Hardware

12 March 2019

Animal Dynamics – Successful Exit

By |March 12th, 2019|

Parkwalk, the leading EIS investor in UK University spin-out companies, is pleased to announce the exit of the majority of its holding in Animal Dynamics via a successful secondary sale.

Parkwalk was one of the initial investors in the company when it was formed in 2015 and has invested in subsequent funding rounds. The sale […]

2 January 2019

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 […]

11 December 2018

MedaPhor – Parkwalk investment

By |December 11th, 2018|

We are delighted to announce that the Parkwalk Opportunities Fund has  participated in the recent financing round of Medaphor Group plc, the Cardiff University Spin-out and global provider of advanced ultrasound training simulators and ultrasound clinical support for medical professionals.

18 September 2018

NuNano – University of Bristol Enterprise Fund II investment

By |September 18th, 2018|

We are delighted to announce that the University of Bristol Enterprise Fund II, managed by Parkwalk, has invested in NuNano.

NuNano specialise in the design of cantilever-based sensor devices and probes for atomic force microscopy. Microcantilevers are the simplest form of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), which have come to prominence in the last decade or so. The basic […]

28 August 2018

Arago Bioscience – University of Oxford Innovation Fund IV investment

By |August 28th, 2018|

We are delighted to announce that the University of Oxford Innovation Fund IV has invested in Arago Biosciences alongside Oxford Sciences Innovation. Arago has designed the world’s most sensitive light microscope.

Arago Biosciences, a spin-out company from the University of Oxford’s Department of Chemistry, has designed a new way of detecting and quantifying molecules. The […]

23 July 2018

Proxisense – Parkwalk closes investment

By |July 23rd, 2018|

We are delighted to announce that the Parkwalk Opportunities Fund has invested in Proxisense, an Oxford University spinout supplying specialised proximity sensors and systems to measure contamination in critical fluid systems. These products have been developed for use is for extreme and inaccessible environments.

The proximity sensor technology utilises an eddy current sensor and enables […]

PervasID – Parkwalk and UCEV V investment

By |July 20th, 2018|

We are delighted to announce that the Parkwalk Opportunities Fund and the University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund V, managed by Parkwalk, have invested in PervasID, a spin-out from the Department of Engineering.

The company has developed a long-range passive Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking technology which substantially outperforms current passive RFID technologies. Crucially, it allows low-cost […]

11 June 2018

Silicon Microgravity – Parkwalk and UCEF V investment

By |June 11th, 2018|

We have recently made an investment in Silicon Microgravity for the Opportunities Fund and the University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund V.

Spun-out of the University of Cambridge Nanoscience Centre, Silicon Microgravity has raised $7 million from ourselves, BP Ventures, Cambridge Enterprise and IP Group plc.

The company’s breakthrough sensing technology combines the recording of gravity data at […]

30 May 2018

Opsydia unveils ground-breaking new technology

By |May 30th, 2018|

Laser marking by University of Oxford spinout transforms diamond security

Opsydia, a spinout from the University of Oxford, has unveiled ground-breaking new technology that will help address the risk of tampering and counterfeiting in the diamond sector.

Using high precision lasers, Opsydia can make tiny marks, less than 1/50th of the size of a human hair, […]

Salunda – Parkwalk follow-on Investment

By |May 1st, 2018|

We are pleased to announce that the Parkwalk Opportunities Fund and the University of Oxford Innovation Fund IV have participated in a second investment in Salunda Limited, originally a University of Oxford spin-out, and provider of specialist ‘smart systems’ for monitoring equipment and fluids.
The company is successfully targeting safety critical applications for oilfield drilling, […]

15 April 2018

Sorex Sensors – UCEF V investment

By |April 15th, 2018|

We have recently closed an investment in Sorex Sensors for the University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund V.

Sorex Sensors is a spin‐out from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Cambridge. The company has developed a dual-mode film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR) sensor technology.

The devices, fabricated on a silicon wafer, comprise a thin film […]

28 March 2018

Inflowmatix – Parkwalk closes investment

By |March 28th, 2018|

We are delighted to announce that the Parkwalk Opportunities Fund has participated in a funding round for Inflowmatix, an Imperial College spin-out company providing high-resolution sensors and associated analytics initially to the water industry.

Their technology will enable clients to actively manage their asset base through risk-based preventative maintenance and ultimately dynamic network optimisation.

Oxford Flow – Parkwalk closes Investment

By |March 20th, 2018|

We are delighted to announce that the Parkwalk Opportunities EIS Fund has completed an investment in Oxford Flow, an Oxford University spin-out company developing and manufacturing innovative pressure control equipment.

Oxford Flow has arisen from the work of Professor Tom Povey, of the university’s Osney Thermo-Fluids Laboratory and particularly from his studies on Pressure Regulator […]

1 February 2018

YASA – opens new 100,000 unit Oxford production facility

By |February 1st, 2018|

YASA’s  new Oxford production facility was officially opened today by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP.  The opening follows the signing of long-term development and supply agreements with customers in the automotive sector and a further investment of £15 million in growth funding for […]

28 November 2017

Parkwalk closes Opsydia investment

By |November 28th, 2017|

We are delighted to announce that the Parkwalk Opportunities Fund has made an investment in Opsydia, a spin-out company from the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, specialising in designing bespoke optical systems and laser fabrication processes for complex and unique ideas.

Spectral Edge – Parkwalk closes investment

By |November 18th, 2017|

We are delighted to announce that the Parkwalk Opportunities EIS Fund has closed an investment in Spectral Edge, a spin-out from the University of East Anglia’s Colour Group.  Spectral Edge’s technology enhances images and video by using information outside the normal visible spectrum or applying transformations to that within it.

The company’s technology enhances images […]

Animal Dynamics – Parkwalk closes follow-on investment

By |November 12th, 2017|

We are pleased to have participated in a follow-on financing round in Animal Dynamics Limited, who are developing a portfolio of products derived from research into evolutionary adaptations in flight, swimming, walking, and stealth, where nature has arrived at significant performance optimisations which can be applied to commercial products.

13 October 2017

MedaPhor – Parkwalk investment

By |October 13th, 2017|

We are delighted to announce that the Parkwalk Opportunities Fund has  participated in the recent financing round of Medaphor Group plc, the Cardiff University Spin-out and global provider of advanced ultrasound training simulators for medical professionals.

9 August 2017

Inductosense – University of Bristol Enterprise Fund II investment

By |August 9th, 2017|

We are delighted to announce that the University of Bristol Enterprise Fund II, managed by Parkwalk, has invested in Inductosense.

Inductosense specialises in the development of compact, wireless sensors for fast, repeatable detection of cracks, corrosion or defects in structures or products.

The company’s aim is to become the leading provider of permanently installed non-destructive testing (NDT) […]

12 July 2017

YASA Motors – Parkwalk closes follow-on investment

By |July 12th, 2017|

We are delighted to announce that the Parkwalk Opportunities Fund has led a funding round in YASA Motors, a spin-out from the University of Oxford. The company aims to commercialise its patented technology in electric motors and generators across a range of product areas.

YASA Motors (YASA) was incorporated in 2009 to commercialise the unique motor topology developed […]