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Record Number of New Startups Launched in the United Kingdom in Past Year – Report

The New Startup Index from NatWest and Beauhurst has found that over 900,000 new companies were incorporated in the UK in 2023, making it a record year for new businesses. The startup boom brings the number of active companies “operating in the UK to 5.31m,… Read More

Seedrs Comments on Challenging Private Securities Market

Seedrs has been a bit quieter following its acquisition by Republic but in recent days, the company has posted a comment on platform activity without providing and metrics. Published by Seedrs CEO and Republic EVP Jeff Kelisky, he noted the challenging economic environment that is… Read More

UK: A Record £14.9 Billion Invested in Private Companies in First 6 months of 2022, Fintech Leads the Charge

As COVID lingered and the economy stumbled due to rapidly rising prices and geopolitical strife, investment in private UK firms continued unabated, hitting a record amount of £14.9 billion during the first half of 2022. These investments were led by the burgeoning Fintech sector that… Read More

British Business Bank: Small Business Equity Tracker Shows 88% Increase in 2021

The British Business Bank has shared the results of its annual Small Business Equity Tracker and the numbers for 2021 appear pretty strong. The Equity Tracker uses data from Beauhurst on publicly announced equity deals into UK SMEs. According to the Bank, equity investments in… Read More

Seedrs Recognized as Most Active Investor in UK, Updates on Secondary Marketplace for Private Securities

Recently, Seedrs received a nice recognition of sorts. A report by Beahurst crowned Seedrs as the UK’s Most Active Investor for 2019. In the past, Crowdcube has regularly received the title but during 2019, Seedrs booked 215 deals while Crowdcube came in at 191. As… Read More

Report: In the UK, Only VCs/PE Back more Early Stage Firms than Investment Crowdfunding

The United Kingdom is host to the most robust securities crowdfunding market in the world. Issuers may raise as much money as they want online. Mostly, all types of investors may participate. There is a prospectus requirement kicks in at €8 million creating a significant… Read More

United Kingdom: Best Ever Early Stage Investment Market as Fintech is King & Crowdfunding Levels Out

Brexit be damned. At least, so it seems. The UK is rocking early-stage equity investments, according to Beahursts 6 month report. While the political class agonizes over what may happen when the European divorce is final, investors continue to shoulder risk in the UK market… Read More

UK Report: In 2018, 10% of All Equity Funding Went to Fintech Companies

The UK is a hotbed of Fintech innovation and a leading global hub of finance – both the analog and digital kind. Brexit has put this prominence in question as European barriers re-emerge. But between robust government support and a vibrant ecosystem which is well… Read More

A Fall in Seed Stage Deals that Must Be Corrected: Report Indicates UK Equity Investments Declined in 2018 but Crowdfunding Delivers Record Year

The Brexit claxon sounds loudly. A report released this week indicates a decline in both the number of deals and the total amount deals for the UK early stage equity market. Beauhurst has published their annual recap of total investment for 2018. The Deal quantifies the… Read More

Report Indicates Private Equity Investments Drop in UK, Crowdcube Continues to Lead the Crowdfunding Marketplace

Beauhurst is out with UK deal numbers for equity investment in Q3 and both the amount, and total number of deals, dropped in comparison to Q2. In fact, the total number of deals is the lowest since Q3 of 2014. The report indicates the following:… Read More

What Brexit? Beauhurst Report Says Record Year for Foreign Investment into UK Firms, Fintech Helps to Fuel Growth

UK research firm Beauhurst published a report recently that highlighted foreign investment into high growth UK firms. According to their numbers, foreign investment is booming in the UK – in spite of Brexit induced jitters. The report states that during 2017 foreign investment hit £6… Read More

Beauhurst: UK Equity Deals Tank in Q1 but Crowdfunding Remains Bright Spot

Beauhurst is out with their quarterly deal report for UK equity investment activity and according to their data deal numbers fell to their lowest level since Q3 of 2014. Additionally, Q1 delivered the lowest ever percentage of deals under the half a million pound hurdle…. Read More

SyndicateRoom Publishes Growth Funders Report: Investors in Early-Stage Equities Have Experienced a 7th Consecutive Year of 30% Growth

SyndicateRoom, one of the leading UK equity crowdfunding platforms, has published research that indicates investors in early-stage equities have enjoyed a seventh consecutive year of 30% growth. Conducted in partnership with Beauhurst, this is the second piece of in-depth analysis of the financial performance of early-stage… Read More

Beauhurst: 2017 Was the Best Year on Record for Investment in the UK’s High-Growth Companies

“This year couldn’t be more different,” Toby Austin, CEO & Co-Founder of Beauhurst The above quote pretty much sums things up. According to the numbers tallied by Beauhurst, 2017 was a gangbuster year for investment into UK high growth firms. Austin adds that; “It’s good… Read More

Moving Up: Report Indicates Equity Investments in Private UK Firms on the Rise

Beauhurst has just released their Q3 Deal report and according to their numbers, equity investing in UK non-listed firms is on the rise. This is in contrast to a slowdown seen in the number of deals during 2016. According to the report, there were 397… Read More

More Positive News: Equity Investment in UK Companies Rises in First 6 Months of 2017

Beauhurst is out with their monthly report for June and, according to their numbers, things are looking up for equity investments into high growth UK firms. This follows news by OFF3R that said equity crowdfunding in the UK had experienced a record breaking first half… Read More

UK Startup Deals: Total Raised Jumps, Number of Deals Tank for Month of May

Beauhurst is out with some research on early stage deals in the UK for the month of May. While the total raised for these startup deals jumped dramatically to £941 million (the most ever tracked by Beauhurst in a single month) the number of deals… Read More

Beauhurst: Q1 Crowdfunding Delivered £47 Million in 82 Deals

Beauhurst is out with a quarterly report on the status of equity crowdfunding in the UK. According to their numbers, the first quarter of 2017 saw 82 deals raise in excess of £47 million.  How does this compare versus year prior quarter? Good question. It… Read More

Seedrs Comments on Beauhurst Report: “2016 Was a Great Year for Crowdfunding”

Earlier today, Beauhurst published a report on equity investment into early stage private companies in the UK during 2016. While their numbers indicated a decline versus years prior, crowdfunding was highlighted as a “reason to be optimistic about prospects for equity finance.” Equity crowdfunding platform… Read More

Disappointing News: Investment in UK Startups Drops Largest Amount in 5 Years

The Deal from Beauhurst: Crowdfunding Platforms Emerge as True Alternative for Later Stage Finance The most recent edition of the Deal, published by Beauhurst, includes some disappointing news. According to the UK research house, investment in UK startups has dropped by the largest amount in… Read More

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