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21st February 2019

GC Angels back GradTouch in £150K funding boost

Gradtouch, a Manchester Based job matching business, has received a funding boost of £150K from GC Angels, the angel investment arm of the Growth Company.

18th February 2019

Angel backed tasking app Pinga expands in Central London

Angel-backed peer-to-peer tasking app Pinga has announced its expansion across Central London, following a successful launch in Hackney last year. 

15th February 2019

Raven secures £300,000 funding from business angels

Investors have pumped £300,000 into the company behind operations and issue management software used at golf’s Ryder Cup and athletics’ European Championships.

The funding for Glasgow-based Raven Controls is coming from business angels David Fletcher, Malcolm Jones and Clark Wilson.

The cash will be used to create up to five jobs at the company, adding to the teams in house development capability in addition to growing Raven’s sales and marketing.

13th February 2019

Tech entrepreneurs to transform cybersecurity with angel backing

Two tech entrepreneurs aim to transform cybersecurity with a new software platform that allows businesses to monitor the whole of their cybersecurity from one easy-to-use dashboard.

12th February 2019

Angel backed PBD Biotech wins Royal Dairy Innovation Award 2019

Angel-backed company PBD Biotech has had its novel Actiphage® testing technology named as the winner of the Royal Dairy Innovation Award at Dairy-Tech 2019.

The Royal Dairy Innovation trophy and certificate are awarded for research and development in the field of dairy farming. With the award going to the most practical, relevant product, which is likely to be the most significant innovation for the future of dairying.

11th February 2019

Acceleris-backed Redag sale generates return for angels

Acceleris Capital investment Redag Crop Protection Ltd, a UK agrochemical discovery company, has sold its discovery and early development division to Globachem NV, retaining the lead assets for continued development to commercialisation.

With this new acquisition, Globachem continues its already fast-growing development. Globachem Discovery Ltd, the new name of the acquired company, will enhance and strengthen Globachem Group capabilities in Research and Development.

The partial sale will allow Redag to focus on the development of the two lead assets, a broad spectrum herbicide and a potato blight fungicide with a view to licensing them once further field trials and data packages have been created.

8th February 2019

HBAN to sign up 75 new angels in 2019

HBAN plans to recruit 75 new business angels in 2019. The new investors will have a combined total of at least €15 million available to invest in start-ups based in the island of Ireland.

The recruitment drive will begin at HBAN’s All-Island Business Angels Conference which takes place on Thursday, 14th February, in Powerscourt Hotel, Co. Wicklow. This year’s conference will focus on diversity and how a varied investment portfolio yields better returns for angel investors. A number of prominent Irish and international entrepreneurs and angel investors will be speaking at the event.

7th February 2019

How can female entrepreneurs get better access to funding?

Helena Murphy, founder of Raising Partners, comments on the recent British Business Bank report which highlights the fundraising challenges faced by female entrepreneurs and shares her tips on how female founders can access the funding they need. 

6th February 2019

Croatia's president to speak at World Business Angels investment Forum

'It is a great honour to announce that H.E. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, President of Croatia, will be attending the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) 2019 World Congress of Angel Investors with a strong delegation.

5th February 2019

Hexafly secures €1.1 million

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and an initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, has announced agritech company, Hexafly has secured a total of €2.2m after closing a recent round of €1.1m. The total investment includes €900,000 in angel funding, with Enterprise Ireland, SOS Ventures, Yield Lab and Cedas Foundation making up the rest of the two rounds. It is the largest HBAN angel investment in agritech to date and will help to fund 50 new jobs over the next two years, as well as a new larger production facility. 

24th January 2019

Startup Funding Club leads £800K investment round into Swytch

Startup Funding Club (SFC) has recently closed an investment into state-of-the-art eBike company Swytch Technology in an SFC-lead round of £800,000 coming from various entities as well as private investors. The funded company produces and sells eBike kits that convert existing bikes into electric power-assisted ones.

23rd January 2019

Investment group Equity Gap toasts record deals and beefs up team

Equity Gap, Scotland’s most active business angel syndicate, is preparing for further expansionafter completing its biggest investment deals to date.

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