Venture View March

Venture View March

Award Wins And UnspokenTruths At Digital City Festival

Manchester Central was the venue for this year’s long-awaited Digital City Festival, where our MD David Foreman took to the stage to deliver a talk on many of the unspoken truths that exist within our industry. From what VCs are really looking for in the businesses they back to founders having more power than they know, David’s talk received fantastic feedback in front of a packed crowd. This year’s festival also saw two of our portfolio companies take home awards, with PixelMax receive the accolade for Best Start-Up and XR named Best Small Digital Company.


Futr Turns 5

Futr is celebrating its fifth birthday and five years of providing intelligent self-serve chatbots and live agents to multiple sectors. From working with CALM to universities and police forces around the country, Futr continues to help public and private sector customer teams grow and adapt to the demands of today’s consumers, from multilingual live agents to 24/7 responses to crucial questions. Congratulations to Andy Wilkins, Lee Skyrme and the wider Futr team!


BankiFi Joins Visa Fintech Partner Connect

BankiFi has joined Visa’s Fintech Partner Connect programme in Europe to help Visa’s business clients access next generation digital banking solutions. Speaking about the partnership, Nick Reid, BankiFi’s Head of Sales for Europe and North America said: “We are excited to partner with Visa, who are at the forefront of innovation in digital solutions for SMEs. Through Visa’s partnership and support, we are eager to bring our solutions to banks in additional European markets.” Read more via Prolific North.


XR Games’ Bobby Thandi Nominated For 2022 Northern Leadership Awards

Bobby Thandi, the founder and CEO of XR Games, has been nominated for the Transformational Leader award at the 2022 Northern Leadership Awards alongside Praetura Group’s co-founder Peadar O’Reilly. In addition to this nomination, Bobby is also up for the Top 50 City Region Leader award, representing Leeds. The nominations follow a fantastic start to the year for XR, whose game Zombieland: Headshot Fever continues to go from strength to strength.


Enthuse Named Official Online Fundraising Partner For The Great Run Company

Enthuse is teaming up with another events giant in The Great Run Company, which is responsible for the Great North Run and a host of other national events. The news also follows Enthuse being named the official online fundraising partner for London Marathon Events, which runs the London Marathon. Speaking about Enthuse’s latest partnership and involvement with the Great North Run, Enthuse’s CEO and founder Chester Mojay-Sinclare: “It’s a real honour to be trusted with the world’s largest half marathon and we can’t wait to get started!”


CEO Dan Salmons Interviewed By Property Expert Phil Spencer

Coadjute’s CEO Dan Salmons recently caught up with well-known property expert Phil Spencer, who has created an online resource aimed at helping homebuyers and renters. Appearing on Move IQ’s YouTube Series ‘People in Property, Dan spoke about how Coadjute is using technology to make property transactions more fluid and connected for consumers, conveyancers and estate agents. You can watch the full interview here.


Maxwellia Wins Product Launch Of The Year For Lovima Campaign

Maxwellia has won the award for Product Launch of the Year for Lovima®️ at the 2022 Pharmacy Product of the Year Awards. The awards, which are voted for by independent pharmacists, recognise the best products available over-the-counter and this latest win is further recognition of the excellent work Maxwellia is doing in the self-care space.


FeedStock Claims Artificial Intelligence Awards Win For Innovation

FeedStock has won the award for Most Innovative AI-Driven Relationship Intelligence Solutions Developer at Corporate Vision Magazine’s Artificial Awards 2021. The award aims to spotlight start-ups and new businesses across the AI sector while identifying pioneers within AI. FeedStock’s win follows the company winning its first client outside of the financial services space.


Percayso Announces New Partnership With Home Insurance Specialist

Percayso has partnered with Frontier Insurance Solutions Ltd, a digital, data-driven insurance intermediary that provides flexible home and residential landlord insurance policies. Frontier will use Percayso’s data enrichment services to build a more accurate picture of their customers. Commenting on the partnership, Frontier’s CEO and founder Michael Muzio spoke of Percayso’s reputation as an agile and powerful data solution.