A debate recently raged in the blogosphere on what venture capital has really done for innovation, writes DFJ Esprit CEO Simon Cook.
Simon Dolan has £5 million to invest, and he’s asking for pitches through Twitter.
With business interests ranging from curry to cricket, Shilpa Shetty is ready to launch a range of spices and chutneys in UK supermarkets. GB finds out more in an exclusive interview.
Chris Murphy set up his marketing company, Fox Murphy, in 1997 and relaunched the business as Balloon Dog last year. But reinflating the business to give it a much-needed lift wasn’t easy.
Wi-fi broadband provider The Cloud has been through a radical overhaul in the past couple of years. GB meets the man behind the changes, CEO Steve Nicholson.
The founder of Sue Stedman Corporate Clothing explains how investing in top sales talent has helped her business prosper.
Keith Tozzi may have stumbled across the idea for drugs and alcohol testing provider Concateno, but there’s nothing fortuitous about the chairman’s approach to growing a business for a big sale.
Vee Ganjavian has floated four companies and raced in the World Championship Powerboat P1 series. GB meets a man with launching in his blood.
Behind Barry Norman’s languid exterior lies a firebrand who once squared up to John Wayne. The film critic is now heating up the taste buds of consumers with Pickleodeon, his range of spicy onions.
Having made the transition from lads' mags to business, former Wonderbra model Caprice Bourret now fully finances, designs, models and markets her own lingerie brand, By Caprice.
Seventeen-year-old Matt Lovett started his business, WowVoucherCodes.com, from his bedroom while revising for his GSCEs. He was recently presented with an award by Alistair Darling.
Advances on the web mean it’s easier than ever to set up your own business, claims serial entrepreneur and Dragons’ Den investor Peter Jones.
GrowthBusiness interviews Sarah Beeny about the property crash, her new venture Tepilo that allows people to sell homes online without estate agents, and why she's so proud of her dating website MySingleFriend.
Received wisdom has it that recruitment companies get decimated in recessions. But received wisdom is often wrong, as Kate Bleasdale, the founder of AIM-listed Healthcare Locums, is amply demonstrating.
Peter Ilic, the founder of Little Bay Restaurants, recently grabbed headlines with a daring publicity stunt. But he’s no flash in the pan – he’s been a fixture of London’s restaurant scene for more than 20 years. GB meets him.
GrowthBusiness talks exclusively to Dragon's Den investor and Ariadne Capital chief executive Julie Meyer about raising girls’ aspirations and what you really need to make it big.
Twenty-five years ago in Indiana, Papa John’s founder and CEO John Schnatter sold his car to buy his first pizza oven. The franchise now has sales of more than $1 billion and just opened its 50th store in London.
Over three generations, Frank Frederick’s family has gone from street-corner ice cream selling to running the largest independent manufacturer of ice cream in the UK.
From the age of nine, plucky plumber Charlie Mullins dreamed of picking up a plunger. The 52-year-old saw his company Pimlico Plumbers recently turn over £13.2 million and his clients include Jonathan Ross and Daniel Craig.
NESTA’s chief executive Jonathan Kestenbaum tells GrowthBusiness why he's delighted by the Budget and explains why the private sector alone is unable to provide adequate support for the UK's most innovative ventures.
Despite it taking until 2013 for the UK to have its first ‘official astronaut’, Britain’s space industry offers many opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Sophia Harrison, director of financial and professional services at Grayling, looks at how a new exchange platform out of Sweden could strike the right chord of regulation for SMEs.
Building a high-growth business stage three: Choosing to partner with larger firms to collaborate on projects.
New research from GrowthBusiness shows that the number of UK cash shells is climbing. We speak to new entrants to the market and those that have recently closed deals to find out what’s driving shells’ increasing popularity.