Albion News

Albion, one of the largest independent venture capital investors in the UK, has led a £1.65m funding round in the mobile fan engagement and sports marketing company InCrowd Sports (“InCrowd”). Albion are investing alongside Sky and a number of angel investors. The management team is led by Aidan Cooney who previously set up the world’s leading sports data company, Opta, also backed by Albion. He is joined by two former IMG executives and a technology group borne out of the University of Sussex Innovation Centre. InCrowd develops mobile apps for professional sports clubs underpinned by the... read more
Albion, one of the largest independent venture capital investors in the UK is to manage and administer the newly launched UCL Technology Fund, (“the Fund”), which has raised £50 million to commercialise University College London’s (“UCL”) world-class research output. Albion will manage and administer the Fund in partnership with UCL’s technology transfer company UCL Business (“UCLB”), with whom it has a long-standing relationship including co-investment. Albion has worked closely with UCLB to devise an innovative structure for the Fund, which will support high quality research projects with... read more
Masters Speciality Pharma is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with ApoPharma for the exclusive distribution of Ferriprox® (deferiprone) into India, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka. Masters has over 29 years’ experience in the ethical and compliant supply of drugs into countries where an unmet need for the medication exists. Our regulatory authorisation, licenses and capabilities will ensure that through Masters, access is created in the specified countries for those patients’ requiring Ferriprox®. Ferriprox® is indicated for the treatment of iron overload in patients with thalassaemia major... read more
Black Swan Data Limited is a proud winner at the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists Enterprise Awards 2016 read more
Cyber security software company Panaseer has successfully raised $2.25 million through a syndicated seed investment round. The investors include Albion, Notion Capital, Winton Technology Ventures, C5 Holdings, and Elixirr. Panaseer was founded in 2014 by Nik Whitfield and a team of cyber security experts from BAE Systems.  It is one of a new wave of UK cyber security start-ups working with commercial enterprises and was selected to accompany Prime Minister David Cameron to Washington DC earlier this year as part of a cyber-security delegation.  Panaseer has since signed its first New York... read more
Perpetuum, the global leader in vibration energy harvesting and its application in asset management across the rail industry, has secured an important contract with Network Rail. The contract, which means Perpetuum will provide ongoing services to Network Rail for track condition analysis, comes after 12 months of development work with the national rail infrastructure owners. Track condition is calculated using vibration data from the 1000s of Perpetuum-equipped wheelsets on Southeastern’s C375 and C376 trainsets. “The opportunity to bring real-time asset information to both infrastructure... read more
Exco InTouch, the leading provider of digital patient engagement and data capture solutions for clinical research and healthcare providers, today celebrates its recognition on the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 – which ranks Britain’s fastest growing private technology companies. Exco InTouch is the only pharmaceutical technology company to be recognized on the list and this achievement is built on the company’s rapid acceleration of turnover – sales have tripled over the last three years, highlighting the company’s strengthening position. Pharma is now embracing new technology platforms... read more
The award ceremony will be taking place on 11 November 2015 at The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SD. More information can be found at the Education investor website read more
DySIS Medical
DySIS Medical, Inc. and Unified Women's Clinical Research (UWCR), a subsidiary of Unified Physician Management in Boca Raton, FL, announced a significant, multi-center research partnership with the DySIS Advanced Cervical Imaging System – a next-generation colposcope with computer-aided cervical imaging tools that is used to assess women after an abnormal Pap smear. UWCR is a premier research organisation that provides excellent proficiency in gynecologic trial execution through its unique alliance of OB/GYN women's health practices across the southeast. UWCR has conducted clinical trials on... read more
Exco InTouch
Albion has led a £3.2m investment round in Exco InTouch (“Exco”), a leading electronic Patient Reported Outcomes (“ePRO”) and patient engagement software business. Founder investor, Scottish Equity Partners (“SEP”), also participated in the round and remains the company’s largest shareholder. Founded in 2004 by its current CEO, Tim Davis, Exco provides mobile and digital services to pharmaceutical companies for the engagement and collection of information from patients in clinical trials and real-life settings (ePRO). This rapidly growing sector is being driven by the increasing need to... read more