Deals of the Week August 8 to August 12 – a Growth Business round-up

Deals this week include a harvesting robot, a healthy meal provider for athletes and a surgical simulation platform

NHS staff management platform recruits £20m

Patchwork Health, a staff management platform for the NHS, has raised £20m in a Series B funding round led by Perwyn. KHP Ventures and existing backer Praetura Ventures also participated.

Patchwork allows NHS teams to recruit, manage and dispatch healthcare workers more easily. The platform provides a pool of temporary staff for recruitment, while storing staff rota preferences for full-time workers.

Simulator for training surgeons raises £16m

Medical simulation start-up FundamentalVR has secured an additional $20m (£16.4m) in Series B funding led by EQT Life Sciences. Previous investor Downing Ventures joined in a round that brings the company’s total funding to over £24.5m.

FundamentalVR’s surgical simulation platform combines VR and haptics (virtual sense of touch) to mimic the sights, sounds and physical sensations of performing real-life surgery in a controlled training environment.

Sales team conversation analyser closes £13.5m

Jiminny, a conversation intelligence provider for sales teams, has closed a $16.5m (£13.5m) Series A funding round led-by Kennet Partners.

Jiminny’s platform allows sales teams to record, transcribe and analyse customer conversations in real-time to help improve sales performance.

Podcast start-up for brands raises £2.5m

Podcast start-up Auddy has raised £2.5m in a funding round led by Pembroke VCT. Existing investors Haatch Ventures and Brick Capital Ventures also participated.

Auddy produces original podcasts for brands and offers a “private podcasting” service which offers an organisation the ability to share audio content directly with a targeted private community.

Agtech firm harvests £1.5m in seed funding

Muddy Machines, an agtech and robotics start-up, has reaped £1.5m in seed funding. Regenerate Ventures led the round.

Hayes-based Muddy Machines automates crop harvesting through its net-zero field robot, which uses AI to decide what’s ripe for picking. It can also harvest for 16 hours a day and gives farmers a yield projection for the coming days.

Athlete fuel provider fuelled by £1.2m

Healthy meal delivery provider Fuel Hub has secured £1.2m from Andy Bell, founder of investment platform AJ Bell, and its former director Fergus Lyons.

Fuel Hub prepares, cooks and delivers chef-prepared, nutritious meals to sports teams and athletes across the UK. The company also delivers weekly boxes of healthy meals to households that can be prepared in less than three minutes.

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Dom Walbanke

Dom Walbanke

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