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Playdemic is looking to grow the number of social gaming users it has

Facebook game developer secures venture capital backing

Playdemic is aiming to launch what it hopes will be the next major social game in early 2014 after securing its latest stage of equity backing.

Aridhia combines information technology, health informatics and analytics

From digital marketing to biomedical informatics in a week for Scottish Equity Partners

Scottish Equity Partners has closed its second deal in a week by investing in Aridhia Informatics alongside fellow VC Albion Ventures.

The Training Room was created after spotting a gap in the gym market

Personal trainer centre closes £20 million LDC deal

A £20 million investment from mid-market backer LDC will be used by The Training Room to expand into international markets.

PTS has helped with moves to London sites like the 'Cheesegrater' and 'Gherkin'

Employee-owned PTS Consulting Group takes on equity backing from Business Growth Fund

A business which helps other firms move into buildings such as London's 'Cheesegrater' and 'Walkie Talkie' buildings has received an £8.7 million investment from the Business Growth Fund.

GovToday is a digital media platform monitoring local and central government

Media start-up GovToday closes second funding round inside five months

A business based at Manchester's MediaCity has netted £700,000 from the North West Fund for Digital & Creative.

The Swoon Collective secure a limited batch to guarantee they will all sell

Index Ventures and Octopus Investments lead funding deal into online furniture offering

A maiden external investment for Swoon Editions has seen the furniture e-commerce site team up with Index Ventures and Octopus Investments.

Future tech: MongoDB is a cross-platform document-oriented database system

MongoDB dials up $150 million of funding to compete in crowded market

A raft of venture capital and corporate investors are combining to inject $150 million into database company MongoDB.

PVC Recycling uses waste from demolished housing in its green activity

Cleantech deal sees Manchester business secure £500,000 from VC backer

PVC Recycling is planning on developing satellite depots around the UK after securing £500,000 of new growth capital.

Financial technology: Azimo is aiming to cut down the cost of money transfer

Tech City's Azimo gets backing from German venture capital firm

Business secretary Vince Cable has described the backing of Azimo by as evidence that the UK has the infrastructure, skills base and competitive edge to capitalise on its expertise in financial services.

TV star: Kevin McCloud is best known for presenting Channel 4's Grand Designs

Kevin McCloud’s environmental development business raises £1.9 million on Crowdcube

TV designer Kevin McCloud has taken to crowdfunding to raise money for his sustainable housing development company Hab Housing, and netted £1.9 million.

Growing portfolio: Love Home Swap has properties in 150 countries globally

Love Home Swap builds on acquisition efforts by raising new MMC Ventures-led round

Social travel start-up Love Home Swap has gone back to MMC Ventures for a second time to secure growth capital.

Deal leads: Rebecca Crawford of Northstar Ventures and Affinity Systems' Al Yong

Affinity Systems kick-starts growth with £100,000 venture capital round

A Sunderland-based IT firm which counts BT and Cisco as clients has secured a six-figure venture capital investment.

Aiming for growth: Bruno Jouan is CEO at the manufacturing firm

VTL Group targets international growth following £4 million Business Growth Fund deal

A new manufacturing investment for the Business Growth Fund has seen it back precision-engineered components company VTL Group.

Healthcare market: The surgery tool has achieved good early traction

Angel CoFund backs surgery tool for the second time to help with world growth

A new technology aimed improving the speed of surgical procedures has closed the first stage of a £2.5 million funding round.

Deal done: Tapastreet CEO Joe Mitchell and Kernel Capital's Dawn Guiney

Social media start-up Tapastreet secures Kernel Capital as VC backer

Irish early stage backer Kernel Capital has closed its latest investment and provided start-up Tapastreet with €500,000.

Gousto allows consumers to choose recipes online and delivers the proportioned ingredients to their door

Gousto gobbles up six figures of further investment

The food delivery company has bounced back from Dragons' Den rejection to raise an additional £500,000 on top of the seven figures already secured this year.

Nick East, CEO of Zynstra, will be leading the company's future growth

Zynstra pushes forward with cloud developments with help from angels and VCs

Well-known angel backers including the former CIO of cable at Rogers Communications and former EVP for global marketing at Orange Group are part of the investment team backing cloud business Zynstra.

TV entrepreneur: Luisa Zissman rose to fame on Alan Sugar's The Apprentice

Luisa Zissman secures angel backing for her Bakers Toolkit business

The Apprentice reject Luisa Zissman has obtained the funding she failed to net on the BBC reality TV show by using angel investors.

Online pioneers: founders Kiyan Foroughi and Avid Larizadeh

High net worths from around the world unite with VC backer to invest in

Fashion website has closed its Series A funding round, with contributions coming from MMC Ventures, ISAI and a number of high net worths.

Rapid growth: SwiftKey co-founders Jon Reynolds and Ben Medlock

SwiftKey closes $17.5 million Series B and relocates co-founder to lead US growth

London-based technology company SwiftKey has closed its Series B funding round and netted $17.5 million of growth capital.

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