TechStars, one of the world’s most successful accelerators, is to launch a programme in London, its first outside the US, the entrepreneurs behind the venture fund announced today.
A tidal energy platform specialist, Sustainable Marine Energy (SME), working closely with Cranfield University, has completed a £150k SEIS eligible funding round which was corner-stoned by a £133k investment by a London Business Angels (LBA) syndicate, including a £40k investment by the LBA SEIS Roundtable Syndicate Fund 2012.
NewVoiceMedia, the provider of Cloud contact centre services, has announced that it has secured $20m funding from new investors Highland Capital Partners Europe and MMC Ventures, as well as existing shareholders Notion Capital and Eden Ventures.
The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), which incentivises angel investment with a raft of tax reliefs, helps start-ups raise cash where traditional sources of finance have been wanting.
ClickSlide has successfully closed its seed funding round, securing an undisclosed investment from Ariadne Capital Entrepreneurs (ACE) fund and three angel investors.
Instant, which provides flexible office solutions for companies all over the world, has attracted £16m capital from private equity house MML to support ambitious growth plans.
The Business Growth Fund (BGF), established to help the UK’s fast growing smaller and medium sized businesses, has announced a £2.5 million investment for a minority stake in Manchester-based Boost Juice Bars UK (Boost) a growing chain of retail stores specialising in the sale of freshly made smoothies and juices.
Three fledgling Cambridgeshire businesses have been awarded CEDAR Enterprise Fellowships – and £36,500 in financial support – after impressing the judges of this year’s competition.
Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO), the body tasked with promoting British technology companies based in the East London tech cluster, is joining forces with digital news network ECNlive, in a partnership that will connect Tech City with investors in the City of London.
Mark Pearson, CEO of the leading discount network Markco Media, has continued his 2012 investments by injecting £1m into the parent company of 3 month old global discount website MyDeals.com. The funding will be used to develop a publisher monetisation platform.