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.
Elizabeth Emanuel, best known for designing Diana, Princess of Wales’s wedding dress, is attempting to raise £1.5m from Angels to fund her new design business.
UK start-up company Ensygnia confirmed today that, following an 18-month process, it had been granted its first technology patent by the UK Patent Office which could consign (forgotten) IDs and passwords to the past.
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.
Cloud-based content collaboration firm Huddle announced today that it has raised $24 million (£15.3m) in its Series C round of funding.
The majority of UK entrepreneurs believe that there is a lack of understanding amongst venture capital circles of entrepreneurship, according to new research from Coutts.