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.

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On-campus VCs and the future of talent-spotting

A new venture capital firm is the first in the UK to build ‘on campus’ investment funds in partnership with leading universities.

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What are US VCs really looking for from European start-ups?

Increasingly there are signs that US VCs are looking across the pond to splash the cash: so how can European start-ups make sure it is they who catch our deep-pocketed American cousins' eyes?


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.