Social Media


Sixteen-year-old becomes Crowdcube’s youngest ever fundraiser

Ben Towers is hoping to raise £100,000 for his social media dashboard Social Marley.

Human Resources

Using social recruitment in an employees’ market

The economic upturn means that the recruitment market is starting to favour employees over employers: in this climate how can businesses stand out using social recruitment?

Social Media

Social media, where’s my damn return?

We are all aware of the power of social media, so why are so many still so poor at getting a return on their investment in it?

PR and Marketing Strategy

The Virtual Handshake: How to make the best digital first impression

Do you know what first impression your business gives online? Here are some tips to make sure it's the best it can be.


Jamie True joins investors at social start-up Reach7

A seed funding round worth £400,000 has been closed by social media tool Reach7 to aid growth of its service, which broadens the reach of users.


Facebook and Twitter tool Glow Digital Media closes funding round

Glow Digital Media has raised $7 million of equity investment so that it can accelerate international growth already underway.


Football social platform Squawka raises angel funding and closes growth partnership

Squawka, a service which describes itself as a 'digital companion' for football fans, has drawn investment from Forward Internet Group founder Neil Hutchinson and Spark Ventures chairman Tom Teichman.


‘The live internet’ start-up Banjo banks $16 million and looks to forge new media partnerships

London venture capital firm Balderton Capital has invested in news and events platform Banjo for a second time.

Social Media

Index Ventures leads $26 million investment into social media analytics business

A Series C funding round worth $26 million has been closed by Socialbakers to fund new product development and building client support.


UK social venture JustGo gets investment to open US office

A start-up designed to integrate a user's entire social media presence onto one platform has banked $1.7 million of new growth capital.


Twitter and Tumblr backer leads $42 million funding round for DataSift

British technology business DataSift has now raised over $70 million of venture capital funding following a new $42 million round.

Social Media

Sportlobster: The social media business being backed by Michael Owen and Mark Webber

Despite the social media market becoming an increasingly cluttered space, GrowthBusiness finds out how Sportlobster is carving out itself a new and lucrative niche.