2018 May

  1. #NorthWest #ConsumerTech Vibe Tickets rewrites the cap table with Scott Fletcher re-investing.
  2. #London #ConsumerTech Hospitality management service Airsorted has raised £2.1m, hitting its original £1m Seedrs crowdfunding target in four days from 1,271 investors. Airsorted’s Series A exceeds £7 million thanks to £2m crowdfunding. Earlier in March, the start-up raised £5 million from investors including Atami Capital, Concentric, Maxfield Capital and Pi Labs.

2018 Apr

  1. Invizius, a spin-out company which hopes to save the lives of thousands of dialysis patients has received £500k backing to grow and further develop its technology from Mercia Fund Managers.
  2. BookingBug nabs $13.4m to boost its growth
  3. Oracle acquired Grapeshot, a contextual targeting startup. Terms were not disclosed
  4. RegTech firm ClauseMatch lands $5m Series A led by Index Ventures
  5. OnCare closes £550,000 Seed to digitise the care industry
  6. Sure Ventures pours £500,000 into VR firm Immotion
  7. Pusher raises $8m to help app developers build interactive features with less code
  8. Fat Lama gets $10m to grow its rental marketplace in the US
  9. Global comms firm Natterbox nabs £5m from Octopus Investments
  10. Glownet secures £2m Series A to bring smart tech to events
  11. Impala raises $1.75m for its TravelTech API service
  12. #London #Fintech #AI investment start-up Arkera has secured £4m in a new funding round from XTX Markets (Alan Howard), DOCOMO Digital (Henry Ritchotte), and other unnamed backers.
  13. #Midlands #Birmingham Redbeard which develops code for Apple apps has secured £130,000 investment from the British Robotics Seed Fund
  14. #NorthWest #Liverpool vTime, social network that allows people to socialise with family and friends in virtual reality (VR), has raised $7.6m in funding from Deepbridge Capital and MSIF.
  15. Paul Gardiner and Brian Higgins to push ahead with video compression platform Eoovi after ‘significant’ cash injection from Rick O’Neill, Gary Monaghan and Peter Borner.

Worth reading:

  1. TechCrunch: New numbers illustrate how fast fundraising has changed for young startups

 2018 Mar

  1. #Manchester Altrincham-based technology company Matillion has closed a $20m funding round led by Sapphire Ventures, Scale Venture Partners and YFM Equity Partners.
  2. #Manchester #Fintech AccessPay raised another £1m from Maven Capital Partners.
  3. #Manchester #ITServices Cloud Technology Solutions gets investment from NorthEdge for international expansion.
  4. #Manchester GradTouch secures £250,000 investment from Maven Capital Partners.
  5. #Manchester #SaaS Pimberly secures 7 figure investment from North Edge Capital.
  6. #Manchester #EventsTech Ticket search engine TickX scores £3m Series A from BGF Ventures, Ministry of Sound and Haymarket.
  7. #NorthWest #HCM Workforce mobility platform, Coeus Software secures an investment of more than £600,000 from Maven.
  8. #NorthWest #SecurityTech Scott Fletcher acquires 50% stake in Cyber X from Energize Capital.
  9. #NorthWest #eCommerce CurrentBody.com secures £5m investment from NVM Private Equity.
  10. #NorthWest Avanite secures £500k investment from 30 angel investor syndicated by Dow Schofield Watts.
  11. #NorthEast Atom Bank raises £149m from Spain’s BBVA and Tosca Fund.
  12. #NorthEast #InsuranceTech Honcho raises £850k from Maven Capital and Crowdcube.
  13. #Yorkshire #Leeds Mercia sells stake in Leeds software Science Warehouse firm for £16.9m to Advanced Business Software and Solutions.
  14. #Yorkshire #Leeds #Healthcare Pharmacy2U, Britain’s biggest online pharmacy, has raised £40m from investors including G Square Capital and the BGF
  15. #Midlands Birmingham-headquartered Voxpopme has received the funding from Mercia Technologies.
  16. #Midlands #Nottingham #ITServices Northedge Capital sells IT Service Firm, Jigsaw24 to Alcuin Capital Partners in a secondary buyout.
  17. Blockchain tracking platform Everledger lands $10.4m to prevent fraud from Fidelity Investments, GMP Securities, Vickers Ventures Partners, Graphene Venture Capital, FPV, Fenbushi, Bloomberg Beta and Rakuten.

  18. #London Mobile network tracker OpenSignal gains $8m to expand team from Octopus Ventures.
  19. #London Hive Learning raises £3.5m to develop AI technology from Blenheim Chalcot.
  20. #London Funding XChange raises £1.5m to help fund SMEs from Calibrate Management Ltd and Kimera.
  21. #London Made.com bags £40m for European expansion from Partech Ventures, Level Equity and Eight Roads Ventures.
  22. #London #AI Popsa has raised £3 million as it bids to take over the photobook market from Pembroke Venture Capital Trust, 500 Startups and Sir John Hegarty.
  23. #London Video AI recruitment platform Tempo has secured £1 million investment from Hambro Perks
  24. #London StepLadder raises £250,000 to get ‘Generation Rent’ on to the property ladder from Seedcamp.
  25. #London #AgriTech startup Wefarm tops up Seed with an additional $5m from True Ventures, Niklas Zennström, Matt Mullenweg, Bryan Meehan, Norrsken Foundation, LocalGlobe and Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV).
  26. #London #EdTech app Knowledge Officer raises £600,000 to bridge UK skills gap

  27. #London $12m investment for StreetBees intelligence platform from Atomico, LocalGlobe, Octopus and BGF Ventures.
  28. #London #AR Blue Vision Labs, which builds ‘collaborative’ AR, emerges from stealth with $14.5M led by GV.
  29. #London Tech Will Save Us raises $4.2M for its tech-focused range of toys from Initial Capital and partners with Disney
  30. #London #M&A Huge UK tech exit as Experian acquires 2-year-old credit checking startup ClearScore for £275 million
  31. #London Drover picks up £5.5M funding for its car subscription marketplace from Cherry Ventures, Partech and BP Ventures.
  32. #London Instant sales callback widget ResponseiQ secures £850,000 from Fuel Ventures, Mactaggart & Mickel Investments and the founders of Trend Investments.

  33. #London Airsorted Raises £5M in Series A Funding from Pi Labs and Atami Capital.

  34. #London Gousto draws an additional £28.5m from investors from Hargreave Hale, Angel CoFund, MMC Ventures and BGF Ventures

  35. #London Luther Systems, a London-based enterprise blockchain company, received $1.5m from a host of European investors
  36. #London #Analytics #AgriTech Hummingbird Technologies secures £3m from Sir James Dyson, The European Space Agency, Newable Private Investing and Velcourt.
  37. #London #Edtech Norwegian startup Hold launches in the UK following £800,000 raise from Founders Factory.
  38. #London #Fintech #M&A Tandem acquires money management app Pariti.
  39. #SouthEast Brighton based Second-hand camera marketplace mpb.com snaps £5m from Mobeus Equity Partners and Beringea.
  40. #SouthEast #AR #VR Gorilla in the room raises seed funding to revolutionise market research from Mercia.

  41. #Scotland FreeAgent recommended £53m takeover offer by RBS.
  42. #US HQ with #NorthEast Moltin raises $8m from Underscore VC, Connect Ventures and Frontline Ventures.


2018 Feb

  1. #Manchester #HealthTech Tech firm Zilico secures £13.5m investment to boost expansion from Deepbridge Capital.
  2. #NorthWest Six-figure investment for Chester-based SaaS company, Out There by MSIF.
  3. #NorthEast #VR Luminous Group grabs £250k Investment from Mercia.
  4. #Cambridge #Analytics GeoSpock scores an additional $6.6m from Cambridge Innovation Capital and Parkwalk Advisors.
  5. #SouthWest #MarTech 3Radical gets £3m from UK tech investors.
  6. #Scotland SHE Software lands £3m to crack the US from NVM Private Equity.
  7. #London #HCM Peakon lands $22m from Balderton Capital, EQT Ventures, IDInvest and Sunstone.
  8. #London #HCM AI startup StatusToday closes $3.91 Seed round from LocalGlobe.
  9. #London #PropertyTech Vesta raises £2.1m for its online property rental marketplace
  10. #London #PropetyTech Rental Platform Homie Raises $4m from Connect Partners and Seedcamp.
  11. #London #SaaS UCL spinout MediaGamma receives £2m from UCL Technology Fund, ParkWalk Advisors and London Co-Investment Fund.
  12. #London #SaaS #Analytics AI startup Re:infer gets $3.5m to develop cognitive automation tech by Touchstone Innovations.
  13. #London #InsuranceTech UK tech company Lombard Risk acquired for £52.08m by Vermeg.
  14. #London #RetailTech AI pricing firm BlackCurve secures £500k investment from Mercia.
  15. #London #AdTech PowerLinks closes £4.58m Series A to crack the US. from Foresight Group.
  16. #London #VR VR startup Gravity Sketch’s £1.2m Seed from Forward Partners.
  17. #London #EnergyTech Zebra Fuel’s $2.5m Seed from LocalGlobe.
  18. #London #EnergyTech Open Energy Market lands £3m for its online trading platform from Calculus Capital.
  19. #London #Martech Video startup Spirable gets £1.25m in round  from Frontline Ventures.
  20. #London #MarTech Lightful gets £4m from backers including Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason.
  21. #London #FilmTech We Got POP raises £2m to boost US expansion from Octopus Ventures.


2018 Jan

  1. #Manchester #MediaTech Radio streaming platform receives £300k investment from FW Capital Debt Finance.
  2. #London #PropertyTech Ahauz launches after raising £2.9m from Forward Partners.