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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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Exits – Unicorns and Everyone Else

2015 is nearly done and we thought we would review some of the M&A stats that we collect in the tech sector. With two weeks to go, in 2015 in the UK and Ireland there have been: 16 Unicorn sized […]

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Q3 2015 PAGEONE report

Investment Trends in Q3 2015 The third quarter of 2015 was a very active period for investors in UK/Irish technology businesses – £638m was invested in 131 deals of over £0.5m by 115 investors.   Comparing this to the market’s […]

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The ten largest technology venture capital investments of Q1 2015

Article originally appeared in RealBusiness on 3rd June 2015 With the tenth largest deal during the first three months of 2015 totalling £17m, the period was a particularly active one for technology firms growing through venture capital investments. UK and […]

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