Informing, Inspiring & Fuelling Growth

Building an Ambition Nation

finnCap launched Ambition Nation in 2017 with a clear mandate: to track the ambitions & perceptions of British small & mid-sized businesses, to help them scale by demystifying the investment landscape.

Stories of success

What we learnt at our last Female Leaders Series event here. Our next event - titled 'The CEO: On a role' - will be held on 17th September 2019 in Central London and 18th September 2019 in Leeds.

Discover more stories of success on the finnCap blog.

Latest Podcasts

In conversation with Alistair Hay, debt expert at Cavendish Corporate Finance, on using debt as an alternative growth financing option.

Guides & Reports

Download our practical guides to better growth strategies, the latest research from Ambition Nation into the scale-up landscape and our exclusive Ambition Nation magazines.

Our latest videos

Watch highlights from our previous Female Leaders Series event.


‘The CEO: On a role | Ambition Nation: Female Leaders Series’

The next Female Leaders Series event on 17-18 September 2019 in London and Leeds looks at the changing role of the CEO.

What NEDs need to know

We are currently putting together the agenda for the third edition in our series for Non-Executive Directors, in partnership with Addleshaw Goddard.

‘Decisions, Decisions’ | Ambition Nation Summit 2019

The Ambition Nation Summit 2019 will be held on 2 October at Claridges in Central London, and considers the key decision-making points in the life of a high growth business.

Latest Buzz

    Ambition Nation Listed 50

    “We think those companies that are demonstrating the strongest growth in the quoted space need to be showcased so we are very proud to launch the Ambition Nation Listed 50, revealing Britain’s most ambitious smaller quoted companies” - Sam Smith, CEO, finnCap.

    Our Partners

    We are proud to partner with organisations that share our philosophy in nurturing, growing and driving ambition through all the stages of enterprise.

    Guides & Reports

    Ambition Nation: Female Leaders Series Magazine – Ed.3

    The latest edition of Ambition Nation: Female Leaders Series Magazine with features by speakers from our previous event in 2019

    IPO Guide

    finnCap’s introductory guide to London’s stock markets takes a look at why you should consider an IPO, and what happens next after deciding to go public.

    A jargon-free guide to debt vs. equity

    Download our new guide to raising finance, as we compare the benefits of choosing to raise debt financing versus equity.

    Nurturing Ambition

    finnCap partners with Stepping Into Business on building the foundations for Enterprise. Starting at primary school we aim to ignite the spark of entrepreneurship, instilling confidence and appetite.

    Be part of Ambition Nation

    We want to create those investment stories that inspire ambition in others by talking to as many growth companies as possible. Share yours and help motivate other entrepreneurs on the road to success.