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OEM: Britain getting back to work

New data from corporate energy specialist Open Energy Market (OEM) offers a rare real-time demonstration of how Britain is getting back to work as lockdown lifts. Corporate energy consumption was down 40% at the peak of the Covid crisis but the latest figures (to 21st July) are only 8% below the level they were just … Continued

Wonderhood wins Three advertising account

Wonderhood Studios has won the advertising account for UK mobile operator Three. Wonderhood beat Mother and Uncommon Creative Studio to the Three business and takes over a ten year stint from Wieden+Kennedy. The win follows a successful campaign for Starling Bank, and a campaign win for Mizkan (Branston pickle, Sarson’s vinegar among others). Well done … Continued

The Curtain Soon To Rise Again For Creative Industries Investing

Calculus Capital speak to Wealth Briefing about the UK Creative Content EIS Fund, and the opportunity and benefits of investing in the UK creative sector. The COVID-19 crisis has cut both ways for the creative industries. The shuttering of cinemas forced new releases to be mothballed, while social distancing rules largely ground work on new … Continued

Wazoku acquires US open innovation leader InnoCentive assets and raises additional £1.25M, led by Calculus Capital, to support global growth

Idea management scaleup creates unique proposition for crowdsourcing, idea management and open innovation on one platform Idea management software and services firm Wazoku has announced a new funding round of £1.25M, led by Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trust (VCT) specialist, Calculus Capital, supported by other shareholders and members of the Wazoku management team. Wazoku is also … Continued

Calculus invests in MIP Diagnostics

Nanotechnology business, MIP Diagnostics, has completed a £5.1m funding round to accelerate its global expansion. Calculus VCT is an existing investor, and is delighted to support the company with further funding in the round led by Downing Ventures, with BGF and Mercia also taking part. Bedfordshire-based MIP Diagnostics has developed a proprietary process for the … Continued