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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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The ten biggest technology venture capital investments of 2015

Article originally appeared in RealBusiness on 10th March 2016 More companies in the technology space were backed by venture capital and institutional sources than during the market peak back in 2000, new findings from Ascendant Corporate Finance have found. A […]

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UK and Ireland’s fintech funding scene lags

Article originally appeared in Finextra on 11th March 2016 Is London’s much-lauded fintech scene overhyped? New figures suggest that the value of UK and Ireland financial technology investments grew last year at a far slower rate that the general tech […]

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UK & Ireland fintech fails to live up to the hype as investment drops

Article originally appeared in CBR Online on 11th March 2016 News: What is behind the fall in investment? UK and Ireland’s fintech investments are falling short of the hype that has predicted so much for the market. Lauded as having […]

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Q4 2015 PAGEONE report

Investment Trends in Q4 2015 Explosive growth in Tech Venture Investment 2015 was an outstanding year for venture investment in UK/Irish technology companies. More companies received venture backing than the previous market peak in 2000 – the year the Internet […]

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Raising VC is a long tail marketing game…

Congratulations for another excellent survey of technology and healthcare executives by SVB (with over 900 respondents).   It (http://www.svb.com/innovation-economy-outlook/startup-outlook/uk/) is full of interesting commentary on topics such as how innovation companies are faring, hiring projections and how government policies are affecting business […]

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UK Fintech – getting to facts behind the hype

Nearly every week in the papers, twitter, Linkedin, etc we hear that Fintech is the “big thing” and the UK is leading the world in this area. We have all heard of fantastic success stories of Funding Circle, World Remit, […]

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EIE selects 60 start-ups for investor conference

Article originally appeared in The Scotsman on 25th January 2016 Sixty of Scotland’s brightest start-up firms have been chosen to take part in this year’s Engage, Invest, Exploit (EIE) investor showcase. Among those pitching for investment at the event, to […]

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Need an exit from your investment in a tech company or your shareholders want out?

At the start of every year, the minds of investors, management and their advisers of many tech companies often wonder if this is the year that the company will deliver an exit for their shareholders. Ascendant, like most other corporate […]

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