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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 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.

Cambridge alerted to €80 billion robotics research cash

Iain Gray, chief executive of the Technology Strategy BoardRobotics technology specialists in Cambridge companies and the university have been handed a golden chance by the UK government to clinch significant funding for research.

£4m TSB bait for Internet of Things

TSB CEO Iain GrayCambridge technology companies at the heart of the Internet of Things have been handed a multi-million pound incentive by the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board.

New crowdfunding ‘bank’ hits the streets

Simon DixonA new ‘social network’ financial institution is offering an open, transparent way for entrepreneurs, businesses and investors to raise finance and invest in each other.

Hauser hails new £1m University fund

Hermann HauserCambridge University entrepreneurs and technology companies associated with the UK’s fountainhead of IP have been handed the chance to grab up to £200k in a fresh funding spree.

Wellcome Trust revamps key research fund

Wellcome Trust HQ in London. Courtesy Wellcome Library.Academic groups, technology companies and not-for-profit organisations in Cambridge UK have the chance of applying for new funding in a revised initiative from The Wellcome Trust.

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