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Fresh from picking up Equity Gap Fund of the Year at Investor Allstars, GrowthBusiness finds out from partner Rory Stirling how MMC Ventures is building an impressive portfolio.

From recession start-up to £50 million exit in seven years

When MMC Ventures partner Rory Stirling first came into contact with Base79 the online video market was in its infancy. Now the investor has exited a business leading the market and looks back on the growth story.

Why I invested in Zoopla

Alex Macpherson had worked with the founding team of Zoopla previously

After watching one of the firm's early investments join the London Stock Exchange, Alex Macpherson, head of the Ventures team at Octopus Investments, explains what he saw in Zoopla that first excited him.

The lure of private equity investment to fuel growth

As a private equity house dedicated to building companies in the financial services, industrial and business services sectors, Dunedin partner Giles Derry tells GrowthBusiness more about the firm's approach.

Expert advice on how SMEs can attract funding from family offices

Patrick Butler has experience of providing family offices with investment advice

Patrick Butler, CEO of Prime Wealth Group and CIO of Omada Capital, unlocks the secrets of securing capital from the family office source.

Index Ventures endorses growing European tech scene with new investment pot

With $550 million of new funds at its disposal, we discover why Index Ventures has never been more sure of the European technology market and what it looks for from investable entrepreneurs.

Environmental Technologies Fund's quest to find returns in resource efficiency

Patrick Sheehan was part of the team at 3i that set up its venture capital practice

Fresh from picking up Investor of the Year at the New Energy & Cleantech Awards, GrowthBusiness speaks to the Environmental Technologies Fund and managing partner Patrick Sheehan to find out why the firm’s approach is working.

Most active UK seed, venture and growth investors of 2013

On the back one of the strongest investment years for angel and venture capital commitments, GrowthBusiness looks at which firms were the busiest.

The ten largest UK and Ireland technology venture capital investments of 2013

Roman Abramovich's Minden investment fund led the biggest round of 2013

On the back of a year which saw £937 million injected into 260 UK and Irish technology companies, GrowthBusiness looks at the ten biggest fundraisings including Truphone, Shazam and Funding Circle.

The £150,000 Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme threshold is not enough

Mark Payton, managing director of Mercia Fund Management, explains why the venture capital firm is campaigning to increase the level of tax-efficient seed funding for start-ups.

Banking on the cloud and SaaS rise in Europe

Entrepreneurial experience is something that lots of start-ups looking for investment resonate with, and Notion Capital has no shortage of it.

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