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Business Weekly tells you where the hot money is placed on Cambridge cluster companies – and who has ventured it. If you’re an investor or potential collaborator you need to know how well a certain business is funded before you make your move.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Imperial Innovations shows world class with £188m portfolio

Imperial-Nigel-PitchfordImperial Innovations has become one of the most active investors in the Cambridge UK technology cluster.

Cambridge tech cluster tapped into new $100 million fund

Charles le Strange MeakinThe Cambridge UK technology cluster is one of the key focal points of a new $100 million fund launched by KPMG.

Successes in Cambridge highlight cluster’s ‘incredible’ tech scene

Article by Simon Cook, CEO of DFJ EspritLondon’s ‘Tech City’ cluster of web startups might garner more column inches, but there’s still at least as much – if not more – to get excited about in Cambridge’s established technology scene.

Investment first launched in Cambridge

Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, founder of SyndicateRoomFor the first time in the UK, smaller and hobbyist investors will be able to invest their money together with ultra-exclusive groups of private investors, according to influential players in the Cambridge technology cluster.

Cable backs new initiative to fund small business

New Anglia Capital chairman, Harry BerryA major breakthrough in investment and funding for innovative small businesses was launched at Westminster this week with the backing of Business Secretary Vince Cable.

Cambridge Angels find more cash for bug busters

CEO Greg Law - Undo SoftwareThe Cambridge Angels group has injected a second, unspecified, funding round into UK debugging technology specialist Undo Software, which produces commercial software development solutions for Linux.

Evergreen angel spreads its wings

Peter CowleyThe Martlet angel investment vehicle in Cambridge UK is receiving inquiries from cash-hungry business and technology propositions from all around the world and anticipates having invested more than £1 million before the end of its second year of operation.

Healthcare equipment still high on the list for VCs

Dr. E. SaneeshIn a shaky economic climate, where fund raising has become tight and there are decreasing opportunities to exit the market, venture capital firms have become extremely cautious in choosing their investments.

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