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24th November 2023 - 0 comments

Angels unite to back workplace training platform Academii

The Development Bank of Wales and a syndicate of nine business angels are backing Academii, a Cardiff start-up with an equity investment of £370,000 that will help transform workplace training.

20th October 2023 - 0 comments

VCs and angels back  Bullet Express MBO

Panoramic Growth Equity and Maven Capital Partners, through its professional client investment platform, Maven Investor Partners, have backed the management buyout of Glasgow-based distribution and logistics specialist Bullet Express.

The transaction includes a multi-million pound investment from Panoramic and Maven, alongside the existing Bullet shareholders, David McCutcheon, Gary Smith and John McKail. The transaction was introduced by Emerald Capital Partners, who also invested in the deal via Maven Investor Partners.

11th August 2023 - 0 comments

Six figure follow-on investment for Reel Labels

The Development Bank of Wales has completed a further  six figure investment in Reel Label Solutions 

23rd June 2023 - 0 comments

Electronics marketplace Eze secures $3.7m funding

USA: Eze, a wholesale marketplace for used and new electronics, has secured $3.7 million in seed funding to develop its technology infrastructure, broaden its product offering and expand into new markets in Africa, Europe and South America. The funding round was led by Right Side Capital Management, with participation from C2 Ventures, Boro Capital, EVPI Investments and other angel investors.

5th May 2023 - 0 comments

ESG marketplace Tesel raises £320K

Tesel, a platform created to simplify the process of ESG assessments for buyers and suppliers throughout the supply chain, has raised £320,000 in a pre-Seed round led by early-stage focused venture capital firm Jenson Funding Partners and angel investors. The investment will fund further product development, commercialisation and expansion of its highly experienced team ahead of its next phase of growth.

14th April 2023 - 0 comments

Spotted Zebra raises $1.8m to solve $11.5 trillion skills-gap crisis

London-based startup Spotted Zebra has secured USD1.8m in seed funding in a round led by Playfair Capital, with participation from Entrepreneur First. The company is helping solve the skills-gap crisis by powering the shift to skills-based organisations, a rapidly growing trend amongst the world's largest employers.

24th February 2023 - 0 comments

Wealth Club leads £4.5m funding for licensing platform Fabacus

Wealth Club has led a £4.5 million investment round raising £2.35 million, or 52% of the total raise, under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) for Fabacus, a Software as a service (SaaS) platform for the licensing industry. 

8th February 2023 - 0 comments

Italy: crowdsourcing platform Unguess raises €10m

ITALY: The close of a fundraising round of over EUR 10 million for UNGUESS, Italy's leading innovative crowdsourcing platform, has been announced. The lead investor is Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR, through the Fondo Italiano Tecnologia e Crescita – "FITEC". In addition to FITEC, investors who supported UNGUESS in previous rounds participated in the capital increase: P101 SGR with its two funds Programma 103 and ITA500, managed on behalf of Azimut, Italian Angels for Growth (IAG), Club degli Investitori and Club Italia Investimenti 2.

8th February 2023 - 0 comments

Vev raises €5m to help entrepreneurs kickstart a business

Netherlands: Vev, a company founded by former Apple employees, has raised €5m from Notion Capital and Point Nine Capital and a number of angel investors. Vev helps aspiring entrepreneurs to launch a business by providing its users with a ready-made and industry-specific software and payments track. Using Vev, founders can choose to launch one of over 100 business-types -- ranging from restaurateur to dog walker -- and Vev’s platform provides them with all the tools they need to start trading.

13th January 2023 - 0 comments

Employee experience platform Huler raises £2m

HR tech company Huler, whose platform has attracted a host of blue-chip clients within its first year has raised £2m from Mercia’s EIS funds, the MEIF Proof of Concept & Early Stage Fund, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund, and private investors.

The funding will enable Stoke-based Huler to further develop its employee experience platform and create at least 12 new jobs in the year ahead. Huler acts as a ‘launchpad’, bringing together different programs, apps and content that employees require within a slick user interface that provides easy access and improves productivity.

2nd December 2022 - 0 comments

Job design platform RoleMapper raises £1.75m

A HR Tech company, which helps organisations design and structure jobs that improve diversity and skills-based hiring, has raised £1.75m in a funding round led by Mercia and including existing backer Qantx and private investors.  The funding will enable Exeter-based RoleMapper to further develop its AI-powered platform and continue to grow its client base in the UK and US.

28th October 2022 - 0 comments

Finnish startup Book Salon launches in the UK

Book Salon, a payment and booking service provider specializing in hair, beauty, and wellness companies, is launching operations in the UK. The Finnish startup has raised £3,7 million from private investors to date, including Big Bets VC and promonent angel investors such as Lennu Keinänen. Book Salon provides entrepreneurs with a full suite of modern tools to run a successful business. Book Salon offers payment terminals and a payment processing service, in addition to its website builder, online booking systems, and cash and accounting reports.

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