Venture Capital Funding

SoftBank to launch second Vision Fund for late-stage startups

Japanese investment bank poised to reap benefits of early investments in Uber, WeWork and Slack as they go public


OakNorth offers mortgages to small business entrepreneurs

Challenger SME bank OakNorth aims to close £260m worth of mortgages by year-end as high-street banks are hamstrung by lending criteria

Alternative Finance for Business

IW Capital to offer £200m debt funding each year

Financier closing £4m debt fund, opening up market to small private investors

Alternative Finance for Business

Rishi Khosla of OakNorth – ‘Scale-up businesses are totally underserved’

Rishi Khosla, CEO of OakNorth, explains why high-street banks are failing the growth business sector

Alternative Finance for Business

OakNorth nearly triples loans to UK businesses last year

OakNorth has lent £3 billion to British business within four years