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17th January 2022

Arctic Shores takes aim at global skills shortage with SVB funding

Arctic Shores, the psychometric assessment pioneers, have received £1.5m in venture debt funding from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). The funding follows another exciting year for the company, where revenues grew by more than 50%.

17th December 2021

QVentures Invests in Alectro, a virtual sustainability officer for SMEs

QVentures has made an investment into Alectro, a Virtual Sustainability Officer for small-medium businesses to track, audit and offset their carbon footprint.

Alectro is bringing climate measurement to every employee. The dynamic online measurement platform has the vision to empower every organisation to become carbon neutral so that they can be climate champions for this generation and the next. Their mission is to supercharge sustainability and offset 1 million tonnes of carbon by 2030.

14th December 2021

gigl closes $1.5m round

gigl, a video-based job platform on a mission to solve the UK hospitality staffing shortage, has closed a $1.5m round.

gigl’s mobile and video first platform enables employers to combine the application process, telephone screening and 1st round interview into a 60-second video. 

6th December 2021

Logistics business AP Taylor secures £750k MEIF backing

AP Taylor Ltd has secured a £750,000 funding package from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), for the East & South East Midlands Debt Finance fund managed by Maven Capital Partners and backed by the Recovery Loan Scheme.

3rd December 2021

Foot Anstey advises Access Group to acquire Legal Bricks

The Private Equity team at Foot Anstey LLP has supported and advised Access UK Ltd, on its acquisition of Legal Bricks. The move by Access further enhances its offering in the legal technology sector.

18th November 2021

North East Business and Innovation Centre welcomes new members


The North East Business and Innovation Centre’s (BIC) Social Enterprise Team, which supports new and established social enterprises, has welcomed three talented new members.

18th November 2021

Tech firm Adludio raises £4m for US expansion

Adludio, the London-based adtech company that is a leader in the field of mobile advertising, has secured a £4m investment from Mercia to propel further growth in the US and internationally. 

15th November 2021

Customer data and marketing platform Ometria raises $40m

Customer data and marketing platform Ometria has completed a $40M Series C round, led by InfraVia Growth, with participation from existing investors Octopus Ventures, Sonae IM, Summit Action, Adjuvo, and Columbia Lake Partners.

3rd November 2021

JPIN VCATS leads investment round for Koovers

Startup investment bank for the emerging markets JPIN VCATS has completed a significant fundraise for Koovers, India's largest B2B spare parts service based in Bengaluru. Koovers announced raising $1.5 million, with JPIN VCATS as one of the main investors. 

21st October 2021

Foot Anstey completes acquisition of shares for Simply Conveyancing

The corporate team at national law firm, Foot Anstey LLP has advised Simply Conveyancing, which is backed by private equity firm Livingbridge, on the acquisition of Pirie Palmann.

21st October 2021

Birmingham graphics and print manufacturer secures £250,000 investment

Birmingham-based Hollywood Monster has secured a £250,000 loan enabling it to safeguard 40 employees whilst creating seven new positions over a three year period. The business received the funding from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), provided by The FSE Group, Debt Finance Fund and backed by the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).

7th October 2021

CreaTech startup Octaive raises £500k in angel investment round

London-based conversational media platform Octaive has raised £500k in an angel investment round. Backed by high profile industry leaders, the funding round is the first external investment by the two year old creative technology startup, which has seen revenues more than double in the past year, making it already profitable. Octaive’s ‘conversational media’ technology generates ‘active attention’ through conversations between consumers and brands within standard display and video inventory.

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