How do VCs assess risk when looking forensically at investment portfolios?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Patrick Butler, CEO of Prime Wealth Group and CIO of Omada Capital, unlocks the secrets of securing capital from the family office source.
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.
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.
On the back one of the strongest investment years for angel and venture capital commitments, GrowthBusiness looks at which firms were the busiest.
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.
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.
Entrepreneurial experience is something that lots of start-ups looking for investment resonate with, and Notion Capital has no shortage of it.
As the Angel CoFund begins to take its co-investment scheme to all corners of the UK, GrowthBusiness catches up with the fund’s non-executive chairman, George Whitehead, to find out how progress has been so far.
Roberto Bonanzinga is a partner at Balderton Capital and has spent over 15 years working with entrepreneurs in the US and in Europe. He gives some candid advice on how to approach a VC.
Knowing the right time to take on an external investor was the question posed to four companies already backed by the Business Growth Fund.
In an era dominated by the struggles of SME funding, Alex MacPherson, head of ventures team at Octopus Investments, looks at how the rise of angels could be divine intervention.
Clive Kahn, CEO of business payments company CardSave, offers some advice to business owners considering a private equity deal.
Having closed its second funding round of the year, Tom Allason explains why the business has taken on a corporate venture backer.
With the awards recognising some outstanding achievements in the world of venture capital and private equity, GrowthBusiness speaks to the evening's sponsors to find out their views on the market.
There are a number of options that are available to business owners looking to sell their business: Stephen Campbell, partner at Panoramic Growth Equity, presents a case for the management buy-out.
With the deadline for self-assessment tax returns fast approaching, here are some tips for those who are fighting against time
Consumer spending is on the up and internet shopping means couriers should be winning more business: but some are still struggling despite the seemingly favourable conditions
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