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15th April 2019

Interview with the 'Godfather' of European Accelerators Jon Bradford

The Invested Investor interviews Jon Bradford, a Founding Partner of the venture capitalist investment fund Motive Partners and a highly experienced early-stage angel investor who is sometimes referred to as the Godfather of European Accelerators. 

12th April 2019

Green Angels’ latest deal is electrifying


Green Angel Syndicate has announced that its members have backed a revolutionary renewable energy platform.  Green Angel Syndicate is investing in the seed funding round for The ECompany, a London-based technology company at the forefront of the renewable energy sector.



11th April 2019

Design Graduate secures £350k in Angel Funding to scale Luxury home brand


Jenny Evans started her luxury homeware brand, Jenny Kate, whilst studying Textiles at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She won the national Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award in 2018 and has been massively supported by her University and Santander on her start-up journey.  Post-graduation she secured a place in the Natwest Entrepreneur Accelerator in Cardiff and was in the audience at the #PitchIt event hosted by Cardiff Met, organised by BeTheSpark and delivered “dragons den style” by the InspireWales Angel consortium .


9th April 2019

Green Angels find an appetite for insects with £600K investment in Entomics Biosystems

Green Angel Syndicate is investing in a £600,000 funding round for Entomics Biosystems, a Cambridge-based technology company at the forefront of the rapidly growing insect protein sector.

9th April 2019

Crypta Labs receives investment from Henley Business Angels

Crypta Labs, an innovative Internet of Things security company that is developing the world’s first portable quantum hardware security device for improving encryption protocols, is finalising £1.5m of funding, with one Henley Business Angels member participating in the funding round.

9th April 2019

Belfast AI Startup Liopa raises seed funding via Syndicate Room

AI-based technology startup Liopa has completed a very successful fund-raising campaign on the SyndicateRoom crowdfunding website. The company raising 2.5 times the target amount in a 4 week period. It received strong backing from a number of angel investors and the Fund Twenty8 EIS fund.

3rd April 2019

Startup Funding Club leads seed round into SaaS tech company Sceenic

Sceenic has raised its seed round through Startup Funding Club to continue expanding its “Watch Together” SaaS solution

Startup Funding Club (SFC) has led the seed investment round into Sceenic, a B2B SaaS technology company that powers interactive co-viewing experiences for some of the world’s best media companies with its “Watch Together” software. Utilising its real-time video chat API and SDKs, Sceenic enables people who are physically apart to watch video and TV together.

1st April 2019

CroíValve raises €3.2M in latest funding round led by HBAN

CroíValve, a medtech start-up providing a safe and effective treatment for tricuspid regurgitation, hasannounced that it has secured €3.2 million in an oversubscribed seed financing round. The round was led by the HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network) MedTech and Irrus Syndicates, alongside Atlantic Bridge University Fund, Enterprise Ireland, SOSV and a group of cardiologists who see the treatment’s transformative potential. The funding will support the continued development of CroíValve’s innovative technology.

29th March 2019

HBAN lauches new angel initiative in Northern Ireland

The “HBAN Business Angel Syndicate” has been formed by HBAN - Halo Business Angel Network - to bring private investors together to back high potential early stage ventures.

Business angels who are members of the HBAN Business Angel Syndicate have participated in five deals during its first six months of existence.

Among the companies to recently benefit from business angel funding are innovative hair care product company We are Paradoxx, sports facility booking firm Pitchbooking and cyber security software specialist firm Uleska. Clarendon Fund Managers operating in Belfast since 2001 has been appointed to manage the HBAN Business Angel Syndicate.

28th March 2019

Startup Funding Club invests £100k in The Jackal

Startup Funding Club has invested £100,000 into luxury lifestyle media brand The Jackal. 

25th March 2019

Ozo Innovations awarded £600k funding

Ozo Innovations (Ozo) announces that it has secured over £600,000 project funding from the Department of Business Energy Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) Programme managed by the Carbon Trust and Jacobs.

The IEEA aims to lower costs and increase the number of available energy efficient technologies for a range of industrial sectors, through demonstration of near to market innovations. This will help to reduce carbon emissions and improve the competitiveness of UK industry. The funding will enable Ozo to substantiate the significant energy savings that could be achieved by implementing Ozo’s eloclear® hygiene process.

22nd March 2019

Startup Funding Club ranks high in PitchBook’s 2018 Global League Table

Startup Funding Club ranks in the Top 5 Most Active Angel & Seed Investors in the World in PitchBook’s 2018 Global League Table.

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