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19th June 2018

Micrima raises £4.4 million for screening technology

Micrima, the Bristol-based breast imaging company, has raised £4.4 million in additional equity funding led by Technology Venture Partners, The Angel CoFund (ACF), and Venture Founders - plus a group of returning and new individual investors - bringing the total amount raised to £10.7m.

Roy Johnson, Micrima’s Executive Chairman, said, “I am very happy to announce the completion of our latest funding round, which provides us with the capital we need to move our initial MARIA product into full commercial launch and follow this swiftly with the enhanced functionality that the system is capable of achieving. The market has been prepared over the past 18 months through the publication of our historical clinical trial data, and attendance at numerous congresses and trade shows to showcase our breakthrough technology. As a result, we have many influential clinicians and partners anticipating the launch of MARIA later this year. We look forward to putting the product we have worked so hard to create into their hands for the first time.”

19th June 2018

CoInvestor launches Integration with Intelliflo’s ‘Intelligent Office’ Software

CoInvestor, the platform digitising alternative asset transactions for advisers, fund managers, and private investors, has integrated its technology with financial advice back-office software supplier Intelliflo’s ‘Intelligent Office’ (iO), to deliver an upgraded service to customers.



CoInvestor is now available to iO users via Intelliflo’s app store and for the first time allows financial advisers using Intelligent Office to allocate and manage their clients tax-efficient investments within their existing back office. The CoInvestor integration will help to deliver and receive updates directly from fund managers, such as dividends, valuation updates and exits.

19th June 2018

Gospel raises £1.4m from LocalGlobe

Gospel Technology, a blockchain software startup that has been working with one of the UK’s biggest aerospace and defence manufacturers to develop a proof of concept to improve record keeping for its supply chain has raised £1.4m in seed funding from investors led by LocalGlobe.

19th June 2018

Panaseer raises $10m Series A funding

Panaseer, a cyber security software company, today announced it has secured $10 million in Series A funding. The financing round was led by Evolution Equity Partners with participation from existing investors including Notion Capital, Albion Capital, Winton Ventures and Paladin Capital Group, as well as new investor Cisco Investments.


18th June 2018

InvestCloud Inc. acquires rplan Limited for $20 million


InvestCloud Inc., a global FinTech firm, has announced a strategic acquisition of London-based rplan Limited. The value of the deal is $20 million.


15th June 2018

British spacetech pioneer Oxford Space Systems secures £6.7m in funding

Oxford Space Systems (OSS) is today announcing it has secured £6.7 million in funding from a syndicate of investors including IQ Capital, Longwall Ventures, Foresight Williams, OTIF, Midven and Wren. The current round, led by Longwall Ventures, brings the total amount raised in external funding to £10m since OSS’ launch in late 2013.

The recent investment makes OSS the most highly funded UK start-up, upstream space technology business.[1] The funding will enable the accelerated development of OSS’s technology – pioneering the 

15th June 2018

Maven leads £2.7 million investment in Orchidsoft

Maven Capital Partners has led the £2.7 million investment in intranet software specialists Orchidsoft Limited.

A total of £2.2 million has been provided by Maven funds, which includes a £700,000 investment from the Finance Durham Fund, in addition to a £500,000 follow-on investment from existing backers Northstar Ventures, from the recently launched North East Fund supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

The funding will enable the business to expand its sales and marketing efforts across the UK and US and to grow its team of 45 employees to over 100 by 2022. The Finance Durham Fund was established by Durham County Council and overseen by Business Durham, the economic development organisation for County Durham.

15th June 2018

Mubadala to launch $400 million European tech fund

Mubadala Investment Company of Abu Dhabi, is to create a $400 million fund to invest in leading European technology companies. The fund will be managed by Mubadala Ventures, the venture capital arm of Mubadala. SoftBank Group will participate as a strategic investor via its SIMI US Holdings I, Inc.investment subsidiary. The fund will target founder-led, high growth technology companies with global scale and impact.

13th June 2018

Downing Ventures adds two companies to its portfolio

Downing Ventures has recently welcomed Cambridge Touch Technologies and Masters of Pie to its portfolio

8th June 2018

Downing Ventures supports £4m funding for Cambridge Touch Technologies

Venture capital fund Downing Ventures has participated in a £4 million Series A1 funding round for Cambridge Touch Technologies Limited (CTT).

Spun out of the University of Cambridge in 2011, CTT is a leading developer of AI-powered 3D touch technologies that can be used across a wide range of smart devices, from smartphones and tablets to automotive and industrial technologies.

8th June 2018

First major game with native blockchain rewards


Loot™, the blockchain protocol and crypto-asset generated by player skill in video games, is being adopted by Trendy Entertainment, the video game developer behind the Dungeon Defenders franchise, to integrate its unique blockchain solution into the rewards system of Dungeon Defenders II. The Loot protocol is in development with a goal of release in Q1 2019. Trendy plans to be the first to integrate the solution once the protocol is released.


7th June 2018

Crowdcube funded Bidstack to list on AIM

Bidstack, the in-game advertising software company which raised £137,000 via Crowdcube in December 2015, is seeking to list its shares on AIM via a Reverse Takeover (RTO) of Kin Group Plc.

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