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.


British Business Bank chief executive to stand down

The bank, led by chair Lord Smith, is seeking a permanent replacement as Lord Agnew cites ‘colossal cock-ups’ in its handling over Covid loan scheme


Number of women starting scale-ups rises by third

Fast-growing businesses founded or co-founded by women total 261


FOV Ventures closes €16.5m to invest in early-stage metaverse start-ups

FOV Ventures searching for next generation of unicorns though its €25m metaverse start-up fund


International Women’s Day: Fearless Adventures invests in women

By signing up for the Fund Her North campaign, joining the Investing in Women Code and funding WalkSafe, Fearless Adventures is investing in women


Sure Valley closing £95m software fund to invest in 25 early-stage start-ups

Tech VC fund opening office in Manchester as it looks beyond London and the golden triangle for software investment opportunities


Beat the Great Resignation: how to create a fun start-up culture

Start-ups need to create a fun and positive culture in order to drive growth and success


4 ways to embed sustainability into your start-up

Vala Capital is only investing in companies that have embraced sustainability, says Jasper Smith. But how can you go about embedding environmental and social good in your new business?


Five venture capital trends for start-ups to follow in 2022

For Dave Rosenberg, VC investment in start-ups will be all about embedded AI, challenger brands and clean technology

Venture Capital Funding

British start-ups raise £20bn so far this year, setting new record

UK start-ups have already raised one third more investment cash by end of third quarter than they did throughout 2020

Alternative Finance for Business

Curated Capital to raise £10m in year one for fast-growth start-ups

EISA teams up with start-up ratings agency Capital Pilot to launch platform where EIS investors can see the pick of fast-growth companies


6 questions you need to ask when investing in a start-up

Angel investor David Newns shares the 6 questions he asks himself when considering whether to invest in a start-up

Venture Capital Funding

6 mistakes to avoid once you’ve closed your first VC round

Avoid these common mistakes to maximise your runway following VC funding, says Denis Shfranik