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5th December 2019

James Ramsey joins Kuber as MD

Kuber the pioneering alternative fund investment platform offering access to EIS, SEIS & BR portfolios and funds has appointed James Ramsay as MD alongside Andrew Kartashov.

5th December 2019

Female led-companies account for record 24% of fund raisings on Crowdcube

Women-led companies have more success with Crowdcube’s crowdfunding platform than with any other method of equity financing. Out  of 760 UK start-up or growth companies that have funded on Crowdcube, 24% are founded by women. Female founders have driven 216 UK-led successful raises on Crowdcube, which have collectively raised £107m, since the company began in 2011.

4th December 2019

North East innovation network celebrates Award winners at VentureFest North East

Hundreds of businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and experts descended on St James' Park, Newcastle last week for VentureFest North East.

A series of high-profile national and international speakers and business leaders provided inspiration and practical tools to delegates who gathered at the region's innovation conference to learn from one another before celebrating success at the North East Innovation Awards during a ceremony that brought the event to a close.

4th December 2019

SeedTribe relaunches as ‘UK impact hub’

Ethical investment platform SeedTribe has relaunched as a new UK-focused impact hub. The platform will connect startups with individuals, corporates and governments interested in helping profit-with-purpose businesses. SeedTribe’s new focus will be supporting inspiring entrepreneurs in ways not solely connected to finding equity investment. This includes mentoring, networking and recruitment.

2nd December 2019

9 startups driving the green revolution according to Beauhurst

Whilst the politicians continue to battle it out, Beauhurst has profiled some of the young startups who are working to increase sustainability across the energy and food sector, no matter who gets into Number 10.

26th November 2019

Foresight Capital Management reaches £500 million FUM in under two years

 

Foresight Group's award-winning Foresight Capital Management Team has raised £500 million in less than two years since the launch of its first open-ended investment company.  The team cites the growing demand for ESG and sustainable investing, predictable cash yields, and lower market volatility, as key drivers for its success.

25th November 2019

Ex-Stanhope trio launch Eighteen48 Partners with $600m

Co-founders Julien Sevaux and Tarek AbuZayyad have launched Eighteen48 Partners, a research-led private investment office addressing the needs of professional investors, sophisticated families and institutions. 

The new firm has already secured over $600m in assets under management from its founders and a group of prominent strategic investors, many of whom are shareholders, clients and advisors of the firm.  As advisors they provide specific asset class, industry and geographic expertise and contribute directly to the sourcing and evaluation of investment opportunities.  John Singer, former Managing Partner of private equity firm Advent International, is representing strategic shareholders on the Eighteen48 board.

21st November 2019

SVC2UK 2019 announces UK's top 70 scale ups

Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK) has revealed its annual list of the 70 most ambitious high-growth technology companies joining the 2019 ‘Scale Up Club’, which celebrates the most-promising businesses from across the UK who are scaling fast. 

21st November 2019

Resonance wins Impact Investment Award for new product launch for second year running

 

Social impact investment company Resonance has won the Impact Investment Academy New Product Launch (Specialist) Impact Award for the second year running. This year’s award was given to the recently launched Resonance North West SITR Fund.

 

20th November 2019

Maven makes two new hires as it surpasses over 40 SMEs supported with NPIF investment

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s leading SME finance providers, has strengthened its portfolio team with the appointment of Simon Robb and Dean Gregory. 

20th November 2019

LEGO and Harvard amongst world-class leaders helping Scottish SMEs to grow

 

World-class leaders from LEGO and Harvard Kennedy School will join over 700 delegates from the Scottish SME community today (20 November) at Scotland’s CAN DO Innovation Summit at Glasgow Science Centre.

 

19th November 2019

Kresse Wesling, MBE, to introduce North East Innovation Awards

The shortlist for the North East Innovation Awards has been announced. 

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