News & Market Deals

Prolific venture capitalists unite to form new European investment pot

Business News

Mike Chalfen, Toby Coppel and Simon Levene are coming together in the form of Mosaic Ventures and will begin to back start-ups from a $140 million pot.

Richard Branson and Mark Zuckerberg reign as most inspiring entrepreneurial mentors

Business News

When quizzed on who they would select as an ideal business mentor, 40 per cent of UK small business owners identified British entrepreneur Richard Branson as their choice.

Online cleaning platform Mopp hoovered up by American buyer Handy

Mergers & Acquisitions

London start-up Mopp has forgone further investment rounds and instead been acquired by US home services company Handy.

Jon Moulton's Better Capital injects further funds into high street retailer Jaeger

Fundraising Deals

To continue with IT upgrades, website improvements and store refurbishments, clothing and accessories chain Jaeger has secured £8.5 million of new funds.

23 of the best UK technology companies in 2014

Business Leaders UK Tech Innovators features 23 of the UK's most prominent technology firms

For the second year in a row GrowthBusiness has taken a fine-tooth comb to the technology sector and selected the very best for your browsing pleasure – enter Tech Innovators 2014.

Taking Europe by the Loos: Bathrooms.com learns what it takes to export to the continent

Business Planning & Expansion

Going over to Europe isn't a problem for most Brits, but launching in a European market is another matter altogether. Bathrooms.com found that out when they decided to expand into both France and Germany recently.

Growing a Business

It pays to know the specifics of just what investors are looking for from deals

Five habits of effective business fundraising 

Business Finance

In the latest of his advice-based pieces for business owners, Fergal O’Mullane, director at retail tech accelerator Eccomplished, looks at what goes into a successful approach to equity fundraising.

M&A future: Imprima's Tom Horsman says that new tools are emerging

The 21st century virtual data room: A how-to guide

Technology for Business

In an era of fast deals and big money, Tom Horsman, head of technology at Imprima, explains how a virtual data room aids the process.

Comment and Analysis

Hunter Ruthven

Hunter Ruthven

A referendum which could have a profound impact on business

Whatever the result of the Scottish independence referendum, the outcome will likely have a significant effect on the business landscape of the UK or divided nations.

Hunter Ruthven

Prolific VC investors and trailblazing entrepreneurs make Investor Allstars shortlist

The shortlist for this year’s Investor Allstars awards has been announced, and it’s a veritable who’s who of the entrepreneurial and growth company landscape.

Hunter Ruthven

Start-up promotion in a general election year

There’s no doubt that the UK technology community is adept at rallying round for a common cause, but will the new Startup Manifesto have any impact when it comes to real policy change?

Hunter Ruthven

The Dragons' Den public exposure exercise

With another Dragons' Den pitch taking to crowdfunding in order to get investment, is the TV show now just becoming a PR platform?

The Entrepreneur

Mark Pearson sold his business to Monitise for 55 million in June

The multi-million pound exit for voucher codes entrepreneur

From a council estate in Liverpool to a public market exit, young business builder Mark Pearson has always been at the forefront of innovation and market trends.

The travel start-up backed by the three biggest VCs in Europe

Despite operating in a heavily competitive space, HouseTrip has raised $60 million of investment and is set firm on becoming the leader in the holiday rental market.

Tech Innovators 2014: Contentment and its drive to take publishing digital and mobile

With many publishers caught in limbo and needing to decide how content will be made digital, Contentment is providing a way to publish via the cloud onto tablets and mobiles.

Tech Innovators 2014: Adthena aims to give marketers a helping hand

The online world offers a plethora of options when it comes to marketing, and now Adthena has developed a way for brands and businesses to stay ahead of the competition and spend smartly.

Research

What moves small-cap share prices?

Research report into the top-performing 100 companies below the FTSE 350 and on AIM. 

Cash Shells Directory 2014

The annual Cash Shells Directory is an invaluable guide for companies and advisers considering joining the stock market by reversing into a shell, providing a list of potential candidates and a commentary on each of them.

M&A on AIM 2014

Mergers and acquisition activity by AIM companies hit a four-year high in 2013, bucking the general UK trend. So far, 2014 has shown a similar buoyancy.

Directors' Pay on AIM 2014

Directors' pay on AIM 2014

The most complete review of directors' remuneration on AIM, including basic salary, bonus and benefits.

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