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7th March 2019

B-Secur raises £4m from existing investors including Kernel Capital

Belfast-based ECG biometrics innovator B-Secur has closed a follow-on funding round worth £4 million, from investors, including Accelerated Digital Ventures(ADV) and Kernel Capital.

6th March 2019

Harwell Campus and Santander fund £110m development for UK Science & Tech

Harwell Campus, the UK’s science and innovation hub, has secured £110 million funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial to further expand the Campus, and enter its next 400,000 sq ft phase of development.  Santander has assisted with growth that will exceed 1 million sq ft in under eight years. With a total of 5.5 million sq ft planned develpment, Harwell Campus is rapidly becoming the fastest growing UK location dedicated to the science and technology sector.

6th March 2019

Par Equity leads £1.9m investment in loyalty card app Swipii

Swipii, the loyalty card app, has secured investment of £1.9m via a funding round led by award-winning Scottish venture capital firm Par Equity.

The latest version of the app removes the need for physical loyalty cards by linking to a debit or credit card and rewarding users with points as they shop at businesses signed-up to Swipii. The app’s original iteration had 1.1m users and its 1,700 affiliated businesses saw up to a 1.5x revenue boost, but it relied on using iPads to track visits only.

5th March 2019

Innovative Welsh firm OpenGenius raises £1.1m

With the backing of an equity investment package of £500,000 from the Development Bank of Wales and a further £600,000 from private investors, OpenGenius has its sights on global expansion and stock market flotation.

Cardiff-based OpenGenius, which develops high-tech software for innovators and creative teams, has enjoyed increasing momentum over the past few years.

Task management app, DropTask, has attracted a worldwide customer base, with teams and individuals at Harvard University, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Coca-Cola and McDonald's, among others, all joining its client list. Whilst iMindMap is an all-in-one Mind Mapping and visual thinking tool – the software is used for creative ideation by a large number of varied industries; ranging from education to finance.

In 2017, OpenGenius became the first Welsh company to be selected for the international 'accelerator' training and networking programme (ELITE) at the London Stock Exchange. A scheme which has helped them develop their scalable business model as well as building new strategic partnerships, increasing sales and raising awareness of their brand and pioneering products.

5th March 2019

STEM skills gaps is impacting tech innovators

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths are key to the innovative small businesses that are set to make up a significant proportion of the Government's future industrial strategy. 

4th March 2019

TeenTech winners celebrate at Buckingham Palace

The next generation of innovators met TeenTech patron HRH The Duke of York KG at Buckingham Palace to share their bold inventions, designed to make life ‘better, simpler, safer or more fun’ using the power of science and technology.

4th March 2019

Angel CoFund investment Limejump acquired by Shell

Angel CoFund backed energy technology company Limejump is to be acquired by Shell*.  With this deal Limejump’s technology and management team will enable both companies to continue to take steps to support the UK energy system’s transition to a lower carbon future.  Upon completion Limejump will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell.

1st March 2019

FinTech company Nivaura raises $20m seed investment

Nivaura, a regulated FinTech company focused on automating the issuance and administration processes for financial instruments, has closed a strategic funding round, raising $20m in seed and seed extension capital from a number of prominent partners.

28th February 2019

Fintech’s rise presents vast opportunities for Wales

Richard Theo, fintech envoy for Wales and co-founder and CEO of digital investment service Wealthify, will reveal his predictions for the fintech sector and the opportunities it presents for Welsh companies at a prestigious tech event in Cardiff ono 5th March.

28th February 2019

Life on the Edge

Find out why Paul McNabb from Episode1 Ventures believes Ori’s edge cloud is enabling the next evolution of computing architecture.

28th February 2019

Long-term investment opportunities in British university technology start-ups

Simon Hopkins, CEO of Milltrust International, believes the university tech  start-up sector has never been so exciting.  Read on to find out why....

28th February 2019

Gresham House puts £1.15m into SaaS learning platform StoryShare

StoryShare, a leading SaaS Mobile Employee Experience Platform (EXP), today announced it has raised £1.15 million in growth finance led by Gresham House Ventures. StoryShare provides a SaaS platform to help large organisations, with diverse and mobile workforces, engage and develop employees anywhere, any time on any device.

Leading brands including Unilever, DLA Piper and Renault use StoryShare to help their employees love their work. Increasingly companies acknowledge that staff want to use the same type of technology they use at home at work. 

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