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£300k to support West of England production workforce

A new skills training programme to support creatives looking to break into behind-the-camera roles on scripted film and high-end TV productions made in the West of England will launch later this month. It comes after Bristol City Council’s Film Services have secured almost £300,000 (€348k) from the West of England Mayoral Combined Authority, led by […]

January 8, 2024

AST SpaceMobile explains funding

Texas-based AST SpaceMobile, which says it building the first and only global cellular broadband network in space to operate directly with standard, unmodified mobile devices based on our extensive IP and patent portfolio, has explained how its much-needed financing is shaping up. AST has already launched the massive ‘BlueWalker 3’ satellite. Each satellite comprises flat […]

January 4, 2024

LucidLink raises $75m in Series C funding

LucidLink, a specialist in enabling instant access to data and real-time collaboration, has raised $75 million (€68.6m) in Series C funding, including secondaries, led by Brighton Park Capital an investment firm focused on entrepreneur-led, growth-stage companies within the software, healthcare, and tech-enabled services businesses space. Major existing investors, including Headline, Baseline Ventures and Adobe Ventures, […]

November 20, 2023

Research: $8bn invested in space start-ups

Analysts at research consultancy BryceTech say that investment in commercial space ventures attracted about $8 billion (€7.5bn) in 2022. Bryce says that this investment was in the form of 154 deals, involving more than 400 investors, in 123 companies based in 20+ countries. For eight of these companies, 2022 saw their first publicly announced funding. […]

September 29, 2023By Chris Forrester

Atmosphere Series D funding; new CEO

Atmosphere, a specialist in streaming TV entertainment for businesses, has announced a new $65 million (€60.7m) Series D funding round, led by Sageview Capital, Valor Equity Partners and S3 Ventures. This newest round of funding follows an $80 million Series C financing led by Sageview Capital completed in December 2021. Atmosphere’s announcement comes as the […]

February 10, 2023

Sky pledges £1m in apprenticeship funding to small businesses

Sky has partnered with the tech start-up Multiverse to gift £1 million of its unspent apprenticeship levy to organisations looking to develop digital, data and technical skills within its workforce. More than £1 billion worth of business apprenticeship levy goes unspent each year. That would be enough to create 115,540 apprenticeships – the equivalent of […]

January 31, 2023

NeuralGarage raises $1.45m in seed funding round

Deep Tech start-up NeuralGarage has raised $1.45 million in a seed round led by Exfinity Ventures. Founded by IIT Kanpur alumni – Subhashish Saha, Anjan Banerjee, Subhabrata Debnath and senior media and entertainment executive Mandar Natekar, NeuralGarage is currently building an innovative ‘VisualDubä’ solution to empower content creators across the board, globally. The seed round […]

November 18, 2022

C4 back cannabis company

UK’s Channel 4 has invested in medical cannabis company Cannaray through its VC unit, which invests via ad inventory. C4 was the lead investor in a funding round that raised £10m (€12m) for the UK-based cannabis group. Vinay Solanki, head of Channel 4 Ventures, said he wanted to back “bold and disruptive categories”, adding that […]

April 4, 2022

Newsflare closes Series B investment round

Newsflare, a licensing platforms and marketplace for user-generated video (UGV), has closed a Series B accelerator funding round to fuel faster growth. The £5 million (€5.9) investment will be used to increase Newsflare’s global footprint, grow its team, and expand its Studios and Marketplace business across Europe, North America and Asia. This funding round, led […]

January 13, 2022

Asacha Media Group secures €41m financing from Tikehau Capital

Tikehau Capital, the alternative asset management group, and Asacha Media Group (AMG) have announced that they have signed a €41 million private bond agreement to strengthen AMG’s investment capacity in Europe. AMG is a European contentcreation, production and distribution business. The group was founded in April 2020 by Gaspard de Chavagnac, Marina Williams and Marc-Antoine […]

January 13, 2022