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25th April 2018

Student Entrepreneurs are faster to commercialise their inventions

Student entrepreneurs and faculty entrepreneurs engage in different strategic behaviour in commercialising their inventions according to a new research from the UCL School of Management.

In a new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship Kenny Ching and his and co-authors found thdent entrepreneurs are less likely to patent their ideas or protect their innovations compared to faculty entrepreneurs.

25th April 2018

UK businesses contributed £186 billion in taxes in 2017/18

New CBI analysis of data published by the Office for National Statistics has found that businesses paid £186 billion in taxes in 2017/18. The total business tax contribution amounts to 27% of all tax revenue.

24th April 2018

96% of UK millennials rule out building investment portfolio

New research by mobile investing app Dabbl has revealed a surprising lack of investment activity amongst millennials in the UK – threatening the future of innovative British business.

23rd April 2018

Beauhurst comment on ICAEW’s Small Business Taskforce manifesto

Beauhurst comments on the ICAEW’s Small Business Taskforce manifesto to government with ten recommendations for things that they believe need to happen in order to keep Britain one of the best countries to start and grow a business in. These recommendations, outlined in the Small Business Manifesto, will be presented to ministers in upcoming meetings with the relevant policy makers over the next few weeks. 

20th April 2018

Platform-facilitated lending approaches £9 billion, says P2PFA

Quarterly data covering the period up to the end of March 2018, published today by the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA), reveals that cumulative lending by P2PFA members is fast-approaching £9 billion, with almost 150,000 investors currently providing loans facilitated through P2PFA platforms to more than fifty-thousand businesses and 221,000 consumers.

20th April 2018

The cost of being a tech entrepreneur

Tech entrepreneurs can expect to spend around £380,000 over the first year of a new venture according to new research from QuoteMyEnergy which looks at how much it costs to be a tech entrepreneur. 


18th April 2018

UK VC investment takes a breather after a bumper 2017

KPMG VC Venture Pulse for AQ1 2018 shows that venture capital investment in the UK slowed in the first quarter of 2018, following a huge Q4’17, which saw over $2.8 billion invested.

17th April 2018

PwC / CB Insights MoneyTree Report for Q1 2018

The PwC / CB Insights MoneyTree Report for Q1 2018 reveals latest figures for venture capital actvity in the US.

Download the report here.

12th April 2018

Investments into Finnish startups hit a new record high

Statistics collected by Finnish Business Angels Network ry (FiBAN) and Finnish Venture Capital Association ry (FVCA) show Finland blasting to another all-time high on investments made into Finnish startups and early stage growth companies in 2017. 

11th April 2018

VCT fundraising for 2017/18 close to all-time high

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has published the fundraising figure for Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) for the 2017/18 tax year. 

10th April 2018

Tech company start-ups in Scotland up 77 per cent

The number of new tech companies being set up in Scotland rose by 77 per cent in 2017 according to new analysis by RSM.

In total, there were 440 software development and programming businesses incorporated in Scotland in 2017, a 77 per cent increase on the 249 companies set up in 2016.

10th April 2018

European venture capital matches US performance says eFront

New data from eFront shows that, once biases are eliminated, European venture capital has consistently matched the performance of US funds over the past 20 years.

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