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14th December 2018

Digital GP service receives £1 million investment from Maven

A Coventry-firm responsible for creating a web platform that provides online services for general medical consultations and prescriptions has received a £1million funding package. This will allow The GP Service (UK) Limited to create over 60 new roles by 2023 - a five-fold increase in the team’s current size.

14th December 2018

Wandelbots raises €6m from Paua Ventures and EQT

Wandelbots, the company that is democratising robotics with demonstration-based teaching, has secured a €6 million Series A funding round from Paua Ventures, the EQT Ventures fund and existing investors. The funding will be used to grow Wandelbot’s team and expand the company’s global presence. One year after launch, Wandelbots is already working globally with automotive and electronics manufacturers, such as Volkswagen, Infineon and Midea

14th December 2018

Gareth Price joins Maven's investment team

Maven Capital Partners has further expanded its investment team with the appointment of Gareth Price. Joining as an investment director, Gareth is responsible for sourcing VCT opportunities, investments for Maven’s MBO fund, and its private equity co-investor partner network in the South West, as well as managing portfolio investments in the region.

 

14th December 2018

PopTopUK f£615k from Dow Schofield Watts Angels and Northstar

PopTopUK Limited, the UK’s leading online events marketplace, has secured a £615,000 equity investment from a syndicate led by Dow Schofield Watts Angels, the Northern angel network, and Northstar Ventures.

 

14th December 2018

Angels Invest Wales confirm £400,000 for DAS

Angels Invest Wales has closed its second Wales Angel Co-investment Fund deal with a £400,000 seed investment round in Digital Asset Services (DAS).

Completed by lead investor Ashley Cooper, the angel syndicate includes Paul Teather of Pragmatica and Phil Buck of SunnyBarn Investments. The round also includes VC firm Hambro Perks Insurtech Gateway (HPIG)

Launched in 2018, DAS is led by CEO David Janczewski, who spent several years leading The Royal Mint’s blockchain-enabled digital gold initiative and providing advice to other blockchain projects. Working with co-founders Adam Smith and Ben Davis, the team are well advanced in developing a security and insurance product, built on blockchain infrastructure, that reduces the risks of holding and using cryptocurrencies.

13th December 2018

Latest Riverside Exit Sounds Great

The Riverside Company has signed a definitive agreement to sell DPA Microphones (DPA), an Allerød, Denmark-based developer and manufacturer of high-end microphones, to RCF Group (RCF). DPA’s products are trusted by demanding professional users across the world for use in theater, broadcast, live and studio applications. 

13th December 2018

LNC Therapeutics appoints board members

LNC Therapeutics, a French biotech company specializing in gut microbiome-based drug discovery, has expanded its Board of Directors, 

13th December 2018

Mid Europa Partners acquires intive from Enterprise Investors

Mid Europa Partners, the leading private equity investor in Central and Eastern Europe, has entered into an agreement to acquire intive S.A.from Enterprise Investors. The transaction is subject to customary competition clearance and is expected to close in Q1 2019.

13th December 2018

InMotion Ventures invests in six new companies in 2018

In 2018, InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital arm backed six start-ups that could change the way we travel. In addition, InMotion’s incubator, Studio 107 launched its first service: Carpe for all-inclusive car subscription.

InMotion Ventures continues to invest in urban transportation, mobility and travel, but this year extended its reach to include active outdoor experiences.

13th December 2018

P2PFA platforms surpass £10 billion in lending

Total lending facilitated by P2PFA platforms passed £10 billion during the third quarter of 2018 with the sector’s contribution to the UK economy approaching nearly £11 billion by the end of September – with the most pronounced growth continuing to be found in lending to small businesses.

The quarterly data – which for the first time includes statistics from CrowdProperty which joined the P2PFA in July – reveal that during 2018, platforms have lent more than £900 million each quarter, with the net lending flow of capital increasing between the second and third quarters of the year.

12th December 2018

'Investing is a team sport...' says serial investor Bridget Connell

In its latest interview Invested Investor talks to Bridget Connellan Invested Investor who started investing four years ago and has completed five deals since. Bridget previously worked in technology, so she supports tech startups and mentors female investors and entrepreneurs through the syndicate Angel Academe. Bridget is a strong believer in the importance of  due diligence when working on a project; she stays close to each company she works with and supports them by drawing other investors close as well. She talks here about her desire to see more diversity in the investment world and is a strong champion for ‘Women in Investments’.   

12th December 2018

techspert.io receives £1M for world’s first AI-powered ‘expert finder’

techspert.io has secured £1M in second round funding for its pioneering expert-finding and evaluating technology.

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