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Healthtech startup Active Needle raises £350,000 on SyndicateRoom
posted on March 14, 2017

Active Needle Technology has raised £350,051 on online investment platform SyndicateRoom.


‘Some 23% of UK tech entrepreneurs want to list on AIM’
posted on May 6, 2016

Some 23% of UK technology entrepreneurs are pursuing an AIM listing as their planned exit strategy, according to new research released by Nabarro, an international law firm. Although 82% of tech entrepreneurs agreed or strongly agreed that the AIM market is a natural fit for fast-growing UK technology companies, some 48% preferred to list on…

11health secures additional funding
posted on August 20, 2015

Medtech firm 11health has completed a new round of funding, raising a total of £775,000 from six angel investors, on top of the initial funding round of £500,000.  This brings the total funding to over £1.25m. This round of funding enables the business to extend the management team and more effectively pursue an aggressive sales and marketing…

Mercia invests in startup for emergency eye care
posted on July 28, 2015

Mercia Fund Management has invested £379,000 of seed funding in NuVision Biotherapies, a University of Nottingham spinout developing effective and affordable eye care medical solutions for humans and animals. The funding will support the commercialisation of NuVision’s ground-breaking product, Omnigen, an easy to use, dry, amniotic membrane-derived biological bandage that can be used to treat…

UK population faces Digital Amnesia
posted on July 1, 2015

The ‘Google Effect’, the impact on our memory of being able to find information online[i] has extended to include important personal information and mobile devices, a new study by Kaspersky Lab has found. The study reveals that the majority of connected consumers in the UK can’t recall critical phone numbers from memory, including those of…

Israeli medtech mission aims for UK collaboration
posted on June 24, 2015

An Israeli tech mission has come to the UK to meet healthcare innovators as it looks to pursue a cutting-edge collaboration in Digital Health. Some of Israel’s top digital health industry experts, investors and entrepreneurs visited UK healthcare innovators, presenting their cutting-edge technologies that hope to improve patients’ lives and reduce healthcare costs. The developments…

Lightpoint Medical raises $3m for cancer detecting tech
posted on January 5, 2015

Lightpoint Medical, a company pioneering real-time cancer detecting technology, has raised $3m (£2m) in series A investment. The Hertfordshire and Massachusetts-based startup develops technology that aims to tackle the high rate of followup operations undergone by people with some cancers, most notably breast and prostate cancer. It helps surgeons find the cancer in real-time during operations with…

Creo raises $5.5m for next-gen medical equipment
posted on November 26, 2014

Medtech startup Creo has raised $5.5m to continue the development of its innovative medical devices. The Chepstow-based company’s core product is an electrosurgical device that can be of use during complicated medical procedures. The investment comes from Finance Wales, angel investors and the Angel CoFund. European and American focus Founded in 2009, Creo has achieved regulatory approval for…

Patients Know Best raises $1.7m to give patients control over their records
posted on November 17, 2014

Patients Know Best (PKB) has raised $1.7m investment led by global venture capital fund Maxfield Capital. The Cambridge-based startup is the world’s first fully patient-controlled online medical records system. It particularly addresses patients being treated by multiple care teams, giving anyone involved a single view of their medical records to help provide more rounded, joined-up care….

Leeds set to make its mark on British fintech
posted on July 16, 2014

Leeds might not be known for its cutting-edge tech or business acumen, but that is all about to change. Britain’s rapidly expanding fintech sector is getting its first accelerator outside of London as Dotforge launches their newest programme which aims to be up and running from early 2015. The city is the headquarter for a number of…

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posted on July 21, 2017

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posted on July 21, 2017

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Bristol-based Graphcore raises $30m from backers including DeepMind co-founder and Atomico
posted on July 20, 2017