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Cashcade founders launch digital gaming venture fund

The two founders of Cashcade, an online gambling marketing company which owns a raft of bingo websites, have secured a £15 million investment to launch a venture capital fund that will back digital monetised gaming start-ups.

mydeco founder Brent Hoberman

Hoberman’s mydeco secures eVenture investment

Home interiors website mydeco, founded by’s Brent Hoberman, has secured investment from pan-Atlantic private equity company eVenture Capital Partners.

Former Dragons' Den investor James Caan

Business TV shows unrealistic about enterprise

Entrepreneurial television shows such as The Apprentice and Dragons’ Den could be damaging UK enterprise because they promote ‘an unrealistic view’ of business, research finds.

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Ambitious Minds

Google Ventures and PROFounders back Echoecho

Mobile application developer Echoecho will embark on further product development, hiring and scaling operations after securing $750,000 (£470,000) in seed funding.

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Mark Pearson ‘actively investing’

The founder of online discount business MyVoucherCodes, Mark Pearson, has upped his angel investing activities.

Envestors closes £1 million fundraising for Olly

Business angel network Envestors has closed a £1 million fundraising for Olly Limited, the company that produces animated children's TV series Olly the Little White Van.

Lyceum Capital's Compact acquires

Compact Media Group, an independent entertainment rights administrator, has acquired rights consultancy for an undisclosed amount in a deal backed by private equity investors Lyceum Capital.


A new lesson in IP

Google’s multibillion-dollar buy of Motorola Mobility should teach all businesses a valuable lesson – know the value of your intellectual property.

US and Asian expansion for angel-backed Decibel

Decibel Music Systems, a technology company that uses artificial intelligence to create music computer applications, has secured a second round of financing as the business ramps up product development and pursues overseas sales.


Ingenious positioning to sell festival stakes

Entertainment-focused VCT manager Ingenious Ventures is positioning to exit some of its music festival investments before the end of the year.

Webpromoter360 secures Tom Maxfield and £72,000

Serial entrepreneur Tom Maxfield has joined start-up search engine optimisation software business Webpromoter360 as the company secures a £72,000 investment from Northstar Ventures.

Passion Capital backs wireWAX

Early-stage investment fund Passion Capital has backed software-as-a-service business wireWAX, which enables people to tag video online, with a growth capital investment.



Photo sharing app EyeEm closes seed round

EyeEm, a smartphone camera and photo sharing application, has closed a seed round backed by London-based Passion Capital and pan-European investors Wellington Partners.

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