Start Ups

Nine out of 10 growth businesses to close within a year Originally written by Timothy Adler on Growth Business
Nine out of 10 growth businesses seeking investment will be forced to close within a year if investors continue to take fright. Seventy per cent of businesses in negotiations with investors say ...
Blossom Capital launches $5m angel investment programme Originally written by Anna Jordan on Growth Business
Blossom Capital has launched a $5m (£4m) angel investment programme to connect entrepreneurs with well-known unicorn founders. Angel investors taking part in Cultivate include Checkout.com’s Guillaume Pousaz, Intercom’s Des Traynor, and Shakil Kahn ...
Government eyes taking equity stakes in tech start-ups Originally written by Timothy Adler on Growth Business
The government is considering various rescue packages to help Britain’s tech sector start-ups excluded from business rescue schemes announced so far. Although government has lauded the UK’s tech sector as the spearhead ...
Why family offices could be a godsend for start-up funding Originally written by Ian Borman on Growth Business
Small businesses the driving force behind the UK economy, accounting for over 99 per cent of the total business population and 52 per cent of the total turnover. Yet predictions released by ...
Why government needs to boost EIS tax relief to 80% to save our start-ups Originally written by Jasper Smith on Growth Business
Running any a business is a challenge, running an early-stage business is like climbing a cliff without a rope. Many early-stage businesses are now hanging on by their fingernails and we must ...
Venture capitalist calls for £1bn start-up bailout fund Originally written by Timothy Adler on Growth Business
Venture capitalist Public has called for a £1bn start-up bailout fund for UK companies to help them get through the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, France announced a €4bn (£3.5bn) start-up bailout fund ...
8 of the best workflow management systems for UK businesses Originally written by Anna Jordan on Growth Business
As more businesses have their employees working from home, productivity is an understandable concern – this is where a workflow management system can come in handy. We’ll run you through what a ...
10 security tips for remote and mobile working Originally written by Praseeda Nair on Growth Business
Over the last ten years, the number of employees working remotely has increased by a fifth – that’s nearly a quarter of a million additional people putting in the hours from the ...
How entrepreneurs are tackling the UK productivity challenge Originally written by Joanna Santinon on Growth Business
In any debate around UK economic performance, productivity will be a persistent theme. The UK has a leading place on the world stage in terms of its attractiveness to entrepreneurs and investors. ...
IQ Capital growth fund invests in first two companies Originally written by Timothy Adler on Growth Business
EXCLUSIVE: IQ Capital has made its first two investments through its £100m scale-up growth fund. Thought Machine, the cloud banking technology firm, has raised £15m through the growth fund, while insurtech Concirrus ...

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