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Mercia announced as new Investor in Residence service for SETsquared Bristol companies

By SETsquared-Bristol / 13th January 2022

We are pleased to announce Mercia Asset Management as the new Investor in Residence service for our member companies offering monthly one-to-one investment advice clinics starting in February. One of the UK’s most active investors, Mercia is exclusively a UK domestic investor with a focus on regional businesses that are seeking venture, private equity or…

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New leadership team for SETsquared Bristol

By Rhian Jarman / 9th December 2021

We are delighted to announce two new leadership roles for SETsquared Bristol from January 2022 to strengthen the incubator’s position as a world-leading business support programme provider for ambitious tech companies. Marty Reid will become Director and Kim Brook will become Programme Manager of SETsquared Bristol. Marty and Kim take over from Monika Radclyffe who has…

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SETsquared INVEST 2021 shines spotlight on Bristol startups

By Rhian Jarman / 9th December 2021

Now in its 18th year the SETsquared Partnership’s annual investment showcase, INVEST 2021, took place online on 1 December. Sixteen of the very best UK tech companies pitched for the investment needed to take their startups to the next level of growth. The event showcased pioneering innovations backed by the SETsquared Partnership, ranging from technology to improve…

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Ultraleap raise £60 million in Series D fundraise

By SETsquared-Bristol / 17th November 2021

Our alumnus and University of Bristol spin-out, Ultraleap, the world leader in interface technologies – hand tracking and mid-air haptics – today announced it has completed a £60 million ($82 million) Series D round of investment. The raise will enable Ultraleap to further develop and commercialise its revolutionary technologies for existing and next generation computing platforms. Significant new investors including Tencent, British…

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Forth raise £1.6m to launch ground-breaking femtech product

By SETsquared-Bristol / 5th November 2021

SETsquared Bristol member, Forth, is set to capitalise on the growth in the female science and technology market as it has secured £1.6m funding to support the launch of its ground-breaking female health product. Leading the team at Forth is CEO and Co-founder Sarah Bolt. She said: “Today, more and more people are realising that…

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Plans announced for FinTech West Accelerator

By SETsquared-Bristol / 29th October 2021

We were delighted to announce plans for a FinTech West Accelerator in partnership with Engine Shed during the FinTech West Summit at Bristol Technology Festival 2021. Drawing on recently published research from the University of Bristol, our vision is for a collaborative regional programme placed at the heart of a partnership of industry, academia and the regional technology…

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Inspiring girls and women to find their place in a technology career on Ada Lovelace Day

By SETsquared-Bristol / 25th October 2021

On Tuesday 12 October, we were delighted to host our fourth ‘Inspiring Women and Girls In STEAM’ event, in celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, in partnership with Engine Shed.   Ada Lovelace, a 19th century mathematician, is widely credited as the first computer programmer, and best known for her work with Charles Babbage to develop the ‘Analytical Engine’…

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Bristol Technology Festival unveils schedule for October showcase

By SETsquared-Bristol / 5th October 2021

Bristol Technology Festival (BTF) has unveiled a packed schedule for its tech showcase event, taking place next week, 11-15 October 2021. Now into its third edition, BTF is an annual celebration designed to bring together events, people and communities to share, learn and explore technology developments in the southwest region. Events will encompass a range…

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Breakthrough Bursary returns to support BAME tech founders

By SETsquared-Bristol / 21st September 2021

We are proud to relaunch our Breakthrough Bursary for the third year, continuing our commitment to promoting inclusion and equal opportunities in tech. The bursary supports BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) entrepreneurs in the UK to access business support through our award-winning incubation programme, including university spinouts, and startups from the private sector. Women…

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Cardiff joins the SETsquared Partnership

By SETsquared-Bristol / 14th September 2021

Cardiff University has become the sixth partner of SETsquared, the world’s top-ranked university-business incubator. Cardiff joins the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton, and Surrey and will further strengthen the group’s capability for providing enterprise and innovation programmes for researchers, entrepreneurs and high-growth companies in its ecosystem. The SETsquared Partnership has an enviable track-record having…

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