Future Fund now has stakes in 400 UK start-ups

The government takes equity in 400 companies after providing £1.14bn in Covid loans


Top 5 companies delivering a sustainable pandemic recovery

Innovative companies are key to sustainable economic recovery post pandemic, according to Innovate UK’s Jonny Voon. Here are his top 5 sustainable businesses leading the charge…

Human Resources

Fighting pandemic burnout: 4 tips for businesses and employees

Home workers have increased their number of working hours by up to 25% during the pandemic, with more than two thirds feeling burnt out

Venture Capital Funding

DN Capital launches $350m fund for post-pandemic recovery

Latest Fund V will target tech founders developing technology to help the world bounce back from the pandemic

Growth Planning

75% of mid-sized businesses expect revenues to recover within one year

Nearly 90% of medium-sized businesses expect to hire more staff over the next six months, according to BDO report

Growth Planning

Steven George-Hilley, Centropy PR: ‘Putting humanity back into comms’

Centropy PR’s co-founder Steven George-Hilley on how the global Covid crisis has transformed PR and communications forever


Critical importance of private company valuations in the post-Covid world

As an investor, putting a value on an EIS company during the pandemic is difficult. Getting an independent valuation is the answer


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


City grandees call for small business Covid debt to be turned into tax owing

Government should convert £35bn worth COVID-19 debt gone bad into tax owing to save nearly 800,000 SMEs from going under, say 200 financial experts


Why COVID-19 is not all bad news for start-up valuations

Start-ups face a 20-60% drop in valuations based on previous crises. Yet some start-ups could see increased investor demand during the COVID-19 pandemic

Alternative Finance for Business

How to get your business out from under the COVID-19 debt mountain

Growth businesses face owing £105bn in debt because of COVID-19. Angus Grierson shows the various ways you can escape the debt mountain

Growth Planning

5 must-dos to help your business emerge from Covid-19 stronger

Fight a knee-jerk response to making people redundant and instead invest in R&D and marketing, say experts at Venturers Club virtual roundtable