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22nd February 2018

Welsh venture-backed firms show strong growth

Investment levels in high growth tech companies in Wales have doubled in the past year, according to latest figures.

22nd February 2018

Pireta secures £500,000 through OION

Pireta has closed its investment round after raising £500k from OION members. 

22nd February 2018

Maven & IP invest in Stirling student accommodation

£18.2m new build development will bring 207 new beds to Stirling’s underserved and over-stretched student accommodation market.

21st February 2018

UK startup Investors see 7th year of growth

SyndicateRoom research has revealed that investors in early-stage equities have enjoyed a seventh consecutive year of 30% growth.


21st February 2018

Octopus Ventures leads £2m funding for We Got POP

We Got POP, the London-based FilmTech startup, has completed a fundraising round of £2m.

This latest raise was led by Octopus Ventures with participation from AllBright, co-founder Andy Phillipps, and former KKR Partner Henrik Kraft.

We Got POP will use the fund to continue to develop its tech solutions and further expand across US geographical film and TV production markets.

20th February 2018

Draper Esprit invests in Evonetix

Draper Esprit has co-led in a $12.3 million fund raising by Evonetix, a Cambridge-based company pioneering an innovative approach to enable scalable and high-fidelity gene synthesis.

20th February 2018

BlackCurve raises £500k from Mercia

BlackCurve, which provides online retailers with advanced pricing tools to improve their revenue growth and profitability, has secured a seed investment of £500,000 from Mercia Fund Managers and software entrepreneur and investor, Nick Kingsbury.

Founded in 2016 by Charles and Philip Huthwaite, BlackCurve helps its clients find the optimal price for their goods and services through sophisticated pricing algorithms and machine learning.

This investment will be used to expand the company’s core team across sales, software development and data science. Alongside this, BlackCurve will continue to develop its underlying software to deliver even faster accessibility, improved analytics and further scale its client-base through strategic platform integrations.

20th February 2018

Impact of Brexit on Private Equity minimal, says Augentius

Augentius’ annual global survey of private equity and real estate firms and their investors reveals snapshot of industry sentiment.

19th February 2018

NorthEdge backing helps Platinum go global

NorthEdge Capital has invested in leading stairlift designer and manufacturer Platinum Stairlifts, backing the existing management team led by Founder, Tim Frear. 

16th February 2018

Global recognition for Ashfords in PitchBook rankings

National law firm Ashfords has received strong rankings in PitchBook's, 2017 annual global league table - a comprehensive ranking of private equity and venture capital (VC) activity worldwide.


16th February 2018

Finance Durham invests £650k in biomass energy plant SDS

The Finance Durham fund has completed a £650,000 investment in Consett-based biomass energy plant, SDS Inc Limited. 

16th February 2018

Comtek Network Systems raises £500,000

Comtek will use the £500,000 investment from the Development Bank of Wales to invest in the manufacturing of cutting edge fibre optic transmission products.  Established in a garden shed in 1989 by the current Chief Executive Askar Sheibani, Comtek Network Systems UK Limited has grown from a one-man-band computer repair business to a pan-European provider of repairs, spares and support to the telecoms, datacoms, and network service industry.

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