Business owners in the South West have received more £66m from the government's Start Up Loans programme since it was launched in 2012, new figures reveal.
According to the British Business Bank, the state-owned development bank that runs the programme, entrepreneurs across the region have received 7,487 loans in the past nine years. However, at 9% of the total, it is significantly...
A start-up founded at the University of Bristol has raised £1.6m to fund its growth in the fast-growing renewable energy market.
Perceptual Robotics , which uses drones, advanced robotics and machine learning to provide fully autonomous inspections of infrastructure, starting with wind turbines, has received the funding from the venture capital fund TSP Ventures, impact investment...
Tech businesses in the South West raised £176m in equity funding in July, according to figures from techSPARK.
The investment almost doubled the equity funding raised during June and suggests the region's most promising startups and scaleups are in strong health despite the economic uncertainty caused by 18 months of the coronavirus.
Britain's pension funds have been urged by the prime minister and chancellor to invest in start-ups to create an "investment big bang" that will boost the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
In an open letter to the finance industry, Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak said funds should consider "investing a greater proportion of their capital in long-term UK assets", such as...
Marine-i has announced research, development and innovation (RD&I) support for businesses that are newcomers to the marine sector.
Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Marine-i is designed to help the marine tech sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly grow through harnessing the full potential of research and innovation.