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

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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

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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.

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

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Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

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How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

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