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Start-ups, scale-ups and venture capital

Attracting investment for start-ups and scale-ups, and case studies of high-growth companies.


Well versed investors

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

Curator of data

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

Tech gets set for an investment boom

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.

Guides and reports

The Business Finance Guide

This independent guide draws on the expertise of partners from across the finance industry and business community to provide information on the financing options that may be available to entrepreneurs, startups and businesses at every stage of development.

ICAEW and the creative industries

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.