Nick Holzherr, finalist on BBC1’s The Apprentice this year, has launched a £14,500 funding bid for Whisk, the online shopping business, on peoplefund.it
Doug Richard, the Government adviser and former Dragons’ Den star, is preparing an angel investment network that will back “neglected” creative sector start-ups that he says have been largely ignored by investors.
Octopus Investments have announced that is has exited from AVM Limited, the leading visual communications systems integrator in the UK, delivering a return of 2.5x to investors across its range of Eclipse Venture Capital Trust funds.
We asked Matthew Owen, Director at one of the UK’s most active private equity houses, Sovereign Capital, who every year sees between 50 and 100 business pitches what makes a successful pitch.
This week we take a look at Midland’s based Mirrors for Training Ltd, run by single mum Andrea Miles. She came up with her business concept by herself shortly after having a baby, when she had the unusual idea of using mirrors to help athletes use mirrors to aid their training.
The traditional corporate finance model has been turned on its head with the announcement today that entrepreneur James Caan and corporate financier Paul Herman have launched bluebox, an advisory service that will redefine how businesses prepare for sale.
From real time dating services and educational teaching tools, to a foodie social network and new software that turns pictures into passwords have been selected by Telefonica, the parent company of O2, to join the London hub of its global tech start-up accelerator programme, Wayra.
In the wake of the latest Report launched this week “Make Business Your Business” and the new Start-up loans initiative, led by Lord Young, the Government’s Enterprise Tsar, the British Business Angels Association is launching its new Be An Angel portal and campaign aimed at encouraging more individuals to put their spare finance and business experience to work behind Britain’s entrepreneurs.
Medical materials company CamStent has successfully completed a second funding round with Yorkshire Association of Business Angels (YABA) members playing a crucial role in its success.