SETsquared Bristol companies create a record 300 new jobs

Fourteen people in Actuation Lab team outside in front of building with Actuation Lab logo

We are pleased to announce that our member companies created a record 300 new jobs in 2023. They also generated over £45 million in revenues and raised a combined £50 million in funding. The sectors with the highest number of jobs created were fintech, healthtech and engineering. Seventeen of the new jobs were created by…

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Winners announced – Innovate UK Unlocking Potential Award

Two of the women founders of Eleria standing together smiling in front of foliage

Four SETsquared Bristol companies have secured funding from Innovate UK’s Unlocking Potential: Build Award to accelerate their innovations into development. Eleria, Inclued AI, and SpatialCortex Technology have each received a £50k grant and access to tailored mentorship and support programmes. The Innovate UK competition is investing a combined £6.2m into innovative projects with the…

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Bristol startups pitch at SETsquared’s 20th annual investment event

Kailash Manohara Selvan from SpatialCortex with Jack Jordan Connelly at SETsquared Investment Futures event

Six of our companies were selected to present their startups at SETsquared’s Investment Futures 24 showcase in London this November. Investment Futures is an annual high-profile occasion that over its 19-year history has showcased hundreds of the best UK technology, science and innovation-led startups across six SETsquared centres, helping them raise more than £160m. SETsquared…

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Silicon Gorge shines a light on SETsquared Bristol companies

Kailash Manohara Selvan, Founder of Spatial Cortex, pitching at Silicon Gorge investment showcase. Credit to photographer Jon Craig

Thirteen pioneering tech and digital startups from the South West and Wales pitched to investors for between £150,000 and £2m at the Silicon Gorge final this May, including five SETsquared Bristol companies. Silicon Gorge is a major investment event in the South West, with companies curated after a three-stage selection process by experienced network and…

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A record 45% of funding raises led by women

A record 45% of total funds raised by our companies were led by women in 2022. Women raised £15 million of the total £33 million raised by 85 of our companies. This is testament to our long-term focus for inclusivity within the tech sector which includes our programmes, Enterprising Women and Breakthrough Bursary. Our new…

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Bristol startups shine at SETsquared@20 Investment Showcase and Impact Awards

Kim and Optect at Invest 2022

SETsquared celebrated its 20th anniversary in style with a bumper edition of its annual Investment Showcase and an awards celebration night, which recognised member companies which have had a significant social, environmental, or economic impact. Over 200 investors and funders came together at Church House, Westminster, to see the latest crop of SETsquared-backed startups, spin-outs…

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SETsquared Bristol companies pitch at Silicon Gorge final 

Tom Riglar pitching at Silicon Gorge 2022

Twelve innovative tech and digital startups from the South West and Wales pitched to investors at the Silicon Gorge final this month, including three SETsquared Bristol companies.  Silicon Gorge is a major investment event in the South West, with startups selected through a three-stage selection process by experienced network and investor judges, as part of…

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