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12th April 2024 - 0 comments

Empirical Ventures leads early stage deep science rounds

Empirical Ventures is targeting a £10M fund to lead pre-seed and seed investments for deep science startups in the UK. Founded by two scientists turned entrepreneurs, Empirical Ventures will invest in startups that are redefining what is possible and solving some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity.

29th March 2024 - 0 comments

LCR Angel Network backs Jardin Living and AI Sight

LCR Angel Network has made investments in two of the region’s most exciting start-up businesses following a pitch event hosted at Sci-Tech Daresbury and supported by the British Business Bank.

Both Jardin Living, a sustainable lifestyle brand founded by Kavita Basi, and AI Sight, an AI system for diabetic retinal screening led by CEO Steven Powell impressed enough to secure a combined £160k investment that will allow both businesses to scale significantly.

29th March 2024 - 0 comments

Scaleup Finance announces $8 million funding round

Scaleup Finance has raised an $8million (£6.4million) pre-Series A round to ‘solve the challenge of financial management’ for startup and scale-up companies.

Led by Inveready, alongside Crowberry Capital, Seed X, PROfounders, Fin Capital and CircleRock Capital, the funds will be used to help drive continued growth in the UK and prepare for future expansion into the US. 

15th March 2024 - 0 comments

Greater London Investment Fund backs 159 SMEs with £87.8m of investments

Funding London, the successful early-stage institutional investor bridging the funding gap for London-based SMEs, jhas reached the end of the investment period for its fund of funds, Greater London Investment Fund (GLIF).

8th March 2024 - 0 comments

Catalyst's Invent 2024 launches with £55K prize fund for entrepreneurs

Catalyst’s 2024 INVENT competition officially opens for applications today, with a top prize of £25,000 up for grabs for the overall winner and six new categories to enter.

Organised by science and technology hub Catalyst with headline partner Bank of Ireland, the prestigious INVENT competition is the main event in the calendar year for early-stage startups and aspiring entrepreneurs to showcase their innovations to a panel of expert judges.

23rd February 2024 - 0 comments

New angel investment network for female founders

Newly launched angel network, Lifted Ventures, is on a mission to drive change in the female founder space.

23rd February 2024 - 0 comments

Bolton’s Wellsprings Innovation Centre set to open

Oxford Innovation Space, which already runs 32 centres in the UK and Ireland, have come on board to run and operate the Wellsprings Innovation Centre.  The team has over 35 years’ experience in supporting economic growth through a focus on advice, finance, and space.  In that time, Oxford Innovation Space has helped in excess of 7,000 small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to become more sustainable businesses.

16th February 2024 - 0 comments

Investor Hub relaunch set to create more diverse investment opportunities

After growing to support a membership of 200 Angel Investors in the last five years, the Newcastle Angel Hub was relaunched last night (Thursday 8th February) as the ‘Northern Investor Hub’.

9th February 2024 - 0 comments

27 expressions of interest registered at Monday's pitch event

Dorset Business Angels received 27 expressions of interest from investors at their most recent angel investing pitch event held at the Bournemouth Carlton Hotel on Monday evening.

2nd February 2024 - 0 comments

Angel syndicate Veridian back financial wellbeing firm Maji

London-based angel syndicate, Veridian Ventures, completed a £150,000 investment in Maji, “a market leading financial wellbeing and open finance platform that educates and coaches employees to build their financial resilience, confidence and ability to save for the future”. This investment forms part of Maji’s £500,000 seed funding round, demonstrating Veridian Ventures’ commitment to supporting innovative ventures tackling challenges like financial stress and lack of financial literacy.

2nd February 2024 - 0 comments

IAG lands in Silicon Valley: investment, business angels and networking

Italian Angels for Growth (IAG), the leading investor network in Italy, has strengthened its presence in the U.S. territory and on the West Coast, where it has already been active for several years.

2nd February 2024 - 0 comments

Sixth Wave Ventures to grow its angel investment fund

Operated via Sixth Wave Angel Group (SWAG), the fund invests directly in early-stage companies developing proprietary technologies that tackle fundamental global challenges using science-backed approaches.

Most recently, Sixth Wave Ventures led the seed round of D-time Ltd, helping them fund the development of their Dtechtive platform. The £245,000 raised will enable D-time to build technology that will generate enormous value for data search engines like Google.

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