Both Par Equity and the companies we invest in regularly appear in the press. We will let you know what they say here, as well as interesting press comment about the EIS and venture capital industry.

Par Equity to Launch Belfast Regional Investor Network

25 November 2020

Par Equity is pleased to announce we’re broadening the Par Investor Network in Belfast, chaired by Ronnie Geddis following our Aberdeen launch in October 2020.

The network will support Par's existing activities in Northern Ireland - Trivirum, PlotBox and Datactics – as well as help to find new and exciting opportunities to back. We aim to address a gap in equity investment for high...

Par Partner Andrew Noble and IFA Magazine on Par Equity's Investment Thesis

23 November 2020

Par Partner, Andrew Noble, recently spoke with IFA Magazine on the back of Par Equity’s recent exit from Symphonic Software that delivered a blended 8.3x return to EIS Fund Investors acrooss two investment rounds. The article highlights Par’s unique investment thesis that fuses the financial firepower of our EIS Fund with the skills, expertise and contacts of the Par Investor Network. Hugh...

Par Equity Delivers a Successful Exit with the Sale of Symphonic Software

13 November 2020

Following our latest exit, Symphonic Trust, we caught up with CEO Derick James to review this successful exit and some of the returns our EIS Fund investors made.

In 2014, Par Equity invested in Symphonic Software (Now part of Ping Identity), a spin-out from Edinburgh Napier University. Fast forward nearly 7 years, and Symphonic is a leader in dynamic authorisations for identify...

- Par Equity named as a finalist in the 2020 Growth Investor Awards

11 November 2020

- Par Equity named as a finalist in the 2020 Growth Investor Awards

- Competing with 6 other investment providers for the coveted Growth Investor of the Year Award

- Competing with 5 other investment providers for the coveted Exit of the Year Award

- Now in its sixth year, the Growth Investor Awards will be announced during a virtual ceremony in December

In a...

Integrated Graphene Raises £3.1m to Commercialise Breakthrough Graphene Manufacturing Process

10 November 2020

Par Equity welcomes Stirling based, Integrated Graphene Ltd to the Par Equity Portfolio. The £1.3m investment round was supported by Archangel Investors, Par Equity, Techstart Ventures and ESM Investments. The funding will allow the company to kickstart production of its breakthrough, cost-effective design for manufacture process, producing the 3D graphene foam, Gii, which can be applied...

Par Equity Launches Investment Network in Aberdeen

5 November 2020

Par Equity is incredibly pleased to announce the appointment of Hugh Little to bolster Par’s investment activities in the North East of Scotland. Hugh brings unrivalled experience to Par Equity and our portfolio companies, and there is no better person to build out our network of enthusiastic investors in the region.

Chaired by Hugh Little, who for many years ran Aberdeen Asset...

Ping Identity Aquires Symphonic Software to Accelerate Dynamic Authorization for Enterprises Pursuing Zero Trust Identity Security

3 November 2020

In 2014, Par Equity invested in Symphonic Trust, a spin-out from Edinburgh Napier University. Fast forward nearly 7 years, and Symphonic is a leader in dynamic authorisations for identify security and now, as of yesterday, part of the Ping Identity group. Another excellent exit for Par Equity, and another success story for Edinburgh’s tech ecosystem. We’re proud to have supported the business...

Par Equity wins "highly commended" runner up award of EISA Best EIS Investment Manager 2020

21 October 2020

Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA)'s annual awards recognise outstanding performance among firms and individuals in the #EIS, #VCT and tax efficient investment industry and community.

Par Equity is delighted to have been selected for the "highly commended" runner up award for 'Best EIS Investment Manager 2020' at last week's Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA)...

UniKLasers secures Innovate UK project as part of quantum technology research drive

5 October 2020

Par Portfolio Company, UniKLasers , secures an £800,000 project funded by Innovate UK to spearhead the commercial development of applications based around Quantum Technology. Read more here .

Par Equity regognised as a finalist for Best EIS Investment Manager and Best Exit of the Year in the 2020 EISA Awards.

2 October 2020

We’re always working hard to deliver the best outcomes for our entrepreneurs and investors, which is why we’re thrilled to be recognised as a finalist in two categories by Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) – Best EIS Investment Manager (sponsored by Protean Risk Limited ) and Best Exit of the Year, with deltaDNA (sponsored by Gannons Solicitors ).

Register here for the...

Novosound launches revolutionary range of non-destructive testing (NDT) products

2 October 2020

Par Equity portfolio company Novosound has launched its range of non-destructive testing (NDT) products to revolutionise the NDT market across sectors including oil and gas, renewables, energy and aerospace.

We are proud to have supported Novosound and the team through the development stage and are excited to see them enter this next stage of growth.

Novosound founding director...

Current Health and Dexcom Partner to Deliver Continuous, Remote Glucose Monitoring

27 August 2020

Par Portfolio Company, Current Health , has partnered with Dexcom to deliver continuous glucose monitoring through the Company's AI-powered remote patient monitoring platform.

This partnership provides a great opportunity for health systems to obtain detailed insights into patient health, resulting in improved patient outcomes. Read the full article here

For Some VCs Activity Didn’t Slow Down as a Result of the Covid-19 Pandemic

27 August 2020

Par Equity made 21 transactions in H1 20. Up 31% YoY. Well written article from Christine Hall at Crunchbase looking at VC activity levels and in particular Greycroft . The North of the UK is a very different market to the US, but there are common themes:

1. “Startups in some sectors saw five years of growth in two months”
2. “Spending time with its existing portfolio to...

Par Partner Andrew Noble Discusses the Positive Opportunities That Have Emerged for Young Businesses as a Result of Covid-19

27 August 2020

Par Partner, Andrew Noble recently spoke to What Investment Magazine about the positive opportunities that have emerged as young, nimble technology businesses navigate the COVID-19 crisis and why the success of these exciting technology companies is good for both investors and the economy, particularly in the North of the UK.
Read the full article here

Novosound Names Former Baker Hughes Executive as Chairman

27 August 2020

Par portfolio company, novosound has appointed Dr. Derek Mathieson, former Baker Hughes Senior Executive as chairman to drive the company's international growth strategy. Mathieson brings an outstanding history of commercial success and leadership to the team that will be vital to assisting the next phase of Novosound’s growth.
Read the full article here

Covec: Urban Rider Reviews Covec’s Latest technical textile

23 August 2020

VC investing offers up a broad range of exciting companies to work with. Meet Par portfolio company COVEC LIMITED , bringing the best protective single layer motorcycle jean to market.
Watch the video here

EC-OG: East Coast Oil & Gas Introduces Innovative Solution for Subsea Battery Storage Technology

20 August 2020

Engineer Live highlights Par Portfolio Company, EC-OG, and its Halo Lithium-ion battery storage system providing novel subsea battery storage technology. The technology has recently passed the final stages of testing, marking a major milestone for its creator, an Aberdeen-based clean energy system provider.

Read the full article here

Par Equity’s Network Effect at work

15 July 2020

IFA Magazine recently highlighted Par Equity's Network Effect and the invaluable insight and critical thinking that our investor community brings to each stage of the investment cycle.

Read the full article here

Manus Neurodynamica secures £750,000 in funding for its Parkinson’s detecting technology

15 July 2020

We are excited to announce our continued support of Manus Neurodynamica as the company aims to revolutionise health care management through its Parkinson’s detecting technology.

Read more here

Par Partner Andrew Noble on our new investment programme with the Regional Angel Programme

15 July 2020

UK Business Angels Association recently interviewed Par Equity Partner, Andrew Noble, on our new investment programme with the Regional Angel Programme, which aims to deploy £75m over the next 3 to 5 years.
Andrew shares more on the programme, our investment approach and how portfolio companies have responded in the face of COVID-19 here