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Crossrider utilises big data to power its proposition aimed at directing adverts

Crossrider becomes latest tech IPO and raises £45.9 million

Digital advertising group Crossrider has joined London's Alternative Investment Market and now plans to grow both organically and through acquisitions.

A more energy efficient offering is central to Heritage's product range

Executives lead MBO for The Heritage Window Company

The former CEO of Anglian Home Improvements and current managing director of The Heritage Window Company are joining forces to lead a buy-out of Heritage.

Qubit is comprised of technologists who cut their teeth at Google

Qubit adds new venture capital investors through Series B deal

A second major institutional funding round for Qubit has seen the e-commerce business bank $26 million and add new members to the company board.

Parcel Monkey has grown fast by offering customers big discounts on delivery

E-commerce deal from private equity firm Frost Brooks

Progress which has seen The Parcel Monkey Group hit 300,000 registered users has led the delivery service to raise equity capital as part of a further growth push.

Coming together: Car sharing services such as Lyft have taken off in the US

Sharing economy review to examine Zipcar and Airbnb

A government-launched independent review led by Love Home Swap founder Debbie Wosskow will examine the benefits of the sharing economy and the issues it faces in today's markets.

Increased amounts of capital are being directed towards Venture Capital Trusts

Venture Capital Trust fundraising climbs during 2013-2014

The amount raised by Venture Capital Trusts during the last year grew by £40 million, official government statistics reveal.

While sectors like technology have remained strong, global totals are down

US leads the way with isolated merger and acquisition growth

Against a backdrop of falling M&A levels, the US has recorded a small rise in the volume and value of corporate transactions.

JUST EAT CEO David Buttress won an award and was keynote speaker

Billion-dollar exits dominate proceedings at Investor Allstars 2014

In a year that saw four European businesses sell for in excess of $1 billion, the annual Investor Allstars awards shined a light on the best of the venture capital and entrepreneurial world.

easyProperty will now attempt to provide a simpler way to let and sell property

easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou uses crowdfunding for new venture

Serial entrepreneur Stelios Haji-Ioannou has seen easyGroup licensee business easyProperty scoop £1.4 million using crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to finance growth.

Ometria's founding team have had great success in courting angel backers

SwiftKey and Skimlinks executives join investors at e-commerce start-up Ometria

To coincide with raising an additional $500,000 worth of equity investment, Ometria has recruited Huddle co-founder Ali Mitchell to its board.

Best foot forward: Jimmy Choo has grown revenues rapidly in recent years

Jimmy Choo to strut its stuff on London Stock Exchange

Luxury shoe business Jimmy Choo has unveiled plans to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange to help fuel new market growth.

Much of Molecular Products Group's activities have to do with oxygen generation

Business Growth Fund makes 20th manufacturing investment 

Molecular Products Group has closed a £4 million growth capital deal so that it can finance expansion into markets such as Japan and India.

Mosaic Ventures will provide vital finance to start-ups located across Europe

Prolific venture capitalists unite to form new European investment pot

Mike Chalfen, Toby Coppel and Simon Levene are coming together in the form of Mosaic Ventures and will begin to back start-ups from a $140 million pot.

Richard Branson has grown Virgin to cover retail, music, finance and travel

Richard Branson and Mark Zuckerberg reign as most inspiring entrepreneurial mentors

When quizzed on who they would select as an ideal business mentor, 40 per cent of UK small business owners identified British entrepreneur Richard Branson as their choice.

Deal: (L-R) Mopp's Tom Brooks, Handy's Umang Dua and Mopp's Pete Dowds

Online cleaning platform Mopp hoovered up by American buyer Handy

London start-up Mopp has forgone further investment rounds and instead been acquired by US home services company Handy.

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Jaeger has grown using funds from Better Capital since 2012

Jon Moulton's Better Capital injects further funds into high street retailer Jaeger

To continue with IT upgrades, website improvements and store refurbishments, clothing and accessories chain Jaeger has secured £8.5 million of new funds.

A large number of English SMEs chose to have operations in Scotland

No vote does not mean business as usual for SMEs

Small and medium-sized businesses located south of the border could be faced with dual payrolls and two different tax systems under plans outlined for increased devolution in the run up to the independence referendum.

Interest and opinion in Scottish independence has grown as the vote got closer

M&A and renewable energy projects could be hit by Scottish independence

On the day that Scottish people go to the polls, business leaders have spoken up on what the outcome could be if the campaign for independence is successful.

Gousto meals start at 4, with three delivered per week to customers

Food delivery service Gousto turns to corporate venture for Series A

Former failed Dragons' Den pitcher Gousto has further utilised venture capital investment by raising an additional £5 million.

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