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20th February 2018

BlackCurve raises £500k from Mercia

BlackCurve, which provides online retailers with advanced pricing tools to improve their revenue growth and profitability, has secured a seed investment of £500,000 from Mercia Fund Managers and software entrepreneur and investor, Nick Kingsbury.

Founded in 2016 by Charles and Philip Huthwaite, BlackCurve helps its clients find the optimal price for their goods and services through sophisticated pricing algorithms and machine learning.

This investment will be used to expand the company’s core team across sales, software development and data science. Alongside this, BlackCurve will continue to develop its underlying software to deliver even faster accessibility, improved analytics and further scale its client-base through strategic platform integrations.

20th February 2018

Fenestra raises $1.5m angel investment

 

 

 

Fenestra has secured $1.5 million equity investment for the launch of an innovative new venture designed to transform the traditional advertising market by introducing a new, independent and more transparent model of media buying for the future.

16th February 2018

SEI’s Codify Welcomes Second Wave of Incubator Participants

Five new participants have joined Cdify, the London-based RegTech incubator.

15th February 2018

Reputation of fintech staggeringly low

An overwhelming majority of people in the UK have no idea about whether the reputation of fintech is positive or negative, strongly suggesting a general lack of understanding of what the industry is.

 

12th February 2018

Quilam backs SME lender Cafoss Finance

Quilam has made a multi-million pound investment into Catfoss Finance, a specialist lender providing Asset Finance into the UK SME market.

 

12th February 2018

70% of firms not cyber secure, say Hiscox

A study of more than 4,000 organisations reveals major shortcomings in cyber security readiness at nearly three-quarters (73%) of firms.

7th February 2018

Challenger bank Penta raises €2.2 million from Inception Capital

Penta, a bank account for startups and businesses, has raised a €2.2 million seed round one month after launching in Germany as its customer growth has gained pace. The thriving FinTech is also announcing the end of its waitlist, which allows German businesses to open a business bank account with Penta today.

6th February 2018

Bitcoin heads mainstream with launch of deVere cryptocurrency app

Global financial services firm deVere Group launches deVere Crypto, a pioneering cryptocurrency app.

5th February 2018

Platform-facilitated lending exceeds £8 billion, says P2PFA

The P2PFA has published data showing that in the period ending in the fourth quarter of 2017, cumulative lending transacted through P2PFA member platforms exceeded £8 billion.

18th January 2018

Draper Esprit leads $75m investment in Ledger

Cryptocurrency and blockchain security company, Ledger, today announces a USD 75 million (EUR 61 million) Series B round, led by Draper Esprit. The investment will enable the company to significantly scale up its operations as demand for their products increases at pace.

10th January 2018

Talis Capital & Credo Ventures lead more funding for Price f(x)

Talis Capital has co-led an additional funding round along with Credo Ventures into leading price management, optimization and CPQ SaaS provider, Price f(x).

9th May 2017

Online investment platform, InvestingZone, has added access to the Seneca EIS Portfolio service to enhance its offering for private investors.  The addition of the Seneca EIS Portfolio to the platform is the first stage of a strategic investment to broaden and reposition InvestingZone, which joined the North West-based Seneca Partners in early 2016.

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