Venture capital funding


Venture capital-backed Zoopla closes latest acquisition

Online property portal Zoopla has bought VizziHome for an undisclosed amount to bolster its market intelligence offering.


Mercia Fund Management continues with EIS transactions by backing two technology businesses

Venture capital fund manager Mercia Fund Management has chosen Warwick Audio Technologies and nanoTherics as its first Mercia Growth Fund 1 investments.


VC arm of Telefonica backs first start-up from its Wayra academy

Telefonica's venture capital arm has made its first investment in a Wayra start-up, an institution set up to promote internet and ICT innovation in Europe and Latin America.


Drupal monetizing platform Acquia closes $30 million venture capital round and plans European expansion

The enterprise arm of the open-source web platform Drupal has closed its Series E funding round and pocketed $30 million (£19 million) of capital.


iJento receives backing from multiple VC sources

Customer intelligence service iJento has received an $8 million equity investment led by MMC Ventures and existing investors Nauta Capital and Oxford Capital Partners.


Midven invests in AccurIC through early stage fund

Venture capital firm Midven has backed UK entrepreneur Dave Bannister through its Early Advantage Fund.


Two new VCs for Blis Media

Blis Media has attracted the interest of two new institutional backers and netted a further $1.4 million (£887,000) in capital.


SEP announces new £200 million growth fund

Scottish Equity Partners has raised£200 million for a new venture capital fund aimed at UK-based companies.


NewVoiceMedia closes £2.5 million second round

Call centre technology business NewVoiceMedia has secured £2.5 million of growth capital in a second round of funding from existing investors Notion Capital and Eden Ventures.


Aeristech secures £500,000 funding

Birmingham-based vehicle manufacturer Aeristech has secured £500,000 in a funding round led by venture capital firm Midven.


ControlCircle raises £6 million

A company which manages data centres and internet connections for websites including KPMG and Rightmove has raised £6 million in growth capital.

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