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21st February 2019

GC Angels back GradTouch in £150K funding boost

Gradtouch, a Manchester Based job matching business, has received a funding boost of £150K from GC Angels, the angel investment arm of the Growth Company.

20th February 2019

Jenson backs comms company FrontM

FrontM, which provides business ICT applications for enterprises operating in areas with little or no standard telecommunication infrastructure, such as Airplanes, ships and remote areas that rely on satellite network infrastructure to meet their operational and communication needs, has raised money from Jenson Funding Partners.

19th February 2019

Jenson makes investment in tech company Col8 Ltd

Jenson Funding Partners has announced an investment in Col8 Ltd, a technology company that provides video management services through its proprietary platform. Their solution allows users to intuitively navigate video footage to quickly find points of interest.

19th February 2019

ChargedUp grows charging network with £1.2m seed investment

ChargedUp, the UK’s first mobile charging network, is applying the bike-sharing model to mobile device charging, after closing a £1.2 million seed investment led by Sir John Hegarty’s fund The Garage and ex-Innocent Smoothie founders fund JamJar.

Addressing consumer frustrations of being caught out with a dying phone battery and nowhere to charge it, ChargedUp has built the UK’s first mobile phone charging network.  For 50p, users can rent a power bank to charge devices while on the move and return it at a different location.

18th February 2019

Jenson invests in 'Uber for vans' VANUSE

Jenson has made it's latest investment in VANUSE Ltd, an on-demand mobile marketplace app designed for the courier, removals and man-and-van sectors. The app allows customers to book deliveries instantly and get the appropriate driver based on location and the size of the package to be delivered.

The company enables individual delivery providers of all sizes from small, medium and large vans to accept jobs based on the size of package and location. The platform has a unique pricing algorithm that prices jobs that work both for the customer and the driver. The company's differentiation from its competitors, by being both customer and driver focused. Also, Vanuse’s focus is on the underserved 'larger items' space, the ability to 'instantly' book a service and the ability to collect items within an hour of booking.

15th February 2019

Seneca company wejo attracts $25m investment from General Motors

General Motors is taking a 35% stake in wejo, a Chester based 'connected car' start-up, originally backed by regional SME specialist, Seneca Partners.

The investment from GM makes wejo the most valuable British start-up in the connected car space. The landmark deal with GM includes a $25 million cash injection in addition to a long-term data-sharing agreement between the two companies. In total, the deal values wejo at $275 million.

14th February 2019

Wine Vault attracts investment from Holland Park Capital

Wine Vault, the company behind WiV, a blockchain-based trading platform for fine wines, has made a significant step towards long-term viability by attracting investment from Singapore-based Holland Park Capital. As a result of the move, Holland Park’s founding partner, Frank Holle, has joined WineVault’s board of directors and WineVault has opened an office in Singapore, extending its reach into Asia.

13th February 2019

EdTech platform Administrate scales up with £3.78m NVM investment

NVM Private Equity has invested £2.25 million of growth capital into Edinburgh-based software business Administrate as part of a £3.78 million investment round alongside existing investors Archangels and the Scottish Investment Bank. Administrate is a Software-as-a-Service Training and Learning Management Platform, designed to help manage and automate the entire process of delivering education. The investment will be used to accelerate the business globally and continue the development of its platform.

Administrate delivers its solutions to a fast growing global client base from Scotland, supported by offices in the United States and Lebanon. Clients use Administrate to solve the challenges of defining, delivering, tracking, analysing, and scaling learning within an organisation.  After implementing Administrate, customers realise huge time savings, and can drive strategic initiatives and successfully scale their offerings. In the past year, North American expansion has been a key driver for the company which now employs more than 80 people across its three offices.

13th February 2019

Spektrix raises £5 million from Foresight

Foresight has made a £5 million growth capital investment into Spektrix Limited, the UK’s leading provider of cloud-based ticketing, marketing and fundraising software for the arts.

 

 

 

 

The investment on behalf of Foresight VCT plc and Foresight 4 VCT plc will be used to accelerate product development and support Spektrix’s international expansion, particularly in North America where it is already working with nearly 100 arts organisations. As part of the investment, Foresight has taken a minority equity position in the company.

13th February 2019

Tech entrepreneurs to transform cybersecurity with angel backing

Two tech entrepreneurs aim to transform cybersecurity with a new software platform that allows businesses to monitor the whole of their cybersecurity from one easy-to-use dashboard.

12th February 2019

Fintech investment reaches record levels in 2018

The latest Fintech M&A Market Report from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor, Hampleton Partners, reveals that 2018 witnessed the highest level of investment in 

12th February 2019

Tech Nation launches national cyber security scale-up programme

Tech Nation, the UK network for ambitious digital tech entrepreneurs, is seeking 20 startups with the potential to go head to head with some of the biggest players in the global cyber security market. Applications are invited for the UK’s first nationwide scaleup programme for startups in cyber security, designed to build on Britain’s existing heritage in this key sector and produce the global leaders of tomorrow.

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