Category: Features

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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Guest blog: Tips on securing investment from businesses with a track record of success

If you’ve read Unfold’s post on how to approach investors, you’ll know that funding is something which you should attempt to preempt the need for wherever possible to give yourself time to set the foundations for successful bids in the future. Below they’ve given a summary of the most common ways of gaining a capital […]

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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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Video: 2020 Investment analysis from UKBAA and Beauhurst

In our last Quarterly Investment Briefing of 2020, Investment Activator Briony Phillips spoke with experts from the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) and Beauhurst to gain some insight and analysis on what 2020 was like for investment. In this first video Rod Beer, Managing Director of UKBAA shares a South West focused analysis of their […]

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Silicon Gorge Profile: Bot-Hive

Alongside this year’s Silicon Gorge: Autumn Edition we’re publishing profiles of a few of the companies that have made it through to the heats. This week it’s Bristol-based Bot-Hive. Here to answer our questions is Bot-Hive Co-founder and CEO, Jaques Bonfrer. What does your company do? Bot-Hive helps first-time buyers choose the right automation solution […]

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Investment Update: November, quality over quantity

Gosh, November seems to have vanished in a blur of fallen leaves, country walks (whatever the weather), freshly baked Christmas cakes and a lot of sitting at my desk – what about yours?  November is also the first month in 2020 when I have no news of successful equity investments to share for the West […]

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Silicon Gorge Profiles: Agrantec

Alongside this year’s Silicon Gorge: Autumn Edition we’re publishing profiles of a few of the companies that have made it through to the heats. This week it’s Bristol-based SaaS food traceability company, Agrantec. Here to answer our questions is Agrantec Founder & Director Martn Coates. What does your company do? Agrantec is a SaaS food […]

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