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What UK plc needs?

Innovation is vital to balance the 'real' economy and the financial sector. But what role should the state play? Look at the US, argues Mariana Mazzucato.

A solid start

Leaving the security of a huge corporation for a start-up is a tough decision. ForgeRock co-founder Jonathan Scudder speaks to Marc Mullen about raising three rounds of venture funding and creating a global software company to rival Oracle.

Venture landscape

Last year was a record year in terms of global venture capital investment activity. And according to a report on global VC trends by EY, 2015 is likely to see that boom continue.

It's good to talk

European venture capital and private equity has had a tough five years. But as Europe emerges from crisis, how is it tackling challenges? EVCA’s Dörte Höppner tells Marc Mullen communication is key.

power broker

When the government removed the VCTs tax break for renewables. Albion Ventures did something bold. It created a power company. David Gudgin tells Marc Mullen how.

Celtic Tiger

A management search turned into a private equity joint venture, with Mark Greaves acting as matchmaker.

Winds of change

Yorkshire’s economy grew on heavy industry, but with it’s gradual decline, can the region redefine itself as a centre for investment in new technologies? Lyndon Driver takes a look.

Changing gear

In light of the Corporate Finance Faculty's unique analysis of the the UK's Enterprise Capital Funds. Ross Butler explores the challenges of designing and measuring schemes to support innovation finance in Europe.

Whose side are you on?

Every party to a deal has a different agenda. Jon Moulton says get to the bottom of that, then work out your strategy.

Swimming in new pools

With the FCA clamping down on the promotion of investment schemes to UK retail customers, firms must ensure they are compliant. Gillian Roche-Saunders of Bovill takes us through the changes.

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