This article was originally published in Tech City News on May 6, 2015.
Much has been made of the UK’s growing fintech industry. Research published by Accenture in 2014 showed the UK and Ireland enjoyed a growth rate outstripping the rest of Europe and Silicon Valley over the past five years.
However, the more mature US technology sector and investment culture means UK businesses lag behind their US counterparts in attracting the investment to move them through the stages of growth. So what can early-stage, consumer-facing fintech companies do to make themselves more attractive to investment from private equity houses and venture capitalists?