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Draper Esprit Announces 43% Increase In Gross Primary Portfolio Value

Draper Espirit (LSE:GROW), an AIM listed venture capital firm backing promising digital technology companies, has announced their results for the end of the year, the 31st of March. Simon Cook, the CEO Draper Esprit, commented: “At the time of the IPO in June 2016, we… Read More

Seedrs Alum Perkbox Receives $8.6 Million Investment From Draper Esprit

London-based employee engagement platform Perkbox has receives a $8.6 million (6.6 million) from venture capital firm, Draper Esprit. This news comes nearly nine months after the company secured more than £4,3 million on equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs. As previously reported, Perkbox has more than 300,000 paying… Read More

Draper Esprit Adds £160 Million to Finance European Tech Companies

Draper Esprit (AIM: GROW, ESM: GRW) has raised £100 million via new and existing investors. The listed VC said a further £60m in new capital has been raised via their EIS, VCT and secondary co-investment funds which invest alongside their PLC. The additional capital, totaling £160… Read More

VC Firm Draper Esprit Updates on Progress Since IPO

Draper Esprit (AIM: GROW, ESM: GRW), a publicly traded venture capital firm, has provided an update since its IPO back in June 2016.  According to management, the VC has been “very active” since its admission to AIM & ESM. Draper Esprit was originally launched in… Read More

Draper Esprit Invests $5 Million in RavenPack

RavenPack, a big data analytics firm for the financial industry, has received a $5 million investment from venture firm Draper Esprit (AIM:GROW & ESM:GRW). RavenPack says this is the first funding they have received from a VC firm. The capital injection will help RavenPack execute on… Read More

Crowdcube Has Crowdfunded 50 £1 Million Funding Rounds as Cauli Rice Raises £1.4 Million

  Leading investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has now crowdfunded 50 deals of £1 million or more. Cauli Rice, a company that has used Crowdcube to raise capital in the past, closed its funding round at £1.4 million backed by 1038 investors.  Crowdcube pointed out that… Read More

Pod Point Secures £1.5 Million & Closes Third Crowdcube Campaign In Less Than Two Weeks

Less than two weeks after launching its third equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, POD Point not only secured its initial 1.5 million funding target, it also closed the latest funding round, which was part of a larger £9 million fundraise led by venture capital firm Draper Esprit, who… Read More

Update: POD Point’s Third Crowdcube Campaign Surpasses £1.1 Million During Its First Week

Just one week after launching its third equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, POD Point has successfully secured more than £1.1 million from over 600 investors. As previously reported, POD Point designs and manufactures electric vehicle (EV) charge points that can be used in the home or… Read More

POD Point Launches Third Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube

POD Point, a UK based charge point suppliers for electric vehicles that claims to be leading the European market, has launched its third equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company is seeking £1.5 million, which will be part of a larger £9 million fundraise led by… Read More

VC Firm Draper Esprit Expands Presence in Ireland with the Appointment of Nicola McClafferty

Venture capital firm Draper Esprit (AIM: GROW, ESM: GRW) has appointed Nicola McClafferty to the Dublin office. She will join Brian Caulfield as the VC seeks to identify the next generation of Irish tech firms poised for success. McClafferty was most recently CEO of  Covetique.com, a… Read More

Seedrs Comments on Beauhurst Report: “2016 Was a Great Year for Crowdfunding”

Earlier today, Beauhurst published a report on equity investment into early stage private companies in the UK during 2016. While their numbers indicated a decline versus years prior, crowdfunding was highlighted as a “reason to be optimistic about prospects for equity finance.” Equity crowdfunding platform… Read More

Update: Seedrs Funding Perkbox Receives £2.5M Backing From Draper Esprit

Following the launch of its already successful equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, employee and customer engagement provider Perkbox reportedly received a £2.5 million backing from Draper Esprit. As previously reported,  Perkbox has already attracted more than 300,000 paying members ranging from SMEs to large corporations including British… Read More