Tradeteq: Making trade finance investable

Mike Dimelow Mike Dimelow

Today Tradeteq has announced a $6.3m seed extension round, led by us with support from existing industry investors and angels The global trade finance market is worth $12trn USD annually, […]

Thinking big and acting small

Keith Teare Keith Teare

I’ve been working in or around tech for four decades. In that time I’ve made a lot of mistakes and had some successes. Recently I spoke at StartupGrind Europe summarising […]

Sn-ap Travel: Re-imagining intercity travel

Mike Dimelow Mike Dimelow

Today Sn-ap Travel announced that it has raised £3.4m – to expand its service further across the UK and grow its team – in a round led by ADV and […]

Lingumi: Building a digital ecosystem of pre-school learning

Mike Dimelow Mike Dimelow

Today Lingumi has announced a £1.2m seed round led by ADV. Existing backers LocalGlobe and Entrepreneur First also invested, as well as angel investors. Learning English is of vital importance […]

Chargifi: Powering the future of wireless charging

Mike Dimelow Mike Dimelow

Chargifi secures £5M in funding led by ADV alongside world leading co-investors Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Firstminute Capital, to scale wireless charging infrastructure globally. These days, having power in our […]

The world’s largest farmer to farmer network raises $5M

Mike Dimelow Mike Dimelow

Last week Wefarm announced its latest investment round, $5M in seed funding led by True Ventures to continue the rapid expansion of its network amongst rural farming communities. It also […]

Deep tech founders need patient venture

Mike Dimelow Mike Dimelow

During a recent meeting with a deep tech founder in Manchester, I found myself sharing a bunch of learnings from my time at ARM, some of which I probably take […]

Altitude Angel secures $4.5m Series A to enable autonomous drone flight

Mike Dimelow Mike Dimelow

Today we’re announcing our latest investment as part of Altitude Angel’s Series A round Altitude Angel, the drone management platform and airspace integration startup, has today announced a USD $4.5m […]

Starting up in Venture – 643 companies, 37 investments

Lee Strafford Lee Strafford

Starting up in Venture: After our first 12 months in operation, we look back at 2017 and look forward to 2018. Dec 2017 marked 12 months since the launch of Accelerated […]

Episode 1 raises new £60m fund to invest in UK seed companies, with investment from ADV

Keith Teare Keith Teare

Episode 1 raises new £60m fund from British Business Bank’s Enterprise Capital Funds programme to invest in UK seed companies with additional investment from ADV and Draper Esprit. Episode 1, […]