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18th March 2022

€10bn angel funding targeted as Ireland hosts European business angel reunion

CorkBIC will host an all-Europe angel reunion at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork, on 18th and 19th May in the presence of Michael McGrath TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. Business angels and super angels from across Europe will attend the European Business Angels Network (EBAN) Congress with the aim of increasing annual angel investment in Europe from €8BN to €10BN by 2025.

28th January 2022

DSW Ventures opens new office in Manchester city centre

DSW Ventures, the venture capital business and a partner in British Business Investments’ £100m Regional Angels Programme, has opened a new office in Manchester to consolidate its presence as one of the UK’s leading regional VCs.

28th January 2022

Adrian Johnston joins Catalyst in new strategic role

The former director of Digital Catapult in Northern Ireland has joined Catalyst as its Director of Strategic Business Development, a new role created to help Catalyst develop and strengthen strategic partnerships across industry, academia and government.

Catalyst is an independent, not-for-profit organisation focused on fostering entrepreneurship and innovation, supporting transformative businesses and developing Northern Ireland’s tech industry.

17th January 2022

Innovate Finance strengthens its board with new appointments


Innovate Finance, the industry body representing the UK FinTech sector, has kicked off 2022 with a further strengthening of its Board, including the appointment of three new non-executive directors.  This follows on from the permanent appointment of CEO Janine Hirt, who took on the role of Interim CEO in May 2021 and was appointed as CEO in autumn 2021.

13th January 2022

Circularity Capital appoints Nicola Keen as Operating Principal

Circularity Capital LLP has announced the appointment of Nicola Keen as Operating Principal.

13th January 2022

Two new partners among raft of promotions at Palatine

Private equity firm Palatine has announced a raft of promotions reflecting the team’s contribution over the past 12 months, which saw record levels of investment and exit activity.

12th January 2022

Vala appoints new investment director

Vala Capital, the entrepreneur-led venture capital firm, has appointed Lian Michelson, a successful entrepreneur and experienced angel investor, as investment director for its EIS portfoliosThe appointment comes as Vala launches a new tranche for its Sustainable Growth EIS portfolio  targeting small companies focused on sustainable solutions.

10th January 2022

MMC announces promotions on the back of record year in 2021

MMC Ventures, the leading UK Series A investor, has promoted three individuals to its senior leadership team, and added a partner, following a record year in 2021 – during which MMC’s portfolio companies raised more than $1bn in funding.

6th January 2022

Guernsey Finance appoints Strategic Advisor

Guernsey Finance has strengthened its Strategy & Technical team, appointing Henry Freeman as Strategic Advisor.

5th January 2022

Applications open for Sheffield Hallam's health business accelerator

The application window for Sheffield Hallam University’s latest Wellbeing Accelerator has opened for start-up businesses seeking fully-funded R&D support to bring new health products and services to market. Participants receive up to £20,000 of support to accelerate product development and market access activities.  

5th January 2022

Another dealmaker joins YFM as it builds its presence across the Midlands

Experienced investor, lender and adviser Stephen Murray has joined YFM Equity Partners as investment director

16th December 2021

Inflexion appoints healthcare Advisory Board

Inflexion Private Equity Partners has launched a Healthcare Advisory Board to help shape its investment strategy and drive value across healthcare investments, both in the UK and internationally.

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