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15th August 2018

President of Aetna International appointed as Chair of Braintrain2020

Richard di Benedetto has been appointed as a director and non-executive chairman of Mercia Fund Managers investment Braintrain2020.

15th August 2018

Investly introduces platform for partners

Following a new financing round earlier this year and Nesta’s Open Banking prize last year, London based invoice finance provider Investly has opened their platform to help partners such as banks, working capital providers, e-invoicing platforms and retail/wholesale marketplaces serve their business customers the financing they need. Investly provides selective invoice discounting to businesses in the UK and Estonia for which it has built the credit model, operations and technology with the aim of expanding the reach of businesses that can be served sustainably. 

15th August 2018

AngelNews wine column - Burgundy has bargains

Burgundy has long been regarded as not the sort of region one “visits” should bargain-hunting be on the agenda.

15th August 2018

New tool to help companies assess potential in e-learning for growth & expansion.

UK based e-learning specialist Candle Learning has announced the launch of their latest online tool, designed specifically to help commercial training companies to assess the potential of integrating e-learning into their services.

15th August 2018

County Finance Group made accredited partner for EFG programme

The British Business Bank has announced that it has accredited Lutterworth-based County Finance Group for the Asset Finance variant of the Bank’s EFG programme. This will enable County Finance Group to offer additional asset finance to smaller business looking to acquire equipment or machinery to boost their growth.

14th August 2018

MMC Ventures announces senior appointments

Venture capital firm MMC Ventures has announced the appointment of senior advisers to help guide the firm’s next phase of growth. Following major investment from the firm into its research function over the last two years, the new advisory board and venture partners will enhance the firm’s capabilities and bring even deeper experience and domain knowledge to bear.

14th August 2018

Mercia Fund Managers finalist at 2018 Growth Investor Awards

Mercia Fund Managers has been shortlisted for Growth Investor of the Year and Best EIS Investment Manager at the 2018 Growth Investor Awards.

14th August 2018

The secret to successful staff reviews

Stefano Maifreni, Founder of Eggeclerate, discusses why your team is as important to your figures in the early days of a business and reveals some of the secrets to hiring, and keeping, key employees. 

14th August 2018

Silicon Valley investors eye cheap British technology

In partnership with global law firm Penningtons Manches, Beauhurst recently produced a ground-breaking report on the investment dynamics between Britain and the investment firms of the United States. The results were fascinating, revealing that investment from the West Coast of the US into British tech has increased to record levels over the past eight years.

 

 

Indeed, since 2011 the numbers of deals backed by West Coast investors (which are dominated by Silicon Valley firms) has grown by 252%. In 2017, West Coast investors were involved in 74 deals with UK companies, totalling £1b in value and representing around 5% of all announced deal numbers into independent UK startups and scaleups that year. This is up from 59 deals in 2016, and 21 in 2011.

14th August 2018

Artios completes £65m Series B investment round

Arix Bioscience plc, a global healthcare and life science company supporting medical innovation, has announced that its Group Business Artios Pharma Limited, a leading DNA Damage Response (DDR) company developing innovative treatments for cancer, has completed an oversubscribed £65 million Series B financing following strong interest from investors.

13th August 2018

Octopus launches £20 million fundraise for AIM VCTs

 

Octopus Investments, part of Octopus Group and the largest provider of venture capital trusts (VCTs) in the UK, has announced the launch of a £20 million joint fundraise for its two Alternative Investment Market (AIM) VCTs.

 

13th August 2018

Mediolanum Asset Management bolsters investment team

Mediolanum Asset Management (MAML), the Irish asset management company of the Mediolanum Banking Group, has appointed Astrid Schilo as Multi Asset Strategist and Inma Conde as Head of Manager Research, in Dublin. Following the hire of Christophe Jaubert as Head of Investments, the addition of Astrid and Inma is part of the continuous expansion of MAML’s investment capabilities.

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