Member News

Minerva run their first webcast investment presentation for Genesis Technical Systems

22 May 2012

Minerva Business Angel Network part of The University of Warwick Science Park were delighted to successfully run their first web cast Investment presentation for Genesis Technical Systems to Minerva’s large database of members and other existing investors in Genesis TS.   Read more »

Mills & Reeve advises IQ Capital Partners on a series of investments

22 May 2012

Leading national law firm Mills & Reeve has acted for long-standing client, IQ Capital Partners LLP on investments totalling in excess of £2 million into technology companies Sherston Publishing Group Limited, Rosslyn Analytics Limited and miiCard Limited.

These investments are the latest from The IQ Capital Fund, a £25 million Enterprise Capital Fund managed by IQ Capital Partners. Read more »

LBA member Qi3 accelerator targets High Value Manufacturing Start-ups with 3-day bootcamp

22 May 2012

LBA member, Qi3 Accelerator’s HVM Bootcamp is the UK’s 1st Accelerator Programme to target the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) sector. The 3 day residential programme will help accelerate capital intensive HVM entrepreneurial ventures to investment and early revenues. The programme's leaders and mentors are experienced professionals from the HVM sector and are passionate about accelerating business ventures. Read more »

Congratulations to Semafone for winning the prestigious METAward

22 May 2012

Chertsey, 16 April 2012. Semafone has won the METAward (Merchant Emerging Technology Award) Start-up category.  The award recognises solution providers who deliver the most innovative, cutting edge technology for managing payments and risk in electronic commerce. Read more »

Octopus-backed companies win prestigious digital innovation awards

22 May 2012

Two portfolio companies featured within the Octopus Titan Venture Capital Trust (VCT) were winners at last night’s Guardian Digital Innovation Awards.

SwiftKey, which enhances typing accuracy on smartphones and tablets, continued its recent winning streak by being awarded Best Startup Business. Serial entrepreneur Alex Chesterman also won an award for the Best Startup CEO for property portal Zoopla. Read more »

Mills & Reeve advises innovation fund on two environmentally friendly investments

22 May 2012

Leading national law firm Mills & Reeve has advised the Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF) on two new investments totalling £800,000.

The £500,000 investment in TeraView, one of the world’s leading innovators of 3D imaging using terahertz light radiation, will assist in the development of a system that aims to produce faster results than X-ray as well as being less harmful. In total the investment round raised approximately £3.5 million. Read more »

EC1 Capital closes on its second investment

18 May 2012

BBAA is delighted to announce that EC1 Capital has closed on its second deal, is revolutionising takeaway and giving customers a real alternative to traditional takeaway food of Indian, Chinese or Pizza.  Read more »

Pure Global Receives £100,000 Loan from the Social Impact Co-Investment Fund

16 May 2012

Pure Global Ltd, a Hertfordshire-based social enterprise that have produced the world’s first lever-drive propulsion accessory for manual wheelchairs ‘NuDrive’, have received financing from the Social Impact Co-Investment Fund managed by The FSE Group and lead partner Resonance. Read more »

CamStent’s £500k funding round cornerstoned by £114k investment

9 May 2012

Early Stage Cambridge based polymer coatings specialist CamStent has successfully closed an oversubscribed £400k funding round, closing with subscriptions in excess of £500k. The round was cornerstoned by a £114k investment by new and existing LBA shareholders, including an £18k follow on investment by the LBA EIS Roundtable Syndicate Fund 2011. Investor funds have been supplemented by a £250k non-dilutive grant from the Technology Strategy Board. Read more »

Invoice Traders ‘Platform Black’ Receive Funding from FSE Business Angel Investor Network

8 May 2012

Winchester-based invoice trading company Platform Black have received equity funding from Business Angels in the Investor Network managed by the FSE Group in order to scale the business. Read more »