The Deal

A free report on equity investment in
startups and scaleups.

Beauhurst The Deal 2019

The Deal is our flagship yearly report examining equity investment in startups and private companies. 

We analyse investment from funders as diverse as equity crowdfunding platforms, venture capital and private equity firms, government and angel investors. 

By looking at equity fundraising activity across the country, we’re able to see the emerging trends and patterns from the perspective of investors and the businesses themselves.

The key findings from 2019

The Deal 2019 key findings

About the authors

hannah skingle

Hannah leads on Beauhurst's data-driven publications and content creation, and is an expert on emerging trends in the UK's high-growth space. Hannah studied Liberal Arts with a major in English Literature at King's College London.

henry whorwood

Henry leads Beauhurst’s research and consultancy, and is an expert on equity finance and high-growth business. He has worked on briefs for clients including Barclays, Syndicate Room, Innovate UK, Smith & Williamson and the British Business Bank. Henry regularly gives presentations on finance and market trends at events around the country. Henry studied Classics at the University of Oxford.

Ella halmari

Ella is a visual design and data analysis specialist. She is an expert in data visualisation and content creation, playing a lead role in analysis and production of Beauhurst’s data-driven publications and brand communications. Ella holds a post-graduate diploma in Visual Communication from UAL and the IMC qualification from the CFA Society.

Ava scott

Ava is an expert data cruncher and business analyst in the Research & Consultancy team. She provides research and insights for multiple clients, including the Royal Academy of Engineering, Syndicate Room and Penningtons Manches. She holds a BA in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford.

Where does the data come from?

All data featured comes from the Beauhurst platform, a searchable database of the UK’s fastest-growing startups and scaleups.