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Venture Capital Funding

PayPal backed e-commerce platform Cloud IQ raises additional £4m

PayPal joins returning investors Nauta Capital, Juno and Finance Wales to back e-commerce optimisation specialist, Cloud IQ.

Alternative Finance for Business

Food tech start-up fresh-range raises £300k in 24 hours

Bristol-based start-up, fresh-range has raised over £300,000 via crowdfunding to make ethical buying from local producers as convenient as from mass retailers.

Venture Capital Funding

Ethical mattress business Leesa Sleep raises £17m

Leesa Sleep, the socially conscious luxury mattress company has recently raised £17.6 million series B funding in a round led by One Better Ventures.

Venture Capital Funding

Heartbeat authentication business B-Secur raises £3.5m

Belfast-based ECG biometric authentication company B-Secur raises £3.5 million to grow further.

Venture Capital Funding

Receipt Bank raises $50m series B funding from Insight Venture Partners

The funding boost will allow the company to further develop its patent-pending bookkeeping automation technologies, including an investment into artificial intelligence.

Venture Capital Funding

Privitar closes $16m in Series A funding as businesses turn to data privacy technology

At a time when data privacy dominates the business headlines, Privacy engineering software company, Privitar, eyes further growth after securing $16m in a round led by Partech Ventures.

Alternative Finance for Business

Natural sports nutrition brand TRIBE raises £1.75m on Crowdcube

Following a brief over-funding phase, TRIBE’s fundraising total finished at £1.75 million from a total of 1,833 investors, who now hold a 24.14 per cent equity in the brand.

Venture Capital Funding

Bicycle Therapeutics secures £40m Series B funding

Cambridge Innovation Capital has invested as part of a £40 million Series B financing round for Bicycle Therapeutics.

Alternative Finance for Business

RateSetter hits highest valuation at £200m after recent funding round

RateSetter is now one of the highest valued UK P2P lenders to date at £200 million after the company's recent £13 million funding boost to launch a new Innovative Finance ISA product.

Alternative Finance for Business

Independent film Kat and the Band exceeds £400k funding target on SyndicateRoom

Independent UK film, Kat and the Band, has been fully funded at its target of £400,000 on SyndicateRoom this week, backed by female-focussed production company, Boudica Indigo.

Company Flotations

Eve Sleep: An inside look at the first retail IPO of 2017

eve Sleep announced its IPO on AIM earlier this month, with a market cap of around £140 million. Luke Hakes, Investment Director at Octopus Ventures, shares an inside look at the first retail IPO of 2017 in the UK.

Venture Capital Funding

AI camera start-up secures £3m to boost road safety for autonomous vehicles

Vivacity Labs, a UK-based AI camera start-up that aims to ease congestion, has secured £3 million in funding from Innovate UK and private investors to roll out a city-wide deployment in Milton Keynes.