Albion News

Albion is delighted to announce that two of its portfolio companies are in Sunday Times Tech Track 100 we offer congratulations to the teams of Grapeshot and Exco InTouch. The Tech Track 100 list ranks private technology, media and telecoms companies based on their growth in sales over the last three years of available data.    read more
Black Swan Data Limited
  Black Swan Data Ltd, the UK’s leading data science and technology company, today announced that it has closed its Series B funding, raising a total of £6.2 million. The round sees Albion join initial institutional investors Blackstone and Mitsui, to help further accelerate Black Swan’s international growth and expansion of its product platform, ‘The Nest’.  Founded in 2011 by Steve King (CEO) and Hugo Amos (CSO), Black Swan has achieved outstanding growth based on its unique capability of applying big data and predictive data science techniques to consumer marketing.  It works with many of... read more
ALBION ANNOUNCED AS GROWTH INVESTOR AWARDS FINALIST Albion is up against Beringea, Foresight  and YFM Equity Partners for Best VCT Investment Manager Albion has been shortlisted for the Best VCT Investment Manager for the 2016 Growth Investor Awards, which recognise impact beyond investment in the UK SME investment management industry. Going up against Beringea, Foresight and YFM Equity Partners they will compete for the prestigious award, with the winner being revealed at the Growth Investor Awards black tie dinner held on 3 November at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London. The... read more
Amadeus Capital Partners, the global technology investor, has today announced it has led an investment of $11 million alongside existing venture capitalist investor Albion, in Relayware, a software provider that accelerates channel revenues. The investment will help drive growth in the U.S., the largest and most mature market for the Software as a Service (SaaS) industry, which is forecast to be worth $132 billion globally by 2020. Relayware is a global provider of Partner Relationship Management (PRM) software and services that produce valuable insights to bring organizations closer to their... read more
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
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
Black Swan Data Limited is a proud winner at the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists Enterprise Awards 2016 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