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22nd July 2022

Passionfruit raises $4.3m to build the future of Gen Z freelance

Passionfruit has raised $4.3m with the support of firstminute Capital and Playfair who lead the round. They are joined by FJ Labs and Portfolio Ventures, along with scouts from Atomico, Accel, and Notion. Additionally supporting the round are founders and early execs from companies such as Stripe, AirBnB, Deliveroo, Turo, Trouva and Workday, plus operating partners from Softbank and L Catterton.

1st July 2022

Pembroke VCT leads £2m investment in My Expert Midwife

Pembroke VCT plc, the venture capital trust focused on backing early-stage businesses led by exceptional founders and management teams, has invested into My Expert Midwife, the award-winning, midwife-founded brand for pregnancy, birth and beyond.  The £2 million fundraise was led by Pembroke, who invested £1.5 million alongside existing shareholders and angel investors. 

14th January 2022

Foresight leads £5m investment into Newsflare

Foresight Group LLP has made a £4m investment into Newsflare Limited from its VCT funds, together with an additional £1m investment from existing investor, Edge Investments. Foresight has a well-established track record of investing in the technology, digital and media landscape across its institutional and listed funds.

11th January 2022

Maven leads £5.5m funding for transport tech platform Liftango

Maven Capital Partners has led a £5.5 million funding round for Liftango, a cloud-based technology platform which enables transport operators to optimise route planning in real-time based on passenger demand.

2nd December 2021

Mobeus VCT sells stake in Tushingham Sails

The growth equity investor Gresham House Ventures has sold its stake in Vian Marketing, the holding company for successful stand-up paddleboard owner Tushingham Sails, best known for its Red Paddle Co. brand.

2nd December 2021

Metaview raises $6m to help businesses offer fairer interviews

Metaview - the pioneering Interview Intelligence platform - has announced its $6 million seed funding round, bringing the total amount raised to $7.6 million. Metaview’s platform enables fast-scaling businesses to harness data to strengthen and optimise the most important part of the hiring process - the interview.  The round was led by Vertex Ventures US, alongside additional investors Fly Ventures, Seedcamp, Village Global, PrimeSet, Moving Capital (Uber alumni fund), and Palumni (Palantir alumni fund)

23rd November 2021

YFM closes £60m fund for tech businesses in 7 weeks

YFM Equity Partners, has once again seen the offers for its two managed Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) fully subscribed in a matter of weeks. After launching on 22 September, it has already succeeded in raising £60m of committed funds as it continues to invest in SMEs nationwide, with a focus on businesses in the tech sector.

16th November 2021

NVM backs customer data specialist with investment of £14.8 million

NVM Private Equity has invested £14.8 million into The Salocin Group to fund the acquisition of customer data specialist business, Edit, from its previous owners, Kin + Carta PLC.

This is the first transaction completed by The Salocin Group in support of their strategy to build a data powered marketing services group, focused on marketing technology, CRM, analytics, content development, and media optimisation.

10th November 2021

Maven leads £2.1m investment in online food & drink marketplace FodaBox

Maven Capital Partners has led a £2.1 million investment in FodaBox (formerly BoroughBox), a provider of logistical services to over 1,400 independent food and drink brands.

The investment comprises £1.5 million from Maven’s VCTs alongside £600,000 from angel investors. This will enable the business to expand its operations, open a third warehouse, develop its software and analytical tools further, and launch its own private-label products.

10th November 2021

YFM Appoints Marcus Karia as CFO

Experienced private equity and venture capital finance director Marcus Karia has joined fast growing YFM Equity Partners (YFM) as chief financial officer.

4th November 2021

Maven invests £3.25 million in healthcare analytics specialist RwHealth

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UKs most active investors in growing businesses,  has invested £3.25 million in London-based RwHealth 

2nd November 2021

Forensic Analytics secures £4.5m investment from Mercia

Forensic Analytics, a digital forensics company whose communications analysis software is used by police forces throughout the UK, has secured a £4.5m investment from Mercia Asset Management PLC.  The funding, which comes from Mercia’s own balance sheet and the Northern VCT Funds managed by Mercia, will allow it to further invest into its innovative cloud-based software platform and expand its sales internationally.

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