News

8 December 2017

Angel Investment is up but the UK’S equity gap persists

The new research shows that, despite this good news, the UK’s regional equity gap is stubbornly persistent. This underlines the findings of the Bank’s Equity Tracker, published in August, which showed London continuing to experience greater levels of equity investment compared to other UK regions, with the capital accounting for 47% of UK deals in […]

6 December 2017

British Business Bank appoints Piers Linney and Amanda Rendle as Non-Executive Directors

Piers Linney is Chairman and an investor in Soulmatefood and sits on the Boards of Nesta and the Aleto (formerly Powerlist) Foundation. He was an investor on Dragons’ Den and was recognised as Black Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014/15. He has extensive experience in founding, growing and selling SMEs and raising capital for venture, […]

1 December 2017

Episode 1 raises new £60m fund from British Business Bank’s Enterprise Capital Funds programme to invest in UK seed companies

Ex-Amazon UK CEO raises second early stage tech fund of £60m Fund is oversubscribed, and 60% bigger than Episode 1’s first fund Episode 1, the backer of successful companies like Carwow, Triptease & AimBrain, today announces the closure of its second UK seed-to-Series A fund, raised to help passionate teams turn innovative insight into scalable […]