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Ascendant talking at the Cisco Start-up Hub on the UK Venture Market

Tom Kneen, from the Cisco Start Up Hub, sat down for a chat with Stuart McKnight, Managing Director at Ascendant , to unpick some of the stats from the 2016 PAGEONE report and find out what we can expect from […]

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Appetite for Risk in UK/Irish Venture

During 2016, Ascendant extended its analysis of the Venture Market by establishing a Risk Appetite Index. We wanted to measure how the appetite for risk varies from quarter to quarter and between different types of investor, sectors and regions. The […]

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Q4 2016 PAGE ONE TECH

Investment Trends in tech Q4 2016 View Q4 2016 PAGE ONE Tech report

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Ascendant helps BookingTek check in with Mobeus

Ascendant Corporate Finance (“Ascendant”), the technology focussed corporate finance boutique, is pleased to announce that its client BookingTek Limited (“BookingTek” or the “Company”) – a leading hospitality software developer – has raised £2.2m from Mobeus Equity Partners (“Mobeus”).  BookingTek is […]

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Q3 2016 PAGE ONE TECH

Investment Trends in tech Q3 2016 View Q3 2016 PAGEONE tech report >

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Food for Thought – Venture investment in London vs Rest of the UK

Extracted from an Article in Infinite Magazine (see http://www.research-innovation.ed.ac.uk/News/Infinite-magazine) . Until August this year, Edinburgh-based FanDuel held the record of raising more venture capital in a single investment round than any other technology business in the UK. However, it was then […]

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Help me doctor – I have a pain in my Cap Table…

The boom in venturing funding the UK has been particularly prevalent at the seed stage (see the stats here).  Many of the parties involved in these early stage deals – seed investors, incubators, accelerators and other service providers – struggle […]

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Q1 2016 PAGE ONE Life Sciences

Investment Trends in Life Sciences Q1 2016 View Q1 2016 PAGEONE Life Sciences report >

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Q1 2016 PAGE ONE TECH

Investment Trends in tech Q1 2016 View Q1 2016 PAGEONE tech report >

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Finance chief: ‘there is no funding gap’ for growth firms

Article originally appeared in Daily Business Group on 4th October 2015 A new entrant to the Scottish corporate finance sector claims there is ‘no funding gap’ in the market. Stuart McKnight, whose company Ascendant Corporate Finance has just opened an […]

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