Tech unicorns UK – complete guide to the billion-dollar club

The UK is the go-to breeding ground for tech unicorns in Europe with 44 billion-dollar companies so far spanning fintech, e-commerce and artificial intelligence


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.


Top UK angel networks for your start-up

Angel investment is the third biggest investment type in the UK and the country remains the biggest angel investor market in Europe

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?

Venture Capital Funding

One in five VC-backed companies go bust

New study finds 45 per cent of European VC portfolio companies underachieve, one in five go bust and one in 10 produce tenfold returns


Force-feeding start-ups to become unicorns hasn’t gone well, says start-up tsar 

Former music industry boss Jeremy Silver now helps start-ups collaborate with industry to encourage the early adoption of advanced digital tech


What’s the best country in the world to be an entrepreneur? 

The answer may surprise you. When it came to the Top 50 countries ranked for entrepreneurship, the UK was only middling


Space tech start-ups see number of deals rocket by 50% 

The private space industry attracted $8.9bn in 2022, the second highest annual investment on record


More VC funding going to female founders  

Twenty-seven per cent of equity deals in the UK last year went to female founded or co-founded businesses


How to succeed at a high growth start-up

Pitching in on tasks or projects that might not be part of your job description but are essential for the success of the business can help you succeed at a high growth start-up


Deals of the Week Oct 31 to Nov 4 – a Growth Business round-up

Deals this week include manmade meat production, an app for monitoring eye health and an AI platform which spots shoplifting


Amount raised by start-ups drops 57% year-on-year

Start-up and scale-up fundraising totalled £2.76bn in Q3 – the lowest quarterly figure since the same period in 2020