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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.

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.

Further US funding for Intelligent Fingerprinting

Dr Jerry Walker, CEO of Intelligent FingerprintingIntelligent Fingerprinting, a Norwich company developing the world’s first handheld fingerprint-based drug screening device, has secured £750,000 in funding from a consortium of private US-based investors.

Spotify rival raises funding

Psonar-headphonesYoung Cambridge UK technology company Psonar – hailed as the next Spotify – has raised more than £200,000 investment through Cambridge crowdfunding neighbour SyndicateRoom.

Biopharma startup raises $3.1 million

Dr John Ford, CEO of Ario PharmaA new biopharma business has been founded in Cambridge UK to develop innovative approaches to treat respiratory disease.

Thanks a million as Imperial backs Aqdot

 Dr Roger Coulston and Dr Jing Zhang. Image credit: Royal Society of Chemistry.Imperial Innovations has invested £350k and led a new seed funding round of almost £1 million ($1.6 million) into Aqdot Limited.

Inform Direct hits 175 per cent milestone on SyndicateRoom

SyndicateRoom CEO, Goncalo de VasconcelosInform Direct, the Ipswich software company setting out to revolutionise company filing and reporting with Companies House has achieved a remarkable 175 per cent of its funding target on SyndicateRoom in Cambridge UK.

Proxama raises fresh £8.6m for global growth

Neil Garner, Proxama’s chief executiveNext generation mobile payments and marketing specialist, Proxama, has raised £8.6 million to fund what it considers to be significant international growth opportunities. The company’s R & D nervecentre is in Norwich.

Eagle doubling headcount with £1m funding

David-Flanders-newEagle Genomics, the Cambridge UK bioinformatics technology business, has completed a £1 million funding round to expand its product line and develop new ones.

PneumaCare completes £1m financing

PneumaCare CEO Mark HarwoodPneumaCare, a young Cambridge UK medical technology business, has closed a new £1 million financing round to underpin expansion in Europe and North America.

Ithaka inspires new drugs tech venture

Dr Paul RodgersCambridge entrepreneurs have co-founded and helped raise seed funds for a new UK university spin-out in the medical technology arena.

Imaging technology firm raises £850k

SDI-ProRevealAIM-quoted Cambridge technology business Scientific Digital Imaging plc has conditionally raised around £850,000 before expenses through a UK placing.

Isotera lit up with £1.6m Series B

iSotera CEO, Marc OttoliniCambridge-based lighting technology company Isotera has closed a £1.6m second funding round to advance its UK business from product launch to volume sales.

ARKeX raises $15m for global growth

ARKeX CEO, John SiegfriedCambridge UK imaging technology specialist ARKeX has raised $15 million from a French energy sector investor to expand product capability and global reach.

Imperial cash for PsychologyOnline

PsychologyOnline CEO Barnaby Perks with Chartered Psychologists and founders of PsychologyOnline, Nadine Field (left) and Sue Wright.A Cambridge business that offers one-to-one Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) over the internet has secured new investment to extend its services in response to increasing demand.

Cancer diagnostic firm raises the stakes

UroSens CEO, Ian CampbellA triple injection of cash, clinical studies and fresh blood in the boardroom is accelerating commercialisation of new cancer diagnostic technology from Cambridge based UroSens.