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15th November 2019

Snowplow Analytics raises £4 million Series A funding

Snowplow Analytics, the company that helps businesses to collect and own their customer data, has closed a £4m funding round from research-led VC MMC Ventures. The funding will support the company’s continued expansion in the US and Europe, and will help to further develop the technology behind its product.

15th November 2019

Beauhurst Scale Up Index 2019

Beauhurst this week launched The Scaleup Index 2019. This report, in partnership with The ScaleUp Institute, examines the 5,456 unique visible scaleup businesses across the UK. It analyses everything from investments, investors and growth rate demographics, to geographical distribution, founders and executives. 

14th November 2019

Freshworks secures $150m funding led by Sequoia

Freshworks Inc., the customer engagement software company, has announced the signing of definitive agreements for a $150 million series H round of funding at a post-financing valuation of $3.5 billion. The round was led by existing investors Sequoia Capital, CapitalG, and Freshworks’ first investor, Accel. The capital will be used to further Freshworks’ worldwide expansion as well as accelerate investment in its integrated SaaS platform. 

14th November 2019

CapitalRise secures £1 million from Revolt Ventures

CapitalRise, the prime property investment platform, has secured the backing of Revolt Ventures. Revolt has provided £1 million equity funding to accelerate the growth of the business. This follows CapitalRise’s highly successful Seedrs crowdfunding raise earlier this year and brings the total funds raised in this round to £3.3 million.

13th November 2019

Biotherapy secures £3 million investment from Foresight

Foresight Group has made a £3 million investment into Biotherapy Services Limited, a biopharmaceutical company specialising in regenerative medicine for the treatment of complex wounds.  One of its products is currently undergoing a clinical trial for treating chronic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).  

13th November 2019

Oneskee secures six-figure investment from Midven MEIF fund

Warwickshire-based Oneskee has secured a six-figure investment from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), Equity Finance Fund managed by venture capital firm Midven.

13th November 2019

Keensight Capital to acquire a majority stake in Sogelink

Keensight Capital, one of the leading private equity managers dedicated to pan-European Growth Buyout investment, along with Naxicap, mid cap investor, has announced the signing of an exclusivity agreement with a view to buying a majority stake in the group Sogelink, a leading provider of vertical software solutions for infrastructure sector professionals. Keensight Capital will become the majority shareholder of Sogelink, alongside Naxicap, management and employees.

13th November 2019

Balderton new $400m fund to support European founders

Balderton is launching the fund against a backdrop of unprecedented momentum within the European tech ecosystem. 

13th November 2019

Visionable raises £9.1m as it looks to the future of healthcare communication

Visionable, the healthcare technology company providing a single video collaboration platform that enables clinicians to deliver better patient care, has raised £9.1m, following a 50% oversubscribed funding round, valuing the company at £47.6m.

Led by West Hill Capital, which has a reputation for backing British companies that are making a real difference, the funding round signals the next stage in the growth of the British health start-up. Having seen a busy 2019, which involved the trial of a connected ambulance with O2, the latest funds will allow Visionable to build on this momentum and continue to have a positive impact globally on the lives of patients and clinicians.

12th November 2019

Angular Ventures closes $41m seed fund for European and Israeli startups

Angular Ventures has closed its debut fund at $41M for early-stage deep technology enterprise companies with global expansion plans based in Europe and Israel. The firm, which has been operating in stealth mode for nearly two years, has already built a portfolio of 12 companies with plans to make 5-7 new investments per year.

12th November 2019

Livingbridge strengthens London team with two senior hires

Livingbridge, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors, has appointmened Rebecca Osman as investment director and Nick Manning as investment manager.

12th November 2019

Octopus Ventures report highlights untapped potential in UK universities

Octopus Ventures, part of Octopus Group and one of the largest VCs in Europe, has released a new in-depth study identifying the universities that are leading the way in creating and commercialising their academic research through spinout companies. 

Queen’s University Belfast came first in the rankings after it was found to be the most effective in terms of its production of spinout companies, and successful exits, relative to the total funding received. Through QUBIS, the commercialisation arm of Queen’s, the university has had a number of notable successes such as Kainos, Andor Technology, and Fusion Antibodies, all of which have been listed on the London Stock Exchange. The University of Cambridge and Cardiff University are placed second and third respectively. 

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