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Seneca Growth Capital team targets £15m of investments in 2020
Archangels backs Fios Genomics as it announces a new strategic partnership
Antler invests £1.56m in thirteen technology companies founded on its first UK program

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24th January 2020

Oxford Investment Opportunity Network and Oxford Angel Network join forces

Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION) and Oxford Angel Network (OAN), part of Oxford University’s commercialisation arm Oxford University Innovation (OUI), are merging, with immediate effect, combining their operations to form a strong and cohesive Oxford-based angel network. Access to finance for growth is critical to starting and scaling ground-breaking tech companies. This merger will contribute significantly to strengthening the appeal of the Oxford Cluster as a great place for companies to flourish. It is a vital step towards realising Oxfordshire’s potential, as expressed in the Local Industrial Strategy, of becoming one of the leading innovation ecosystems worldwide....

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Oxford Investment Opportunity Network and Oxford Angel Network join forces

24th January 2020

Intertrust in landmark deal with Round Hill Capital

Intertrust in landmark deal with Round Hill Capital

Intertrust, a global leader in tech-enabled corporate and fund solutions, has signed a strategic agreement with Round Hill Capital, a leading global real estate investment, development and asset management firm. The deal sees Intertrust acquire the legal, corporate and accounting services team of...

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23rd January 2020

The Seed Fund Academy opens for entry

The Seed Fund Academy opens for entry

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23rd January 2020

 Free Spirit Fund celebrates its third anniversary with top decile performance

Free Spirit Fund celebrates its third anniversary with top decile performance

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23rd January 2020

QVentures leads round in blockchain entreprise start-up, Ocyan

QVentures leads round in blockchain entreprise start-up, Ocyan

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23rd January 2020

Maven Capital Partners invests £8.5 million in North East businesses in 2019

Maven Capital Partners invests £8.5 million in North East businesses in 2019

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Perspectives Read ALL

20 Thoughts from 20 years of Angel Investing

21st January 2020

Simon Blakey gives us the benefit of his 20 years experience as an ...

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Accelerator/Incubator Funds: an opportunity for crowdfunding investors?

20th January 2020

James Murdoch considers whether Accelerator/Incubator Funds are a good option for crowdfunding in...

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Fresh ideas and new friends for 2020

20th December 2019

During recent meetings with angel friends of mine, I discovered some common ground between them o...

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Insight with The AIC's December Investment Company Compass

16th December 2019

The AIC's December edition of Compass looks at the election result, how the UK is the one to watc...

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Archangels backs Fios Genomics as it announces a new strategic partnership

24th January 2020

Edinburgh-based bioinformatics company, Fios Genomics, which helps pharmaceutical and biotech com...

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Oxford Investment Opportunity Network and Oxford Angel Network join forces

24th January 2020

Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION) and Oxford Angel Network (OAN), part of Oxford Unive...

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QVentures leads round in blockchain entreprise start-up, Ocyan

23rd January 2020

QVentures, manager of 29PP Pre-Seed Fund, will be leading the funding round in Ocyan, a cloud ope...

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20 Thoughts from 20 years of Angel Investing

21st January 2020

Simon Blakey gives us the benefit of his 20 years experience as an ...

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Albion Capital VCT top up offers raise £34m after strong performance

22nd January 2020

Albion Capital, the leading independent investment manager, closed its 2019/2020 VCT top up...

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Financial Adviser finding platform Unbiased secures £5.6m from YFM

21st January 2020

Funds advised by YFM Equity Partners have backed a £5.6m investment into Unbiased EC1 Limit...

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Rovco receives £3.9 million from Foresight

15th January 2020

Foresight Group has invested £3.9 million investment into disruptive subsea surveying compa...

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Sale of EIKON Group brings strong returns for YFM

14th January 2020

Funds advised by YFM Equity Partners have banked a healthy return multiple of 2.25x within two ye...

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Ingenious invests £2.3 million 3D Repo

21st January 2020

Ingenious's Infrastructure Ventures EIS Service has led a £2.3m A-series investment round i...

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Kuber to hold Manager Showcase for Advisers on 6 February

16th January 2020

Kuber Ventures is holding its next Manager Showcase...

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Downing exits hydro projects

15th January 2020

Investment manager Downing LLP has sold Nightjar Sustainable Power Limited and Guillemot Green En...

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Rovco receives £3.9 million from Foresight

15th January 2020

Foresight Group has invested £3.9 million investment into disruptive subsea surveying compa...

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Seneca Growth Capital team targets £15m of investments in 2020

24th January 2020

Seneca Partners have appointmented Siobhan Pycroft as Investment Executive in their expanding Gro...

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Intertrust in landmark deal with Round Hill Capital

24th January 2020

Intertrust, a global leader in tech-enabled corporate and fund solutions, has signed a strategic ...

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Maven Capital Partners invests £8.5 million in North East businesses in 2019

23rd January 2020

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active SME finance providers, has invested &po...

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MMC Ventures promotes Oliver Richards and Victoria Ferguson to partner

23rd January 2020

In its 20th year, MMC appoints two new partners alongside another four p...

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Knowledge Read ALL

First VC deal terms survey reveals 14 key terms for European tech startups

21st January 2020

Withers tech, working with experienced VC legal teams in France, Germany and Switzerland, has car...

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Global VC performance reaches all-time high says eFront data

20th January 2020

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Inve...

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Five tech startups launch per hour as business formations reach new record in 2019

14th January 2020

More than five new tech startups launched every hour in 2019, contributing to a record 681,704 ne...

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New research charts fund finance's progress from niche to mainstream

14th January 2020

Two-thirds (66%) of alternative investment professionals have a good understanding of the benefit...

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Equity Crowdfunding Read ALL

Accelerator/Incubator Funds: an opportunity for crowdfunding investors?

20th January 2020

James Murdoch considers whether Accelerator/Incubator Funds are a good option for crowdfunding in...

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Cowboy breaks records to become largest ever cleantech raise on Crowdcube at £3.7m

13th January 2020

Cowboy, the design driven electric bike company, has hit an impre...

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Juno Capital leads £500,000 investment in SaaS company Cyclr

19th December 2019

Young British SaaS company Cyclr has announced £0.5million of new investment, led by Juno C...

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Crowdcube doubles investment into overseas businesses in 2019

17th December 2019

Crowdcube is announcing a record-breaking year for overseas businesses raising funds on Eur...

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LJ General Builders secures £250k from MEIF Maven

15th January 2020

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) Debt Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners, has p...

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IGF strengthens national presence with new commercial director

10th January 2020

Independent Growth Finance (IGF), a leading independent commercial finance provider, appoint...

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Make-over for Coffi Co with Development Bank of Wales funding

9th January 2020

Coffi heads are enjoying a new experience in Cardiff Bay fol...

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Development Bank of Wales supports Snowdrop Independent Living

20th December 2019

Snowdrop Independent Living has opened a new mobility aid showroom in Cardiff. Taking over ...

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Seneca Growth Capital team targets £15m of investments in 2020

24th January 2020

Seneca Partners have appointmented Siobhan Pycroft as Investment Executive in their expanding Gro...

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Antler invests £1.56m in thirteen technology companies founded on its first UK program

24th January 2020

Antler, the global startup generator and early-stage venture capital firm, will today reveal...

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QVentures leads round in blockchain entreprise start-up, Ocyan

23rd January 2020

QVentures, manager of 29PP Pre-Seed Fund, will be leading the funding round in Ocyan, a cloud ope...

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Free Spirit Fund celebrates its third anniversary with top decile performance

23rd January 2020

Free Spirit Fund managed by Sanford DeLand Asset Management (SDL), home to the Buffettology Fund,...

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Antler invests £1.56m in thirteen technology companies founded on its first UK program

24th January 2020

Antler, the global startup generator and early-stage venture capital firm, will today reveal...

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QVentures leads round in blockchain entreprise start-up, Ocyan

23rd January 2020

QVentures, manager of 29PP Pre-Seed Fund, will be leading the funding round in Ocyan, a cloud ope...

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Guinness and Maven lead £6.4 million funding for Coniq

22nd January 2020

Coniq has secured £6.4 million of growth equity to meet the growing demand for its awa...

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Play Ventures leads £1.75m seed funding for Dataseat

21st January 2020

Dataseat, a London-based tech startup, helping mobile app ad...

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Great Point Media appoints Jamie Lowe as Head of Institutional Distribution

14th January 2020

Great Point Media, the London-based media and investment group, has appointed Jamie Lowe as Head ...

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Optune reaches first close of seed round

11th November 2019

Swiss startup Optune has successfully closed the first close of its seed rounds with Bexio ...

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The future of media investment: interview with Great Point's Dan Perkins

9th October 2019

On the first birthday of the Great Point Ventures...

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YFM Equity Partners invests £3.6m into disruptive video agency Wooshii

12th June 2019

Funds advised by YFM Equity Partners, the specialist private equity fund manager, has backed a &p...

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Financial services AI business lands £2.5m funding from Praetura

22nd January 2020

FeedStock, an AI-driven SaaS business that leverages the latest natural languag...

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Blackfinch Invests in Innovative Fitness Technology Company Auro

9th January 2020

Blackfinch has invested c.£500,000 in London-based company Auro...

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Headstart, the AI startup battling bias, closes $7m and signs Accenture in the US

19th November 2019

Headstart, the HR tech company using data science to remove bias when hiring, has announced...

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Archangels backs Fios Genomics as it announces a new strategic partnership

24th January 2020

Edinburgh-based bioinformatics company, Fios Genomics, which helps pharmaceutical and biotech com...

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MMC Ventures backs high-growth startup Elder £8.2m fund raising

22nd January 2020

Elder, a leading care home alternative, has raised another £8.2m funding round as its techn...

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Ori Biotech announces a $9.4M seed round

10th January 2020

Ori Biotech Ltd, an innovator in Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) manufacturing, has...

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Foresight invests £2 million in innovative tech company Novosound

17th December 2019

Foresight has invested £2 million investment as part of a £3.3 million round in...

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Financial Services Read ALL

Financial Adviser finding platform Unbiased secures £5.6m from YFM

21st January 2020

Funds advised by YFM Equity Partners have backed a £5.6m investment into Unbiased EC1 Limit...

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AIC appoints new board members

20th January 2020

The membership of the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has elected Gay ...

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$200m investment to globalise corporate sustainability

13th January 2020

GP Bullhound, a leading technology advisory and investment firm, has acted as financial exclusive...

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NatWest and Moneypenny join forces to support UK small businesses

3rd December 2019

NatWest is partnering with Moneypenny, the world’s largest and highest rated outsourced com...

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BGF invests in The Chemistry Group

16th January 2020

BGF has invested in The Chemistry Group (TCG), the London-based disruptive HR c...

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Calculus Capital generates 1.8x return on sale from Once Upon A TIme

10th January 2020

Calculus Capital has sold their investment in London-based marketing agenc...

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AIPUT secures pre-let to expand its dnata City East air cargo facility at Heathrow

9th December 2019

Aberdeen Standard Investments’ AIPUT fund (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) has sign...

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BGF supports Hydrock in acquisition of MRB Consulting Engineers

28th October 2019

Engineering design consultancy Hydrock has announced its acquisition of Yorkshire-based MRB Consu...

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Sunburnt grapes and bouncing stones

3rd December 2019

I was in Burgundy last week with a travelling companion to have a look at the wines of the 2018 v...

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Rory Stewart, Nick Jenkins and Henry Blofeld headline at 10th VCT & EIS Investor Forum

21st November 2019

Rory Stewart, Nick Jenkins and Henry Blofeld are amongst the top speakers at today's VCT & EI...

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The Expansion of a Grapey Universe

7th November 2019

  Many years ago, when I first joined the wine trade, the nu...

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Seven Stories set to drive innovation at VentureFest North East

31st October 2019

Next month’s flagship innovation conference, VentureFest North East will bring over 800 bus...

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