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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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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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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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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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London tech investments surge 1000% in 4 years

Article originally appeared in Management Today on 6th October 2014 The capital is driving the UK technology boom, with the highest VC funding levels since 2001. But are we in a bubble? Britain’s venture capitalists (VCs) are splurging on tech […]

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In U.K., VC Cash Highest Since Dot Com Bust

Venture capitalist investments in Britain and Ireland are the highest since 2001, say analysts. Venture capital investment in U.K. and Irish technology companies is at its highest level since the inglorious end of the dot com bubble 12 years ago. […]

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UK tech investment at highest levels in a decade

Technology spending has reached a new peak with over £1 billion of venture capital was invested in technology in 2012, the highest amount since a peak in 2001. According to research from corporate finance firm Ascendant, 2012 saw around a […]

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