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 […]

Enterprise Tech Ventures – UK Landscape

Enterprise Tech Ventures – UK Landscape

Background At Beacon Capital, our investment thesis focuses on early stage enterprise tech ventures. We have created a (first draft) representation of the landscape as we see it, and hope that this will serve as an interesting starting point for discussion. In our experience, many startups in enterprise tech find it difficult to reach the […]

Grand Visionaries or Piecemeal Tacticians?

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Grand Visionaries or Piecemeal Tacticians?

I was asked recently to speak at an Imperial College Enterprise Lab event on whether, as an early stage VC, I thought successful entrepreneurs are grand visionaries or piecemeal tacticians. VISION The ability to summon a big, paradigm shifting vision is often touted as the edge that successful tech entrepreneurs have over mere mortals. 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 […]

Venture Capital 2020: UK vs US

Venture Capital 2020: UK vs US

This is based on data analysis we did at Beacon Capital (see acknowledgements at the end of this post) and it was first presented by Chris Mairs, CBE, FREng, and Beacon Capital Venture Partner, in his keynote speech at our event “London Tech Venture Capital: An Asset Class for Global Investors”, on November 18th 2015. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Michael Kent Discusses the Adoption of Online Remittance Platforms

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Michael Kent Discusses the Adoption of Online Remittance Platforms

The way we send and receive money has changed significantly over the past few years – with an increasing number of people now choosing online platforms over more traditional methods. Michael Kent, CEO and founder of Azimo, joined Voxafrica to discuss this shift.   Azimo, founded in 2012, is a London based digital money transfer […]

Chaser named Xero Add-on Partner of the Year for 2016

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Chaser named Xero Add-on Partner of the Year for 2016

Beacon Capital portfolio company Chaser were this week named as Xero’s Add-on Partner of the Year for 2016 from across the 500+ add-ons in their ecosystem. Chaser, who were exhibiting at Xerocon (Xero’s annual conference) this week, are transforming how Xero users chase up their customers to pay their invoices on time; saving them from the scourge of […]

Neighbourly recognised by Bloomberg as one of the UK’s most disruptive companies

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Neighbourly recognised by Bloomberg as one of the UK’s most disruptive companies

Beacon Capital portfolio company Neighbourly.com – the social platform that connects local community projects with companies that want to make a difference – has today been named as one of the UK’s most innovative companies. It is one of 50 disruptive businesses named in the inaugural Bloomberg Business Innovators list. Neighbourly is among a select group […]

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