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UK high-tech VC investment sharply up, says Ascendant

UK and Ireland is sharply up this year, reports Ascendant, the tech-focused investment group. ‘In Q1, £307m (up 39% from £221m in Q1 2011) was invested in 64 UK/Irish companies (42 in Q1 2011) by 99 investors (72 in Q1 […]

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UK VC investment grew in 2011

In 2011, £786m (well up from £620m in 2010) was invested in 193 UK/Irish companies (213) by 228 investors (234). “The growth in value is particularly interesting,” says Ascendant md Stuart McKnight, “as there was significant drop in investment in […]

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Strategic investment in UK and Irish technology

In the UK and Ireland, trade and strategic investors (TSI) are a significant part of the venture scene in the technology sector. According to Ascendant, TSIs have made up about a fifth of the UK and Ireland technology investment pool […]

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GKN and EVO Electric form JV to manufacture electric motors and hybrid and electric drive systems

EVO Electric, a developer of advanced electric drive solutions for the automotive sector (earlier post), has formed a joint venture with GKN Driveline, part of GKN plc, to develop, manufacture and sell Axial Flux electric motors and drive systems for […]

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GKN and EVO Electric form Joint Venture to manufacture electric motors and hybrid and electric drive systems

London, England – EVO Electric, a pioneer in advanced electric drive solutions for the automotive sector, announces that it has formed a joint venture with GKN Driveline, part of GKN plc (LSE:GKN), to develop, manufacture and sell Axial Flux electric […]

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London VCs drive investment as cleantech bubble bursts

The value of VC investments in UK tech firms soared by 44 per cent in Q1 2011, despite the number of deals slumping by a third. The aggregate value invested by VCs jumped 44 per cent, to £221m, in Q1 […]

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UK VC investment up in Q1

Ascendant, the technology-focussed investment group, reports that, in Q1 2011, £221m (up from £153m in Q1 2010) was invested in 42 UK/Irish companies (65) by 72 investors (82). “It is worth noting that we have excluded 2 large deals – […]

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More UK & Ireland Tech VC In Fewer Hands In Q1

The number of UK and Irish tech companies taking venture funding fell below 2009 to a four-year low, according to figures published by the investment advisory Ascendant – but overall amounts invested are growing. View full article (gigaom.com) >

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UK VC investment boosted by government funds

During 2009 the VC investment market in the UK and Ireland suffered its most rapid decline since the bursting of the internet/telecoms bubble in 2000, according to the technology focused investment group Ascendant. In 2009, £622m was invested compared to […]

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