Josh Wood Colour, a London, UK-based hair color company, secured $6.5m in Series A funding.
JLL Spark, a division of JLL (NYSE: JLL) dedicated to innovating the commercial real estate industry through technology-based solutions, appointed Concrete VC, the investment firm and venture fund focused on helping entrepreneurs in the real estate space find, support and invest in the most innovative technologies, as its investment advisor in EMEA.
PolyAI, a London, UK-based platform for conversational artificial intelligence, raised $12m in Series A funding.
888 Holdings Public Limited Company, an online gaming entertainment and solutions provider, acquired BetBright, a Dublin, Ireland-based sports betting platform, for £15M.
Hadean, a London, UK-based provider of a distributed computing platform optimizing the entire compute stack for developers to run algorithms at any scale, secured $10m in funding.
Playfair Capital, a London, UK-based seed venture capital firm, launched its second fund.
Swipii, a Glasgow, UK-based provider of a platform for SMEs to allow their consumers to collect points automatically and get rewarded, for their loyalty, closed an over $2.4m in its latest pre-scale-up round of funding.
Seraphim Capital, a London, UK-based space-dedicated venture capital firm, has added Candace Johnson as venture partner and Chair of the global advisory board.
Camstent Ltd., a Colworth, Bedforshire, UK-based company developing proprietary bacteria-phobic polymers to apply to medical devices, raised £600k in funding.
B-Secur, a Belfast, Northern Ireland-based ECG biometrics company, closed a £4m follow-on funding round.
Aroma Bit, Inc., a Tokyo, Japan-based provider of compact odor imaging sensor and innovative service using the sensor, raised 250m JPY in Series A funding.
Pickr, a Norwich, UK-based digital staffing platform for utility service providers and workers, secured £1m in funding.
Harwell Campus, a Harwell, Oxfordshire, UK-based science and innovation hub, secured £110m in funding.
Dennis Publishing, an international media group and publisher of The Week in the US and the UK, has acquired Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc., a market leader in business and personal finance information, in print and online.
After launching programs in Singapore and Stockholm, global startup generator and early-stage VC Antler today debuts in Amsterdam, London and Sydney.