Category: IAP

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 been made by City Funds, South East Angels, Bristol Private Equity Club and […]

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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 development of Albotherm’s Variable Shading System, a temperature responsive glass coating that reflects sunlight and […]

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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 their new funding publicly, read […]

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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 residence here doesn’t seem to make it […]

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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 that facilitates the donation of volunteer time, redistribution of surplus products and grant funding to make […]

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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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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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