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Investment update: September 2021 – £14million raised between 20 South West companies

With September already rapidly disappearing into the rear view mirror (and only 3 months left until the end of 2021) I’m taking a few moments to reflect on the successes in equity investment in the South West in the last 30 days. Did you see the headlines about Perceptual Robotics, a company based in UWE’s […]

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Payaca secures £331k investment from Blackfinch

Payaca, an innovative financial technology company which has created a digital job management platform that helps service and trade-based businesses streamline operations and deliver first-class customer service, has secured £331k in investment from Blackfinch Ventures. Targeted at small to medium sized businesses to increase their chances of winning work, Payaca’s mobile and web apps allow users to produce interactive quotes, provide built-in finance options, and to integrate seamlessly with accounting and payments services.  Founded in Bristol in 2020 by entrepreneur and CEO Matt Franklin the platform boasts a unique blend of sales CRM, job management, payments and […]

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Views For Change receives £180k investment transform advertising for good

Views For Change, the Adtech For Good platform, has announced £180k investment in a pre-seed round from a group of experienced angel investors to transform the way brands improve their advertising performance for good. You may like:  Tech for Good Bristol & Bath: Green Energy The innovative platform embeds charity donation rewards into advertising engagements; […]

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Quarterly Investment Briefing: People-power

On Thursday 23rd September, we gathered virtually for the third investment briefing of 2021. Our theme for the event was ‘people-powered investment’ which meant that we had a particular focus on the power of diversity in the process of successfully launching, funding and scaling a business. We talked about the advisors and professionals that support […]

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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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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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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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Karshare Announces £3m Investment For Expansion

Karshare, the community car-sharing app, has announced a £3million pre-series A round. In addition to existing strategic investors Fullbrook Thorpe, Adjuvo Syndicate and other angel investors. Karshare is delighted to announce a significant investment by Saracens Football Rugby Club owner Nigel Wray. Wray said: “We are delighted to be backing Andy Hibbert and his team […]

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Bath based fintech Dancerace plc takes investment from Newable

Dancerace has announced that they are the first software investment from Newable Capital. This follows their existing interests in medicine, AI, space and robotics technology. Newable, supports UK growth companies with funding, advice and resources. This comes on the tail of over £176m invested in the area in July! Dancerace selected Newable Capital for its commitment to supporting […]

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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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