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Scancell awarded funding by Innovate UK to progress COVID-19 vaccine

Scancell has secured funding from Innovate UK, the UK’s Innovation Agency, through the ‘UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Ideas to Address COVID-19’ funding strand The funding will be used to initiate a Phase 1 clinical trial (“COVIDITY”) during 2021. The project is being led by Professor Lindy Durrant, Chief Scientific Officer of Scancell and Professor … Continued

Calculus invests in Maven Screen Media

Calculus has invested in Maven Screen Media (“Maven”), a leading media and entertainment development and production company, founded by experienced producers Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler, via it’s Creative Content EIS and generalist funds. The founders have established track records for producing award-winning, commercially successful films with worldwide reach and top-tier talent attached. Their productions … Continued

Calculus EIS Fund 21 Launches

The 21st iteration of the Calculus EIS Fund launched today. The Fund will invest in entrepreneurial businesses with growth potential, across the fastest growing sectors in the UK – technology and healthcare. Key Features Minimum investment – £30,000 Next close date – 30 October 2020 Target deployment time – 15-18 months Target return – 2x … Continued

Rotageek features in Forbes

Portfolio company, Rotageek, which uses cloud-based technology and automatic scheduling to help multi-site businesses manage and schedule staff to meet demand, drive efficiency and reduce costs, features in Forbes magazine. See the article below: From Scrubs To Software, Rotageek Rotates Worker Workloads Covid-19 (Coronavirus) changed the world, we all know that. Over and above the … Continued

FT – Fast-growing smaller UK companies face £15bn funding shortfall, says report

The Financial Times reported that Fast-growing small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK face a cash shortage of up to £15bn this year after investor funding fell away during the coronavirus pandemic, with businesses outside of London notably struggling for financial support, according to new research. A report about growth capital and focused on SMEs … Continued

Blu Wireless wins new UK 5G Project

Blu Wireless, the leader in mmWave technology, announced it is part of the winning bid for the new Liverpool 5G Create project from the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS), a £7.2 million project. The 18-month programme will see Blu Wireless match-fund and play a significant role in delivering a robust, independent … Continued