Venture capital funding

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


Aeristech secures £500,000 funding

Birmingham-based vehicle manufacturer Aeristech has secured £500,000 in a funding round led by venture capital firm Midven.


ControlCircle raises £6 million

A company which manages data centres and internet connections for websites including KPMG and Rightmove has raised £6 million in growth capital.

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Spin-out doctor – Jonathan Kestenbaum interview

NESTA’s chief executive Jonathan Kestenbaum tells GrowthBusiness why he's delighted by the Budget and explains why the private sector alone is unable to provide adequate support for the UK's most innovative ventures.


Second round of investment for Mydeco

A home design website founded by the management team behind Lastminute.com has secured £7.35 million in a second round of venture capital (VC) financing.


Tracking equipment firm raises £250,000

A Bath-based company that develops tracking and monitoring equipment has secured a six-figure investment.

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Venture Capital Investment in the UK – Land of Plenty?

Venture capital investment in the UK is second only to the US in terms of size and sophistication. This lively domestic market is great news for growing firms that seek funding and many UK enterprises are now attracting significant levels of overseas cash.


Our funds in the North

Enterprise Ventures has raised £10 million for its new RisingStars Growth Fund II, which will invest in early-stage opportunities and proof-of-concept technologies throughout the North of England.


Bridges backs self-storage rollout

Regional venture capital investor Bridges Community Ventures has provided £2 million to Wirral-based self-storage business Smart Storage.


Apertio nets $30m

Bristol-based network software specialist Apertio has clinched $30 million of second-round venture capital backing, with the aid of specialist technology investment bank GP Bullhound. The company intends to use the cash to gear itself for a planned IPO in the not-too-distant future.


High Integrity appeals to Albany

Technology-focused venture capital group Albany Ventures has led a £2.5 million second-round funding for engineering software developer High Integrity Solutions, alongside co-investors Foresight Venture Partners and Enterprise VCT.


FNI backs Ranier again

Cambridge-based medical device developer Ranier Technology has secured a further £4 million of funding from FNI Venture Capital, as it looks to advance clinical trials of its CAdisc spinal disc implant.


£15m tech fund makes its bow

The London Technology Fund (LTF), a new Government-backed venture capital vehicle aiming to support technology start-ups in Greater London, will launch tonight – becoming the first business of its kind in the South of England.