Venture capital

Venture capital is a way of raising finance where shares in your company (equity) are exchanged for a sum of money.  It is a common source of funding for small or growing businesses that have little or no money of their own to risk.  Venture capitalists invest in these businesses with the prospect of a large return if the company takes off.

Finance Yorkshire

Finance Yorkshire has been developed with funding from the UK Government, the European Regional Development Fund and finance from the European Investment Bank. 

Finance Yorkshire offers seedcorn finance, business loans and equity-linked finance specifically to help small and medium sized businesses meet the gaps in the market for the funding they need for growth and development. Equity linked investments range from £100k to £2m.

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