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Feb 23

beringea portfolio company Blis Integrates World’s Largest Beacon Network, Empowering Brands To Improve Attribution and Targeting


Blis, the global pioneer in advanced location data technology, is partnering with Unacast, the world’s largest network of proximity data and the creators of the Real World Graph™, to provide brands greater understanding of who consumers are and how they behave both on- and offline along the path to purchase. These insights will improve attribution and empower brands to successfully target consumers with the most accurate and detailed location data available on the market.


Feb 14

Perfect Channel takes £2 million from Beringea and UIL


London start-up targets accelerated product innovation to continue transformation of international trading

Perfect Channel, a leader in marketplace transformation technology has secured £2m in funding from its long-term investor Beringea, and new partner UIL Limited, an investment company jointly managed by ICM Limited and ICM Investment Management Limited. Perfect Channel – which has built an auction and trading platform for companies operating marketplaces in commodities and financial assets – will use the funding to support continued sales growth and product development over the coming year, following the appointment of industry veteran Jim Leeds as the company’s new CTO in January 2017.


Jan 24

Beringea boosts Series C round for Whistle Sports with $4.6 million investment


Beringea joins TEGNA Inc., NBC Sports Ventures, Sky, and Emil Capital, taking total value of round to $27.5 million

London, 23 January 2017 — Venture and growth investor Beringea has put $4.6 million into Whistle Sports, a digital entertainment media company. The investment is part of Whistle Sports’ recently-concluded Series C, with Beringea joining leading names in sports broadcasting and digital media in a round worth $27.5 million in total. Other investors in the round include TEGNA Inc., NBC Sports Ventures, Sky, and Emil Capital.


Jan 24

Chess Dynamics announce AUDS counter drone system achieves TRL-9 status


Portfolio company Chess Dynamics has announced its AUDS counter-UAS defence system – field proven to detect, track and defeat malicious and errant unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones – is the first fully integrated system worldwide to achieve TRL-9 status. This follows the successful mission deployment of the AUDS system with United States Forces.

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Jan 16

Beringea invests in personalisation site for children’s products, My 1st Years


The company behind the dressing gown HRH Prince George wore when meeting President Obama has secured a £5m growth funding round

London, 16 January 2017: My 1st Years, the children’s gifts personalisation site, has secured £5m in growth funding led by venture and growth investor Beringea, and supported with funds managed by Hargreave Hale. The investment will be used to drive developments in operations, marketing and international expansion into the US.

My 1st Years is an ecommerce company that provides personalised gifts for babies and children. The company was founded by Daniel Price and Jonny Sitton in 2009, and has since become a favourite with celebrities including Dannii Minogue and Elton John as well as the royals. The business previously secured £2m in funding from High Net Worth individuals, including Lord David Alliance, co-founder of Coats Viyella and co-owner of N Brown Group which includes Jacamo and Simply Be in its catalogue. This brings the total amount raised by My 1st Years so far to £7m.


Oct 24

TV and Video Ad Management Platform Attracts £3m Series A

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Beringea invests in Honeycomb, alongside industry heavyweights and angels

TV and video advertising management platform, Honeycomb, has secured a £3m Series A funding round led by venture and growth investor, Beringea.  Honeycomb, which was founded and launched by the team behind global advertising delivering platform, Adstream, has secured additional backing from heavy hitters in the advertising and production environment, including David Bell, Richard Jameson and John Spearman. Following a friends and family round in May 2016, the company has now raised over £4m in capital.


Oct 03



Beringea has announced its participation in a £5m investment round into leading livestreaming TV platform TVPlayer. The round is round is led by major US media company A+E networks.

TVPlayer, the UK’s leading livestreaming TV platform, has completed a £5m investment round led by A+E Networks, the US-based award-winning, global media content company.

TVPlayer is a freemium over-the-top TV service in the UK which offers all of the country’s major free to air channels together with a pay TV bundle of 30+ premium channels for £4.99 per month without a contract.  As part of the free to air package, TVPlayer will offer A+E Networks’ Blaze which launched in the UK on September 20.


Oct 03

Beringea Launches New ProVen Growth & Income VCT Offer


ProVen Growth & Income VCT (PGI VCT) has launched a new £30m Offer for Ordinary Shares. The Offer enables investors to subscribe for shares in a mature VCT with an established portfolio of small and medium sized private companies. The funds raised by the Offer will be used to support further investments by PGI VCT in qualifying companies which, in the opinion of the Manager (Beringea LLP), have the potential for rapid growth.

PGI VCT is managed by Beringea LLP, an award winning venture capital investment manager which has over 25 years’ experience of investing in unquoted companies and which has managed PGI VCT since it was launched in 2001. PGI VCT’s NAV Total Return over the last 10 years is £256 for every £100 invested1, the second highest out of the thirty-one VCTs with a ten year track record.



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