Being the first mover at scale

Reid Hoffman on the science and art of “blitzscaling”

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Mid-sized scaling companies drive UK productivity, says CBI report

Scaleup mid-sized businesses are critical to solving the UK’s productivity puzzle

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Budget 2017: summary for scaleups

The 2017 Spring Budget contains important measures that affect scaleups. We have published a full summary.

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Mid-sized scaling companies drive UK productivity, says new CBI report
British Business Bank and ICAEW publish new Business Finance Guide
Call for nominations for ScaleUp Institute’s September Driving Economic Development course
European Unicorns 2016 report published
Europe’s 25 Corporate Startup Stars announced
CBI DG says skills, energy and R&D are priorities for UK industrial strategy
100 Yorkshire high-growth firms identified in Mid-market Growth League
Tech North Advocates sets up
Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman awards announced
EY Entrepreneur of the Year regional finalists announced
IoD launches new paper on education and training for the digital economy
New data shows contribution of life sciences to Northern Powerhouse
Queen’s Award winners

Queen’s Award winners

Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market
The UK remains at the very top of the global rankings for open data
Scale-up UK report is launched
Digital divide opening up across the British economy
CBI/IBM research reveals digital divide in UK economy
Three new initiatives for the fintech sector at the 2016 Innovate Finance Global Summit
Octopus Ventures has raised an additional £100m to invest in early stage tech companies across Europe
Crowdfinders and IW Capital have launched Race to Scale
100 scale-up businesses are featured in The Leap 100
European Commission presents measures for the digitisation of industry
Aberdeen has created a Centre for Entrepreneurship
FCA sets out approach to the creation of a “sandbox”
Computer science now “most popular major” for Stanford female students
Applications open for September 2016 cohort of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
“Become an angel” campaign launched
Santander UK and Kabbage to team up to provide UK small businesses with faster access to debt finance
Alternative Finance Maturity Index
A new £100,000 fund for female entrepreneurs in the Scottish food and drink sector has been announced
A new $500m Accel Partners fund will focus on Europe and Israeli tech companies
Innovate UK is to invest £561m in innovation over the next 12 months
Being the first mover at scale
Rising rents in east London are creating challenges for scale-up businesses
CEO of Workspace on the property market and the needs of scaling businesses
Spotify founder urges change in Sweden to foster scaleups
French Government paper on American growth
Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 is published
Chief executive of Mercia Technologies, has provided his perspective on the UK finance landscape
The British Business Bank has announced its investment in the first close
World’s first venture fund that will focus on space
The Government can better boost economic growth by focusing on supporting disruptive scale-up firms
The European Digital City Index has placed London as the number one city in Europe for scale-ups
FinTech 2016 list is published
New research reveals number of women-led scaleup companies
Think Analytics named Scottish exporter of the year
Skyscanner wins top award at Northern Tech Awards
Octopus and Cebr publish Urban Hub League Table
Tech Tour Growth 50 announced
Virgin Atlantic to operate flights from Manchester to San Francisco as well as Boston
New collaboration between Barclays and the UKBAA
There are 11,575 scaleups in the UK
There are 8,923 scaleups in England
Scaleups create 4,500 jobs per week
Scaleups create 3x as many jobs as FTSE100
A scaleup is at least 3 years old