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10th July 2020

British Business Investments commits €120m to support the IT and healthcare sectors

British Business Investments Ltd, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, had made a commitment to LGT Capital Partners through its £500m Managed Funds Programme. The commitment will be split across two funds and is the largest to date from the Managed Funds programme, which acts as a cornerstone investor into large scale venture and growth capital funds of funds....

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10th July 2020

Tech investor Colin Batten joins Development Bank of Wales

Tech investor Colin Batten joins Development Bank of Wales

The Development Bank of Wales has further expanded its technology investments team with the appointment of Colin Batten....

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TechNation comments on UK cleantech sector one year on from 2050 net zero target announcement

30th June 2020

One year ago last week the UK’s 2050 net zero target was announced. Mike Jackson, Entrepren...

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COVID-19 has forced employers to change how they work

22nd June 2020

In the world of work, the effects of social measures that governments are being forced to take ha...

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Employment landscape is in a pendulum swing, says Robert Half UK

18th June 2020

Matt Weston, Managing Director of Robert Half UK, comments o...

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No-deal Brexit fears trigger investors to seek international options

17th June 2020

Growing fears of a no-deal Brexit will prompt investors to move assets overseas, says deVere....

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Halal Angel Network and Delio form strategic partnership

9th July 2020

An angel network that is among the first to penetrate the $5 trillion Halal consumer market ...

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Archangels leads investment in Scottish innovators during lockdown

8th July 2020

The Edinburgh-based business angel investment syndicate, Archangels, has led in...

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Zedify raises £300,000 led by Green Angel Syndicate

7th July 2020

Zedify, the network of first and last mile delivery operations across the UK, have recently raise...

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Angel CoFund new deeptech hire Dr Olivia Nicoletti

1st July 2020

The Angel CoFund has appointed Dr Olivia Nicoletti to the team as Senior Investment Associat...

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Maven VCTs lead £3.5 million funding round in Bright Network

2nd July 2020

Maven Capital Partners has led a further investment in Bright Network, a media tech...

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Unicorn AIM VCT £25 million offer fully subscribed

1st July 2020

Unicorn AIM VCT has closed its latest offer having raised the full £25m of availa...

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Edge appoints Advisor Panel to drive opportunity and growth for the UK’s creative economy

30th June 2020

Edge Investments, the leading growth investor in the UK creative economy, has appointed an Adviso...

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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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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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Tech investor Colin Batten joins Development Bank of Wales

10th July 2020

The Development Bank of Wales has further expanded its technology investments t...

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Luke Johnson invests in British Design Fund and joins investment panel

10th July 2020

Luke Johnson, the entrepreneur, investor and Sunday Times columnist, is investi...

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SidebySide Partnership appoints new Head of Business Development

6th July 2020

The SidebySide Partnership has expanded its management team with the appointment of James D&rsquo...

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VGC promotes Andrew Lister to partner

3rd July 2020

Growth capital investor VGC Partners has promoted Andrew Lister to partner. Thi...

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COVID-19 has fuelled insurers' appetite for private equity says State Street survey

9th July 2020

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) has published new research[1] which reveals that the CO...

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Mergermarket releases 1H20 Global M&A report

9th July 2020

Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has released its 1H20 report...

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Market volatility drives demand for infrastructure says Foresight report

9th July 2020

A new study reveals that over half (54%) of financial intermediaries believe that infrastru...

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Rise in equity investment in NI tech firms revealed by NI Deal Tracker

8th July 2020

Investment in Northern Ireland tech companies increased by over 50% last year, ...

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SEIS/EIS Relief...it's that time of year again

17th June 2020

James Murdoch considers the challenges for investors around the timely collection of EIS and SEIS...

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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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Homeware wholesaler Fifty One Percent raises £250k from MEIF

6th July 2020

Luxury homeware wholesaler, Fifty One Percent Limited, has received a £250k finance package...

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Development Bank of Wales backs Cariad Glass with micro loan

26th June 2020

Stained Glass artists Cariad Glass have seen a boost in online sales during lockdown after develo...

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FW Capital invests £20m to support Greater Manchester-based businesses

22nd June 2020

FW Capital has invested £20 million to support Greater Manchester-based businesses through ...

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QuoteVine helps brokers accelerate SME lending

15th June 2020

Quotevine helps brokers give SMEs faster access to vital COVID-19 recovery finance - with new Qui...

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Traplight secures €8 million led by EQT Ventures

10th July 2020

Traplight, the Finnish mobile game studio focused on highly accessible mid-core games, has announ...

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COVID-19 has fuelled insurers' appetite for private equity says State Street survey

9th July 2020

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) has published new research[1] which reveals that the CO...

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Octopus and EQT lead $18.5m funding for Permutive

9th July 2020

Permutive, the publisher-focused data management platform, has raised $18.5 million Series B...

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Astrosat collaborates on SPRINT machine learning project with University of Leicester

10th July 2020

Astrosat has signed up to the national SPRINT business support programme to develo...

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Octopus and EQT lead $18.5m funding for Permutive

9th July 2020

Permutive, the publisher-focused data management platform, has raised $18.5 million Series B...

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ThingTrax Raises $1m to Build the Autonomous Factories of the Future

7th July 2020

ThingTrax, a provider of smart technology solutions for the manufacturing industry, has announced...

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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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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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Octopus and MMC lead SLAMcore's $5 million fund raise

18th June 2020

SLAMcore, a UK company developing spatial AI algorithms for robots and drones, has secu...

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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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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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ProFactor Pharma completes milestone towards treatment of Haemophilia A

8th July 2020

Kelvin Capital backed ProFactor Pharma Ltd (PFP), has co...

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Team raises £100k for device to protect carers of Covid-19 patients

8th July 2020

A team of healthcare experts who developed a fast and low-cost way to protect c...

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Beckley Psytech raises £3m to develop ground-breaking psychedelic medicines

1st July 2020

Beckley Psytech, the psychedelic medicine company, has raised £3m of Series A funding to de...

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Ceuta Group report cites health sector as top investment opportunity of 2020

25th June 2020

Covid-19 has made investment prospects bleak in many sectors, but a new report by Ceuta Grou...

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Mergermarket releases 1H20 Global M&A report

9th July 2020

Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has released its 1H20 report...

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Economic Intelligence Wales reports early effects of pandemic on Welsh Businesses

3rd July 2020

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in Wales have been significantly affec...

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British Business Bank gives accreditation to new lenders

2nd July 2020

The British Business Bank has approved six new lenders for accreditation u...

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Livingbridge backs financial services group Chill Insurance

18th June 2020

Livingbridge, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors...

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Playfair Capital leads £1m funding in employee benefits provider Heka

6th July 2020

Playfair Capital backed Heka (previously GoSweat), confirms the launch of its new website and ben...

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Willa secures $3 million from EQT Ventures

3rd July 2020

Willa, the fintech startup dedicated to helping freelancer...

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Maven VCTs lead £3.5 million funding round in Bright Network

2nd July 2020

Maven Capital Partners has led a further investment in Bright Network, a media tech...

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Protean Risk strengthened by new staff from Aston Lark

1st July 2020

As of 1 July 2020, the Aston Lark Financial Institutions team will join the Protean Risk bra...

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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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