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MARKETPLACE: media stories 2015-18

Published by Directorzone Markets Ltd on February 1, 2017, 9:00 am in Knowledge, Market Info

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Digest of news and trends in the GRID marketplace, November 2015 to now:

 

2018

 

 

January 2018

MARKET: Cash Burn to Workspace

Angels reveal all | Enterprising Birmingham | Mifid II hits Smallcaps | SME Energy Rip-off | Start-ups slower in 2017 | Brexit Think: Midsized vs London | Wave of Workspace | Cash Burn Pain | Start-ups to watch in 2018

 

 

2017

 

 

December 2017

MARKET: Startup Successes to Tech Nation

Late Payment Culture | 4 Fintech Sectors | 10 Open Banking Startups | France: Reverse Brain Drain | UK Startup Successes | Stockbroker Blues | Government: Tech Nation + DCMS | Funding: IGF + Episode 1 | Tax, Accounts & Productivity

 

 

November 2017

MARKET: M&A to ScaleUp

French Tech Competition | Growth Company M&A | Angel Q&A | Networking + Boards | Deloitte Fast 50 | New Entrepreneurs Foundation | SME pitch to Corporates | Start -> Scale-Up | Private Equity eating out less | SMEs: Top Growth Sectors | Trademark Disputes | Show Up

 

 

October 2017

MARKET: Legaltech to the Crick

Grants, Listing, Co-Founders + Tax Advisers | Angel Q&A | Inventor -> Entrepreneur | Business Collaboration | M&A: Energy and AI | French Trip for UK Entrepreneurs | Oxford Enterprise Initiatives | AI, Blockchain & IoT | Investment Post Brexit | Legaltech | Francis Crick Institute | Plants & Drugs

 

 

August 2017

MARKET: Craft Beer to GDPR

Hype Cycle: AI to 5G | Unsellable Shares | eCigarettes Business | Personal Data Timebomb | Crowdfunding Rules | Craft Beer Boom | UK Legal and Accountancy Dominance

 

 

July 2017

MARKET: Cyber Security to AI

Workplace Pensions October deadline | Ed Wray, Investor | UK Film Industry Success | Fintech Funding: Insurance + Banks | Nurole NED Recruitment | R&D Tax Credits | Microsoft + AI | Cyber Security Start-Ups | Lending to Exporters | Entrepreneurial Story-Telling | French VC Partech | Burger Boom Bombs? | Kings Cross Music + Tech @ Tileyard

 

 

June 2017

MARKET: Bad Advice to UK Disruptors

Fintech, PSD2 + Edinburgh | Employee Share Schemes | Pitch for Chinese Cash | ID Fraud Targets Directors | Google Academy London | New Deep Tech Investor | Northern Powerhouse + Manchester | Bad SME Advice | Rocketspace lands in Islington | 32% of Global Disrupt 100 British

 

 

May 2017

MARKET: Equity Markets to Space Tech

UK in Outer Space | Fast Track hits 20 | SME collaboration | Equity markets: Seedrs + Nex | Female founders U.S. bound | ES awards shortlist | Chinese check in | Silver start-ups | Engage Invest Exploit (Scotland) | Lawtech | Social tech investments | Barclays fintech space

 

April 2017

MARKET: Blockchain to Chinese Investors

LSE: Elite Start-Ups + Private Placements | Scottish Space Cluster | Small Cap M&A | 100pc increase in UK Distilleries | Northern Life Sciences Success | Blockchain Revolution | Corbyn Slams Late-Payers | London Top of FT1000 | EIS lifeline for Entrepreneurs | The Chinese are coming…

 

 

March 2017 

MARKET: Northern Tech to Reshoring

Reshoring UK Manufacturing | Northern Tech Investment | Satago & Crowdfunding Questions | Banks: Apps, Challengers & Big 5 | Metro Up, Print Advertising Down | Lending to SMEs in Decline

 

 

February 2017

MARKET: Circular Economy to Industrial Internet

Platforms & Empires | Deep Tech & The Industrial Internet | Circular Economy Grants & Funding | Fintech Accelerators | Late Payments & Fintech | Crowdfunding Grows | University Spinouts Declining | RCBs: Random Chinese Bidders | Food Industry Staff Shortages | Digitising Tax Returns

 

 

January 2017

MARKET: Health Tech to Station F, Paris

Secondary Share Trading | Drug Discovery Research Oxford | 33 Tech Startups Scale-Up | Slower, Lower Growth vs Investment | Beauty Tech | Aim Returns 16% | Station F, Paris | NW England Health Tech Cluster | Regional Startup Stats | Biotech Evergreen Funds | UK Aerospace

 

2016

 

December 2016

MARKET: Drones to Deep Tech

Drone Industry Lift-Off | London Restaurants Crisis | Female Enterprise Investment | UK Law Firms Threatened | Birmingham Booms | More Funds For UK Spin-Outs | Business Frugality | Euro Deep Tech Investment | French Innovation

 

 

November 2016

MARKET: Foodtech to Smart Cities

Mayor Funds Startups | Energy Wars | UK Export Blues | Self-Employed Tax Scrutiny | Single European Patent System | Business Wish List | CDC - Govt Overseas Private Equity | Space Investors | Iran Export Potential | EF London Accelerator Programme | Smart Cities | Google @ KX, London | Female Innovators £ | Foodtech | Business To Berlin? | Grandees Join Fintech | PE Deals Down | AI | Pitch@Palace | National Living Wage

 

 

October 2016

MARKET: Business rates to Brewonomics

Password (Un)Protected | Low Pay Rises | Fashion Down, Leisure Up… | Business Rates Crisis | Corporate Venturing Is Back, Bigly | Brewonomics

 

 

September 2016
MARKET: Private Capital Markets to Care Deficit
Care deficit economics | Tech funding | Start-up stats | Facebook of Everything | Tech startup exits - UK #2 | Big Society | Private Capital Markets

 

 

August 2016
MARKET: Bioelectronics to Chinese Investment
Workplace Pensions | Supplier Contract Terms | Chinese UK Investment up 500% | Universities & Business | Cornwall Mining Revival | British Wine | L&G -> VC | British Bioelectronics

 

 

July 2016
MARKET: Foreign Investors to Data Centres
Rates, Apprentices & Payments | Platform Monopolists vs Digital Co-Operatives | Foreign-Owned Firms | Government Contracts For SMEs | Angel of The Year | Data Centres

 

 

June 2016
MARKET: Accelerators to Big Data
Brexit effect | Corporate accelerators + China | Big accountants’ software for SMEs | Euro tech big ones | Payment pain | Manchester rises | Microsoft Links In to Big Data | Exporters grow faster | More female entrepreneurs | Scale-ups need talent | AIM gains | Content marketing @ City AM

 

 

May 2016
MARKET: Green power to Nanobots
What’s up with exports? | Brexit threat to science research | University research & city cash | Biotech spinout investment | Apprenticeship 0.5% tax | Ant engine nanobots | Green power successes

 

 

April 2016
MARKET: Manufacturing to Video Games
UK technology doesn’t scale up | More care homes failing | Innovation UK switches grants to loans | Better pre-IPO info | Battle of the science parks | Alternatives to banks | Manufacturing falls for 9th month | UK video games renaissance | Company ownership transparency | Regional investment | Services = 4/5 of UK economy

 

 

March 2016
MARKET: Biotech Clusters to Ransomware
Manchester San Francisco link-up | Ransomware | Smart cities sector | Female founders |Budget business boosters | French business | UK business under cyber attack | More city office space for SMEs | Northern technology boom | P2P vs invoice finance | Regional biotech clusters | Stock market decline | Reverse auctions for SME cash | Equity crowdfunding: VC / transparency | Venture funding UK

 

 

February 2016
MARKET: Gazelles to Industrial Internet
Gazelles outside London | Banks fund P2P | Sharing economy Trustmark | UK spin-out blues | Preparing for the industrial internet | Crowdfunding credibility

 


January 2016
MARKET: Spin-outs to Science Parks
UK university spin-outs in decline? | Chinese interest in UK innovation | Creative: #2 economic sector | Insurers invest in start-ups | UK banks: big 4 vs upstarts | 19 UK Unicorns | UK science parks | UK yacht makers | Start-up hotspots; Birmingham #2 | Tech & fintech investment up |Manchester funds founders | Northern powerhouse floats | AIM down in 2015 | Organic food online

 

2015

 

December 2015
MARKET: streaming to top tech
Enterprise growth drives jobs | Government enterprise support focuses on LEPs and Catapults | Battery Power | Manufacturers scale back | Streaming services struggle | Top Tech table

 

 

November 2015


MARKET: start-ups to global innovation
More new businesses; 75% fail | Crowdfunding mergers; 20% fail | Maths & Scaling up | Start-up Cities UK | 40% LSE overseas-based | Top 100 innovators: France 10, UK 0

 

MARKET: accelerators in start-up cities
Universities, Angels, VCs, funds, hubs, incubators, councils and corporates - in the GRID marketplace from The Sunday Times start-up list / “The start-up cities. We take 25 cities and test-drive their entrepreneurial credentials”