CRM and sales firm Pipedrive raises $50M in Series C funding

Global firm looking for rapidly scaling businesses to partner with as sales and CRM demands grows.


Nine in ten VC investors cite strong leadership as factor when portfolio building 

Extensive report released on impact of talent capital on investment trends.


Prolific VC investors and trailblazing entrepreneurs make Investor Allstars shortlist

The shortlist for this year’s Investor Allstars awards has been announced, and it’s a veritable who’s who of the entrepreneurial and growth company landscape.

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Social media start-up Tapastreet secures Kernel Capital as VC backer

Irish early stage backer Kernel Capital has closed its latest investment and provided start-up Tapastreet with €500,000.

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How to approach a VC

Roberto Bonanzinga is a partner at Balderton Capital and has spent over 15 years working with entrepreneurs in the US and in Europe. He gives some candid advice on how to approach a VC.

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How many VCs does it take to find a light bulb?

It's a rare occurrence for VC investors to open their doors to anyone wanting to meet them so, when it did happen, GrowthBusiness went along to find out what was going on.


VCs still attracted to UK despite activity drop

The UK remains the favourite destination for venture capital investment in Europe despite experiencing a sharp decline in deal activity in the first half of 2011, research finds.


Zeus Technology sold to Riverbed as VC firms exit

Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) and DFJ Esprit have exited internet infrastructure solutions business Zeus Technology as part of a sale to American IT performance company Riverbed Technology.

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The UK’s hottest VC prospects

From the founder of Glasses Direct to the CEO of microlending company Wonga, we talk to the leaders of five of the UK's hottest VC-backed companies about how they raised the cash and what they're doing with it.

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What VCs are looking for

Nenad Marovac, managing partner of venture capital firm DN Capital, throws light on what makes VCs say ‘yes’, and what management teams can expect from them when they have done so.


Amadeus co-founder talks of ‘dire’ VC market

Hermann Hauser, the co-founder of venture firm Amadeus Capital Partners, has said venture capitalists (VCs) are enduring the toughest conditions for 20 years because of a shortage of credit and a lack of exit opportunities.

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Funding for founder-managed tech businesses

Michael Elias, MD of transatlantic technology investor Kennet Partners, likes to back companies that don't have a history of VC involvement.