Venture Capital Funding

ITV AdVentures to invest £15m in consumer start-ups this year

Media-for-equity, a well-known concept in Europe, offers ad spend in exchange for an equity stake in fast-growth consumer scaleups

Venture Capital Funding

Future Fund: Breakthrough – £375m fund for tech scale-ups to launch

Government to take equity stakes in fast-growing tech companies matching venture capital finance

Venture Capital Funding

Give us longer to reinvest our profits, say venture capital trusts

VCTs write to chancellor Rishi Sunak setting out case of giving them longer to reinvest, while highlighting their success story


BGF primes £15bn National Recovery Fund to take stakes in businesses

Pension funds and insurers in talks with BGF to launch £15bn equity fund by Christmas

Growth Planning

7 ways to attract investors to your growth business

Jim Cockburn, who has personally invested in over 30 businesses, shares his advice on the best ways to attract investors to your business


Scale-ups face £15bn funding shortfall as coronavirus ravages investment

Scale-ups face funding crisis as backers double down on existing investments and AIM exchange dries up


Parkwalk raising £200m scale-up fund for university tech spinouts

UK’s largest EIS fund says UK is woefully underfunded when it comes to backing Britain’s bleeding edge tech scale-ups

Growth Planning

4 biggest obstacles stopping you from growing your business in 2020

Andrew Johnson, FD of PowWowNow, identifies 4 headwinds your scaleup faces in 2020 as you try to grow

Growth Planning

4 tips to scale your start-up in 2020 – things to be mindful of this year

The New Year is always a moment to look back and yet plan for the future, says Gabriela Hersham. Here she shares four tips for moving from start-up to scale-up

Venture Capital Funding

VC backing for UK scale-ups rockets by 22% in 2019, hitting £9bn

Venture capital investment in early and seed stage falls away, in favour of later stage deals

Venture Capital Funding

White Star Capital looking for scale-ups to expand internationally

Second White Star fund has $180m to invest in software, ecommerce and online marketplace growth businesses

Alternative Finance for Business

ThinCats to lend £400m to growth companies by end-2020

ThinCats, the growth business lender, targets scale-ups it feels are ignored by other lenders including high-street banks and fintechs