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Starling Bank Founder Anne Boden Releases New Book on Female Founders

Starling Bank founder Anne Boden today released her third book: Female Founders' Playbook – Insights from the superwomen who made it. Starling Bank is a digital...

TechExchange Launches to Support UK and Ukrainian Technology Startups

TechExchange, a London, UK-based non-profit startup support program specializing in DefenceTech and AgriTech, launched a privately-funded program that is seeking to promote effective collaboration...

Episode 1 Ventures, Interview With General Partner Hector Mason

Episode 1 Ventures, a London, UK-based early stage venture capital firm, has just announced the closing of its third fund, at £76m. In conjunction with...

Episode 1 Closes £76M Third Early Stage Fund

Episode 1, a London, UK-based early stage venture capital firm, closed its third fund, at £76m. The raise included a £20m cornerstone commitment from British Patient...

2023, Mercia’s Investments up 39% to over £281M

Henley-in-Arden, UK investment firm Mercia Asset Management invested over £281m in 2023, an increase of 39% on the previous year and its highest amount in any...

Giant Ventures Launches Two Funds totalling $250M

Giant Ventures, a London, UK-based firm that builds and backs technology companies, launched two funds, at $250M. In details, the raise included: a $100M seed...

Mercia Ventures Appoints New Growth Partners

Mercia Ventures, a Henley-in-Arden, UK based tech investor, expanded its platform to further support the growth of its portfolio companies and help them gain...

Sixth Wave Ventures Makes First investments; More to Come in 2024

Sixth Wave Ventures, a Wetherby, UK-based investment group, has announced new plans to develop its Angel Investment Fund in 2024. Operated via Sixth Wave Angel...

Paper Ventures Launches Early Stage Web3 Fund

Paper Ventures has launched as a new blockchain venture capital firm with an initial $25M fund. The vehicle received support from traditional hedge funds, family...

Launchbay Capital Holds First Close of $100M VC Secondary Growth Fund

Launchbay Capital (fka Digital Horizon), a London, UK-based multi-stage investment firm committed to creating liquidity in the venture ecosystem, held the first close of...

Plural Launches Second €400M Early-Stage Fund

Plural, a London, UK and Tallinn, Estonia-based early-stage investment firm set up by founders and operators, is launching its second €400M early-stage fund.  The capital...

Thema Launches Venture Capital Fund Platform

Thema, a London, UK-based firm that supports and enables emerging managers to launch venture capital strategies, has launched. The firm acts as venture fund...

Illumina Ventures Labs Launches in the US and the UK

Illumina Ventures Labs, an early-stage company creation and investment engine with fully equipped genomics labs, is now operational. Based in Foster City, CA and Cambridge,...

Paladin Capital Group Launches Paladin Global Institute

Paladin Capital Group, a multi-stage investor specializing in cyber, AI, and advanced technology, launched the Paladin Global Institute with Kemba Walden, former Acting National Cyber...

Development Bank of Japan Invests in 4BIO Capital’s Ventures III Fund

4BIO Capital, a London, UK-based international venture capital firm investing in advanced therapies and other emerging technologies, entered into an investment agreement with the...

Sofinnova Partners Adds Dr. Joshua Makower, Stanford Biodesign Co-Founder, as Venture Partner

Sofinnova Partners, a life sciences venture capital firm based in Paris, London, and Milan, announced that Dr. Joshua Makower, co-founder and director of the Stanford Byers Center...