The crypto bubble might have burst, but digital assets are here to stay. Sean Kiernan, founder of Greengage, has high hopes that his innovative approach will boost funding for the UK’s SMEs.
With tech valuations falling so far in 2022 – and caution in the air – start-up and scale-up investment will not go unscathed. But Henry Whorwood remains upbeat about funding for early-stage companies.
Despite tax breaks and the possibility of decent returns, pricing problems and lack of information means the EMI share option scheme is not easy to assess, says John Moulton.
Expert extended reality dealmakers Dave Haynes and Petri Rajahalme have teamed up to form FOV Ventures, a new European VC that will back start-ups in the ‘metaverse’. Nicholas Neveling takes a virtual tour of the creative new initiative
Worldwide corporate venture investment in UK companies hit record levels in 2021. What does it tell us about the strategies of multinationals? Is this another fad? James Mawson says it’s not.
When starting a fintech business, it is important to differentiate yourself, ensure a high-quality offering and, crucially, understand market needs. Marc Mullen talks to Toby Austin, the entrepreneurial CEO and founder of data company Beauhurst
Many private equity firms and VCs are awash with cash and looking for higher returns. Meanwhile, myriad companies are undergoing major digital transformation. David Prosser speaks to ICON’s Alan Bristow and Brian Parker about the ongoing investment boom for tech and the sector’s longer-term outlook.
Jon Moulton looks at the widespread use of preferred shares and the drawbacks of young, growing companies using them to raise further capital. He says companies can grow without them.
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The government published its white paper Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain Fit for the Future on 27 November 2017. We've grouped together three major elements of the Industrial Strategy: four ‘Grand Challenges’, the new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and sector deals.
The creative industries are major contributors to culture, the economy and innovation. They’re fast growing and employ more than three million people – across film, fine arts, design, music, video games, fashion, TV, crafts, publishing, radio, photography and heritage.