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23rd April 2019

Rockstart raises €15m fund to invest in AgriFood startups

Rockstart is almost ready to close its first fund of €15 million for its AgriFood domain accelerator and fund. Staying true to its commitment to support and empower startups and provide unparalleled access to capital, Rockstart AgriFood now offers (follow-on) investments in participating startups up until Series B.

23rd April 2019

EMV Capital completes its first acquisition in Silicon Valley

EMV Capital announced the acquisition and investment into Wanda Inc, a San Francisco-based digital health company commercialising advanced clinical decision support software powered by machine learning and real time patient data analysis.

EMV Capital’s investment will enable Wanda to accelerate its growth in the North American market, as well as to enter the UK and European markets. “I’m excited to welcome Wanda, an innovative digital health company into the EMV Capital family” said Dr. Ilian Iliev managing director of EMV Capital. “Wanda has shown impact and strong traction in the past couple of years and we are excited to support the company’s team through its growth phase. It fits in our investment thesis of backing exciting AI-powered technology platforms that can scale rapidly through industry partnerships.”

23rd April 2019

Welendus Raises Funding From the Unicorn Ascension Fund

PTP Funding Limited (“Welendus”), a peer to peer (P2P) lending platform focusing on short term loans, has recently raised funding from the Unicorn Ascension Fund (UAF). This is UAF’s third deal since its launch in the summer of 2018. UAF has participated in this round as a co-investor with Pontaq, a venture fund based in London which also focuses on cross border technology transfer between UK and India. 

18th April 2019

Fixing the female funding gap

Leah Hutcheon, founder and CEO of the Edinburgh-based software company, Appointedd, and former EIE participant, shares her experience as a female founder and offers advice to the ten female-led companies pitching on 24 April in Edinburgh.

16th April 2019

Partech leads $20m funding for Beauty booking platform Shedul.com

Shedul.com, the world’s fastest growing booking platform for salons and spas, has announced a Series B investment of $20 million, valuing the company at $105 million. The round was led by Partech, an investment firm with hubs in Paris, San Francisco, and Berlin, along with participation from Berlin-based Target Global, Dubai-based BECO Capital, and New York-based FJ Labs.

15th April 2019

What makes science and technology firms tick?

For investors, the need to know what occupiers want, where they want to be and what they need to thrive are crucial factors to help seek out areas where performance could be maximised. Saul Western, Partner, Capital Markets at Bidwells provides an in-depth insight into why the science and technology sector are the frontrunners for investment and what ultimately makes them tick.  

15th April 2019

Global intelligence platform Atheneum raises €10 million

The latest funding round of €10m for Atheneum, Europe’s leading global intelligence platform, follows rapid growth of the business – achieving a 60% year-on-year revenue growth in the UK.

12th April 2019

Green Angels’ latest deal is electrifying

 

Green Angel Syndicate has announced that its members have backed a revolutionary renewable energy platform.  Green Angel Syndicate is investing in the seed funding round for The ECompany, a London-based technology company at the forefront of the renewable energy sector.

 

 

12th April 2019

CleverTap announces $26m funding led by Sequoia India

 

CleverTap, the customer lifecycle management platform, has announced it has raised a $26 million Series B funding round, led by Sequoia India with participation from new investor, Tiger Global Management, and existing investors Accel. The funds raised will be used to accelerate its data science-driven product capabilities and scale to meet fast-growing demand for its customer lifecycle management platform. The new funding brings the company’s valuation to more than $150 million.

 

11th April 2019

AerinX among TOP 10 innovations in the aircraft maintenance sector

Organizers of MRO Americas, one of the leading professional conferences of the aircraft maintenance industry worldwide, 

9th April 2019

Green Angels find an appetite for insects with £600K investment in Entomics Biosystems

Green Angel Syndicate is investing in a £600,000 funding round for Entomics Biosystems, a Cambridge-based technology company at the forefront of the rapidly growing insect protein sector.

9th April 2019

Welsh start-up Hexigone secures £1m from Development Bank of Wales

A start-up company that has discovered a safer, smarter way to tackle corrosion has secured a cash injection of £1m; which will support ambitious plans to become the industry standard in anti-corrosion technology.

Corrosion costs the world economy 2.5 trillion dollars every year, and last month, the EU banned its most effective inhibitor, hexavalent chromate, because of health concerns. Hexigone Inhibitors plugs the gap by offering a new additive for metal coatings that is safer and can be up to ten times more effective than chrome-free alternatives…protecting buildings, cars and aeroplanes for longer.

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