Early Stage Funding

Articles, guides and news on early stage funding for UK growth companies and start-ups.


Litestream Ventures unveils plans for ‘click-to-invest’ TV series  

The venture media firm is hoping the series will challenge the likes of Dragons’ Den


Dawn Capital launches $700m fund for early-stage software start-ups

The new investment scheme — Europe's largest early-stage fund of its kind — comes as B2B software start-ups in the region maintain growth ambitions


Business funding options from start-up to exit

Finding the right funding for your business and circumstance is both challenging and critical, says Neil Rudge, head of enterprise at Shawbrook Bank

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.

Venture Capital Funding

Target Global to deploy €130m into tech companies  

The global VC will back tech companies in fintech, edtech, healthtech and business software, both at seed and venture stage


Top UK angel networks for your start-up

Angel investment is the third biggest investment type in the UK and the country remains the biggest angel investor market in Europe


Most active venture capital firms revealed

There were 2,722 equity rounds in 2022 – down 7 per cent on 2021 but higher than years prior.


What are potential sources of funding for your business?

To help navigate through the numerous business funding options on the market, Acuity partner Matthew Byatt takes a brief look at those available.

Venture Capital Funding

Conviction VC to invest in six B2B SaaS start-ups in 2023  

London-based VC eyes investing up to £2m in B2B SaaS start-ups at seed stage


Space tech start-ups see number of deals rocket by 50% 

The private space industry attracted $8.9bn in 2022, the second highest annual investment on record

Venture Capital Funding

Oxford Capital to back 12 start-ups in 2023  

Oxford-based VC will back seed-stage companies with £500,000 to £1m in digital and deep tech space


Steven Bartlett hunts unicorns with $100m Flight Story Fund

The fund will back entrepreneurs focusing on blockchain, biotech, health and wellbeing, commerce, technology and space.