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Everline's Russell Gould is building out the offering to include other funding types

The short-term finance method of equipping businesses with capital

With growing businesses facing a variety of challenges centred around cash flow, Everline managing director Russell Gould tells us why short-term finance can help plug holes.

Egress is utilising a growing trend of investing in security for data

Government-certified software firm secures investment from Albion Ventures

Egress Software Technologies has banked £2.2 million of venture capital to fund the worldwide roll out of its software product.

Paul Young is now in charge of a business generating £250 million in revenue

Kitwave Wholesale Group makes fourth private equity-backed acquisition

NVM Private Equity portfolio company Kitwave Wholesale Group has closed its latest acquisition through the purchase of Eden Farm.

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Robert Farazin, founder of TVbeat, is looking to grow the business in new regions

Television ratings start-up TVbeat closes $2 million funding round and rebrands

TVbeat has turned to Episode 1 and Credo Ventures to raised $2 million of growth capital.

Just Eat's Graham Corfield says more acquisitions and partnerships are possible

Just Eat makes acquisition to boost technology offering for partners

Venture capital-backed Just Eat has made a British acquisition by snapping up Meal2Go for an undisclosed amount.

George Osborne kicked off an employee ownership drive in 2012

ISDX move for employee ownership funding company

Capital for Colleagues has conditionally raised £2.19 million in a placing which will see the business join the ICAP Securities & Derivatives Exchange.

SPEX Group

The BGF's Mark Sibson (far left) and SPEX Group founder Jamie Oag (far right)

Sunday Times Tech Track business SPEX Group closes £5 million investment round

A second oil and gas-related investment in as many days for the Business Growth Fund has resulted in equity support for SPEX Group.

3sun Group

Capital for growth: Graham Hacon and 3sun Group have secured a backer

Business Growth Fund makes first commitment in east of England

A £10 million investment has been made by the bank-backed Business Growth Fund into energy services company 3sun Group.

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DueDil

DueDil's Damian Kimmelman has aims to take his company global

DueDil closes $17 million round as it looks to continue ‘exponential’ growth

Company financials business DueDil has completed a Series B fundraising round by going back to its existing pool of investors.

Top10.com now has a team of 14 from its base in East London

Hotel comparison platform Top10.com raises $8 million to go after new markets

Balderton Capital has led a funding round into Top10.com alongside existing investors Accel Partners, Forward Partners and Idealab.

Internet entrepreneurs: Top10.com's Alex Buttle, Harry Jones and Tom Leathes

Top10.com's global growth: Taking on Expedia and Kayak in the travel game

The three-man team at Top10.com, who have only ever been entrepreneurs in the internet world, are looking to take their comparison platform to the world following a new venture capital funding round.

Bowman Power is hoping to take its heat recovery technology to new markets

Octopus returns to Bowman Power to fund global growth of energy firm

Heat recovery business Bowman Power has raised £3 million of new growth capital so that it can grow its footprint.

Mono's Brian Dougherty with the Business Growth Fund's Duncan Macrae

Telecoms services company Mono Consultants dials up £7 million investment from Business Growth Fund

The Business Growth Fund has added a new mobile telecoms business to its portfolio of nearly 50 companies.

Trip Hawkins founded Electronic Arts, which is now listed on NASDAQ

Electronic Arts entrepreneur Trip Hawkins nets $6.5 million for new venture

Gaming start-up If You Can Company, which has a development set up in London, has raised $6.5 million of new funding to help with growth.

Enterprise Finance has sourced and managed some £1 billion of secured loans

Mortgage, loan and bridging finance firm Enterprise Finance added to ISIS Equity Partners portfolio

Loan distribution business Enterprise Finance has closed an undisclosed investment round, backed by ISIS Equity Partners.

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