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Sophi Tranchell has made the most of government support to grow her firm

From mission to manpower – Top tips for growing a successful social enterprise

Having recently become a Business is GREAT Britain ambassador, Divine Chocolate managing director Sophi Tranchell reveals her tips for building a successful social enterprise.

Jon Moulton left Alchemy Partners in 2009 to set up Better Capital

Jon Moulton gives his backing to new fund management firm

Seneca Investment Managers has the support of serial investor Jon Moulton as it looks to begin its asset allocating.

Deal lead: Phil Cameron will be heading up No.1 Traveller's new growth

Lift-off for No.1 Traveller as it secures funds to open new airport lounges

NVM Private Equity has looked to the leisure and hospitality industry for its latest investment and backed No.1 Traveller.

Venture capital-backed Future Fifty firm Just Eat eyes up stock market flotation 

Fast food online marketplace Just Eat is set to reap a return for its consortium of investors by listing on the London Stock Exchange and raising £100 million.

Rutland Cycling has four stores but plans to double that in the next four years

Rutland Cycling rides off with £2.8 million investment from Business Growth Fund

Midlands-based retailer Rutland Cycling is planning to grow its physical and digital footprint following an equity fundraising round.

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Damien Patton also founded PeerCompass.com and FindAnyFloor.com

‘The live internet’ start-up Banjo banks $16 million and looks to forge new media partnerships

London venture capital firm Balderton Capital has invested in news and events platform Banjo for a second time.

Trunki was set up by Rob Law in 2006 and has now moved into new markets

Trunki’s wheels fall off: The battle to protect its design

From failing on Dragons’ Den to selling over two million of its children’s suitcases, Verity Ellis, an associate solicitor at D Young & Co, explains why Trunki are now at the mercy of copy-cat designs. 

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Efe Cakarel's MUBI has seven million users rating and reviewing cinema

Video platform used by Samsung and Apple takes VC fundraising up to $12 million

MMC Ventures has closed a new deal though its MMC London Fund, a video on demand platform based in the capital and the US.

Adbrain CEO Gareth Davies says the Octopus portfolio is full of 'game changers'

Adbrain looks overseas for growth as it closes Series A venture capital round

A Series A round worth $7.5 million has been closed by Adbrain as the business looks to ramp up expansion in the US and Europe.

Futura Medical is looking to take its sexual health products into new markets

Sexual performance enhancement healthcare company raises £12 million

Healthcare business Futura Medical has used its AIM listing to raise new funds for growth of its sexual health and pain relief products.

Growth opportunity: Ed Bussey sees new markets as the route to expansion

Julie Meyer-backed Quill signs up Smedvig Capital as new investor

Smedvig Capital has led a £5 million investment into content creator Quill, as the company looks to expand into new markets.

If the suit fits: Elliot Suiter has seen orders grow consistently since launch

Retail meets technology: InStitchu and its goal to provide affordable tailored suits 

From working in a bar in Australia and needing a suit for job interviews, Elliot Suiter is now building out a bespoke tailoring service making the most of a growing trend in online retail.

Masayuki Watanabe has experience of building other technology companies

Niklas Zennstrom’s Atomico makes another investment into education technology business Quipper

British mobile learning start-up Quipper has now raised over $10 million of venture capital takings following a new round.

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