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24th May 2018

Fraud epidemic costs the UK £110 billion a year, says Crowe Clark Whitehill

The latest research from national audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill, together with the University of Portsmouth’s 

24th May 2018

Almost half of scale-up businesses founded by under-34s

The number of scale-up businesses in the UK is rising fast and almost half (42%) have been founded by people aged 34 and under, according to a new report.

24th May 2018

Ultromics secures £10 million investment to bring AI heart diagnostics to hospitals

Ultromics, the UK start-up behind breakthrough artificial intelligence (AI) technology for the diagnosis of coronary heart disease, has raised £10 million in Series-A investment. The funding was led by Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI), with Neptune, RT Ventures, GT Healthcare, Tanarra, Fushia and personal investors Andre Crawford-Brunt and Dieter Spälti also participating.  

24th May 2018

British Business Bank, Diversity VC and BVCA announce new diversity initiative

Three organisations are joining forces to run an industry-wide initiative which will build the first clear picture of the representation of women, and diversity more broadly, in the pipelines of UK venture capital firms, and how this corresponds to the deals that get done.

24th May 2018

Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invests £2.1m in Oxford Space Systems

Foresight Group has announced the investment of £2.1 million into Oxford Space Systems Limited from the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund.

24th May 2018

PayAsUGym completes £6.5m Series A investment round led by Albion Capital

Albion Capital, the leading independent investment manager, has led a £6.5 million Series A investment round in PayAsUGym (‘PAUG’), the online fitness marketplace, alongside existing co-investor Concentric and individual angels. The investment will be used to build the team, further enhance the product, grow the gym network and overall user base.

23rd May 2018

Foresight invests £3 million into DA Languages Limited

 

 

 

Foresight Group has invested £3 million into Altrincham-based, DA Languages Limited.

23rd May 2018

Development Bank of Wales & HSBC support Coastline Coaches with £100k loan

Loans totaling £100,000 from the Development Bank of Wales and HSBC will enable the family-run business Coastline Coaches to upgrade its depot in Fford Las, Rhyl to accommodate the new vehicles and further develop its private hire, taxi and coach tour services. Coastline Coaches can also provide executive cars for corporate and business travel.

23rd May 2018

CoInvestor appoints Rob Ferguson as Chief Operating Officer

CoInvestor, the platform digitising alternative asset transactions for fund managers, investors and advisers, has appointed Rob Ferguson as its Chief Operating Officer amid increasing demand for its innovative digital solutions. The role will strengthen the focus on innovation and delivering the best service to CoInvestor’s customers.

23rd May 2018

MedicSpot receives investment from Henley Business Angels

Digital healthcare provider MedicSpot has received investment from a member of Henley Business Angels as part of the SEIS qualifying fund raise. In total MedicSpot is raising £1m in funding and has rapidly closed its oversubscribed £150k SEIS round.

23rd May 2018

Draper Esprit backs Aircall in £10m deal

Draper Esprit  has invested  £10m investment in Aircall, a French cloud-based call centre software business.

The London-headquartered venture capital firm led on a Series B funding round that brought Aircall’s total investment to around £30m to date.

23rd May 2018

Finstock Capital launch new product to fix the R&D Tax Claim funding gap

Finstock Capital has recently launched a bridging product to help fix the funding gap for businesses waiting for their research and development (R&D) tax claim to be paid.

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