Boom Cycle was first on the spinning scene in 2011, but now faces intense competition. Here’s how it plans to use a £2.1m investment to dominate indoor cycling.
Adam Smith may have coined the phrase, but Napoleon made it famous: England is a “nation of shopkeepers”. Today, Britain is a nation of startups, with a record 608,100 new companies formed in 2016 alone. But when it comes to helping startups to scale, we have lamentably failed.
Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud has one again utilised the power of the crowd to raise funding for his sustainable homes business, with nearly £2m raised so far.
With equity crowdfunding on the rise, Real Business brings you 2016’s ten biggest crowdfunding deals – including a beer brand and one swapping currency.
More companies in the technology space were backed by venture capital and institutional sources than during the market peak back in 2000, new findings from Ascendant Corporate Finance have found.
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.
Raising funds is a complex part of the business cycle. Here's what you need to know about fundraising.
Companies looking to raise cash need a hook to attract the right investor, argues Jamie Beare.
With private family photo-sharing and messaging app Togethera having just charged itself with £220,000 worth of expansion capital, we grilled co-founder Sokratis Papafloratos on what it takes to secure the backing of successful entrepreneurs like the founders of Secret Escapes and Shutl.
London-based cricket team Surrey has banked £2m of commitments during the first two days of a fundraising effort to finance the redevelopment of two stands at its ground.
Having first co-founded The Honest Company in 2012 alongside three others, American actress Jessica Alba has overseen fundraising rounds worth $222m – with the latest bringing in $100m.