Interesting stats from Beauhurst that remind us there's no 'one size fits all' approach to seed finance.
Crowd funders slay dragons Angel network investment in UK growing companies falls off as alternative financing pulls in the crowds We've just released a report focussing on seed investment into UK companies. This stage of investment is enjoying a stellar 2014 with deal numbers set to rise by over 30% over 2013’s total and a massive 228% against 2011. Not in itself that interesting – it's just a continuation of the upward trend we've been seeing over the past four years. What is interesting is how equity crowd funding platforms are shaking up the seed investment market – seemingly at the expense of traditional angel networks. These organisations managed just 74 deals in the first three quarters of the year – 9% of the total, down from 11% back in 2013 and 25% back in 2012.