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25th February 2019

AlbionVC hires investment manager to bolster tech team

AlbionVC, the technology investment arm of Albion Capital, has hired Jay Wilson to the role of investment manager.

Jay’s appointment further strengthens the firm’s specialist tech investment team as it seeks to capitalise on the opportunities provided by the UK’s leading early stage digital businesses. His newly created role is part of an ongoing expansion of AlbionVC’s technology expertise and follows the appointment of Cat McDonald, Nadine Torbey and Tanel Ozdemir to the team last year. 

25th February 2019

BGF named most active investor for growth and expansion

The UK’s BGF has been named the world’s most active investor in businesses seeking growth and expansion funding in Pitchbook’s 2018 global league tables, following a record year of investment.

22nd February 2019

Mobeus welcomes Matt Mead as Venture Partner

Mobeus has announced that Matt Mead has joined the team in the newly created role of Venture Partner working across its VCT investments.

21st February 2019

Taking the financial headache away from SMEs

A recruitment business specialising in the financial sector has experienced rapid growth after developing a solution to a classic problem for SMEs.

The Finance People help small and medium sized enterprises to scale up by providing them with senior financial expertise often on flexible working contracts.

It takes a headache away from small business owners who often struggle to cope with the financial requirements that come with growing a business.

21st February 2019

ClearlySo makes new board appointments as it prepares for growth

 

ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank, has announced that it has appointed Gillian Wilmot as chairman. 

18th February 2019

Idinvest appoints Bao Dinh as Investment Director

Idinvest Partners, a leading investor in SMEs across Europe, today announces the appointment of Bao Dinh as Investment Director in the Venture Capital team. In this position, Bao will be involved in sourcing, analysing and executing investments for the Venture Capital team, both in France and in Europe.

18th February 2019

Vala bolsters management with COO hire

Vala Capital, the UK venture capital firm, has appointed Jane Holland, ex-Financial Director at investment company The Ingenious Group, as the firm’s new COO.

15th February 2019

Fuel ventures to offer ‘more realistic’ investment opportunities than Dragon's Den

Fuel Ventures  is offering entrepreneurs with their sights on Dragons’ Den the opportunity to pitch for investment ‘without the theatrics’.

14th February 2019

Silverfleet appoints Ricardo Sommer

Silverfleet Capital has strengthened its dedicated lower mid-market investment team with the appointment of Ricardo Sommer. 

 

14th February 2019

Wine Vault attracts investment from Holland Park Capital

Wine Vault, the company behind WiV, a blockchain-based trading platform for fine wines, has made a significant step towards long-term viability by attracting investment from Singapore-based Holland Park Capital. As a result of the move, Holland Park’s founding partner, Frank Holle, has joined WineVault’s board of directors and WineVault has opened an office in Singapore, extending its reach into Asia.

13th February 2019

Hat-trick of awards for Par Equity

Par Equity has been awarded ‘Best EIS Investment Exit’ at the EIS Association Awards 2019. The win completed a hat-trick of awards recognising the firm’s 76x return on investment turnaround of online educator ICS Learn.

 

The EIS Association Awards 2019 were announced at the trade body’s Chairman’s Reception event held at the House of Lords. Entries to the prestigious awards are judged by a panel of independent industry experts

The firm also won both “Exit of the Year” at the Growth Investor Awards and “Best Exit of the Year” at Investment Week’s Tax Efficiency Awards in November of last year.

11th February 2019

Kuber shortlisted for WealthBriefing European Awards

Kuber Ventures, one of the UK’s most innovative fintech platforms used by financial advisers has been shortlisted for the WealthBriefingEuropean Awards 2019.

Showcasing ‘best of breed’ providers in the global private banking, wealth management and trusted advisor communities, the awards were designed to recognise companies, teams and individuals which the prestigious panel of judges deemed to have ‘demonstrated innovation and excellence during 2018’. 

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