Cheers to Sunderland-based Bottlers, Contract Bottling Ltd!

The deals are flowing in for local, Sunderland-based soft drinks brand, Contract Bottling Ltd., following a summer of brilliant sunshine and a recent North East Angel Fund investment of £175,000.

Among the array of bottled soft drinks that CBL manufactures, distributes and markets at their 60,000 square foot manufacturing site are; Perfectly Clear flavoured waters, a selection of 1870 Mixers including Ginger Ale and Bitter Lemon, as well as  Fruit Squeeze vitamin-packed childrens’ drinks.

Read the article in the Journal here.

Italian Team De-Tangling the Web of Conventional Online Dating

‘Love at first sight’ is the bold tagline for this ambitious, new, game-ified, dating app, Tangle, but for the four Italian founders whose brainchild allows users to go back in time to connect with someone who caught their eye, it’s a very real motivation.

Has Tangle got what it takes? Along with an unparalleled and enthusiastic passion for fresh ideas, there seems to be some first-rate funding opportunities in the North East, so this app breaking into a global industry but with an inherently local focus seems set for unhindered success.

Read the article on BDaily or Insider North East News


Rivers Capital Partners 75th Angel Fund Investment

Rivers Capital Partners have reached a major landmark after making our 75th investment from the £7.5m Finance For Business North East Angel Fund.

Corporate finance experts from our local partners, law firm Ward Hadaway, advised us on the milestone investment, which sees a six figure sum ploughed into Teesside-based Kamaiden Limited, a company specialising in innovative footwear solutions for children.

See the full article on our News Pages or on The Journal Online.

Rivers Capital Partners are ‘Full of Beanies!’

John Evans, Director Beanies the Flavour Co "…it wasn’t just the additional finance, it’s the confidence that that you get from an organisation like Rivers Capital Partners which says we do have a good idea and we do have a good team."

Natalia Blagburn, Investment Executive "… we have a great confidence in the ability of the Beanies team to turn Beanies the Flavour Co into a major worldwide brand."

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Early stage investment for new and growing companies



Rivers Capital Partners is an independent venture capital fund manager created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

We are specialists in early stage investments for new, start-up and growing companies. We work to introduce investors to business and manage funds.

Our current main activity is around the investment of the £7.5m Finance For Business North East Angel Fund.

Founded by a partnership of E-Synergy and Finance Tree, Rivers Capital Partners brings together over 50 years direct investment experience in the creation and growth of companies in markets from technology to design. More Information

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Jonathan Gold Director

Jonathan is a co-founder of Rivers capital and also Finance Tree. He came to the North East...

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