January 20 2004. Enterprises and their advisers who are seeking to fill the equity gap between £20,000 when collateral runs out at the bank, and £4 million when venture capital starts, can now advertise their investment, joint venture, business for sale and strategic alliance opportunities to potential investors at a dedicated internet shop window. The Development Capital Exchange website at is structured exclusively as an information medium and does not involve any attempt to broker or otherwise get involved with opportunities posted on it.

There are two levels of involvement, associate and member. Associates, usually accountants, consultants or other business advisors, have sole rights to place opportunities on the website. Members are entrepreneurs or large company executives looking for opportunities. Associates pay £56 pa whilst members pay £28 pa for a subscription.