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Big money: Crowdcube has hit the £100m mark

Crowdcube first investment crowdfunding platform to raise more than £100m

Impressive landmark for the platform that has helped 290 businesses raise money: more than half of the money raised in this year alone

Private equity: Are SMEs now leading the way for the funding route?

British SMEs drive private equity activity

Businesses on the smaller end of the market are leading the way in private equity deals, according to research by Lyceum Capital and Cass Business School

It is claimed the battery, used for charging smartphones, is more efficient than rivals

Portable battery company looks for finance to expand operations

Tech firm Petalite seeks funding to develop a portable battery for smartphones

Financial eduction: The two companies were direct competitors before the deal

WEALTH at work makes first strategic acquisition with Life Academy deal

Workplace financial education supplier acquires direct competitor following private equity investment from Equistone Partners

Talent management: SCM offers solutions to blue chip companies

Octopus Investments backs talent development business SCM World

VC and private equity fund invests in talent management development business

Communications and PR: The acquisition will integrate the two areas

Four Communications acquires PR specialist Broadgate Mainland

Deal is first acquisition since Four secured £10m investment from Business Growth Fund

Diabetes monitoring: The company's flagship product is being rolled out in the US

LabStyle Innovations closes $2.5m funding round

Money to be put to supporting global roll-out of mobile diabetes monitoring solution Dario

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Migrant entrepreneurs: People coming from outside the EU require a visa

Migrant entrepreneurs contribute £1.45bn per year to UK economy 

Figures released by BIS suggest more than 1,500 businesses either started or taken over by people on entrepreneur visas since 2008

Employee mistrust: What do you colleagues really think of you?

Employees regularly question colleagues’ credentials

Turns out your colleagues might just think you’re terrible at your job

Closing time: Curry houses are shutting down

Two curry houses closing every week amid skills shortages

Research by Cobra Beers shows worrying trend despite UK’s appetite for Indian food remaining as strong as ever

Embattled: The figures put pressure on Iain Duncan Smith's department

Thousands die weeks after being declared 'fit for work' by DWP

Figures released in response to FOI request spell trouble for Iain Duncan-Smith’s embattled department

Working mothers: Are women nervous about discussing family plans?

One in five women ‘hide family plans from employer’

More than half also plan to alter their career paths to accommodate children, according to YouGov survey

Bean counters: Are CFOs now more strategic than previously?

CFOs in high-potential businesses move from ‘bean counters to bean growers’

Function of finance departments has evolved in past 10 years, says report by ACCA

Many company owners are unprepared to rest over the holiday

Business as usual as company owners plan to work over bank holiday 

Almost one third of UK SME owners will be working this bank holiday, research finds.

'For Tech City's concentration of high-growth companies, there is a need to reassure women that they are not hostile places'

Less than a fifth of directors at Tech City firms are women

New figures expose the lack of female directors in Europe’s largest tech startup cluster.

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Amazon looks for UK's next $1BN business with London startup programme

Amazon's cloud platform AWS, which is used by two thirds of UK startups, launches London programme to help build the next $1 billion company.

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Gender balance: Are women more risk-averse than men?

Male entrepreneurs more ‘growth-inclined’ than females

Report by Department of Business, Innovation and Skills suggests gender and socio-economic factors behind business owners’ attitudes to growing their business

British film: The industry has been rocked by tax scandals

TV and film financiers urged to continue investing despite tax controversies

After some high-profile cases linking tax avoidance with investment in the film and TV industry, Red Rock Entertainment’s Gary Collins hopes not all investment opportunities are ‘tarred with the same brush’

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