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23rd January 2020

QVentures leads round in blockchain entreprise start-up, Ocyan

QVentures, manager of 29PP Pre-Seed Fund, will be leading the funding round in Ocyan, a cloud operating system for enterprise blockchains and P2P networks. Joining QVentures in the round is Wayra UK, the open innovation arm of Spanish Telecom giant, Telefónica. 

22nd January 2020

Guinness and Maven lead £6.4 million funding for Coniq

Coniq has secured £6.4 million of growth equity to meet the growing demand for its award-winning CRM and loyalty platform used by the world’s leading shopping malls, outlets and brands.

The round was led by Guinness Asset Management with Maven Capital Partners, and participation from existing investors Venrex Investment Management. High profile angel investors, including Greg Marsh the founder of OneFineStay, also invested as part of this round.

21st January 2020

Play Ventures leads £1.75m seed funding for Dataseat

Dataseat, a London-based tech startup, helping mobile app advertisers to manage programmatic media buying in-house, has launched with its first seed round of funding of £1.75m through Play Ventures, and SAATCHiNVEST. The impressive funding syndicate also includes angel investors, ex Criteo, Eric Eichmann (CEO) and Jonathan Wolf (CPO).

21st January 2020

Ingenious invests £2.3 million 3D Repo

Ingenious's Infrastructure Ventures EIS Service has led a £2.3m A-series investment round in 3D Repo, the pioneers of cloud-based design collaboration in Building Information Modelling (‘BIM’).  The investment represents another major vote of confidence and a financial boost for 3D Repo’s digital construction services business.

20th January 2020

Dazzle closes £2.3m seed funding and rebrands as HelloDone

Dazzle, the automated conversation platform, has closed its first seed funding round raising £2.3m from global corporates, government accelerators and individuals including Telefonica and Finance Birmingham.

17th January 2020

BookingLive secures £1.31m from Blackfinch Ventures and Development Bank of Wales

BookingLive has secured £1.31 million in new investment from Blackfinch Ventures and the Development Bank of Wales. The funding will help BookingLive with its plans to more than double revenues during 2020, and coincides with a decision to relocate the company headquarters to Cardiff.

Founded by CEO Vinnie Morgan in 2014, BookingLive provides online booking and reservation software to over 700 private and public sector customers. Its Enterprise system clients including Microsoft, BMW, Universal Music Group, the BBC, CAPITA, The City of Westminster, and numerous other public sector agencies across the UK.

17th January 2020

Photek to develop next gen of optical/UV detectors for space applications

Photek, a Sussex-based specialist manufacturer and global supplier of vacuum-based tubes and camera systems for photon detection, has signed up to the national SPRINT business support programme. 

17th January 2020

Logan Energy secures £1 million funding from Kelvin Capital

Clean energy solutions provider, Logan Energy, has secured £1 million investment from Kelvin Capital via their International collaboration with Henan Lanxing Power Equipment Co Ltd (Lanxing) to build on its hydrogen technology capabilities and develop operations in the Chinese market.

This joint venture with Lanxing will kick off in 2020 and will see Logan Energy perform similar business functions in China to its current hydrogen tech activities throughout the UK and Europe.

15th January 2020

Downing exits hydro projects

Investment manager Downing LLP has sold Nightjar Sustainable Power Limited and Guillemot Green Energy Limited, the final exits by its EIS funds from a series of seven hydro investments based in Scotland.

15th January 2020

You & Mrs Jones joins Good-Loop $1.6m seed round

You & Mr Jones, the brandtech group founded by former Havas chief executive David Jones, has invested in ethical video startup Good-Loop. The UK-based firm has closed a US $1.6m seed funding round.

14th January 2020

Sale of Flowrite is Foresight's 3rd exit in 6 months

Foresight Group has sold Flowrite Refrigeration Holdings Limited to Airedale Catering Equipment Group Limited, a company focused on the design, installation and servicing of catering equipment throughout the UK.

14th January 2020

Sale of EIKON Group brings strong returns for YFM

Funds advised by YFM Equity Partners have banked a healthy return multiple of 2.25x within two years of their initial investment in EIKON Group, with YFM retaining a minority investment.

In March 2018, YFM initially provided £6m funding to EIKON, a London-based leading provider of digital mastering and localisation services to the international entertainment industry. This funding, from YFM’s British Smaller Companies VCT funds and Growth LP funds, was mostly used to expand the company’s execution capabilities through development of a major new facility in Los Angeles.

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