Founder Q&A: Eugene Shestopal – Poptop

Founder Q&A: Eugene Shestopal – Poptop

DSW Ventures first invested in Poptop in December 2018 alongside existing investor Northstar Ventures. Two years on and (hopefully) almost one pandemic later, we spoke to CEO and Co-Founder Eugene Shestopal to hear about the Poptop journey and his experience raising...
Founder Q&A: Eugene Shestopal – Poptop

Poptop to begin global roll-out after raising further £440k

Poptop – the Newcastle-based events booking platform – has raised a further £440,000 to pursue its global expansion plans. The funding comes from existing investors DSW Ventures and NorthStar Ventures, which was investing from the North East Innovation Fund supported...
The Insights People raises £500k from DSW Ventures

The Insights People raises £500k from DSW Ventures

The Insights People, the Manchester-based company which is a global leader in kids, parents and family market intelligence, has secured a £500k investment from DSW Ventures, the business angel network focused on UK regional scale-up companies. The investment will...
DSW Ventures plan £10m investment in year ahead  

DSW Ventures plan £10m investment in year ahead  

DSW Ventures is planning £10m of new investment over the next year to help support the post-Covid recovery. The network, which focuses on focused on UK regional scale-up companies, closed its largest investment at the start of the lockdown with a £1.7m funding round...
Poptop finds new success with afternoon tea and comedy

Poptop finds new success with afternoon tea and comedy

Poptop – the events booking platform backed by DSW Ventures, has found renewed success – delivering afternoon teas and virtual entertainment. The Newcastle-based company introduced food deliveries and online events in an attempt to find new sources of income for...