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Venture Capital Funding

How to raise first equity finance for your business

What are the different types of equity finance you can raise for your business? Here are the different types and the amounts you can raise.


Deals of the Week July 11 to July 15 – a Growth Business round-up

Deals this week include an investment platform backed by Sir Richard Branson, a start-up which creates digital versions of real-world infrastructure and a browser plugin recommending greener shopping alternatives

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Digital Horizon to back eight start-ups a year

London and Tel Aviv-based VC offers multistage investment all the way up to Series D through separate funds.

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Cambridge Innovation Capital raising second fund

CIC acts as a booster rocket for tech start-ups spun out from Cambridge university, with £200m invested in 35 companies to date

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Northern Gritstone on track to raising £500m fund for northern universities

Fund has found backing for its first £100m with another £300m in discussion, enabling it to back two dozen northern university spinouts a year

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Diary of a VC deal – how SEON became Hungary’s largest Series A round

Bence Jendruszak of online fraud prevention firm SEON opens his diary as to what it took to be Hungary’s biggest-ever Series A raise

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Sova VC focuses on seed and Series A for B2B marketplaces

New kid on the block Sova VC zeroes in on early-stage B2B marketplaces and takes more hands-on approach


Deals of the week July 12 to July 16 – a GrowthBusiness roundup

This week’s deals include Heart Aerospace raising £25m in Series A for its electric plane fleet, food allergy testing firm Reacta closing £3m and healthy snack brand BEPPS munching on £400,000 seed funding

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Fuel Ventures launches £45m fund to invest in 60 tech start-ups

Early stage VC plans to accelerate investment window to just 12 months, offering pre-seed funding for the first time

Growth Planning

Series A to Series D, everything you need to know about funding rounds

Matt Barker of used photographic kit platform MPB recently closed a £50m Series D funding round. Here he shares his experience from Series A to Series D

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Authenticity is key when it comes to Octopus Ventures backing your startup

Too many founders overprepare when pitching for Seed and Series A, says Alliott Cole, co-CEO of £1.3bn VC Octopus Ventures

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Secondary fundraising: the facts – moving from seed to Series A

With only 19% of seed companies going on to raise Series A, Jeevan Sunner of VC Playfair Capital shares her advice for taking your startup to the next level