The British Business Bank has created a £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund that will be based in Sheffield to unlock growth alongside Local Enterprise Partnerships.
Luxury holiday home group Park Leisure has packed up a £103m investment as the business embarks on new growth amid a CEO change.
Online flower delivery business Bloom & Wild plans to go beyond its UK roots and sprout up across Europe with a £3.75m investment.
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Seemingly, mobile payments service iZettle has started off 2017 as it means to go on, raising a €60m investment alongside the appointment of a new CFO.
EQT Ventures and Octopus Ventures have joined forced to inject a €10m investment into myTomorrows, an experimental drugs platform.
Through her growing female-centric dating service Bumble, Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe has backed gay dating app Chappy, which has been created by Made in Chelsea’s Ollie Locke.
With many entrepreneurs facing a UK funding gap to cross before they can launch their business, friends and family have been responsible for lending £7.2bn worth of investment to their loved ones.
Ahead of the Autumn Statement, prime minister Theresa May has promised to deliver government investment of £2bn a year for research and development (R&D), while she also highlighted the modern Industrial Strategy and Brexit plans.
In partnership with MicroVentures, Indiegogo equity crowdfunding has been made available, which takes the firm beyond its reward-based funding roots.
Prosecco mixer brand Drunken Berries has been named the first business to hit its investment target through the Tesco BackIt crowdfunding scheme, which launched in September.
A large scale US retail market expansion is on the table for British bag business Knomo, which has secured deals with Macy’s and Saks, alongside a £3m investment.
Simply, the equity economy is a way for entrepreneurs to turn a small percentage of the equity in their startup into an easy-to-use currency that can be used to reward those that help them to build the business.