Parkwalk News

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

MediaGamma – Parkwalk closes Investment

By |March 15th, 2018|

We are delighted to announce that Parkwalk and the UCL Technology Fund have co-led a £2m funding of MediaGamma, a UCL Business spin-out developing  predictive analytics software.

The company has developed a world leading enterprise-grade reinforcement machine learning (self-learning) platform, delivering decisions in under five milliseconds. It has proven its technology in programmatic advertising, building and training […]

Brainomix – Parkwalk closes follow-on investment

By |March 7th, 2018|

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

Brainomix, the medical imaging company using artificial intelligence (AI) for the fast diagnosis and treatment of stroke victims, has closed a £7m ($9.8m) funding roundt to bring its software to the global healthcare market.

Parkwalk lead […]

20 February 2018

OxSyBio – Parkwalk closes Investment

By |February 20th, 2018|

We are delighted to announce that Parkwalk has participated in the funding of OxSyBio, which is seeking to commercialise IP generated by Professor Hagan Bayley at the University of Oxford.

The company has the unique ability to 3D print materials that have function derived from biology, but which are not living. The company is also able to print […]

Arkivum – Parkwalk closes follow-on Investment

By |February 8th, 2018|

We are pleased to announce that the Parkwalk Opportunities EIS Fund has made a follow-on investment into Akivum.

Arkivum serves the long-term data management needs of highly regulated, data-intensive organisations. The process has the highest integrity to ensure information remains in bit-perfect condition all the time. The company uses an industry leading, energy efficient and proven […]

Parkwalk wins at EISA Awards

By |February 7th, 2018|

Parkwalk are delighted to have won the ‘Best EIS Fund Manager’ category at the EISA awards on the 6th February 2018 at the House of Lords.

The award recognised an extremely strong 2017 for Parkwalk, where we committed in excess of £75m to hard-science, knowledge-intensive growth companies commercialising the best of British innovation spun-out of […]

Cytora – Parkwalk closes follow-on Investment

By |February 6th, 2018|

The University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund V and the Parkwalk Opportunities Fund  have closed an investment into Cytora, an artificial intelligence risk analytics spin-out from the University of Cambridge.

Cytora  raised $5.9 million in new financing from investors including divisions of QBE’s venture capital arm and Starr Cos.

QBE Ventures, Starr Global Holding, Cambridge Innovation Capital, Cambridge […]

Bodle Technologies – Parkwalk closes follow-on investment

By |February 5th, 2018|

We are delighted to announce that the Parkwalk Opportunities fund has led an investment in a £6m Series A funding round in to Bodle Technologies Limited, with participation from new investor Woodford Patient Capital Trust, as well as returning backers Oxford Sciences Innovation and the Oxford Technology and Innovations Fund.

The company intends to use the funds to […]