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31st March 2020

Air Doctor Raises $7.8 million led by Kamet Ventures

 

Air Doctor, a technology platform providing a global medical outpatient network that connects travelers with local doctors, has raised a Series A funding round of $7.8 million from Kamet Ventures – the AXA-backed venture builder – and The Phoenix Insurance Company.

31st March 2020

Kernel Capital funds €1.2 million investment in Code Institute

Kernel Capital through the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Funds II and Infinity Capital have led a €1.2m investment in Code Institute, a global EdTech provider. Founded in 2015 to tackle the widening ICT skills gap across Europe, Code Institute is now a leading global provider of online coding education with customers including BT, Facebook, Google and Hubspot. 

31st March 2020

Emma Bridgewater secures £8 million investment from BGF

Iconic British ceramics brand Emma Bridgewater has secured an £8m investment from BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, to support further UK growth and international expansion.

30th March 2020

AVS signs up to SPRINT to develop greener satellite propulsion systems

Added Value Solutions (AVS) Ltd, a world-leading designer and developer of bespoke equipment for large science and research infrastructure, has signed up to the national SPRINT business support programme to develop new valve technology for water-based satellite propulsion systems. AVS will work collaboratively with SPRINT partner, The Open University, on a project that will focus on delivering cleaner and greener alternatives to chemical propulsion systems for satellites, through the use of water.

30th March 2020

NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance invests £650,000 in GI UK Medical

A new medical device supplier which aims to offer UK hospitals the latest innovations from around the world has secured a £650,000 investment fromNPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

27th March 2020

Banking alternative fintech company Lanistar launches with £2 million seed funding

Lanistar, a new banking alternative fintech company, has launched after securing £2m seed-funding. The company, which is based in Hammersmith, formally launches with over 45 fulltime staff, with a further 150 support staff due to be added, and is founded by serial entrepreneur Gurhan Kiziloz who has stated his ambition to create a £1bn fintech company and challenge traditional banking services.

27th March 2020

Leading UK FinTech VoxSmart receives £5.5m funding from NatWest

VoxSmart, the global leader in communications surveillance technology for Financial Markets, has completed a strategic funding round of £5.5m ($7.2m) from NatWest. 

26th March 2020

TechNation's advice for funding raising in a lockdown

Advice on fundraising during the CoronaVirus pandemic from TechNation.

26th March 2020

Foresight and Belltown join forces in UK onshore wind development venture

Foresight Group LLP and Belltown Power Limited have formed a joint venture to develop Belltown’s pipeline of greenfield onshore wind energy projects across the UK under the existing Belltown brand. 

The JV aims to deliver more than 300MW of incremental clean electricity capacity to support the UK’s move to a net-zero power system. The pipeline is focused on sites with excellent potential for wind development, predominantly in Scotland and Wales, and will be developed on a merchant-only, PPA or CfD supported basis.

25th March 2020

AstronauTx secures investment from UCL Technology Fund

AstronauTx Ltd, a biotech company developing new medicines designed to restore the normal behaviour of astrocytes for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, has received £1 million of investment from the UCL Technology Fund to enable the development of translatable biomarkers for their drug discovery programs.  The UCL Technology Fund is a £53.3million investment fund that is co-managed by UCL Business and AlbionVC that invests in licensing projects and spinout companies arising from the UCL knowledge base.

24th March 2020

Newcastle H&S software firm in second funding round

Notify Technology – the Newcastle-based health and safety software business – has completed a £370,000 investment round to drive product development and expand its team. The company has secured further funding from the North East Venture Fund (NEVF), which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Mercia, alongside investment from its Chair, Jayne Archbold, and existing management.

20th March 2020

Successful exit as YFM Equity Partners sells GroupBC

YFM Equity Partners-advised funds have sold their shareholding in GroupBC to Bentley Systems Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, for an undisclosed sum.

GroupBC is a leading provider of enterprise-scale information management systems for construction-related projects and asset owners. Its UK-hosted Common Date Environment makes it easy for teams to collaborate, manage and share documents and data from a central, secure cloud-based platform.

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