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15th November 2018

BioSURE named Pitch@Palace winner

Pitch@Palace has hosted its tenth UK Event at Buckingham Palace, announcing BioSURE as the winner, with Stasher and Lilypads as the runners up after competing against thirty nine other finalists. On The Tools secured the title of Pitch@Palace People’s Choice Award winner after a public vote.

14th November 2018

Jeremy Schwartz appointed as chairman of Inverleith-backed Good Hemp

Braham and Murray Good Hemp, the plant based food and drink consumer brand which manufactures consumer brand products from hemp seed, including an allergen free milk alternative, has announced the appointment of Jeremy Schwartz as Chairman of its Board of Directors.

14th November 2018

Profile: Mr and Mrs Investment aka Helena Murphy and Duncan Di Biase

A constant stream of funding success stories in the media, and the rise of more down to earth and approachable crowdfunding platforms, suggests it has never been easier to raise investment for your business. However, a recent report from the HM Treasury revealed that only 1 in 10 businesses secure seed funding in the UK and, despite shaking up the market, crowdfunding is not much easier with around a 63 percent success rate.

13th November 2018

Beauhurst reveals UK's fastest growing tech start ups

Beauhurst highlights the UK’s fastest growing tech startups in 2018.

12th November 2018

Growth Investor Awards winners announced

BBC presenter Claudia Winkleman hosted the 2018 Growth Investor Awards ceremony. Over 450 movers and shakers from the UK’s vibrant SME investment community attended the fourth annual black-tie dinner to celebrate the stellar success of 16 award winners. Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and Malton opened up the ceremony with a keynote speech.

9th November 2018

Rejuicenate wins British Business Bank’s ‘Good to Grow’ competition

Rejuicenate, a small business run by Liverpool-based sibling trio Adil, Leith and Dina Taha has won British Business Bank’s inaugural Good to Grow competition. The prize included a day’s business consultancy with investor and entrepreneuer, Piers Linney, who is also a Non-Executive Dircetor of the British Business Bank.

8th November 2018

Maven strengthens senior management team

Maven Capital Partners has promoted five senior staff to partnership positions. The strengthening of its partnership base reflects Maven’s continued growth and the wider range of investment opportunities it now offers. The newly promoted partners are Colin Anderson (Property), Suzanne Lupton (Co-investment), Ewan McKinnon (Private Equity), David Milroy (Private Equity) and Andrew Whiteley (Property).

8th November 2018

Kin Capital and Enterprise Investment Partners to merge

Kin Capital and Enterprise Investment Partners have announced the merger of their two businesses, subject to regulatory approval, creating a major new force in the venture capital and tax efficient investment markets.

The stronger and larger firm is perfectly geared up to face the challenges of the next few years by streamlining investment processes in order to bring a modern tax efficient investing offering.

Investing will be easier, digitally focused and more cost effective by building an even more transparent offering to investors, who will have faster reporting services too.

31st October 2018

Dialysis pioneer Invizius named ‘Best Innovative MedTech’


Invizius, a University of Edinburgh spinout whose technology promises to improve the lives of millions of dialysis patients, has been named Best Innovative MedTech company at the prestigious OBN Awards.



25th October 2018

Nick Kingsbury and Volker Hirsch join Amadeus Capital Partners

Global technology investor Amadeus Capital Partners has announced the addition of two UK-based partners, Nick Kingsbury and Volker Hirsch, to its team of early stage venture capital investors. Nick’s investment focus will be on cyber security, AI and B2B software businesses while Volker’s expertise is in artificial intelligence & machine learning, human-machine interfaces, enterprise SaaS, autonomous systems, digital health and medical technologies.

18th October 2018

Martin Fincham joins Mercia-backed  immersive tech company Gorilla in the Room

UK-based tech firm, Gorilla in the room, has appointed Martin Fincham, the former CEO of global enterprise software company LANSA Group, as its chairman ahead of the company’s next funding round.

Following a seed investment from Mercia Fund Managers in January 2018, the business has launched Discover, a market leading immersive research mobile product, and is now raising further capital to transition from a service-based business to a subscription model.

17th October 2018

Shieldpay awarded Innovate UK grant to transform real estate deals

Shieldpay, the secure payments provider, has been awarded an Innovate UK grant.  

The funding will be used to scale up Shieldpay’s Third Party Managed Account (TPMA) solution in the UK and lay strong foundations for Shieldpay to expand into the global real estate market.

In May this year, Shieldpay successfully completed the UK’s first fully digital real estate transaction with MyHomeMove and Barclays, with the support of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers and other industry stakeholders. The solution also enables parties to complete on transactions at anytime from anywhere, that includes completing a house purchase on a weekend or bank holiday.

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