Venture Capital Trusts

News, analysis and expert comment on Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) and their role in the UK growth company economy.

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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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Best venture capital trusts

Venture capital trusts (VCTs) can be a solid option for entrepreneurs looking for a business boost. Here are just a few of them.

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Venture Capital Trusts driving early stage UK tech funding

Will Fraser-Allen, managing partner at Albion Capital, explains how venture capital trusts are driving growth in UK tech start-ups

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Give us longer to reinvest our profits, say venture capital trusts

VCTs write to chancellor Rishi Sunak setting out case of giving them longer to reinvest, while highlighting their success story

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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

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Beringea raises £64 million for venture capital trusts

Transatlantic venture capital firm, Beringea, has raised a record amount in funding for ProVen venture capital trusts.


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.

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VCT Interview: Andrew Wolfson, MD of Pembroke VCT

Andrew Wolfson, MD of Pembroke VCT on some of the trusts success stories in the investment space.

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Venture Capital Trust fundraising climbs during 2013-2014

The amount raised by Venture Capital Trusts during the last year grew by £40 million, official government statistics reveal.


Venture capital trusts attracting new investors 

The proportion of first-time investors in venture capital trusts has reached 16 per cent, new statistics show.