Over 160 UK tech founders and entrepreneurs were interviewed by the UK Innovation Hub to help provide an understanding of the challenges they face, and the role of investors in overcoming them.
In its latest edition of The Deal, Beauhurst claimed equity investment dropped for the first time in five years. Crowdfunding platforms, however, defied expectations and Seedrs hopes to keep the ball rolling by launching a secondary market.
A study looking at SMEs and difficulties they face in raising funds found they can be wary of borrowing from banks and venture firms – even if they're in need of that money for growth.
Charlie Bigham has grown a £20m turnover business without taking on angels or venture capital.
The government has been urged to encourage more investment in small and medium businesses by offering tax breaks to corporate backers.
One of the few things in business that just about everybody agrees on is the importance of the SME sector to the UK economy, and this was re-iterated in today’s report from the CBI calling for more equity finance in SMEs.
Britain’s growing businesses are over-reliant on debt and should think about pursuing equity finance instead, according to a report released by the CBI today.
Pillage, plunder, exploitation, asset stripping – these as we all know are the everyday pursuits of the typical private equity executive. Who, by the way, only ever walks into a room backwards. Because he always has his eye on the exit.
Around one third of the SMEs across Europe did not manage to get the full financing they had planned for during 2013, according to a recent survey by European Commission and the European Central Bank.
With the banks still unwilling to lend in the current difficult trading environment, there have been growing calls for more small and mid-sized companies to look at equity investments.
Guy Rigby explains which boxes need to be ticked on a growing business' way to attracting external equity.
What are the two biggest concerns keeping mid-market business owners awake at night” Equity markets and a lack of liquidity, according to data released today. An update of current regulations might be the answer.