Martyn Holman of Forward Partners continues with his deep dive into the venture capital space by explaining how not to pitch to a VC if you want backing.
Launched in 1994 and 2012, EIS and SEIS have encouraged investors to back riskier businesses by providing access to income tax and capital gains tax relief, but now the much heralded funding method is on the decline.
With the first Google Demo Day outside of the US taking place at the company’s new Kings Cross campus, Real Business went along to discover why it’s better to be fast, open and, all importantly, collaborative in today’s fast-moving tech market.
While San Francisco rightly attracts attention for its role in cultivating fast-growing businesses, Oakland is building a community of entrepreneurs happy to be out of the limelight.
Each year Real Business brings you 50 disruptive UK companies ignoring the status quo – and 2017’s list is overflowing with inspiring startup entrepreneurs.
While some projects get confined to the waste bin, others bubble in the background. For Ed Cooke, the Memrise Prize has been a slow, but eventual, burner.
The GCHQ Cyber Accelerator has announced the first seven cyber security startups to join the programme, an initiative backed up by incubator Wayra UK.
As Democratic nominee Hilliary Clinton enters the most challenging few months of her career, during which she’s likely to go up against Donald Trump to become the next US president, an idea of how to fund startup businesses has ruffled a few feathers.
Having built his reputation heading up Invesco Perpetual, but recently announced a three per cent loss in value for his own fund, Neil Woodford will be placing more of an emphasis on startups and growing SMEs.
There’s no doubt that co-working is hugely on the rise across the globe, particularly in cities like London, with a high population of startups and creative young companies. But if you're imagining rows of identikit desks and bland carpets, think again.
Cameron Stevens, founder of MBA funding provider Prodigy Finance, lays out his blueprint to ensure London remains the fintech heavyweight that currently dominates the world.
Indeed, running a startup business is pretty enjoyable, but unless you turn this into a real business then let’s be honest, it won’t last very long. But how can you make your venture a real business? We conducted a handful of interviews to find out how successful companies climbed the ladder and transformed by managing finances.