Deals of the Week, January 1 to 8 – Growth Business roundup

Growth Business roundup of Deals of the Week January 1 to 8, listing seed funding, venture capital and crowdfunding deals of note

Venture Capital Funding

Sova VC to invest £46m in 20 early stage tech companies

New London-based venture capitalist makes first £2m Series B investment in translation platform SmartCat


FoundersLane to create €1bn worth of start-ups by end-2022

Corporate venture builder creates health and climate start-ups for billion-euro corporates, with three launched so far


The ugly truth behind those ‘healthy’ office snacks

Wren Kitchens and nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed delve Behind the Label of some of the most popular workplace snacks, and reveal that they that aren’t as guilt-free as they seem.

Human Resources

Techniques to promote health and wellness in the workplace

Any company that seeks to be more productive and attains long term success values its employees’ health and wellness.

Human Resources

7 simple and cost-effective ways to improve employee health

When it comes to building a productive and happy team, nothing beats investing in their health and wellbeing. Here's how to get started.


The benefits of getting more sleep, and how to do it

When it comes to increasing the productivity of a workforce, there are many things to consider. Getting enough rest is one of them.

Human Resources

6 health hacks every office should know

Keeping employees mobile is key to a healthy workforce, and with 45 per cent of women and 37 per cent of men across the UK spending less than 30 minutes a day on their feet, these hacks may be the best way to stay healthy this winter.


Heatwave: Lack of maximum workplace temperature ‘putting health of workers at risk’

A lack of clarity could cause problems in the current heatwave, according to Office Genie.


One in five small business owners sacrifice health for work

Extensive study from SwitchMyBusiness.com reveals many suffer personal setbacks when looking to get business off the ground..

Private equity

Private equity looks to pharmacy market for solid returns through consolidation

The steady income streams and low risk profiles of pharmacy businesses are proving increasingly attractive for private equity investors, new figures suggest.


£2.1m injection for Caretek

Needle-free drug delivery firm Caretek Medical has completed a £2.1 million fundraising, winning support from a variety of backers including the Oxford Technology 4 VCT and members of the Oxford Investment Opportunities Network.