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26th April 2018

IQ Capital portfolio company Grapeshot acquired by Oracle

Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire Grapeshot, a provider of brand safety and pre-bid contextual solutions to over 5,000 of the world's leading marketers. Every month, over 38 billion programmatic ad impressions are enhanced using Grapeshot's Contextual Intelligence Platform in dozens of languages, and this number has grown well over 100% year over year.

25th April 2018

Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invests £1.6 million in Salvalco

Foresight Group has iinvested £1.6 million into The Salford Valve Company, which provides aerosol valves for use with ecologically sustainable propellants, from Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund.

Salvalco has developed aerosol valve technologies (referred to as Eco-Valves) from original research carried out by Professor Ghasem Nasr of the Spray Research Group at the University of Salford, that enable safe inert gases such as simple fresh air or nitrogen to be used as a propellant in aerosols. This is significantly better for the environment and far safer than conventional propellants, most of which are hydrocarbons. The Company has developed a family of valve designs for a wide range of aerosol products and applications.

24th April 2018

Inflexion completes double buyout to create Comparison Technologies

Inflexion Private Equity has created Comparison Technologies, a multi-channel price comparison enabler in home services (energy, broadband, TV and telephone), through the simultaneous buyouts of Energy Helpline and UK Web Media.

23rd April 2018

Foresight EIS fund invests £1.05 million in Codeplay Software

Foresight Group has invested £1.05m from Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund into Codeplay Software Limited.

Codeplay is 

20th April 2018

New investment venture to support Scotland's social entrepreneurs

A new mission-led investment venture aimed at stimulating social entrepreneurship in Scotland has been launched by leading responsible finance provider Social Investment Scotland (SIS).

SIS Ventures plans to provide the tools and mission-aligned investment required to help early stage businesses and social enterprises grow and deliver social impact at scale. The company is in the process of seeking authorisation from the FCA, under a wholly owned subsidiary of SIS.

19th April 2018

Pharmacy2U secures further investment

Pharmacy2U, the UK’s largest NHS online pharmacy, has secured a further £40 million investment to support the rapid growth of its online 

18th April 2018

Seraphim publishes latest Space Index

Seraphim Capital has published its analysis of the last quarter's SpaceTech Venture Capital transactions for the period . Every quarter it carefully monitors the investment in the SpaceTech sector globally over a rolling 12 month period, highlighting key deals from the Quarter.

18th April 2018

PingGo secures investment and a place in Seed Haus

PingGo, a media engagement platform for high growth companies, has secured investment of £30K from the Seed Haus and a six month residency at the prestigious pre-seed tech incubator.

The funding will be used to accelerate development of PingGo's media search engine and grow its international customer base. The company will use its time in the accelerator to access the depth of experience, skills and knowledge of the SeedHaus Partners, refine the existing product and prepare for its first funding round.

17th April 2018

Seraphim Capital launches Space Camp Accelerator

Seraphim Capital has launched Space Camp Accelerator, the UK’s first dedicated accelerator programme for startups in the spacetech industry. Backed by both the UK and European space agencies, as well as by corporate partners including Rolls Royce, alongside Seraphim Space Fund partners including Airbus, Surrey Satellite Technology, SES, and Telespazio, Space Camp will help the best spacetech startups secure funding, achieve scale, and foster close working relationships with industry leaders.

13th April 2018

Deepbridge leads on £5.4m investment in vTime

Deepbridge Capital has closed a £5.4m Series A funding round for vTime,a virtual reality (VR) sociable network that allows users to meet, chat, broadcast, and share with people all around the world.

13th April 2018

Finance Durham Fund invests £250k in Muss Styling

The Finance Durham fund, established by Durham County Council and managed by Maven Capital Partners, has invested £250,000 in pioneering automotive styling centre, Muss Media Ltd. Funds raised will enable the company to invest in its design, sales and marketing functions, roll out a national car dealership engagement strategy and employ additional wrap technicians to fulfil growing demand. As a result of the investment, the firm will establish its design, sales and marketing functions in County Durham.

12th April 2018

Spectral Edge secures $5.3m from Parkwalk and IQ Capital

Spectral Edge, the image fusion technology specialists, has secured $5.3 million in further funding from existing investors Parkwalk Advisors and IQ Capital. Based in Cambridge with deep academic roots, Spectral Edge combines cutting-edge imaging science with machine learning to improve pictures and videos on mass-market devices. This is done in real time with a pixel-level, embeddable technology that can be implemented in software or in silicon.

The technology behind the process can be used across a range of potential applications that rely on image quality for either function or aesthetics - from mobile to security, and from automotive to on-demand video or live broadcast.

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