In September, we’ve had a new £5 launch, IPOs and investment funds opening, and claims British entrepreneurs are too fat and lazy to export. With all of that to digest, American Express’ Alan Gillies offered his thoughts on the condition of the UK business market for our new series.
As the dust begins to settle after the general election, and returning prime minister David Cameron assembles his new cabinet, Wedlake Bell partner Edward Craft gives his expert opinion on what the result means for British businesses in terms of the law.
Maria Dramalioti-Taylor, founder of London-based VC firm AngelLab, shows the scale of the “No Man’s Land” between seed and Series A funding in Europe and argues that despite appearances, it is actually good news for the ecosystem.
This year could see a record amount of cash raised by companies joining the London stock exchange's main market. According to Capita Asset Services, £7.4bn had been raised by the end of August and could be on trend to reach £11.7bn by the end of the year.
This week has seen mixed news from three of the UK-based digital companies which have gone public this year.