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16th June 2021

OCR Labs raises €12.5m launch digital ID verification solution in the UK

OCR Labs has raised a €12.5M Series A round led by Turkish investors the Oyak Group, to expand its services and team to the UK and Turkish markets. The Australian founded company is viewed as a world leader in the digital ID verification space, solving major challenges including identity fraud and regulatory compliance, using its proprietary technology....

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16th June 2021

Equity investment in smaller UK businesses reached a record £8.8bn last year

Equity investment in smaller UK businesses reached a record £8.8bn last year

Equity investment in the UK’s smaller businesses increased by 9% in 2020 to £8.8bn, the highest amount since the Beauhurst data series began in 2011, ...

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Investment Opportunity: Hypervolt seeks £1.5m

18th May 2021

Hypervolt is a leading UK provider of smart electric vehicle (EV) charging, is seeking £1.5...

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STANME smashses fundraising target on Crowdcube in only a few days

5th April 2021

STANME, the world’s first community marketplace for independent creators, has smashed its f...

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Perspectives Read ALL

World Environment Day: Prioritising climate change creates new value for companies

8th June 2021

Commenting ahead of World Environment day, Alessa Berg, founder and CEO of Top Tier Impact, ...

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Why record renewable energy production is good news for tax planning

4th June 2021

The 2021 Mayday Bank Holiday saw Great Britain’s windfarms set a new clean energy record as...

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It's time turbine design lifetime limits had a reality check

2nd June 2021

Limitations on wind turbine design lifetimes are hampering efforts to manage costs in asset lifec...

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Covid-19 and the impact on investment

25th May 2021

Oliver Woolley of Envestors shares his thoughts on the impact that Covid pandemic has had on inve...

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London startup Kavida.ai secures £300k capital

9th June 2021

Kavida.ai – a supply chain resiliency startup, founded in 2020, has secured £300...

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Green Angel Syndicate appoints Christine Chisholm to Board as CFO

9th June 2021

Green Angel Syndicate, one of the largest active angel syndicates in the UK and the only one spec...

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Online office startup Teemyco raises $3.2m

8th June 2021

Teemyco, the Swedish online office provider, has raised $3.2m from German seed fund 42CAP, who le...

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VCT Read ALL

Pembroke VCT invests in premium sustainable paint company COAT

16th June 2021

Pembroke VCT, the venture capital trust focused on building the brands of tomorrow, has made an i...

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YFM exits FourNet generating 6x return for investors

11th June 2021

YFM Equity Partners (YFM) has sold its stake in FourNet, the...

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YFM builds team with investment director promotion

9th June 2021

Private equity house YFM Equity Partners (YFM), which has offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds an...

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BGF announces £100m milestone in life sciences investment

7th June 2021

BGF, the UK & Ireland’s most active investor, has broken the £100 million investm...

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Seneca Partners portfolio company Wejo plans for US $1bn Nasdaq listing

8th June 2021

Seneca Partners, the specialist SME investment business based in the North West has announced tha...

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SFC Capital invests £25m in 120 companies over the past year

14th May 2021

To support ambitious early-stage entrepreneurs developing technologies with the potential to shap...

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Par Equity steps up investment activity across the North

10th May 2021

Par Equity is celebrating a record-breaking year despite the challenges inflicted by Covid-19 on ...

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Jenson SEIS Fund Invest in Kitchco Ltd (The Neighbourhood Kitchen)

30th April 2021

Jenson Funding Partners have completed an investment in The Neighbourhood Kitchen who are respons...

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Talent Spotter Read ALL

YFM builds team with investment director promotion

9th June 2021

Private equity house YFM Equity Partners (YFM), which has offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds an...

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Green Angel Syndicate appoints Christine Chisholm to Board as CFO

9th June 2021

Green Angel Syndicate, one of the largest active angel syndicates in the UK and the only one spec...

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GP Bullhound's Northern Tech Awards return for their eighth year

7th June 2021

GP Bullhound has announced that entries for the ...

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Top Tier Impact Group launch world’s first Global Impact Awards for start-ups

3rd June 2021

The Top Tier Impact (TTI) Group has announced the launch of its inaugural Global I...

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Knowledge Read ALL

Business support specialist reveals rise in mature entrepreneurs

11th June 2021

A leading North East provider of business support is encouraging those ag...

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Soldo data: CFOs warn of challenges to economic recovery

8th June 2021

CFOs across the UK warn that cashflow and overspending are the main barriers to their organisatio...

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Analysis reveals a rise in UK businesses closing at nearly 1,200 a day

8th June 2021

Analysis by DSA Connect, an IT asset disposal company which specialises in the permanent de...

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Equity Crowdfunding Read ALL

ikigai closes successful CrowdCube campaign raising £1.9m

3rd June 2021

ikigai, the new premium fintech bringing self-care to personal finance, has closed its successful...

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Curve raises nearly £10m in largest ever equity raise on Crowdcube

1st June 2021

Curve, the fast-growing financial super app, has closed the largest ever equity raise on Crowdcub...

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Eight things you must do before pitching to investors

19th May 2021

Ivan Hoo, Co-founder of Inverse, shares his golden rules for entrepreneurs thinki...

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Tred raises more than £1 million on Crowdcube

12th May 2021

Environmental fintech Tred has successfully cleared its target of £4...

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Lending Read ALL

AE Aerospace secures £400,000 financing from MEIF

11th June 2021

A Birmingham-based machining company has secured a £400,000 loan to help ...

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British Business Investments announces new £50m commitment to Apera Asset Management

7th June 2021

British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has announced...

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Ingenious completes four new real estate development loans totalling £52m

4th June 2021

Ingenious has announced that Ingenious Real Estate Finance LLP (Ingenious Real Estate) has comple...

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£75m funding fuels ambitious strategy for Churches Fire

20th May 2021

Churches Fire, a Southampton-based provider of fire safety and security compliance services, has ...

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OCR Labs raises €12.5m launch digital ID verification solution in the UK

16th June 2021

OCR Labs has raised a €12.5M Series A round led by Turkish investors the Oyak Group, to...

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London launches Beyond HERizons to help female founders secure investment

16th June 2021

Beyond HERizons, a new initiative from London & Partners’ Silicon Valley come...

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Isomer Capital announces first close of new €100m opportunities fund

16th June 2021

Isomer Capital has reached the first close of “Isomer Capit...

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Technology Read ALL

OCR Labs raises €12.5m launch digital ID verification solution in the UK

16th June 2021

OCR Labs has raised a €12.5M Series A round led by Turkish investors the Oyak Group, to...

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Immersive Labs raises $75 million for expansion

15th June 2021

Immersive Labs, the company empowering organizations to measure and improve cybersecurity skills ...

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Where are all the early-stage hardware technology investors?

15th June 2021

The world's key challenges - smarter cities, more responsible manufacturing and cleaner energy to...

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The Westly Group backs Circulor's $14m funding

15th June 2021

Circulor, the leading provider of supply chain traceability and dynamic CO2 tracking, has closed ...

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Media Read ALL

Game on! Globally expanding youth team sport app scores $4.2n in funding

7th June 2021

Heja, the vertical social platform for Team Sport communication, has scored a $4.2m seed round le...

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Bright Star Studios secures $2m investment

27th May 2021

Bright Star Studios has secured over $2 million in fundi...

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Money Alive receives £749,000 from Foresight via MEIF

17th May 2021

Money Alive, a regulatory technology business based in Bedford, is set for further growth followi...

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Sports streaming platform Screach secures $2m

10th May 2021

The world’s first live sports streaming and advertising platform built specifically f...

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AI & Robotics Read ALL

London startup Kavida.ai secures £300k capital

9th June 2021

Kavida.ai – a supply chain resiliency startup, founded in 2020, has secured £300...

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Robot company WeldingDroid adds new owner and capital

8th June 2021

The Danish robotics upstart, WeldingDroid, is adding Thomas Visti to its ownership group. T...

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Cognigy secures $44M in Series B funding

4th June 2021

Cognigy, a global leader in omnichannel Customer and Employee Service Automation with its Convers...

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Health Read ALL

RAB Capital backed Iceni Diagnostics licences IP from University of Warwick

14th June 2021

Iceni Diagnostics, a specialist carbohydrate chemistry company based in Norwich...

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Foresight backed Fertility Focus launches unique new product

11th June 2021

Fertility Focus, the manufacturers of the OvuCore and OvuSense Pro family of leading fertility mo...

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Blueberry Therapeutics secures £750,000 investment from NPIF

11th June 2021

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Pow...

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Iksuda Therapeutics closes $47 million funding

9th June 2021

Iksuda Therapeutics, the developer of a new generation of antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) with ra...

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Financial Services Read ALL

Foresight sells payment tech firm Ixaris to Nium

10th June 2021

Foresight Group has announced the conditional sale of Ixaris Group Holdings Limited, a leader in ...

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Data science-led solution for health insurance underwriting secures $10m Series A

4th June 2021

HealthyHealth Group, a company focused on transforming the life and health insurance underwriting...

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Genius Group Uncovers Top 5 Investment Trends for 2021 at Investor Summit

3rd June 2021

After a turbulent 15 months for businesses, entrepreneurs and investors, Roger James Hamilton, Fo...

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Business Services Read ALL

HR platform set to create a buzz with the help of £780k investment

10th June 2021

A software platform that helps businesses to connect with staff is aiming to double in size after...

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Malt raises €80M to strengthen its marketplace leadership position

3rd June 2021

Malt, the leading European freelance consulting marketplace, has entered into exclusive negotiati...

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Foresight leads funding to support growth of Fresh Relevance

27th May 2021

Foresight Group has made a further investment into Fresh Relevance, following&n...

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NatWest launches peer to peer coaching for SMEs

25th May 2021

As part of its activity to support Scale Up Week (18 – 21 May), NatWest h...

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Guy Rigby & David Murray launch their Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

20th May 2021

Join Guy Rigby & David Murray as they launch their 3,000 miles ...

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Maven acquires Nottingham Property for £3.7 million

29th April 2021

Maven Capital Partners has acquired a 28,000 sq ft building in Nottingham city...

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LSBU donates £150k to create new apprenticeships in London small businesses

14th April 2021

London South Bank University (LSBU) is donating £150k to ‘Reskilling the Recover...

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Foresight invests £2.35 million in MBI of RF Brown

11th March 2021

Foresight Group has made a £2.35 million investment into RF Brown Limited, a shipping conta...

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