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Biomaterials startup Zentraxa announce seed investment

By SETsquared-Bristol / 8th June 2022

Our member company and University of Bristol spin-out, Zentraxa, has raised capital investment from Future Planet Capital, BPEC and Science Angel Syndicate to develop their innovative Zentide platform for engineering bespoke biomaterials. With generous support of their recently awarded Innovate UK grant, Zentraxa is rapidly moving towards contracted commercial concept development in both medical adhesives…

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Neighbourly move to Engine Shed following investment raise

By SETsquared-Bristol / 27th May 2022

Our alumni member, Neighbourly, the community investment and engagement platform, is moving into our SETsquared Bristol home, Engine Shed, following another successful funding round of £1.6 million led by Guinness Ventures. This latest funding round takes the total investment raised to date by the company to £8m ($10m).  The investment will help further expand the…

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GenomeKey raise Innovate UK funding to drive life-saving next-gen sepsis diagnostic

By SETsquared-Bristol / 19th May 2022

Our member GenomeKey, has secured an Innovate UK Biomedical Catalyst research award of £950,000 towards faster diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, one of the world’s most deadly diseases. The funding will enable the Bristol-based research and development company to provide rapid bacterial species identification and antimicrobial profiling in the hospital, which will save lives, save money,…

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getUBetter invited to join NHS Innovation Accelerator

By SETsquared-Bristol / 6th May 2022

Dr. Carey McClellan, CEO of our member company getUBetter, has been invited to join the prestigious NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) as a Fellow. NIA was established in 2020 to support exceptional individuals to scale promising innovations across England’s NHS. getUBetter has experienced significant growth over the last 12 months and is now providing its digital self-management…

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FluoretiQ expands its arsenal to fight antimicrobial resistance

By SETsquared-Bristol / 4th May 2022

Our member and University of Bristol spin-out FluoretiQ, the award-winning medical devices company, has announced a new initiative in its fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). According to a recent Lancet report, AMR isn’t a pandemic in waiting, its already here. AMR infections are estimated to cause 700,000 deaths each year globally. That figure is predicted to…

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Lineat Composites raise seed investment

By SETsquared-Bristol / 3rd May 2022

Our member and University of Bristol spin-out, Lineat Composites, has successfully raised significant funds through their initial seed round of investment, bringing their total investment to date to over £1 million. Lineat Composites results from several years of EPSRC funded research by the academic team at the university’s Bristol Composites Institute. This included the development of…

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Giving platform Neighbourly wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

By SETsquared-Bristol / 21st April 2022

Our alumnus Neighbourly, the community engagement and investment platform, has been awarded a 2022 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category. Now in its 56th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country – with the innovation category recognising businesses that demonstrate strong commercially successful innovative products…

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Wearable tech startup SpaceBands launch crowdfunding campaign

By SETsquared-Bristol / 11th April 2022

Our member Spacebands, who create wearable technology solutions to make workplaces safer, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to help with their next stage of business growth. Investment from Development Bank Wales, Henley Business Angels and Southern Angel Investors Club has contributed to the funding round. After gaining extensive press coverage and 1000+ customers…

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Femtech startup LatchAid secures £1m seed funding

By SETsquared-Bristol / 7th April 2022

Our member LatchAid, an award winning breastfeeding and early parenthood support innovator, has closed its seed funding round with an ultra-competitive £510k Innovate UK Innovation Loan, bringing total investments to £1m, as testament to its ground-breaking technology and user traction. LatchAid was founded by Dr Chen Mao Davies, a R&D specialist who previously worked on the Oscar (Academy Award)…

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FluoretiQ announces the closure of £1.1 million funding round

By SETsquared-Bristol / 21st February 2022

Our member and University of Bristol spin-out, FluoretiQ, has today announced the completion of a £1.1 million, pre-series A investment. Their pioneering NANOPLEX technology is a 15-minute proprietary diagnostic platform for bacterial infections.   The round was led by early-stage life science investors, Deepbridge Capital LLP, with significant participation from MAINStream, OION, SAIC and existing investors. This…

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