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.
Seasonal imbalances are a particular problem for smaller companies without the financial muscle to absorb occasional losses: Aldermore Bank MD Damon Walford explains how to plan ahead and survive
The gap in businesses’ measurement of customer experience means they don’t know what customers really want, research finds