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The impact of COVID-19 on the market for UK entrepreneurial finance

2 October 2020

Researchers from the School of Management, Professor Ross Brown and Augusto Rocha, have published their third paper on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on entrepreneurship.  The article in the International Small Business Journal focusses on the market for entrepreneurial finance in the United Kingdom.  

The findings suggest that the volume of new equity transactions in the UK has declined markedly since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that seed finance is the type of entrepreneurial finance most acutely affected by the crisis. Seed finance typically goes to nascent entrepreneurial start-ups facing the greatest obstacles in obtaining finance.  

The article has become the most downloaded item in the journal during the last six months.  

See Financing entrepreneurship in times of crisis: exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the market for entrepreneurial finance in the United Kingdom.

This work is part of a wider programme of research being undertaken by Brown and Rocha to examine the multi-faceted ways in which the coronavirus outbreak has impacted entrepreneurship.