Latest News from Origin

Origin Capital News Q2 2019

Read about Origin’s latest portfolio activity and recent performance data here.

Vantage Power – Trade sale to Allison Transmission

We are very pleased to announce the successful exit of our investment in Vantage Power, a leading developer of hybrid power-trains and associated battery and monitoring technologies for commercial vehicles. Origin first invested in Vantage Power in 2013, and we participated in two further funding rounds, in 2015 and 2017. The company has been bought outright in an all-cash transaction by US-headquartered Allison Transmission, one of the world’s largest global suppliers of medium and heavy duty automatic transmissions. Read more…

Ubio secures further investment

We are pleased to report that Origin portfolio company Ubio has secured a further round of investment from existing shareholders. The funding is at a significant premium to the price at which Origin’s investors initially subscribed, in April 2018.

Cazana drives ahead

Cazana, a leading provider of used vehicle data has raised a follow-on round of funding led by existing shareholders, but also bringing in new investors. Origin backed Cazana in 2018, and we are pleased to note that price of the recent round represents a significant uplift to the pricing of our original investment.

New investment in battery technology

Origin has invested in Echion Technologies, a Cambridge University spin-out. Echion is developing a portfolio of advanced materials for use in Lithium-ion batteries, which it hopes will deliver significant performance improvements over current products, particularly in electric vehicle applications.

Origin backs intelligent scheduling business

Origin has invested in Rotageek, which develops tools that use sophisticated data-analysis and forecasting techniques for workforce management applications. We participated in a round alongside a number of angel investors, and a venture capital investor.

Origin Capital News: Q1 2018

Read about Origin’s latest portfolio activity and recent performance data here.

Myrtle – new unquoted investment

Myrtle produces tools for instantiation of software programmes, particularly deep learning algorithms, in silicon (FPGAs). This market area is experiencing high growth as data centres are increasingly used for high-speed, remote processing. Origin invested in November 2017 as part of a round led by the Cambridge Angels network. Read more…

Lintbells – successful PE exit

We have had a very good exit from our investment in pet health business Lintbells, following the purchase of a significant interest in the company by Inflexion Private Equity. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. Read more…

Origin adds Ubio to basket

Origin Capital has invested in web automation company Ubio, in a round led by existing investors. Ubio’s technology aims to improve basket conversion rates for metasearch sites, including those operating in the travel and financial products markets.