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21st August 2018

Investing insights from angel and mentor Sukhendu Pal

An interview with business angel and mentor to start ups Sukhendu Pal.

13th August 2018

PBD Biotech closes seed funding

UK agri-tech start-up PBD Biotech, developers of the first rapid test for live mycobacteria, has secured £400,000 in its first major strategic investment round to fund international trials and launch a suite of products.

2nd August 2018

HBAN angels get a 10 times return on Phorest investment

A number of the original HBAN investors in software developer Phorest have been bought out for a sum averaging 10 times their initial investment.

Phorest, which provides management software for hair and beauty salons, raised €700,000 from 12 HBAN angel investors in two funding rounds in 2011 and 2013. In June of this year, the company completed a third investment round of €20 million with US investment firm, Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE).

2nd August 2018

Maven VCTs lead £2.5 million investment in Bright Network

Maven Capital Partners has led the £2.5 million investment in Bright Network, a media technology platform which enables blue-chip employers to reach, identify and recruit high-quality graduates and young professionals. The transaction includes a £2.15m investment by Maven VCTs, together with £0.4m from existing and new angel shareholders. 

30th July 2018

Startup Funding Club closes its 100th fund investment

Startup Funding Club has invested £570K into Blue Skies Space Ltd alongside the London Co-Investment Fund and Angel Investors, marking the 100th deal of the SFC Funds.

Blue Skies Space Ltd is a pioneering UK company providing access to space science data from low-cost space missions. Blue Skies Space is taking a private-sector approach to a traditionally government-driven area and will provide a commercial service worldwide. The deal marks the 100th investment made by a fund operated by SFC since the launch of the organisation’s first Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme Fund in 2014. 

25th July 2018

Green Angel Syndicate invests in subsea tech company Rovco

Subsea services company, Rovco, is on track to rapidly grow its share of the global subsea market after securing angel investment. This will enable the firm to launch its cutting-edge live 3D visual subsea inspection systems, which could significantly reduce the time taken to complete subsea surveys and cut inspection costs by 80%.

19th July 2018

Wistia raises $17 million to buyout investors

Wistia, a video software provider for small and medium-sized businesses, has raised $17.3m in debt to pay back its angel investors, allowing it to remain true to its founders’ principles of being creatively-driven, long-lasting and independent.  “The decision was one of the most important in Wistia's history,” said Chris Savage (pictured), Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Wistia. “Our goal was to realign everyone involved in Wistia on the same vision.”

19th July 2018

HBAN scoops major European Business Angel Network Award

HBAN was crowned Globally Networked Organisation 2018 at the EBAN Awards Ceremony held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Monday 25th June.

10th July 2018

EBAN 2017 Compendium of Fiscal Incentives

EBAN, the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players has published the new edition of its much anticipated annual mapping of fiscal incentives available to business angels in Europe. This year, EBAN partnered again with BOFIDI to develop the annual publication.  Fiscal incentives have an important role in stimulating the activity of business angels and early stage equity investors in start-ups.

9th July 2018

Capitama investment capacity exceeds £10bn

Capitama, the global direct private investment platform for sophisticated and professional investors, has today announced that its members have exceeded £10bn in annual investment appetite.

9th July 2018

Henley Business Angels backs Mimica Lab

Mimica Lab, a business that produces award-winning technology designed to reduce waste in perishable products such as food and pharmaceuticals, have received investment from Henley Business Angels members to contribute to their funding round.

6th July 2018

EBAN Elects New Board of Directors

EBAN, the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players elected on 26 June, 2018 a new President and Board of Directors for the 2018-2020 mandate. The elections were held during the association’s Annual General Assembly, which took place at the 2018 EBAN Annual Congress in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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