Investment

Small Business Minister Arranges Meeting with Entrepreneurs at Barclays Notting Hill Eagle Lab

Minister for Small Business, Margot James MP met with businesses in Barclays’ Notting Hill Eagle Lab on Thursday to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by growing SMEs and entrepreneurs. The Barclays’ Eagle Lab is one of nine sites across the UK focussed on supporting businesses through co-working space and providing tools such as 3D printers and laser cutters- aimed to help small businesses with their prototyping and digital skills. Read more »

Fincons Group Awarded for Investment in the UK

Fincons Group, a leading IT Business Consulting and System Integration company, was officially awarded recognition for its investment in the UK. The Group, headquartered in Bern - Switzerland and with different offices in Italy, has recently expanded operations to the UK and opened an office in London.  Read more »

Calypso Signs Agreement With Equinoxe

Calypso Technology, Inc., a leading provider of capital markets and investment management software, announced today that it has signed a utility partnership agreement with Equinoxe Alternative Investment Services, a premium service provider to the alternative investment management industry. Read more »

Klipboard Announces Pre-Series A Investment Round

Klipboard, a London based Mobile Field Service software platform, announced today a Pre-Series A investment round which has brought its total funding to just over $2 million, having previously raised a Seed round of $900,000. The investment was raised from Klipboard’s existing Seattle based Private Equity group and Angel Investors and will be used to boost the growth of the start up in the UK. Read more »

CIP Capital Investments to Create Leading RegTech Platform

Formation of strategic partner to the global financial services industry offering technology-enabled solutions to address a comprehensive range of regulatory and compliance needs.   Read more »

Calibrate Management Investments to Crossflow Payments

Crossflow Payments (Crossflow), the technology driven alternative finance platform delivering innovative supply chain finance solutions, has today announced a significant investment from Calibrate Management (Calibrate), a leading investor focused on early stage, high growth firms. The deal sees Calibrate take a minority equity stake in Crossflow and will provide further firepower as the business continues to execute against its ambitious growth... more Read more »

Exaxe Signs Partnership With Acorn Life

Exaxe, the global award-winning SaaS software solutions provider for the life and pensions industry is delighted to announce the signing of an Enterprise Agreement with Acorn Life DAC, a 100% Irish owned life assurance company offering protection, savings and investment products, for its market leading Illustrate Plus platform. Read more »

LendingRobot Unveils Robo-fund LendingRobot Series

LendingRobot, the first robo-advisor for Alternative Lending built for individual investors, announced today the launch of robo-fund LendingRobot Series. Designed as an alternative to traditional fixed income investments, LendingRobot Series is a one-stop solution that combines cloud-based investment automation, fully transparent fund secured by Blockchain technology and sophisticated machine learning algorithms to provide superior, predictable... more Read more »

Valphi Launches Proprietary Technology Tool Built by DataArt

Valphi and DataArt have today announced the completion of a proprietary technology tool for Paris-based start-up Valphi. The new product will significantly improve decisions taken by financial institutions as it provides world-beating information on investments, served up with state-of-the-art visualisations. Read more »

Aldevron Receives Growth Investment from TA Associates

Aldevron, a contract development and manufacturing organization specializing in the production of plasmid DNA, proteins and antibodies, today announced it has received a growth investment from TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm. Aldevron’s management retains a significant portion of ownership in the company and will continue to run the company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read more »

Credit Suisse Offers Cost-Efficient Way of Trend-Following Fund

With the Credit Suisse (Lux) Multi-Trend Fund, Credit Suisse Asset Management offers investors a cost-efficient way to benefit from rising interest rates and high equity valuations. The trend-following fund strives to generate positive returns in market environments of both falling and rising equity, bond, currency and commodity prices. Read more »

Fifth Third Bank Partners With QED Investors for FinTech Innovation

Fifth Third Bank is partnering with venture capital (VC) firm QED Investors to bring new products and services to their banking customers. The VC firm will advise the Ohio-based bank and support its NorthStar strategy to “enhance offerings through technology”. Tim Spence, executive vice-president and chief strategy officer for Fifth Third Bank says the partnership “should enable us to identify new, high-potential technologies to complement our... more Read more »

Habito, UK’s Digital Mortgage Broker, Raises £5.5m in Series A Funding

ondon-based habito raises money to accelerate rapid growth. Revolutionising the mortgage industry - 20,000 customers helped since April launch. Habito, the UK’s digital mortgage broker, has raised £5.5m in Series A funding led by Silicon Valley-based Ribbit Capital, with participation from existing investor Mosaic Ventures. Habito plans to use the new investment to accelerate its rapid growth, enhance the technology behind its award-winning... more Read more »

EIS Wallet Introduces Online Service to Manage EIS and Investments Digitally

New online service digitalises paperwork for tax relief around Enterprise Investment Schemes The brains behind alternative investments platform CoInvestor have launched a new online service, EISWallet.com, allowing investors and their financial advisers to record and manage all of their Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and unlisted investments digitally for the first time. Read more »

Swimlane Secures $6 Million to Drive Growth into Fast-growing Automated IT Security Operations Market

Swimlane, a leader in automated incident response and security orchestration, today announced it raised an additional $3 million in funding completing a total of $6 million in Series A funding led by a private group, including a mix of Colorado-based angel investors and industry experts. Read more »

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