - - 2017-01-24

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Mobeus welcomes Justin Maltz as business expands - - 2017-01-24

Mobeus is delighted to announce that Justin Maltz has joined the team as Portfolio Director, acting as a non-executive director on a number of Mobeus investee companies, and providing support with ...

Beringea boosts Series C round for Whistle Sports with USD4.6m investment - - 2017-01-24

Beringea joins TEGNA Inc., NBC Sports Ventures, Sky, and Emil Capital, taking total value of round to $27.5 million ...

World Business Angels Investment Forum 12-14 Feb 2017 - - 2017-01-23

The world’s prominent angel investors gather in Istanbul for the World Business Angels Investment Forum 2017 from 12-14 February 2017, bringing together key players of the equity market to de...

OFF3R Q4 2016 Index Report - - 2017-01-20

A strong Q4 for equity crowdfunding and P2P lending kept both sectors growing in 2016 according to the latest data from the OFF3R I...

Thrive Raises Over GBP500,000 in Seed Capital - - 2017-01-20

Thrive, a software company that develops mobile apps to empower people to manage their mental health independently, announced today that it has ...

Mercia leads GBP1m round into University of Birmingham spinout - - 2017-01-20

Mercia Technologies PLC, the national investment group focused on the creation, funding and scaling of innovative technology businesses with high growth potential from the UK regi...

OpenOcean's Richard Muirhead reacts to the PMs Brexit speech - - 2017-01-19

Richard says:     "Yesterday, the PM outlined 12 objectives sought from a proposed "hard Brexit". Of particular interest to Britain's sc...

TyresOnTheDrive.com Secures Up to GBP8m Investment from Halfords - - 2017-01-19

The disruptive mobile tyre fitting company TyresOnTheDrive.com today announces that i...

EMV portfolio company Nanotech Industrial Solutions (NIS) attracts investment from global specialty chemicals company Evonik - - 2017-01-19

•     Venture Capital investment includes commercial agreement ...

Oxford Capital appoints Director to Growth Investments team - - 2017-01-18

Investment manager, Oxford Capital, has appointed Miles Kirby as a Director to lead investments in technology companies and further strengthen its growth i...

New research shows 'hyperactives' are more likely to become entrepreneurs - - 2017-01-17

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CoInvestor founders launch EISWallet.com - - 2017-01-17

New online service digitalises paperwork for tax relief around Enterprise...

BGF provides fuel for Chesney's growth - - 2017-01-17

Chesney’s, a designer, manufacturer and retailer of luxury fireplaces and wood burning stoves, has secured a growth capital investment from BGF (Bu...

Octopus Ventures leads GBP7.5m Series A Funding for Bought By Many - - 2017-01-17

•       Funding from Octopus Ventures, Munich Re / HSB Ventures, and other follow-on investors...

Amicus Commercial Finance - New SME research highlights traditional banking inefficiencies - - 2017-01-16

New SME research highlights traditional banking inefficiencies   ...

Crowdsurfer overfunds investment round - - 2017-01-15

Crowd finance data intelligence specialist, Crowdsurfer, is celebrating overfunding its latest funding round, which saw the company secure over £1m from leading angel investors....

Shoosmiths corporate tops national deal rankings - - 2017-01-15

  National law firm Shoosmiths has topped Experian MarketIQ (Corpfin) 2016 UK & Ireland M&A league tables to become the UK’s leading legal advis...

BGF backs bathroom fixtures supplier Ultra Finishing - - 2017-01-13

A designer, manufacturer and distributor of bathroom fixtures and fittings has received a significant investment from BGF (Business Growth Fund). Halifax...

BGF reports record growth in 2016 - - 2017-01-13

BGF (Business Growth Fund) has announced its investment figures for 2016, detailing a record year for the company. In total, BGF has now invested in 165 ...

The Resonance Bristol SITR Fund has made its fifth investment of GBP112K into social enterprise Bearpit Bristol, - - 2017-01-13

Impact in the Bearpit The Resonance Bristol SITR Fund has made its fifth investment of £112,000 into social enterprise Bearpit Bristol, a community interest company focused on regener...

Smith & Williamson Enterprise Index Q4 2016 - - 2017-01-13

Government policy worries for small businesses   ...

AllBright's platform goes live to fund and support outstanding female-led companies in the UK - - 2017-01-13

●      AllBright’s platform goes live with outstanding female-led businesses; Fluidly, Piccolo and Juggle Jobs, on the ...

Startup Funding Club closes its 2016 Funds with another 16 investments - - 2017-01-12

  Startup Funding Club has successfully closed the second tranche of its two 2016 SEIS Funds – the generalist SFC SEIS Fund...

LBA syndicate backs drone risk-analysis startup Flock - - 2017-01-12

Flock, a Big Data-driven risk analysis platform for drone flights, has closed a 320k investment round from investors including LBA private investors, Venture Capital firm Downing Ventures, and the ...

The annual UKBAA Winter Investment Dinner to be held on 22 February 2017 - - 2017-01-12

The annual UKBAA Winter Investment Dinner returns on 22nd Februar...

Mobeus Serves up GBP2.5m Tapas Deal - - 2017-01-12

Mobeus Equity Partners has provided £2.5 million of growth capital to Tapas Revolution, a UK restaurant chain offering Spanish tapas cuisine that was founded by celebrity chef Omar Allibhoy....

Richard Lewis appointed by Downing to bolster Growth Capital push - - 2017-01-12

Downing LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Lewis as an Investment Director. Richard joins from Radius Equity, where he headed up the investment team which raised money from High ...

SyndicateRoom Research shows UK's young investors committed to Brexit Britain - - 2017-01-11

UK’s young investors committed to Brexit Britain – with under 30s the driving force backing Britain’s businesses  SyndicateRoom research shows tha...

Maven Capital Partners leads GBP2.7m funding for QikServe - - 2017-01-11

-       QikServe’s platform addresses increasing demand for self-service technology...

The Coalfields Fund announces sale of ChargePoint Technology - - 2017-01-11

The Coalfields Growth Fund, which is managed by Enterprise Ventures, has achieved a significant return following the sale of ChargePoint Technology Holdings Limited, a leading man...

Foresight Expands Partnership followin rapid expansion in 2016 - - 2017-01-11

Foresight Group (“Foresight”), a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, is pleased to announce the promotion of Minal Patel, Ricardo Pineiro and Matt ...

Oxford Capital realises investment in Allinea - - 2017-01-10

Investment manager Oxford Capital has completed the sale of high performance computing (HPC) specialist Allinea to global computer processor giant ARM.&nbs...

2016 - a record breaking year for Seedrs - - 2017-01-10

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Drug access platform myTomorrows raises EUR10m - - 2017-01-10

Founded to facilitate access to drugs in development for physicians and their patients, myTomorro...

BGF invests GBP10m in Virtual1 - - 2017-01-10

Virtual1, a London-based cloud and connectivity service provider, has secured a £10m investment from BGF as it continues to pursue its growth strategy. ...

Calculus Capital invests GBP3m in Origin Broadband - - 2017-01-10

Private equity fund manager and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trust (VCT) specialist Calculus Capital has invested £3m in Orig...

Amati launches series of breakfast seminars on Small Caps as an asset class - - 2017-01-09

Amati will be holding a series of breakfast seminars on "Smaller Companies as an asset class" during 2017. These presentations are designed to give advisers a better understanding...

Motion Picture Capital and Hammer Films team up to launch new EIS fund - - 2017-01-09

Film and television producer and financier Motion Picture Capital has teamed up with the iconic British production company Hammer to launch a new EIS offering. The Hammer Films EIS Fund 201...

SyndicateRoom - Review of The Year 2016 - - 2017-01-09

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It's the presentation, stupid! - - 2017-01-09

It's the presentation, stupid!   Books shouldn’t simply be judged b...

Anatomy of an Angel - Brigitte Baumann - - 2017-01-09

Sector focus: All except pharma and biotech: high tech Regional Focus:...

2017 - The year for investing in robotics? - - 2017-01-09

Capable, self-operating machines are increasingly becoming available to help people reduce time spent completing tedious, repetitive tasks and improve le...

Brexitech - the new investment opportunity! - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-01-08

There's nothing like having a good rest to get the creative juices flowing and through a mixture of holidays and illness I have not been out and about in the market anything like as much in the las...

Hero of the month - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-01-08

Hero of the Month - January 2017 - Guy Rigby ...

Should State Aid rules be included in the Great Repeal Act? - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-01-08

Brexit is on its way and “hard” rather than “soft” Brexit seems to be the direction of travel.  There are arguments in favour of this approach.  ...

The Secret Investor - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-01-08

Destia operates in the leisure sector, aiming to disrupt the travel sector but cutting out the tour operator.  It tis responding to the changing behaviours of consumers who want to do it for t...

Angel Deal of the Month - Eagle Genomics - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-01-07

It's good to see that serious tech remains loved by angels!  Late last year, Eagle Genomics, a Cambridge based bioinformatics specialist, raised £1m London Business Angels and other inve...

Deal Envy - Acquisition of Oval Medical for Syndicate Room investors - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 2017-01-07

Although I suspect deals such as Maven's 9x and 5x returns from the sale of Regent Pacific and Nenplas might have given a greater return to investors, the news that Syndicate Room investors have ac...

Angels who changed the world - John and Horace Dodge (1864-1920, 1868-1920) - William Rees-Mogg - 2017-01-07

John and Horace were prominent industrialists and entrepreneurs in Detroit in the 19th and 20th Centuries. The two brothers compl...

BGF sells Molecular Products Group to Arlington Capital Partners - - 2017-01-05

Molecular Products Group (MPG) and BGF (Business Growth Fund) today announced the sale of the business to Arlington Capital Partners, a Washington, DC-ba...

Graphite Capital sells Micheldever Tyre Services to Sumitomo Rubber Industries for GBP215m - - 2017-01-05

Graphite Capital, a leading UK mid-market private equity specialist, has agreed to sell Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS), the UK’s second largest distributor of car, 4x...

Calculus Capital invests GBP3m in organic weed and moss control company Weedingtech - - 2017-01-05

Private equity fund manager and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trust (VCT) specialist Calculus Capital has invested £3m in cleantech firm We...

NVM Private Equity supports the management buy-out of Thyson Technology - - 2017-01-04

NVM has completed a significant investment to support the management buy-out of Cheshire based Thyson Technology (“Thyson” or the “Business”) from ...

Ascension backs audio processing masters CloudBounce - - 2017-01-03

    Ascension Ventures is pleased to announce its investment from the ASCEND SEIS Fund III ...

Virtual1 gets GBP10m investment from BGF - - 2017-01-03

Virtual1, a London-based cloud and connectivity service provider, has secured a £10m investment from BGF as it continues to pursue its growth strat...

Parkwalk fuels Oxford spinout PrOXisense's turbine technology - - 2017-01-03

PrOXisense, an Oxford University spinout company developing sensor technologies, has secured £330,000 at launch in s...

Scottish Enterprise support accelerates GBP2.3m R&D Project - - 2017-01-03

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Setfords Solicitors gets GBP3.75m boost from BGF - - 2017-01-03

National law firm Setfords Solicitors has secured a £3.75m investment from BGF (Business Growth Fund) to support its expansion plans.  The fun...