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SFC Capital calls for reform as UK first-time funding rounds down 36% from 2018 peak, jeopardising Government’s economic and innovation strategy

The number of first-time funding rounds into UK seed-stage startups declined for a second consecutive year in 2020, to 36 per cent below the 2018 peak for such deals, according to new research commissioned by SFC Capital. The data also points to reductions both to the amount of money available for first-time rounds and the […]

StepEx raises £1.1m to widen access to postgraduate and technical education with “next-generation” student finance

StepEx, the only FCA-regulated fintech startup that provides affordable student finance based on future earnings rather than debt, has raised £1.1 million in pre-seed funding. This follows an earlier angel investment of £270,000. Backed by BBVA Anthemis Venture Partnership, Triple Point Ventures, and prominent angel investors – including renowned fintech investor Chris Adelsbach – the […]

BeyondHERizons: tackling the underfunding of female founders

BeyondHERizons is a new programme from Silicon Valley Comes to the UK, designed to support the investment journey of female founders and challenge that awful disparity. FieldHouse Associates is proud to be a partner to BeyondHERizons, and we encourage everyone in our network to watch the video below that sets out the vision of the […]

Bristol-founded cyber scaleup, Immersive Labs raises $75m Series C

The investment will accelerate delivery of a progressive new Cyber Workforce Optimization platform. With cyber risk no longer confined to technical specialists, expert skills are now required across the entire organization. From crisis management with executives, to secure software development amongst engineers and ensuring compliance in legal teams, the platform will use data insights to […]

FieldHouse dreamin’; A journey into PR

I am aware of how improbable this whole journey was (and still is). I think its ambition, perseverance and endless curiosity in my personal and professional life that have got me this far. These are characteristics that have made every move possible – every time I challenged myself to go further, or tried to raise […]

Influence and impact: the joy of working with disruptive businesses

The reason for each of those moves – and, indeed, my recent move to FieldHouse – is simple: impact. There is an unfortunate and unavoidable reality when working with large listed companies: you can craft the most beautifully-written press releases, you can place the management team in the most influential papers, and you can shout […]

FieldHouse Spring Newsletter: Covid, entrepreneurship, and getting back to the office

Many colleagues, friends and family have found the first four months of 2021 the hardest part of the crisis by far. This lockdown has felt really long, stressful and depressing – a result of the awful weather perhaps, and reaching the end of our tethers. At FieldHouse, we’ve tried our hardest to keep the team […]

“Money, political will, and regulatory reforms” – interview with Philip Salter

As we emerge from the pandemic, what does the business environment look like for budding entrepreneurs? Is now a good time to start a business? Many of the world’s greatest businesses have been started in or after a crisis. Disney was launched during the Wall Street Crash and rode out the Great Depression, while more […]

“We’ve conflated culture with perks for so long” – interview with Yessi Bello Perez

Offices are slowly beginning to reopen, but the big question on everyone’s lips is whether five days a week in the office will ever be the norm again. What are your thoughts? I don’t foresee people being back in the office full-time — at least not by choice. I think work will become much more […]

Virgin Atlantic partners with SkyCell to ensure the safe and secure shipment of valuable pharma products worldwide

The partnership will give customers confidence that their pharmaceutical shipments will arrive at destination safely, as the innovative hybrid containers – which have an average runtime of 202 hours – have a failure rate of less than 0.1%. This is compared to an industry standard failure rate of up to 12%, which cost the pharma […]

Oxford Endovascular Ltd raises $10m to develop an origami engineered medical device to prevent brain haemorrhage

The raise will enable the company to complete development work and gain first in-human data through an early feasibility clinical study. This will then set the scene for a further fundraise for larger FDA and CE Mark clinical trials paving the way for entry into various international markets valued at over $1billion. The China market […]

Becoming part of a team that walks the walk

Having worked across a range of agencies, you soon pick up the jargon that’s often used to describe a modern comms business: “we think differently…”, “we’re not like others…”, “we’re rule breakers…” – the list goes on.  But FieldHouse didn’t need to say those things: they showed them.  FieldHouse captured my interest as soon as […]