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New role: Tim Farazmand has been involved with the BVCA for a number of years

LDC's Tim Farazmand takes over from Simon Clark as BVCA chairman

As part of its yearly rotation of chairman, the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association has announced its latest incumbent.

The drinks line has been created due to a demand for healthier alternatives

Healthy beverage brand Koji Drinks becomes latest repeat investment for Angel CoFund

Koji Drinks has gone back to the government's Angel CoFund to secure further growth capital for its line of sparking soft drinks.

The fluentify team found it easier to learn new languages by speaking with natives

Language learning platform fluentify banks $410,000 to make new hires

A video conferencing platform designed to help people learn new languages has realised $410,000 of angel funding.

Grapeshot started life at the University of Cambridge and now operates worldwide

Grapeshot fuelled for growth push by Albion Ventures-led funding

London and New York-based Grapeshot has raised $3.3 million worth of development capital to take its products global.

PageFair has achieved success in since signing up publishers

Adblocking prevention start-up PageFair nets $400,000 of venture funding

Irish tech start-up PageFair can now count Tribal Ventures, Frontline Ventures and Enterprise Ireland as backers after closing a new funding round.

Horizon Discovery - LON:HZD

George Osborne has been meeting with alternative funders to formulate plans

George Osborne and Vince Cable lift lid on possible new referral system for failed SME finance requests

Chancellor George Osborne has used his appearance at the Federation of Small Businesses 40th anniversary conference to announce a consolation on helping companies which have failed to secure a loan.

The Budget announcement will begin to have an impact in the coming quarter

Eight-month low for UK economic growth

Despite record growth in February, the economy stalled during March as consumer services, business and professional services and retail suffered.

Venture Life has posted solid growth in a market growing in the western world

Venture Life joins AIM to fund ageing population product development

A business directed towards the developing of products for an ageing population has joined the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

CarTrawler will now look to ramp up its international operations

Irish brothers sell final stake in CarTrawler business 

ECI Partners has closed its fifth exit in the last year by selling its stake in CarTrawler to BC Partners and Insight Venture Partners.

Team: Alastair James, Ivan Mazour, James Dunford-Wood and Djalal Lougouev

Angel investors from SaaS, e-commerce and technology unite to lead seed round into Ometria

A seed round worth $1.5 million for e-commerce start-up Ometria has attracted contributions from the co-founders of Huddle and COO of Shutl.

Xeros Technology - LON:XSG

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XLMedia - LON:XLM

what3words co-founder Chris Sheldrick has seen noted from a number of areas

Location technology used on Pebble watch, iOS and Android takes seed funding up to $1.5 million

Technology start-up what3words has closed its second equity fundraising round in five months by banking $1 million.

Mosman Oil and Gas - LON:MSMN

Commitments for exporters, innovators and investors dominated the Budget

The Budget 2014: Ten biggest announcements for growing businesses

From a Budget document of 121 pages, GrowthBusiness summaries the most important developments for business leaders of fast-growth businesses.

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