Monthly Archives: February 2014

28 February 2014

Friday Thoughts

By |February 28th, 2014|

Luck/Skill – It is tempting to think that success in investing, and in life, is never accidental. No accidents or randomness, just planning, strategy, hard work, logic.

If there is no luck then success is seen in an even greater light. Denying the existence of luck appeals to the human urge to control everything, hence the […]

Horizon – Intention to float on AIM

By |February 27th, 2014|

Horizon Discovery Group plc Announces Intention to Float 

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Xeros – Intention to float on AIM

By |February 21st, 2014|

The information contained in this announcement is restricted and is not for publication, release or distribution in the United States of America, Canada, Australia, Japan or South Africa

21 February 2014
Xeros Limited
(“Xeros” or the “Group”)
Announcement of Intention to Float on AIM

Xeros, the innovative developer of a patented polymer bead cleaning system with multiple identified commercial […]

Clean Air Power

By |February 18th, 2014|

Major Order for Genesis-EDGE Dual-FuelTM Product

Clean Air Power (AIM: CAP), the developer and global leader in Dual-Fuel engine management systems for heavy duty vehicles, is pleased to announce that it has received an order for 19 Genesis-EDGE, Dual-FuelTM trucks from a major distribution company in the UK. The order has a value to Clean […]

University of Oxford Isis Fund Launch

By |February 14th, 2014|

Tax effective investing: share in the future of Oxford University spin-outs

17th February 2014

For the first time, private investors will be able to make tax efficient investments in range of new Oxford technology companies via a dedicated fund, the University of Oxford Isis Fund, set up by Parkwalk Advisors and Isis Innovation, the University’s […]

Microsaic

By |February 14th, 2014|

Microsaic – new video of the 4000 MiD, the world’s smallest single quadrupole mass spectrometer:
View video here

Parkwalk

By |February 13th, 2014|

Ascendant report highlights Parkwalk as one of the busiest UK venture investors in 2013 – read more here

Xeros

By |February 13th, 2014|

FT: UK firm launches domestic near-waterless washing machine
Xeros, which claims its near waterless washing machine is the first genuine innovation in laundry for 60 years, is close to launching a domestic model in the US.
The Rotherham-based company intends to raise fresh capital to start production after selling commercial versions to a string of customers in the […]

Cambridge Enterprise

By |February 13th, 2014|

A huge thank you to all the team at Cambridge Enterprise for an excellent University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund investor evening yesterday at Emmanuel College.
Investee companies presenting included:
Aqdot (highlighted in the FT yesterday)
Cambridge CMOS Sensors
DefiniGEN
Inotec AMD
Sphere Fluidics
as well as three very exciting potential investee companies for the University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund II

Omega Diagnostics

By |February 13th, 2014|

CD4 Update – Successful completion of Technology Transfer – Omega (AIM: ODX), the medical diagnostics company focused on allergy, food intolerance and infectious disease, announces the successful completion of its CD4 technology transfer project with first in-field evaluations to start next month.

Further to the announcement made in December 2013 regarding the first reference batch, the […]

Arkivum

By |February 12th, 2014|

University of London Computer Centre (ULCC) and Arkivum Ltd. announce partnership – The partnership enables ULCC’s Academic & Research Technologies team to offer an integrated, long term digital preservation solution to the academic, heritage and special collections sector – read more

Aqdot

By |February 12th, 2014|

Highlighted in the FT: Oxbridge: Aqdot Selected UK Tech stocks causing a stir

Founded: 2012
Founders: Roger Coulston and Jing Zhang
Employees: 10
What they do: Make capsules for storing and releasing chemicals
Who they want to be: The next Bayer
Total funding: £1m

When you swallow a pill you probably care more about the ingredients that are inside than the casing […]

Xeros

By |February 10th, 2014|

The Times: Beads put new spin on global industry (Xeros Feb 10 2014) – read more

Clean Air Power

By |February 10th, 2014|

Concept Development Agreement: Clean Air Power (AIM: CAP), the developer and global leader in Dual-Fuel engine management software for heavy duty vehicles, today announces that it has entered into a funded concept development agreement with a global truck manufacturer to develop a Dual-Fuel engine for a South East Asian market. This is the first program […]

Horizon Discovery

By |February 8th, 2014|

Appointment of Chairman – Horizon Discovery has appointed Dr. Ian Gilham as Chairman of its Board of Directors.

Dr. Gilham’s healthcare industry career spans thirty years encompassing all aspects of successful company growth and development. He was Chief Executive Officer of Axis-Shield plc, prior to its sale to Alere and he has also held top management […]

Xeros

By |February 7th, 2014|

Smithsonian Magazine – This Washing Machine Could Be the Next Game-Changing Appliance.

An innovative system that uses stain-sucking plastic beads translates to big savings

When it comes to revolutionary inventions of the 20th century, electric washing machines are right up there with automobiles and personal computers. With the press of a button, a load of laundry that […]

Friday Thoughts

By |February 7th, 2014|

Stock market corrections…. With the S&P now down around 8% from last months all time highs (at time of writing), and other western stock markets making similar moves, we are currently somewhere between what we would call a ‘dip’ and a ‘correction’.

(See below table)

For what it’s worth, I have no idea whether this recent […]

Mode DX

By |February 6th, 2014|

Parkwalk closes Opportunities Fund and syndicate investment into Mode Diagnostics:

Mode Diagnostics Ltd – Receives approval to commence sales of its digital home-use bowel-screening test; successfully completes significant financing round

06 Feb 2014

MODE Diagnostics Limited (“MODE” or “the Company”) today announces that it has received a European CE mark for its first product, measure Bowel Health, […]

Xeros

By |February 5th, 2014|

Daily Express: Green washing machine invention puts rivals in a spin

THE British maker of a revolutionary green washing machine using nylon beads largely to replace water and detergent has now set its sights on the leather and textile processing industries……

Tracsis

By |February 4th, 2014|

Positive Interim Trading Update – Tracsis plc, a leading provider of software and technology led products and services for the transportation industry, is pleased to provide an update on trading ahead of the release of its interim results for the six months to 31 January 2014.

Trading has been strong in the first half of the […]