Deals of the Week, February 1 to February 5

Growth Business roundup of Deals of the Week, February 1 to 5, listing UK seed funding, venture capital and crowdfunding deals of note

Great Point to float £200m TV streaming fund

Great Point Media, the London-based TV financier, is floating a £200m trust which will finance shows on streaming platforms and broadcast TV. Great Point Entertainment Income Trust will be managed by Great Point, whose TV credits include Line of Duty and Doc Martin. The trust will lend production funding to producers and will earn interest, which it will distribute to investors via dividends.

DynaRisk lifts seed funding round to £2m

Cybersecurity risk platform DynaRisk increased its seed funding round, bringing total funding to over $3m (£2.2m). Nexus Investments led the funding alongside existing investors Insurance Capital Partners and Jonathan Marland. This new funding round will help DynaRisk move into the North American market. Andrew Martin, founder and CEO of DynaRisk, has moved to Toronto as it prepares for a Series A funding round later this year.

ThinCats goes extra mile for First Mile

ThinCats, the alternative finance provider for mid-sized SMEs, has arranged £4m worth of refinance and working capital for First Mile, the business waste and recycling firm. First Mile, which currently has 30,000 customers, plans to move into specialised waste areas such as computers, data destruction, batteries and fashion – a service which has become increasingly relevant given the number of people working from home.

Great Hill injects £75m of equity into BigChange

US private equity firm Great Hill Partners has injected over £75m of equity into Leeds-based BigChange, the mobile workforce management technology company for the service and transport sectors. The investment values BigChange at £100m. Its platform serves 1,500 SMEs and enterprise companiees spanning more than 20 industries, including plant hire to drainage and waste, social housing and food service. Clients include Silentnight, HSS and EDF.

SFC Capital cooks up £1.3m for Jack & Bry

Jack & Bry, the jackfruit meat replacement start-up, has secured £1.25m in seed funding from SFC Capital. Jack & Bry’s non-meat products are already used by high street food retailers such as Zizzi and Papa John’s. Former Quorn chairman Clive Sharpe and Singha beer managing director David Flower have joined the management team.

Gresham House will see eConsult now

Gresham House Ventures has led a £7m funding round for online GP consultation provider eConsult. Calculus Capital also participated in the funding round. The platform is now live in over 3,200 NHS practices and provides millions of patients access to their own GP online.

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