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5th August 2022

BuiltAI raises £2m to deliver big-data transparency to UK’s commercial real estate

Spotting the next ‘big thing’ in the UK’s $1.6 trillion commercial property market is no mean feat. Rising to the challenge, BuiltAI, the AI platform for the commercial real estate market, has closed a £2m seed round for its ground-breaking geospatial analytics platform. The deeptech company is developing AI inference technology that delivers radical transparency to the commercial real estate market in order to inform better, quicker investment decisions by players in the market. 

5th August 2022

British food-tech start-up to bring revolutionary palm oil alternative to market

Clean Food Group - a pioneering UK-based food-tech business developing cultivated food, has announced that it is one step closer to producing a viable yeast-based alternative to palm oil.

5th August 2022

Gatenox Announces $2.5m Seed Funding Led by C3 VC Fund

Gatenox, the UK-based provider of corporate client verified credentials, has raised a seven-figure amount from C3 VC Fund, a venture capital firm based in Frankfurt, Germany that invests in exceptional technology companies worldwide. Additional funding was provided by A100x Ventures and several prominent angel investors, including Matthew Niemerg and Antoni Zolciak, co-founders of Aleph Zero.  Gatenox is the Anti-money Laundering and Sanctions solution for corporate onboarding that starts with the customer. 

5th August 2022

British Business Bank updated list of companies with Future Fund equity stake

The British Business Bank has published a list of 65 additional companies in which the Future Fund holds an equity stake, taking the total to 400 as at 30 June 2022, meaning a third of companies have now converted to equity.

5th August 2022

Biggest rate hike since 1995 and recession on the way

The Bank of England has put interest rates up from 1.25% to 1.75%, the biggest increase in rates for years. 

29th July 2022

Sir John Rose & Will Hobhouse to join the British Design Fund Investment Committee

As the fourth round of the British Design Fund comes to a close at the end of July it has welcomed two experienced investors to its Investment Committee. Meeting regularly to select the very best British purpose-led product design and manufacturing start-ups, the Committee welcomes the breadth of experience and knowledge that the two new members bring.

29th July 2022

Anatomy of a crowdfunding investor Part 4: Confessions of a serial crowdfunder and predictions for the future

In this final part of our series, we asked our five investors about the most important lessons they have learnt along their crowdfunding journey, what they see happening in the future and what advice they would pass on to others thinking about starting out on their own adventures in the world of equity crowdfunding.

29th July 2022

HBAN-backed CropBiome receives €1.3M investment

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, today announces that HBAN angels have participated in an oversubscribed €1.3M funding round in agri-tech start-up, CropBiome. Angels from HBAN Singapore and HBAN Bloom Equity syndicate invested €405K in the business, with other investments coming from DeepIE Ventures Management Company Ltd and Enterprise Ireland High Potential Start-Ups Funding. 

29th July 2022

42 high-yielding investment companies revealed by AIC

Interest rates may be edging upwards, but the average interest rate on a savings account is still less than 1% according to MoneySupermarket.com. The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has released a list of the 42 investment companies with a yield above 3% and a five-year track record of increasing dividends. This represents 13% of all investment companies1.

22nd July 2022

24Haymarket leads £1.25m funding in Hypetex

Hypetex, the world’s first manufacturer of coloured carbon fibre, has attracted £1.25 million in new equity investment and welcomes two experienced business leaders as both investors and advisers to the company.

The investment is the latest round of Hypetex’s seed funding, led by 24Haymarket, which will support ambitious growth plans and help scale the business’s footprint.

22nd July 2022

 Andy Gregory appointed to CEO of BGF

BGF has appointed Andy Gregory, current Chief Investment Officer as Chief Executive Officer, 

22nd July 2022

New data by Innovate Finance on global FinTech investment trends

New data released by Innovate Finance, the industry body representing the FinTech community in the UK, reveals the global FinTech investment trends from the first half of 2022. 

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