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Wirepas Receives Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 Product Leadership Award

Wirepas Receives Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 Product Leadership Award

Wirepas

In its decision to choose Wirepas for the award, Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, highlights the strength and fit-for-purpose of Wirepas Connectivity as a product for Massive IoT, versatility regarding different applications, and the business need-driven approach of the company.

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ETF Partners wins BVCA Responsible Investment Awards 2017

ETF Partners wins BVCA Responsible Investment Awards 2017

Judges’ comment: “ETF was one of a number of GPs in the impact space that had entered, which was great to see. ETF stood out due to its strong sustainability framework, which is embedded in the firm’s investment activities with good examples of strong ESG impact.”

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Flyability underground mine inspection at Lac Des Iles

Flyability underground mine inspection at Lac Des Iles

Video: Flyability underground mine inspection at Lac Des Iles

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Investment Insights: Investment decision-making

Investment Insights: Investment decision-making

The Paradox of Experience

What we are talking about in this paper is getting better at understanding how information is communicated, assimilated and processed - and therefore how decisions are best taken. At ETF Partners we have taken the time to learn these valuable lessons and apply them to our own business. The paper is a distillation of some of the observations we have found most helpful. 

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Wirepas - Things connected - Naturally

Wirepas - Things connected - Naturally

Video: Wirepas Connectivity is a de-centralized radio communications protocol for large-scale IoT applications. What we offer is the protocol software that can be used in any device, with any radio chip and on any radio band.

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Metalysis magnet research project moves to second phase

Metalysis magnet research project moves to second phase

Insider Media

Rotherham-headquartered specialist metals technology company Metalysis has entered the second phase of its partnership with a Canadian company exploring the use of novel rare earth metal alloys in 3D printed permanent magnets.

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ETF Partners invests in Corporater

ETF Partners invests in Corporater

ETF Partners today announces a €6m growth equity investment in Corporater, a Norwegian software company that delivers a highly flexible management platform to businesses and organisations around the globe.

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Nike introduces Flyleather!

Nike introduces Flyleather!

BusinessOfFashion

“Nike introduces its latest “super material” — engineered specifically with the company’s long-term business and sustainability goals in mind, and manufactured in partnership with UK-based firm E-Leather”. Read the article here

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Flyability is the Top 3 Swiss startup

Flyability is the Top 3 Swiss startup

Startup ticker.ch

The 2017 ranking winners are Ava, L.E.S.S. and Flyability, startups which are expanding globally and have already raised multi-million financing. 

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Vulog raises $20m in growth financing

Vulog raises $20m in growth financing

We are pleased to announce that our portfolio company Vulog (www.vulog.com) has successfully raised $20 million in growth financing.

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Investment Insights: Transport

Investment Insights: Transport

Transportation in the Smart City

We are witnessing a revolution in the transport industry, driven by a revolution in information technology.

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ETF Partners invests in Worldsensing

ETF Partners invests in Worldsensing

ETF Partners, Cisco and McRock Capital have invested €8.3 million in operational intelligence specialist Worldsensing. The capital will be used to accelerate its growth in the Smart Cities and Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) markets.

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Flyability named as a top European drone company to watch

Flyability named as a top European drone company to watch

By DroneLife - Miriam McNabb

Swiss company Flyability offers Elios, a collision-tolerant drone. Instead of relying entirely on necessarily imperfect sense and avoid technology, they take an innovative approach: the drone is inside of a freely rotating cage.

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Perpetuum's Roy Freeland features in New Statesman

Perpetuum's Roy Freeland features in New Statesman

New Statesman

SMEs need government support and encouragement to deliver innovation and operational benefits to the rail industry, writes Roy Freeland, president of Perpetuum Ltd.

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Metalysis features in a special report by the Daily Mail today

Metalysis features in a special report by the Daily Mail today

By Ruth Sunderland for the Daily Mail

The report looks at the historical importance of the Orgreave site, upon which the Advanced Manufacturing Park is built, and the bright future the site today represents for British manufacturing.

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Vulog Launches Ride-Hailing Integration

Vulog Launches Ride-Hailing Integration

Vulog is unveiling its new technology platform enabling drivers of ride-hailing services, such as Uber and Lyft, to use shared cars in free-floating services and other one-way fleets.

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Flyability drone helps explore the caverns under Sicily

Flyability drone helps explore the caverns under Sicily

esa

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano last weekend helped to explore the caverns under Sicily using a drone that deliberately bumped into its surroundings in order to build a map.

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QOS Energy sets up Indian office to service growing customer base

QOS Energy sets up Indian office to service growing customer base

pv magazine

QOS Energy, a renewable O&M analytics software provider, has announced the opening of a new office in India to meet the growing demand of its customer base and exploit the opportunities offered by the booming Indian market. 

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ETF Partners was recently featured in Swiss magazine Bilan

ETF Partners was recently featured in Swiss magazine Bilan

By Bilan

ETF Partners was recently featured in the leading Swiss business periodical, Bilan, in its cover story on the importance of Impact Investing.

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Saint-Gobain BD Sector welcoming new European partner, Kebony

Saint-Gobain BD Sector welcoming new European partner, Kebony

Saint-Gobain News

The BD Sector has signed a European distribution agreement with Kebony, an innovative Norwegian timber producer, to offer a sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood. 

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Vulog Recruits Silicon Valley Veteran as New CTO

Vulog Recruits Silicon Valley Veteran as New CTO

Vulog, world leader in one-way car sharing technology, today announced the appointment of François Colon as its CTO, and a plan to hire 20 additional engineers by the end of 2017.

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Flyability Office Tour

Flyability Office Tour

Video: Drone Elios in action at Flyability offices.

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3 of our portfolio companies made FT 1000 - Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies

3 of our portfolio companies made FT 1000 - Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies

The FT 1000

We are pleased to announce that 3 of our portfolio companies made the FT 1000 - Europe's Fastest Growing Companies: E-Leather, MWR InfoSecurity and Vulog. 

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Metalysis opens Materials Discovery Centre at the Advanced Manufacturing Park

Metalysis opens Materials Discovery Centre at the Advanced Manufacturing Park

Metalysis (or “the Company”), the Company behind a disruptive technology for solid-state metals and novel alloys production, today announced its arrival at South Yorkshire’s Advanced Manufacturing Park (“AMP”).

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Telensa Shifts Production from Asia to the UK – Begins Manufacturing Smart City Technology with Sony

Telensa Shifts Production from Asia to the UK – Begins Manufacturing Smart City Technology with Sony

Telensa Press Release

Telensa is moving its manufacturing back to the UK. After a strategic review of facilities across the world, the company selected the Sony UK Technology Centre in Pencoed, Wales.

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SOLV deploys QOS Energy’s O&M management platform

SOLV deploys QOS Energy’s O&M management platform

by Power Magazine - Sonal Patel

SOLV has begun deployment of QOS Energy’s Qantum® software to monitor and support the operations and maintenance of more than 1 GW of solar PV plants in the United-states.  Read the full article here.

 

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Miner attracted by growth in market for electric cars

Miner attracted by growth in market for electric cars

by The Times - Martin Waller

Two British companies are expected to announce a project today to research and
develop components for electric cars to be made in the UK using neodymium, a
rare earth.

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Investment Insights: Energy

Investment Insights: Energy

The consequences of renewables

The paper looks at the disruptive changes that we see occurring as a result of the renewables' revolution. 

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Good vibrations: How the industrial internet of things is creating the 'intelligent train'

Good vibrations: How the industrial internet of things is creating the 'intelligent train'

Published in Racounter / promoted by Perpetuum

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Perpetuum article in The Times on remote condition monitoring

Perpetuum article in The Times on remote condition monitoring

The Times

Read The Times article on Perpetuum featured in its recent Transportation supplement with interviews with CEO, Steve Turley, and Commercial Director, Justin Southcombe.

The Times: The Industrial Internet of Things

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Patrick Sheehan published in Today’s Financial Times, on measuring impact

Patrick Sheehan published in Today’s Financial Times, on measuring impact

Patrick Sheehan published in Today’s Financial Times, on measuring impact

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The Tech Tour Growth 50 2016: E-Leather and Telensa are listed

The Tech Tour Growth 50 2016: E-Leather and Telensa are listed

TechTour Growth 50 2016

E-Leather and Telensa, two of our portfolio companies, have been listed in The Tech Tour Growth 50 2016.

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Construction is underway for Kebony’s second European factory in Flanders

Construction is underway for Kebony’s second European factory in Flanders

Philippe Muyters, Flemish Minister for Work, Economy, Innovation and Sports, visited the site of this new facility to welcome the new factory which marks the beginning of a new chapter for Kebony, enabling the company to expand in line with demand.

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Kebony is named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 for the 6th time

Kebony is named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 for the 6th time

Kebony is named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 for the 6th time. List Recognises the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology.

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Wirepas Amps Up in 2017 Announcing New Chairman and Board Members

Wirepas Amps Up in 2017 Announcing New Chairman and Board Members

By Cynthia Artin - IoT Evolution

Wirepas, an IoT device connectivity company based in Finland, is a relatively small company with big ambitions. With about thirty people, the company recently has attracted world-class talent to its leadership team, and today announced the addition of several industry veterans to its Board of Directors.

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ETF Partners invests in QOS Energy

ETF Partners invests in QOS Energy

Founded in 2010, QOS Energy, an independent software company operating at the nexus of cloud computing, the Internet of Things and renewables has experienced exponential and international growth over recent years.

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ETF Partners invests in QOS Energy

ETF Partners invests in QOS Energy

ETF partners leads €3 million investment round in Europe’s leading renewable energy management platform

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Roll your own car sharing service with Vulog

Roll your own car sharing service with Vulog

By Kristen Hall-Geisler TechCrunch

Vulog is not a big name in the car sharing space, especially in the US, but the French company is hoping to change that at CES 2017. 

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New titanium forging process to cut metal cost

New titanium forging process to cut metal cost

By The Engineer

A process to make titanium from rutile sand promises to cut the cost of the lightweight metal and cement the UK’s position in the aerospace supply chain

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Telensa launches in Singapore

Telensa launches in Singapore

by SmartCitiesWorld

International expansion is driven by what it claims is an “unprecedented demand” for its smart street lighting and smart city solutions

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Metalysis wows the industry by creating affordable Graphene

Metalysis wows the industry by creating affordable Graphene

by Nell Walker - Global Manufacturing

Metalysis Ltd., the UK-based electrochemical metal powder manufacturing technology company, has announced that its R&D unit has successfully produced Graphene.

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3-D Printing Heats Up Demand for Metals

3-D Printing Heats Up Demand for Metals

by STEPHANIE YANG The Wall Street Journal

Powders made of aluminum, nickel and other industrial metals are used to make rocket-ship parts and aerospace components.

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Vulog and Peugeot launch 500 electric cars in free floating carsharing in Madrid

Vulog and Peugeot launch 500 electric cars in free floating carsharing in Madrid

By just-auto - Simon Warburton

PSA has launched a joint venture mobility service in Madrid with EYSA to form emov, featuring a fleet of 500 Citroën C-Zero 4-seater electric vehicles.

Please read the full article here

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Investment Insights: Our mission

Investment Insights: Our mission

Sustainability through Innovation

This paper sets out our belief that investment in innovation is the most effective way to achieve a sustainable and prosperous future.

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Kebony celebrates success in 2016

Kebony celebrates success in 2016

Kebony rewarded for innovation, sustainability and environmental best practice. Kebony's beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, celebrates another successful year following the win of several accolades for its innovative product and notable projects.

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ETF Partners named Clean Tech Investor of the Year

ETF Partners named Clean Tech Investor of the Year

On Friday 2nd of December, the UK's clean tech sector gathered at the Institution of Engineering and Technology in central London for the annual BusinessGreen Technology Awards. The awards ceremony brought together some of the most exciting and inspiring companies operating in the UK clean tech space.

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VULOG Announces Expansion into the United States

VULOG Announces Expansion into the United States

VULOG, the world leader for the new generation of car sharing technology, today announced its expansion into the US, as it continues to build on its successes in Europe and Canada.

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Will Franks Appointed CEO of Telensa

Will Franks Appointed CEO of Telensa

Co-founder Will Gibson takes new role of Chief Commercial Officer, as the company takes global growth strategy to next level

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Metalysis delivers Graphene

Metalysis delivers Graphene

Discovery offers new route to industrial scale production for today’s technology ‘wonder material’

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Wirepas makes top 10 for cleantech companies

Wirepas makes top 10 for cleantech companies

The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) named the Global Top 10 Winners for its 6th GCCA Later Stage Awards 2016, and Wirepas has been listed among them.

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2016 India summit with Prime Minister

2016 India summit with Prime Minister

British Prime Minister Theresa May has cited Telensa as the foremost maker of smart street lighting.

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Telensa Named Global #1 in Smart Street Lighting

Telensa Named Global #1 in Smart Street Lighting

New report ranks Telensa ahead of Silver Spring, GE, Philips and Echelon, in a vertical IoT market worth $12.6bn by 2026

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ETF Partners invests in Greenbird

ETF Partners invests in Greenbird

ETF Partners and Statkraft Ventures have invested $5 million in Greenbird – a profitable and growing, Norwegian software and IT integration specialist for the utility industry. 

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ETF Partners invests in Greenbird

ETF Partners invests in Greenbird

ETF Partners and Statkraft Ventures have invested $5 million in Greenbird – a profitable and growing, Norwegian software and IT integration specialist for the utility industry. Greenbird is an established leader for integration and data management solutions in its home market (having served utilities representing more than 80% of the Norwegian market) 

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2016 Ecosummit in London

2016 Ecosummit in London

Video: Arne Morteani presents Sustainability through Innovation at Ecosummit London 

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VULOG takes global lead in Free-Floating car-share tech

VULOG takes global lead in Free-Floating car-share tech

VULOG now is the leading provider of new-generation car-sharing technology. The company announced the news during the Paris Motor Show, where it presented its innovative urban mobility solutions to the public for the first time.

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Investment Insights: Materials

Investment Insights: Materials

The foundation of revolutions

Materials revolutions are quite rare, but when they do happen, their effect is huge.

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ETF Partners invests in Wirepas

ETF Partners invests in Wirepas

ETF Partners, Inventure and Vito Ventures have invested €4.5 million in Wirepas, a Finnish software company that has solved a major Internet of Things connectivity challenge.

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ETF Partners invests in Wirepas

ETF Partners invests in Wirepas

ETF Partners, Inventure and Vito Ventures have invested €4.5 million in Wirepas, a Finnish software company that has solved a major Internet of Things connectivity challenge.

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Voltea Raises a Further €6 million and Ramps Up Commercialization

Voltea Raises a Further €6 million and Ramps Up Commercialization

Voltea, the world’s leader in electro-desalination with its Membrane Capacitive Deionization (CapDI©) solution, has completed a €6M capitalization round following commercialization success in multiple global sectors.

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Private equity the best asset class for investing in the internet of things

by Nicholas Neveling

Growth and venture capital are the best asset classes for institutional investors to gain exposure to the internet of things (IOT), according to a survey of more than 200 institutions by ETF Partners.

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Vulog’s customer Evo Car Share expanding fast in Vancouver

Vulog’s customer Evo Car Share expanding fast in Vancouver

Evo Car Share, a carsharing service in Vancouver, has announced it will be adding more cars and expanding its Home Zone for the third time since its launch last year.

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Institutional Investors view Internet of Things as crucial for sustainable economy

Institutional Investors view Internet of Things as crucial for sustainable economy

At ETF Partners we have long taken the view that the Internet of Things – networks of internet connected physical objects – is a game changer for the sustainable economy.

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Internet of Things: Entering the Age of the Digicene

Internet of Things: Entering the Age of the Digicene

Depending on which business or tech circles you mix within, the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) may be a term you now hear often, or hardly ever.

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ETF Partners portfolio company Enablon acquired by Wolters Kluwer for €250m

ETF Partners portfolio company Enablon acquired by Wolters Kluwer for €250m

Businessgreen.com, Michael Holder

French eco software specialist Enablon has completed its €250m sale to global information services company Wolters Kluwer N.V. in a move hailed this week as one of the largest European venture capital...

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Elstat and Bosch to lead innovation in smart coolers for cold drinks brands

Elstat and Bosch to lead innovation in smart coolers for cold drinks brands

UK, 11th July 2016 - Elstat Ltd, a leading provider of global Smart cooler solutions for cold drinks brands, today announces a strategic partnership agreement with Bosch to lead innovation in the sector.

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Enablon acquisition follows successful investment by ETF Partners

Enablon acquisition follows successful investment by ETF Partners

London, 19th July 2016: On July 1st Wolters Kluwer N.V (AEX:WKL) announced the acquisition for €250 million of Paris-based Enablon, the world’s leading provider of Sustainability, Environmental Health & Safety and Operational Risk Management Software. The acquisition represents one of the largest European Venture Capital exits this year. 

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ETF Partners investit 3,5 millions d’euros dans la start-up Flyability

ETF Partners investit 3,5 millions d’euros dans la start-up Flyability

AGEFI, Marjorie Théry

Spin off de l’EPFL, Flyability conçoit et fabrique des drones entouré d’une sphère protectrice brevetée leur permettant d’accéder aux sites les plus sensibles sans s’endommager ni endommager l’environnement.

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ETF Partners invests $3.5 million into European drone leader “Flyability SA”

ETF Partners invests $3.5 million into European drone leader “Flyability SA”

ETF Partners today announced it has made a $3.5 million investment into European drone leader Flyability SA from its Environmental Technologies Fund 2.

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Drones Are Now Inspecting NYC’s Famed Steam System

Drones Are Now Inspecting NYC’s Famed Steam System

Jack Stewart, Transportation

THE STEAM THAT keeps New Yorkers warm through the winter rolls through a labyrinth of pipes and tubes that is a nightmare to inspect.

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Investment Insights: Internet of Things

Investment Insights: Internet of Things

Entering the Age of the Digicene

Depending on which business or tech circles you mix within, the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) may be a term you now hear often, or hardly ever.

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Kebony wins Bronze at the Ecosummit Award 2016

Kebony wins Bronze at the Ecosummit Award 2016

Jan Michael Hess, Ecosummit

In the evening of the first conference day, 26 April 2016, they announced the 6 new winners of the Ecosummit Award 2016.

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VULOG names Grégory Ducongé as CEO

VULOG names Grégory Ducongé as CEO

VULOG recruits Grégory Ducongé as new CEO to lead international expansion

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The innovators: the smart systems driving motorists towards smarter cities

The innovators: the smart systems driving motorists towards smarter cities

The Guardian, Shane Hickey

The Cambridge-based tech firm Telensa is pioneering apps to let you park more easily

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MWR InfoSecurity raises growth capital from Environmental Technologies Fund

MWR InfoSecurity raises growth capital from Environmental Technologies Fund

Second-round investment to drive further expansion following strong business performance 

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Metalysis raises £20 million to accelerate commercialisation of its disruptive 3D printing metal powder technology

Metalysis raises £20 million to accelerate commercialisation of its disruptive 3D printing metal powder technology

Woodford Patient Capital Trust joins existing partner Iluka Resources in latest round

Metalysis is today announcing a combined investment of £20 million from Woodford Patient Capital Trust, managed by Neil Woodford, one of Britain’s most prominent fund managers, and Iluka Resources, an existing investor in Metalysis.  Iluka increases its interest in the Company to 28.8% as a result of this funding round. 

 

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Telensa part of CityVerve consortium awarded £10m to make Manchester the UK’s IoT Demonstrator

Telensa part of CityVerve consortium awarded £10m to make Manchester the UK’s IoT Demonstrator

World leader in smart lighting joins multi-sector team to help showcase how Internet of Things will create the smart cities of tomorrow

Cambridge, UK, 10th December 2015: Telensa, the world’s leading provider of smart street lighting using its low power Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) wireless technology, today announced that it is part of the CityVerve Consortium in Manchester selected for a £10m government award.

 

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ETF leads $18m funding for Smart Cities company Telensa

ETF leads $18m funding for Smart Cities company Telensa

Telensa Raises $18m to Meet Surge in Demand for its Wireless Smart City Solutions

Leader in smart street lighting and smart city applications based on low-power wireless will use investment to capitalise on burgeoning market opportunities

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MWR Announced as New Member of Tech City UK’s Future Fifty Companies

MWR Announced as New Member of Tech City UK’s Future Fifty Companies

MWR InfoSecurity is confirmed as one of 15 new members added to Tech City UK’s Future Fifty programme which showcases and supports 50 of the UK’s leading growth stage digital companies.

 

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Commodities: Material revolution

Commodities: Material revolution

Henry Sanderson, Financial Times

As oil, steel and coal prices hit new lows, demand is rising for other metals, prompting a new technology-driven resource era

When Douglas Caster was 13 his father marched him to the Teeside steelworks in the north-east of England where he worked. It was meant as a warning.

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VULOG Announces Expansion into the United States

VULOG, the world leader for the new generation of car sharing technology, today announced its expansion into the US, as it continues to build on its successes in Europe and Canada.

Free-floating car sharing has emerged as a major trend in Europe, popular with modern urbanites who appreciate the convenience of one-way travel. Its flexibility fits people’s everyday needs, and as such, VULOG’s technology has played a key part in major new mobility operations across the globe, facilitating more than 10 million trips thus far in 2016.

“Consumers are increasingly demanding new mobility services in their city to go from A to B with simple, efficient and affordable solutions”, said Gregory Ducongé, CEO of VULOG. “We expect behaviors and expectations to continue evolving; this is still the beginning of the urban mobility revolution and VULOG is very well positioned for this tremendous opportunity.”

Fueled by a $9.44M investment in 2015, VULOG is primed for continued international growth. The company has more than doubled its YoY revenues in 2016, and is constantly adding to its world-class team, most recently appointing Alex Thibault as VP of Business Development in North America.

Beginning with CES 2017 in Las Vegas, VULOG will be showcasing new innovations for the free-floating, connected car. Immediately after CES, VULOG will be heading to Michigan to attend Automobili-D at the Detroit Auto Show, where the company will further unveil its plans for the US market.

With thousands of cars plugged into its technology and millions of trips in the books, VULOG is significantly outpacing its peers. In 2017, the group plans to expand its partnerships with various operators in the US and globally.

 www.vulog.com

 

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