Monthly Archives: January 2014

31 January 2014

Friday Thoughts

By |January 31st, 2014|

Emerging Markets: What’s going on….?? Emerging market currencies have fallen to their lowest level since 2009.

Argentina has hit the headlines, but Turkey, South Africa and Russia have also been hit hard. There has been violence on the streets of Kiew and Bangkok.
The scare has quickly dragged down the S&P, followed by the Asian stock markets.
How […]

Horizon Discovery

By |January 30th, 2014|

Horizon Discovery Signs Large-Scale License Agreement for its X-MAN Cell Lines in Japan

Agreement covers use of 250 of Horizon’s X-MAN genetically defined isogenic cell lines

Cambridge, UK, 30 January 2014: Horizon Discovery™ (Horizon), a leading provider of research tools to support translational genomics and the development of personalized medicines, today announced it has entered into a […]

Fund Managers Comments – January 2014

By |January 30th, 2014|

It has been a very interesting start to 2014, with Xeros, an investment in the UK Tech Fund I, recently announcing it is exploring the possibility of a float on the AIM market at potentially several times the level of our original investment.

We have seen further indication of the interest in investing in the assets […]


By |January 29th, 2014|

Kevin Arthur, CEO at Oxford Photovoltaics, discusses the company’s technology providing solar energy through windows. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.”

How to Turn Windows Into Solar Panels: Video


By |January 28th, 2014|

Yorkshire Post: Xeros gets ready to clean up by washing clothes hi-tech way


By |January 28th, 2014|

Tracsis  – wins undisclosed overseas order – Tracsis plc, a leading provider of software and technology led products and services for the transportation industry, is pleased to announce that it has received an order for an undisclosed six figure sum to supply its Remote Condition Monitoring equipment and associated software to a customer in Ireland.

As […]


By |January 27th, 2014|

Revolymer CEO to leave at end of January

LONDON (Alliance News) – Polymer technology company Revolymer plc on Monday said Chief Executive Roger Pettman will leave at the end of the month as he seeks to launch other new ventures.

Pettman has led the company since it was founded in 2005 and led its listing on […]


By |January 26th, 2014|

Sunday Times: Waterless washing machine maker joins float cycle

Fuel 3D

By |January 21st, 2014|

Parkwalk closes syndicate investment into Fuel 3D, a new 3D scanner company out of Oxford.

Fuel3D is developed by an expert team of hardware and software engineers and scientists. Originally developed for the medical imaging sector, Fuel3D’s technology is being adapted for the broader 3D market, with the goal of bringing the benefits of point-and-shoot […]


By |January 21st, 2014|

Parkwalk leads successful £5m funding round into YASA Motors.

The company manufactures a highly differentiated advanced axial flux motor and generator based on its proprietary Yokeless And Segmented Armature (YASA™) technology.

For a given power & torque requirement, YASA can deliver a significantly smaller and lighter electric motor than any other competing technology. Furthermore, the technology […]

Friday Thoughts

By |January 17th, 2014|

New ‘all time highs’ – what’s the significance….?

We have heard it again this week in the US regarding the S&P 500, and it may not be long before we hear it here in the UK regarding the FTSE 100.

Financials and Tech stocks have been making gains following positive economic reports and strong earnings.

The term itself […]

Microsaic Systems

By |January 13th, 2014|

Microsaic Systems is pleased to announce the launch of the MiDas™ interface module which allows simple connectivity of its miniaturised mass detector, the 4000 MiD®, for on line and off line analysis. The MiDas compact integrated interface unit offers automated sampling, dilution and injection for direct mass spectrometry (MS) analysis at the lab bench or fume hood, […]


By |January 8th, 2014|

Tracsis wins significant order – Tracsis, a leading provider of software and technology led products and services for the transportation industry, is pleased to announce that it has received a significant order for its Remote Condition Monitoring equipment.

The initial order, which has been placed through the five year Framework Agreement announced on the 21st October 2013, […]

Horizon Discovery

By |January 7th, 2014|

Jan 7 (Reuters) – Horizon Discovery: * Horizon discovery and Astrazeneca have entered into a research, collaboration and license agreement * Agreement to explore a range of oncology-relevant genotypes * Will receive an undisclosed upfront payment * Eligible for subsequent payments of up to $88 mln in milestones if compounds are developed by Astrazeneca