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Global venture capital hits all-time high

Global venture capital hits all-time high

- Global venture capital fund performance continued to soar in 2019, reaching its highest level ever in Q2 driven by the success of Western European VC funds - 
 
Venture capital funds globally reached their best ever performance in the second quarter of 2019, surpassing the previous high recorded one year earlier, according to the latest Quarterly Private Equity Performance report, published by eFront.

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Octopus on Europe’s Green Deal: “Acting now is not an option – it is a necessity”

Octopus on Europe’s Green Deal: “Acting now is not an option – it is a necessity”

The European Commission has revealed details of its Sustainable Europe Investment Plan, suggesting a financial roadmap for reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

On 11 December 2019, the Commission presented the European Green Deal, with the ambition of becoming the first climate-neutral bloc in the world by 2050. 

Socially responsible investing

“There’s still a massive opportunity to provide capital that UK SMEs wouldn’t have access to otherwise,” says Umbra Capital’s Diquez

“There’s still a massive opportunity to provide capital that UK SMEs wouldn’t have access to otherwise,” says Umbra Capital’s Diquez

Umbra Capital, a one-year old London-based merchant bank, provided a USD20 million equity portion in a USD270 million funding round in socially responsible capital app Hastee in December.