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3rd May 2024 - 0 comments

EstBAN invested €13.32m in startups in 2023

The Estonian Business Angel Network (EstBAN) has published its annual report for 2023, showing that members invested €13.32m into startup companies during the past year.

 

3rd May 2024 - 0 comments

FiBan report shows 30% fall in angel investments

The Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN) reports a significant decline in angel investments in Finnish startups during 2023, with funding dropping from €37 million to €26 million compared to the previous year. This 30% decrease reflects the cautious stance adopted by investors amidst uncertain financial markets.

3rd May 2024 - 0 comments

Startup investors more optimistic says Czech angel group report

The Czech startup landscape stands a significant chance of strengthening this year, as investments in technology companies are expected to increase markedly following a leaner last year, says a report from investment group DEPO Ventures, which is constructing an international syndicate of angel investors in addition to managing angel funds.

26th April 2024 - 0 comments

Dorset Business Angels announces pitch event on 20 May

Dorset Business Angels will hold its next pitch event on 20th May. It has already confirmed four pitching companies who are seeking funding and will be presenting their businesses at the event.

26th April 2024 - 0 comments

Cornwall Angel Network to boost local businesses

Cornwall is set to develop its own angel investment network to foster the growth of local businesses.  The Cornwall Angel Network is a joint initiative from the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and the British Business Bank, aiming to help establish a more diverse investment community in the Duchy. Those behind the network are also hoping it will stimulate higher levels of equity investment in the county.

According to the British Business Bank, the network will complement other angel networks, such as Tech South West’s Angel Investor Programme, and funding streams including the lender's own South West Investment Fund which launched last year.

19th April 2024 - 0 comments

Ready2Scale Project brings €1.5m grant funding to startups

Ready2Scale is an EU funded project that is providing 25 digital and deep tech startups with €1.5 million of funding through 60k equity-free grants. The project will also be providing the startups with a tailored 6-month acceleration program, which includes access to specialised investment readiness training, up to 5 market discovery missions across Europe, access to 100+ expert mentors, and much more.

12th April 2024 - 0 comments

Empirical Ventures leads early stage deep science rounds

Empirical Ventures is targeting a £10M fund to lead pre-seed and seed investments for deep science startups in the UK. Founded by two scientists turned entrepreneurs, Empirical Ventures will invest in startups that are redefining what is possible and solving some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity.

29th March 2024 - 0 comments

LCR Angel Network backs Jardin Living and AI Sight

LCR Angel Network has made investments in two of the region’s most exciting start-up businesses following a pitch event hosted at Sci-Tech Daresbury and supported by the British Business Bank.

Both Jardin Living, a sustainable lifestyle brand founded by Kavita Basi, and AI Sight, an AI system for diabetic retinal screening led by CEO Steven Powell impressed enough to secure a combined £160k investment that will allow both businesses to scale significantly.

29th March 2024 - 0 comments

Scaleup Finance announces $8 million funding round

Scaleup Finance has raised an $8million (£6.4million) pre-Series A round to ‘solve the challenge of financial management’ for startup and scale-up companies.

Led by Inveready, alongside Crowberry Capital, Seed X, PROfounders, Fin Capital and CircleRock Capital, the funds will be used to help drive continued growth in the UK and prepare for future expansion into the US. 

15th March 2024 - 0 comments

Greater London Investment Fund backs 159 SMEs with £87.8m of investments

Funding London, the successful early-stage institutional investor bridging the funding gap for London-based SMEs, jhas reached the end of the investment period for its fund of funds, Greater London Investment Fund (GLIF).

8th March 2024 - 0 comments

Catalyst's Invent 2024 launches with £55K prize fund for entrepreneurs

Catalyst’s 2024 INVENT competition officially opens for applications today, with a top prize of £25,000 up for grabs for the overall winner and six new categories to enter.

Organised by science and technology hub Catalyst with headline partner Bank of Ireland, the prestigious INVENT competition is the main event in the calendar year for early-stage startups and aspiring entrepreneurs to showcase their innovations to a panel of expert judges.

23rd February 2024 - 0 comments

New angel investment network for female founders

Newly launched angel network, Lifted Ventures, is on a mission to drive change in the female founder space.

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