Deals of the Week Sept 5 to Sept 9 – a Growth Business round-up

Deals this week include a healthtech making fertility treatment more accessible, a start-up getting more women into coding and a wildlife habitat designer

Fertility care start-up receives £15m

Fertility care firm Apricity has been handed £14.7m in Series B funding. The round was led by MTIP with participation from Barcelona-based VC Iris Ventures.

Atricity aims to make fertility treatment more accessible and supportive for couples. Its virtual fertility clinic uses AI to provide personalised treatment and offers access to a team of fertility specialists.

Food marketplace secures £6.2m

DELLI, a food marketplace founded by the founder of Depop, secured £6.2m in a funding round led by Balderton and HV Capital.

DELLI allows individuals and independent businesses to sell limited edition food through a drop model, in a bid to reduce food waste and support smaller producers.

Girl code takes on new meaning with £4.5m investment

A start-up that supports women with free coding education and employment has raised £4.5m from Active Partners and angel investors.

Code First Girls is the largest provider of free coding courses for women in the UK, aiming to reduce the gender gap in the tech industry. It has so far given coding education to more women than the UK undergraduate system.

Sports nutrition start-up gets £3.5m boost

An energy gel supplier to the English Football Association secured £3.5m from Lombard, which is part of the NatWest Group.

Blackburn-based Science in Sport develops and manufactures science-led performance nutrition products for professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

Praetura Ventures serves up £3m to hospitality digital payments firm

Digital payments start-up wi-Q secured £3m investment from Manchester-based VC Praetura Ventures.

Manchester-based wi-Q provides mobile ordering and payment solutions to the hospitality and leisure industry, helping restaurants and hotels speed up order management, and provides remote ordering technology to allow customers to order via kiosks in store.

Wildlife product manufacturer gets £1m package

A Gloucestershire-based wildlife product designer has been handed a seven-figure boost from HSBC UK.

Wildlife World offers sustainable, plastic-free wildlife products that help conserve habitats, like bee hotels and hedgehog houses. The start-up works closely with wildlife organisations and make the products in a workshop powered by renewable electricity.

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