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30th July 2021

Foresight completes 4th exit this year with sale of Poppy & Jacks Nursery Group

Foresight Group has sold Poppy & Jacks Limited, a market leading children’s nursery chain in North West England.

 

30th July 2021

Peppy raises £6.6m to scale its personalised  employee healthcare

Peppy, a B2B digital health platform, has announced a £6.6m Series A funding round. Peppy provides tailored, expert-led support to individuals before they need to see a doctor, bridging the gap between online searches and hard-to-access clinical care. The investment was led by Felix Capital with previous investors including Outward VC, Seedcamp, and Hambro Perks, also participating. 

30th July 2021

4D Biomaterials raises £1.6m led by DSW Ventures for 3D printed implants

4D Biomaterials, a medtech company which has developed a new biomaterial used for 3D printing medical implants, has completed a £1.6m funding round led by DSW Ventures.

30th July 2021

Patchwork Health raises £3.5m to end NHS staff burnout

Patchwork Health, the healthcare staffing platform founded by doctors, has raised £3.5m to accelerate their mission to solve the NHS burnout crisis. The funding, from Praetura Ventures and BMJ New Ventures, comes as an NHS workforce 'emergency' is declared and waiting lists reach record highs.

30th July 2021

Insect-based snack company completes investment round of over £400k

Insect-based snack company Small Giants has closed a new investment round of more than £400,000, after raising £130,000 in the first round in March 2020.  The startup, founded by Francesco Majno and Edoardo Imparato, has far exceeded its initial target of £250k, following significant funding from investors.  A sizeable proportion of the investment came from shareholders and partners of iN3 Ventures’ network; an innovation advisory and corporate venture capital company. One of its partners, Mario Rizzola Pasotti, is also now a member of the Small Giants Advisory Board.

29th July 2021

Maven confirmed as accredited provider for Government Recovery Loan Scheme

Maven Capital Partners, debt fund manager for the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), has been approved by the British Business Bank 

29th July 2021

Low Carbon Innovation Fund 2 invests in breakthrough pH sensor company ANB Sensors

Turquoise, the UK merchant bank specialising in energy, environment and efficiency, has announced its tenth deal for the Low Carbon Innovation Fund 2 (LCIF2), a £250,000 investment in pH sensor company ANB Sensors (ANB). LCIF2 led the £997,000 equity round which included Hatch Accelerator Fund and Applied Technology Ventures as co-investors.  

29th July 2021

CPI makes first investment in cleantech start-up Qualus

CPI Enterprises, the investor engagement and ventures arm of CPI, has made its first investment in Qualus, a cleantech firm working to reduce water and chemical consumption within the leather industry.

CPI is an independent technology innovation centre that partners with ambitious and novel deep tech companies to translate bright ideas and research into new sustainable products and manufacturing processes. This investment will allow Qualus to benefit from innovation expertise and state-of the-art facilities as they develop their second product and continue to expand their international customer base.

29th July 2021

Graphite Capital acquires Wonderbly

Graphite Capital, a leading UK mid-market private equity specialist, has acquired Wonderbly, the world’s leading publishing platform for personalised children’s books. The company is also developing innovative personalised products for third-party clients.

29th July 2021

HBAN Ulster passes 100 members and calls for more angel investors

Business angel group HBAN Ulster, as part of the Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN), announced today its members have invested £8.5m into 38 early-stage companies in Northern Ireland in less than three years and urged more businesspeople to join its ranks.

28th July 2021

Activist investor platform Tulipshare launches

Tulipshare is a brand new activist investment platform that empowers individuals to make a positive change within some of the biggest household-name companies in the world. Launching in the UK in July 2021, the platform will enable people to rethink the way they invest in businesses. Essentially allowing people to vote with their money, Tulipshare endeavours to play a tangible role in promoting ethical change in the boardrooms of global companies. 

28th July 2021

Legal tech company Robin AI raises $2.5m seed funding

Legal technology start-up Robin AI has raised $2.5m seed funding from Episode 1 and a number of leading angel investors including Paul Massara, Al Giles  and Oliver Burgel. They are also one of just 30 companies to be selected to receive a portion of the $2m Google Black Founders Fund, a programme set up to support the chosen companies as they work to change the face of start-up culture that currently sees just 0.5% of start-ups with Black founders receive institutional investment.

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