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1st July 2022

Cytomos secures £1.6m from Archangels and Scottish Enterprise

Cytomos, an Edinburgh-based life science company that has developed a proprietary new approach to analysing cells, has secured £1.6m funding to progress the development and qualification of its novel cell analysis platform, Cytomos Dielectric Spectroscopy (CDS).

The fundraising round by Cytomos was led by existing investor Archangels with participation from Scottish Enterprise and Old College Capital.

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. 

24th June 2022

Par Equity commits £31m to tech companies last year

Par Equity has supported 12 high growth technology companies in the first quarter of 2022 and has made record investments in the past year of £31.4m, an 83% increase on £17.2m in the previous year. 

24th June 2022

SCF Capital leads funding in insurtech startup BirdsEyeView

Insurtech startup BirdsEyeView has closed a seed funding round led by SFC Capital, with the funds matched by the European Space Agency (ESA). BirdsEyeView uses satellite data to structure insurance solutions for severe weather. The funding will be used to grow the team, further develop BirdsEyeView’s tech and match ESA funding. 

17th June 2022

 Spirea raises £2.4m to develop antibody drug conjugates for cancer treatment

Spirea Limited, a Cambridge company created to advance a new generation of antibody drug conjugate (ADC) therapeutics, has announced that it has secured funding of £2.4 million with investments from high-profile UK and US investors. Spirea will use the funds to initiate its pipeline of superior and differentiated ADCs in the treatment of solid tumours where there is a high unmet need.

17th June 2022

REAP Bikes raises £300,000 funding for expansion

The team behind REAP Bikes has received widespread support from the cycling community reaching their initial crowdfunding target of £300,000.  

17th June 2022

Sky To Anchor Founders Factory £100m Planet Fund

Sky is anchoring a new £100m ‘operator-first’ venture capital fund powered by Founders Factory that will champion early-stage entrepreneurs launching planet positive technologies. 

17th June 2022

Rayon raises $2m pre-seed for next gen space design software

Rayon, the space design software makers, has completed a $2m pre-seed round, which will be used to grow the Rayon team, refine its product and launch its offering in October of this year.

17th June 2022

AI decarbonisation platform Ecolibrium launches in the UK with angel backing

Machine learning-led decarbonisation platform Ecolibrium has today launched its revolutionary sustainability solution in the UK, as the race to reduce carbon emissions accelerates across the built environment.

Relocating its global headquarters to London, Ecolibrium has raised $5m in a pre-Series A funding round as it looks to expand its international footprint to the UK. The round was co-led by Amit Bhatia’s Swordfish Investments and Shravin Bharti Mittal’s Unbound venture capital firm, alongside several strategic investors. 

10th June 2022

Entrepreneur raises £550k to disrupt dry cleaning industry

A Stamford entrepreneur who aims to disrupt the dry-cleaning industry by installing automated drop-off points in shopping centres and railway stations has raised £550,000.

10th June 2022

Green Angel Syndicate leads funding round for Smile Plastics

Smile Plastics raised £980k from Green Angel Syndicate members, the GAS Climate Change Fund, the British Business Investments funds committed to GAS through its Regional Angels Programme, the Angel CoFund and a number of other private investors. 

Smile Plastics has two main goals: to create the most beautiful circular plastics in the world out of 100% recycled and 100% recyclable materials and to challenge ideas about “waste” and the system that creates it. 

27th May 2022

Stamp Free raises £600k in oversubscribed funding round

Stamp Free Limited, the digital postage company, has raised £600k in an oversubscribed funding round as the business progresses towards the commercial launch of its global award-winning AI phone-based alternative to traditional mailing and returns. 

Investment was led by existing investors Silicon Valley-based R42 Group and Cambridge Angels along with other technology angel investors from the UK, US and Australia. 

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