All Fundraising Deals

Clinical research: The inventor of the SnapFast£ system, Ryan Cawood

'Lego for DNA' biotech start-up secures £150,000 of SEIS capital from Mercia

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) has allowed biotechnology business Oxford Genetics to net £150,000 of new funding.

New hire: Invenias provides software for the recruitment space

Cloud business Invenias secures MMC Ventures and Mark Farmer as investors

Venture capital firm MMC Ventures has made another play in the cloud computing market by backing Reading-based Invenias.

Biomedical market: Absynth is developing vaccines to treat bacterial infections

Spin-out biomedical business gets SPARK Impact-led investment

The North West Fund for Biomedical and Fusion IP are coming together to back the growth ambition of University of Sheffield spin-out Absynth Biologics.

More to come: The investment is part of a larger Series A round

Gaming analytics venture targets US and Euro markets with new investment capital

A funding round worth $1.3 million has seen contributions from investors including Par Equity and STV Group.

World play: Scoopshot uses 280,000 mobile and 1,100 professional snappers

Top-selling photographer Yuri Arcurs invests in crowdsource image platform Scoopshot

The world's top selling stock photographer has invested $1.2 million into Scoopshot, a business which will be going up against traditional stock photo libraries and agencies.

SME loans: FundingKnight was set up due to a lack of high street bank lending

SME loan crowdfunding platform FundingKnight closes its own investment round

Crowdfunding platform FundingKnight has secured £1.5 million of investment for itself and given away a 20 per cent equity stake.

Bright sparks: Captify Media founders Dominic Joseph (28) and Adam Ludwin (25)

Panoramic Growth Equity backs young entrepreneurial team at Captify Media

A sixth commitment from the Panoramic Enterprise Capital Fund I has seen the new investment firm back Captify Media.

New horizons: YSC is targeting growth in the emerging markets

YSC investment takes ISIS Equity Partners 2013 deal count to nine

ISIS Equity Partners has closed a huge £18 million investment deal involving business psychologists company YSC.

New machinery: (L-R) York Mailing COO Mike Newbould and CEO Chris Ingram

Business Growth Fund closes another £10 million investment

The Business Growth Fund has invested £10 million into printing business York Mailing, the fourth time it has injected that sum into a portfolio company.

Medical market: Tomorrows Medicines operates in the clinical trials sector

The North West Fund for Biomedical makes 60th investment

A £250,000 investment led North West Fund for Biomedical will be used by Tomorrows Medicines to commercialise its new platform.

New direction: The backing of Minerva is August Equity's first education deal

August Equity makes maiden education investment and first outlay from new fund

Mid-market investor August Equity has made a first play from its August Equity Partners III by adding an education business to its portfolio.

UK tech story: Shazam now has offices in London, New York and Palo Alto

Shazam closes huge $40 million investment deal with world’s richest man

Music recognition app and media engagement company Shazam has netted a $40 million investment from a telecommunications business based in Mexico.

Finance sector: Errol Damelin's Wonga is a portfolio company of Dawn Capital

Wonga and Mimecast backer Dawn Capital raises new £63 million fund

Early-stage investor Dawn Capital has achieved a first close on its Dawn Capital II fund – targeted at businesses in the cloud, software and consumer internet sectors.

Future growth: Pure360 will now be using a new venture capital backer

Encore Capital offloads Pure360 to Scottish Equity Partners through £10.5 million deal

The creation of a possible 65 new jobs in the south east is on the cards for marketing company Pure360 following its latest funding round.

Online tech: BlikBook, as used by University of Westminster's Dr Felicity Hardley

London-based BlikBook secures investment from Irish VCs ahead of move to Dublin

Education platform BlikBook is moving its headquarters to Dublin following a €1 million funding round led by Leaf Investments.

Young entrepreneur: Colin Stevens has overseen rapid growth in recent years

Entrepreneur of the Year Colin Stevens secures Business Growth Fund investment for Better Bathrooms business

The Business Growth Fund is supporting the creation of a possible 500 new jobs through its backing of Better Bathrooms.

New venture: Centaur Technologies has been set up by industry experts

Business set up by former High Sheriff of Lancashire pulls in £750,000 venture capital investment

Liquid roofing business Centaur Technologies has been backed by the North West Fund for Venture Capital.

Lower costs: ChemistDirect has taken the pharmacy online

Online pharmacy set up in garden shed dials up $10 million Atomico-led investment

Venture capital firm Atomico has stepped up to lead a $10 million investment into ChemistDirect.

Innovation: Imperial invests in tech from four universities, including Cambridge

Imperial Innovations pulls in £30 million from EIB to invest in biotech

AIM-listed investment firm Imperial Innovations Group has secured a £30 million loan so that it can make investments in the biotech and therapeutics sectors.

Liability time: Lambert Contracts works with insurance claims such as fire damage

Maven Capital Partners closes seventh investment of 2013 through Lambert Contracts deal

A £3.8 million investment from Maven Capital Partners will be used by Lambert Contracts to expand into new geographic markets.

Business offers for growing companies

  • Live Sage ERP X3 Event with Manufacturer Firewood Paints

    This customer showcase will give you a real insight into using an ERP system for manufacturing! 16th June, 09:00 to 14:00. Register now

  • Top 10 Website Security Myths Revealed

    Many companies fail to put in place the most fundamental protections to keep themselves safe. This guide look’s at 10 myths and where they fall down.

  • Work better and grow your business

    We have teamed up with business experts to provide essential advice on raising money, communicating better, setting up payment systems, and more. Get your free pack today

  • Compare business insurance quotes

    Tailor your policy, compare quotes and buy in minutes! Up to 50% No Claims Discount. Compare quotes now or call 0845-0723340 today.

More from GrowthBusiness

The Entrepreneur

Appy talk: Free mobile apps can be very useful

10 free apps every entrepreneur needs

Being an entrepreneur eats away at pretty much all your time and, initially, a large chunk of any savings: but with free and useful apps there is a way to fight back and regain some of those invaluable minutes and resources...

Growing A Business

Appy talk: Free mobile apps can be very useful

10 free apps every entrepreneur needs

Being an entrepreneur eats away at pretty much all your time and, initially, a large chunk of any savings: but with free and useful apps there is a way to fight back and regain some of those invaluable minutes and resources...

Comment & Analysis

Power play: Can business leaders succeed in politics?

Is it possible to make a successful transition from business to politics?

Serial entrepreneur Ivan Massow has entered the race to succeed Boris Johnson as Mayor of London: but is it ever a good idea for people from the world of business to cross over into politics?


'28% of organisations do not measure the cost of customer service'

Report exposes lack of ROI insight from customer service

The gap in businesses’ measurement of customer experience means they don’t know what customers really want, research finds