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.
Business angels are replacing venture capital firms as the key players in early-stage investment, says Simon Cook, chief executive at DFJ Esprit.
Pitching to a room full of peers is difficult enough, but imagine doing it with the scrutinising eye of HRH Duke of York less than 10 feet away.
George Burgess, founder of Gojimo and recipient of a $1 million capital injection from Index Ventures and JamJar Investments, relives his trade mission for GrowthBusiness.
With Scottish football club Hearts and cinema chain Curzon agreeing to pay staff an hourly rate above the minimum wage, are employers beginning to recognise that employees need more to make ends meet.
Research report into the top-performing 100 companies below the FTSE 350 and on AIM.