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18th April 2019

Fixing the female funding gap

Leah Hutcheon, founder and CEO of the Edinburgh-based software company, Appointedd, and former EIE participant, shares her experience as a female founder and offers advice to the ten female-led companies pitching on 24 April in Edinburgh.

16th April 2019

Alternative lenders must flex around SME funding needs, says IGF

There’s one thing we continue to hear from our SME customers right now and it might surprise you that it’s not ‘Brexit’. In fact, it’s ‘the future’. Despite the doom and gloom of Brexit causing concern for 90 percent of SMEs, the reality is that 2019 still holds a lot of opportunity for growth. As a result, many businesses are taking control and tackling these challenging times head on.

15th April 2019

What makes science and technology firms tick?

For investors, the need to know what occupiers want, where they want to be and what they need to thrive are crucial factors to help seek out areas where performance could be maximised. Saul Western, Partner, Capital Markets at Bidwells provides an in-depth insight into why the science and technology sector are the frontrunners for investment and what ultimately makes them tick.  

10th April 2019

Show me the money! What investors are looking for in a tech start-up

 

Ahead of EIE next month, one of the investor panellists, Deborah Magid of IBM Venture Capital Group, shares her thoughts about what catches an investor’s eye when it comes to tech start-ups.

 

10th April 2019

Invested Investor speaks to CRFS founder Alistair Massarella.

Invested Investor focuses on the co-founder of Cambridge based CRFS, Alistair Massarella.

8th April 2019

Three reasons to invest in Europe, and three reasons to avoid it

Nikki Howes is Investment Associate at Heartwood Investment Management, the asset management arm of Handelsbanken in the UK

26th March 2019

Start-up urges caution over ‘miracle solutions’ to bias in hiring

Following the widely reported news of Tengai, the latest robot allegedly developed to remove bias from hiring processes, Juliet Eccleston, co-founder and CEO of crowdsourcing talent platform, AnyGood? has called for caution over so-called ‘miracle solutions’ to the problem of human preconceptions influencing recruitment decisions.

20th March 2019

IW Capital viewpoint on the Spring Statement

Luke Davis, CEO and Founder of IW Capital, and Small business expertcomments on the Spring Statement.

“The Chancellor rightly recognised the importance of the UK’s fantastic entrepreneurs, small businesses and investors, as they lead the way in our private sector economy. Brexit has dominated the political and economic landscape recently but despite this we have seen a huge amount of investor confidence and deal-flow at IW Capital in supporting small businesses.

19th March 2019

Angel CoFund comments on the Chancellor's Spring Statement

Tim Mills, Management Director of the Angel CoFund has made the following comments on the Chancellor's Spring Statement and its focus on science and technology.

18th March 2019

Female start-up founders missing out on billions of pounds of investment

By Sophia Matveeva, CEO and Co-Founder of Enty, talks about why female start-up founders are missing out on billions of pounds of investment and what can be done to change the status quo.


13th March 2019

Invested Investor speaks to inspirational VC and angel investor Ramona Liberoff

In  this month's Startup Spotlight Invested Investor speaks to Ramona Liberoff, an experienced and dynamic investor with decades of business experience.

She is currently a Fellow of the Zinc VC programme and is an active angel investor, and was formerly the chief operating officer of the Innogy Innovation Hub and CEO of SPRING Accelerator. She is passionate about global system challenges that create major opportunities such as energy access, electromobility, automation, the use of data and machine learning.

12th March 2019

A VCT outlook for 2019: remaining attractive, provided investors seek the best managers to reap the rewards

Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) have retained an enduring appeal for investors, and the 2017/18 fundraising season saw the highest overall market raise for a decade, with £728m raised according to the Association of Investment Companies (AIC). 

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