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Past Press Releases - The Capital Fund

November 6, 2008
Rights Tracker gets Capital investment
The Capital Fund has invested in Rights Tracker, a developer of intellectual property rights management systems, as part of a significant new funding round. More

October 6, 2008
Essential Escapes takes off with The Capital Fund
The Capital Fund has invested £200,000 into spa holiday specialists Essential Escapes as part of a £240,000 founding round, with the balance of the cash coming from existing shareholders. More

September 4, 2008
White Circle Organisation and Hummus Bros win significant investments
The Capital Fund has announced major investments in two London-based catering entrepreneurs. More

February 19, 2008
Successful Exit Number Five for The Capital Fund
The Capital Fund has achieved its fifth successful exit from an investee company following the £4.5 million acquisition of Solcara Ltd by ArgentVive plc.

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January 16, 2008
Text Messaging Systems Innovator, 2sms, secures £450,000 with help from The Capital Fund
Mobile phone messaging services provider, 2sms, has secured an investment of £450,000. The capital injection includes £250,000 from The Capital Fund who invested alongside Richard Goldstein, an experienced investor in the SME sector, who has also joined the 2sms Board. More

November 26, 2007
The Capital Fund backs Stem Cell Innovators
Stem cell technology pioneer, Plasticell, has secured an investment of £250,000 from The Capital Fund. This investment follows on from a recent injection of £440,000 into the Company by existing Plasticell shareholders and a £1.1 million grant from the DTI’s Technology Programme in January to support the development of stem cell robotics. Plasticell will use the new funding to develop its innovative stem cell and drug screening products.

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October 15, 2007
Technology to beat Super-bugs wins major new Funding
Scientists at Biocontrol, leading the world in developing new treatments to cure serious antibiotic-resistant infections, have secured a £250,000 investment from The Capital Fund. More

August 15, 2007
Cancer Treatment Innovators secure Significant Investment from The Capital Fund
Medical technology company, Vision RT, specialists in 3D surface imaging for use in radiotherapy treatments, has secured substantial new funding, including an investment of £250,000 from The Capital Fund. More

July 6, 2007
Imperial spin-out, NanoBioDesign, secures Investment for Novel Drug Discovery Technology
Imperial Innovations Group plc, the technology commercialisation and investment company (AIM: IVO) and The Capital Fund, the £50 million Regional Venture Capital Fund for London, today announce that together they have invested £500,000 in NanoBioDesign Limited (NBD), a company developing a range of toxicity screening systems to speed up the drug discovery process. More

June 24, 2007
Innovative Biopharmaceutical Company, PolyTherics, raises over £2 million
Imperial Innovations Group plc, the technology commercialisation and investment company (AIM: IVO), Longbow Capital, which focuses on healthcare and technology investments and The Capital Fund, the £50 million Regional Venture Capital Fund for London, today announce that they have completed an investment round of £2.3 million in PolyTherics Limited (‘PolyTherics’), an innovative biopharmaceutical company. More

May 23, 2007
Imperial Innovations and The Capital Fund announce investment in IXICO Limited
Imperial Innovations Group plc, the technology commercialisation and investment company (AIM: IVO) and The Capital Fund, the £50 million Regional Venture Capital Fund for London, today announce that they have together invested £850,000 to co-lead an investment round of £2.44 million ($4.8 million) into IXICO Limited (‘IXICO’). More

May 3, 2007
The Capital Fund marks Fourth Successful Exit
The Capital Fund has achieved its fourth profitable exit from an investee company following the $60 million acquisition of Touch Clarity Ltd, one of the Fund’s portfolio companies, by Omniture Inc. More

March 28, 2007
Dynamic communications agency C Squared secures The Capital Fund’s 50th Investment
Marking The Capital Fund’s 50th investment in fast growth companies in Greater London, C Squared Holdings Ltd has raised £250,000 of funding to develop innovative publications and events for the advertising industry. More

February 13, 2007
The Capital Fund invests in innovative Family Activity Centres
The Capital Fund, a £50 million venture capital fund that invests in fast growth companies in Greater London, has announced a capital injection of £250,000 in Kids Planet, which will allow the family activity centres operator to develop new sites under its new Jack & Lulu’s branding. More

February 13, 2007
The Capital Fund invests in Compliance Software Entrepreneurs
The Capital Fund has announced a significant investment in Iconium, a market leader in the provision of governance, risk and compliance framework solutions. More

January 24, 2007
LFH Brand Identity secures major investment from The Capital Fund
Print and design management agency LFH Brand Identity has secured £250,000 in new investment from The Capital Fund, a £50 million venture capital fund that invests in fast growth companies in Greater London. More

January 11, 2007
The Capital Fund invests £250,000 in Presence Networks
Secure instant messaging service provider, Presence Networks, has attracted £250,000 of investment from The Capital Fund More

October 24, 2006
‘Slow fast-food’ Specialist raises £1 million with help from The Capital Fund
Continental-style all-day café business Amano has raised £1 million of new funding across two investment rounds from The Capital Fund, More

October 2, 2006
Leading Anti-Counterfeiting Specialist secures £250,000 from The Capital Fund
Total Brand Security, the global brand protection and counterfeiting prevention specialist, has raised £250,000 from The Capital Fund, More

September 11, 2006
UK’s Leading Retail Intelligence Provider secures £250,000 from The Capital Fund
The Local Data Company, which operates the UK’s most accurate database of
in-depth information on UK city centre retail businesses and other urban points of interest, has raised £250,000 from The Capital Fund. More

August 15, 2006
Global IT Analyst secures £250,000 from The Capital Fund
Network Analytics, a supplier of technology platforms that provide analysis of the usage of IT systems for major multinational companies, has raised £250,000 from The Capital Fund. More

August 3, 2006
Back Pain Management Experts raise £250,000 from The Capital Fund
The RealHealth Institute, an independent healthcare company that offers expert advice and treatment for back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders, has raised £250,000 from The Capital Fund, a £50 million venture capital fund that invests in fast-growth companies in Greater London. More

April 21, 2006
The Capital Fund pumps Funding into Revolutionary Infusion Device
A new high accuracy, low cost infusion pump that is set to revolutionise the medical devices market, and also has a range of applications in laboratories and the food and chemicals industries, has attracted £250,000 funding from The Capital Fund, a £50 million venture capital fund that invests in fast-growth companies in Greater London. More

April 6, 2006
Specialist Food Entrepreneur, Maison Brillant, secures £475,000 for Major Expansion
Maison Brillant, the upmarket retailer of authentic French bread, cakes, confectionery and gifts, has raised £475,000 from The Capital Fund, a £50 million venture capital fund that invests in fast-growth companies in Greater London, and a high net worth investor. More

April 4, 2006
Workplace Health and Safety Innovator wins Investment from The Capital Fund
Optima Diagnostics, the fast-growing supplier of user-friendly web-based health and safety management tools, has attracted £275,000 of funding, in a round led by The Capital Fund, a £50 million venture capital fund that invests in fast-growth companies in Greater London, who co-invested with business angel investors. More

March 21, 2006
A Healthy Message - iPLATO raises First round Funding from The Capital Fund
iPLATO Ltd, the leader in mobile healthcare applications, has attracted first round funding from The Capital Fund, a £50 million venture capital fund that invests in fast-growth companies in Greater London and whose investors include the DTI and The European Investment Fund. More

March 12, 2006
Innovative Software Development Company Completes Management Buy-Out
Quadrate, a leading data management software company and creator of innovative solutions that enable businesses to rapidly migrate data to and from SAP, facilitating efficient data management and reporting, has completed a Management Buy-Out. More

February 13, 2006
Mobile Media Solutions Company Kodime secures Significant Funding
Kodime Ltd, an award-winning provider of mobile media software and services to property marketers, the music business and marketing agencies, has raised significant funding from The Capital Fund, a £50 million venture capital fund that invests in fast-growth companies in Greater London. More

January 30, 2006
Innovative Mobile Text Response Company generates Investment for European Expansion
A company that provides automated mobile response systems for advertising and recruitment campaigns run by clients ranging from Oxfam and Ford to the Metropolitan Police and the Scottish Executive, has raised £250,000 from The Capital Fund More

January 14, 2006
Leading Smart Card Technology Company raises £338,000 from The Capital Fund
Aconite Ltd, a leading global provider of Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) and smart card technology solutions, has raised £338,000 from The Capital Fund More

November 24, 2005
The Capital Fund wins Regional Venture Capital Fund of the Year Award
The Capital Fund is celebrating after being named Regional Venture Capital Fund of the Year in the prestigious Investor Allstars Awards held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, this week. More

November 24, 2005
Innovative Web-based Medical Dictation Service raises £250,000 from The Capital Fund
Dictate IT Ltd, which provides an innovative online medical transcription service for hospitals and GPs, has raised £250,000 from The Capital Fund, a £50 million venture capital fund which backs fast-growing, small and medium-sized enterprises in Greater London. More

October 28, 2005
UK’s Leading Specialist HIV Diagnostics Company secures £675,000 for European Roll-Out
Delphic Europe Ltd, the UK’s leading provider of specialist diagnostics products and services for HIV clinics, has raised £675,000 from MMC Ventures, who led the funding round, and The Capital Fund. More

August 9, 2005
E-Learning Leader raises £250,000 from The Capital Fund
Absolutely Training Ltd, a leading provider of regulatory e-learning solutions to the investment and retail banking market, has raised £250,000 from The Capital Fund,
a £50 million venture capital fund which backs fast-growing, small and medium-sized enterprises in Greater London. More

July 8, 2005
Mtivity poised for Growth after Securing £1.5 million through Albany Ventures and The Capital Fund
Mtivity Ltd, a leading provider of marketing management software to companies and media agencies, has raised £1.5 million and announced the appointment of Patrick Kremer as their new chief executive to lead plans for significant growth in the UK and overseas. More

June 10, 2005
The Capital Fund backs Innovative Mobile Marketing Solution
Wireless Brand Channel Ltd, a digital marketing agency specialising in providing innovative new media channels for brands to communicate with their customers, has raised £250,000 from The Capital Fund, a £50 million venture capital fund which backs fast-growing, small and medium-sized enterprises in Greater London. More

May 17, 2005
Darwin Rhodes secures Expansion Finance from The Capital Fund
Darwin Rhodes Group Ltd, a leading recruitment consultancy specialising in the pensions, insurance, actuarial, and financial planning markets, has secured funding of £1.2 million to support ambitious expansion plans and a partial MBO More

March 24, 2005
Loupe Solutions completes MBO from Imprima de Bussy with help from The Capital Fund
Loupe Solutions has completed a management buy-out (MBO) of the print production facility of Imprima de Bussy, one of Europe’s leading financial printing and communications groups. More

March 3, 2005
Kinetic Media raises £900,000 to get Trucking – Next Stop: Red Nose Day
Kinetic Media, Europe’s leading truck advertising company, has raised a total of £900,000 from The Capital Fund, a £50 million venture capital fund which backs fast-growing, small and medium-sized enterprises in Greater London, a Small Firms Loan Guarantee Scheme loan from Lloyds TSB Bank, and the company’s existing investors. More

February 21, 2005
Red Ventures raises £250,000 to develop Pooh Bear Giftware
A company that supplies branded giftware and jewellery featuring well-loved Disney characters such as Winnie the Pooh, Snow White and the Lion King, has raised £250,000 from The Capital Fund, a £50 million venture capital fund which backs fast-growing, small and medium-sized enterprises in Greater London.

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February 13, 2005
Spectrum Interactive acquires UK Explorer – First successful exit for The Capital Fund
The Capital Fund has become the first of the nine regional venture capital funds to achieve a profitable exit following the acquisition of UK Explorer, one of the Fund’s investee companies, by Spectrum Interactive Limited. UK Explorer, a provider of wired and wireless Internet access solutions for hotels and airports, boasts blue chip clients including Compass Group, BAA, Holiday Inn Hotels and Travelex. The Capital Fund has made a 30% internal rate of return on its investment. More

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