Tag Archives: venture capital

UK Altfi Sector A Major Beneficiary Of Northzone Move

Rumours of the death of the alternative finance industry are exaggerated. Altfi reports strongly contra-indicative news, at least: In its largest fundraise ever, venture capital firm Northzone has raised a massive €1bn. The firm now plans to use its tenth round of funds to invest in global consumer and enterprise companies across both the US […]

UK VCs Chase FinTech Chances – Plus Loan Offer Latest

The UK’s venture capital industry has been very active in investing in the FinTech sector – more so than its US counterpart, according to research (see below). Our friends at Finextra offer a report, but we’d add just a short comment: perhaps the relative strength of VCX interest may be partially accounted for by the […]

Venture Capital Offers Bright Spot In Uncertain UK Future

The stop-start, hot-cold nature of the alternative finance industry in the time of Covid-19 is a continuing theme. Rather than bust, the latest news report from our friends at UK Tech News offers a snapshot of a booming venture-capital industry, at least in London. With the latest vaccine developments and the impact of Brexit (possibly, […]

Equity Crowdfunding To Challenge VC Funding In Post-Virus AltFi

Marvellous diction from Crowdfundinsider in a piece suggesting equity crowdfunding will replace venture capital, post-Covid-19 era. Nurture those abandoned sprouts, folks… The piece is focused mainly in the US, but the themes are universal. As VC funding dries up Equity Crowdfunding (EC) is ideally positioned to nurture the abandoned sprouts. Since the VC industry was […]

Strong Showing From UK Alternative Finance Sector – Plus Loan Latest

The performance of the alternative finance sector in the UK has been strong. Regular readers will know that we expect more inward investment and lots of interesting deals in alternative finance generally  – and platform lending in particular – this year. Our friends at City A.M. report: The UK has secured its place as the […]