Technology

‘Build a fairer future for our young people’ firms told as major new report brands Bristol a ‘divided city’

November 25, 2022
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‘Build a fairer future for our young people’ firms told as major new report brands Bristol a ‘divided city’

An ambitious plan to tackle poverty and close the inequality ethnic gap in Bristol was officially launched this week with a plea to businesses to get involved and end what it calls a “divided city”. OurCity2030 aims to get young people from low-income households, starting from inner-city Bristol, into...

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Expansion of 2,615% puts Bristol software developer among country’s fastest-growing tech firms

November 23, 2022
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Expansion of 2,615% puts Bristol software developer among country’s fastest-growing tech firms

Bristol specialist software firm Deazy has been named as one of the UK’s fastest- growing technology businesses with a staggering 2,615% hike in revenue over the past four years. The achievement has placed the firm 13th in a major new national growth league table and third in the South West....

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Recognition for Bristol firms’ contribution to UK’s economy in national trailblazer programme

November 18, 2022
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Recognition for Bristol firms’ contribution to UK’s economy in national trailblazer programme

Nine mid-sized Bristol firms, ranging from a pioneer of hand-tracking software to a medical simulator manufacturer, are being championed as regional success stories in a new UK-wide programme.  They are among 16 South West businesses chosen by specialist consulting firm WIRED that typify its vision of trailblazing enterprises –...

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Major UK cyber sector acquisition handled by cross-firm team from Foot Anstey

November 16, 2022
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Major UK cyber sector acquisition handled by cross-firm team from Foot Anstey

The private equity team at national law firm Foot Anstey, which has an office in Bristol, has supported fast-growing UK cyber security group Kocho on its latest acquisition. Foot Anstey’s lawyers advised Kocho Group Holdings on the legalities of its takeover of award-winning manager service provider Mobliciti, including the...

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Bristol Business Blog: What does the crypto crash mean for investors’ tax position? Simon Denton, tax partner, Milsted Langdon

November 16, 2022
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Bristol Business Blog: What does the crypto crash mean for investors’ tax position? Simon Denton, tax partner, Milsted Langdon

The value of many cryptoassets has fallen considerably as a result of the collapse of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange. The failure of such a big platform and the potential loss of billions of pounds worth of cryptocurrency value has rocked the confidence of the market.  This has caused both...

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Take-off for world-leading creative sector projects that will harness Bristol’s tech innovation

November 11, 2022
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Take-off for world-leading creative sector projects that will harness Bristol’s tech innovation

A group of Bristol tech trailblazers have been awarded a share of £1m to work on projects that will strengthen the city’s status at the forefront of creative sector innovation. The projects will focus on screen-based, immersive technologies and robotics and will include the world’s first metaverse live streaming...

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£15m for Bristol venture fund looking to invest in the region’s high-potential science start-ups

November 11, 2022
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£15m for Bristol venture fund looking to invest in the region’s high-potential science start-ups

Science Creates Ventures, the Bristol-headquartered specialist early-stage investor, has been awarded up to £15m to invest in some of the South West’s most promising deep tech innovations. The commitment from British Business Investments will allow Science Creates Ventures (SCV) to invest in pioneering companies at the pre-seed, seed and...

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ICON research points to continued growth in the cybersecurity sector as threat level increases for firms

November 3, 2022
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ICON research points to continued growth in the cybersecurity sector as threat level increases for firms

The cybersecurity sector is proving recession-proof and remains a vital growth area with strong merger & acquisition and fundraising activity, according to research by Bristol-based tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance. Its latest Cybersecurity report shows deal activity in the sector was up by 60% between January and September this year...

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Major science award for Bristol Uni spin-out firm behind revolutionary hi-tech heart pacemaker

November 3, 2022
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Major science award for Bristol Uni spin-out firm behind revolutionary hi-tech heart pacemaker

A spin-out company from the University of Bristol has won a major science award for its world-leading medical devices that use microchip technology to treat critical conditions such as heart failure. Bioelectronic firm Ceryx Medical was formed in 2016 as a joint venture to exploit the know-how in cardiac...

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The LAST WORD: Alan Bristow, CEO and founder, ICON Corporate Finance

October 28, 2022
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The LAST WORD: Alan Bristow, CEO and founder, ICON Corporate Finance

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Alan Bristow, CEO and founder of ICON Corporate Finance, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? The Alpinist. I would never have come across this had it...

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Event: Impact investing and its role in building thriving local economies

October 28, 2022
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Event: Impact investing and its role in building thriving local economies

Purposeful Bristol businesses, charities and social enterprises can find out more about place-based impact investment and how it can help tackle local issues and build a thriving regional economy at an event next week. Hosted by Bristol & Bath Regional Capital (BBRC), the free event takes place on Thursday,...

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£35m funding for Bristol fintech Moneyhub as it prepares for more growth

October 28, 2022
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£35m funding for Bristol fintech Moneyhub as it prepares for more growth

Bristol-based open finance, open data and payments platform Moneyhub has secured funding of £35m from two high-profile financial sector investors as it looks for further expansion. Moneyhub works with more than 100 blue-chip firms in financial services, retail and telecoms sectors, helping them unlock opportunities by creating personalised products...

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German launch for Bristol tech firm’s innovative self-monitoring eye app after £2m investment

October 28, 2022
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German launch for Bristol tech firm’s innovative self-monitoring eye app after £2m investment

A Bristol healthtech firm developing a self-monitoring app for people with serious eye conditions has secured £2m to launch it in Germany. Founded in 2018, OKKO Health has pioneered a range of apps for sufferers of Macular disease, the leading cause of sight loss in developed nations. It affects more...

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