Funding

The Neutrocheck device

Cancer treatment gets boost from med-tech development

52 NORTH Health, a UK- and US-based med-tech start-up, has raised £1m in its first round of funding from British and European specialist investors. 52...
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Makeup break-up as Revlon files for bankruptcy

AFTER 90 years in business, cosmetics giant Revlon is filing for bankruptcy in the US. The company had been brought down by a combination of...
Social investment. Diversity, inclusion. Hands linked, ethnicity

Inclusive investment plan for under-represented groups

BIG ISSUE Invest, UnLtd, and Shift have jointly announced a growth fund “to level the social investment playing field”. The social investment fund offers flexible...
Holdun Family Office Bahamas team

Generating wealth for generations: a family office like no other

HOLDUN Family Office is tucked away in an idyllic part of the Caribbean, helping generational clients to preserve and grow their wealth — sounds...
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak leaving Number 10

Boris out! UK SMEs voice drop of confidence in PM

THE MAJORITY of UK SMEs want Boris Johnson to step aside — with 63 percent saying they would like to see him forced out. In...
Money, squeeze, SME borrowing

£672bn of SME borrowing is unprotected: Legal & General

LEGAL & GENERAL estimates a business protection gap of £672bn for SMEs — with an overall gap estimated to extend into the trillions. Following their...
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Ex-Apple adviser to meet Scottish female founders

RON WEISSMAN, a former senior executive at Apple and adviser to the late Steve Jobs, will meet with a group of Scottish-based female company...
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SMEs and the wolf at the door

By LUCY TROTT and KATIE PHILIPSON THROUGHOUT the pandemic, a steady stream of government support was made available to prop-up businesses. As we move towards a...
Decentralised Finance, DeFi, institutional investment

Cryptocurrency: The future of institutional investment?

By MARTHA REYES THE DECEMBER Federal Reserve minutes, released this month, confirmed the Fed would end the purchase of bonds by March and seek to...
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SMEs ‘turn to crowdfunding to fuel growth out of the pandemic’

SMEs ARE more likely to choose non-traditional ways of accessing capital, including crowdfunding (32 percent) or offering investment opportunities to employees (30 percent), than...