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The rise and rise of musicMagpie

December 2021 marks the 15th anniversary of the nadir in Steve Oliver’s professional career and t...

How startup turbocharging VCs began with a blog

Rémy Astié has big ambitions for a startup with origins in an online blog. With record levels o...

Taking funding vs bootstrapping – what’s best?

$1.4 trillion! According to Richard Faulkner, managing director at Silicon Valley Bank, that’s ...

Meet the VC backing underrepresented founders – and looking for more

A global venture capitalist firm with a focus on backing startup founders from underrepresented grou...

Startup founders: Give yourself six months to raise capital

Startups are notoriously time-poor, with founders performing multiple roles from raising investment ...

Meet the ‘transformation CEO’ leading fast-growth Sorted

Sorted is a company which has been on the up for some years now. Founded in 2010 by David Grimes ...

Why private equity can be a force for growth

It’s fair to say private equity gets a mixed press. Critics accuse them of asset-stripping whil...

Ambition pays off for startup born above Manchester pub

Many a startup has pointed to the winning of a flagship contract as pivotal to securing long-term su...

‘I sold my racehorses before raising investment’

Entrepreneur John Whelan says watching his horse Countrywide Flame romp to victory in the Cheltenham...

Startups must remember that cash is king

The videogames industry is undoubtedly a UK success story. An industry incubated in Eighties bedr...

When should a startup establish a board?

When Chloe Barrett launched her EdTech startup, one of her first decisions was to create a board. ...

‘In the startup world, a good idea often isn’t enough’

Entrepreneurs behind businesses of all kinds agree that a good idea will never go anywhere unless it...