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7th July 2020

TAINA Technology closes funding round to fuel further growth

TAINA a market leading, computer science led provider of flexible and efficient FATCA, CRS and Chapter 3 solutions for banks, online trading platforms and fund administrators has announced the closing of its most substantial funding round yet, welcoming Anthemis, Tribeca ESP, Reciprocal Ventures and SIX Ventures to the TAINA Family.

7th July 2020

Zedify raises £300,000 led by Green Angel Syndicate

Zedify, the network of first and last mile delivery operations across the UK, have recently raised over £300,000 from a group of private investors led by Green Angel Syndicate (GAS). 

The investment signals the confidence investors have placed in Zedify, and the huge market potential for efficient, consolidated first and last-mile urban deliveries. Antoine Pradayrol, who joins the board as investment director noted the pioneering work Zedify has done to demonstrate the business case for using cargo bikes in the burgeoning urban delivery market.

7th July 2020

Used-car platform Cazoo raises £25 million led by Draper Esprit

Draper Esprit has participated in the latest £25m Series C funding round in Cazoo, the UK's leading online car retailer. Cazoo allows customers to buy a used car entirely online and have it delivered to their door in as little as 72 hours.

7th July 2020

ThingTrax Raises $1m to Build the Autonomous Factories of the Future

ThingTrax, a provider of smart technology solutions for the manufacturing industry, has announced the close of a $1m seed round led by SuperSeed, investing alongside industrial specialist Sumaria. Founded in 2015, the company has been working with manufacturers around the world to turn their unconnected factories into smart manufacturing hubs. Using cloud computing, IoT, AI, and most recently computer vision, to connect machines, workers, and robotics to improve efficiency.

6th July 2020

British Patient Capital makes €57m commitment to Kennet fund

British Patient Capital, a subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has made a cornerstone commitment to Kennet’s fifth fund as it announces its €223m ($250m) close.

Kennet specialises in investing in established, high growth technology companies which are founder-owned and ‘bootstrapped’ – built without significant external capital. Typically, investment from Kennet is the first external funding that companies receive and is primarily used to support international expansion, enabling companies to meet the global market opportunities often associated with Software as a Service (SaaS) business models.

6th July 2020

InoBat Auto secures €10m investment from CEZ Group

Europe’s leading R&D and electric battery production company, InoBat Auto has secured additional EUR 10m investment to fund the development of a first-of-its kind 100 MWh R&D centre and production line in Slovakia.

6th July 2020

Playfair Capital leads £1m funding in employee benefits provider Heka

Playfair Capital backed Heka (previously GoSweat), confirms the launch of its new website and benefits platform on the 24th of June. Fit for the Covid-19 era and beyond, the all-new platform features an improved user and HR experience.

The company recently completed its pre-seed funding round. Exceeding their target of £750,000, and successfully raising £1 million within two months of starting their raise.

The round was led by Playfair Capital with participants including experienced Angels, ex-professional athletes, mental health experts, as well as the founders of Thomson’s Online Benefits.

6th July 2020

Homeware wholesaler Fifty One Percent raises £250k from MEIF

Luxury homeware wholesaler, Fifty One Percent Limited, has received a £250k finance package from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund Debt Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners.  The funding will allow the Leicestershire-based business to hire four additional staff, while expanding its product line and sales and marketing function.

6th July 2020

Investment in life science start-ups in Catalonia grew to €112m in 2019

Investors and experts predict that in 2020 this will reach a record figure, boosted by an interest in the sector after Covid-19

6th July 2020

SidebySide Partnership appoints new Head of Business Development

The SidebySide Partnership has expanded its management team with the appointment of James D’Mello as Head of Business Development. 

3rd July 2020

Willa secures $3 million from EQT Ventures

Willathe fintech startup dedicated to helping freelancers get paid on time without the associated admin and hassle, has raised a $3 million seed round led by the EQT Ventures fund. With the investment, Willa is set to launch Willa Pay to provide its community of creative freelancers with an easier way to get paid with no paperwork or risk. The Willa team is on a mission to ensure these creative communities can optimise their working conditions, spend less time on paperwork and - most importantly - get paid for the work they have done.

3rd July 2020

Par Equity invests £800,000 in Publisher Discovery

Specialist technology investor Par Equity has led a consortium that has invested £800k in Publisher Discovery, a provider of services for online advertisers.

Publisher Discovery supports the growing performance or “affiliate” marketing space by helping companies that advertise online target potential customers more accurately. It uses AI technology to monitor millions of websites, ranking them by relevance and traffic to increase efficiency for advertisers and reduce frustration for browsers. Publisher Discovery holds two patents for its AI technology and is currently applying for a third.

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