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Norfolk crab and lobster supplier earns HSBC finance package

Kevin-JonasJonas Seafood, Norfolk’s premium crab and lobster supplier, is capitalising on the UK’s economic recovery by investing for rapid growth this year, boosting both production capacity and employee numbers.

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™.

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.

Servest Group raises £90m

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

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.

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.