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12th April 2024 - 0 comments

BBI announces a £15m facility to Performance Finance Limited

British Business Investments has announced that it is providing a £15m facility to Performance Finance Limited. The transaction will be structured as a block discounting agreement that will allow Performance Finance to provide funding support to smaller businesses looking to acquire business-critical assets to accelerate their growth.

1st December 2023 - 0 comments

SIS Ventures investment supports big impacts on people and planet

Scotland’s first impact investor, SIS Ventures has released its inaugural Impact Report, highlighting the positive impacts on people and planet delivered by its investee companies.

1st December 2023 - 0 comments

SETsquared investment event gains valuable insights ahead of 2024

SETsquared has held its 20th investment event – an annual high-profile occasion that has showcased hundreds of the best UK technology, science and innovation-led start-ups and helped raise more than £160m.

13th October 2023 - 0 comments

Carbon13 ramps up climatetech startup funding

Carbon13, the Cambridge-based venture builder for the climate emergency, is announcing their most significant round of investments to date with a total of £2.4 million being deployed.  Carbon13 is investing by way of an LP Fund, which has received the commitment of 15 institutions and individuals dedicated to supporting early-stage climate tech entrepreneurs.  

14th July 2023 - 0 comments

British Business Bank launches £200m South West Investment Fund

The British Business Bank has launched the £200m South West Investment Fund aimed at fostering growth and prosperity for small businesses across the South West of England.

16th December 2022 - 0 comments

Collective Equity launches UK’s first equity pooling fund to liberate founders

An innovative British start-upCollective Equity, has launched the UK’s first equity pooling fund to give liquidity to founders who have their entire wealth tied up in the businesses they create. Founders and shareholders can invest up to 10% of their equity, instead of cash, into the fund and share in the success of other high-growth, vetted companies. When one or more of the Limited Partners in the fund has a liquidity event, such as an IPO or acquisition, everyone in the fund receives a share of the proceeds. This gives founders multiple opportunities to convert their equity into cash.  

9th December 2022 - 0 comments

SETsquared supported companies contribute £15.7bn to the UK economy

A new independent report which has been published today by Warwick Economics and Development estimates that companies supported by the SETsquared Partnership ecosystem have contributed £15.7bn to the UK economy over the last 20 years.

2nd December 2022 - 0 comments

Catalyst & Techstart to offer co-founders chance to win £10k grants

A collaborative new partnership between Catalyst and Techstart Ventures is offering 10 entrepreneurial teams who take part in Catalyst’s Co-Founders programme the chance to each win a £10,000 proof of concept grant. Receiving a proof of concept grant will help new start-ups validate their business offering and set them on the path to commercialisation.

14th October 2022 - 1 comments

Financial wellbeing platform Blackbullion secures £2.5m

Financial wellbeing platform Blackbullion has announced a £2.5m investment round to accelerate financial wellbeing for students. The new funding round will scale the platform’s growth, driving Blackbullion’s mission to simplify the complex world of finance for young people, while connecting them with scholarships and additional funds while they study

The oversubscribed round was led by Calyx Venture Fund with existing investors including Lord Stanley Fink and MPA Education, also participating; Blackbullion is the first investment for MPA’s second fund. 

30th September 2022 - 0 comments

UK KTN’s Sustainable Impact Investment Programme selects 13 startups

Innovate UK KTN has chosen 13 startups of the future to take part in its prestigious sustainability accelerator programme. Over the next ten weeks, 13 companies selected from the Sustainable Innovation Fund will work with Innovate UK KTN and their partners Growth Studio to further develop their propositions and prepare to raise external capital.


30th September 2022 - 1 comments

Boost Fund 1 backs female founders

Capital Pilot's Boost Fund 1, the first automated, high-volume fund for UK-based startups, has now reached its halfway milestone by completing the first 50 investments out of the £5m fund in just three months.  

23rd September 2022 - 0 comments

'First responder’ motorcycle start-up secures £300k British Design Fund investment

White Motorcycle Concepts (WMC), a Northampton start-up that has designed a unique hybrid motorcycle and is already grabbing the attention of UK police forces, has just secured a £150K investment from British Design Fund, along with a further £150k from angel investors.

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