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8th March 2024 - 0 comments

Northstar backs Dragonfly Insulation with £500,000

Dragonfly Insulation, an advanced materials manufacturer, has raised £935,000 in an investment round led by the North East Innovation Fund supported by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Northstar Ventures, alongside angel investors and £300,000 of grant funding from Innovate UK’s Future Economy Investor Partnership programme. 

23rd February 2024 - 0 comments

Entrepreneurs raise £350k for coffee cup re-use system

A café operator who set out to find an alternative to single-use coffee cups has helped to develop a new re-use system that claims to be the most simple and cost-effective to date.

Alasdair Hood and his team have raised £350,000 from angel investors to launch Delete Cups. The system has already been successfully trialled in the two pop-up cafes he runs in Braintree Village, Essex - Roo and FryBaby - and the company is in talks with other potential users in the UK and Europe.

19th January 2024 - 0 comments

Oxford Innovation backs unique solution for cardboard manufacturing

Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund has made a follow-on investment in the latest funding round for Interpac, who offer a sustainable and low-cost solution to the production of corrugated board.

27th October 2023 - 0 comments

Manufacturing tech startup Holdson  secures £150k

Huddersfield based startup, Holdson, has secured a £150k investment from British Design Fund, as it gears up to disrupt the precision manufacturing market with its innovative electrochemical polishing technology.

6th October 2023 - 0 comments

OnePlanetCapital leads £1.7m round into MDFRecovery

The OnePlanetCapital Climate Change EIS fund has led a £1.7m round into the groundbreaking technology company MDFRecovery. MDF Recovery has a patented solution for the only effective industrialised process to recycle Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) at scale.

7th July 2023 - 0 comments

Clean Growth Fund backs “leather” made from beer

Arda Biomaterials’ mission to transform waste into a valuable, animal and plastic-free leather alternatives has just received a major boost with £1.1m of new investment, led by Clean Growth Fund, the UK clean-tech venture capital fund, alongside a number of other investors and angels.

Given the market potential of Arda’s innovative technology, Clean Growth Fund, has led a £1.1m investment in the company, alongside Plug and Play, Serpentine Ventures, Satgana, and a group of angel investors from alternative protein, fashion, and the climate tech ecosystem.

31st March 2023 - 0 comments

Carbonaide raises €1.8m to make concrete carbon negative

Finland: Carbonaide, a spin-out company from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland that enables the manufacturing of carbon-negative concrete, has raised €1.8 million in seed funding led by Lakan Betoni and Vantaa Energy. The round was completed with public loans and in-kind contributions from Business Finland and other Finnish concrete companies and strategic investors.

24th March 2023 - 0 comments

Germany: METYCLE raises €1.5m to digitalize global metal recycling

GERMANY: METYCLE, an online trading platform enabling the digital, fast, and efficient trade of secondary metals, has successfully completed a €1.5 million pre-seed financing round led by marketplace-focused VCs Market One Capital and DFF, as well as angel investors Tom Bird, ambassador and veteran of the global recycling industry, and Louis Pfitzner, entrepreneur and marketplace investor.

17th March 2023 - 0 comments

Angels back cleantech building firm Vector Homes

Vector Homes, a cleantech company which is developing new techniques and materials for affordable and sustainable modular housing, has closed its seed investment round after raising £450,000, securing funding from SFC Capital, GC Angels, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and social housing investment firm HSPG.

3rd March 2023 - 0 comments

Fold-away toilet invention raises £160k from BDF

A design engineer and TV presenter, skilled in creating space-saving architectural innovations for the home, is feeling flush after securing £160,000 backing from the British Design Fund for his latest invention – a frame that allows toilets to be folded away in a cupboard when not in use.

20th January 2023 - 0 comments

Nottingham uni spinout Scintam Engineering secures £325K investment

University of Nottingham spinout, Scintam Engineering, has developed an innovative technology that uses electricity to help relieve a major problem faced within aerospace, automotive and other engineering industries. The start-up recently secured a £125K investment from British Design Fund, as part of a £325K seed funding round, as it now looks to take its technology to market.

14th October 2022 - 0 comments

German 3D printing startup iFactory3D investment from private investor network

Düsseldorf-based technology startup iFactory3D has completed a financing round on the investment platform Companisto. More than 600 individual private investors and business angels pledged over one million euros for the company and its innovative product, the One Pro 3D belt printer. One of the aspects that convinced them was a special feature that differentiates the 3D belt printer from conventional printers: thanks to the built-in conveyor belt and smart camera technology, objects can be printed in series around the clock without supervision.

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