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16th September 2019

Personalised video advertising firm Spirable raises £6 million

Spirable, the next generation of personalised video marketing automation, today announced it has closed a £6M Series A investment round led by Smedvig Capital. Existing backers Frontline Ventures, Downing Ventures, and 24 Haymarket also followed-on. 

The new funding will accelerate Spirable’s geographical expansion and product development, to meet the growing demand for more efficient and automated personalised video creation at scale. Spirable is poised to revolutionise marketing away from a mass approach and towards highly targeted and relevant video content. 

16th September 2019

Spark partners with Hyundai, Wayra and the Connected Places Catapult to drive EV adoption

Spark EV Technology has completed extensive trials of its electric vehicle (EV) range prediction technology with Hyundai. Carried out as part of the prestigious Wayra UK/Connected Places Catapult Intelligent Mobility (IM) Accelerator programme, the one month real-world trials using Hyundai electric vehicles successfully demonstrated that Spark increases the accuracy of EV journey predictions. 

16th September 2019

SFC named 5th most active Angel & Seed Investor globally by PitchBook Data

PitchBook Data has named Startup Funding Club the fifth Most Active Angel & Seed Investor in the World in its 2Q 2019 Global League Tables.

With eighteen investments under its belt, SFC was the most active VC investor in the UK over the period and made its entry into the Global Top 20 next to VC industry giants such as Andreessen Horowitz or SalesForce Ventures.

16th September 2019

Talking point: The EISA quarterly Zeitgeist discusses the question of risk

The EISA's Summer 2019 edition of Zeitgeist discusses the tricky question of risk and what it really means in relation to EIS investments.

16th September 2019

Dragon's Den star Nick Jenkins to open the VCT & EIS Investor Forum

Entrepreneur and investor Nick Jenkins, who founded moonpig.com and is a former star of BBC TV's "Dragon's Den", is to be the opening keynote speaker at this year's VCT & EIS Investor Forum on 21st November.

13th September 2019

Green Angel Syndicate leads £520k investment in AirEx

Green Angel Syndicate has successfully led a £520k investment round into AirEx, the IoT-enabled smart ventilation control solution start-up tackling heat waste in homes.

In the UK alone, tens of millions of homes were built with low energy standards. Homeowners struggle with cold, uncomfortable draughts and high energy bills – and this situation leads to energy waste on a massive scale.

13th September 2019

Blackfinch Ventures: top tips for start-ups seeking investment

Ventures Director at Blackfinch Ventures, Dr Reuben Wilcock, discusses his top-tips for start-ups seeking investment.

13th September 2019

NVM invests in Secure Retail

NVM Private Equity has completed the management buy-out of Leicestershire-based Secure Retail Limited (Secure), a leading provider of electronic payment solutions.

13th September 2019

British Business Investments commits £10m to Dow Schofield Watts Angels

British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has made a new commitment to Dow Schofield Watts Angels (DSW Angels) as the first partner in its £100m Regional Angels Programme.

13th September 2019

Modest Trends steps forward £12k from Development Bank of Wales

A businesswoman has achieved her dream of opening a shop in Cardiff to sell clothes that combine fashion with traditional spiritual values with the help of a loan from the Development Bank of Wales.

12th September 2019

Liberty Global's former Central Europe CEO invests in Veloce Esports

Eric Tveter, former Central Europe CEO of Liberty Global, has become a major investor and the first Chairman of London-based start up Veloce Esports.

Tveter’s investment is part of Veloce’s ‘Angel’ funding round, which has now closed with further announcements due shortly. His stake increases the valuation of the multi-million pound company as it now proceeds to Series A funding.

The rapidly growing esports organisation, which officially launched in June 2018, has already claimed a number of successes in its short history as the group has established itself as the number one racing esports viewership network in the world, with a monthly audience of over 35 million.

12th September 2019

Riverside Shuts the Door on Latest Exit

The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market, and co-investors have sold RE Panels S.A., parent company of EPCO and TECSEDO, to THI Investments. As the European leader in panels for overhead doors, EPCO makes sandwich panels for residential, commercial and industrial sectional overhead doors. The company completed the add-on of Swiss manufacturer TECSEDO in 2018, cementing RE Panels’ leadership position in the European market.

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