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18th June 2018

Digital therapy company Healios raises £2.2m in latest funding

Healios, the digital therapy company for mental health, has raised £2.2m ($3m) in its latest funding round, led by investors Albion Capital and Spice Capital.

18th June 2018

Telemos Capital completes first UK investment with Lovehoney

 

Telemos Capital, an evergreen investment company, has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in Lovehoney, a leading online retailer of sexual happiness products.

 

18th June 2018

Rcapital completes hat-trick of deals in a week

Rcapital, the private equity firm, has completed a hat-trick of deals across its investment portfolio.  This includes the sale of Cluttons’ Middle East business based in Dubai to Savills.  

18th June 2018

Biomedical industry in Catalonia raises €102 million in investment in 2017

 

Catalan biomedical companies attracted €102 million in investment in 2017, with €3.4 million per operation, on average. This will allow them to push forward in the development of drugs and innovative medical technology, as reflected in the Study on investment in the Biomedical industry in Catalonia: Achievements and future challenges presented today by CataloniaBio & HealthTech and EY  in Barcelona. The event drew a crowd of more than 60 entrepreneurs, investors and professionals from the sector.

 

15th June 2018

InMotion launches unlimited motoring subscription car service

Carpe is a new, all-inclusive car subscription service offering customers hassle-free access to brand new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.

15th June 2018

Maven leads £2.7 million investment in Orchidsoft

Maven Capital Partners has led the £2.7 million investment in intranet software specialists Orchidsoft Limited.

A total of £2.2 million has been provided by Maven funds, which includes a £700,000 investment from the Finance Durham Fund, in addition to a £500,000 follow-on investment from existing backers Northstar Ventures, from the recently launched North East Fund supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

The funding will enable the business to expand its sales and marketing efforts across the UK and US and to grow its team of 45 employees to over 100 by 2022. The Finance Durham Fund was established by Durham County Council and overseen by Business Durham, the economic development organisation for County Durham.

15th June 2018

Mubadala to launch $400 million European tech fund

Mubadala Investment Company of Abu Dhabi, is to create a $400 million fund to invest in leading European technology companies. The fund will be managed by Mubadala Ventures, the venture capital arm of Mubadala. SoftBank Group will participate as a strategic investor via its SIMI US Holdings I, Inc.investment subsidiary. The fund will target founder-led, high growth technology companies with global scale and impact.

15th June 2018

BGF backed MuscleFood wins top award

Healthy food retailer MuscleFood.com, which is backed by BGF Ventures, has been crowned specialist online food retailer of the year at The Grocer Gold Awards.

The company beat off tough competition from other household names to scoop the accolade. The annual awards celebrate success across the £200 billion-pound grocery sector with entrants from the big multinationals, independent retailers, start-ups and industry disruptors.

14th June 2018

Maven managed Greater Manchester Loan Fund invests £750K Shield Safety

The Greater Manchester Loan Fund, managed by Maven Capital Partners, has completed a £750,000 investment in Manchester-based Shield Safety Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of Food Safety, Fire Safety and Health & Safety software and services. The investment will allow Shield Safety to strengthen its current offering to existing clients, target new customers by broadening its market reach and create over 70 jobs in the Greater Manchester area.

14th June 2018

NIPF invests £2 million in Pimberly

Manchester-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, Pimberly has completed a Series A funding round after securing an investment from NPIF - Mercia Equity Finance, which is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

The £2.0million funding announcement follows 16 months of rapid growth for Pimberly, whose SaaS Product Information Management (PIM) platform helps retailers, distributors and manufacturers to increase sales through accurate and engaging product information.

14th June 2018

Agorai unveils £20m investment in UK AI market

Agorai, an integrated marketplace for Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools and the data assets that fuel them, is announcing it has committed to invest £20 million in the UK AI market. The investment will help accelerate the economic benefits that can be generated by leveraging the power of AI and its ability to transform society and positively impact the UK economy. The multi-year investment announced today will be distributed over the next five years. It will span the AI ecosystem by focusing on three key areas: education, empowerment, and entrepreneurship.

13th June 2018

Ruroc receives £3m BGF investment

Trailblazing action sports protection brand Ruroc has received a £3m investment from BGF, adding further firepower to its international growth plans.The Ruroc range – which includes its signature full-face helmet with detachable face mask and the world’s first fully ventilated magnetic lens goggles – is gaining rapid traction across the globe as the go-to brand for action sports protective gear. Over the past 8 years Ruroc’s high-quality, high-specification designs have had a constant presence in the pit lanes of the Formula 1, NASCAR, Aussie V8 and MotoGP competitions.

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