The directors of Crowdcube give us the lowdown on their start-up crowdfunding business.
Abandoned by the venture capital industry in the era of cheap debt and easy returns, early-stage finance is making a comeback. GrowthBusiness talks to investors active in the space.
Content discovery platform Outbrain has announced funding of $35 million (£22.5 million) led by Index Ventures which brings its total funding to $64 million (£41.2 million).
With the Eurozone in crisis and economists putting the chances of a double-dip recession at 50-50, entrepreneurs and experts give their outlook for 2012.
How to get a low-interest loan from the European Investment Bank.
Private equity and VCT firm Equistone (previously Barclays Private Equity) has sold after-the-event insurance provider Firstassist Legal Assistance for £28 million.
Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) has invested in mechanical engineering company PJD Group using capital from a recently-launched £200 million specialist manufacturing and engineering fund.
The government is tightening the rules on the enterprise investment scheme (EIS) and venture capital trusts (VCTs) in a bid to focus the initiatives more at higher risk companies.
YFM Equity Partners has invested in a £4.5 million round of equity funding into wireless power specialists, PowerOasis.
High street bank Santander has launched a £200 million mezzanine debt fund that will compete against the Business Growth Fund in making investments to high-growth regional UK companies.
Despite it taking until 2013 for the UK to have its first ‘official astronaut’, Britain’s space industry offers many opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Sophia Harrison, director of financial and professional services at Grayling, looks at how a new exchange platform out of Sweden could strike the right chord of regulation for SMEs.
Building a high-growth business stage three: Choosing to partner with larger firms to collaborate on projects.
New research from GrowthBusiness shows that the number of UK cash shells is climbing. We speak to new entrants to the market and those that have recently closed deals to find out what’s driving shells’ increasing popularity.