It is reassuring to see increased investment into technology businesses.  Recently, we have seen technology/digital businesses struggle when it comes to finding funding because they don't always have a tangible 'product' to show to investors. 

Because of the nature of this ever evolving industry, it can be said that investors have previously avoided getting involvement.  There are a number of reasons for this, including a lack of expertise on their part, or a concern that the business/product may not be sustainable. 

We are now seeing specialist investors, with the right backgrounds and experience, along with founders who are resilient and adaptable to changes in their industry and wider environment.  

In addition, organisations such as Tech North are encouraging those on both sides of the debate to come together to promote business growth, and this has been particularly demonstrated through their Angel Investor Initiative which is allowing founders the opportunity to speak directly to potential investors.