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13th November 2018

Research by Octopus reveals there'd be more start ups if people could find a partner

Helping people to find a co-founder would unlock the potential of UK entrepreneurship with millions more people likely to become entrepreneurs if they had someone to set up business with, new research from Octopus Group reveals.

One in three (33%) Britons have considered becoming an entrepreneur and a higher proportion (40%) agreed that having a co-founder would allow them to take the leap and start a business.

Those who are currently considering starting a business in the near future were even more positive about the impact a co-founder could make. Seven in ten (70%) prospective entrepreneurs agreed that a co-founder would allow them to take the leap and set up their own business.

8th November 2018

Innovation boosts Europe's lead as global investment destination

Europe’s attractiveness as an investment destination is on the rise compared to 2017, as the majority of global investors are more likely to invest in both the EU and the UK after Brexit, according to new Invest Europe findings.

7th November 2018

Alquity reveals progress with release of 2018 impact report

Alquity, the pioneering asset management business built on ESG principles, has released its first impact report, tracking the company’s growth and progress over the past eight years.  The report presents clear metrics on the three core elements of the Alquity shared values business model:

6th November 2018

State of the Markets Report from Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank has released its State of the Markets Q4 2018 Report, which examines the European venture landscape and fundraising potential for UK firms. The report also covers Germany and the US in a more general look at the health and productivity of the global innovation economy.

30th October 2018

Study illustrates the gender balance

SmallBusinessPrices.co.uk has delved into exclusive data to highlight the extent of the UK gender imbalance disparity.  The research shows data such as the disparity in higher education, women’s roles in certain professions and the proportion of women in high-power roles amongst different industries. 

29th October 2018

Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary: its dominance will decline, but crypto market will rise by 5000%

Bitcoin’s influence and dominance of the cryptocurrency sector will “drastically reduce” in its second decade, with the crypto market likely to expand by “at least” 5000% in the next 10 years.

26th October 2018

Baltic fintech boom - what's ahead?

With Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia named 3 of the top 7 most innovative EU member states, Lithuanian startup Debitum Network is poised to reshape the alternative lending business with blockchain technology

In recent years, the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia have gained a reputation in financial and technological circles as being somewhat of a fintech powerhouse. In 2017, the three countries were ranked by the World Economic Forum as three of the top seven most innovative countries in the European Union alongside the United Kingdom and Sweden.

26th October 2018

SmallBusinessPrices.co.uk reveals the sectors with the highest valued startups

Research finds the Entertainment, E-commerce and Media sector has the highest valued startups with companies such as Uber ($68 billion) and AirBnb ($29.3 billion)

25th October 2018

British Business Investments publishes full year results

British Business Investments published its Annual Reports and Accounts for 2017/18, its fourth year of operation. 

24th October 2018

Strong Q3 growth pushes UK dividends within touching distance of £100bn for 2018

UK dividends rose 4.1% to £32.3bn in Q3, breaking a third-quarter record, according to the latest UK Dividend Monitor from Link Asset Services. Underlying payouts, which exclude special dividends, reached £31.6bn, a rise of 6.9% year-on-year. 

23rd October 2018

UK regions come to the fore in producing $1bn tech companies

The UK’s leading tech clusters are competing head to head with European capitals, according to new analysis of company growth, in a sign that the success of the UK tech sector is pushing far beyond its London heartland.

 

Following the IPOs of Farfetch and Funding Circle, the UK is now home to 15 unicorns and six cities have produced so-called unicorns - $1bn tech companies - according to research prepared for Tech Nation and the Government’s Digital Economy Council by venture capital analytics company Dealroom.co. This latest research is published ahead of the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s first meeting with the Digital Economy Council on 24 October 2018.

 

22nd October 2018

Beauhurst boosts spinouts coverage with acquisition of Spinouts UK

Beauhurst has acquired Spinouts UK, the project and dataset run and collected by Jonathan Harris, to become a one-stop-shop for information on all of the UK’s spinout companies.

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