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New innovation: IKEA's venture arm is aligned with its sustainability initiatives

IKEA's venture arm backs Scottish LED business

Design LED Products has secured an undisclosed investment from IKEA GreenTech, the venture capital company of global furniture retailer IKEA.

Ecovision helps consumers save money on energy bills in different ways

Cleantech firm Ecovision gets equity support from Business Growth Fund

Heap pump, solar panel, biomass and gas boiler installer Ecovision has raised £3.6 million of new finance led by founder Peter Randall.

Furniture Village now has 40 stores, and plans are now afoot for more

Furniture Village packages up £6 million investment deal

Independent furniture retailer Furniture Village has turned to equity capital so that it can finance a roll-out of UK stores.

The Knomad organiser is aimed at hot-deskers and workers moving often

Tech accessories brand Knomo raises £1 million investment

Private equity investor Hattington Capital has led a growth capital injection into Knomo so that the accessories company can build out its e-commerce platform and product offering.

SmartKem technology is set to revolutionise traditional smartphone devices

Corporate and VC funding deal for flexible display business SmartKem

North Wales-based SmartKem has closed a Series A transaction involving a syndicate of venture capital, corporate and regional backers.

Pact Coffee sources beans from countries including Costa Rica

Pact Coffee brews up £2 million investment from MMC Ventures

Growth company investor MMC Ventures has led a new £2 million investment into subscription coffee business Pact Coffee.

Abbey Pharmaceuticals has a number of possible deals in the pipeline

Abbey Pharma inks Business Growth Fund deal and closes acquisition

Kent-based Abbey Pharma has taken on external debt and equity finance so that it can support a planned buy-and-build strategy.

BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti began the business as a viral lab

News website BuzzFeed raises £30 million from Andreessen Horowitz

Digital news company BuzzFeed has now raised $96.3 million worth of external investment following its latest growth capital deal.

Business team: JustPark CEO Alex Stephany with founder Anthony Eskinazi

JustPark signs BWM MINI deal and secures Index Ventures backing

Parking technology platform JustPark has driven off with investment from Index Ventures at the same time as launching an imbedded car system.

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Stock comparison site Stockomendation gets help from angels

Stockomendation will now begin to build out its sales and marketing presence in the UK and US following an undisclosed funding round.

Hormone deficiency is being addressed by biotech company Diurnal

University spin-out gets backing from LSE-listed IP Group

Intellectual property developer IP Group has led a new investment into a University of Sheffield spin-out business developing hormone deficiency treatments.

New treatment: Destiny Pharma's XF-73 is designed to combat bacteria

Angel CoFund makes investment in pharmaceutical space

Destiny Pharma has secured the investment capital it needs to finance a clinical trial for its drug aimed at dealing with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Advertisers using the platform have more control over return on investment

Admedo adds venture capital firms to list of backers

Advertising platform Admedo has convinced four venture capital investors to back its growth, and raised $2 million in the process.

Roamer pairs travellers' SIM cards with local numbers to save money

Dial-a-Phone founder joins investment into mobile app Roamer

Mobile roaming smartphone application Roamer has dialled up a $1.3 million funding round so that it can broaden its offering.

OmPrompt is used by customers including Bacardi, Heinz and Kellogg's

Albion Ventures adds OmPrompt to its investment portfolio

A £2.5 million investment deal has been closed by OmPrompt so that the cloud-based customer management business can invest in sales and marketing.

Social tools: Damian Routley says efficiencies and scale are gained by clients

Facebook and Twitter tool Glow Digital Media closes funding round

Glow Digital Media has raised $7 million of equity investment so that it can accelerate international growth already underway.

Crowdcube co-founders: Luke Lang and Darren Westlake have raised new funds

Crowdcube closes world record crowdfunding round in 16 minutes

Equity crowdfunding platform has topped up a £3.8 million venture capital round by using its own platform to raise £1.2 million.

XMOS has added to its list of investors by securing corporate backer Bosch

Bosch and Huawei invest in British semiconductor business

Bristol-based semiconductor business XMOS has closed a Series D investment deal, pulling in new corporate backers.

New marketplace: Swoon Editions connects customers with manufacturers

Online furniture marketplace Swoon Editions banks venture funding round

Swoon Editions has become the latest internet-based furniture retailer to secure institutional investment backing after closing a £4 million round.

CEO Samir Desai, CMO James Meekings and head of credit Andrew Mullinger

Funding Circle raises huge Series D and adds former New York deputy mayor to board

Peer-to-peer debt finance platform Funding Circle has returned to its investor base to raise $65 million of expansion funds.

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