Member News

Angels Return to the Theatre

14 February 2012

Angels are making a welcome return to their origins. UK business angel network Beer & Partners are delighted to report that a ten-strong syndicate of their registered investors have recently delivered a £400,000 investment to a West End theatre production company. Read more »

Artesian Solutions Raises £2 Million in Financing

14 February 2012

Artesian Solutions ("Artesian"), a leading provider of cloud-based Social CRM and brand surveillance software, today announced that Octopus has invested £2Million to support Artesian's explosive growth as market demand for social CRM solutions continues to climb. Luke Hakes of Octopus will be joining the Artesian Board. Read more »

Mills & Reeve advise on £1.2 million of investments from North West Fund for Biomedical

14 February 2012

National law firm Mills & Reeve has helped successfully close the latest three investments for fund manager SPARK Impact Limited from the North West Fund for Biomedical, totalling in excess of £1.2 million. The funding rounds have together raised more than £2.5 million. Read more »

Certivox has acquired Shamus Software Limited

14 February 2012

Well known Cryptographer Dr. Michael Scott to Lead CertiVox Laboratories

Information security company, Certivox, has acquired Shamus Software Limited - creator of the renowned MIRACL cryptographic library.
MIRACL is used to build highly secure ‘number-theoretic cryptography' and its users include Microsoft, Siemens and Samsung.
Shamus Software CEO Dr. Michael Scott appointed as Certivox's chief cryptographer and the director of Certivox Laboratories. Read more »

Go Beyond Launches Virtual Business Angel Network

13 February 2012

On 1 February 2012, Go Beyond launched its first Virtual Business Angel Network with an Awareness Seminar and Investment Meeting.  14 investors from the US, Poland, UK, Switzerland, Italy, Norway, France and Russia logged in to the meeting for presentation pitches from 2 selected entrepreneurs, based in the UK and New Zealand, respectively. Read more »

The Suffolk Investor Club celebrates its first year

9 February 2012

The Suffolk Investor Club celebrates its first year in operation with its fifth investment which is in Adiposet Ltd, a company spun out from University College Suffolk that looks set to revolutionise reconstructive surgery. Read more »

Are you an early stage SME entrepreneur? Looking for funding or seeking strategies for growth?

9 February 2012

Specially tailored with the entrepreneurial market in mind and based on the curriculum of the award winningReady for Equity ! Academy, these seminars are aimed at addressing these major issues.

Using a combination of slides, case studies and personal experiences, four half day seminars are being delivered by the FSE Group (, under the umbrella title “Going for Growth”. Read more »

North Yorkshire software company breaks new ground thanks to investment

8 February 2012

A software company based in North Yorkshire is expanding rapidly thanks to an investment received after taking part in the Venturefest Yorkshire 2011 Investment Competition, organised by Yorkshire Association of Business Angels (YABA). Read more »

Private Investor Injects Cash Into Struggling Business

7 February 2012

Although it’s January and cold outside the immediate future is no longer bleak for the supplier of cookers and horticultural equipment company we were recently engaged to raise funds for.

Beer & Young specialise in raising capital urgently for SME’s requiring our help. We have an unrivaled network of private investors looking to invest funds, taking the stress off you and enabling your company to focus on the more important things like growth and future profits. Read more »

£643k investment by LBA anchors Phase Vision’s £1.5m funding round, marking the 17th deal that LBA has closed in 2011 with total investment of over £10m into the early stage market

31 January 2012

Loughborough based industrial inspection instrumentation company Phase Vision has closed a £1.5m funding round which was anchored by a £643k investment by LBA, including a £100k investment by the LBA EIS roundtable syndicate fund. The deal marks the 17th and biggest deal that LBA has closed in 2011 and takes LBA’s total level of investment in 2011 to circa £3.2m with co-investment of another £7m into the early stage market. Read more »