The UK saw 5.5 percent fewer startups begin in the last year; startups have found getting funding to be increasingly hard and only 53 percent survive their first three years; most business owners are starting companies on the side and tend to have a full time job as well; the government has tried to help with programs like Start Up Loans which lends money to emerging companies; startup owners not only find business to be hard but end up debt in many cases as they can never really get sales off the ground. Source.
Todd is the host of PitchIt: the fintech startups podcast, a weekly interview show featuring emerging fintech founders and leading venture capitalists. He is responsible for leading the content team which covers fintech through daily & weekly email newsletters, editorial, virtual events, and in-person conferences. He has been covering fintech, banking, and venture capital for more than 15 years, including speaking regularly at industry events.