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3rd July 2020

Willa secures $3 million from EQT Ventures

Willa, the fintech startup dedicated to helping freelancers get paid on time without the associated admin and hassle, has raised a $3 million seed round led by the EQT Ventures fund. With the investment, Willa is set to launch Willa Pay to provide its community of creative freelancers with an easier way to get paid with no paperwork or risk. The Willa team is on a mission to ensure these creative communities can optimise their working conditions, spend less time on paperwork and - most importantly - get paid for the work they have done....

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3rd July 2020

VGC promotes Andrew Lister to partner

VGC promotes Andrew Lister to partner

Growth capital investor VGC Partners has promoted Andrew Lister to partner. This promotion further strengthens VGC’s leadership team in order to support investment of its main £50m fund, which backs high-growth consumer, media and technology businesses....

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Perspectives Read ALL

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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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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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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Archangles leads £700k funding for social distancing tech company Reactec

26th June 2020

Reactec, the Edinburgh-based tech company that recently launched its innovative SAFE-DISTANCE dev...

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Cornerstone invests in Saas platform Coordinate Sport

22nd June 2020

Cornerstone Partners has invested £170,000 growth capital investment into East Yorkshi...

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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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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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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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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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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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Knowledge Read ALL

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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UK fintech market powers through with a surge in specialist hires

29th June 2020

Robert Walters Fintech: Challenger to Competitor report analyses the&...

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Equity investment in smaller UK tech businesses increased 27% to £4.0bn in 2019

25th June 2020

Equity investment in the UK’s tech businesses increased by 27% in 2019 to £4.0bn,&nbs...

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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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Equity Crowdfunding Read ALL

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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Lending Read ALL

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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British Business Banks announces new lenders for Coronavirus Business Loan Schemes

15th June 2020

The British Business Bank has announced that it has approved a new lender for accreditation to th...

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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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Par Equity invests £800,000 in Publisher Discovery

3rd July 2020

Specialist technology investor Par Equity has led a consortium that has invested £800k in P...

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MIP Diagnostics secures £5.1m from BGF, Downing, Mercia and Calculus

3rd July 2020

Nanotechnology business, MIP Diagnostics, has completed a £5.1m funding r...

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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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Technology Read ALL

Par Equity invests £800,000 in Publisher Discovery

3rd July 2020

Specialist technology investor Par Equity has led a consortium that has invested £800k in P...

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MIP Diagnostics secures £5.1m from BGF, Downing, Mercia and Calculus

3rd July 2020

Nanotechnology business, MIP Diagnostics, has completed a £5.1m funding r...

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Envestors raises £2m to create digital marketplace for UK start-ups and investors

2nd July 2020

Envestors has secured £2m in funding to grow its digital marketplace for ...

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University of Birmingham spinout 6 Bit Education to reduce teacher workload

2nd July 2020

6 Bit Education, a company spun out of the University of Birmingham, has received investment to p...

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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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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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Health Read ALL

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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Epidarex Capital closes £102m venture fund for life sciences

23rd June 2020

Epidarex Capital, a transatlantic life science venture firm, announces that it ...

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MMC leads $3 million in healthcare AI startup Agamon

23rd June 2020

Agamon, a healthcare AI startup, announced today a $3M seed round, led by...

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Financial Services Read ALL

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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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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Business Services Read ALL

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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UK fintech market powers through with a surge in specialist hires

29th June 2020

Robert Walters Fintech: Challenger to Competitor report analyses the&...

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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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