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Kelpi lands seed funding to develop bioplastics from seaweed

Sustainable biotech innovator Kelpi has today secured both private and public sector funding to advance its pioneering technology creating bioplastics from seaweed. Kelpi’s compostable bioplastic packaging for food is now a step closer to the supermarket shelves, replacing single-use fossil fuel plastics which take hundreds of years to decompose. ...


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October 2021

FIVE YEARS SUPPORTING BRISTOL BUSINESSES

Members of Bristol Private Equity Club (BPEC) celebrated five years of supporting business growth in the city with a party overlooking the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Entrepreneurs who have invested £10 million into fast growing businesses and some of those who have received funding celebrated at the Avon Gorge by ...


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September 2021

CELEBRATIONS AT AUROCH DEAL

Members of Bristol Private Equity Club are celebrating after a videogame developer and publisher backed in its early days has successfully sold for a minimum of £6 million. Established entrepreneurs who are members of BPEC, saw the potential of Auroch Digital, which was founded by Tomas and Debbie Rawlings ...


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September 2021

SPACE FORGE LIFT OFF WITH BIG NAME INVESTMENT

Space Forge – a business started in Bristol that is developing a reusable manufacturing space satellite - is set to become a leading player in the industry after raising an undisclosed amount in seed funding from around the world.  Space Forge, began in a garage in Bradley Stoke, Bristol and has now grown to 15 people in a ...


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July 2021

Will Britton of AutonoMe answers questions about investment.

AutonoMe, which has received funding from BPEC, is a Bristol-based EdTech provider that combines technology with one-to-one support to improve outcomes for vulnerable people in Education and Social Care. Recently City Funds contributed £150,000 to help AutonoMe roll out a new digital employment training service for vulnerable people in ...


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July 2021

INVESTMENT BOOST CREATES JOBS AT BRISTOL SOFTWARE FIRM

A Bristol-based software business that is revolutionising the way home improvement firms manage their work has clinched £400,000 in funding, enabling it to create up to seven new jobs in the next six months. Payaca, based in central Bristol, has developed job management software that is successfully being used ...


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June 2021