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7th April 2021

CyTAL secures growth investment from Origin Capital

CyTAL – a specialist provider of cyber-security product assurance services – has closed a significant equity funding round to support its accelerated growth plans for ProtoCrawler, its ground-breaking cyber security fuzz-testing software.

7th April 2021

Biotech startup Baseimmune raises £685k for vaccine development

Baseimmune, the early-stage UK biotech startup, is combining big data and biological expertise to predict how viruses will change and identify ‘future-proof’ antigens that will form the crucial elements of the next generation of vaccines.  In order to further the development of its platform and start pre-clinical development in the lab, Baseimmune has secured a £685,000 investment, led by European university VC fund, Creator Fund, and includes Mike Watson, ex-president of Moderna's infectious disease spin-out with the support of Vaccitech and Oxford University. Maki VC and Rockmount Seed Investments also joined the round.

7th April 2021

Silverfleet Capital invests in fast-growing SaaS provider OneStock

Silverfleet Capital, the European private equity firm, has invested in the fast-growing, SaaS provider, OneStock, a European leader in modern and agile OMS software for retail.  Silverfleet will hold a significant minority stake in OneStock. 

6th April 2021

Reckitt helps laundry startup Oxwash tackle ‘unacceptable clothing waste’

Reckitt’s London-based purpose-led venture arm, has announced a new strategic partnership between heritage clothes care brand Vanish and space-age laundry and dry-cleaning startup Oxwash. The ‘Oxwash, powered by Vanish’ partnership will see Oxwash use the new Vanish sustainable formula - Vanish 0% - in its London state of the art washing facilities, also known as lagoons, to help give old clothes a new life, preventing tonnes of clothes from ending up in landfill. 

6th April 2021

Cornerstone Partners and SFC Capital participate in a £545k round into Cubic Lease

Proptech company Cubic Lease secures early stage funding from SFC Capital and Cornerstone Partners to digitise the property and letting process.

6th April 2021

Silverfleet investee Collectia makes second add-on acquisition

Collectia has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Danish operations of Kredinor. Financial terms have not been disclosed.

 

6th April 2021

GP Bullhound invests in Glovo

GP Bullhound has made a follow-on investment into Glovo, one of the world’s leading multi-category delivery players, as part of a Series F funding round of €450M ($530M) led by Luxor Capital Group, with participation from existing investors including Delivery Hero and Drake Enterprises.  Founded in Barcelona in 2015, Glovo is a pioneering multi-category delivery app and one of the world’s leading delivery platforms. It operates in Southern Europe and EEMEA, connecting users with restaurants, grocery chains, pharmacies and retail stores.

 

5th April 2021

STANME smashses fundraising target on Crowdcube in only a few days

STANME, the world’s first community marketplace for independent creators, has smashed its fundraising target in just a few days of launching on crowdfunding website CrowdCube.

 

 

1st April 2021

NorthEdge launches exclusive community platform for its portfolio

Leading mid-market private equity firm NorthEdge has launched a dedicated app to facilitate cross-portfolio collaboration and encourage networking amongst peers.

The platform, Nexus, will be a central hub of information and has been designed to give NorthEdge’s portfolio company teams a forum to collaborate, communicate and share best practice approaches on building successful businesses. The app will also provide access to NorthEdge’s wider network of experts and operating partners.

1st April 2021

Sogelink and Geodesial Group join forces backed by Keensight Capital

Sogelink and Geodesial Group, two leading providers of software solutions for infrastructure, construction and property management professionals, have announced their merger to establish a new European Construction Tech leader, supported by their common shareholder Keensight Capital, one of the leading private equity managers dedicated to pan-European Growth Buyout1 investments.

1st April 2021

Ed-tech company GoStudent hit a €70M investment in Series B round

GoStudent, the Vienna-based e-learning start-up, has completed a Series B round led by new investor Coatue together with existing partners Left Lane Capital and DN Capital. With the total investment of €70M GoStudent becomes the highest funded consumer-facing K12 education start-up in Europe. The new investment was landed only 4 months after the increase of the Series A. In 2020 GoStudent received a total funding of €13.3M. The trust of the existing and new investors indicates a strong conviction in the continued exponential growth of the online education start-up.

1st April 2021

Sorted raises $15m as online deliveries continue to soar

 

Sorted, the global delivery experience pioneer, has raised $15m in growth capital after another consecutive record year helping retailers to deliver products to customers worldwide with the boom in online sales. $7m of this funding was led by an existing investor, Chrysalis Investments.  The growth capital supports the acquisition of a number of leading brands, as the SaaS tech delivery disruptor plans to further support the retail industry’s digital transformation – accelerated as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The capital will also support product development, growth in the team, and global expansion plans.

 

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