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AI for the masses!

Connect East is currently raising first round investment for a cloud-based AI platform that can be used by anyone to create a knowledge base.  The company has already won two awards and is recognised as one of the top 50 most disruptive start-ups in the UK by Real Business magazine. Experienced software investors seeking more […]

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Fully subscribed raise for Optalysys

Optalysys has successfully completed a second round raise with Connect East investors to elevate the technology from TRL 1 to level 4. There is unending demand for faster and faster computer processing capabilities, especially when it comes to the “heavy lifting” tasks such as finding patterns in “big data” and when generating engineering and scientific […]

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Connect East investors make successful exit from Validus

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SEIS – mostly sensible, flexible and very tax efficient!

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (‘SEIS’) is designed to help small, early-stage UK companies to raise equity finance with a range of tax reliefs to individual investors. It complements the existing Enterprise Investment Scheme (‘EIS’), but solves many of the particular difficulties which very early stage companies face in attracting investment, by offering tax relief […]

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