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Funding

Best business bank accounts for scale-ups

From eligibility requirements to software integrations and support, here is a round-up of the best business bank accounts for UK scale-ups.

Banking

Private equity

The essential guide to raising private equity

In this guide we explain how scale-up businesses can tackle an all-important issue: raising private equity.

Alternative Finance for Business

Raising finance: Convertible loan notes explained

Raising money in is tough, and convertible loan notes (CLNs) may offer a possible solution, writes Joss Alcraft, principal at law firm Matthew Arnold & Baldwin.

Alternative Finance for Business

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?

Alternative Finance for Business

How to raise pre-seed funding

If you're a young business that needs finance to grow, it could be time to look into pre-seed funding. Here's how to do it

Alternative Finance for Business

Fifteen ways to raise £1 million in business finance

Expansion requires financial muscle, be it for operations, research and development or an acquisition. Marc Barber looks at 15 ways to raise finance

Alternative Finance for Business

Angel investing in Britain – a Growth Business guide  

Angel investors put £2bn a year into early-stage UK start-ups – here’s what angel investing is and how to get it.

Alternative Finance for Business

6 essential tips for aspiring angel investors

Looking to start investing in start-ups? Angel investor Brooks Newmark shares his six tips to help you get started…

Banking

Paul Thwaite, MD NatWest business banking– Q&A

NatWest head of business banking Paul Thwaite explains how the once-troubled RBS Group has changed since the financial crisis, and its response to the fintech revolution

Banking

Banking

Build Back Better #1 – equity vs debt, which is better?

Which is better when you want to grow your business, equity or debt? Ian Dawson examines the case for either

Banking

Three quarters of fintechs unhappy with level of government Covid support

Fintech founders urge government to loosen rules on state-backed investment schemes, which block fintechs from qualifying for EIS funding

Banking

Government plans infrastructure bank to fund large-scale regeneration

Business secretary Alok Sharma has already mooted national development bank that would lend to small and medium-sized businesses

Banking

NatWest adds £5bn of funding to help SMEs get through coronavirus crisis

Extra £5bn of funding added to £8bn Growth Fund as small business braces for worst as coronavirus takes hold

Alternative Finance for Business

Demand for finance from small business flat at best

Big drops in demand for peer-to-peer lending and equity investments in 2019, although figures still coming in

Private equity

Private equity investment in mid-sized businesses hits new record

Private equity investment in British mid-market companies in 2021 hit £47bn with 803 deals closing - a rise of 36% and 40% respectively

Private equity

Private equity

Ethos raising £1bn Sharia-compliant tech focused private equity fund

Ethos Invest has launched an ethical Sharia-compliant fund. Read on to find out more about the fund and which businesses it backs

Private equity

Rishi Sunak expects £500bn Long-Term-Asset Fund to launch this year

Half-trillion pound Long-Term Asset Fund will help pension funds invest in venture capital funds and back start-ups

Private equity

Equity investment in small business hits record £9bn in 2020

Half of the money raised last year went to SMEs in the tech sector, highlighting split between tech businesses and the rest of the small business economy

Private equity

Finding the right private equity partner for your business

Growing a company successfully and sustainably is serious business. But finding the right partner to support you on the journey can make it more efficient and fun, says Tim Smallbone.

Private equity

Hedosophia to float €400m Spac to buy European tech unicorns

Spac innovator plans biggest-ever blank-cheque investment vehicle to float in Europe, eyeing tech start-ups worth up to €5bn each

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

Venture Capital Funding

Venture Capital Funding

What kind of startups are VCTs looking to invest in?

Drug testing that doesn't involve animals, supplying clean energy directly to businesses, and businesses focused on older consumers are business ideas VCTs want to see in 2024, they tell Growth Business

Venture Capital Funding

Watch: InMotion Ventures interview

Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital arm tells Growth Business what its investment strategy is and the start-ups it's most excited about

Venture Capital Funding

Venture capital guilty of ‘diversity washing’ says Ada Ventures

Men dominate venture capital firms when it comes to senior leadership positions and ownership of VC firms, according to new Ada Ventures research

Venture Capital Funding

UK corporate venture capital firms by sector

The UK is host to corporate venture capital firms across sectors such as clean tech, fintech and deep tech, contributing to a fifth of all VC deals

Venture Capital Funding

Corporate venture capital – a Growth Business guide

One in five VC deals in Europe last year were corporate venture capital deals, but what is it and how can you get it?