The Seedrs crowdfunding platform has been used by Chapel Down to raise nearly £4 million, representing the first time that a public company has used the alternative finance method.
Alternative Investment Market-listed carpet business Victoria has become the first public company to be backed by the £2.5 billion bank-backed Business Growth Fund.
A second major institutional funding round for Qubit has seen the e-commerce business bank $26 million and add new members to the company board.
Progress which has seen The Parcel Monkey Group hit 300,000 registered users has led the delivery service to raise equity capital as part of a further growth push.
Serial entrepreneur Stelios Haji-Ioannou has seen easyGroup licensee business easyProperty scoop £1.4 million using crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to finance growth.
To coincide with raising an additional $500,000 worth of equity investment, Ometria has recruited Huddle co-founder Ali Mitchell to its board.
Molecular Products Group has closed a £4 million growth capital deal so that it can finance expansion into markets such as Japan and India.
To continue with IT upgrades, website improvements and store refurbishments, clothing and accessories chain Jaeger has secured £8.5 million of new funds.
Former failed Dragons' Den pitcher Gousto has further utilised venture capital investment by raising an additional £5 million.
Cash infusion will mean worldwide expansion for the startup accelerator.
3D Hubs has built on the seed funding it secured in August 2013 by closing a $4.5 million Series A transaction to take its operations global.
Scottish start-up Appointedd has raised £160,000 of equity investment with help from the Scottish Investment Bank and Equity Gap.
Transportable solar power system Renovagen has generated £263,000 of equity investment through a pitch hosted on Crowdcube.
Bath-based business software start-up Cloudfind has raised £600,000 so that it can grow out its enterprise information management product.
Design LED Products has secured an undisclosed investment from IKEA GreenTech, the venture capital company of global furniture retailer IKEA.
Heap pump, solar panel, biomass and gas boiler installer Ecovision has raised £3.6 million of new finance led by founder Peter Randall.
Independent furniture retailer Furniture Village has turned to equity capital so that it can finance a roll-out of UK stores.
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.
North Wales-based SmartKem has closed a Series A transaction involving a syndicate of venture capital, corporate and regional backers.
Growth company investor MMC Ventures has led a new £2 million investment into subscription coffee business Pact Coffee.
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