Corporate News Roundup – September 2021

Posted Wednesday 29th September 2021


Angel Investment Network moves into Private Equity

The Angel Investment Network is diversifying into Private Equity and Venture Capital through the launch of a new division, AIV. The platform is the largest network of Angel Investors and the move will see AIV Capital invest between $10-$75m into established businesses.

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The 16 black female founders that have raised funding

Between 2009 and 2019 there were only 10 black female founders who received VC funding. With Google launching its Black founders’ fund things are starting to change in 2021. Sifted have profiled the 16 black female founders that have raised funds in the UK.

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Sunday raises $100m to fuel rapid growth

Restaurant payment app Sunday plans to expand globally just five months after launching. The company has raised $100m after signing up 1,500 venues to its payment platform. The app allows bills to be split with friends through the use of a QR code.

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$680m funding for NFT fantasy football game lead by SoftBank

NFTs are all the rage at the moment and SoftBank think so too. They have recently lead a funding round for Sorare, the sports-based NFT platform. The company has also received funding from some of football’s big names including Rio Ferdinand and Gerard Pique.

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M&S forays into venture capital with digital push

The retailer has made its first venture capital investment for 20 years. Marks and Spencer might still be seen as a traditional retailer but the £20m investment is to a technology fund aimed at transitioning the business. The fund will be managed by True.

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Joelson advises Zeelo on $12m fundraise

Joelson has advised Zeelo in relation to its latest fundraise of $12m. The investment comes from a funding round led by ETF Partners and includes InMotion Ventures as well as new and existing angel investors.

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London Tech Week Highlights

Last week was London Tech Week 2021. The theme focused on the future of innovation. As has become the norm, the event relied on tech to deliver most of the content virtually. If you missed the week, highlight videos can be found on the London Tech Week YouTube page.

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