Member News

Catapult has led a £1.2m investment round into BioFilm Holdings Ltd

10 January 2012

BioFilm Holdings Ltd is a leading developer and manufacturer of thin dissolving film based products located near Glasgow, alongside existing investor Tate & Lyle Ventures. Read more »

Harbottle & Lewis advises PROfounders Capital on easyCar "Car Club" project

6 January 2012

Venture capital firm, PROfounders Capital, has joined forces with easyCar to introduce the Car Club to the UK in 2012. Harbottle & Lewis advised PROfounders Capital on the legal aspects of the project. Read more »

Envestors Rising Stars

7 December 2011

The London Envestors team is delighted to announce the launch of its Rising Stars programme. Rising Stars helps high quality early stage companies that are looking to raise funding of up to £300,000. The programme incorporates investment readiness, a 2-day ‘Get Fit for Funding’ Course, a dedicated eBulletin, and a quarterly investment marketplace event. If you would like further information about the Envestors Rising Stars programme, please contact Tom Billings, Read more »

£125K investment from a London Business Angel Syndicate helps close Michelson Diagnostic’s £1.92m Series A Round

1 December 2011

Kent based medical devices specialist, Michelson Diagnostic, has closed a £1.92m Series A round which included a £125k follow on investment from a syndicate of existing LBA shareholders, taking the total investment into the company since 2007 by LBA members to over £1.2m. Further LBA investment is scheduled for the next month too. Read more »

Leisure and Medical Sectors Provide Strong Return for Beer Investors

1 December 2011

In a countercyclical achievement, investors from the Beer & Partners angel community have recently attained up to 100% pa returns for two companies, based in the Medical and Leisure sectors. Read more »

Beer & Partners secures deal with Brighton Ice Rink

1 December 2011

Beer & Partners are pleased to announce that a small consortium of investors participated in a mix of equity and loan financing totalling £300,000. An initial round was completed in October 2010, followed by additional funding in November 2011.

Beer & Partners close on deal with a Bioscience Company

30 November 2011

Beer & Partners have closed on a round of £25,000 for an algae-to-neutraceuticals company. It has attracted increasing interest since Beer first raised startup capital for it in Q2 2009. It is now approaching seven-figure revenues, is cashflow-positive, is enjoying vigorous growth in demand for its initial product 'Astaxanthin' and is likely to be capacity-constrained for the foreseeable future. Read more »

Significant investment from LBA “Superangel “ Bruno Deschamps helps cornerstone Solus Scientific’s £700k funding round

30 November 2011

Early stage Glasgow based bacteria detection specialist, Solus Scientific, has closed a circa £700k funding round which included a significant investment by LBA "superangel" Bruno Deschamps, Chairman & CEO of Entrepreneurs Partners LLP and EP Capital Ltd. The company, which presented to the LBA network in December 2010, is commercialising novel intellectual property in microbiological testing for pathogens such as Salmonella and Listeria. The company’s technology significantly reduces food time testing to 16 to 20 hours from 48 hours. Read more »

Beer & Partners close on deal with Seismic Datastore & Consultancy

30 November 2011

This client initially failed to invest at Beer & Partners Investment fair in November 2010 but interest was subsequently found from a new investor joining the company database during 2011 who has now invested £100,000. The investment enabled the company to secure an EFG loan of £70,000 and total funding of £170,000 enabled the compnay to exploit a business critical market gap.

Investor Briefing: New Business Models for a Sustainable Economy

29 November 2011

Date & Time: Tuesday 29 November, 5.30pm - 9.00pm

Venue: 1 St-Martins-le-Grand, London, EC1A 4NP


Forbury Investment Network and Rushlight Events are delighted to announce our fifth investor briefing on November 29th: an evening focussing on new business models for a sustainable economy.  Read more »