Move Guides just raised $48m: what made us invest in their seed round?

Move Guides just raised $48m: what made us invest in their seed round?

Move Guides, one of our very first investments as Beacon ( then Angellab), closed $48 million in Series C funding last month. We were the first investors in the company and it is, almost to the day, five years since we participated in its seed round. Move Guides has since raised over $90 million in […]

OnePulse Closes $3M in Funding Round

OnePulse Closes $3M in Funding Round

Beacon Capital portfolio company, OnePulse, has closed a $2.07 million funding round led by UK-listed agency network Next 15 and Silicon Valley based Foundation Capital. The funding comes on top of a previous round of $1.07 million led by Beacon Capital and BBH ZAG. The company will use the funds to launch in the United States in […]

NowWeComply and Kamanchi annouce commercial partnership

NowWeComply and Kamanchi annouce commercial partnership

Beacon Capital portfolio company NowWeComply and Kamanchi (a Nasstar PLC company) have announced a partnership to provide recruitment companies in the UK with intelligent automation technology that allows them to become more efficient when managing recruitment candidates, streamline recruitment compliance, and drive down candidate costs. The partnership will bring the NowWeComply platform to the recruitment market, and […]

Azimo Raises $15M from Rakuten to expand into Asia

Azimo Raises $15M from Rakuten to expand into Asia

Beacon Capital portfolio company, Azimo, has raised $15 million led by Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten as the start-up looks to expand its presence in Asia. The funding round brings Azimo’s total amount raised to $40 million to-date. Existing investors eVentures, Frog Capital, Greycroft, Accion and MCI also contributed to this round of funding. To date, Azimo makes most […]

Portugal Ventures partners with Beacon Capital for London launch

Portugal Ventures partners with Beacon Capital for London launch

Portugal’s largest technology investor today announced it has opened an office in London to help its portfolio companies expand and internationalise. Portugal Ventures, a Lisbon-based VC with €400 million in assets, said it has entered into a strategic partnership with London-based VC, Beacon Capital. Beacon Capital will advise Portugal Ventures’ companies on strategy to scale […]

Trailblazing Women: Marta Krupinska, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Azimo

Trailblazing Women: Marta Krupinska, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Azimo

Marta Krupinska (Linkedin), co-founder and managing director of Beacon’s portfolio company Azimo has recently given an interview as part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models from around the world. It first appeared at Global Invest Her which hosts these exclusive interviews and later made its appearance at Huffington Post.  Marta is a living inspiration and […]

Ometria: On the Challenges of Entering the Age-Old Retail Industry

Ometria: On the Challenges of Entering the Age-Old Retail Industry

The way in which retailers take consumers to the point of sale continues to evolve. Real Business spoke with rising UK SMEs with innovative ideas to discuss the challenges of entering an age-old industry with a new proposition. Beacon Capital portfolio company, Ometria, is one such retail innovation out to change the industry. A customer insight […]

London Startup OnePulse secures $1.07m funding

London Startup OnePulse secures $1.07m funding

Real-time consumer engagement app OnePulse has closed a $1.07m seed investment round, led by AngelLab, D5 Capital and the London Co-Investment Fund along with a number of senior brand and technology executives.

In the Press: What Investors Want – Chatting with AngelLab by Mike Doherty

In the Press: What Investors Want – Chatting with AngelLab by Mike Doherty

Maria Dramalioti-Taylor, Managing Partner was recently interviewed by Mike Doherty. In the interview she spoke about her investment philosophy, challenges she faced as a woman in business and her experience being the founder of Incito Ventures for FinanceSE.

Forbes: The E-commerce Experience Now Focuses On The Customer, Not The Retailer

Forbes: The E-commerce Experience Now Focuses On The Customer, Not The Retailer

Forbes contributer Monty Munford has recently published an opinion article about e-commerce now focusing on customer experience rather than on the retailer. He believes e-commerce has dramatically changed for the better over the past 15 years and now it’s time to focus on the customer. Today, the technology aspect of e-commerce is no longer a […]

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