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Sophie Connolly joins as Team Assistant

By SETsquared-Bristol / 12th April 2021

We are pleased to welcome Sophie Connolly to the SETsquared Bristol team as our Team Assistant.  Sophie is responsible for managing the SETsquared Bristol office and organising various activities for our members, such as events, workshops and Business Review Panels.   Having recently graduated from the University West of England (UWE) with a Masters in Innovation and Applied Entrepreneurship in 2019, Sophie has been heavily involved in entrepreneurship education regionally. Most notably co-founding the Female…

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Neighbourly raises £3m Series A investment

By SETsquared-Bristol / 9th April 2021

SETsquared Bristol alumnus, Neighbourly, has raised £3 million in Series A investment to accelerate the growth and impact of their award-winning giving platform. Since launching the platform in 2014, they’ve worked with corporate partners like Aldi, M&S, Lidl, Danone, M&G Investments, Cadent and RSA Insurance, to support over 16,000 local good causes across the UK…

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Live-performance, augmented reality app, ‘The Round’, launches with exclusive event listing of EE BAFTA

By SETsquared-Bristol / 9th April 2021

Pioneering, live-performance and technology company, ‘The Round’, will launch its unique, immersive and self-titled app with an exclusive event listing at 6:45pm this Sunday, 11th April. Created using EE’s award-winning 5G-network, the AR music performance from EE will feature platinum-selling artist Liam Payne, ahead of the opening of the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards.…

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Latest financing for Micrima developing a disruptive breast cancer scanning system

By SETsquared-Bristol / 31st March 2021

SETsquared Bristol alumnus, Micrima limited, have closed the latest fundraising round by way of a convertible loan note. The company raised £1.9 million from new and existing shareholders which is being matched by the ‘Future Fund’, the UK government initiative delivered by the British Business Bank, thereby providing Micrima with £3.8 million of funding in…

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Bristol third top UK city for tech investment

By Tamsin Denbigh / 31st March 2021

Bristol attracted the third largest amount of investment into tech businesses of any UK city in 2020, according to the latest annual report by Tech Nation, with the South West posting a record year.  Bristol and Bath also rank 12th across Europe for investment in tech, ahead of cities including Barcelona, Cambridge and Madrid.  Tech Nation says £339m in venture capital funding went to Bristol tech firms last…

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Neuronostics close oversubscribed seed funding round

By SETsquared-Bristol / 29th March 2021

SETsquared Bristol member, Neuronostics, an award-winning SME, has successfully secured £300K for the ongoing development of its revolutionary clinical decision support systems. The funds being received from a group of private investors who are establishing a new venture capital fund QantX Ventures. Neuronostics has developed patented technology that enables faster and more accurate diagnosis of…

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Actuation Lab secure investment and take up residence at the NCC

By Tamsin Denbigh / 18th March 2021

SETsquared Bristol member, Actuation Lab, is rethinking industrial hardware to increase the reliability and reduce the environmental impact of mechanised industries. The company was spun out from the University of Bristol in 2019 by three engineering academics who had the drive to commercialise their mechanical innovation, the Callimorph® actuator. The Callimorph® is a device that…

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Jack Jordan-Connelly joins as Business Incubation Manager

By SETsquared-Bristol / 10th March 2021

We are pleased to welcome Jack Jordan-Connelly to the SETsquared Bristol team as our Business Incubation Manager. Jack is responsible for the day-to-day management and development of the incubation programme, including membership management to ensure companies receive the tailored support they need to succeed. Jack will also be involved with innovation projects in the West…

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Lights, camera, latch on! Oscar-winning founder of motherhood app wins prestigious innovation award

By SETsquared-Bristol / 8th March 2021

The founder of SETsquared Bristol member, LatchAid, a femtech startup using innovative technology to revolutionise breastfeeding and early parenting support, has won the prestigious Women in Innovation award. Dr. Chen Mao Davies started LatchAid after facing her own struggles with breastfeeding, pain and subsequent depression. She realised that mothers needed maternal support fit for the…

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Enterprising Women 2.0: Take your business to the next stage

By SETsquared-Bristol / 8th March 2021

Are you a woman with a new business, business idea or side-hustle hobby who is looking for support to launch and grow your business? To mark International Women’s Day, we are opening applications for Enterprising Women 2.0, our fully funded pre-incubation programme for women-led businesses, in partnership with NatWest. Now in its second year, Enterprising…

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