A Liverpool-based data-driven intelligence platform has received a six-figure follow-on investment.

IQBlade received the cash inject from from NPIF - Maven Equity Finance.

The B2B company provides a platform which allows technology channel companies to identify prospects or other partners of interest based on specific criteria.

Its clients include Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Ingram Micro.

IQBlade will use the funding to continue its expansion and growth of working partnerships. It will carry out more live research through their academic links with Liverpool John Moores University.

"The investment from NPIF has enabled IQBlade to help more clients navigate significant changes throughout the marketplace, thus growing our global presence and recognition," said Antony Young, founder and director of IQBlade.

"The delivery of the funding, once again, was invaluable. I have truly been supported every step of the way."

Simon Thelwall-Jones, MSIF investment director, added: "I have always been impressed with how the management team at IQBlade operate.

"Their rapid growth and achievements over the past year are a direct result of hard-work and, extensive industry knowledge.

"I am excited to see what 2019 has in store for IQBlade."