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13th December 2019

Foresight breaks through 2GW of generating capacity

Foresight Group, a leading infrastructure and private equity investment manager, continues its growth trajectory in renewable energy infrastructure, 

13th December 2019

PinPoint raises £1m with support from Angel Investment Network

HealthTech startup PinPoint Data Science has successfully raised over £1m as part of an early stage funding round, with support from Angel Investment Network (AIN), the world’s largest angel investment platform. 

The PinPoint Test uses AI/Machine Learning to rapidly ‘rule out’ cancer from a simple blood sample, and may be used for all cancer types. AIN was the only external organisation PinPoint accepted investment from in a round that lasted just six weeks.

13th December 2019

Kindred app raises £2 million in seed capital to transform influencer marketing

Kindred, a new platform that digitises word-of-mouth recommendations on social media, has raised £2.25 million in seed capital investment and has a £35 million valuation pre-revenue. 

13th December 2019

Geospatial Insight project helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissons

Funding from national SPRINT programme provides access to Earth Observation data analysis expertise from University of Leicester

Geospatial Insight, one of Europe's leading providers of geospatial intelligence, has completed a major project with the University of Leicester to develop new methodologies for detecting methane gas emissions and further reduce physical, financial or environmental risk for global businesses. The project, funded by the national SPRINT business support programme, has enabled Geospatial Insight to work with experts from the University of Leicester on Earth Observation (EO) data analysis of high resolution satellite imagery.

13th December 2019

Waracle receives £4.8m investment from BGF

Waracle, one of the UK's largest mobile apps and digital products developers, has received a £4.8m investment from BGF, the UK and Ireland's most active investor in growing businesses, to support its long-term growth plans.

12th December 2019

Israeli PE firm Peregrine Ventures raises $115 million fourth fund

Peregrine Ventures, a leading Israeli med-tech venture capital fund, just closed its fourth fund, Peregrine 4, raising $115 million. Their partners include some of the leading institutional and private equity investors from Israel, the United States, Europe and Australia. 

12th December 2019

Intertrust survey reveals private equity leaders' market expectations for 2020

A survey by Intertrust reveals that 69% of CFOs and COOs expect levels of dry powder to increase next year with 31% predicting it will become slightly harder to raise capital in 2020.

12th December 2019

Top performing investment company sectors over 2019

According to the AIC's 2019 sector round-up, Technology & Media was the top-performing investment company sector over the year to 30 November, data from the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) can reveal. The sector produced an impressive return of 34%over the year so far, compared to the average investment company return of 14% over the same period.

12th December 2019

Foresight invests £1.6 million into smart hot water tank company Mixergy

Foresight Group and Williams Advanced Engineering has made a £1.6 million investment into Oxford University spin-out Mixergy Limited, which is set to revolutionise the global hot water tank market and reduce the cost of energy for consumers.

Mixergy was founded in 2014 by Peter Armstrong, CEO, and Ren Kang, Head of R&D, following the completion of their PhD research at Oxford University where the duo originally developed the idea during their doctoral research.  The team has since grown to 17 staff and built strong relationships with British Gas, a major installer of tanks.

12th December 2019

Ada Ventures closes flagship $34m fund to invest in overlooked founders

Ada Ventures has raised a $34m (£27m) fund. At present, 92 in every 100 dollars invested in Europe goes to all male teams (1), 83% founders are white (2), 82% are university educated (3). In the UK, a quarter of investment committees saw no female founders in 2017 (4) and 72% of Venture Capital funding is invested in London alone (5).

11th December 2019

Founder to Founder: Tips and tales from 100 Entrepreneurs and Investors

The Invested Investor has released a new book, centred around the challenges entrepreneurs face along the start-up journey. Titled Founder to Founder: Tips and tales from 100 Entrepreneurs and Investors, the publishers have managed to include content from our 100 global entrepreneurial leaders.

11th December 2019

The investment model is broken says Consilience Ventures CEO

Kevin Monserrat of Consilience Ventures takes a critical look at the traditonal investment model.

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