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23rd October 2019

Foresight leads £4.2m investment in 3D printing company AMT

Foresight Group has made its thirteenth investment from the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund into Additive Manufacturing Technologies Limited, a developer of technology designed to unlock the potential of industrial additive manufacturing.  The investment is part of a £4.2 million round led by DSM Venturing.  Sheffield-based AMT was founded in 2017 by CEO Joseph Crabtree.  It was set up with the aim of developing industrial technologies to enable the deployment of 3D printing for mass production, especially to address the shortcomings of existing post-processing technologies.

22nd October 2019

Maven leads £5.3 million investment in e-commerce platform E-Fundamentals

Maven Capital Partners has led a £5.3 million funding round in E-Fundamentals, a leading eCommerce insights platform.

 

 

 

 

London and Edinburgh-based e.fundamentals is a market-leading ecommerce analytics platform that helps many of the world’s largest brand owners rigorously improve the sales and profit performance of their products on retailers’ and wholesalers’ websites. 

22nd October 2019

Speechmatics raises £6.35 million from AlbionVC to fund global expansion

Speechmatics, the leader in machine learning and automatic speech recognition, has raised £6.35m in Series A funding led by AlbionVC; IQ Capital followed on in this round along with several angel investors.      

 

Speechmatics has built one of the most accurate speech recognition technology engines in the worldThe technology is currently available in 29 languages, either in the cloud or, crucially, on-premises ­– a critical feature for businesses who do not wish or are unable to share data in the cloud. The diversity of languages and accuracy of the technology sets Speechmatics apart from other global brands in speech recognition.

21st October 2019

Amadeus leads Nu Quantum's £650,000 pre-seed funding

Nu Quantum, a quantum photonics company, has completed a £650,000 pre-seed investment round. The over-subscribed round was led by Amadeus Capital Partners, with participation from IQ Capital, Ahren Capital, Cambridge Enterprise and Martlet Capital, the investment arm of Marshall of Cambridge Group.

21st October 2019

Luminous Group raises £400,000 from Mercia for food safety software

Luminous Group, the Newcastle company which is one of the UK’s leading mixed reality experts, has raised over £400,000 to support the launch of a new software to reduce hygiene risks in food processing plants.

The investment round was led by the North East Venture Fund (NEVF), which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Mercia, and included funding from private investors. The firm is now planning to create 28 new jobs over the next three years as it expands its management and technical teams.

18th October 2019

Minit raises €7 million in Series A round led by Target Global

Process Mining software provider Minit has raised €7 million in a Series A funding round, led by Target Global, with participation from Salesforce Ventures and existing investors, Earlybird’s Digital East Fund and OTB Ventures. The funding will facilitate further product development and expansion into new markets, including the US.  Founded in 2017, Minit builds intuitive Process Mining software that gives its enterprise customers insight into complex processes - like order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, customer journey or service delivery – and more importantly how these can be improved.

17th October 2019

Clive Gillmore donates £3m to University of Warwick for Fintech research centre

The University of Warwick has received one of its largest donations from an individual to establish a new Fintech research centre.

The £3 million donation has been made by Clive Gillmore, founder and Group CEO of Mondrian Investment Partners and an alumnus of the University of Warwick.

The Gillmore Centre for Financial Technology will be housed at Warwick Business School and will bring together the school’s existing research in the area along with a host of new appointments.

17th October 2019

SharpCloud closes £4.5m Series A round from YFM Equity Partners

YFM Equity Partners has backed a £4.5m investment into SharpCloud Software Limited to support the continued growth and roll out of its enterprise SaaS product. YFM’s investment comes from its two advised VCTs, British Smaller Companies VCT plc and British Smaller Companies VCT2 plc, alongside YFM Equity Partners Growth II LP.

16th October 2019

Renewable energy tech startup Sennen secures investment from Sustainable Accelerator

Technology company, Sennen, whose software increases the reliability and productivity achieved by renewable energy owners, has secured financial backing from investment firm Sustainable Accelerator in its first round of seed funding.

Experienced renewable energy business angels Colin Palmer and David Bunker are also investing in the business. Further investors will be announced soon with the total round expected to be nearly £400,000, double the initial target.

15th October 2019

Apadmi Ventures invests in childcare startup studentnannies.com

Apadmi Ventures has invested in studentnannies.com, an innovative new childcare platform which has just launched in Manchester, having already launched in London. 

14th October 2019

Browne Jacobson advises Impala as it secures $11m funding

Browne Jacobson’s corporate finance team has advised Impala on its successful $11 million investment round.

14th October 2019

Balderton leads Rahko's £1.3m seed round

Quantum machine learning company Rahko has raised a £1.3m (USD1.6) seed round led by Balderton Capital, Europe’s leading Series A tech investor. Balderton usually invests at Series A but makes rare seed investments when it discovers exceptional teams like that at Rahko. Balderton is joined in the funding round by venture firm AI Seed and angel investors Charles Songhurst (former Microsoft Head of Corporate Strategy), Tom McInerney (Founder, TGM Ventures), John Spindler (CEO, Capital Enterprise) and James Field (CEO, LabGenius). 

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