Articles and analysis on Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs), the investment vehicles designed to provide individual investors with access to venture capital investments while offering tax incentives.

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What kind of startups are VCTs looking to invest in?

Drug testing that doesn't involve animals, supplying clean energy directly to businesses, and businesses focused on older consumers are business ideas VCTs want to see in 2024, they tell Growth Business

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Pembroke VCT raising another £60m of investment

One third of money raised will be invested in new growth-stage businesses, with the rest going on follow-on rounds for existing portfolio companies

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Venture Capital Trusts – a Growth Business guide

Venture Capital Trusts currently manage £6bn worth of investment in UK start-ups invested in more than 1,000 companies. But what is a VCT and how does it differ to regular venture capital?

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VCT investment rose by 8% last year to £664m

However, much of the extra investment was used to help startups cope with rising costs, rather than expanding their businesses


Beringea to back eight start-ups in 2023

Beringea will look to invest between £2m and £10m in around eight start-ups across all sectors in 2023


Career moves – a Growth Business round-up

This quarter saw moves to Manchester-based VC Praetura Ventures, Northern Gritstone and fintech Nucleus


Blackfinch Ventures to invest in up to 10 tech start-ups a year

Blackfinch Ventures has made a dozen investments totalling £17m over the last tax year. This year it wants to invest in 10 more companies

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Albion Capital set to bust £45m fundraise within one month

Investment fund manager raises £21m within a fortnight of launching VCT investor offer


Why VCTs should invest in startups that already have customers

Picking startups that address a tech need within a larger outside company is one way to identity which growth company to invest in


Octopus Titan fund launches new £120 million fundraising round

Fund has invested in fast-growing businesses over the last eight years and aims to give investors a healthy return.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Grapeshot exit delivers stellar investor return

Investors will get a 10x return on their money following sale to US giant Oracle.

Alternative Finance for Business

VCT Interview: Sarah Barber, CEO of Jenson Funding Partners

Boutique investment firm Jenson Funding Partners has invested in just under 100 companies over the last six years.