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20th October 2020

MMC Ventures becomes certified B Corporation

MMC Ventures, the research-led venture capital fund, has become a certified B Corporation through B Lab UK, the not-for-profit behind the B Corp movement. 

20th October 2020

CPI launches a investor engagement and ventures arm to support tech entrepreneurs

CPI, an independent technology innovation centre and founding member of the UK Government’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult, has launched CPI Enterprises. As CPI’s new investor engagement and ventures arm, Enterprises is designed to fuel the development of fast-growing, high-potential companies in the deep-tech space. Enterprises will connect investors and entrepreneurs across the UK to stimulate impactful and capital-efficient investment into innovative technology companies.

20th October 2020

Pimloc secures £1.4m from Amadeus for AI-based video security and visual data privacy

Pimloc, the visual privacy and security company, has closed £1.4M in new financing in a seed funding round led by Amadeus Capital Partners with participation from Speedinvest and existing shareholders.

Founded in 2016, Pimloc specialises in deep learning systems for security video and diverse image collections. Pimloc’s technology powers products that enable private businesses and public organisations to protect sensitive or personal visual data, to maintain safe online environments and to manage video security footage.

20th October 2020

Detected raises £250,000 to eliminate fraud across B2B digital commerce

Detected, the world’s first agnostic business verification platform, has closed its pre-seed funding round at £250,000. This first tranche has been raised from a number of prominent angel investors within the founding team’s network. 

20th October 2020

Jo Johnson appointed to Tech Nation Board of Directors

Tech Nation, the growth platform for tech companies and leaders, has appointed Jo Johnson as a new Board Director.

19th October 2020

Iventis raises further £400k to expand events platform

Iventis, a company whose events software platform is used by organisers of international sports competitions has raised £400,000 to support its further growth.

Iventis has secured investment from the MEIF Proof of Concept & Early Stage Fund, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), and the government’s Future Fund. The Lincoln-based company, which has been bucking the industry trend, is planning to use the funding to create seven new jobs.

19th October 2020

Software specialist fissara raises £250,000 from Maven NIPF

NPIF Maven Equity Finance has led a £250,000 funding round for fissara, a software platform that enables its clients to plan, manage, schedule and track their mobile workforce as they move, improving business efficiency and reducing costs.

NPIF Maven Equity Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund and managed by Maven Capital Partners, originally invested £500,000 in fissara in January 2020. The investment, which also includes £125,000 from the UK Government’s Future Fund, will help the Wythenshawe-based business capitalise on new market opportunities created by the increasing importance of digital transformation projects for UK business decision-makers, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

19th October 2020

Gresham House Ventures invests £5m in eConsult Health

The £5m investment, made on behalf of the Baronsmead VCTs, is in addition to further investment from existing shareholders and will support the expansion of eConsult Health into the secondary care market.

Beyond maintaining its position as the leading digital triage services in GP surgeries, eConsult Health will continue the rollout of its Urgent and Emergency Care triage solution, eTriage, and outpatient referral software, eSpecialist.

 

19th October 2020

NatWest and ITV search for UK's most 'extraordinary' small business

NatWest and ITV have today announced the launch of a new competition where three of the UK’s brightest small businesses will win their own TV advert worth £150,000, produced by acclaimed London-based advertising agency Pablo, with guaranteed, tailored airtime on ITV and through NatWest’s owned channels.

19th October 2020

GC Angels co-founds female investment collective in the North

GC Angels’ Jess Jackson has joined 28 of the North’s most high-profile female investors from Northern Investment firms and angel groups to launch a new investment collective designed to break down the barriers faced by female-led businesses when securing investment and drive the number of female investors in the North.

16th October 2020

50 shades of grey: taking off the blindfold when it comes to FCA regulation

Oliver Woolley, CEO of Envestors, talks about why incubators, accelerators and networks matching investors and startups need to be regulated and the grey areas such organisations need to be aware of.

16th October 2020

32 companies join Tech Nation's Applied AI 2.0 Growth Programme

Tech Nation, the growth platform for tech companies and leaders, announces the 32 companies that have been selected to join the Applied AI Growth programme and reveals new data that shows the UK leads Europe for AI investment. 

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