Category: VC Funding News

London-based VC launches €100M fund

Almost fifteen years back, the video games sector was popular while Esports was underground and Digital Sports tracking was something that only elite athletes could access. Now, there three billions of gamers across the world, 500 million sports monitoring smartwatches and trackers, and 600 million game stream fans. As Game, Esports, and Digital Sports are …

Record levels of capital are flowing to European start-ups

The value of venture capital financing injected by strategics and financial investors into European start-ups and scale-ups has reached its highest level ever. According to a new report by KPMG, at the end of the third quarter of 2019, year-to-date venture capital investment in Europe stood at $28.1 billion. In comparison, in 2018 venture capital investment …

Tech firms still seeking venture capital in UK despite high-profile flops

In a wood-panelled auditorium in central London, a procession of entrepreneurs are explaining to more than 100 investors how they will change the world. They just need a few million pounds first. One promises to solve hair loss with a gadget in a cap; another will make fabric out of CO2: all come armed with …

Europe’s most influential women in Venture Capital

Since women are still heavily underrepresented in the startup world, it’s about time to shed some light on all those amazing female entrepreneurs and investors from across Europe! Today, especially since it’s Ada Lovelace Day, we’re excited to publish the 2019 edition of our annual overview regarding Europe’s most influential women in the startup / VC world. In total …

Leading Canadian high-growth SMEs announced for FinTech Mission to the UK

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) is pleased to announce 12 high-growth Canadian FinTech companies from across 5 major Canadian cities chosen to participate in a trade mission to the UK – 21- 25 October 2019. These leading companies have collectively raised over half a billion in venture capital and are well positioned for …

City of London are to travel to the US in a bid to boost transatlantic ties

Representatives from the City of London are to travel to the US in a bid to boost transatlantic ties for the finance sector post-Brexit. City of London Corporation policy chair Catherine McGuinness and Lord Mayor Peter Estlin will visit New York on Monday to meet senior figures from the banking and finance industry. The pair …

World’s female entrepreneurs face gender bias from investors

More than a third of female entrepreneurs experience gender bias when trying to raise capital for their business, according to research by HSBC. In a report published Tuesday, the bank said British and American women experienced the most bias while seeking investment when compared to their international counterparts. HSBC surveyed more than 1,200 entrepreneurs — …

Venture capital investment could buoy UK DC plans

A new member of a defined contribution scheme in the UK could enjoy as much as a 12% boost to their retirement savings, should their scheme up its investment allocation in alternative investments, a new report has found. Increasing the backing defined contributions give to venture capital and growth equity could also buoy the savings …

VC firms have a diversity problem

It is undeniable that venture capital has an enormous impact on the economy and society. These investors can transform a small and unknown company into a household name, with the likes of Uber, Deliveroo and Airbnb all benefiting from early investments. And in Europe, the UK is leading the way as the continent’s largest VC market and home to most …

Venture capital investment hitting pension savings

In a report published today, the British Business Bank said that an average 22-year-old could enjoy savings growth of up to 12% if their DC pension scheme made a small allocation to venture capital and growth equity funds. Regulatory, commercial and operational constraints currently hinder venture capital investment in the UK. However, the report highlights how these …