VCs and Venture Capital

Business Ideas & Planning

What’s your favourite innovation – a VC’s advice to founders

Matthew Cushen, co-founder at Worth Capital, discusses his favourite innovation and his advice to small business founders

Startup Funding and Grants

Why won’t investors back your small business?

Matthew Cushen, co-founder at Worth Capital, explores what makes a small business right for venture capital investors.

Alternative finance

Small businesses receive a record £6.7bn in equity funding

Last year, the UK's small businesses received a record £6.7bn in equity funding, with regional VC funding on the increase. But SMEs are increasingly wary of investing in themselves, according to latest CYBG research

Alternative finance

To VC or not to VC – that is the question

Here, Adam Riccoboni, managing director of Critical Future, discusses how beneficial a venture capitalist can be for small businesses.


Autumn Statement 2016: SME reaction to Hammond’s venture capital investment

UK SMEs react to Chancellor Philip Hammond's pledge to invest £400 million to UK startups.


How opening up access to the UK’s pension funds can free up cash for businesses

In his third of a series of blogs, James King of venture capital firm Find Invest Grow (FIG) discusses why opening up access to pension funds as a source of VC finance would substantially increase the capital available to Britain's entrepreneurs.

Alternative finance

How small businesses should approach venture capital

Rory Earley, CEO of Capital for Enterprise, explores how small businesses should approach venture capital.


North-east firms ‘to receive venture capital investment’

Venture capital funds are poised to invest in the north-east's small companies, the area's regional development agency reveals.


Government launches new VC initiative

After more than 18 months of consultation the DTI has at last granted approval to its Enterprise Capital Fund (ECF) initiative - a new scheme aimed at boosting the financing options available to small and medium-sized businesses.

Partner content

How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?

Partner content

Why your business should switch to a broadband-based phone network

Analogue phone systems are increasingly being replaced by smarter broadband based networks – here’s why you should consider switching

Partner content

Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.