Seed funding

Articles, news and guides on seed funding for UK startups and early-stage businesses to help them develop their products, validate their business models, and prepare for further investment rounds.

Venture Capital Funding

How to improve your pitch deck #4 – Nua x Design

How to improve your pitch deck #4. SeedLegals CEO Anthony Rose offers advice on punching up the pitch deck of online interior design service Nua x Design


Supernode Global rebrands with £28m fund for mediatech start-ups

Rebranded VC plans to make eight early stage seed investments per year in early stage media technology companies

Venture Capital Funding

Draper Esprit raises £110m to invest in tech companies in just three days

Venture capital firm plans separate £309m fund to invest alongside main fund

PR and Marketing Strategy

Genflow Ventures to invest in 10-15 influencer start-ups this year

Venture capital arm of social media agency turns traditional VC model on its head, creating businesses for influencers with millions of potential customers


Deals of the week July 16-23 – Growth Business roundup

Growth Business roundup of the Deals of the Week, July 16-23, listing every seed funding and venture capital deal of note

Venture Capital Funding

How to get £150,000 invested in your London tech start-up

Triple Point launches Kickstart Fund to back London-based tech start-ups with seed equity and mentor advice

Alternative Finance for Business

SFC to invest £40m in 100 early stage businesses

Co-investment through British Business Bank comes just as government pledges to help start-ups with £500m Future Fund

Venture Capital Funding

8 tips to ensure your start-up gets Series A funding

Over 80% of start-ups that raise seed funding never go on to Series A. What can be done to maximise your chances? Emil Gigov shares his 8 tips


Wanted: entrepreneurs to run multimillion-pound tech startups

Kamet turns the traditional seed capital model on its head by developing disruptive ideas itself and then finding entrepreneurs to lead them. Oh, and they’re backed with €250m of AXA insurance money

Venture Capital Funding

Playfair Capital Chris Smith Q&A – ‘This stage of investment is an art’

Seed investment fund Playfair Capital explains what it looks for in start-ups, its new focus on Deep Tech, and what to avoid when pitching to a VC


Funding for British start-ups falls by 19% last year

Overall number of deals drops by 10% year-on-year


Entrepreneur interview: Jamie Ward, CEO and co-founder of PayAsUGym

Jamie Ward, CEO of PayAsUGym talks about raising investment and carving a growing niche for himself in the gym industry.