Investment Update: £12 million raised in August across 22 South West companies

I started writing this update last week and had a cracking introduction (even if I do say so myself) lamenting the lack of Indian Summer… and now a week later I’m starting to wonder whether my writing has special weather influencing powers! In the meantime though, you’ll be glad to hear that the investment news […]

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South West Investment Update: Nobody puts July in a corner

Regular readers may remember that I celebrated £90 million+ raised in equity funding by businesses across the Southwest in June. Well, it seems that the celebration was perhaps a little premature because, in July, we nearly doubled that amount! Yes, you heard me right, companies raised a little over £176 million in equity funding in […]

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Investment Update: June equity boom!

What a month! More than £90 million pounds has been raised between 20 South West companies since the start of June. Often with such a big total, you would expect that one company had scooped the vast majority but this month it is particularly pleasing that nine of those companies raised £1 million or more. […]

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Quarterly Investment Briefing Summer 2021: Investment Funds

Over the last few years, the Quarterly Investment Briefing metronome has given me a rhythm with which to investigate and revisit topics ranging from angel investment to diversity and most recently, the availability of funds who invest in the South West. The Quarterly Investment Briefing (affectionately known as the QIB) is an event series designed […]

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Investment Update: April money showers?

In April 2021 we didn’t see the same downpour of funding into the West of England as in earlier months. In fact, April saw just eight companies raised £4.5m in equity investment between them. Ranging from polymers to protect plants from scorching to financial services and bubble wrap, there really was a brilliantly wide range […]

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Investment Update: Springing into March

Wow, what a month – it certainly should be a time for a celebration as Spring has arrived and nearly £19m equity investment has been secured in the last few weeks in the West of England. We have seen companies from pharmaceuticals to radio technology, and much more between, announcing their new funding publicly, read […]

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Quarterly Investment Briefing: Angel investment

Securing angel investment is a challenge that has long been highlighted in the South West. This is a region known for its significant number of high net worth individuals (3rd in the ranking after London and the South East according to the UK Business Angels Association) but their residence here doesn’t seem to make it […]

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A potted history of investment support in the South West

As we almost come to the end of Investment Month at TechSPARK, we wanted to take a look back on how the resources for investment support have evolved throughout the years. And we thought there was no one better to do the job than Investment Activator, Briony Phillips. Check out her breakdown here! Access to […]

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