Articles on Startups – newly established businesses most often characterised by innovation, agility, and high growth potential, pursuing disruptive ideas or technologies with the aim of addressing unmet needs or solving pressing challenges in the market.

Venture Capital Funding

Capital Pilot makes first 50 investments

Half of start-ups backed by Boost Fund 1 are led by female founders, while nearly one third of start-ups are also run by black or Asian entrepreneurs


Deals of the Week Sept 12 to Sept 16 – a Growth Business round-up

Deals this week include GPS software to fend off criminals, a fintech which helps firms claim Government finance in minutes and a diamond identification spinout


Concentric launches second fund for European start-ups

The pan-European fund will invest between £400,000 and £1.3m in post-product stage software businesses


Deals of the Week July 25 to July 29 – a Growth Business round-up

Deals this week include an electric car subscription service, a platform which lets you design your own home and a start-up to improve companies’ CO2 impact


Deals of the Week July 18 to July 22 – a Growth Business round-up

Deals this week include tech that could cut car charging times to under five minutes, a Gen Z freelancing platform and drone tech for high-risk environments


Labour to review support for tech startups

Lord O’Neil will lead investigation into barriers holding back UK tech start-ups, including access to finance

Growth Planning

3 things start-ups must consider when buying new SaaS products

Scalability, support and integration are crucial when seeking a new SaaS product, says Pipedrive’s Shaun Shirazian


Investors have £20bn to invest in much-needed lab spaces

Demand for life sciences real estate is outperforming supply, as industry investment reached £4.5bn in 2021


Deals of the Week 28 March to 1 April – a Growth Business round-up

This week’s Deals of the Week features start-ups aiming to reduce carbon in supply chains, make holiday rental visitors behave and enable customers to buy NFTs with credit cards


Deals of the Week 21 March to 25 March – a Growth Business round-up

Environmentally friendly footwear, climate-change analysis and methane-detecting drones are among this week’s green-conscious Deals of the Week.


Future Planet Capital launches £16m fund to help clean up world’s oceans

The VC will be looking for start-ups tackling issues facing oceans such as pollution with €20m fund


Deals of the Week 14 March to 18 March – a Growth Business round-up

A language-learning platform for refugees, a digital ‘smelling’ platform, and an AI start-up which helps employees work at peak performance make up this week’s deals of the week