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What kind of startups are VCTs looking to invest in?

Drug testing that doesn't involve animals, supplying clean energy directly to businesses, and businesses focused on older consumers are business ideas VCTs want to see in 2024, they tell Growth Business


Just 7% of UK startups actively involved with AI

Despite the UK pushing for global leadership in artificial intelligence, the number of startups actually capitalising on or developing AI is sparse

Venture Capital Funding

VCT investment rose by 8% last year to £664m

However, much of the extra investment was used to help startups cope with rising costs, rather than expanding their businesses


New company launches fell by a quarter between January and May

But company registrations bounced back in May, just 3% down year on year as entrepreneurs take the plunge

Venture Capital Funding

Venture capital placing bigger bets on fewer scale-ups

Total amount of VC money invested in Britain rises by 37pc to £4.4bn over the first six months, according to KPMG

Venture Capital Funding

SoftBank to launch second Vision Fund for late-stage startups

Japanese investment bank poised to reap benefits of early investments in Uber, WeWork and Slack as they go public


Random investment in startups performs better than Dragons’ Den

Research puts venture capitalists in a dim light, as spreading investments gets better returns than choosing growth companies


Funding for British start-ups falls by 19% last year

Overall number of deals drops by 10% year-on-year


Newable launches £10m EIS fund to help grow technology startups

Angel investor scheme targets tech firms in medicine, automation and space industry


Yanis Varoufakis says Brexit deal is the worst of all possible outcomes

The former Greek finance minister on why Brexit is bad for business and why developed countries could learn from Singapore.


10 hottest startups taking over 2018

As we creep closer to the new year, we take a look at the top ten hottest tech startups to impact 2018.


5 simple but effective ways to boost your startup’s profitability

Entering the world of business is not an easy task. It is a daunting endeavor that requires a lot of patience, strategy, and a huge network. The industry is becoming more and more saturated as time goes by.