Amount raised by start-ups drops 57% year-on-year

Start-up and scale-up fundraising totalled £2.76bn in Q3 – the lowest quarterly figure since the same period in 2020


Number of green scaleups drops by 10% year on year

The number of green businesses growing turnover at 20% over past three years drops by 10% to 256, according to The Scaleup Institute


Hambro Perks to invest £200m on environmental impact scale-ups

London-based VC to invest £10m-£20m in 12 to 15 scale-ups tackling environmental problems


10 Business Grants for UK Start Ups and Growth Businesses

Grants can save businesses money, introduce them to networks and help them scale. Here are ten sources of funding ideal for UK start ups and businesses looking to accelerate their growth.


HSBC to lend £250m to tech scale-ups

£250m Growth Lending fund will enable tech scale-ups to borrow up to £15m each


First quarter investment in UK scale-ups hits £6.9bn

There were 745 deals completed in the first three months of 2022 but number of exits stall


Number of women starting scale-ups rises by third

Fast-growing businesses founded or co-founded by women total 261

Growth Planning

Scale-ups see EU as declining market when it comes to export

Scale-up bosses want the international trade department to offer tailored support to help them sell more overseas

Alternative Finance for Business

Curated Capital to raise £10m in year one for fast-growth start-ups

EISA teams up with start-up ratings agency Capital Pilot to launch platform where EIS investors can see the pick of fast-growth companies


50% of Britain’s scaleups expect to raise finance this year

This is despite the £15bn funding gap identified by the Scaleup Institute between what scaleups need for investment and what’s available

Growth Planning

Scale-ups need finance quickly, says business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng explains what the government is doing to help UK scale-ups at the virtual event held during Scaleup Week

Venture Capital Funding

UK scale-ups account for one third of all VC investment in Europe

Venture capital investment in British hits record £5.1bn in first three months but investors shy away from backing start-ups