Investment

Redcentric: Most of Insurers Plan to Invest in New Technology

 Research has today revealed the insurance industry is ready to invest in improving customer experience. The survey by Redcentric found 82 per cent of insurers plan to invest in new technology to address business challenges over the next two years. More than half of those businesses plan on doing so in the next year, while 45 per cent cited improving the customer experience as the main reason for the investment. Read more »

Sancus BMS Group Increases its Shareholding of Platform Black

Platform Black have today announced that their majority shareholder – Sancus BMS Group have increased their shareholding in the firm demonstrating their further commitment to the future of the business in the UK funding market.  The move sees Sancus BMS Group make a further investment in Platform Black through the cash purchase of an additional 10% of Platform Black shares from minority investors, taking its holding from 83.93% to 93.93% at a £3... more Read more »

London & Partners: Leading investment firms commit to UK tech sector

Leading global investment firms have committed to continue investing in the UK’s tech sector saying that London will remain an important destination for investment despite the vote to leave the European Union. Venture capital houses such as Index Ventures, Octopus Ventures, Balderton Capital and Hoxton Ventures are among a wider group of investment firms to pledge their continued support for the UK’s tech sector, with many citing London as an... more Read more »

Sprinklr Raises Fund Value to $1.8 Billion to Help Enterprises Unify Their Front Office

Sprinklr announced $105 million in new funding at a $1.8 billion valuation. The round, which brings the company’s total funding to $239 million, was led by Temasek, a large, Singapore-based investment firm focused on long-term value creation. Wellington Management Company LLP and EDBI, the corporate investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board, also participated along with Sprinklr’s existing investors. Read more »

ZestFinance Receives Strategic Investment from Baidu

ZestFinance has received a strategic investment from Baidu, the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. ZestFinance is a Los Angeles-based company that uses machine learning to transform vast amounts of complex data into credit scores. Artificial intelligence experts and data scientists at both companies plan to work together to apply ZestFinance’s underwriting technology to Baidu’s search, location, and payment data in order to... more Read more »

CreditexchangeTM Receives Investment Boosts from Kuber FinancialTM

Creditexchange, India’s first hybrid digital consumer loans platform and institutional marketplace, has announced that it has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Kuber Financial as part of its $500,000 seed round. Read more »

RSRCHXchange Helps Linear Investments to Improve the Research Procurement Process within MiFID Compliance

Linear Investments has selected RSRCHXchange to enable their hedge fund clientele to access and track research consumption in a MiFID II compliant way. Read more »

WFW Advised North River on a US$5.6m Conditional Investment by Greenstone

International law firm Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised North River Resources plc (“North River”) on a US$5.6m conditional investment by its majority shareholder Greenstone Resources LP (“Greenstone”). North River is a mineral exploration and development company operating in Namibia and Mozambique and currently focused on re-opening its flagship asset, the Namib Lead Zinc Project, on which it is targeting commencement of... more Read more »

Unleashed Software Boosts its Entry into UK with a Fresh Capital

Rapidly expanding New Zealand cloud based company Unleashed Software has boosted its entry into the UK market with a fresh capital injection of $3 million from both existing and new investors. Founded in 2009, the innovative Software as a Service (SaaS) startup already has international presence in major markets like United States and Australia, and has recently announced the opening of its UK office fresh off the back of its latest successful... more Read more »

Post-Quantum Closes £8 million Series a Funding Round

British cyber-security firm Post-Quantum, which specialises in developing defence-grade cyber-security solutions that protect global investment banks and enterprises’ data and communications systems against sophisticated criminal and nation state attacks, has today closed an £8 million Series A funding round. Read more »

D3 Banking Raises $10 million in Capital from West Partners

D3 Banking, the leading innovator in Data Driven Digital™ banking has raised $10 million in capital from West Partners. The investment will help D3 Banking strengthen its team, invest in research and development and continue expanding its hosted platform to keep up with increasing market demand. Read more »

KKR Makes Significant Investment in RES

Resource Environmental Solutions (“RES”), a leader in the ecological solutions market, announced that global investment firm KKR is making a significant investment in RES to support its next phase of growth and development. Read more »

IMB Development Corporation to Make a Partnership Investment in Alder Foods

IMB Development Corporation, a leading private investment firm, today announced it has made a partnership investment in Alder Foods Inc., a woman-owned $56 million food supplier to military markets around the globe, with an existing presence in all key geographic regions worldwide, including Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean Islands, Hawaii, Alaska and the Pacific Rim nations. The investment will allow Alder Foods to accelerate its growth... more Read more »

Fontinalis Partners Reports Investment in Elementum

Fontinalis Partners, LLC, a Michigan-based strategic investment firm, announced today that it has invested in Elementum, a cloud supply chain platform that unifies procurement, logistics, manufacturing, and inventory operations. Elementum maximizes supply chain velocity through the world's Product Graph™ — a digital mapping of the $25T global product economy that provides companies with the real-time information they need to make better... more Read more »

Anthemis and MMI Holdings Form a Global Investment Partnership

Anthemis Group (Anthemis), the leading digital financial services investment and advisory firm, and Exponential Ventures, the newly formed disruptive innovation and venture capital arm of MMI Holdings (MMI), today launched a global investment partnership that will invest in early stage financial wellness companies. MMI has provided the initial €30m commitment while leaving room for other likeminded firms to join the initiative. Read more »

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