Venture capital funding

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

Venture Capital Funding

£200m venture capital fund for young tech businesses

Business Growth Fund latest activity represents largest VC fund dedicated to earlier stage tech companies.


£2m boost for West-Midlands businesses as Midven secures funding from ERDF

Venture capital firm succeeds in winning funding for young and growing companies in West-Midlands region.


Packaging manufacturer turns to venture capital to fuel growth

The Business Growth Fund has added a new manufacturing business to its portfolio in the form of plastics firm Plastique.


Maggot wound treatment venture BioMonde gets VC funding for US drive

Regional backer Finance Wales and venture capital firm Oxford Capital are coming together to support the growth efforts of healthcare business BioMonde.


The 10 biggest technology venture capital investments of Q1 2014

On the back of one of the busiest investment quarters the UK has seen in a number of years, GrowthBusiness looks at some of the biggest deals involving Tradeshift, Hailo and eCommera.


New £30 million venture capital fund created to invest in UK technology start-ups

The London Business School's fund management company has created a £30 million venture capital fund with help from Vince Cable's British business bank.


August Equity closes third fund with £200 million to invest

London-based investment firm August Equity has closed its biggest fund to date as it looks to continue its efforts in the social care, healthcare and IT managed and outsourced services sectors.


New markets on the horizon for Caption Data following VC funding round

Investors Midven and Minerva Business Angel Network are coming together to back the future growth of data monitoring service Caption Data.


Faction Collective closes $3 million VC round and sets up residency in Shoreditch

Ski brand Faction Collective has raised its second major round of institutional finance through a deal led by Octopus Investments.


Zoopla's Alex Chesterman and Shutl's Tom Allason contribute to early-stage tech venture fund

The backer of successful technology companies including Shazam, Zoopla and LOVEFiLM has been handed the reigns of a new venture capital fund.


Affinity Systems kick-starts growth with £100,000 venture capital round

A Sunderland-based IT firm which counts BT and Cisco as clients has secured a six-figure venture capital investment.


TagMan takes venture capital takings up to $13.6 million through latest round

A $5 million (£3.2 million) funding round for online marketing business TagMan has received commitments from Greycroft Partners and iNovia Capital.