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...

Neighbourly raises £3m Series A investment to accelerate growth and impact

Neighbourly Ltd, the award-winning community investment and engagement platform has secured Series A funding from Guinness Asset Management. Neighbourly connects businesses with thousands of vetted local charities and good causes across the UK and Ireland through a technology platform...

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...