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26th January 2021

Angel CoFund launches new fund and rebrands

ACF Investors (formerly the Angel CoFund) has launched the Delta Fund, a fast-track investment fund that provides equity or convertible loans to UK businesses that have been backed by a syndicate of angel investors with deep sector knowledge. The new funding model allows ACF Investors to provide high-potential businesses with access to larger sums of capital, faster.

26th January 2021

Consumer fintech startup Quirk secures £300k from SFC Capital

Quirk, a consumer fintech startup that uses unique personality testing to deliver tailored financial advice to young professionals, has raised £300,000 in pre-seed funding from SFC Capital and angel investors. Quirk will use the funding to grow its team, expand its product offering, and fuel its broader mission to build financial freedom for everyone. 

25th January 2021

Green Angel Syndicate investee company Rovco raises £5m

Subsea technology firm, Rovco, has completed a £3.9 million Series A investment from Foresight group via the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund and Foresight VCTs. The investment was part of a larger round totalling £5 million which included funds from existing shareholders including Green Angel Syndicate. 

The funds will be used to support its international expansion and Rovco’s continued development of its state-of-the-art 3D Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence subsea technology.

22nd January 2021

Swedish AI-driven powerline inspection Skyqraft, raises $2.2m

Skyqraft, an AI-driven powerline inspection solution-provider from Sweden, has raised $2.2 million in seed funding. The latest fundraise was led by Subvenio Invest, and also include participation from Antler, Next Human Ventures and selected angel investors. The company is on a mission to become the leading powerline issue detection system globally enabling its customers to conduct smarter and safer powerline inspections in a more cost-efficient and environmentally sustainable way.

22nd January 2021

 Bristol Private Equity Club backing GenomeKey

A group of successful Bristol-based entrepreneurs has invested £192,500 into a research and development project in the city that is searching for faster diagnosis and treatment of Sepsis, which is the number one cause of death worldwide.  Sixteen members of Bristol Private Equity Club have backed GenomeKey, which is carrying out the pioneering research programme in Bristol. The investment will enable GenomeKey to leverage additional grant funding.

20th January 2021

RevGlue secures £300k investment from GC Angels and Admitad

RevGlue, a platform that enables affiliates and online publishers to easily monetise their websites, blogs, mobile apps and social channels, has secured investment of £300k from GC Angels and Admitad to scale up its sales and marketing activity in the UK.

19th January 2021

Can History offer any lessons for Climate Change?

Nick Lyth is Founder and Director of Green Angel Syndicate, the only angel investment syndicate in the UK specialising in the fight against Climate Change and Global Warming. 

In an unprecedented crisis never apparently experienced before, as Climate Change, is it possible to learn lessons from history?

We are considering Climate Change with no sense of previous experience to guide us. There is an explicit demonstration of this in all the language used. "Never before", "existential", "extinction" are all words appearing in accounts of the problem. The scale of the challenge is considered to be unique.

19th January 2021

How to lovebomb: a guide for angel investors and entrepreneurs

Investors are looking for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs are looking for investors, but it is not just a case of putting the two parties together.  The fit needs to be right and the relationship needs to last – and be a positive experience for both sides.

15th January 2021

New business angel group launches in Brighton

South East Angels have launched their Brighton investor group, set to be the most active angel network in the local area. With a focus on providing value as well as funding to startups, the group is made up of High Net Worth Individuals with entrepreneurial backgrounds who are interested in investing in early-stage startups. 

15th January 2021

Weezy raises $20 million funding

Weezythe UK’s leading on-demand superfast supermarket that delivers groceries in only 15 minutes, has raised $20 million in Series A funding to expand its grocery delivery service across London and the broader UK. The new investment was led by New York-based venture capital fund Left Lane Capital. Also participating are UK-based fund DN Capital, earlier investors Heartcore Capital and angel investors, notably Chris Muhr, the Groupon founder. The funding will help expand the company’s London-based team by 50 employees over the next four months, in addition to extra fulfilment centre staff. 

4th January 2021

Enabling investment with a diverse range of startup founders

The issue of startup diversity is well documented. According to the HMRC, only nine per cent of early-stage funding goes to businesses with a female founder and only 35 per cent is invested into businesses outside of the London and South East ‘bubble.’

4th January 2021

Archangels increases support for Scottish tech and life sciences

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Edinburgh-based business angel investment syndicate, Archangels, led investments of £16.3m in promising Scottish start-up and early stage companies in 2020, topping its 2019 total of £13.4m by 22%.

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