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22nd March 2019

WarDucks raises €3.3 million led by EQT Ventures

WarDucks, the Dublin-based augmented reality (AR) game development studio, has announced a €3.3 million funding round. Lead investor in the round is the EQT Ventures fund, with participation from Suir Valley Ventures and other investors. The funding will be used to drive the development of WarDucks’ new location-based AR game and expand the company’s development team. WarDucks’ is the latest investment to be discovered by AI platform Motherbrain. The proprietary platform is used by EQT Ventures to leverage data to identify and proactively contact promising start-ups.

22nd March 2019

Mapping software: the top 21 companies in the space

Since 2010, £120 million has been pumped into UK mapping businesses, a third of which was invested in 2018. Beauhurst has looked at the 21 companies exploring new ground in the UK's mapping sector.

21st March 2019

UKCloud secures investment from Digital Alpha

UKCloud, the multi-cloud experts dedicated to making transformation happen across UK public sector, today announced a significant £25m investment from Digital Alpha Advisors, LLC, that will enable accelerated digital transformation of UK public services through its unique multi-cloud platform.

19th March 2019

St Andrews Angels of London launches in partnership with Withers Tech

A new investor network has launched with the goal of building an ecosystem of entrepreneurialism and investment around the University of St Andrews. The St Andrews Angels of London will be an alumni-led investor group comprising seasoned investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders and alumni. The group will provide investment capital, strategic advice and mentoring to early stage businesses founded by St Andrews alumni or introduced by the group’s members. They will also support spinouts coming directly out of the University.

18th March 2019

HR tech platform Hibob raises $20 million series A funding

London and Tel Aviv based HR tech platform Hibob has raised $20m in Series A+ funding, led by existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Battery Ventures, Eight Roads, Arbor Ventures, and Presidio Ventures.

This latest investment will support the company’s next phase of hyper growth, helping to establish Hibob as the platform of choice for mid-size fast-growing companies, accelerating its US presence, expanding to more countries across Europe and hiring more tech talent people into the organisation.

15th March 2019

Cazana raises 150% of target goal on Crowdcube

Disruptive Automotive AI start-up Cazana.com has closed its crowd-fundraise at £1.56 million, nearly 160 percent of its original investment target.

14th March 2019

Foresight invests £249k into Usheru Limited

Foresight Group has invested £249,000 in Usheru Limited, the firm behind a pioneering technology platform operating in the £50bn film distribution market.

The investment from Foresight, using finance from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund, has been made alongside £224,000 from Enterprise Ireland, taking the total package to £473,000 and allowing the firm to relocate its head office to Milton Keynes. This is an important step for the business after successfully creating a technology platform to power direct ticketing and marketing data insights for film distributors.

14th March 2019

Draper Esprit leads £7 million investment in Hadean

Draper Esprit has led a £7 million investment in Hadean, the London headquartered deep tech company . The round also includes Aster and specialist gaming investor London Venture Partners. Existing investors Luminous Ventures and Entrepreneur First also participated.

13th March 2019

The “Rising Stars” Of UK Tech Shine At Tech Nation

Tech Nation, the UK network for ambitious digital tech entrepreneurs, is revealing today the 10 early-stage tech startup winners of its Rising Stars competition. Out of the 220,000 existing tech companies in the UK today, 10,764 are early-stage tech startups and eligible for the Rising Stars programme.

11th March 2019

Draper Esprit investment Trustpilot raises $55 million Series E

Draper Esprit portfolio company Trustpilot, the leading independent platform for companies to build trust with consumers, has raised $55 million in its Series E funding round.

 

7th March 2019

 Private equity set to invest more in aviation

New research from Revolution.Aero, the global meeting place for people who are reshaping, rethinking and revolutionising business and personal aviation, 

7th March 2019

Global Venture Partners backs veterinary tech business Felcana

London-based veterinary tech business, Felcana, has received an early stage venture capital investment from Global Venture Partners and Seedrs. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 2016 by veterinary professionals, Felcana combines artificial intelligence, data analytics and veterinary expertise to help predict, simplify and treat over 90% of health issues for dogs and cats. Felcana will use the fresh capital to expand its presence in the UK and to scale internationally.

 

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