Transatlantic venture capital firm White Star, which backs early-stage European and American businesses, has launched a $70m fund to provide investments of up to $5m to “create and scale world-class companies”.
Ross Williams, founder and CEO of online dating company Venntro Media Group, explains what’s next for online dating businesses as the sector reaches maturity as Tinder parent Match Group plans an IPO.
With a report on research funding claiming Britain has been "shackled" by under-investment in science, MPs have called for chancellor George Osborne to use this month’s spending review to raise investment in the sector.
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Premier League team AFC Bournemouth has become the latest club to turn to overseas investors for support, this time utilising the private equity route.
Baby Bundle is the British parenting app created by two brothers – who ironically don't have children of their own. As the service sets about launching in the UK with Mumsnet and a $1.8m investment from angel investors, Real Business caught up with the duo about why they took on the US first.
Bank lending has started to improve, but finance for small businesses is still difficult to obtain. However, there are a number of alternatives available.
Nightlife app Crowdit, which is part-owned by Carlsberg, has secured a $2m seed investment to push the business across London and other cities across the globe with a desire to help small local venues secure nearby consumers.
Obtaining angel investment funding is all about making you and your business as attractive as possible to your potential investors. This means explaining your company’s proposition and the potential return on investment clearly and succinctly so that your target investors understand your offer.
Having been set up in the early 1990s, the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) has now helped 22,900 individual businesses secure investment – with the amount raised totalling £12.3bn.
Tennis star-cum-business investor Andy Murray has continued his focus on crowdfunding as an advisor at Seedrs by serving investments to two new British companies operating in totally different sectors.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has voted to legalise equity crowdfunding in the US, and British fundraising platform Seedrs is ready to capitalise on the opportunity with an American expansion.
Hardly a day goes by without a news headline referring to “innovation” or “digital disruption” as reports of large businesses struggling to find growth look to adapt their business model in the face of new competitors.