Peter 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.
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.
Cambridge 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.
Cambridge and London based investment group Imperial Innovations is planning to raise £150 million to underpin future investments in its UK science and technology stronghold.
Early 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.
A 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 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 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.
Cambridge UK technology investor, Amadeus Capital Partners, has cashed in on the sale of Italian business Octo Telematics for €405m to Renova Group.
Imperial Innovations has become one of the most active investors in the Cambridge UK technology cluster.
The Cambridge UK technology cluster is one of the key focal points of a new $100 million fund launched by KPMG.
London’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.
For 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.
A major breakthrough in investment and funding for innovative small businesses was launched at Westminster this week with the backing of Business Secretary Vince Cable.
The 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.
The 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.
In 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.
- Cambridge alerted to €80 billion robotics research cash
- £4m TSB bait for Internet of Things
- New crowdfunding ‘bank’ hits the streets
- Hauser hails new £1m University fund
- Wellcome Trust revamps key research fund
- VCs face crisis of trust
- Angels close in on 11 new investments
- China overtakes UK for VC funding
- Norwich Research Park launches angel initiative
- New £40m solar VCT launched
- Private investors splash the cash
- Springboard Cambridge and Business Weekly launch double startup stimulus
- £50m fund targets Cambridge and Oxford companies
- Cambridge University arm eyes more spin-outs
- Cambridge corporate giant launches new angel investment fund for start-ups
- New leader at Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds
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