Venture Capital

Articles, news and analysis on UK and European venture capital financing and its role in heling startups and early-stage companies.


UK pension funds trail Scandinavia for start-up investment

Venture capital investment is down across Europe, but AI is bucking the trend


Jeremy Hunt announces science and tech VC programme

The Chancellor is looking to cultivate a group of investors specialising in AI, robotics and vaccines


European VC Atomico raises $1.1bn

The backer of Klarna and Lilium has a target of £1.35bn despite a challenging economic climate


Top 5 sectors attracting venture capital finance

Fieldfisher partner Tim Bird outlines which sectors are set to receive the lion's share of venture financing this year.

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Venture capital: Evaluating the risk profile of investments 

How do VCs assess risk when looking forensically at investment portfolios? Here's how to assess venture capital investments

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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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Venture capital jobs – what to expect working for a VC

What job roles are available in venture capital? What does it involve day-to-day and how do you get into the industry?

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24 venture capital firms you need to know about – Growth Business guide

Here are 24 venture capital funds you need to know about to fund your start-up, in every sector from AI through to deep tech

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Venture capital funding way down on last year

Amounts raised by VCs in H1 2023 fall by nearly two thirds compared with same period in 2022

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How to raise pre-seed funding

If you're a young business that needs finance to grow, it could be time to look into pre-seed funding. Here's how to do it


Funding rounds: A Growth Business guide

From pre-seed stage to Series C and beyond, here’s what the fundraising jargon means and what to expect for each round