Parkwalk News

10 August 2018

Astellas announces acquisition of Quethera

By |August 10th, 2018|

Astellas Pharma Inc. and Quethera Limited announced that Astellas has acquired Quethera, a gene therapy company headquartered in the United Kingdom that is focused on developing novel treatments for ocular disorders, such as glaucoma.

Through this transaction, Astellas has acquired Quethera’s ophthalmic gene therapy program, which uses a recombinant adeno-associated viral vector system (rAAV) to introduce […]

University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund VI launched

By |August 3rd, 2018|

Parkwalk are delighted to announce the launch of the University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund VI.

Launched in conjunction with Cambridge Enterprise, the University’s Technology Transfer and academic consulting subsidiary, the University of Cambridge Enterprise Funds offer alumni and investors the opportunity to invest in companies formed to develop and commercialise technology and intellectual property developed at the University of Cambridge in […]

Ilika – Parkwalk investment

By |August 1st, 2018|

We are delighted to announce that the Parkwalk Opportunities EIS Fund has participated in a £4.4m funding round in Ilika, an AIM listed company which specialises in materials innovation. The company has developed unique solid state battery technology which may have applications across the Internet of Things (IoT).

Ilika spun out of the University of […]

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 […]

Bramble Energy – Parkwalk investment

By |July 20th, 2018|

We have recently closed an investment in Bramble Energy , a UCL and Imperial College London spinout which has developed a unique, patent protected, printed circuit board (PCB) fuel cell – the PCBFC™.

The PCBFC™ utilises cost-effective production methods and materials from the PCB industry to reduce the cost and complexity of manufacturing of proton exchange […]

Undo – Parkwalk investment

By |July 13th, 2018|

We have recently closed an investment in Undo, a Cambridge company whose products transform the way organisations handle software quality issues. Undo helps improve customers’ software quality and productivity, enabling them to fix their ‘unfixable’ bugs, and offers huge improvements in development productivity.

Undo offers a new way of diagnosing and fixing Linux C/C++ application failures […]

25 June 2018

Fuel 3D – Parkwalk closes follow-on investment

By |June 25th, 2018|

We have recently closed an investment in Fuel 3D for the Parkwalk Opportunities EIS Fund.

Fuel3D offers various 3D scanning systems that deliver extremely high quality 3D shape and colour capture for a range of creative applications. The Fuel3D Biovolume scanner is a point-and-shoot 3D scanning system that captures extremely high resolution mesh and colour […]

Microsaic Systems – Parkwalk closes follow on investment

By |June 23rd, 2018|

We are delighted to have participated in a placing for Microsaic Systems:
22 June 2018 Microsaic Systems plc (“Microsaic”, “Microsaic Systems” or the “Company”)
Result of General Meeting, Completion of Fundraising and Total Voting Rights
Microsaic Systems plc (AIM: MSYS), the developer of point of need mass spectrometry (“MS”) instruments , is pleased to announce that, at its General Meeting held […]

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 […]

Bibliotech – University of Oxford Innovation Fund IV investment

By |June 11th, 2018|

We are delighted to announce that the University of Oxford Innovation Fund IV has invested in Bibliotech Education Limited alongside Oxford Sciences Innovation.

Bibliotech provides online textbook content for students and is building a large dataset of their study habits: a ‘Spotify’ for textbooks, providing students all the books they need, at any time on any […]

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, […]

Tangentix – Follow on Investment

By |May 29th, 2018|

We have recently closed a follow on investment into Tangentix for the Parkwalk Opportunities Fund.

Tangentix transforms PC gaming by offering free trial, in-game rental and purchase options.

The company’s proprietary algorithms make downloads up to 3x faster, which means that downloads can reach a wider audience, gamers can buy more games, and publishers benefit from deeper links to […]

RoadMap – University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund V investment

By |May 16th, 2018|

We have recently made an investment in RoadMap for the University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund V in a Series ‘B’ financing.

RoadMap is founded on four patents licensed from the Cambridge Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) in the area of silicon wavelength switch technology.

Network operators are facing the triple challenge of increasing capacity to […]

Ceres Power – announces strategic partnership with China’s Weichai Power

By |May 16th, 2018|

Parkwalk portfolio company Ceres Power Holdings plc (AIM: CWR) has announced a strategic collaboration with China’s Weichai Power (“Weichai”) comprising both product development and launch as well as a potential initial £17.0m equity investment by Weichai in Ceres Power.

The long term strategic relationship provides Ceres Power with access to the Chinese market, the world’s fastest growing […]

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 […]

Parkwalk closes Boxarr investment

By |April 3rd, 2018|

We are pleased to announce that the Parkwalk Opportunities Fund and University of Bristol Enterprise Fund I have made an investment in Boxarr, who provide analytical and data visualisation support to solve highly complex supply chain, systems, process and project business problems.

The company has developed a unique, versatile tool and powerful methodology that is unparalleled […]

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 Endovascular – Parkwalk and UOIF IV investment

By |March 28th, 2018|

We have recently closed an investment in Oxford Endovascular for the Parkwalk Opportunities EIS Fund and the University of Oxford Innovation Fund IV.

Oxford Endovascular have developed Oxiflow, a novel, next generation ‘flow-diverter’ that diverts blood flow away from intracranial aneurysms at risk of rupture. The device is a metallic mesh tube, laser cut from Nitinol […]

Cambridge Touch Technologies – UCEF V and Opportunities Fund investment

By |March 26th, 2018|

We have recently closed an investment in Cambridge Touch Technologies for the University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund V and the Parkwalk Opportunities Fund.

CTT spun-out of the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Engineering (CAPE) at the University of Cambridge. The technology has been developed in collaboration with the laboratory of Professor Arokia Nathan with whom the […]