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23rd October 2019

Disperse raises $15 million led by Northzone

Disperse, the leader in AI-powered construction transformation systems, has raised $15 million of Series A funding in a round led by Northzone. The company’s solutions capture and process visual data from physical sites and deliver actionable insights, freeing project teams from repetitive administrative tasks and providing management with the resources and digital capabilities to fundamentally change the way their companies operate. 


23rd October 2019

Ex-Crawford execs launch healthcare investment company

Healthcare entrepreneurs Richard Anderson and Spencer Kerry have launched Impel Healthcare Catalysts, an investment company designed to be a catalyst for innovation and growth in the healthcare sector. 

Headquartered in Knutsford, Impel will provide growth capital along with strategic expertise, primarily to businesses based in the UK, making use of the management team’s broad healthcare knowledge and track record to deliver rapid growth and strong returns. It will typically invest in companies with enterprise values up to £50m initially, and also has the capability to co-invest with other debt and equity funders. 

22nd October 2019

Private equity fund performance dips in 2019

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has published its latest Quarterly Private Equity Performance report, showing that private equity funds globally have maintained a high level of performance, despite falling from the record level seen in 2017. Sharply reduced selection risk and shorter time-to-liquidity signal strong activity and a solid exit and refinancing environment.

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

British Patient Capital commits £334 million in its first year

British Patient Capital has established itself as a major player in UK venture and venture growth markets after investing in 12 funds with £334m of new commitments in its first year.

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

Idinvest closes its third Digital Fund at €350 million

Idinvest Partners, a leading investor in SMEs across Europe, has announced the final closing of its third digital fund at €350m, having surpassed its initial fundraising target of €300m.

18th October 2019

Livingbridge raises over £330 million to invest in UK SMEs

Livingbridge has closed its Livingbridge Enterprise 3 fund with total capital commitments of £334m, an increase of 50% on its predecessor fund, Livingbridge Enterprise 2, a 2015 vintage fund.

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.

18th October 2019

Ingenious backs AI pioneer to help combat global food waste

Ingenious's Infrastructure Ventures EIS Service has invested in Winnow, the technology company behind Winnow Vision, the artificial intelligence tool helping chefs cut food waste in half, as it completes its series B round of funding at $12m. Other co-investors in this fund raising round include Ingka Investments, Mustard Seed, Circularity Capital, D-Ax in addition to Ingenious.  This follows a recent loan from The European Investment Bank (EIB) and in total means the firm has raised $20m in the last month, allowing it to focus on global markets.

18th October 2019

ProFinda receives £1 million Nesta investment

ProFinda has received £1 million of funding from Nesta Impact Investments, the venture capital arm of one of the UK’s leading innovation foundations, to accelerate the deployment of its platform across the private, public and third sector, and increase social impact.

17th October 2019

New ‘eyes in the skies’ as med-tech firm secures investment to scale in-flight medical monitoring

MIME Technologies, a med-tech spin-out from the University of Aberdeen, has raised a combined £255,000 from first round investment and a Scottish Enterprise grant.

Designed to revolutionise the support given to cabin crew during in-flight medical events, MIME Technologies’ innovative product can monitor a passenger’s vital signs while communicating with clinicians on the ground.

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