Innovation Birmingham Announces Strategic Partnership With Crowdcube 

On Monday, Innovation Birmingham announced it formed a strategic partnership with equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube as a way to encourage successful fundraising efforts for startups and early stage businesses. This announcement comes just after the completion of Innovation Birmingham’s iCentrum building and the launch of Serendip Smart City Incubator, which is described as a program that co-locates […]

€1m made available for two new Enterprise Ireland start-up funds

Enterprise Ireland’s investments into Ireland-based start-ups show no signs of slowing, with two new funds totalling €1m to come on stream soon. Starting tomorrow (24 August), start-ups operating in fields such as games, apps, mobile, SaaS, cloud, enterprise software, life sciences, food, cleantech and industrial products are welcomed to apply for the funds Funding The […]

Tata’s $300m venture fund plans to invest in startups

Mumbai-bred Turakhia brothers turned billionaires as a group of Chinese investors acquired their ad tech startup for $900 million in cash, in what would be the third largest deal in the industry. The newly set up RNT Capital Advisers, a venture fund launched by Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata, will deploy $300 million […]

Ontario Investing $51 Million to Support Research and Foster Innovation

Ontario is awarding a total of $51 million to support world-class studies and research talent at leading institutions across the province, laying the foundation for Ontario’s future knowledge-based economy. This funding will help sharpen Ontario’s competitive edge by fostering discoveries; leading to new technologies, treatments and cures for cancer patients and other diseases while supporting […]

Cambridge university start-up fund raises £75m ahead of IPO

The university founded CIC in 2013 with an original £50m investment, which came from its own funds as well as outside investors including Lansdowne Partners, one of the largest hedge funds in London, and Arm Holdings, the technology group. The £75m of cash raised ahead of an expected IPO was oversubscribed, said Victor Christou, CIC’s […]