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17th September 2019

Hardman & Co spearheads initiative to support new (S)EIS funds

Hardman & Co is leading a new initiative to support (S)EIS funds entering the investment market. It has brought together a wide range of professional services providers with the specific aim of advising, educating and supporting new funds at the start of their journey. By understanding at the outset all the elements needed for a successful launch, the new entrant is in a better position to come to market faster and in a more co-ordinated way.

17th September 2019

Start-up Spotlight with entrepreneur Iris Barcia

This month’s Start-up Spotlight, in partnership with The Invested Investor, features an interview with entrepreneur Iris Barcia....

17th September 2019

Echopoint raises £2.8m to address heart disease treatment

Echopoint Medical Ltd, a spinout company from UCL, has raised £2.8m to develop optical sensing technology to help heart disease patients in a grey zone where the need for treatment is unclear.

Coronary heart disease is a major cause of death worldwide and more than 7 million* people have a diagnosis in the UK alone. Narrowing arteries caused by the disease are commonly treated by the insertion of tiny tubes called stents, but the process is both risky and expensive.

17th September 2019

Lord Bilimoria to open the Festival of Enterprise

Karan Bilimoria, better known as Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, the Indian born founder of Cobra Beer, will officially open the Festival of Enterprise on the 23 October at the NEC Birmingham.

17th September 2019

NVM invests in Mobius Networks

NVM Private Equity has completed the management buy-out of Mobius Networks Limited (MNL), a market leading mobile virtual network operator, providing data connectivity services for Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications across healthcare, transport and retail sectors. The investment from NVM will help to accelerate Mobius’ growth and drive continued development of its software and sales expertise.

16th September 2019

Personalised video advertising firm Spirable raises £6 million

Spirable, the next generation of personalised video marketing automation, today announced it has closed a £6M Series A investment round led by Smedvig Capital. Existing backers Frontline Ventures, Downing Ventures, and 24 Haymarket also followed-on. 

The new funding will accelerate Spirable’s geographical expansion and product development, to meet the growing demand for more efficient and automated personalised video creation at scale. Spirable is poised to revolutionise marketing away from a mass approach and towards highly targeted and relevant video content. 

16th September 2019

Spark partners with Hyundai, Wayra and the Connected Places Catapult to drive EV adoption

Spark EV Technology has completed extensive trials of its electric vehicle (EV) range prediction technology with Hyundai. Carried out as part of the prestigious Wayra UK/Connected Places Catapult Intelligent Mobility (IM) Accelerator programme, the one month real-world trials using Hyundai electric vehicles successfully demonstrated that Spark increases the accuracy of EV journey predictions. 

16th September 2019

SFC named 5th most active Angel & Seed Investor globally by PitchBook Data

PitchBook Data has named Startup Funding Club the fifth Most Active Angel & Seed Investor in the World in its 2Q 2019 Global League Tables.

With eighteen investments under its belt, SFC was the most active VC investor in the UK over the period and made its entry into the Global Top 20 next to VC industry giants such as Andreessen Horowitz or SalesForce Ventures.

16th September 2019

Talking point: The EISA quarterly Zeitgeist discusses the question of risk

The EISA's Summer 2019 edition of Zeitgeist discusses the tricky question of risk and what it really means in relation to EIS investments.

16th September 2019

Dragon's Den star Nick Jenkins to open the VCT & EIS Investor Forum

Entrepreneur and investor Nick Jenkins, who founded moonpig.com and is a former star of BBC TV's "Dragon's Den", is to be the opening keynote speaker at this year's VCT & EIS Investor Forum on 21st November.

13th September 2019

Green Angel Syndicate leads £520k investment in AirEx

Green Angel Syndicate has successfully led a £520k investment round into AirEx, the IoT-enabled smart ventilation control solution start-up tackling heat waste in homes.

In the UK alone, tens of millions of homes were built with low energy standards. Homeowners struggle with cold, uncomfortable draughts and high energy bills – and this situation leads to energy waste on a massive scale.

13th September 2019

Blackfinch Ventures: top tips for start-ups seeking investment

Ventures Director at Blackfinch Ventures, Dr Reuben Wilcock, discusses his top-tips for start-ups seeking investment.

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