Category: Bristol

Silicon Gorge Investment Showcase Applications Are Now Open!

The Silicon Gorge Investment Pitching competition will allow 12 of the most exciting early-stage tech and creative startups in the South West and South Wales the opportunity to pitch to a room of investors from across the region and beyond at an Investor Showcase on 10th November 2021. Applications to take part are open from […]

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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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TravelLocal merges with trip.me to create global online marketplace for tailor-made travel

TravelLocal, has announced that it has merged with Berlin-based trip.me, and raised additional funding from existing growth investors. The merger creates significant online marketplaces for tailor-made travel, with a strong presence in English-language and German-language markets. Given the anticipated boom in demand after the pandemic both management teams and their investors see a once-in-a-generation opportunity […]

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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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Meet 8 women who have raised investment in the South West

In honor of International Women’s Day and Investment Month at TechSPARK, we’ve put together a list of 8 amazing women – both founders and CEOs – who have successfully secured funding in the South West for their techie companies. The data shows that women are less likely to raise investment than their male counterparts, so […]

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Kaedim, University of Bristol spinout, has successfully raised their pre-seed round

Bristol-based Kaedim, a deep tech startup developing AI technology to make it simpler, faster and cheaper to create high quality 3D assets for games, films, and more, has raised their substantial pre-seed round only 6 months after it was awarded top prize in the University of Bristol’s New Enterprise Competition. Konstantina Psoma and Roman Bromidge founded […]

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