Posted Monday 1st August 2022
In June we held our latest Founders Fireside event with Little Moons Co-Founders, Vivien & Howard Wong. They discussed what it’s like running a business with a sibling, the challenges they’ve faced, and the tips they would give to anybody starting out.
According to research, Gen Z entrepreneurs are putting more weight in ethics than ever before. 96% surveyed would turn down investment if the ethics of those investors didn’t match their own.
Freelancing platform, Passionfruit, has completed a Seed round raising £3.6m from some big-name VCs and Angel investors. The company aims to change the life of freelancers and bring in young talent.
Research from the BVCA indicates that British businesses are increasingly using private capital to support their growth. Private investment across all stages of the business life cycle has increased by 80%.
VCs have been backing businesses earlier in their journeys than ever before and that might explain the new £50m fund dedicated to pre-seed investment. The fund is the largest of its kind in the UK.
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