- Braveheart Investment Group has announced that the Crowdcube Venture Fund, which it manages, has made its first four investments.

The first investment was made in July and was into a company named Enistic Ltd. This growing business raised £341k for working capital and already has a number of blue chip customers. Enistic has developed a complete range of cloud-based wireless smart meters which enable businesses to monitor and manage their energy usage from any device with an internet connection.

The second investment was into Crowdcube Ltd. Crowdcube are Braveheart's partners in the Fund and raised a total of £5m from venture capital firm Balderton Capital and crowd investors. Crowdcube are one of the leaders in equity crowdfunding in the UK.

One Rebel Ltd was the third investment and its Crowdcube pitch raised £1.5m. The company is launching a chain of high intensity contract-free boutique gyms in London, and is managed by the founders of Fitness First and Jatomi Fitness.

The most recent investment was into Scaramouche & Fandango Ltd. This FMCG company designs and manufactures high quality body and skincare products for men which are currently retailed in over 100 stores throughout the UK, including John Lewis, Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Fenwick, Ocado, Waitrose and Harvey Nichols. The company has also recently launched internationally, securing listings with Barney's New York and Bloomingdales.

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