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.


Meyer’s new seed fund to help entrepreneurs ‘in the hot kitchen’

Ariadne Capital Entrepreneurs Fund, a seed fund set up by Julie Meyer, Karima Serageldin and Ariadne Capital, has raised $8.25 million (£5.3 million).


Wonga investor backs archify with seed funding

Balderton Capital, the London-based venture capital firm behind seed investments in loan provider Wonga and entertainment retailer LOVEFiLM, has provided early stage capital to archify.


First Skype employee secures seed capital for TransferWise

Index Ventures has led a seed funding round in money transfer service TransferWise to allow the business to attract new staff and develop its technology platform.


FeedHenry receives funding from Kernel Capital

Ireland-based Kernel Capital has backed cloud platform developer FeedHenry with a €500,000 (£440,660) investment.


Qriously secures seed capital from Accel

Venture capital firm Accel Partners has backed Qriously, a developer of advertising technology that aims to measure public sentiment.


TouchType secures seed investment

Predictive text specialist TouchType has received seed funding of £275,000 from venture capitalist Octopus Investments.


Benjoy in seed fundraising

Children's food company Benjoy Nutrition has raised a six-figure sum from investors including the South East Seed Fund.


Hoberman’s new venture gets seed funding

Interior decoration website mydeco.com has received seed funding from a syndicate of investors including venture capital (VC) firms, corporate partners and private individuals.