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Cowley wings in as angel investor of year

Peter Cowley, serial investor in Cambridge technologyPeter Cowley, a serial investor in the Cambridge technology heartland, was last night named Angel Investor of the Year at the UK Business Angels Association's Investment Awards.

Sphere raises £1.4m for revolutionary MedTech

Sphere Fluidics CEO Dr Frank CraigSphere Fluidics in Cambridge UK has secured £1.4 million in a first close of a new investment round to fund a new single cell analysis instrument called Cyto-Mine™.

Cambridge angel’s investment role for £100m fund

Cambridge entrepreneur Peter CowleyCambridge entrepreneur Peter Cowley is one of two additions to the investment committee of the Angel CoFund, a £100 million UK Government-backed fund for supporting and growing British SMEs.

Digital music mag publisher wins notes worth £175k from UKTI

Electronic-SoundA Norwich company that produces an online magazine for electronic music fans worldwide has secured £175,000 funding thanks to an initiative from UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) that introduces digital media companies to potential investors.

Anti-terrorist innovator raises £700k via SyndicateRoom

Suicide-VestA UK company that makes bomb and weapon scanners said to be the first in the world able to detect even 3D printed guns and weapons has raised £700k on the Cambridge crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom.

Imperial raising £150m as investee companies seek £100m growth cash

Martin-Knight-ImperialCambridge and London based investment group Imperial Innovations is planning to raise £150 million to underpin future investments in its UK science and technology stronghold.

Eli Lilly backs $80m early stage life science fund

Sinclair-DunlopEarly stage life science and health technology companies plus university spin-outs in the Cambridge cluster have been alerted to a new $80 million fund – backed by Big Pharma player Eli Lilly – designed to take translational UK R & D from the lab to the marketplace.

Servest Group raises £90m

Birketts-RuizEast Anglian law firm Birketts has advised Servest Group Limited and its owners on a £90 million capital funding.

New test bed fund launched for UK innovators

Peterborough-DNAA new test-bed fund to help companies trial innovation prototypes in live business environments has been launched in Peterborough – and companies from the Cambridge technology cluster and elsewhere in the UK can use the facility remotely.

High flying e-Go aeroplanes soars close to £1m

e-Go aeroplanes raises close to £1 millionCambridge aviation technology pioneer e-Go aeroplanes is on cloud nine after raising almost £1 million – far higher than the original target set by the UK’s first ever manufacturer of lightweight carbon fibre aeroplanes.

Ion men raise millions for global growth

Duncan-JohnsIon Science Limited, which manufactures gas detection, leak detection and corrosion monitoring equipment, is targeting further international growth after securing a £2 million funding package from HSBC.

Shell Springboard cash for PDX cooking technology

Steam-infusion-Larco-FoodsOlympus Automation in Peterborough UK has been awarded a £30,000 prize in a Shell Springboard competition to boost commercialisation of a revolutionary cooking technology acquired in the takeover of Cambridge-based PDX.

Imperial going hell for leather

Martin-Knight-Imperial InnovationsImperial Innovations, which has bolstered its portfolio since setting up in the Cambridge UK technology cluster, has ramped up revenues and profits in a transformational last six months – and it says it is sitting on more potential blockbusters.

Imperial joy at £581m Circassia float valuation

Russ Cummings, CEO at Imperial InnovationsImperial Innovations, which is thriving from its base in the Cambridge UK technology cluster, is predicting great things from fast-growing investee company Circassia Pharmaceuticals, which is pioneering hay fever and cat allergy cures.

Amadeus cashes in on €405m Octo sale to Renova

Andrea Traversone, partner at Amadeus CambridgeCambridge UK technology investor, Amadeus Capital Partners, has cashed in on the sale of Italian business Octo Telematics for €405m to Renova Group.

Crowded house as music-gaming venture raises £285k

Cliff-DennettUK technology that fuses the worlds of music and gaming has raised £285k on the Cambridge crowdfunding site SyndicateRoom.

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