Details of recent investments, progress made by our portfolio companies, and introducing co-investment opportunities.
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We have had a busy few months since our last review, completing three new investments (including our first in an AIM-listed business).

We're also delighted that, following the necessary regulatory approvals, we can now offer appropriate third parties the opportunity to co-invest in our transactions, most of which are EIS-eligible. Further details below.

Seed investment


UpMySport is an on-line "marketplace" connecting sports participants with coaches and instructors, and also provides sports professionals with software tools to manage bookings and payments. Origin invested in a seed round in Q3 2014.
 


Vantage Power follow-on

 
Vantage-Power develops hybrid engines for buses. The company has made strong technical and commercial progress since our original investment, in January 2013, and earlier this year we completed a follow-on investment. VP hopes to make its first commercial sales of trial units in 2015.
 


AIM-market investment


SRT develops location-tracking hardware and software for maritime applications. We have been impressed by the quality of the company's technology; its very strong competitive position, and the substantial growth potential of the market.

Growth investment


Also in Q3 2014, we backed a growth round for Monica Healthcare, which has developed technology for monitoring maternal and foetal clinical parameters during labour. Tim de Vere Green has joined Monica as a board observer.
 

Rose-tinted vision, and seeing more things


Origin's CEO, Tim de Vere Green, has been interviewed by Anthony Miller of TechMarketView, regarding his recent experience of angel tech investing...

 

Co-invest with Origin


Origin has recently been made an Appointed Representative of Larpent Newton and Co., which is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. This means we can open our transactions to appropriate third-parties who may wish to co-invest alongside us.
 

Outlook


We are currently examining several new deals and hope to close at least one further investment over the next quarter. If you would like to hear more about opportunities to co-invest in these transactions please email Tim de Vere Green at timdevg@origingroup.co.uk, or call 07710 031781.

We also expect achieve at least one full or partial realisation before the end of 2015.
 
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