Dow Jones VentureSouce has released its quarterly results for venture capital investments across Europe for Q2 2016, so we’ve broken down the report to list the most important numbers.
With innovation dragging down barriers to entry and alternative finance making it easier to gain funding, the business space has become filled to the brim – and the only arguable way for firms to differentiate is to create a strong business ethos.
Companies embarking on joint ventures (JVs) have high hopes and expectations, focusing on the anticipated benefits such as access to new markets and distribution networks, increased capacity and ultimately growth. But some JVs learn the hard way that whilst risks and costs are often shared, potential failure should not be played down – Sainsbury’s is a recent example.
When Theresa May took a chainsaw to her predecessor’s cabinet, bringing about a reshuffle not seen in years, a name better known in the entrepreneurial world snuck in – someone now responsible for helping reach a target of £1 in every £3 of government spending being with small businesses.