Online business


Mister Spex smashes glass ceiling with $40m investment

Scottish Equity Partners among investors in second financing round.

Venture Capital Funding

Finance technology platform secures venture capital funding

Dawn Capital leads funding round into new online business system enabling buyers and suppliers to access wholesale supply chain finance.


The review site for financial institutions and products

As the power of the crowd continues to grow, SmartMoneyPeople.com founder Mike Fotis tells us how he came with a business that is attempting to increase trust and transparency in the financial market.


Using war wounds to build a beauty business

Serial entrepreneurs have the advantage of learning from their mistakes, and for Lopo Champalimaud it’s a case of using his battle scars to bring the wellness and beauty sector online.


US market push for 10 Minutes With fuelled by private investor funding round

A business set up to better equip students with the information needed to make career decisions has raised $4 million.


Zoopla founder and Barclays Capital MD join Uniplaces investment

A business set up to make it easier for students to book accommodation over the internet has closed a second round of venture capital investment, banking £2.2 million.


Online furniture marketplace Swoon Editions banks venture funding round

Swoon Editions has become the latest internet-based furniture retailer to secure institutional investment backing after closing a £4 million round.


Online platform for buying new cars backed by group of VCs and angels including Zoopla’s Alex Chesterman

A website which allows consumers to build the new car they would like and then receive offers from dealers has secured £1.3 million of seed capital from the likes of Balderton Capital and Episode 1 Ventures.


Naked Wines toasts new eight-figure funding round to boost international efforts

Online wine retailer Naked Wines has secured itself $10 million of new funding to go after the US and Australian markets.


Ticketbis targets further global expansion after latest angel round

Ticket reselling platform Ticketbis has collected itself $4.5 million of new funding to help with its continuing internationalisation.


New venture round for borro as it targets US market with its online lending platform

Online pawnbroker borro has netted its third round of investment and secured Canaan Partners as a backer.


Cupid takes a fancy to Uniform Dating

AIM-listed online dating company Cupid has purchased Uniform Dating in a deal worth up to £7 million and raised fresh funds to finance it.