Cambridge aims to double its number of unicorns

Cambridge makes up the ‘golden triangle’ of R&D-rich start-ups in the sciences sector


Tech unicorns UK – complete guide to the billion-dollar club

The UK is the go-to breeding ground for tech unicorns in Europe with 44 billion-dollar companies so far spanning fintech, e-commerce and artificial intelligence


Force-feeding start-ups to become unicorns hasn’t gone well, says start-up tsar 

Former music industry boss Jeremy Silver now helps start-ups collaborate with industry to encourage the early adoption of advanced digital tech


Steven Bartlett hunts unicorns with $100m Flight Story Fund

The fund will back entrepreneurs focusing on blockchain, biotech, health and wellbeing, commerce, technology and space.


3 unicorn companies hiring now

25 UK companies became unicorns in 2021 – the largest concentration of new unicorns to date


Who are the UK’s next unicorns?

Jobbio's Kirstie McDermott reveals where the next unicorns are coming and how the UK shapes up against other parts of the world


Deals of the Week June 6 to June 10 – a Growth Business round-up

Deals this week include Europe’s latest ed-tech unicorn, a cannabis distributor, and a platform to help manage remote workers

Venture Capital Funding

PROfounders – ‘We’re in the unicorn-hunting business’

For Sean Seton-Rogers, co-founder of seed investor PROfounders, what makes a venture capital fund great is the number of billion-dollar companies it helps grow

Venture Capital Funding

UK creating technology unicorns at rate of one a week

Twenty businesses become unicorns in first half of 2020, as £14bn of venture capital is ploughed into nearly 2,000 tech start-ups

Private equity

Hedosophia to float €400m Spac to buy European tech unicorns

Spac innovator plans biggest-ever blank-cheque investment vehicle to float in Europe, eyeing tech start-ups worth up to €5bn each


Government considering rescue funding package for unicorn businesses

The Treasury is discussing the introduction of an emergency funding scheme for UK unicorns struggling to access other forms of capital

Venture Capital Funding

Why venture capital needs to stop hunting unicorns

Unicorn hunting promises a high bounty, but real returns come from investing at an earlier stage, argues Daniel Pitchford.