Tech start-ups

Articles and news on UK tech startups and their role in driving innovation, transforming the way we live, work, and interact in the digital age.

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

Exit Strategies

Half of VCs will slash investment if Government clamps down on takeovers

Nearly a quarter of VCs say they would stop investing in British tech start-ups completely if competition watchdog restricts start-up acquisitions

Venture Capital Funding

Leta Capital launches $100m fund for Russian-speaking founders

Third Leta Capital fund looking for entrepreneurs based in London or New York who speak Russian or other East European languages

Venture Capital Funding

Harry Stebbings raises £100m to invest in technology companies

Podcaster cum venture capitalist Harry Stebbings raises a further $140m from backers including RIT Capital Partners and MIT's endowment fund

Venture Capital Funding

Why you should build your tech business without VC funding

Will Capper argues that tech businesses do not always need venture capital funding to scale. In fact, VC funds can actually harm your business

Venture Capital Funding

Moonfire $60m seed fund invests in dozen start-ups

New London-based seed fund plans to invest in 10-12 start-ups each year

Alternative Finance for Business

Deepbridge EIS to raise £86m this tax year for tech start-ups

Deepbridge Capital EIS fund wants to nearly triple £29m raised through EIS in 2020/21 tax year, enabling deeper investment in more companies


City of London to reinvent itself as technology start-up hub

Square Mile to provide ecosystem connecting tech start-ups to City backing alongside advice and workspaces


Future Fund: Breakthrough – 6 tips for tech start-ups

How to prime your start-up for investment through Future Fund: Breakthrough, the £375m scheme to encourage private investors to co-invest with government in high-growth, innovative firms

Venture Capital Funding

Seedcamp makes first 17 investments through £78m Fund V

Seedcamp has becomes one of the busiest and most successful early-stage investors in Europe with a portfolio of 400 start-ups including four of the continent’s fastest-growing companies

Venture Capital Funding

Venture capital ploughs $15bn into UK tech companies in 2020

Two-thirds of VC investment in British technology last year came from overseas investors, rising to 84% in later funding rounds


ARIE Capital raising £10m EIS fund with eye on Chinese market

New fund from veteran financier offers path for tech companies to enter the vast Chinese market with its 1.4bn potential customers