Month: February 2020

Seed

Gyana secures £3 million Pre-Series A funding from Fuel Ventures

Mark Pearson (Fuel Ventures), Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, Green Shores Capital, U+I, back Gyana – London’s data science ‘no code’ software firm – with pre A capital. Gyana’s core software enabling ‘data science for everyone – without coding’ London-based data science startup, Gyana, co-founded in 2016 by multi-award winning Oxford MBA scholarship graduates, Joyeeta Das and David Kell – has […]Read More

Greater London

Collective Benefits secures £3.3 million Seed Investment led by Stride.VC

Collective Benefits, the insurance tech platform, raises £3.3m seed round to build the first safety net for the gig economy Portable benefits and insurance products built specifically for the self-employed to solve the growing protection gap  London, UK. 25 February 2020 — Collective Benefits announced today the closing of £3.3 million in funding from Stride.VC […]Read More

Acquisition

BGF exits from Miss Group as Perwyn becomes the majority

BGF has successfully exited its investment in fast-growth web hosting company, Miss Group, as financial backing has been secured from private equity investor Perwyn. Miss Group, which offers services including web hosting, domain registration and VPS to SMEs, received an initial £6.4m from BGF in August 2018. This was followed by a further £13m investment to accelerate its […]Read More

West Midlands

Solid Solutions secures investment from LDC allowing BGF to Exit

Solid Solutions secures significant investment from LDC to accelerate growth strategy Software reseller set to expand footprint and introduce new product and service lines 10 February 2020: Solid Solutions, a market-leading reseller of 3D design software, has secured a minority investment from mid-market private equity investor LDC to accelerate organic growth. As part of the deal, […]Read More

MarTech

Liverpool based LivingLens Exits to Medallia for £20.13 million in

Experience Management Leader Medallia to Acquire Video Feedback Platform, LivingLens Combination Delivers Rich Visual Insights and Sentiment to Drive Continuous Experience Improvements, Loyalty and Revenue SAN FRANCISCO: Medallia, Inc. (NYSE: MDLA), the global leader in experience management, today announced they entered into a definitive agreement to acquire LivingLens, the video feedback platform, to humanize feedback and […]Read More

Seed

Ikarovec secures £2.5 million seed funding led by UK Innovation

Ophthalmic gene therapy company Ikarovec launches with £2.5m seed funding Founded by UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund (UKI2S) with co-investment from LifeArc & Parkwalk to advance a diabetic macular edema gene therapy and other pipeline products Cambridge, February 5 2020: Ikarovec, which is developing novel gene therapies to treat major ophthalmic indications, has launched today […]Read More

eCommerce

OnBuy secures £3 million Seed investment led by Fuel Ventures

OnBuy, the UK-founded Amazon rival secures £3 million investment One of the world’s fastest-growing marketplaces has secured a £3 million investment from a leading London-based VC fund. The platform, unlike its competitors, offers a fairer eCommerce system that benefits both buyers and sellers, and says it will use the investment to double its workforce and […]Read More