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.
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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.
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Covec: Urban Rider Reviews Covec’s Latest technical textile

27 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.
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EC-OG: East Coast Oil & Gas Introduces Innovative Solution for Subsea Battery Storage Technology

27 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.

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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

Par Equity leads £1.2m funding round into Belfast based BrainWaveBank

15 July 2020

We are excited to announce our continued support of Ronan Cunningham and the team at Belfast-based BrainWaveBank as they continue to scale their AI-based monitoring solution for Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders.

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Publisher Discovery receives an £800k investment from a consortium of investors led by Par Equity

15 July 2020

We're delighted to announce our continued support for Publisher Discovery. The £800k investment round will support further development of the Company's affiliate marketing technology and expansion strategy.

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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.

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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.

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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

Censo Biotechnologies begins offering free coronavirus tests to key workers

26 May 2020

Par Portfolio company, Censo Biotechnologies, has risen to the COVID-19 testing challenge by offering free coronavirus tests to frontline workers. Hospital staff wishing to be tested can contact Censo here: covidtesting@censobio.com .

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Uniklasers secures further £750,000 in funding round to continue expansion

26 May 2020

We are very pleased to announce our continued support of UniKLasers in a £750,000 round of investment, supported by Scottish Enterprise. UniKLasers has achieved international sales and will use the funding to further expand the team and increase its manufacturing and R&D capacity.

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Qikserve, Moto launch mobile ordering at UK rest stops

26 May 2020

Moto, the largest highway service operator in the U.K., is launching a click-and-collect mobile ordering program at 48 of its sites, backed by QikServe's PreOday platform.

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Mallzee supports Bangladeshi workers affected by Coronavirus and also reduces clothing waste through its LostBox initiative.

26 May 2020

Fantastic initiative led by Edinburgh based Mallzee supports Bangladeshi workers affected by Coronavirus and reduces clothing waste. We are proud to back the team and their innovative solution making a difference on a global scale.

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Par Equity Portfolio Company, Current Health, announces partnership with the Mayo Clinic for remote coronavirus patient monitoring

30 April 2020

As an early investor in Current Health (tagged), it’s great to see it go from strength to strength. This is an extremely challenging period for everyone and we’re particularly proud to back companies helping those on the front line. Well done Chris McCann and all the team.

Read the full article on Venture Beat here

Par Equity leads £1.6m investment round into subsea clean energy company EC-OG

20 April 2020

Par Equity is delighted to announce the completion of a £1.6m investment round into EC-OG. This investment is the first through which we welcomed British Business Bank as our latest investment partner, the first of many co-investment deals to come.

EC-OG will use the funds to support its growth plans, which focus on the exploitation of its innovative Halo battery storage system...

Par Equity is thrilled to announce a £75m investment programme with British Business Investments

17 April 2020

Par Equity is thrilled to announce a £75m investment programme with British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank. This £15m commitment from BBI will sit alongside Par’s EIS Fund and Investor Network to support some of the most exciting technology companies across Scotland, the North of England and Northern Ireland, and comes at a time when early stage...

Par Partner, Paul Atkinson, gives insight into how Scotland’s academic entrepreneurial community’ is working to eradicate Covid-19

6 April 2020

Paul Atkinson gives insight into how the Scottish Entrepreneurial community is being proactive in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic. He speaks about how global reliance in the technology sector has led to resulting trends in tech-start ups working closely with clinicians, academics, governments and NGOs globally. Read more here: https://bit.ly/2XcHfOZ

Specifically, Par...

Par Partner, Paul Atkinson, becomes chair of Converge

20 March 2020

Par Equity founding partner, Paul Atkinson, has taken on the role as chair of Converge, the company creation programme for university students, graduates and staff. Paul Atkinson has held a seat on Converge’s strategic advisory board since 2016.

Atkinson stated: “I am delighted to chair the ‘crown jewel’ of Scottish academic entrepreneurial achievement. I’ve already witnessed the...

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