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4th August 2020

Bramble Energy secures capital, accelerating fuel cell deployment

Bramble Energy, the world’s most scalable hydrogen fuel cell company has raised a £5m Series A round. BGF led the round and was joined by existing investors including IP Group, Parkwalk Advisors, and UCL Technology Fund.  Bramble Energy has developed the only technology capable of producing gigawatts of hydrogen fuel cells using existing global manufacturing resources, dramatically reducing the time to market and investment needed versus existing fuel cell designs. Hydrogen fuel cells generate electric power from an electrochemical reaction rather than combustion, thereby eliminating carbon emissions from the power unit and producing only water and heat as by-products.

3rd August 2020

Radiation detection company Symetrica lands £4 million investment

Symetrica, a manufacturer of radiation detection products for military and homeland security applications, has closed a £4 million funding round. The round was led by Parkwalk, the leading investor in startups spun out of UK universities – with participation from other existing Investors and the management team - and includes a provision for a further £2 million commitment from a specialist defence and security investor.

31st July 2020

Humanloop raises funding to teach AI to learn from humans

Humanloop, a game changing UCL spinout, has attracted investment from UCL’s Technology Fund (UCLTF). Based on the world-leading research of two notable academics at UCL’s AI Centre Humanloop is teaching AI to improve performance with 10 times less human training than existing systems.  The UCLTF has invested in Humanloop to help the team, which includes Professors David Barber and Emine Yilmaz, to build software that can train AI models to reach high levels of accuracy while using smaller datasets through better interaction with their human users.

30th July 2020

BGF invests in sustainable battery solutions developer Aceleron

 

Aceleron, the UK developer of sustainable and reusable battery solutions, has announced a £2m million equity investment with £1.45m from BGF, the UK’s most active investor, and the remainder from existing investor Mercia Asset Management.

 

29th July 2020

Blueheart attracts £1m to democratise access to sex therapy

Sex therapy app Blueheart has attracted £1m of funding in a Seed Round led by PROfounders Capital and joined by Calm/Storm. The app offers pioneering sex and relationship therapy, designed by experts and based on the latest scientific research. 

29th July 2020

Closed Loop Medicine secures £250,000 to support COVID- 19 monitoring

Closed Loop Medicine, the London based therapeutics and health tech company secures a £250,000 COVID-19 Innovate UK Continuity Funding award to support its ongoing clinical research programme previously secured through the Innovate UK Precision Medicine Accelerator.  Closed Loop Medicine were awarded the Innovate UK Precision Medicine Accelerator in 2019 to develop a precision drug + digital therapy package for patients with high blood pressure, the next stage of the project was to enter into clinical studies in April this year. 

29th July 2020

Cowboy raises €23 million in Series B funding to build the vehicle of the future.

Cowboy, a leading manufacturer of the beautifully-designed, connected electric bike, has completed its Series B funding round, totalling €23M. Leading the round is Exor Seeds, the early stage investment arm of Exor, controlling shareholder of Ferrari and FCA, HCVC, and Isomer Capital, joined by Future Positive Capital and Index Ventures, each of whom are known to support entrepreneurship and impact innovation in Europe

28th July 2020

NEOS Surgery finalises €5-million operation with Avançsa joining its shareholders

NEOS Surgery, a company that researches, develops and markets implantable surgical devices for brain, spinal and cardiothoracic surgeries, has closed a €5-million funding operation, with Avançsa and Jiadel Medical joining its shareholders. It is a co-investment operation resulting from a deal reached in 2018 with Jiadel Medical (international distribution partner) that combined a capital injection and a sales deal. 

27th July 2020

Closed Loop Medicine secures £250,000 Innovate UK Award

Closed Loop Medicine (CLM), the London based therapeutics and health tech company has secured a £250,000 COVID-19 Innovate UK Continuity Funding award to support its ongoing clinical research programme previously secured through the Innovate UK Precision Medicine Accelerator.

27th July 2020

Acton Capital invests in cyber security company SoSafe
Cologne-based SoSafe GmbH closed a substantial seven figure Pre- Series-A round, bringing a new partner on board. The international VC Acton Capital joins Global Founders Capital as a second investor in SoSafe’s group of shareholders. With the new growth capital, SoSafe is responding to the increased demand of corporate clients in the context of the Corona crisis by expanding its cybersecurity training platform with additional features, as well as pursuing international growth, in particular to make it easier to train staff working from home and to help them using remote software more securely. 

27th July 2020

British Patient Capital invests in Quantexa, as part of $64.7 million funding

British Patient Capital announces its participation in Quantexa’s series C funding round as Quantexa announces the close of the round at $64.7 million (£51.2m).The deal is the first direct investment by British Patient Capital in a company as part of a long-term co-investment strategy that identifies and supports high-potential, later-stage UK companies in its underlying portfolio. In the case of Quantexa, British Patient Capital had a prior exposure via its commitment to Dawn Capital’s third fund. 


 

24th July 2020

Genius Group’s latest acquisition creates world’s largest entrepreneur education business

Genius Group has completed the acquisition of Entrepreneur Resorts Ltd, comprising luxury resorts and lodges, beach clubs and city co-working hubs for $32.6 million. The acquisition results in a combined entrepreneur education group with over 1.4 million students in 200 countries, and a faculty of 2,000 mentors guiding students to launch and grow their own businesses.

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