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.

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

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.

Read more here

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.

Read more here

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.

Read more 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 .

Read the full article here

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 Equity invests £1 million into existing Portfolio Company, Swipii

20 March 2020

We are proud to continue to support Swipii in this follow-on investment round. Swipii is on a mission to give local businesses the tools and technology they need to help compete on a level playing field with global brands. The Company wants consumers to use Swipii to discover local offers, save money on their everyday purchases, and share them with their friends & community. Swipii is UK's...

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...

Sunamp and Ripple Energy sign MoU to provide zero-carbon heat and hot water

20 March 2020

Par Equity Portfolio Company, Sunamp Limited, has signed a MoU with Ripple Energy to provide zero-carbon heat and hot water.

Andrew Bissell, CEO and founder of Sunamp said: “We are delighted to have reached an agreement to provide zero-carbon heating and hot water solutions to climate-conscious Ripple Energy customers nationwide. We have a shared ambition to bring new choices for...

Par Partner, Robert Higginson, shares his insights on the factors driving 2020 technology trends

19 February 2020

Robert Higginson, partner at Par Equity LLP, suggests tech investments will take place against a backdrop of wider societal concerns around issues such as climate change and waste; fake news and the democratic process; social media and privacy; and ageing populations.

In this environment, tech companies will increasingly be scrutinised by customers and publicly held to account where...

Previous Par portfolio company, Dukosi, is set to double the size of its Edinburgh workforce

10 February 2020

Previous Par portfolio company, Dukosi, is set to double the size of its Edinburgh workforce since being acquired by KCK in October 2019. The support provided by Par and other investors throughout the company’s early stages has helped Dukosi reach this exciting stage of growth. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2uBlKLT

Par Equity welcomes two new Investment Managers

7 February 2020

We are pleased to welcome Tom Croy and Alastair Moore to the Par Equity team.

Par Equity managing partner Paul Munn said: “Tom and Alastair are set to be a key part of our expansion strategy. Following our record-breaking Q4 in 2019, underpinned by our long-term commitment to early-stage investment in Scotland and our existing presence in Northern Ireland, we are investing to grow the...

Par Equity looking to continue momentum after a successful Q4 2019

27 January 2020

After a great end to 2019, Par Equity continues to seek out disruptive, high-growth companies based in the UK. In Q4 2019, Par Equity completed 11 investments and one exit, marking a record-breaking quarter. In October, Par successfully exited portfolio company Dukosi to American private equity investment group KCK. The transactions included investment into existing portfolio companies Current...

QikServe acquires Preoday to build the hospitality self-service solution of the future

15 January 2020

QikServe, the leading enterprise platform for customer self-service in the hospitality industry, has acquired Preoday , the branded mobile application and online ordering technology provider. The merger will see the businesses collaborate to build the hospitality management platform of the future – bringing together loyalty, delivery, payment and EPoS integrations, to provide operators and...

Par Equity successes in the north signal bright future

13 January 2020

Legal & General, MMC Ventures and Foresight have participated in follow-on funding rounds for two Scottish businesses in which Par Equity had invested. This underlines how Par, as the leading investor in early-stage technology businesses in the North, is sought out by London-based managers looking to broaden their portfolios.

Edinburgh-based Current Health received £9m in funding...

Dukosi, the Edinburgh, UK based developer of leading-edge battery technology, has today announced it has been 100% acquired by KCK .

29 October 2019

Dukosi, the Edinburgh, UK based developer of leading-edge battery technology, has today announced it has been 100% acquired by KCK .

Dukosi is a developer of cutting-edge technologies that transform the way advanced batteries are designed, deployed and operated in applications such as Electric Vehicles, Transport, Grid Energy Storage and Industrial. The Company will continue to build...

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