Neighbourly move to Engine Shed following investment raise

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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Lineat Composites raise seed investment

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

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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Bristol ranks top five for UK tech growth

Bristol has been named one of the UK’s fastest growing tech cities following what was a record year for the sector in Britain in 2021. The city has been ranked fifth for regional UK tech growth in the Digital Economy Council’s new ‘Levelling Up Tech Power League’ report. Tech firms received £26 billion in venture…

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SETsquared Bristol companies see success on Scale-Up Programme

Blog by Steve Mayers, Head of Scale-Up, SETsquared Established in 2018, SETsquared’s Scale-Up Programme has so far supported its 280 member companies to raise £45 million in grant funding for collaborative R&D projects, plus an additional private co-investment of £34.8 million. The aim of the programme is to support companies that are on the cusp…

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Channel 4 invests in TravelLocal, the global tailor-made holiday marketplace

SETsquared Bristol member Travellocal, a global B2C online marketplace for tailor-made holidays announced a new investment from Channel 4, the British TV broadcaster, via its Commercial Growth Fund. Channel 4 joins existing investment funds, Active Partners and Gresham House Ventures, in backing the business. It takes TravelLocal’s total funding raised to date to over £8…

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