Seeding to Succeed: First-time Deals 2022 Trends
In our latest partnership with SFC Capital, we’ve revisited trends in seed-stage investment and first-time deals for UK companies.
Seed-stage companies experienced a 27.6% decrease in first-time deals in 2022 compared to the previous year, suggesting investor behaviour towards new opportunities has become more cautious, at least for now.
In this analysis, we also assess the potential impact of changes to the government scheme SEIS, implemented in April 2023, which aims to incentivise further investment into seed-stage businesses.
Click here to read our analysis of seed-stage companies and first-time equity investment deals.
About the authors
Henry leads our Research & Consultancy team, and is an expert on equity finance and high-growth business. He's worked on briefs for the likes of Barclays, SyndicateRoom, Innovate UK, Smith & Williamson and British Business Bank. He regularly gives presentations on market trends at events around the UK.
Daniel conducts data manipulation and analysis as part of the Research & Consultancy team. He has a background in business analysis and commercial copywriting in Australia and the UK, having worked at The Sunday Times Fast Track, Oxford University Press, and advertising network MullenLowe Group.
Freya performs data analysis and visualisation in the Research & Consultancy team, with a focus on design. She has worked on projects for clients including Barclays, EY and JP Morgan. Freya holds a BA in History (International) from the University of Leeds, which included a year at Fudan University in Shanghai.
Advone writes copy, and performs data analysis and visualisation. She has written on the nature of Venture Capital Trusts, and worked on projects for Rawnet and Deloitte. She read Law at the University of East Anglia, where she acquired her undergraduate LLB.
Blanca handles data analysis and visualisation, as well as copywriting. Prior to joining Beauhurst, Blanca graduated from Queen Mary University of London, where she was awarded a BSc in Computer Science with Management (ITMB).
Ethan carries out data analysis and visualisation. Before joining Beauhurst, Ethan graduated from the University of Bath, where he was awarded the degree of Master of Chemistry (MChem) and spent a year studying at the National University of Singapore.
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