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The value of investing in early-stage startups

The value of investing in early-stage startups

Luis O’Cleiry, Co-Founder and CMSO, LastBasic | 19th August 2022

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19th August 2022

Green Angel Syndicate invests in £12m in QLM Technology series A

GAS welcomed QLM to its portfolio in Spring 2021 and has now invested in a £12 million Series A funding round led by Schlumberger. The round was led by Schlumberger with support from Green Angel Syndicate, Enterprise100 Syndicate, Development Bank of Wales, Newable, Quantum Exponential and several private investors. As a company with headquarters in Cardiff and operations in Bristol, this funding round also included British Business Investments funds committed to Green Angel Syndicate through its Regional Angels Programme....

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19th August 2022

Martina Tierney wins Catalyst Impact Award 2022

Martina Tierney wins Catalyst Impact Award 2022

Occupational therapist Martina Tierney from Limavady has been named the Catalyst Impact Award Winner 2022 for her exceptional work with Seating Matters, designing therapeutic chairs to meet the wide-ranging needs of patients with disabilities....

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Invest in the future of British design and manufacturing

11th May 2022

The British Design Fund, which is dedicated to supporting, mentoring and investing exclusive...

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Back innovation in life sciences

15th March 2022

WAPG is seeking £3 million - £6 million for its Pionee...

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Ingenion Medical seeks £2 million

8th March 2022

Ingenion Medical Limited is seeking investment of up to £2 million to support its ongo...

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The value of investing in early-stage startups

19th August 2022

2021 was a record year for investment for businesses at every stage of funding, from those going ...

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Profile of an angel investor: Joshua Wohle

12th August 2022

Joshua Wohle is a EdTech/Learning enthusiast, advisor, investor. He ...

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Biggest rate hike since 1995 and recession on the way

5th August 2022

The Bank of England has put interest rates up from 1.25% to 1.75%, the biggest increase in rates ...

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Anatomy of a crowdfunding investor Part 4: Confessions of a serial crowdfunder and predictions for the future

29th July 2022

In this final part of our series, we asked our five investors about the most important lessons th...

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Green Angel Syndicate invests in £12m in QLM Technology series A

19th August 2022

GAS welcomed QLM to its portfolio in Spring 2021 and has now invested in a £12 million Seri...

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Zero Carbon Capital invests in ClimateCrop

19th August 2022

Zero Carbon Capital has made a seed investment in ClimateCrop Ltd, an Israeli company u...

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Profile of an angel investor: Joshua Wohle

12th August 2022

Joshua Wohle is a EdTech/Learning enthusiast, advisor, investor. He ...

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24Haymarket leads £1.25m funding in Hypetex

22nd July 2022

Hypetex, the world’s first manufacturer of coloured carbon fibre, has attracted £1.25...

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Martina Tierney wins Catalyst Impact Award 2022

19th August 2022

Occupational therapist Martina Tierney from Limavady has been named the Catalyst Impact Award Win...

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Seedrs launches venture partner programme to fuel private investing ecosystem

19th August 2022

Seedrs,  the leading private investment platform with over £2BN in investments recorde...

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Innovation SuperNetwork leverages £25m in investment for North East entrepreneurs

12th August 2022

A specialist business support organisation is celebrating af...

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Sir John Rose & Will Hobhouse to join the British Design Fund Investment Committee

29th July 2022

As the fourth round of the British Design Fund comes to a close at the end of July it has we...

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Knowledge Read ALL

Company insolvencies up 67% year-on-year

19th August 2022

Insolvency figures released for July 2022* by the UK Government’s Insolvency Service showed...

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The National Security and Investment Act 2021: An overview

12th August 2022

The National Security and Investment Act 2021 (The NSI Act) came into force on 4 January 2022. Th...

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Quarter of UK tech companies are reaching some form of exit, but...

12th August 2022

New data from Tech Nation reveals that nearly a quarter of UK tech companies are making it to Ser...

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British Business Bank updated list of companies with Future Fund equity stake

5th August 2022

The British Business Bank has published a list of 65 additional companies in which the ...

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Anatomy of a crowdfunding investor Part 3: Hunting for outsized returns is the uncertain work of startup crowdfunding

15th July 2022

In part 3, our five investors share what they have learned about risk and reward approa...

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Anatomy of a crowdfunding investor Part 2: What’s your secret to success?

8th July 2022

In the second part in our series about what makes crowdfunding investors tick, our five...

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Family investment app Beanstalk exceeds £650k crowdfunding target

1st July 2022

Beanstalk, the family app that invests for your kids, has exceeded its crowdfun...

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Anatomy of a crowdfunding investor: Part 1

1st July 2022

More and more people are turning their hand to crowdfunding these days.  S...

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Bristol's Blue Earth Summit aims to raise £10m+ for impact businesses

1st July 2022

Entrepreneurs, founders and adventurers are being given the chance to live pitc...

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AI decarbonisation platform Ecolibrium launches in the UK with angel backing

17th June 2022

Machine learning-led decarbonisation platform Ecolibrium has today launched its revolutionary sus...

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Green Angel Syndicate invests in aerosol tech company Salvalco

20th May 2022

Green Angel Syndicate has backed a £2.5m funding raising in Salford Valve Company Ltd...

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Green Angel Syndicate welcomes £10m from British Business Investments

13th May 2022

Green Angel Syndicate has received a further £5m commitment from British Business Investmen...

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Technology Read ALL

SaaS solution provider LiSA raises €2.7 million to expand

19th August 2022

Live and social shopping SaaS solution provider LiSA has raised €2.7 million investment in a...

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CamGraPhIC raises over £800k to scale up

12th August 2022

Cambridge University spin out, GamGraPhic has raised £813,475 from Wealth Club clients thro...

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‘Airbnb for house shares’ raises a further £500k

12th August 2022

A proptech company which aims to be the ‘Airbnb for shared living’ ...

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Old Street Digital announces $2.8m seed funding

12th August 2022

Old Street Digital has closed a $2.8m Seed funding round led by Draper Associates. OSD is buildin...

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Calculus invests in Jude Law’s Riff Raff Entertainment

24th June 2022

Calculus has invested in Riff Raff Entertainment (RRE), co-founded by BAFTA Award-winning an...

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Gaming Company Backbone Announces $40M Series A

25th February 2022

Backbone, a platform powering game streaming and core...

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Sportening launches after raising £5.3million in seed funding

11th February 2022

A new social app built for sports fans, Sportening, has officially launched out of beta stage aft...

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BDO advises on acquisition of B2B publisher HPCi Media

18th January 2022

BDO LLP has advised on the acquisition of HPCi Media, a leading B2B publisher, specialising in co...

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BuiltAI raises £2m to deliver big-data transparency to UK’s commercial real estate

5th August 2022

Spotting the next ‘big thing’ in the UK’s $1.6 trillion commercial property mar...

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WiseWorks AI lands $1.2m to help financial institutions analyse virtual communications

15th July 2022

WiseWorks AI, the communications intelligence platform, has secured a $1.2m investment to build a...

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Sonrai Analytics announces £2.175m ‘Seed Plus’

24th June 2022

Sonrai Analytics, an emerging global innovator in AI Cloud Data Analytics, has announced a &lsquo...

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BeamUP launches with $15 million seed investment

1st April 2022

BeamUP, Ltd, the AI platform that designs and manages enterprise building systems, has launc...

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Med spinout VascVersa completes £500,000 funding

12th August 2022

VascVersa, an award winning, early-stage regenerative medicine spin out from Queen’s Univer...

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PhysioMedics poised for growth with £1.5m Archangels investment

8th July 2022

PhysioMedics is poised to scale its commercial operations after securing g...

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Spirea raises £2.4m to develop antibody drug conjugates for cancer treatment

17th June 2022

Spirea Limited, a Cambridge company created to advance a new generation of antibody drug conjugat...

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Aramune Technologies raises £800k to scale and trial its first product

27th May 2022

Aramune Technologies has raised £800,000 of new equity funding to develop...

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Old Street Digital announces $2.8m seed funding

12th August 2022

Old Street Digital has closed a $2.8m Seed funding round led by Draper Associates. OSD is buildin...

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Gatenox Announces $2.5m Seed Funding Led by C3 VC Fund

5th August 2022

Gatenox, the UK-based provider of corporate client verified credentials, has raised a seven...

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CityFALCON raises $2 million on Seedrs

24th June 2022

London and Malta based fintech CityFALCON closed an equity fundraising campaign&nb...

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Kita, the world's first carbon insurer, raises £350k in pre-seed round

10th June 2022

Kita, the world’s first carbon insurer, has raised a heavily oversubscribed £350k pre...

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Online recruitment platform set to double in size after £2m investment

19th August 2022

Online recruitment platform Smart Recruit Online is planning to double in size after ra...

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Arctic Shores takes aim at global skills shortage with SVB funding

17th January 2022

Arctic Shores, the psychometric assessment pioneers, have received £1.5m in venture debt fu...

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QVentures Invests in Alectro, a virtual sustainability officer for SMEs

17th December 2021

QVentures has made an investment into Alectro, a Virtual Sustainabili...

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gigl closes $1.5m round

14th December 2021

gigl, a video-based job platform on a mission to solve the UK hospitality staffing shortage, has ...

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DrinkWell secures £1m investment to scale

19th August 2022

DrinkWell, the low-calorie alcohol retai...

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British food-tech start-up to bring revolutionary palm oil alternative to market

5th August 2022

Clean Food Group - a pioneering UK-based food-tech business developing cultivated food, has annou...

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One Planet Pizza impress Anglia Capital Group

6th May 2022

The One Planet Pizza team first pitched to the Anglia Capital Group Angels in January 2...

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Plant-based egg alternative Perfeggt extends round

11th March 2022

Just three months after its pre-seed round, an impressive group of Europe’s leading food te...

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ParkBee secures EUR 30m in equity funding

1st April 2022

Koolen Industries, the clean energy investor headed by Kees Koolen, has invested in ParkBee, the ...

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Sustainable success story Wild raises £5m

25th February 2022

Wild Cosmetics, a design-led personal care start-up who pioneered the UK’s first plast...

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UK’s first women’s urinal secures £250K in funding round

11th February 2022

The team behind the UK’s first female urinal have raised £250,000 in their first fund...

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Manufacturing Read ALL

Press on Vinyl raises £475,000 from North Invest

17th January 2022

A Middlesborough-based vinyl pressing company, Press on Vinyl, is set to disrupt the growing...

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Wade Ceramics secures £400k MEIF capital

16th December 2021

  Stoke-On-Trent business Wade Ceramics, has secured a £...

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Pallite receives £750k MEIF funding

11th November 2021

A Wellingborough-based paper honeycomb board manufacturer has secured £75...

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Land Energy secures £6 million funding from IGF

12th October 2021

Rapidly growing biomass fuel manufacturer ...

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Meet the investor: Konstantin Sidorov

11th March 2022

Konstantin Sidorov, a long-time angel investor and the Founder and Chief Exec of the London Techn...

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The Entrepreneur Ship’ getting ready to set sail

29th November 2021

Guy Rigby and David Murray will shortly attempt to become the oldest pair ever to row across any ...

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Nominations soon to close for 2022 Bold Woman Awards by Veuve Clicquot

25th November 2021

The call for public nominations will soon close for this year’s prestigious Bold Woman Awar...

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Think-Tank launches platform for retail investors who want to invest sustainably

19th November 2021

Independent think-tank, 2° Investing Initiative (2DII), has launched its re...

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