How public markets can help address venture capital’s limitations

British venture capital firm Draper Esprit recently moved its listing from the AIM to the main board in London, the LSE. The investing group also moved its secondary listing from Dublin’s Euronext Growth Market to its larger sister exchange, Euronext Dublin, which makes sense given its long connection to Irish capital. Draper has always felt […]

UK angels still active during lockdown, but startups need to be quick

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Koyo raises $4.9M in equity and debt to use open banking to offer loans to people with ‘thin’ credit files

Koyo, a fintech startup using open banking to offer loans to people with “thin” credit files and currently poorly served by the market, has closed $4.9 million in funding. The round — a mixture of debt and equity funding — is led by Forward Partners, with participation from Seedcamp. Other investors include Christian Faes (founder […]