Seed funding


5 firms that have secured seed funding this year

Jobbio's Kirstie McDermott explores what is trending in seed funding and the firms beating the start-up investment downturn.

Venture Capital Funding

How to raise first equity finance for your business

What are the different types of equity finance you can raise for your business? Here are the different types and the amounts you can raise.

Alternative Finance for Business

20 angel investor networks you should know about

Angel investors provide thousands of start-ups with seed funding to kick-start their growth journeys. But how do you find an angel investor network? What are they looking for?


End of EIS could be “death-knell” to seed stage industry, investors warn

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng is being urged by investors to maintain support for EIS in his mini budget on Friday


Cornerstone VC launches £20m fund for tech start-ups led by diverse teams

The fund will invest between £250,000 and £1m into 40 UK tech-enabled businesses at pre-seed and seed stage


Deals of the Week June 27 to July 1 – a Growth Business round-up

Deals this week include inclusive speech recognition technology, a start-up replacing plastics with mushrooms and a start-up cleaning up the mining industry


What metrics do start-up investors look for?

What metrics really matter when trying to secure funding? Here are the metrics start-up investors look for and which ones are key to seed investors and successful founders


JamJar Investments launches £100m fund to back early-stage UK consumer brands

Founders of Innocent smoothies will look to make around 10 investments per year into early-stage consumer brands


Deals of the Week 28 March to 1 April – a Growth Business round-up

This week’s Deals of the Week features start-ups aiming to reduce carbon in supply chains, make holiday rental visitors behave and enable customers to buy NFTs with credit cards


Deals of the Week 14 March to 18 March – a Growth Business round-up

A language-learning platform for refugees, a digital ‘smelling’ platform, and an AI start-up which helps employees work at peak performance make up this week’s deals of the week


FOV Ventures closes €16.5m to invest in early-stage metaverse start-ups

FOV Ventures searching for next generation of unicorns though its €25m metaverse start-up fund

Venture Capital Funding

PROfounders – ‘We’re in the unicorn-hunting business’

For Sean Seton-Rogers, co-founder of seed investor PROfounders, what makes a venture capital fund great is the number of billion-dollar companies it helps grow