Entrepreneur Damian Hanson created a business phone system to disrupt telecoms as we know it. He believes the time is right to enter the market.
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.
The mummy blogger community has grown significantly over the years and now it’s time for the rise of the “mummy vlogger,” according to Netmums co-founder Siobhan Freegard, who has sealed a £2m investment for video blog Channel Mum.
Heavyweight boxer David Haye has used his platform to champion British business, contributing to a £2.65m seed investment round for recruitment app Syft alongside David Cameron’s former enterprise advisor Lord Young.
London-based Hibob, an SME-centric HR platform, has secured a $7.5m seed investment led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners.
With stints at Andreessen Horowitz, McKinsey & Company and Index Ventures under his belt, Andre de Haes is well placed to know what the right approach for his fledgling seed-based investment fund is – and told Real Business all about it.
Venture capital firm Index Ventures has been supercharged with a $1.25bn fund to support companies across various development phases, while Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has joined the firm as a venture partner.
In a turnaround story of epic proportion within just over three years, the UK has gone from nowhere, lagging far behind the USA, to acknowledged world leader who set the world's agenda in crowdfunding, alternative finance more generally, and fintech.
Nightlife app Crowdit, which is part-owned by Carlsberg, has secured a $2m seed investment to push the business across London and other cities across the globe with a desire to help small local venues secure nearby consumers.
The British Business Bank announced a £17.5m investment in Passion Capital, for the venture investment firm's £45m second fund.
For businesses considering raising an equity funding round in the near future, Real Business pulls together the investment firms which are most active across the three stages of growth.
The new Sprint Programme from Crowdcube is designed to support UK seed-stage businesses with funds of between £20,000 and £150,000.