Investment Funding


How to get an angel investor onboard

Angel investors bring more than money – they offer experience, skills, wider contacts and industry knowledge. Here’s what they’re looking for


4 tech investment trends to watch out for in 2023

What are the hot areas for tech investors to be putting their money into? Daniel Bailey of ECI Partners looks into his crystal ball


Insurers say rules reform will free up billions for investment

Scrapping EU rules over how insurance companies can invest will free up £80bn between them, say two of Britain's biggest insurers

Alternative Finance for Business

Raising finance from family offices

Family offices, the wealth managers of very wealthy families, are often cloaked in mystery. As investors, they are not constrained like venture capital or private equity. George Pennock pulls the curtain back


Government offers £1.4bn match funding for foreign tech investment

Overseas investment in life sciences and electric vehicles to be encouraged with grants for 'strategically important' industries

Alternative Finance for Business

10 steps to securing investment for your business

Luke Davis of SME growth financier IW Capital sets out the 10 steps you need to take to secure investment for your fast-growth business


Why the Midlands are an undercapitalised region for growth businesses

Despite being home to 11% of high growth businesses, the Midlands only got 5% of UK business investment last year


6 questions you need to ask when investing in a start-up

Angel investor David Newns shares the 6 questions he asks himself when considering whether to invest in a start-up

Alternative Finance for Business

Bootstrap your business and then find yourself an investor

You’ve managed to bootstrap your business without the help of outside capital, now it’s time to pick the right investor. Michael Elias and Hillel Zidel of Kennet Partners write


Deals of the week July 2-9 – Growth Business roundup

Growth Business roundup of the Deals of the Week, July 2-9, listing every seed funding and venture capital deals of note.

Venture Capital Funding

Blossom Capital launches $5m angel investment programme

Today, Blossom Capital launches an angel investment program to connect 'industry-defining' entrepreneurs with well-known unicorn founders.


Why venture capital investment is like rock climbing

Venture capital investor and rock climber Simon Goldman explains the parallels between investing in start-ups and navigating a rock face, clinging to the side of a mountain