Albion News

Mirada Medical
Optellum (Oxford, UK), a high-tech startup in lung cancer and machine learning and Mirada Medical, an established leader in scientifically advanced quantitative imaging software, are announcing a partnership to accelerate the deployment of deep learning technology to market.  This unique collaboration combines the deep technology and clinical expertise of Optellum with the software platforms and rapid development know-how of Mirada.  They have partnered to address a huge and growing problem in lung cancer diagnosis: the management of patients with indeterminate pulmonary nodules. Early... read more
The UCL Technology Fund has invested in Anon AI, the data anonymisation software developer, as part of a £340,000 pre-seed round in partnership with the London Co-InvestmentFund (LCIF), AI Seed and Ascension Ventures.  Anon AI is developing software to automate data anonymisation and help developers and data scientists share data securely. The protection of personal data is a big concern for companies and the pressure to maintain data security will intensify when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018. The investment will enable them to enhance their ... read more
Process Systems Enterprise Inc. (PSE), the Advanced Process Modeling (APM) company, today announced it signed a corporate agreement making its industry leading gPROMS equation-oriented modeling technology accessible throughout ExxonMobil. The agreement also provides for co-development of advanced automation and control applications as part of PSE’s gPROMS Operational Excellence Solutions. The new agreement complements ExxonMobil's long-standing relationship with PSE for detailed engineering design and simulation tools as well as expert consulting services. "We are delighted that ExxonMobil... read more
Orchard Therapeutics
Orchard Therapeutics, a biotechnology company dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with rare disorders through innovative gene therapies, today announced the completion of an oversubscribed $110 million (£85 million) Series B financing.   Baillie Gifford and ORI Capital co-led the financing with significant new investments from Temasek and Cowen Healthcare Investments, alongside Juda Capital, Pavilion Capital, RTW Investments, Agent Capital, 4BIO Capital and existing investors F-Prime Capital and UCL Technology Fund. In conjunction with the financing, Simone Song, senior partner at... read more
First allotment - 17 November 2017 All applications for the Offers that are received before 2:00pm on 17 November will be included in the first allotment of the 2017/18 Offers. For the Prospectus, including the Securities Note, Registration Document, Summary & Application Forms please visit the Current Offers  page. read more
Albion is deleighted to congratulate Helen Shaw, Director and Co-Founder of Albion portfolio company Proveca, who has been named as one of the Top 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2017. 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2017 celebrates leaders whose dedication is about innovation in the healthcare business. These are female leaders that have been recognised for the progress they have made over the past year. Their achievements demonstrate expertise in their specialised field, general management skills and an ability to collaborate across disciplines. Diversity of talent is critical to... read more
Albion Capital has been investing in software companies for almost 20 years. We usually invest in the Series A round, focusing on recurring revenue cloud businesses, typically at the application layer.  This primer sets out the basic framework we use to evaluate SaaS businesses.  We have also summarised our view of best practice approach to monitoring SaaS metrics on an ongoing basis. For the primer please click here read more
Hilson Moran
Albion has sold its stake in Hilson Moran Holdings Limited (Hilson Moran), a leading engineering services group in the UK and Middle East, to Tyrens AB (Tyrens), a Swedish technical consultancy.  Hilson Moran’s management team will remain as shareholders and the company will continue to operate under its existing brand name. The investment comes on the back of strong growth for Hilson Moran and will enable the business to provide combined MEP and structural engineering services, joining forces with existing Tyrens investment AKTII. Funds managed by Albion received total consideration over the... read more
Clean data
Ed Lascelles, Partner, Head of Technology Investment Data from UKTN’s investment tracker shows that London has continued its dominant position as a hub for UK tech, providing a base for 78% of the startup and scaleup businesses that raised finance in Q3 2017. Notably, there is strong performance where you see cross-functional expertise – industries where London is strong, such as financial services, pharma and media, utilising breakthrough technologies such as AI or VR. For the full article click here read more
The Albion Growth Report 2017
The Albion Growth Report 2017 looks at the barriers to growth for the UKs SMEs and is in its fifth year. YouGov carried out the reasech with over 1,000 companies with up to 250 employees. to read and download the report please go to the Publications page   read more