Venture View June

Venture View June

Highlights From The 2022 GP Bullhound Northern Tech Awards

This year’s GP Bullhound Northern Tech Awards did not disappoint, living up to their reputation as one of the major events on the North’s tech calendar. A huge congratulations to category nominees Sparkbox and Orka, the latter of which placed 8th in the top 50 of GP Bullhound’s annual rankings, with Peak and Sorted also retaining their place on the list. Congratulations also to The Modern Milkman – another great Manchester business – which scooped the fastest growing award and overall judges’ prize on the night.


Praetura Ventures And Culture Shift Visit Parliament

Our Director of Investments Mark Lyons recently joined Culture Shift’s CEO/co-founder Gemma McCall for a visit to Westminster for the British Venture Capital Association’s 2022 Parliamentary Reception. The event was hosted by Treasury Select Committee member Gareth Davies MP, with speeches from George Freeman MP (the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation), Chi Onwurah MP (the Shadow Minister for Science, Research and Innovation) and the BVCA’s Director General Michael Moore.


Maxwellia’s Lovima Hits Screens For Love Island Viewers

Lovima hit screens again recently with its TV ad, which has been aired during Love Island on ITV’s on-demand service ITV Hub. The over-the-counter contraceptive pill, launched by our portfolio company Maxwellia, has also been raising awareness on Instagram, with a major competition to coincide with season 8 of the TV show.


Transreport’s Founder Jay Shen Interviewed By TechRound

The UK start-up publication TechRound recently interviewed Transreport’s founder Jay Shen, who discussed the company’s plans following the success of the Passenger Assistance app. During the interview, Jay also teased plans for a web app version of Passenger Assistance for passengers who prefer to use desktop when booking accessibility help at stations. You can read the full interview with Jay here.


NATROX® Wound Care Appoints ‘World Class Leader’ As New COO

NATROX® Wound Care has unveiled John Adam as the company’s new COO to help transform the lives of patients suffering with hard-to-heal wounds. John, who spent over six years at world-leading medical products and solutions business Mölnlycke, boasts a wealth of experience in the medical device space and is ready to have a ‘big impact’.


PixelMax Unveil Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Metaverse

Following on from last month’s Venture View, we can now unveil the work PixelMax has accomplished with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Working with the hospital, PixelMax has developed a unique metaverse version of Alder Hey’s radiology department to help young patients and their families get used to the surroundings. The metaverse model boasts interactive experiences for children, designed around familiarisation, distraction and reward. Check out the full story here on BusinessCloud.


RapidSpike Announce New Sitemap Monitoring Feature

RapidSpike has launched its newest feature, aimed at giving even more insight to businesses to analyse their web performance. Sitemap Monitoring enables businesses to stay on top of their website links, ensuring search engines can rank pages and content. You can find out more about RapidSpike’s latest feature via their website.