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23rd July 2021

Kasabian’s Ian Matthews joins forces with tech entrepreneur to overhaul music industry payments

A new technology platform designed to generate long term royalties for artists and venues will be launched this August by Kasabian drummer Ian Matthews and his long-time friend and tech entrepreneur Irfon Watkins. 

22nd July 2021

Ntropy announces $3.2M round to help financial companies make sense of data

Ntropy, a company removing data barriers to understand financial transactions, has announced a $3.2M seed round led by QED Investors, who has previously invested in fintech unicorns Nubank, Klarna, and Current. Ntropy’s API enables businesses to convert raw data into contextualised and structured information understood by both man and machine.  January Ventures also participated in the investment round, along with founders and executives from Ramp, Square and Stripe.

9th July 2021

byrd targets European expansion with €16 million funding

byrd, the tech-driven digital logistics and fulfilment platform, has raised a €16 million Series B funding round. The round was led by new investors Mouro Capital, an autonomously managed venture capital fund focused on fintechs and adjacent businesses that is backed by Banco Santander, joining Speedinvest, Verve Ventures, Rider Global and VentureFriends. This latest round follows on from byrd’s €5m Series A round in July 2020, bringing the total amount raised to date to €26 million.

8th July 2021

Toqio Raises €8M for FinTech SaaS

Toqio has announced a seed round of €8M from Seaya Ventures, Speedinvest and SIX FinTech Ventures, to scale its global financial SaaS platform. The company makes it easier for any business to quickly launch financial solutions, removing the need to build and manage complex software solutions through its platform and marketplace. 

1st July 2021

Heating disruptor Boiler Plan gains investment for Yorkshire training centre

NPIF - Maven Equity Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) and managed by Maven Capital Partners, has invested £250,000 in Boiler Plan to support the company’s growth and training centre in Featherstone, West Yorkshire.  The transaction also includes a £500,000 investment from the North East Development Capital Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund also managed by Maven, and a further £750,000 was invested on behalf of the Government’s Future Fund.

25th June 2021

SFC Capital leads £400k funding in House of Insurtech

House of Insurtech has secured £400k in a seed round led by SFC Capital and supported by follow-on funding from its existing Angel investors. 

The funds will be used to build out the sales and marketing arm of the business and to onboard new customers from the direct and embedded insurance markets onto House of Insurtech’s Insurforce platform. 

21st June 2021

BGF successfully exits investment in Cennox

BGF has announced a successful exit from Cennox – a leading provider of services to the ATM sector. The business has been acquired by US-based investment firm, York Capital. 

BGF first invested £3 million in Cennox in June 2012 and subsequently put in three follow-on rounds into the business, taking total investment to £17 million.

10th June 2021

Foresight sells payment tech firm Ixaris to Nium

Foresight Group has announced the conditional sale of Ixaris Group Holdings Limited, a leader in travel payment technology, to Nium Pte. Limited, a leading global B2B payments platform based in Singapore.

7th June 2021

Buy Now Pay Later platform Divido raises $30 million Series B

Divido, the world’s largest whitelabel platform for retail finance, has raised a $30 million Series B funding round to fuel international expansion, while continuing to build out its market-leading platform for lenders and merchants.

4th June 2021

Data science-led solution for health insurance underwriting secures $10m Series A

HealthyHealth Group, a company focused on transforming the life and health insurance underwriting journey through digital data, 

3rd June 2021

Genius Group Uncovers Top 5 Investment Trends for 2021 at Investor Summit

After a turbulent 15 months for businesses, entrepreneurs and investors, Roger James Hamilton, Founder and CEO of Genius Group, has put together his top 5 investment trends for 2021. With many new and emerging non-professionals taking up trading as proactive investors or as a hobby during the pandemic, these trends have been identified to help grow a healthy and diversified investment portfolio.

3rd June 2021

ikigai closes successful CrowdCube campaign raising £1.9m

ikigai, the new premium fintech bringing self-care to personal finance, has closed its successful Crowdcube campaign raising £1,905,993 overfunding by 158%.  The funds raised will see ikigai continue to invest in its team and accelerate its product roadmap, which aims to integrate exceptional banking design, best-in-class financial technologies, and high-touch relationship management. ikigai will also continue to iterate their product, introducing new features that will redefine the way young and affluent users bank, empowering them to spend, save, and invest in line with their personal and financial goals.  

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