Venture capital funding

Articles, guides and news on venture capital funding, and its role in supporting innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic growth in the UK.

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Global tech VC investment falls for first time in seven years

Worldwide venture capital investment drops to $258bn as investors are spooked by IPO flops of tech unicorns such as WeWork

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UK venture capital produces similar returns to that of US

Contrary to misperceptions, UK venture capital funds produce similar returns to those out of the US since 2002

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Venture capital funding hits £4.3bn record high spurred by tech investment

Venture capital funding hits record £4.3bn during first six months of 2019 driven by hunger for technology investments

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This year set to be record one for funding UK start-ups and scale-ups

First half of 2019 sets new record for investment in start-ups and scale-ups, with investment up 20pc

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Inovia raises $400m fund targeted at growth-stage tech firms

Canadian VC firm opens London office, targets disruptor companies in financial services, healthcare, transport and travel.

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Interior lighting company Buster + Punch secures boost from Mobeus

From rebuilding motorbikes, to interior lighting design, Buster + Punch has gone from strength to strength, recently securing support from Mobeus.

Cyber Security

Cyber security start-up ZoneFox secures £3.6m series A funding

Edinburgh cyber security start-up secures series A funding to keep up with its 400 per cent growth.


Octopus Ventures set to invest £75m in European entrepreneurs

Octopus Ventures, the VC behind Zoopla, Secret Escapes and SwiftKey, raised an additional £100m, bringing its early stage funds to an excess of £400m


Octopus Ventures gives £2m boost to Segura Systems

Segura systems is a leading supplier of retail chain protection.


White Star Capital launches $70m transatlantic fund for entrepreneurs

The fund will be used for investments between $500,000 and $5m in North America and Western Europe.


Tado raises $17.1m in financing round

Total raise value for intelligent home climate control business now stands at $34m.


Octopus Ventures launches $140m fund to target later-stage investments

New fund intended to broaden investment offering for Octopus Ventures, which is part of the wider Octopus Group.