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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.

Imperial Innovations portfolio value up 38% to £252m

Imperial Innovations Chairman Martin KnightImperial Innovations is striking it rich in the UK’s golden triangle having seen the value of its portfolio soar almost 40 per cent to £252 million in the year to July 31.

Imperial Innovations set to max £200m war chest

Imperial-Nigel-PitchfordImperial Innovations in Cambridge last night pledged to maximise a £200 million war chest to fund new technology plays in addition to its own portfolio companies in the UK.

Anglia Capital moves to Norwich Research Park

Anglia-CapitalAnglia Capital, headed up by Struan McDougall, has expanded with a move to Norwich Research Park in a bid to exploit the region’s rapid growth sectors.

Cambridge University breaks investment record

Charles Cotton - a member of the Cambridge Enterprise Investment CommitteeThe University of Cambridge is raising a third enterprise fund this month having broken its early stage investment record for a second year running, approving nine seed fund investments for a total of £2.7 million – an increase on the £2.3m invested in 2012/13.

Cambridge tech firms urged to tap DN Capital’s $200m European fund

Nenad-MarovacCompanies in Cambridge are being urged to take a look at a bold new $200m third venture capital fund from DN Capital LLP – one of the UK’s leading venture and growth investors.

Cambridge Innovation Capital raising ambitions for the Cambridge Cluster

Victor-ChristouCambridge ideas may have changed the world but all too often those innovations are sold by the founders before they realise their potential as multi-million pound companies.

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.

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