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18th September 2019

klarx raises €12.5 million to empower the future of construction

klarx, Europe’s leading online platform for construction machinery rental, has raised €12.5 million in a funding round led by B&C Innovation Investments GmbH (BCII), alongside existing investor Target Global. The funding will facilitate further product development and the company’s expansion into new European markets.  Founded in 2015 by brothers, Matthias and Florian Handschuh, together with Vincent Koch, klarx is a digital platform that seeks to make the supply of construction equipment easier, faster and more cost efficient for its users. 

18th September 2019

PSE exits AlbionVC portfolio to Siemens AG

 

Process Systems Enterprise (PSE), the leading supplier of predictive Advanced Process Modelling (APM) software and services to many of the world’s largest companies, including 60 Fortune 500 firms, is exiting the AlbionVC portfolio to join Siemens AG in Q4 this year, for an undisclosed amount.

 

17th September 2019

NVM invests in Mobius Networks

NVM Private Equity has completed the management buy-out of Mobius Networks Limited (MNL), a market leading mobile virtual network operator, providing data connectivity services for Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications across healthcare, transport and retail sectors. The investment from NVM will help to accelerate Mobius’ growth and drive continued development of its software and sales expertise.

16th September 2019

Personalised video advertising firm Spirable raises £6 million

Spirable, the next generation of personalised video marketing automation, today announced it has closed a £6M Series A investment round led by Smedvig Capital. Existing backers Frontline Ventures, Downing Ventures, and 24 Haymarket also followed-on. 

The new funding will accelerate Spirable’s geographical expansion and product development, to meet the growing demand for more efficient and automated personalised video creation at scale. Spirable is poised to revolutionise marketing away from a mass approach and towards highly targeted and relevant video content. 

16th September 2019

Spark partners with Hyundai, Wayra and the Connected Places Catapult to drive EV adoption

Spark EV Technology has completed extensive trials of its electric vehicle (EV) range prediction technology with Hyundai. Carried out as part of the prestigious Wayra UK/Connected Places Catapult Intelligent Mobility (IM) Accelerator programme, the one month real-world trials using Hyundai electric vehicles successfully demonstrated that Spark increases the accuracy of EV journey predictions. 

13th September 2019

Green Angel Syndicate leads £520k investment in AirEx

Green Angel Syndicate has successfully led a £520k investment round into AirEx, the IoT-enabled smart ventilation control solution start-up tackling heat waste in homes.

In the UK alone, tens of millions of homes were built with low energy standards. Homeowners struggle with cold, uncomfortable draughts and high energy bills – and this situation leads to energy waste on a massive scale.

13th September 2019

NVM invests in Secure Retail

NVM Private Equity has completed the management buy-out of Leicestershire-based Secure Retail Limited (Secure), a leading provider of electronic payment solutions.

12th September 2019

Boundary secures £1.22m funding as it prepares to revolutionise home security

Home security tech specialist, Boundary, has secured £1.22 million investment from Equity Gap and the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scotland’s national economic development agency Scottish Enterprise, to create several new jobs and prepare its innovative smart home security alarm for launch.

Boundary is the invention of Robin Knox and Paul Walton, the entrepreneurs behind IntelligentPOS, which was acquired by iZettle in 2016 and subsequently sold to PayPal for £1.6 billion.

11th September 2019

NVM backs Voxpopme's £7.5m funding round

Voxpopme, a Birmingham-based leading video feedback and analytics company, today announced that it has closed a £7.5m Series A1 equity financing led by Origin Ventures, with participation from Mercia Technologies and NVM Private Equity. The Company intends to use the capital to meet the growing enterprise demand for real-time video feedback and to fund further investment in the platform.

Voxpopme’s SaaS platform helps business leaders build great brands, products and experiences with real-time, consumer-recorded video feedback. The impact of video feedback and real, human stories in modern businesses has driven the rapid adoption of Voxpopme, resulting in triple-digit year-on-year annual recurring revenue growth. The platform is trusted by Airbnb, Clorox, Mars Wrigley, Mondelez, and many more of the world’s leading brands.

10th September 2019

Scribeless attracts £400,000 led by RLC Ventures

Scribeless, which fully automates and personalises handwriting styles to reignite the power of the handwritten letter, has secured £400,000 in its first round of funding.

Whether for marketing outreach, lead generation or product personalisation, in a world where it is becoming increasingly difficult to stand out amongst the digital deluge, scribeless cuts through the noise and adds a personal touch through their tech-enabled human-to-human communication tool.

9th September 2019

Desana wins £550k seed funding from TechStart Ventures

Ahead of launch later this year, Desana, an Edinburgh and London based startup that gives subscribers access to a UK-wide network of quality workspace to use whenever and wherever they need it - has closed a seed round of £550,000 with Techstart Ventures.  Desana is the first UK-based platform designed to give organisations and individuals  by-the-hour access to a quality network of coworking workplaces through a single monthly subscription. This investment will enable Desana to grow its existing network of instantly accessible work spaces across Britain as well as beginning to position the network overseas

9th September 2019

3D printing startup launches with £3m from Angel CoFund and Longwall

Wayland Additive Limited has raised a £3 million Series A funding round, led by Longwall Ventures with the Angel CoFund (ACF), as well as a number of high-calibre angel investors. Wayland Additive is a West Yorkshire based company pushing the boundaries of electron beam 3D printing with systems that can work faster and with greater precision than existing laser-based technologies. 

The startup’s goal is to bring to market, manufacture and sell metal Additive Manufacturing (“AM”, otherwise known as 3D printing) machines to end-users who require high precision and complex components (often made from advanced metal alloys) in areas such as the aerospace and medical industries.

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