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13 May 2019

Parkwalk – why record CGT receipts mean EIS has a key role to play

By |May 13th, 2019|

The original article appeared in Professional Adviser
As HMRC announces a record £9.2bn in CGT receipts, Parkwalk looks at flows into the tax-efficient sector in 2018/19 and why EIS should play an increasingly important part in client conversations

And breathe … though not for long.

The tax-year end is always a busy time for tax-efficient fund managers […]

Parkwalk – Opportunities EIS Fund was the largest EIS fund in 2018/19

By |May 1st, 2019|

We are delighted to report that the Parkwalk Opportunities EIS fund was the largest EIS fund in 2018/19, raising over £60 million.

Importantly, we continue to average 12 months for a subscription to be fully invested. So the next few weeks is a good time to subscribe to the Parkwalk Opportunities EIS fund as your clients […]

30 April 2019

Congenica – Congenica Raises £23.3M ($30.1M) for Series B Funding Round

By |April 30th, 2019|

Congenica, the global clinical decision support platform provider, today announced it has raised a further £13.25 ($17.1) million in additional equity investment, led by Parkwalk Advisors. The round attracted new strategic investors, including Digital China Health Technologies Corporation Limited (DCHealth), alongside follow-on funding from existing investors. The total amount raised across its B round financings […]

28 March 2019

GeoSpock – Technology Leader Pontus Noren To Join Board

By |March 28th, 2019|

GeoSpock® – the extreme-scale spatial big data integration company that provides analytics, builds insight, and enables predictions across space and time – today announced the appointment of Pontus Noren to a Non-Executive role on its Board of Directors, as well as a £2 million investment from Parkwalk Advisors.

Having recently closed a £10 million funding round, […]

Oxford PV – raises £31m funding

By |March 15th, 2019|

Perovskite solar technology leader announces first close of Series D funding round, attracting major new investment and continued support from existing shareholders
Oxford PVTM – The Perovskite CompanyTM, the leader in the field of perovskite solar cells, today announced it has raised £31 Million, the first portion of its Series D funding round.
The round includes a […]

Paragraf – starts producing graphene at commercial scale

By |March 12th, 2019|

The University of Cambridge has reported that Paragraf, one of its spinouts and a Parkwalk portfolio company, has started producing graphene

A sheet of carbon just one atomic layer thick, at up to eight inches (20cm) in diameter, large enough for commercial electronic devices.

Professor Sir Colin Humphreys, the founding professor of the technology, is quoted […]

PredictImmune – announce formal entry of PredictSURE IBD™ into the NICE Diagnostic Assessment Programme

By |March 12th, 2019|

PredictImmune, developers of pioneering prognostic tools for guiding treatment options and improving patient outcomes in immune-mediated diseases, today announced the formal entry of its first product, PredictSURE IBD™, into NICE’s Diagnostic Assessment Programme (DAP).

The DAP evaluates new, cutting-edge medical diagnostic technologies, producing guidance to help people working in the NHS make efficient, cost-effective and […]

8 February 2019

Parkwalk wins ‘Best EIS Fund Manager’ at the EIS Association Awards

By |February 8th, 2019|

Parkwalk are delighted to have won ‘Best EIS Fund Manager’ for 2018 at the annual EIS Association Awards. This is the 3rd year in a row that we have won this prodigious award.

The judges commented that Parkwalk were ‘An impressive manager with a strong track record and regular exits. Exactly what the regulator is looking for […]

29 January 2019

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’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 […]

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 […]

3 December 2018

Parkwalk wins ‘Best Generalist EIS Fund’ in the Investment Week 2018/19 Tax Efficiency Awards

By |December 3rd, 2018|

Parkwalk are delighted to have won ‘Best General EIS Fund’ at Investment Week’s Tax Efficiency Awards 2018 last week, beating last year’s runner’s up prize and matching our win in 2016.

Parkwalk were also highly commended in the ‘Best Exit’ category.

It is always a good validation of our investment strategy to be recognised by industry peers […]

Deal or no deal, should EIS investors be worried about Brexit?

By |December 3rd, 2018|

Given the UK’s Venture Capital Schemes (SEIS, EIS, VCT and SITR) fall under the EU State Aid rules there is the possibility that a ‘hard’ Brexit would allow the Government to loosen restrictions regarding these schemes, but it seems unlikely given the Government’s agenda.

However, under any compromise deal the UK will probably have to […]

25 November 2018

Oxbotica, AXA XL and Nominet to bring autonomous cars to London roads before Christmas

By |November 25th, 2018|

Today the DRIVEN consortium, led by Oxbotica, the autonomous vehicle software provider, announces it will commence trials on London’s roads this month following successful ongoing trials in Oxford. The vehicles will be mapping the streets of Hounslow and are expected to be autonomous by Christmas 2018. During the trials, Nominet and AXA XL will […]