Maven Capital Partners (Maven), one of the UK’s most active private equity houses, has led the GBP2.6 million investment in cloud-based internal communication and employee engagement platform Oak Engage Limited (Oak).
Single.Earth – a tokenisation platform that enables forests, wetlands, and other planetary resources to generate profit for landowners by selling them as carbon and biodiversity credits, instead of raw materials – has secured USD7.9 million in seed funding.
Munich-based AgTech start-up Agrando has completed its Series A with an investment of EUR12 million, the highest Series A amount ever raised by a European agribusiness.
The Life Sciences Investment Programme, previously announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has opened for applications from fund managers. To be delivered by British Patient Capital, a commercial subsidiary of British Business Bank, the programme will bring more large-scale specialist UK focused fund managers to market, increasing the supply of venture growth finance to UK life sciences companies.
QV Bioelectronics (QV) – a medical device start-up pioneering a first of its kind electric field therapy implant for the treatment of the most common and aggressive type of brain tumours, has closed a GBP735,000 seed funding round to advance the development of its innovative GRACE implant.
Toqio has raised a seed round of EUR8 million from Seaya Ventures, Speedinvest and SIX FinTech Ventures, to scale its global financial SaaS platform. The company makes it easier for any business to quickly launch financial solutions, removing the need to build and manage complex software solutions through its platform and marketplace.
New data from the BioIndustry Association (BIA) and Clarivate shows that the UK’s biotech and life sciences sector is on the cusp of a golden age driven by strong demand from global investors for UK innovation, with GBP1.56 billion invested in the last quarter (March 2021 – May 2021).
Forward Partners, a London-based venture capital firm, is to to seek admission of its shares to trading on AIM, a market of the London Stock Exchange (Admission).
StepEx raises GBP1.1m to widen access to postgraduate and technical education with “next-generation” student finance
StepEx, the only FCA-regulated fintech startup that provides affordable student finance based on future earnings rather than debt, has raised GBP1.1 million in pre-seed funding.
Balderton Capital has appointed Adrian Rainey as its new Operating Partner. Rainey will work closely with Balderton’s Limited Partners and oversee the firm's internal operations.