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Top 5 tips for launching a fast-growth business during a pandemic Originally written by clairelouisenoyce on Growth Business
Lockdown has forced many of us to rethink our professional lives and how they fit with our families and ultimately our career goals. The former CEO of Intel once said, “Bad companies are ...
Octopus launches Ventures EIS fund of up to £20m Originally written by Anna Jordan on Growth Business
Octopus Investments is launching a £20m Ventures EIS fund to invest in smaller UK companies and early-stage tech companies with high growth potential. The Ventures EIS is specifically looking to invest in ...
Deals of the Week, November 20 to 27 – Growth Business roundup Originally written by Rory Bennett on Growth Business
Elmtronics looks to power forward after £1.5m investment Elmtronics, an electric vehicle charging company which is an independent provider of charging points, has raised £1.5m in funding from the Mercia managed North ...
British companies face £1.6bn loss if EU blocks data sharing Originally written by Aaron Hurst on Growth Business
The New Economics Foundation and UCL European Institute say British companies could risk costs of up to £1.6bn if a Brexit deal with the EU on data sharing is not made As ...
Vala Capital launches £20m EIS fund for sustainable start-ups Originally written by Rory Bennett on Growth Business
Vala Capital, the entrepreneur-led venture capital firm, has launched a £20m Vala Sustainable Growth EIS fund targeting small companies focused on sustainable solutions. The Vala Sustainable Growth EIS will invest in 10 ...
How to improve your pitch deck #5 – Love Ocean Originally written by Timothy Adler on Growth Business
How to improve your pitch deck #5 – Love Ocean SeedLegals CEO Anthony Rose sits down with Gabi Jennings, founder of kids bubble bath brand Love Ocean, to go through her pitch ...
Deals of the Week, November 13 to 20 – Growth Business roundup Originally written by Rory Bennett on Growth Business
Griffin soaring after closing £6.5m round Griffin, a banking-as-a-service provider, has announced a £6.5m round led by EQT Ventures with Seedcamp; Tribe Capital; Paul Forster; co-founder of Indeed.com; Matt Robinson, co-founder of ...
12 of the most exciting tech companies in Oxford Originally written by Rory Bennett on Growth Business
Although Oxford may not be as big as London or San Francisco as a tech hub, its tech sector contributed £1.8bn to the economy in 2018 and employed over 37,000 people. And working ...
UK universities make £61m from spinout exits Originally written by Anna Jordan on Growth Business
Universities have made a record-breaking £61m from university spinout exits, according to a new report from Octopus Ventures. That’s a 37 per cent increase year on year. The firm’s second annual Economic ...
What is hotdesking and how do I adapt my business to make it work? Originally written by Anna Jordan on Growth Business
Up until the end of last year, it seemed as though businesses were leaning more and more towards hotdesking, a set-up where employees don’t have a permanent desk. Having staff share work ...

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