Introducing Airlinq

SAN RAMON, Calif.-- Globetouch has rebranded to Airlinq. The leading connected car and IoT platform provider for automakers and mobile network operators, has announced a new name and a new branding.  The initiative is part of its large-scale global expansion and diversification drive in 2020.  Shackleton supported the company's most recent $40 million (Series C) funding in 2017 alongside Verizon Ventures, DTCP and Hermes Growth [...]

2020-03-02T17:00:14+00:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: , , |

PanIntelligence Funded for further Growth

We are delighted to announce that Shackleton investee, PanInsight (trading as Panintelligence) has secured fresh investment from YFM Equity Partners and Cohmar Capital.  The £4.5 million transaction will allow the company to pursue its next phase of growth and allows a partial cash exit for Shackleton and other founder investors.  This also represents Shackleton's 22nd profitable realisation. PanIntelligence is a rapidly scaling data visualisation, reporting [...]

2019-11-26T16:22:07+00:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Exit, Funding, News, Press Release|Tags: , , , |

FinLeap launches Joonko

Shackleton investee, FinLeap today announced that it has created Joonko a new consumer finance portal.  Joonko has other prestige backers including Ping An and Raisin - who besides offering funding are strengthening the new company's technology platform. Joonko will help German consumers choose the right financial products for their personal saving and protection needs. With EUR10 million in seed capital under its belt, the portal [...]

2020-03-03T02:02:10+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: , , , |

Lewmar becomes Shackleton’s 20th Profitable Exit

We are pleased to announce the successful sale of Lewmar Marine to LCI (NYSE: LCII) subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc. Founded in 1948, Lewmar has become one of the world’s premier suppliers of leisure marine equipment for yachts, sailboats, and powerboats. Shackleton originally acquired a significant interest in Lewmar in December 2007 as part of a direct equity portfolio bought from 3i Group (FTSE: III).  At [...]

2019-09-05T13:36:48+00:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: Exit, News, Press Release|Tags: , |

CreditCall bought by NMI

Shackleton Ventures, the specialist direct secondaries venture investor, has successfully exited its investment in Creditcall, a payments solutions company, headquartered in Bristol, UK. CreditCall, which gives its clients market-leading payment acceptance functionality, and processes over $5bn of transactions per year was acquired by NMI Inc, a leading US technology provider of payments enablement. When Shackleton first invested in CreditCall, the company was primarily involved in payments systems for telephony. Shackleton played the [...]

2019-04-11T08:30:44+00:00March 5th, 2018|Categories: Exit, Press Release|Tags: , , , |

Bluebox And Virgin Atlantic Launch First Fleet-Wide Accessible Ife Platform

Bluebox And Virgin Atlantic Launch First Fleet-Wide Accessible Ife Platform For Passengers With Sight Loss Bluebox’s accessible IFE (aIFE™) solution is the first portable IFE platform developed with and for airline passengers with visual impairments Dunfermline, UK – 27 November 2017 – Bluebox Aviation Systems Ltd. has launched an accessible IFE (aIFE™) platform which will take to the [...]

2021-06-22T13:27:33+00:00November 27th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , |

FinLeap Raises €39 million

Press Release 41 Charlotte Square Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ 17 July 2017 Shackleton is delighted to confirm today that FinLeap has closed a €39 million funding round led by international investors, including German insurer Signal Iduna Group, the SBI Group from Japan, and the Dutch Bank NIBC.  German reinsurer Hanover Re also invested further in the round, thereby cementing their ongoing trust in the cooperation [...]

2019-11-26T16:30:57+00:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: Funding, Press Release|Tags: |

FinLeap Forms de:Hub for Fintech

Press Release 41 Charlotte Square Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ 17 July 2017 Shackleton is delighted to announce that FinLeap’s new Headquarters in Berlin has been selected by the German Federal Government as the official hub for German FinTech innovation. The company builder has now moved from its previous head office in Berlin-Mitte to Charlottenburg. The digitalization of the international financial services industry will be driven [...]

2019-11-26T16:29:23+00:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|Tags: |

OmPrompt Releases Teach&Learn, Their Cognitive Automation Solution

OmPrompt Releases Teach&Learn, Their Cognitive Automation Solution Supply chain digitisation and automation specialist OmPrompt today announced delivery of their Smart Automation Solution, Teach&Learn. Utilising three key components; Automated Data Extraction, Optimised Data Entry and Machine Learning, Teach&Learn intelligently extracts data from business documents usually requiring manual data entry, and presents it to supply chain teams in a user-friendly data entry portal for additional validation. Through [...]

2017-12-04T12:51:11+00:00May 30th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: |

Shackleton Victoria Invests in German Fintech

Press Release 41 Charlotte Square Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ 10 February 2017 Shackleton announces today that it has launched the first close of its fourth fund: Shackleton Secondaries Victoria.  The fund focuses on financial technology investments. The central investment of the fund will be a 13% shareholding in FinLeap GmbH, a leading Fintech company builder, based in Berlin. Renowned for its fast execution, innovative and [...]

2019-11-26T16:32:30+00:00February 10th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|Tags: |
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