Lancashire County Council will become the first local authority in the UK to back business growth through crowdfunding when it trials Funding Circle.
Irish waste collection business The City Bin Co. has secured investment from Middle East-based averda.
Fans of Rangers Football Club are being offered the chance to invest in their team through commitments starting at £125.
A business which deals in unsold tickets has secured a fresh £1 million investment from Markco Media.
Wireless communications business Neul has raised £3.1 million at a 25 per cent increase to its price per share in November 2011.
The government's Biomedical Catalyst is set to plough £39 million into the healthcare sector as part of its latest allocation.
An equity investment of £1.6 million is set to allow Qinec to expand its management team and develop its product portfolio.
UK-based biotech start-up Ziarco has closed the first tranche of what it reveals will be a £16.8 million Series A funding round.
The Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF) and members of the London Business Angels Network are coming together to support the growth plans of Trident Energy.
Mid-market private equity firm LDC has made its first move into the legal sector by investing in Keoghs.
Analytics start-up cube19 has secured a seven-figure funding round to go with additional seed capital provided by the company’s founder.
Zilico has added to the £1 million investment it netted in June 2012 by securing a further £750,000.
Customer intelligence service iJento has received an $8 million equity investment led by MMC Ventures and existing investors Nauta Capital and Oxford Capital Partners.
New Scottish hydro generation sites are set to be built following developer Green Highland Renewables's £3.3 million investment led by Scottish Equity Partners.
Venture capital firm DFJ Esprit has led a funding round into Irish technology business Datahug to help with its US expansion.
A fish merchant which supplies the likes of Jamie Oliver and Harrods has been backed by Finance Wales through its Wales SME Investment Fund.
The entrepreneur and investor behind businesses such as Seedcamp and Skimlinks had been backed by Octopus Investments in his latest venture.
Lastminute.com co-founder Brent Hoberman has joined the board of language learning social network busuu.com as part of a €3.5 million investment round.
An advertising business based in London has been backed by investment firm Beringea to expand its UK operations.
Venture capital firm Albion Ventures has launched the Albion VCTs Top Up Offers as it looks to raise £15 million.
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