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2018 October

Covered by Techcelerate Deal News Edition #17 (w/c 8th October 2018)

A total of £54.03 million was raised by 9 technology companies over the last 7 days (£4.052 billion in 2018):

  1. Basingstoke based FinTech company Duologi, which offers point-of-sale consumer finance solutions raised £20 million lending capital from Paragon Banking Group.
  2. Oxford based Covatic, which helps you to deliver the content your viewers want, exactly when they want it raised £850k Seed investment from MEIF Proof of Concept and Early Stage Fund.
  3. Edinburgh based SpeechTech company Speech Graphics, which provides revolutionary procedural facial animation raised £2 million Series A investment from Scottish Investment Bank, Par Equity and Archangels.
  4. Birmingham based MarTech company Voxpopme, which provides videos for market research and customer feedback raised £1.5 million Series A investment from Mercia Technologies.
  5. Loughborough based SaaS company Accrosoft, which offers business software raised £2.5 million Series A investment from Foresight Group.
  6. West Yorkshire based TransportTech company Fleetondemand, which makes it easier to management fleets raised £5 million Series A investment from BGF.
  7. London based FinTech company Clearmatics, which offers virtual clearing machines for financial OTC markets raised £9.08 million Series A investment from Route 66 Ventures, XTX Markets and TNF Capita.
  8. London based MarketPlace company Smith Globa (Mr & Mrs Smith), which helps to find and book hotels raised £6.1 million crowdfunding via Crowdcube.
  9. London based PropTech company Good Lord, which makes renting simple, accessible and transparent for letting agents, tenants and landlords raised £7 million Series B investment from Finch Capital, Rocket Internet and Global Founders Capital.

 

 

Covered by Techcelerate Deal News Edition #16 (w/c 1st October 2018)

A total of £76.90 million was raised by 16 technology companies over the last 7 days (£3.94 billion in 2018):

  1. Altrincham based LegalTech company Slicedbread, which provides legal case management Software raised £1 million Series A investment from Sussex Place Ventures.
  2. Birmingham based EdTech company Fluence World, which develops new methods of teaching and learning raised £150k Pre-Seed investment from Bristol Private Equity Club.
  3. Milton Keynes based eCommerce Software company Expandly, which allows retailers to sell across multiple channels worldwide raised £580kSeed investment from Mercia Fund Management.
  4. Farnborough based FinTech company goHenry, which provides smart approach to pocket money for children raised £5.23 million Crowdfunding from Crowdcube.
  5. Cambridge based MedTech company Owlstone Medical, which produces a breathalyzer for diagnosing diseases raised £26.67 millionSeries C investment from Horizons Ventures, Foxconn Technology Group, Aviva and Ventura Capital.
  6. Hungerford based TransportTech company Ticketer, which offers bus ticketing technology solutions raised an undisclosed private equity investment from Tenzing for a Management Buy Out (MBO).
  7. Telford based RetailTech company Robound, which offers returns management for online clothing retailers raised undisclosed sum from BGF.
  8. Oxford based Business Software company Preservica, which changes the way organisations future-proof and access critical long-term digital information raised £7.62 million Series B investment from Mobeus Equity Partners.
  9. London based FinTech company Smaterly, which offers a simpler way to take control of your future from just £50 per month or a £100 lump sum raised £1.47 million crowdfunding from Seedrs.
  10. London based LegalTech company Legatics, which offers an end-to-end deal platform focused on efficiency and client experience raised £500kSeed angel investment.
  11. London based HealthTech company Forward Health, which empowers health and care teams to spend more time with their patients raised £3.05 million Seed from Albion Capital, Stride.VC, Jay Desai and Melissa Morris.
  12. London based LegalTech company Lexoo, which lets businesses easily source and compare quotes and lets lawyers post offers raised £3.35 million Series B investment from Earlybird Venture Capital, Forward Partners and Ned Staple.
  13. London based LegalTech company Arachnys, which assess financial risk and compliance raised £7.62 million Series A investment form QED Investors.
  14. London based InsureTech company Hokodo, which delivers insurance solutions through APIs raised £1.67 million Seed investment from Anthemis Group.
  15. London based HealthTech company Locum’s Nest, which connects doctors to locum work in hospitals raised £3 million Series A investment from Albion Capital.
  16. London based eCommerce company Bloom & Wild, which offers flower and gift delivery service raised £15 million Series C investment from MMC Ventures, Scott Sage, Samos Investments, Burda Principal Investments, Catamaran Ventures and Piper Private Equity.

 

 

2018 September

Covered by Techcelerate Deal News Edition #15 (w/c 24th September 2018)

A total of £415.86 million was raised by 12 companies over the last 7 days:

  1. Ipswich based EnergyTech company EO Charging, which designs and manufactures smart electric vehicle chargers for home, work and destination raised £13 million Series A from Zouk Capital.
  2. London based LegalTech company Farillio, which easily manage legal documents for your business raised £650,000 Seed investment from business angel Stanley Fink.
  3. Hampshire based HealthTech company Ingenica Solutions, which aims to improve back-office efficiencies in the healthcare space raised £4 million Series A from CJM Ventures.
  4. London based Robotics company SLAMCore, which provides localisation and mapping algorithms for AR/VR systems, mobile robotics and autonomous vehicles raised £3.84 million Series A from Amedeus Capital, Mirai Creation Fund, Toyota AI Ventures, MMC Ventures and Octopus Ventures.
  5. London based Robotics company Softomotive, which provides Robotic Process Automation (RPA) products and services and trusted by more than 7.000 companies worldwide raised £19.19 million Series A investment from Grafton Capital.
  6. London based FinTech company Funding Circle, which privides peer-to-peer business loans raised £300 million through their IPO on London Stock Exchange.
  7. London based EnergyTech company ‌Hometree, which provides radical personal control of home energy consumption raised £6.9 million Series C investment from DN Capital, LocalGlobe, Jon Moulton, Literacy Capital and AV8 Ventures.
  8. Cambridge based CyberSecurity company DarkTrace, which provides enterprise immune system for cyber security raised £38.33 million Series E from KKR, Vitruvian Partners and TenEleven Ventures.
  9. London based Blockchain company Gospel Technology, which provides a secure data sharing platform to businesses raised £5 million Series A from IA Ventures and Salesforce Ventures.
  10. London based OpenSource company Snyk, which enables users to detect, fix and prevent known vulnerabilities in third-party code modules raised £16.8 million Series B investment from Accel.
  11. London based InsureTech company Concirrus, which organises the Internet of Things to help customers create, improve and disrupt business models Worldwide raised £5 million Series A investment from IQ Capital and Eos Venture Partners.
  12. London based TransportTech company ZenCargo which offer digital freight forwarding solutions raised £3.07 million Seed investment from LocalGlobe, Samos Investments and Picus Capital to boost its product development and build a presence in China.

 

Covered by Techcelerate Deal News Edition #14 (w/c 17th September 2018)

A total of £142.91 million was raised by 16 companies over the last 7 days:

  1. Manchester based HealthTech company Biorelate, which makes it easy to analyse scientific trends and connections has raised £700k Seed investment from Maven (£200k), Manchester Tech Trust (£350k) and Catapult Ventures (£150k).  
  2. Kidlington based InsureTech company Setoo, which offers insurance and protection as a service raised £7.12 million Series A from Kamet Ventures.
  3. Oxford based HealthTech company Oxford VR, which transform mental health for millions with state-of-the-art immersive technology raised £3.2 million Series A from Oxford Sciences Innovation, University of Oxford, Force Over Mass, RT Capital and GT Healthcare Capital Partners.
  4. Oxford based Autonomous vehicles company Oxbotica raised £14 million Series A from IP Group, Parkwalk Advisors and AXA XL to accelerate the deployment of self-driving vehicles.
  5. Brighton based EdTech company Learning People, which provides online training in IT, coding and digital marketing raised £1.91 million Series A investment from Talis Capital for its geographical expansion.
  6. London based FinTech company and Techcelerate Partner Funding Options raised £5 million Series B investment from ING Ventures.
  7. London based FinTech company ‌Divido, which offers instalment payment solutions for e-commerce sites and offline merchants raised £11.4 million Series A from Dawn Capital, DN Capital, Initial Capital, MasterCard and American Express Ventures.
  8. London based Fintech company Cleo, which offers a digital assistant for consumers to manage their finances has raised £7.66 million Series A investment from Balderton, LocalGlobe, Niklas Zennstrom, Taavet Hinrikus and Simon Franks.
  9. London based FinTech company Modulr, which provides bank accounts for business payments raised £10.5 million Series A investment from Blenheim Chalcot.
  10. London based FinTech and PropTech company MortgageGym, which provides aregulated mortgage robo-adviser raised £3.8 million Series A from LSL Property Services and GoCompare Group.
  11. London based FinTech and PropTech company LendInvest, which offers P2P online mortgage lending platform raised £30.5 million Series C investment from Atomico, GP Bullhound and Tiger Management.
  12. London based RetailTech company Primary Bid, which allows retail investors to gain access to discounted equity offerings of publicly listed companies has raised £2 million Seed investment from Lombard Odier, family offices and business Angels to expand in Europe.
  13. London based MealDelivery tech company Allplants raised £7.5 million Series A investment from Octopus Ventures, Felix Capital, VerlInvest, Jack Harries, David Milner and Simon Nixon to help fuel the plant-based movement forward.
  14. London based MarketPlace company Rated People, which helps to connect homeowners with tradespeople raised £5.2 million Series C investment from Downing Ventures and Channel 4.
  15. London based InsureTech company Shepper, which carries out on-demand inspections on assets raised £4.13 million Series A investment from Aviva Ventures, Idekapital Fund and Angel investors to boost product development and international marketing efforts.
  16. London based ARTech company Blippar, which offers software for augmented reality, artificial intelligence and computer vision raised £28.2 million Series E from Qualcomm Ventures and Candy Ventures.

 

Covered by Techcelerate Deal News Edition #13 (w/c 10th September 2018)

A total of £61.72 million was raised by 11 companies over the last 7 days:

  1. Bolton based PriceComparison Tech company Love Energy Savingsraised £25 million growth capital from LDC with partial exit for NVM Private Equity.
  2. Cambridge based VoiceTech company AudioTelligence, which source separation technologies to improve speech recognition in noisy environments raised £3.1 million Seed investment from Cambridge Innovation Capital and Cambridge Enterprise.
  3. London based MarketPlace WhiteHat, which matches non-graduate talent with apprenticeships across a wide range of sectors raised £3.06 million Seed investment from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Village Global, ShopTalk, Anil Aggarwal and Wendy Tan White.
  4. London based eCommerce company Clippings raised £11.8 millionSeries B from Advance Venture Partners and C4 Ventures.
  5. London based InsureTech company Equipsme, which provides health insurance plans for UK businesses raised £2.5 million Series A from LivingBridge.
  6. London based InsureTech company Social Media Compliance, which provides solutions that help global firms mitigate risk of employees on their personal social media raised £20,000 by joining CyLon incubator.
  7. London based InsureTech company Zercurity, which provides risk management over your IT infrastructure, applications and devices. Including automatic checks for non-compliance, policy adherence and risk scoring raised £20,000 by joining CyLon incubator.
  8. London based InsureTech company Meterian, which provides a simple and straightforward way to assess how secure are your software components raised £20,000 by joining CyLon incubator.
  9. London based FinTech company Wagestream, which enables employees of participating businesses to gain access to funds from their salary packages for a flat fee of £1.75 raised £4.5 million Seed investment from Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.
  10. London based EdTech company Perlego, which call itself Spotify for textbooks raised £3.7 million Series A from ADV, Simon Franks (Lovefilm), Peter Hinssen and Alex Chesterman (Zoopla).
  11. London based Security Tech company Ravelin, which works directly with online merchants and their payment service providers in a bid to decrease losses to fraud and improve orders’ acceptance rates raised £8 millionSeries B from BlackFin Capital Partners, Amadeus Capital Partners, Playfair Capital, Passion Capital and various private investors.

 

Covered by Techcelerate Deal News Edition #12 (w/c 3r September 2018)

A total of £299.72 million was raised by 10 companies over the last 7 days:

  1. Oxford based TransportTech company ByBox, which provides logistical support and locker technology for businesses raised undisclosed growth capital from Francisco Partners.
  2. Bath based SaaS data analytics company MyLife Digital, which helps businesses manage personal data issues raised £5.7 million Series A from BGF (£3 million equity) and  Barclays (£2.7 million debt).
  3. London based PropTech company Unmortgage, which allows those who rents to own the property they rent raised £10 million Seed from Anthemis Exponential Ventures and Augmentum Fintech.
  4. London based Dating company, Lumen which is designed for over 50s raised £3.5 million Seed investment from Andrey Andreev (founder of Badoo).
  5. London based FinTech company OakNorth, which operates ACORN machine raised £78 million Series B lending capital from EDBI and NIBC Bank plus existing backers Clermont Group, GIC and Coltrane Asset Management.
  6. London based FinTech company Monese, which allow people from all over Europe to open a UK current account in minutes raised £46.42 million Series B investment from Paypal, Augmentum Fintech, Avios Group and Kinnevik.
  7. London based security company CybSafe, which helps businesses to improve their cyber security behaviour and reduce cyber risk raised £3.5 million Series A from undisclosed number of investors.
  8. London based Fintech company LendInvest, which runs a property finance marketplace for simple mortgages and smart property loan investments raised £150 million lending capital from Nomura and Magnetar.
  9. London based MusicTech company nSpireMe, which makes learning musical instruments more fun for children raised £300k Pre-Seed from Forward Partners.
  10. London based Fintech company CountingUp, which merges banking and accounting raised £2.3 million Series A from Forward Partners, Frontline Ventures and JamJar Investments.

 

 

2018 August

Covered by Techcelerate Deal News Edition #11 (w/c 27th August 2018)

A total of £52.52 million was raised by 10 companies over the last 7 days:

  1. London based TravelTech company Duffel, which helps bring new experiences to life so that travelling feels like a seamless part of your journey instead of a chore raised £3.63 million from Blossom Capital, Crankstart Foundation (Michael Moritz) and Index Ventures.
  2. London based wearables company Mobilus Labs, which provides frictionless voice communications for teams of any size at any range raised £1 million Seed from Ascension Ventures, Entrepreneur First, Newable Private Investing, LCIF, Wayra and a group of undisclosed business Angels.
  3. London based MarTech company Phrasee, which leverages artificial intelligence to generate optimised marketing copy raised £3.07 millionSeries A led by Albion Capital with follow-on investment from Next Fifteen and angel syndicate Galvanise Capital.
  4. London based HealthTech company Allocate Software, which provides workforce rostering software to NHS and others raised undisclosed amount of growth capital from HgCapital’s Hg8 fund.
  5. London based data and imagery analytics company Hummingbird Technologies, which provides crop analysis software that learns raised £250,000 from Horizons Ventures.
  6. London based MarketPlace company Florence, which provides nursing staff raised £1.2 million from Waverly Capital and Rianta Capital founded by Tom Singh, Founder of New Look.
  7. London based PropTech company Yopa, which provides affordable, quick and simple way to sell your home raised £15.3 million Series D from Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT), Grosvenor Hill Ventures and LSL Property Services.
  8. London based LegalTech Company Apperio, which provides simple and transparent management of your legal work raised £7.67 millionfrom Draper Esprit, Notion Capital and IQ Capital.
  9. London based AI company Pointr, which provides everything from indoor positioning to indoor navigation, augmented reality navigation, location based messaging, indoor analytics and indoor tracking raised £5 million Series A from LivingBridge
  10. London based Fintech company SalaryFinance, which provides loans to employees with repayments collected from salary deductions raised £15.3 million Series B funding from Legal & General Capital and Blenheim Chalcot.

 

Covered by Techcelerate Deal News Edition #10 (w/c 20th August 2018)

A total of £28.92 million was raised by 10 companies over the last 7 days:

  1. Cardiff based Academy of Robotics, which is building an autonomous car that can deliver multiple packages to different addresses without human aid has raised £100,000 under six hours from existing investors rejecting an additional investment of £500,000 offered by them.
  2. London based Tide, one of the first companies to introduce current accounts for businesses and an integration partner of UnifiedVU raised £8 million Series A from Augmentum Fintech (£3 million convertible note) and existing investors.
  3. London based Fintech Welenduswhich is building a short-term consumer peer-to-peer lending platform raised £850,000 from Seedrs.
  4. London based Andersen EVwhich provides expensive and well designed electric car charge points raised £330,000 via Crowdcube.
  5. London based Elginwhich provides a local and national communications hub for live and planned roadworks, road closures and traffic disruptions raised an undisclosed growth capital investment from Bridgepoint.
  6. London based HealthTech startup TestCardwhich has created a ‘Postcard’ with an imbedded, pull-out urine test with mobile app providing immediate results raised £1.32 million Seed from Neo Ventures & Aldhow Capital.
  7. London based Vitalwhich sells premium supplements online raised £1.02 million via CrowdCube.
  8. London based Rotageekwhich provides intelligent employee scheduling software for companies raised £4 million Series A from Mobeus Equity Partners.
  9. London based Fintech company Previse, which uses machine learning to give multinational companies tools and incentives to pay suppliers instantly on receipt of invoices raised £5.3 million Series A from Augmentum Fintech (£2 million), Bessemer Venture Partners and Hambro Perks.
  10. London based data company Duedil (one of the first apps we built on UnifiedVU platform which was later replaced by Companies House App), which is building a complete source of information on private companies and the people behind them raised £8 million Series C from Oak Investment Partners, Notion Capital, Venture Founders and Augmentum Fintech.

 

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Covered by Techcelerate Deal News Edition #9 (w/c 13th August 2018)

A total of £92.39 million was raised by 12 companies over the last 7 days including £300,000 by Techcelerate Specialist Phil Webb and Manchester based Shaping Cloud:

  1. Warwickshire based HealthTech company C7 Health which is led by Techcelerate Specialist Phil Webb providing software and services to help clinicians deliver better care to their patients raised £300,000 Seed funding from Mercia Equity.
  2. Manchester based business software solutions company Shaping Cloudraised £1.4 million growth capital from Greater Manchester Combined Authority (£500,000), Mercia Equity Finance (£750,000) and £150,000 from internal management.
  3. Macclesfield based HealthTech company Rinicare which provides Remote Monitoring and Prediction solutions to Improve Patient Care raised £1 million Seed round from Catapult Venture and the Mercia Equity.
  4. Birmingham based enterprise software company Swoopos which provides mobile point-of-sale systems raised £1.2 million from Foresight Group.
  5. Oxford based HealthTech company Sensyne Health which provides solutions to connect patients, clinicians and researchers, generating large databases of phenotypic data, enabling discovery research and improving patient outcomes raised £60 million via an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on London Stock Exchange (LSE).
  6. Cambridge based HealthTech company Healthera, which Connects with your local NHS pharmacist and manage prescriptions for you and your family raised £3 million Series A funding from ADV and Cambridge Enterprise.
  7. London based FashionTech company Threads raised £15.7 milllion from C Ventures and Highland Europe.
  8. London based MarTech company Right of Reply which protects people’s reputation on the Web by providing online and real world management tools has raised £2 million through an additional equity placing.
  9. London based wellness tech company BioBeats has raised £1.57 millionSeries A funding from IQ Capital, White Cloud Capital and Oxford Sciences Innovation.
  10. London based MarketPlace company Urban Massage which provides personalised professional massage services at your convenience has raised £3.1 million crowdfunding round via Seedrs.
  11. London based HealthTech company Qured which delivers a doctor or physio to your door within two hours raised £770,000 crowdfunding round via Crowdcube.
  12. London based HealthTech company OurPath which uses weight-tracking technology and behavioural science to lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes raised £2.35 million seed funding from Connect Ventures, SpeedInvest, TransferWise co-founder Taavet Hinrikus, Gumtree co-founder Michael Pennington and Ian Hogarth, co-founder of Songkick.

 

 

Covered by Techcelerate Deal News Edition #8 (w/c 6th August 2018)

A total of £25.86 million was raised by 9 companies over the last 7 days:

  1. Harrogate based enterprise software vendor, iPortalis raised an undisclosed amount of growth capital from NorthEdge.
  2. Newcatle-Upon-Tyne based transport marketplace, Who Can Fix My Carraised £4 million Series A from Active Partners, Venrex Investment Management, Shell Technology Ventures and Trevor Chinn.
  3. London based Fintech company, Glint Pay has raised £1.6 million via crowdfunding platform Crowdcube with 17 days left to end.
  4. London based PropTech company, Lyvly raised £3.6 million Series A from Mosaic Ventures and Greg Marsh.
  5. London based robotics tech company, SenSat raised £3.53 million from Force Over Mass, Round Hill Venture Partners and Zag (the venture arm of global creative agency BBH).
  6. London based HealthTech MarketPlace company, Mynurva raised an undisclosed amount of investment from Deepbridge.
  7. London based FashionTech company, Unmade raised £3.13 millioninvestment from Felix Capital, Connect Ventures, LocalGlobe, Carmen Busquets, Backed VC and C4 Ventures.
  8. London based robotics tech company, MovAI raised £3 million seed funding from Isreal based Voila Ventures and San Francisco based NFX.
  9. London based payday loan fintech company, Wonga raised emergency funding round of £10 million from Accel Partners and Balderton Capital to stop the company falling into insolvency.

 

2018 July

Covered by Techcelerate Deal News Edition #7 (w/c 30th July 2018)

A total of £108.73 million was raised by 14 companies over the last 7 days including two from Manchester:

  1. Manchester based LegalTech company, Link App (SaaS) founded by former BBC TV Apprentice star Lauren Riley in 2014 raised £340,000 from Mercia Fund Management and Development Bank of Wales taking total investment to date to £500,000.
  2. Manchester based hosting company, Miss Group raised £6.4 million Series A from BGF.
  3. Chester based EdTech company, Nexus Labs raised undisclosed seed round from GM&C Life Sciences Fund (managed by Catapult Ventures) and Alderley Park Ventures (managed by BioCity) to launch Surgical Teaching.
  4. Shrewsbury based cyber security company, Hazy raised £1.38 million Seed round from UCL Technology Fund (lead investor), Nationwide Building Society, Pentland, Amadeus Capital Partners and AI Seed.
  5. Reading based supply chain company, VirtualStock (SaaS) raised £3.42 million Series A funding under EIS rules increasing post money valuation to £69.5 million.
  6. London based crypto mining company, Argo Blockchain raised £25 million through an IPO.
  7. London based market place company, Macrigi raised £140,000 Seed round.
  8. London based peer-to-peer lender Fintech company, Zopa founded in 2005 raised £44 million.
  9. London based MarTech company, Akkroo raised £1.75 million Series A from Conviction Investment Partners (CIP).
  10. London based SaaS Fintech company, Smartr365 which supplies systems to the UK mortgage intermediary market raised £3 million from Legal and General.
  11. London based data analytics company, Quantexa (SaaS) raised £15.2 million Series B from Dawn Capital, HSBC and Albion Capital.
  12. London based InsureTech company, FloodFlash raised £1.9 million Series A round from LocalGlobe, Pentech Ventures and InsurTech Gateway.
  13. London based ecommerce company, Waldo (contact lenses) raised £3.7 million from PROfounders Capital, YYX Ventures and Tectonic Capital.
  14. London based recruitment market place, Bright Network (connecting students to carrier opportunities) raised £2.5 million from Maven Capital.

 

Covered by Techcelerate Deal News Edition #6 (w/c 23rd July 2018)

A total of £151.69 million was raised by 14 companies over the last 7 days:

  1. Yorkshire based Yboo raised £2 million (25% equity + 75% Debt) from Angelfish Investments.
  2. Cambridge based HealthTech company, Healx raised £7.58 millionSeries A from Balderton Capital, Jonathan Milner and Amadeus Capital.
  3. Bristol based SaaS company, Brightpearl raised £11.4 million growth funding from Cipio Partners, MMC Ventures and Notion Capital.
  4. Cheltenham based Data Analytics company, Ripjar raised unsolicitedamount from Accenture Ventures.
  5. Scotland based HealthTech company, Snap40 raised £6.10 millionSeries A from ADV and MMC Ventures.
  6. Scotland based HealthTech company, Care Sourcer raised £8.50 millionSeries A from Legal & General and ADV.
  7. Milton Keynes based SaaS company, Collision Management Systemsraised £1.25 million from BGF.
  8. London and Athens based HealthTech company, Causaly raised £760,000 Seed from Emerge Education , Matt Clifford, Charlie Songhurst, Marathon Venture Capital.
  9. London based MarTech company, globalwebindex raised £30 millionSeries A from Stripes Group.
  10. London based HealthTech company, Evodental (dental implant specialist) raised £4 million Series A from BGF.
  11. London based FinTech company, CloudTrade (e-invoicing) raised £2 million Series A from Calculus Capital.
  12. London based VR/AR company, Improbable raised £76.3 million growth capital from NetEase (China).
  13. London based InsureTech company, By Miles raised £1 million Seed from JamJar Investments, InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund, insurTech Gateway (Hambro Perks and Lumleys).
  14. London based PropTech company, Reposit raised £500,000 Seed from Weisz Investments and Avonmore Developments.

 

Covered by Techcelerate Deal News Edition #5 (w/c 16th July 2018)

A total of £325 million was raised by 20 companies over the last 7 days including Manchester based ParkCloud:

  1. Manchester based TravelTech company ParkCloud raised £4 million from Mercia Fund Managers.
  2. Lancashire based EnergyTech company, Extreme Low Energy raised £750,000 from Maven Capital Partners.
  3. Cardiff based W2 Global Data raised £1.25 million from Mercia Fund Management, Development Bank of Wales and and TTI Angels.
  4. Bristol based MarTech company, Mention Me raised £5.29 million Series A from Eight Road Ventures.
  5. Birmingham based LegalTech company Clarilis raised £3.10 million from NVM Private Equity.
  6. Birmingham based Travel SaaS company, Click Travel raised undisclosed multi million investment round from BGF.
  7. Cambridge based Software debugging company, Undo raised £10.63 million Series B from Cambridge Innovation Capital. Undo transforms the way your organisation handles software quality issues.  
  8. London based MedTech company Lifebit, which offers reproducible genomics analysis in minutes raised £2.28 million Seed funding from Connect Ventures, Pentech Ventures, Beacon Capital and Tiny.
  9. London based FashionTech company, RangeRoom raised undisclosed investment round from Manchester based Kamani Capital Fund.
  10. London based fitness App, Auro raised £450,000 Seed round.
  11. London based Fintech company, TrueLayer which provides financial APIs raised £5.77 million Series B from Northzone.
  12. London based Fintech company, Tradeteq which connects trade finance originators with institutional investors raised £4.79 million from Accelerate Digital Ventures (ADV).
  13. London based travel market place, Secret Escapes raised £52 million growth equity round from Old Mutual Global Investors.
  14. London based Blockchain startup Provenance raised undisclosed Seed round from Peter Gabriel, Working Capital (lead investor), the Digital Currency Group, Merian Ventures and Plug and Play.
  15. London based messenger app, Guild raise £910,000 Seed from 28 private investors via SeedLegals.
  16. London based eCommerce company, Moteefe raised £1 million from Livingbridge.
  17. London based Hardware and EdTech company Pi-Top raised £11.52 million Series B from Hambro Perks, Committed Capital, Global Brain Corporation, Parkwalk Advisors and existing investors. Pi-Top makes experimenting, coding and building electronics simple, affordable and fun.
  18. London based Fintech company, Greensill raised a whopping £189 million from General Atlantic valuing the company at £1.25 billion and creating another unicorn in the process. The co-founder and CEO of Greensill holds a MBA from Manchester Business School. Greensill provides Supply Chain Finance around the world.
  19. London based Satellite company, Orbex secured £30 million investment from UK Space Agency (UKSA), Sunstone Technology Ventures, High-Tech Gründerfonds, Elecnor Deimos Space, European Space Agency (ESA) and European Commission Horizon 2020 programme. Orbex plans to launch small satellites into orbit from UK spaceport using renewable fuel. 
  20. London based InsureTech company, Digital Risks raised £2.25 million pre-Series A funding from Concentric, Atami Capital, Seedcamp, London Co-Investment Fund and Beazley.

 

Covered by Techcelerate Deal News Edition #4 (w/c 9th July 2018)

A total of £72.46 million was raised by 12 companies including MirrorWeb and Immotion from Manchester:

  1. London based Lending Works raised £2.8 million from Maven Capital Partners, Pollen Street Capital and NVM Private Equity. Lending Works is a peer-to-peer lending platform. #Fintech
  2. London based Voltaware raised £2.5 million from BP Ventures. Voltaware allows you to manage your energy use and reduce your bills. #EnergyTech
  3. Manchester based Immotion Group raises £6 million through an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on London Stock Exchange. Immotion Group provides immersive VR cinematic experiences. #VR/AR
  4. London based Emma closes £420,000 Seed from Kima Ventures, Aglae Ventures (part of the Group Arnault) and angel investors. Emma helps you in avoiding overdrafts, finding wasteful subscriptions and giving the control you need over your finances. #Fintech
  5. London based Olio raised £4.32 million Series A from Octopus Ventures, Accel, Quadia and Quentin Griffiths. OLIO connects neighbours with each other and with local shops so surplus food and other items can be shared, not thrown away. #FoodTech
  6. London based Seatfrog lands £4.5 million Series A from Octopus Ventures and HOWZAT.  Seatfrog allows you to bid for last minute train seat upgrades. TravelTech
  7. London and San Francisco based Tractable closed £18 million Series B from Insight Venture Partners. Tractable reviews accident damages and predicts repair costs to settle claims faster. #InsureTech
  8. London based Story Terrace raised £617,200 from Seedrs crowdfunding. Market place for matching ordinary people with writers. #MarketPlace
  9. London based TaxScouts raises £300,000 from Charlie Delingpole, Charlie Songhurst and Picus Capital. TaxScouts is a bot that helps you understand your personal income tax situation and suggests ways to reduce the tax bill. #Fintech
  10. Edinburg based DYSIS Medical raised £18 million from Lundbeckfonden Ventures. DYSIS Medical provides imaging systems for detection of cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions. #MedTech
  11. London based Moneybox bagged £14 million in funding from Eight Roads, Oxford Capital Partners and Samos Investments. Moneybox app facilitates easy investment of your spare change. #Fintech
  12. Manchester based MirrorWeb raised £1 million investment from Maven Capital Partners. MirrorWeb provides web and social media archiving for business and government. #SaaS

 

Covered by Techcelerate Deal News Edition #3 (w/c 2nd July 2018)

A total of £65.98 million was raised by 7 companies:

  1. Nottingham based blockchain powered Player Lands, a new marketplace for online gamers have secured a £200,000 investment from Mercia Fund Managers.
  2. London based PropTech company eMoove has surpassed the crowdfunding target of £1 million (currently at £1.403 million). Having recently brought together three of the biggest names in digital estate agency into one, Emoov, Tepilo and Urban combined to become the second largest player in the rapidly growing ‘online’ and ‘hybrid’ sector.
  3. London based Fever gets £15.14 million Series C from Atresmedia, Labtech, Accel Partners and 14W Ventures. Fever allows you to discover the best events in your city.
  4. Bought By ManyEurope’s leading insurance technology company secures £15 million in Series B from CommerzVentures, Munich Re, HSB Ventures, Octopus Ventures and Evelyn Bourke. The company negotiates discounts, cashback and freebies with insurers for the things you care about. 
  5. London based FinTech startup Paysend gets £15.14 million to shake up global remittances from MarCorp Financial and existing investors. Paysend is a money transfer platform allowing you to send funds from card to card. 
  6. Durham, North East based SaleCycle secures £11.5 million from BGF. SaleCycle helps marketers increase their conversion rates, recover abandoned sales and drive customer loyalty.
  7. Atomico leads £7.6 million Series A investment into London data startup Oden Technologies with EQT Ventures, Inbox Capital and Seed investors.  Oden provides data acquisition hardware and process analytics software for manufacturers to eliminate waste, increase output and achieve better production.

 

2018 June

Covered by Techcelerate Deal News Edition #2 (w/c 25th June 2018)

A total of £67.75 million was raised by 12 companies including Manchester based Peak:

  1. Welsh startup Talkative raises undisclosed funding round to help businesses connect with online customers from Wesley Clover, Development Bank Wales, angel investors and founding executive team.
  2. London SaaS startup Yoobic gets £18.8 million to expand to the US from Insight Venture Partners and Felix Capital.
  3. AndCo gets £800,000 from angel investors to connect freelancers with unused venue space.
  4. Beringea backs analytics firm Aistemos in £3 million round.
  5. AI powered Signal Media lands £12 million to provide personalised news feeds from GMG Ventures, MMC Ventures, Frontline, Hearst Ventures, Reed Elsevier Ventures and LocalGlobe.
  6. HealthTech startup uMotif closes £2.4 million round led by Albion Capital.
  7. A Million Ads gets £2.3 million to deliver targeted advertisement from GMG Ventures and Edge Investments.
  8. Travel start-up Triptease raised £3.02 million funding from BGF and Notion Capital.
  9. Manchester based data analytics start-up Peak secures further £1.5 million investment from MMC Ventures and Praetura Capital.
  10. Rental platform Movebubble Surpasses £800,000 funding target on Seedrs.
  11. Seedcamp startup LabStep raised £1 million Seed from business angels.
  12. Blockchain powered trade platform TradeIX Secures £12.09 million through Series A funding Round led By ING Ventures, Kistefos, BNP Paribas and Tech Mahindra.

 

Covered by Techcelerate Deal News Edition #1 (w/c 18th June 2018)

A total of £82.05 million was raised by 13 companies including Manchester based Vibe Tickets:

    1. Cardiff based DevOpsGroup raised £3 million from BGF for acquisition of AgileSnap.
    2. London based MyTutor raised £5 million from Mobeus Equity Partners.
    3. London based Beamery raised £21.13 million from EQT Ventures, Index Ventures, Edenred Capital Partners and Angelpad Fun.
    4. London based EdTech company Matr raised £4.75 million from UCL Technology Fund and Downing Ventures.
    5. Manchester based Vibe Tickets raised £0.2 million from Vela Technologies after the pre-pack.
    6. Hull based Moodbeam raised £0.2 million from Mercia.
    7. London based crypto currency open accounting company Xriba has raised £9.57 million in Token Crowdsale which ends on July 7th.
    8. Bristol based HealthTech company Micrima raised £4.4 millionfrom Technology Venture Partners, The Angel CoFund(ACF) and Venture Founders.
    9. London based HealthTech company Live Better With raised £5.31 millionfrom Downing Ventures, Forward Partners and DMG Ventures.
    10. London based enterprise email company Tessian raised £9 millionfrom Balderton Capital, Accel. Amadeus Capital Partners, Crane, LocalGlobe, Winton Ventures and Walking Ventures.
    11. London and San Francisco based SaaS enterprise integration company Tray.io raised £10.65 million from GGV Capital, True Ventures, Mosaic Ventures and AngelPad.
    12. London based Gospel Technology raised £1.4 million in Seed funding from LocalGlobe, Michael Pennington and Vivek Kundra.
    13. London based Cyber Security company Panaseer raised £7.44 million in Series A funding from Evolution Equity Partners, Notion Capital, Albion Capital, Winton Ventures, Paladin Capital Group and Cisco Investments.

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