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Dom is a feature writer for Growth Business and Small Business, focused on matters concerning start-ups and scale-ups. He has also been published in the Independent, FourFourTwo magazine and various lifestyle publications.

News

Record number of new companies launched in 2023

NatWest and Beauhurst’s New Startup Index reports a record 900,000 companies were started in 2023, up 12% on 2022

Alternative Finance for Business

20 angel investor networks you should know about

Angel investors provide start-ups with seed and pre-seed funding to kick-start their growth journeys. But how do you find an angel investor network and what are they looking for?

Insurance

Protecting your big ideas with intellectual property insurance

Having a great idea can make you rich – but not if it's not properly protected. Here’s how to make sure intellectual property is properly insured

Venture Capital Funding

Plural launches €400m VC fund for tech founders

London-based VC will look to back tech founders across the UK and Europe

News

Government reveals aim to make UK a ‘scaleup powerhouse’

Michelle Donelan wants Britain to be home to half the number of tech unicorns in Europe by 2030

Insurance

10 hottest insurtech startups in the UK

Insurtech is growing as a sector in the UK and boasts some of the country’s newest unicorns

Insurance

What insurance do you need as a startup?

From public liability insurance to cyber insurance, getting the right cover from the start is critical for startups

Insurance

What is delay insurance for startups?

Delay insurance can be critical for start-ups in the construction and engineering industries, which rely on projects being completed on time

News

UK pension funds trail Scandinavia for start-up investment

Venture capital investment is down across Europe, but AI is bucking the trend

Technology

Mobile payment systems for events and festivals

A mobile payment system is a point-of-sale device that accepts payment via cards and mobile phones – here are some of the best options on the market

Funding

Where to find fintech investment

Despite investment in the first half of 2023 dropping to £4.6bn UK fintechs are still attracting more VC investment than all other EMEA fintechs combined

News

University spinout equity stake to be capped

Currently, the UK average stake a university will have in a spinout is 22.8 per cent