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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.

28th February 2019

Long-term investment opportunities in British university technology start-ups

Simon Hopkins, CEO of Milltrust International, believes the university tech  start-up sector has never been so exciting.  Read on to find out why....

27th February 2019

Why women have been under served by financial services – and why this is changing

Women have long been under served by the financial advisory sector - but this is now changing.  This is the assessment of deVere Switzerland, part of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations, which recently held the ‘Women in Finance’ summit in Zurich.

26th February 2019

Why EIS is so vital to the health of the NHS

Andrew Aldridge from Deepbridge Capital considers why EIS is so vital to the health of the NHS. 

26th February 2019

Global earnings: Pace of downgrades slowing says Edison

In a welcome development for global equity investors, the pace of 2019 earnings downgrades has eased markedly during the first three weeks of February. Furthermore, while 2019 consensus corporate profits growth has fallen from initial expectations of around 9-11% in developed markets to 6-8%, and from 12% in emerging markets to 10%, a profits recession now appears less likely.  

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