24 July 2014

The UK's tech sector is significantly more reliant than the US on the beneficence of "angel investors" – the private individuals who invest in very early stage startups. Almost two-thirds of executives who work in the technology sector reported angel investors as a source of funding in 2013, compared to just 41% of American execs, according to the annual innovation economy report from commercial lender Silicon Valley Bank.

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9 July 2014

This role within the UKBAA is an excellent career opportunity for an experienced administrator and client relationship manager with an interest in finance and supporting the growth of small businesses. The role would suit someone who is seeking to enter this market by taking on a temporary Maternity Cover for the current employee who is taking Maternity leave from mid-September 2014 for 10 months.

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Crowdcube
23 July 2014
Crowdcube opened and closed its own bid to raise £1.2 million after taking just 16 minutes to hit its target. This was 12 times faster than the previous record for the fastest crowdfunded pitch and set a world record for the fastest equity crowdfunding raise. The crowdfund, hosted on Crowdcube’s own website, followed the announcement last week of £3.8 million of investment from venture capital firm Balderton Capital.
141 investors backed Crowdcube’s Series B round of crowdfunding.
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BGF
16 July 2014

Boutique gym chain GYMBOX is set to expand in London and across the country with a £10m investment of growth capital from BGF.

GYMBOX currently has 5 clubs across the capital and will use BGF’s capital to continue its site roll-out in London with three additional sites already secured. Beyond these, GYMBOX now has the funding in place to open several further gyms in London, and in other UK cities.

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Indian Angel Network
16 July 2014
 
 Indian Angel Network (IAN), India’s first and Asia’s largest network 
of angel investors investing in start-ups and early stage ventures has launched an incubation 
program in association with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit 
(GIZ) GmbH, and the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to empower 
entrepreneurs in building sustainable and scalable businesses in
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