Bristol green robotics startup raises £1.6m

Bristol robotics company, Perceptual Robotics, is slashing the cost of maintaining wind turbines is flying high after securing £1.6million in its latest funding round. Perceptual Robotics uses autonomous drones to map turbines, before passing the images onto a cloud-based artificial intelligence system which processes them to detect damage. The company’s founders, who met at the […]

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One week to go for Silicon Gorge 2021 applications!

There is only one week left to apply for the 2021 Autumn edition of Silicon Gorge Investor Showcase! Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to accelerate your business to its next level – apply to take part here. The Investor Showcase is open to Tech & Creative companies based in the South West of […]

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Stratiphy overfunds their crowdfunding campaign within 2 hours of going live

Founded at the start of the pandemic in March 2020, Stratiphy is a SETsquared-backed startup which is crowdfunding to democratise personalised investment strategies. The Silicon Gorge finalists kicked off their crowdfunding campaign with a flying start as co-founders Daniel Gold and Nikki Hawkes celebrated raising over their £200k target in less than 2 hours after […]

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Moneyhub raises it’s largest investment round to date with a total of $18m

Moneyhub, the market-leading Open Finance data, intelligence and payments platform, today announces its largest investment round to date, a total of $18m, to fuel its rapid expansion into new markets. You may like: Meet 8 women who have raised investment in the South West Sir Peter Wood, British entrepreneur and innovator, is leading the investment […]

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Ferryx win Best Elevator Pitch award at Tech-Xpo 2021

Ferryx, a biotech company tackling gastrointestinal inflammation, pitched alongside ten other startups from Bristol’s world-leading tech scene to win ‘Best Elevator Pitch’ at SETsquared Bristol’s Tech-Xpo on Wednesday 30 June. You may like: Bristol startup Ferryx partners with AB Agri to trial animal probiotics SETsquared Bristol is a University of Bristol-led incubator, supporting the growth […]

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Virti raises $10m to optimise human performance for the global workforce

Digital training platform Virti has raised $10m in a Series A to further its goal of improving human performance using world-class interactive technology. The round was led by deeptech investors IQ Capital and joined by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a new, UK-based learning technology VC fund. You may like: Exciting VR and gaming studios to […]

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KETS Quantum Security raises £3.1 million to keep data safe

KETS Quantum Security has raised a £3.1 million round to bring to market hardware to protect data from a new generation of cyberattacks that will use quantum computers to break through all existing encryption protections. Progress in the field of quantum computing has been advancing exponentially over the past decade. With that progress, the threat of […]

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Immersive Labs raises $75m to accelerate data platform

Immersive Labs, the company empowering organisations to measure and improve cybersecurity skills across technical and non-technical teams, today announced it has closed $75m in Series C funding led by new investors Insight Partners alongside Menlo Ventures, Citi Ventures and existing investor Goldman Sachs Asset Management. The investment will accelerate the delivery of a progressive new Cyber Workforce Optimization platform. With […]

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Investment Update: Funding that landed in May in the South West

Each month I have the pleasure of reviewing the successful equity funding news across the West of England and wider South West. Drawing on data ably compiled by our friends at Beauhurst, it’s always interesting to see how many companies have raised equity funding and to what degree. In May, 11 companies had success with […]

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AutonoMe secures £400k investment to expand support to vulnerable people

Bristol-based educational technology developer AutonoMe has raised over £400k in its latest funding round to further enhance its support for vulnerable people in Education and Social Care settings, proving yet again that investment in the region is booming. The investment, which has been made by City Funds, South East Angels, Bristol Private Equity Club and […]

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