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.
Rangespan, the e-commerce start-up that is already working with Tesco, Argos and Asda, secures investment as it launches an innovative market data service for retailers
The Silicon Roundabout-based social data analytics provider Likely has announced the completion of a £1million equity investment led by growth capital specialists New World Private Equity together with seed and early stage specialists Charlotte Street Capital.
YPlan, the world’s first mobile-only event booking app, has gained backing by two of Europe’s leading investors, Wellington Partners and Octopus Investments.
Octopus Investments has confirmed that it has invested in IOVOX, the provider of telephony analytics. Octopus’ investment will support IOVOX’s plans for further expansion into Europe.
Envestors has announced that it has closed an equity fundraising for Capablue, the provider of solutions for broadcasters and brands.
The San Francisco-based company led by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey announced the Series D round was led by Square’s new partner Starbucks, as well as Citi Ventures, Rizvi Traverse Management, and CrunchFund. Square says it will focus this round of funding on international expansion.
London Business Angel (LBA) and venture capital backed High Sensitivity Fluorescence Business, Sirigen Group Limited, has been acquired by BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology US based company for an undisclosed sum.
Octopus Investments have announced that is has exited from AVM Limited, the leading visual communications systems integrator in the UK, delivering a return of 2.5x to investors across its range of Eclipse Venture Capital Trust funds.