Monthly Archives: January 2019

30 January 2019

Ilika – Goliath Deployment Project led by McLaren

By |January 30th, 2019|

Ilika announces it has commenced the MoSESS project led by McLaren Automotive to develop its Stereaxâ Goliath batteries to power high-performance vehicles.

The project objective is to develop and integrate into a vehicle a fast-charging and high-power battery system based on advanced cell technology from Ilika and A123 Systems. It will deliver a simpler cooling system […]

Is Venture Capital about to become more of a mainstream asset class?

By |January 29th, 2019|

These are exciting times for the venture capital industry but only if the regulatory authorities back the government and are bold and ambitious in backing growth business.

A changing VC landscape

A few years back, I wrote an article for Tech City News congratulating the government on various initiatives to stimulate an entrepreneurial culture but bemoaning […]

Parkwalk – 2018 in numbers

By |January 15th, 2019|

Parkwalk’s EIS Investment Strategy in relation to Bristol and the UK’s Industrial Strategy

By |January 14th, 2019|

Ahead of the launch of the third University of Bristol Enterprise Fund later this month we take a look at a recent speech given by Business Secretary Greg Clark in Bristol on the first anniversary of the modern Industrial Strategy.

The Bristol launch event is on 29th January 2019 at Brown Rudnick LLP, 8 Clifford […]

Flusso – Opportunities and UCEF V & VI investment

By |January 10th, 2019|

We are delighted to announce that the Parkwalk Opportunities Fund and the University of Cambridge Enterprise Funds V and VI, managed by Parkwalk, have participated in the first major financing round of Flusso, the University of Cambridge spin-out which has developed an innovative high-performance gas flow sensor.

Flusso is a 2018 spin-out from the High […]

GeoSpock Secures £10 Million Additional Funding

By |January 8th, 2019|

GeoSpock® – the extreme-scale data integration company that provides analytics, builds insight, and enables predictions across space and time – today announced it has raised £10 million in additional funding, bringing the total raised to date to £19.25 million.

Investment was led by existing backers Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC) jointly with Parkwalk Advisors and Japanese firms Global Brain […]

YASA – The World’s Fastest Electric Powered Aeroplane

By |January 2nd, 2019|

This zero-emissions plane is expected to make a run for the record books with a target speed of 300+ MPH (480+ KMH).
Rolls-Royce is leading a highly specialised challenge to build the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft.

Inside a bustling hangar bay at the far end of Gloucestershire airport in South West England, a team of British […]

Cytora and QBE expand its relationship to enhance data-driven business insurance

By |January 2nd, 2019|

Following a successful pilot project, QBE has begun using Cytora’s Risk Engine technology to enhance underwriting decisions across its commercial portfolio.
The Cytora Risk Engine learns the patterns of good and bad risks over time, combining the digital footprint of every business with insurers’ internal data to generate a comprehensive risk profile and score for […]