Growth Funding


Why follow-on investment is crucial to fulfilling business potential

Funding constraints can be terminal for growth businesses, which is why follow-on support must become a key component of an investor and company relationship.


Crowdcube fuses venture capital and crowdfunding for latest investment round

Having previously only used its own crowdfunding platform to raise growth capital, Crowdcube has secured institutional backer Balderton Capital as a new investor.


Business Growth Fund backs 50th company from £2.5 billion fund

Aberdeen-based Task Geoscience has been backed by the Business Growth Fund through a deal worth £3.8 million.


Growth is back on the agenda for ambitious UK businesses

Positive market figures and a renewed focus on the future bodes well for SME growth during 2014.


Global Founders Capital makes Girl Meets Dress one of three maiden investments

Girl Meets Dress, a service which allows users to rent luxury garments, has secured its first round of funding with help from Global Founders Capital.

Alternative Finance for Business

Roundtable on SME finance and business growth

A roundtable discussion on SME finance drew on the fields of invoice factoring, commercial finance and accountancy in a discussion about obstacles to business growth.


Octopus Investments hits the slopes with backing of The Faction Collective

The entrepreneur and investor behind businesses such as Seedcamp and Skimlinks had been backed by Octopus Investments in his latest venture.

Venture Capital Funding

Interview with Stephen Welton of the Business Growth Fund

Stephen Welton has returned home to his natural investment habitat, backing smaller companies. GrowthBusiness sits down with him to find out what he is trying to achieve at the Business Growth Fund.


BGF sees promise in Morphsuits firm AFG Media

The entrepreneurs behind AFG Media, a fancy dress and party fashion business behind Morphsuits, are the latest recipients of equity funding from the Business Growth Fund.


Allowing investors to take a cut

You have made it on your own so far, why share now?


First recipients of Regional Growth Fund named

The government has announced the 50 successful first round bids from companies and partnerships which will share in more than £450 million of investment from the Regional Growth Fund.


Regional Growth Fund recipients

First round recipients of the Regional Growth Fund have been named.