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15th July 2020

CyberSmart raises £5.5million to fund growth following increased demand for Cybersecurity

 CyberSmart has raised £5.5 million in a heavily oversubscribed Series A funding round led by VC firm IQ Capital and respected cyber security and tech entrepreneur investors. The funding will be used to fund the growth of the company, which enables small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to combat the constant threat of cyber-attacks and increasing regulation in an ever-evolving technological landscape and increasingly connected digital operating space.  

15th July 2020

Macomics secures £3.2 million funding from Epidarex Capital & Scottish Investment Bank

Macomics Ltd, an immuno-oncology company with world-leading expertise in macrophage biology, launches today with a £3.2 million seed financing round led by transatlantic VC Epidarex Capital, with the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise, also investing. Company formation and in-licensing of the technology has been facilitated by Edinburgh Innovations, the commercialisation service for the University of Edinburgh. Macomics, which was spun out from the University of Edinburgh, will use the proceeds of this fundraising round to develop novel, first-in-class immunotherapies designed to modulate macrophages, increasing the body’s immune defence against tumours. 

15th July 2020

Government of Côte d'Ivoire commits EUR 5 million to SDG500

SDG500, a pioneering USD$500 million investment platform dedicated to helping achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has secured a new EUR 5 million commitment from the Government of Côte d'Ivoire. Lacina Koné, the Chief Executive Officer of SmartAfrica, made the announcement in a tribute address honoring the former Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire and his mentor, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who passed away on July 8 2020.

15th July 2020

Preparing portfolios for the global re-boot

"Whilst the virus continues to worsen in the US, we believe that despite improving economic data markets will struggle."

15th July 2020

Design software for Additive Manufacturing TOffeeAM raises £1 million in Seed funding

TOffeeAM, an Imperial College spin-out that optimises product designs for Additive Manufacturing - also known as 3D printing - has raised £1 million in seed funding. This round of investment was led by IQ Capital, alongside the Royal Academy of Engineering and Imperial College London’s Techcelerate program. The funding will be used to hire engineers and additional staff, to expand upon the existing engineering capabilities of TOffeeAM and develop further the company’s customer base, which already includes GE Aviation, Baker Hughes and a Formula 1 motor racing team. 

14th July 2020

Foresight injects £1 million to boost expansion at Edinburgh-based Ajenta

 

Foresight Group LLP, a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, has announced a £1 million growth capital investment into Ajenta Limited, a provider of specialist video conferencing services to schools, colleges and universities and other public sector organisations.  This is the fifth investment made by the £20 million Foresight Scottish Growth Fund, which is financed by the Scottish Growth Scheme through a combination of Scottish Government funds and the European Regional Development Fund.

 

14th July 2020

Proptech firm Goodlord acquires Vouch to create new market leader

 

Leading property technology company Goodlord has announced that it will be joining forces with referencing platform Vouch, bringing the fast-growing Vouch business into the Goodlord group. This acquisition will bring together two of the sector’s most dynamic players and create a market leading technology business. Going forward, the 2,000+ clients of the two companies will have a wider choice of software offerings and access to a sector-leading end-to-end platform.

 

14th July 2020

YFM backs £17m Management Buyout of GHG Limited

Loss adjusting and claims management specialist GHG Limited near Southampton has funded its primary buy-out by securing a £7m equity investment from YFM Equity Partners. The deal, with a total value of £17m, is the first from the PE house’s £80m Buyout Fund II and marks the second investment made by YFM since the coronavirus pandemic began, following on from its investment into vehicle safety systems business ISS. 

14th July 2020

Insuring cryptocurrency: Coincover fuels growth with latest investment

The cryptocurrency market is heating up with significant growth in 2020 and a new wave of potential crypto investors ready to join in. But there is just one thing keeping them from taking the plunge - a safety net. 

14th July 2020

Orbital Witness earns £3.3m Seed funding to create Universal Risk Rating for real estate
UK-based startup Orbital Witness has closed a £3.3m seed funding round led by LocalGlobe and Outward VC with participation from previous investors, including Seedcamp and JLL Spark. This investment round brings Orbital Witness’s total funding to £4.5m.

13th July 2020

Challenges and opportunities of fundraising from your network

Post-2008 financial crisis, internet technologies and crowdsourcing both evolved to allow companies to easily raise funds from their network and community for the first time. The power and value of the crowd have only increased since then, helping businesses grow quickly and sustainably while reaching entirely new audiences.

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