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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...

Financial Conduct Authority Proposes New Rules to Encourage Companies to List in the UK

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) proposed new rules aimed at making the UK’s listing regime more accessible, effective, and competitive. In its proposals, the...

SV Health Investors Enhances Senior Biotech Team 

SV Health Investors, a London, UK- and Boston, MA-based transatlantic venture capital and growth equity firm, is bolstering its senior biotech team with the...

Telos Foundation and Symmetric Finance Launch Community-Driven Web3 Accelerator Telos Spark 

The Telos Foundation and Symmetric Finance announced the launch of Telos Spark, a new Web3 accelerator designed to give the Telos community the ability...

Archangels Invests £13.8M in Tech & Life Science Companies in 2023

Archangels, an Edinburgh, Scotland, UK-based investment syndicate, invested more than £13.8m in eleven early-stage tech and life science companies in 2023.  The total investment for...

Sofinnova Partners Adds Andrew M. Weiss as Venture Partner

Sofinnova Partners, a life sciences venture capital firm based in Paris, France, London, UK and and Milan, Italy, announced the appointment of Andrew M. Weiss,...

Hakluyt Capital Starts Investing; Announces Three Portfolio Companies

Hakluyt Capital, a London, UK-based tech investor, announced three of its first investments. Founded in 2023, Hakluyt Capital invests alongside leading venture capital funds,...

What to Expect From The UK Healthcare Sector in 2024 – Q&A With Liz Klein, Investment Director at Calculus

By Liz Klein, Investment Director at Calculus How has the healthcare sector performed in 2023? Lack of financing has been a constraint to the recent performance of...