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Equity Finance for Technology

Cambridge Capital Group is a leading business angel group of over 80 investors and private venture funds who have been investing in hi-tech businesses and backing technology start-ups in the region since 2001. Members have invested several million pounds in more than 50 live portfolio companies in the Cambridge technology cluster. Membership is an application process, usually by way of introduction through existing members.

We are a growing organisation offering a platform for private investors around the world to invest in the top European technology centre. Successes include Bookham Technology, nCipher, and AIM listings of ITM Power and Bango. More recently, portfolio company Phonetic Arts was acquired by Google in December 2010, and Ubisense listed on AIM in June 2011, giving attractive capital returns to our members.

News

June 2016

Sale of portfolio company, Cambridge CMOS Sensors

The second exit of the year so far from the Cambridge Capital Group portfolio, sees Cambridge CMOS Sensors (CCMOSS) sold to Austrian Microsystems (ams), the manufacturer of high performance sensors. CCMOSS is a spinout from Cambridge University which has been developing micro hotplate structures for gas sensing and infrared applications.

CCG members invested in three funding rounds, led by Cambridge Enterprise, the tech transfer agency for the university, and earned an attractive multiple of capital invested from the all cash transaction.

March 2016

Cambridge Capital Group portfolio company sold to Microsoft

AI business Touchtype Limited, developer of Swiftkey, the world beating predictive keyboard app, has been acquired by Microsoft in a cash deal worth $250 million. Angel investors from Cambridge Capital Group enjoyed a high financial return of almost ten times their capital investment Members of Cambridge Capital Group had first invested in the business in 2011 after inviting it to pitch at quarterly investment event when it was a fledgling start-up, and continued to support the company in subsequent capital funding rounds alongside major institutional investors including Octopus and Index.

August 2015

New investments over the last 9 months in syndication with other co-investors and syndicate partners include SupaPass, Cydar, Lightpoint Medical, Sphere Fluidics and Rainbird. We have also supported several of our portfolio companies in follow-on rounds.

Cambridge Capital Group continues to expand the International arm "CCG International" with a current focus on the Channel Islands where over 15 new members have joined in the last 3 months.

October 2014

After a successful Autumn presentation event, Cambridge Capital Group has made 3 new investments during 2014, and our new syndicate, Anglia Capital Group has been launched.

June 2014

Cambridge Connection Singapore and Hong Kong We will be involved in a series of events in association with Taylor Vinters, UKTI and the Hong Kong British Chamber of Commerce to promote angel investing and the best of Cambridge high-tech investment opportunities. For further information see: Cambridge Connection Singapore

March 2014

Cambridge Connection Santiago A delegation of investors from Cambridge Capital Group were invited to Chile for a week of business events to help portfolio companies enter new markets, attract more international investors to our network and investigate invetsment opportunities in South America's advanced economy. This is part of our international programme, including upcoming events in Singapore and Hong Kong in June. For further information see: Cambridge Connection Santiago

Spring/Summer 2014

We look forward to a series of events in Cambridge when we will be welcoming many new Members and some exciting early stage businesses. We are also supporting Cambridge Connection events in both Santiago and Singapore.

January 2014

Cambridge Capital Group invested nearly £2m into its portfolio, including several new investments. Our membership has increased to more than 50 investors, including the new Cambridge Innovation Capital £50m fund.