Category: VC Funding News

We can’t rely on venture capital to fuel moonshot innovation

For investors, fighting climate change or disease will not have the immediate link to profitability that let’s say, urbanization had. When Western nations needed to alleviate rural poverty, urbanization was a solution, and private capital was readily available to finance the industrial revolution. The free market was in this instance, pareto efficient. Society had a problem, …

School recruitment platform raises £5.6m Venture Capital funding

A digital staffing platform for teachers has raised £5.6m in a Series A funding round in a bid to tackle teacher shortages. Zen Educate is designed to be a cost-saving alternative to recruitment agencies for schools, and is currently works with 10 per cent of schools in London. School recruitment platform raises £5.6m Venture Capital …

VC and Growth Equity To Boost Pension Funds

Venture capital and growth equity avoidance means savers in defined contribution pension schemes are missing out on higher returns due to a lack of investment in some of the UK’s fastest growing and most innovative companies. In particular, retirement savings for the average 22-year old could be increased by as much as 7-12% if schemes …

UK Get Higher Returns by Investing in VC

U.K. defined contribution plans are missing out on higher returns due to a lack of venture capital investments, according to a report from global management consultant Oliver Wyman and British Business Bank. Building on a Patient Capital Review launched by the U.K. chancellor of the exchequer in October 2018 that focused on providing long-term financing …

UK fintechs plan to expand internationally

UK fintechs have increased their average total investment by one third since 2017, despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. Fintechs have raised more than £20m each so far in 2019 compared with £15m in 2017, although many see challenges ahead in finding technology talent and levels of consumer adoption. UK fintechs plan to expand internationally. In …

UK fintechs attracting rising investment despite Brexit uncertainty

UK fintechs are raising increased levels of investment despite domestic and global uncertainty, but the sector is still struggling with recruitment of talent and a significant gender imbalance, new research has found. UK fintechs attracting rising investment.   The total average investment raised so far this year by fintech firms grew a third compared to the …

London-based cybersecurity startup

London–based Red Sift, a cognitive data platform that provides cloud-based email security solutions, has raised €8 million investment round led by MMC Ventures along with new investor In-Q-Tel, the CIA-backed venture capital firm, and existing investors White Star Capital and Oxford Capital. The news of the Series A funding comes as Red Sift plans to expand into the US and makes its …

Venture Capital Investment is a form of private equity

Venture Capital Investment is a form of private equity, which is a form of financing platform that offers a funds to small and emerging firms that expected for high growth potential in near future. The venture capital Investment market is expected to mark significant growth over forecasted period owing to increasing consumers spending on consumer …

UK female FinTech firms

The number of UK FinTech female founders and CEOs remains stubbornly low. According to Innovate Finance’s latest Venture Capital Investment Report, only 17 per cent are set up by women, a frustrating statistic for an industry that aims to foster fairer and more inclusive financial services. While the reasons for the lack of female leadership …

UK venture capital firms still don’t prioritise diversity and inclusion

The UK’s venture capital firms are still behind on implementing diversity and inclusion policies, despite ramping awareness of the issue across the industry. UK venture capital firms still don’t prioritise diversity and inclusion. The findings come in Diversity VC’s latest report, titled ‘Venturing into Diversity and Inclusion 2019’, which is supported by Capital Enterprise, an …