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...

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...

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,...

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...

Albotherm raises £370k investment to develop tech for the fight against climate change

Albotherm, a University of Bristol spin-out company developing passive cooling technologies to reduce energy usage in Agriculture and the Building (Construction / Architecture) sector, announced today the completion of a £370k ($500k) seed funding round. The funding will support the...

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...

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...