Why large VC fundraises may not always be suitable for scale up companies

Luke Davis, CEO and founder of PE firm IW Capital argues why large VC fundraises aren't always the best option for company's looking to scale up.

Venture Capital Funding

VC interview: Dharmash Mistry, general partner at Lakestar

Dharmash Mistry, general partner of VC firm Lakestar talks investing in high growth businesses with a 'superstar' figurehead.


Analysis: Fintech disruption should inspire us all

New fintech companies have galvanised business communities with record global investment of $5.4 billion registered in the first quarter of 2018.

Venture Capital Funding

Post-Brexit optimism: UK VC market bounces back up after a slow Q4 2016

UK venture capital investment in Q1 2017 rose to $1.02 billion after dropping below $1 billion in Q4 2016, according to KPMG’s Venture Pulse. Here's why.


How to hook a cash-rich VC

The three steps to wowing a venture capitalist|The three steps to wowing a venture capitalist


European VC fundraising activity dips in 2015 Q3

Extensive Dow Jones report reveals a drop in fundraising activity compared to previous quarter.


Waterproof accessories company Sealskinz in £2.7m funding boost

VC investor Beringea backs company in a deal advised by Cavendish Corporate Finance.

Mergers & Acquisitions

ECI Partners invests in Tusker following Smedvig exit

Venture capital fund Smedvig has exited salary sacrifice car scheme provider Tusker, handing over its stake in the company to ECI Partners.


Video platform used by Samsung and Apple takes VC fundraising up to $12 million

MMC Ventures has closed a new deal though its MMC London Fund, a video on demand platform based in the capital and the US.


Europe feels the pinch as VC deals slip further

Venture capital investment experienced a weak quarter at the end of 2012 as it fared badly against the same period in 2011.


IOVOX targets European development after Octopus joins as VC partner

Growth capital firm Octopus Investments has backed the ambitions of telephony analytics business IOVOX.

Venture Capital Funding

Scale your business: a VC’s tips

Mike Chalfen, general partner at investment firm Advent Ventures, gives his take on how to set up a business for ready scaleability and rapid growth.