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2nd June 2020

Service Robotics eyes growth with £300k equity support from CIOSIF

Service Robotics Limited, a health and wellbeing business focusing on supporting the vulnerable and elderly through innovative technology, has raised £600,000 in their latest funding round. The funding includes a £300,000 equity investment from the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF) and investment from Britbots and the Enterprise 100 Angel Investment Club.  The company has created an intelligent companion robot that will assist the elderly via patient-centred interactions. GenieConnect® helps users by providing companionship and support by offering services such as prescription management, medication reminders, daily welfare checks, video calls and music entertainment....

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2nd June 2020

MEIF Debt Fund announces new team for £40 million

MEIF Debt Fund announces new team for £40 million

Following the launch earlier this year of a further £40million MEIF Debt Fund by the British Business Bank, appointed fund manager, The FSE Group, is revealing the team managing the fund....

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Perspectives Read ALL

What is new and how does that affect my investment strategy and portfolio?

1st June 2020

In my annual review of my portfolio last month, I focussed on an analysis of what had happened in...

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Now is a great time to be raising money says YFM

14th May 2020

While the initial shock of lockdown was evident in early April with some deal processes being pos...

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How a digital-first working environment can support the start-up ecosystem

13th May 2020

Financial firms need to adopt a digital-focussed working environment if they want to survive beyo...

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Coronavirus - big questions for start ups

11th May 2020

Sukendhu Pal talks about the impact of Coronavirus on London's start ups and offers advice on wha...

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Angel Investment Read ALL

DSW Angels targets £10m investment as BBI increases funding

1st June 2020

DSW Angels - the business angel network focused on UK regional scale-up companies - is plann...

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Development Bank of Wales backs X4 Software with £175,000 investment

29th May 2020

Caerphilly based X4 Software Limited has secured follow-on investment of £175,000 from the ...

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Water treatment firm Industrial Phycology raises £550k from Mercia's MIPF

20th May 2020

A company which has developed an eco-friendly water treatment system that can ...

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Archangels-backed MGB Biopharma has successful outcome from Phase II clinical study

20th May 2020

MGB Biopharma, the Glasgow-based biopharmaceutical company developing a novel cl...

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VCT Read ALL

Northern VCT leads £1.2 million funding for DIY app Nutshell Software

22nd May 2020

A Newcastle tech company whose software allows businesses to create their own mobile apps has rai...

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Maven completes further funding round in Boiler Plan to fuel future growth

19th May 2020

Maven Capital Partners has completed a £1 million investment in Boiler Plan (U...

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Amati VCT reaches capacity in £25 million offer

11th May 2020

Against the backdrop of a challenging market environment, Amati AIM VCT la...

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Albion Capital refinances £105 million portfolio of UK-based renewable energy projects

20th April 2020

Albion Capital has refinanced Albion Community Power, the £105 million renewable energy por...

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Jenson SEIS Fund invest in eTEU Ltd

28th May 2020

Jenson Funding Partners have completed an investment in eTEU Technologies Ltd, which is a technol...

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Blackfinch invests £550,000 in water purifier network Spotless Water

27th May 2020

Blackfinch has invested c.£550k in Poole-based company Spotless Water, founded in 2016. The...

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Jenson EIS fund invests in 6 portfolio companies

27th May 2020

Jenson Funding Partners' 2019/20 EIS Fund has invested across six of its existing portfolio compa...

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Great Point Media backs new production company

15th May 2020

A year after the worldwide sales success of the Channel 5 film ‘Agatha and the Truth of...

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Talent Spotter Read ALL

MEIF Debt Fund announces new team for £40 million

2nd June 2020

Following the launch earlier this year of a further £40million MEIF Debt Fund by the Britis...

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Red Rock Power appoints Greenbyte to monitor growing renewables portfolio

28th May 2020

Red Rock Power Limited, a renewable and sustainable energy company, has select...

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Diversity VC moves programme online and expands cohort

26th May 2020

Future VC 2020, Diversity VC’s programme that helps people from backgr...

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Steven Haasz joins insurtech INSTANDA to lead European expansion

26th May 2020

INSTANDA, the leading customer and policy management platform for the insurance industry, has tod...

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Knowledge Read ALL

Lenders fund £27.5bn of coronavirus business support

1st June 2020

Lenders have approved £27.5bn of emergency finance to businesses during the coronavirus cri...

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R&D in the Oxford-Cambridge arc provides hope for science & tech

1st June 2020

Delving into how the Oxford-Cambridge Arc is performing during the current climate, Sue Foxley, R...

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UK start-ups record strongest ever opening quarter for fundraising

29th May 2020

The value of venture capital raised by UK companies rose to its highest first quarter total on re...

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London takes over as global fintech hub

29th May 2020

Fintech investment in the UK has exploded by 500% in the last three years, compared to 170% for t...

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Equity Crowdfunding Read ALL

What is new and how does that affect my investment strategy and portfolio?

1st June 2020

In my annual review of my portfolio last month, I focussed on an analysis of what had happened in...

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Clim8 smashes crowdfunding target to secure £1.5 million

19th May 2020

Clim8 Invest, the app that offers everyone the opportunity to have a positive impact on climate c...

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Teacher Booker raises £650,000 through Growthdeck

21st April 2020

GrowthDeck has completed a £650,000 fundraise for Teacher Booker, the online network of hig...

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It's time to re-assess my portfolio performance

14th April 2020

James Murdoch takes a considered look back over his portfolio performance from the last year and ...

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Lending Read ALL

Transmit Startups backs 6000th business

27th May 2020

The UK’s leading provider of Start Up Loans for business is toasting it 6,000th ...

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Innovative mine water Heat Network secures Government funding

22nd May 2020

Triple Point Heat Networks Investment Management, in partnership with the Department for Business...

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IGF promotes Mike Fletcher as head of client portfolio

21st May 2020

Independent Growth Finance (IGF), a leading independent commercial finance provider, has pro...

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Cycle insurer Bikmo raises £1.8M to support global cycling boom

20th May 2020

Expert cycle insurance provider Bikmo has secured its first venture capital funding of £1.8...

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Service Robotics eyes growth with £300k equity support from CIOSIF

2nd June 2020

Service Robotics Limited, a health and wellbeing business focusing on supportin...

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Agxio secures £750,000 to scale AgriTech innovation and AI across UK

2nd June 2020

 Aberystwyth based Agxio has completed a £750,000 equity investment round to...

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Inflexion exits investment in Glide

2nd June 2020

Inflexion has sold Glide, the UK’s leading provider of infrastructure to difficult to serve...

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BGF donates £100,000 to charities impacted by coronavirus

1st June 2020

BGF is to make donations totalling £100,000 to support local community-based charitie...

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Technology Read ALL

Tech Nation appoints Stephen Kelly as Chair

2nd June 2020

  Tech Nation, the UK’s leading growth platform for tech com...

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Inflexion exits investment in Glide

2nd June 2020

Inflexion has sold Glide, the UK’s leading provider of infrastructure to difficult to serve...

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Fuel Ventures leads $2.1m fundraising in AR platform Poplar

29th May 2020

Poplar has closed a $2.1million investment, le...

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Development Bank of Wales backs X4 Software with £175,000 investment

29th May 2020

Caerphilly based X4 Software Limited has secured follow-on investment of £175,000 from the ...

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Media Read ALL

Great Point Media backs new production company

15th May 2020

A year after the worldwide sales success of the Channel 5 film ‘Agatha and the Truth of...

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UK Creative Content EIS Fund backs Maze Theory

13th May 2020

The UK Creative Content EIS Fund has invested in Maze Theory, a digital entertainment studio...

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Great Point Media invests in Camden Productions

16th April 2020

Great Point, the UK’s leading independent media investment firm, has...

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Octopus Ventures exits stake in We Got POP

4th March 2020

Octopus Ventures, part of Octopus Group and one of the largest VCs in Europe, has exited its inve...

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AI & Robotics Read ALL

Service Robotics eyes growth with £300k equity support from CIOSIF

2nd June 2020

Service Robotics Limited, a health and wellbeing business focusing on supportin...

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Agxio secures £750,000 to scale AgriTech innovation and AI across UK

2nd June 2020

 Aberystwyth based Agxio has completed a £750,000 equity investment round to...

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Industry 4.0 and the Future of Robotics

29th May 2020

The Silicon Valley Bank’s Future of Robotics Report, which looks at emerging topics in...

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Continuum Industries raises £1.5m seed round led by Playfair

26th May 2020

Continuum Industries, which provides AI tools for engineering professionals to rapidly design lin...

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Health Read ALL

Navenio raises £9 million for hospital workforce AI platform

21st May 2020

The healthcare scale-up behind a location-based platform which has been shown t...

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Archangels-backed MGB Biopharma has successful outcome from Phase II clinical study

20th May 2020

MGB Biopharma, the Glasgow-based biopharmaceutical company developing a novel cl...

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Hybrisan secures £500k from Development Bank of Wales to help fight Covid-19

19th May 2020

Port Talbot-based Hybrisan has joined the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic having secured &pou...

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Financial Services Read ALL

Steven Haasz joins insurtech INSTANDA to lead European expansion

26th May 2020

INSTANDA, the leading customer and policy management platform for the insurance industry, has tod...

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Urgentem raises £500,000 and appoints CEO

22nd May 2020

Urgentem (formerly Engaged Tracking), one of the pioneering companies in climate risk manage...

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Cycle insurer Bikmo raises £1.8M to support global cycling boom

20th May 2020

Expert cycle insurance provider Bikmo has secured its first venture capital funding of £1.8...

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Blackfinch expands capabilities with launch of Blackfinch Asset Management

19th May 2020

Blackfinch Group has launched Blackfinch Asset Management, offering adviser firms expanded capabi...

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Business Services Read ALL

Aran Services secures funding from IGF

12th May 2020

Insulation and fire protection expert Aran Services has secured £1.5 million in working cap...

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Blackfinch launches #ISOLATIONINTERN platform to help startups recruit talent

12th May 2020

Blackfinch Group has launched the #ISOLATIONINTERN platform in partnership with in...

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StaffCircle raises new funds from Blackfinch and Mercia

11th May 2020

StaffCircle, a communications, performance and culture platform that enables companies to manage ...

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Muve Beats the Covid Blues to Raise £1.1m led by Origin Capital

29th April 2020

Innovative law firm Muve has completed a £1.1 million equity funding round to finance its f...

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Guernsey hosts sustainable Finance Week in June

28th May 2020

Guernsey, a leading global centre in green and sustainable finance, is hosting an array of intern...

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The AngelNews wine column - If you keep playing with it…

18th March 2020

The latest AngelNews wine column from Caspar Bowes of Bowes Wine looks at the effects of experime...

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Sunburnt grapes and bouncing stones

3rd December 2019

I was in Burgundy last week with a travelling companion to have a look at the wines of the 2018 v...

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