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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). 

8th March 2019

When the worlds of venture capital and diversity collide

On International Women’s Day, female representatives of Mercia’s investment team argue that whilst there are shortcomings in the VC industry, some progress is being made but insist that mandating female-led investment levels is not necessary.

6th March 2019

Breaking boundaries: embracing the landscape for Female Founders

London Co-investment Fund's Flavia Richardson comments on why we need to change the landscape for female entrepreneurs.

This week we are celebrating the International Women’s Day, a reminder of the continuous struggle for equality of opportunity. A few major research projects conducted by Atomico VC, Diversity VC, and British Business Bank, have corroborated the narrative felt by many women while fundraising.

While the outcome highlighted hard truths for the investment sector and the innovation economy, it has also provided us with the key to a brighter and more inclusive tomorrow, if we change our approaches.

28th February 2019

Life on the Edge

Find out why Paul McNabb from Episode1 Ventures believes Ori’s edge cloud is enabling the next evolution of computing architecture.

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