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Funding alternatives to Venture Capital for startups

Funding alternatives to Venture Capital for startups

Headlines about large valuations and big funding rounds hide the fact that a huge number of venture-backed startups fail. And yet, that’s part of the game plan: most VCs expect three out of 10 of their investments to fail completely. This leads to VCs hedging their...

The UK’s most successful Accelerators

The UK’s most successful Accelerators

The UK is today home to nearly 200 accelerators, drawing on the model pioneered in California by Y Combinator — an early backer of Airbnb, Dropbox and Reddit. Unlike VCs, accelerators gamble on very nascent founders — often before they even have a product or...

The next decade in tech

The next decade in tech

A decade in tech is an eternity. In 2012, Uber had yet to launch in Britain, Facebook was about to float, and Netflix had just started production of its first hit, House of Cards. Who could have predicted what came next? Uber, now worth $80bn, catalysed the rise of...

Funding alternatives to Venture Capital for startups

Funding alternatives to Venture Capital for startups

Headlines about large valuations and big funding rounds hide the fact that a huge number of venture-backed startups fail. And yet, that’s part of the game plan: most VCs expect three out of 10 of their investments to fail completely. This leads to VCs hedging their...

UK Government releases National Cyber Strategy

UK Government releases National Cyber Strategy

The UK Government has published its new National Cyber Strategy which sets out how the UK will solidify its position as a global cyber power. This is the first major milestone following the publication of the Government’s Integrated Review earlier this year and...

Drive for more UK unicorns

Drive for more UK unicorns

An investigation has started into how Britain can produce more ‘unicorns’ – start-ups valued at more than $1bn – and how they can be kept here rather than being sold to overseas buyers. Sir Peter Gershon’s (chair of the National Grid) review has been commissioned by a...

Turbo charging the UK economy

Turbo charging the UK economy

As the UK clambers out of its deepest recession for 100 years and the tax burden approaches its highest level since the post-war government of Clement Atlee – the key question on business leaders’ lips is ‘how can we jump start growth - is levelling up the answer?'...

DIT launches a new Export Strategy

DIT launches a new Export Strategy

The Department for International Trade has published a new UK export strategy “Made in the UK, Sold to the World” to help businesses across the UK double exports and sell products around the globe. The 12-point export strategy introduces a set of tools to...

UK Net Zero companies punch above their weight

UK Net Zero companies punch above their weight

Net Zero companies are organizations who reach a balance between emissions produced due to their activities and those emissions they remove from the atmosphere. Achieving a net zero emissions state is similar to maintaining the water level of a bathtub with...

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