The Apprentice reject Luisa Zissman has obtained the funding she failed to net on the BBC reality TV show by using angel investors.
Fashion website Boticca.com has closed its Series A funding round, with contributions coming from MMC Ventures, ISAI and a number of high net worths.
London-based technology company SwiftKey has closed its Series B funding round and netted $17.5 million of growth capital.
A Series B venture capital financing round worth £15 million has been led by Fidelity Biosciences and Novo A/S.
London start-up Sooqini has closed its maiden seed funding round having been bootstrapped since founding in 2011.
Balderton Capital and Ventech are being joined by publishing business Condé Nast as investors in London and Paris-based Vestiaire Collective.
Mobile commerce platform MoPowered has closed its last round of venture capital funding ahead of a planned listing on London's Alternative Investment Market.
Girl Meets Dress, a service which allows users to rent luxury garments, has secured its first round of funding with help from Global Founders Capital.
Luxury toiletries manufacturer Arran Aromatics has become the third August investment for the Business Growth Fund.
Balderton Capital has contributed to an undisclosed seed funding round for 3D Hubs to coincide with the company's launch.
The Business Growth Fund has added a low-cost gym offering to its growing portfolio through a £5 million transaction.
Online wine retailer Naked Wines has secured itself $10 million of new funding to go after the US and Australian markets.
A $5 million (£3.2 million) funding round for online marketing business TagMan has received commitments from Greycroft Partners and iNovia Capital.
Cloud-based business Lockbox has closed its latest seed funding round and will now begin expanding its team.
Molecular diagnostics business Biofortuna has closed another round of venture capital funding so that it can target the US market.
The Business Growth Fund has closed its second August investment and added another IT and technology business to its portfolio.
A Huddersfield-based start-up has netted the angel capital it needs to launch its new business offering in the UK.
Web marketing software business 4th aspect has now raised £750,000 since its foundation following its latest funding round.
Finance Wales has built on its recent partnership with IP Group by making a new investment in the environmental management sector.
A start-up accelerator in France has become the latest beneficiary of investment capital from Index Ventures.
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