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V-Nova $33m equity financing

Silverpeak utilised its relationships with global growth invstors to explore multiple funding options

Who are they

V-Nova is a London-based IP and software company.

The company’s main goal is to improve data compression. Its innovative applications use AI and parallel processing for analytics, and video and image compression.

The financing was used to develop and accelerate the rollout of V-Nova’s video-compression software:

  • MPEG-5 LCEVC is the only enhancement standard that improves video codec and addresses the entire video-distribution market. It boosts the quality of existing video services and enables new user experiences. MPEG-5 also improves video delivery to the end-user in a cost- and energy-efficient way.
  • SMPTE VC-6 is a professional production codec that offers higher quality at faster speeds. Furthermore, VC-6 accelerates AI media indexing, supporting the next generation of intelligent media.

What was our involvement

V-Nova appointed Silverpeak due to our Deeptech expertise, relationships with global growth investors and reputation as a trusted tech-company advisor. The deal team worked with management to explore the right funding strategy for the business. As a result, we acquired $33m in financing from prominent tech entrepreneurs, investment firms and returning shareholders.

Pietro Strada, a Managing Partner at Silverpeak, added: “We are proud to have advised V-Nova and to have worked with Guido, Pierdavide, Antonio (Filippi) and the team. V-Nova is a true global leader and has huge potential. We are confident that this financing round will speed up its growth and propel it to even greater success.”

Silverpeak has provided valuable support throughout the process. They have brought unparalleled skills in presenting V-Nova’s unique story and created a lot of interest from investors. Their professionalism, drive and execution capabilities won the trust of our Board and management team. It has been a pleasure working with them.
Guido Meardi | CEO and Co-Founder, V-Nova