Venture View September

Venture View September

Praetura Ventures Shortlisted For Two Growth Investor Awards

Praetura has been shortlisted for Best EIS Investment Manager and Industry Game Changer at the prestigious 2021 Growth Investor Awards. We received the nominations on the back of a strong 12 months for the business, which has included several new deals and the appointment of our Operational Partners. The nominations also reflect the great work being done across our portfolio companies. The awards will take place on November 4th in London.


PixelMax & Bankifi Make EU Start-Up’s Manchester Top 10 has placed PixelMax and BankiFi on its top 10 list of Manchester-based startups to watch in 2021 and beyond. The leading online publication, which has been covering startups in Europe since October 2010, named our two portfolio companies alongside eight other key players after scouring Manchester for the city’s best new businesses.


XR Games’ Bobby Thandi Shortlisted For Entrepreneur Of The Year

XR Games’ CEO and founder Bobby Thandi has been shortlisted for Entrepreneur Of The Year at the upcoming Leeds Digital Festival Awards, which will take place on September 29th. Bobby’s vision and the remarkable talent XR has attracted has led to a string of successful releases for the games studio, including The Angry Birds Movie 2: Under Pressure and Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever. Best of luck to Bobby and the whole team at XR!


Patchwork’s Founder Featured In WIRED

Dr Anas Nader, who co-founded Patchwork, has been quoted in an extensive article by WIRED UK on the role startups are playing in solving the UK’s NHS staff crisis. Dr Nader told the established technology magazine that COVID-19 has helped to lift the red tape that once stunted new tech adoption, creating more opportunities for companies like Patchwork to implement key solutions.


Peak Sets Date For Altitude X Conference

Peak’s Altitude X conference will take place on November 4th at the impressive Mayfield Depot venue in Manchester. Promising talks, workshops and enlightening content, the two-day event will be an opportunity for attendees to hear from the brightest minds working in AI and decision-making.

If you’d like to attend, follow this link to join.

RapidSpike Named Among Leeds Best Cyber Security Start Ups has placed RapidSpike first on its list of the 12 Best Cyber Security businesses to work for in Leeds. The publication took innovation, growth, management and societal impact into account when drafting up its shortlist. The news also coincides with RapidSpike, whose clients range from JD to Morrisons, recently moving to a new base in Wizu Workspace.


Sorted Wraps Up Series One Of Its Retail Sessions Podcast

Sorted has marked the end of season 1 of its branded podcast following 11 insightful episodes with guests from across the retail landscape. The Retail Sessions Podcast has been delving into CX trends and best practices, bringing insider knowledge to professionals working in retail and delivery management.

Follow the link for Sorted’s past episodes and highlights.