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Ever thought about the #Scaleup Iceberg? Ideas on how to lower the waterline to get capital into worthy businesses http://t.co/Bfnwo2i6oN
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RT @kevinrye: Just been at the inaugural meeting of the .@biginnovcentre Purposeful Company group. Fascinating mix of corporate, academia &…
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Matt Johnson

How We Can Lower the Waterline on the Scale-Up Iceberg

Posted By Matt Johnson

26 February 2015

The Entrepreneurial Finance Hub can generate more financing for scale-up companies by exposing the value of what drives growth in these companies, namely intangible assets.

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Matt Johnson

First Phase of the Entrepreneurial Finance Hub is Live!

Posted By Matt Johnson

16 February 2015

The first phase of the Entreprenurial Finance Hub has been launched. Growth and scale-up stage companies are encourage to inventory and value their intangible assets to be eligible for a showcase event in March with funders.

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Matt Johnson

Do Scale-ups Face a Funding Gap or Risk and Validation Gap?

Posted By Matt Johnson

09 February 2015

The lack of funding for scale-up companies is often cited as a primary reason that the UK isn’t effective in turning their wealth of inventive companies into global innovation powerhouses. While this is referred to as a funding gap, we view it as a risk and validation gap. There is plenty of capital and equity available in the United Kingdom, however it is not getting into the hands of innovative companies that need to make large investments in order to grow quickly due to lack of information and subsequent perceived risk. If we can validate the drivers of value in scale-up stage companies, namely their intangible assets, then we can reduce risk and increase funding to them at this crucial stage of growth, enhancing the economy and creating many more jobs here in the UK.

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The digital revolution that began in the 1990s reshaped how the world communicated, accessed data, and conducted business. Traditional industry has given way to the knowledge economy, and physical assets have slowly ceded their share of value creation to intangible assets. This shift from land, machinery, and buildings to intellectual property, know-how, and data is reflected in the rise of companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft to among the largest in the world. The Entrepreneurial Finance Hub is developing a tool that accounts for this shift towards intangible assets to enable funding to flow to innovative scale-up companies.

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Big Innovation Centre

Response to the Government’s Plan for Growth – Science and Innovation

Posted By Birgitte Andersen and Muthu de Silva

18 December 2014

Big Innovation Centre's response

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Response from Muthu de Silva to the Government's Plan for Growth - Science and Innovation

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Response from Birgitte Andersen to Government's Plan for Growth - Science and Innovation

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Professor Birgitte  Andersen

Tangible austerity and intangible gold

Posted By Birgitte Andersen

03 December 2014

Birgitte Andersen’s reaction to the autumn statement

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Professor Birgitte  AndersenWill Hutton

A new phase for Big Innovation Centre

Posted By Will Hutton and Birgitte Andersen

11 August 2014

Big Innovation Centre enters a new phase as an independent company

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Following last week's blog on the increasing prominence of horizontal business models, David Wong explores what now for verticals.

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What do the alarm clock, the calculator, the satnav, the compact digital camera, the mp3 player, the pocket map and the notepad have in common? David Wong explores horizontal business models.

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With the launch of our Innovator's Column in the Guardian, David explains the criteria we will use to find the most innovative companies.

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Andrew Grant

Lean Capital

Posted By Andrew Grant, Satalia

12 February 2014

After attending our roundtable discussion on entrepreneurial finance, Andrew explores how we can get more startups funded.

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Prateek Sureka

The potential impacts of public procurement

Posted By Prateek Sureka

07 February 2014

Prateek looks at the details behind Bombardier securing the Crossrail contract this week, and why similar deals in the past failed.

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