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Robotic technology: Cyberhawk provides land surveying services

Flying robots company Cyberhawk Innovations backed by venture capital firm

A £1.25 million investment led by Scottish Equity Partners will be used by Cyberhawk Innovations to create new jobs and products.

Deal leads: (L-R) Carl Holst-Roness, Eldon Jobe and Rebecca Crawford

New hires on the cards for RecruitmentForce following £225,000 investment round

Software business RecruitmentForce has now raised over £500,000 of venture capital investment following a third Northstar Ventures-led deal.

Green future: Amalyst is banking on a surge in hydrogen fuel cell cars

UCL spin-out fuel cell business gets venture capital investment

Amalyst has secured the capital it needs to roll out its low-cost electrocatalyst aimed at use in fuel cells and water electrolysers.

US vs. UK: Sumner Murphy moved to London from New York to found his start-up

Tech City firm Mobento closes biggest education technology seed round ever

An education technology start-up created by an American entrepreneur has netted £1.1 million of seed capital.

Healthcare work: Perfecus Biomed conducts microbiological testing on bacteria

Perfectus Biomed signs up two venture capital backers for infection treatment development

The £25 million North West Fund for Biomedical has made its 57th investment to date through the backing of Perfectus Biomed.

Rock 'n' Roll: Bruce Dickenson has extensive training as a pilot

Iron Maiden vocalist secures investment fuel for his Cardiff Aviation business

An aviation business set up by Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickenson has secured a £5 million investment from a group of backers including Finance Wales.

Breakthrough: Index Ventures believes the new drug could save millions of lives

Index Ventures closes its biggest life sciences investment in heart attack prevention drug

An $11 million investment from Index Ventures will be used to develop an anticoagulant drug aimed at preventing heart attacks and strokes without causing bleeding.

Roll out: LDC and Forest Holiday's deal leads at Blackwood Forest site opening

Forest Holidays uses fresh LDC investment to open new cabin site in Hampshire

LDC portfolio company Forest Holidays has netted follow-on funding from its private equity backer to aid its roll-out.

Middle and right: WorldDesk founders Jonathan Chesney and Claire Moore

Belfast start-up WorldDesk adds $1.25 million of investment to expand footprint

Irish start-up investor Lough Shore Investments has joined a $1.25 million backing of WorldDesk, the second time it has supported the business.

Web tools: SEO is used by firms to measure the effectiveness of investment

BrightEdge takes VC takings up to $63.9 million as it looks to build SEO platform

A search engine optimisation business with bases in California, London and New York has raised $42.8 million in venture capital.

Hotel communications: Fourteen IP is working with the Kempinski Hotel in Vienna

Management break-out business Fourteen IP secures £500,000 venture capital investment

A business set up by three former colleagues has received a funding boost from the North West Fund for Venture Capital.

Payment options: iZettle eliminates the need for standard chip and pin devices

iZettle forms partnership with Banco Santander as part of €5 million investment

Mobile payments business iZettle has added to the list of venture capital backers it has by securing a new corporate investment partner in the form of Banco Santander.

Cloud communications: Tech entrepreneur Jeff Lawson set up Twilio in 2007

Redpoint Ventures joins as lead in $70 million VC round for Twilio

A $70 million Series D funding round for Twilio will support its ongoing product development and marketing efforts.

Social monetisation: SocialBro allows businesses to make money from Twitter

Twitter monetisation start-up SocialBro closes Series A round

Google Campus-headquartered SocialBro has secured the backing of Scottish Equity Partners and its two original angels.

UK start-up: YPlan provides ideas for nights out in London, and soon New York

YPlan banks $12 million Series A six months after launch ahead of New York push

Having only been launched in November 2012, London-based technology start-up YPlan has closed one of the largest Series A rounds in Europe during 2013.

Software start-up: Dexplora team with Hampus Jakobsson second from left

Entrepreneur who sold business to BlackBerry secures VC and angel backing for new venture

Hampus Jakobsson has secured the backing of two venture capital firms and a host of angel investors as he looks to launch his Dexplora business in the UK and the US.

Oil and gas: ZiLift is tapping into the off-shore natural resources market

Corporate venture deal for Scottish firm ZiLift takes VC backers to seven

ZiLift has become the latest Aberdeen-based business to secure venture capital backing, this time from the corporate venturing arm of Saudi Aramco.

Retail entrepreneurs: WorldStores founders (L-R) Joe Murray and Richard Tucker

WorldStores takes VC fundraising to £21 million through latest Serena Capital-led deal

A Series C round worth £10 million has been secured by WorldStores as part of the online retailer's efforts to grow its supplier network.

Qriously team: L-R Abraham Müller (CTO) and Christopher Kahler (CEO)

Accel Partners continues with commitment to London by leading Qriously’s latest funding round

Contributions from Spark Capital and Accel Partners are part of a $3.5 million (£2.3 million) investment which is set to fuel the expansion of Qriously's US and European footprint.

Deal leads: L-R Phil Murray (Petrotechnics CEO) and Mike Sibson (BGF director)

Business Growth Fund taps into growing Aberdeen-based oil and gas software scene

The Business Growth Fund has upped its activity in Scotland and has now invested £24.1 million into the region.

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