Friday, 15 August 2014

Cambridge Innovation Capital's Initial Investments

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Jane Lambert

Cambridge Innovation Capital describes itself as "an investment fund that invests in high-growth technology companies, led by an experienced investment team, an outstanding board and advisory panel of leading scientists and entrepreneurs." With managers and advisers drawn from academia and industry as well as finance the fund aims to invest £50 million in companies based in Cambridge over the next three years.

The fund announced its first three investments on 12 Aug 2014 (see "Cambridge Innovation Capital announces first three investments from its £50 million Cambridge Cluster fund" 12 Aug 2014).  They include:
  • £1.5 million in Cambridge Imaging Systems to develop "cloud-based and on-premise software that enables owners of video to archive, deliver and bill for content";
  • £1.25 million in Origami Energy to develop a platform for the intelligent active management of distributed energy assets; and
  • £100,000 in Jukedeck to develop software that enables to create their own music for use in video games, films and other applications.
I shall watch those companies and Cambridge Innovation Capital's other investments and report on their progress from time to time.

Monday, 11 August 2014

IP Events in Suffolk - Every Business Owns IP. What do you own?

Gainsborough's Mr and Mrs Andrews (1748–49)

Jane Lambert

Two interesting IP events are taking place in Suffolk over the Autumn. Both are called "Every Business Owns IP. What do you own?". The Intellectual Property Office is taking part in both events.

The first takes place in Bury St Edmonds on 7 Oct 2014 between 09:00 and 13:00 at Denny Bros, Kempson Way, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7AR as part of the Bury St Edmunds Business Festival. You can find further information and make an on-line booking here.

The second is in Ipswich on 18 Nov 2014  between 09:00 and 13:00 at IP City Centre, 1 Bath Street, Ipswich, IP2 8SD and is organized by Menta Marketing. Dummett Copp are also taking part.  More information and booking details are available here.

Please note that if you book for the Ipswich event and fail to turn up the organizers will be after you for £30. But as they are laying on free food why wouldn't you come?