The investment will help to protect the jobs of 10 existing staff, create new posts and enable TNL to significantly increase revenue and profitability during the next three years.
Founded 10 years ago, TNL has been working with a United Nations team to help define international standards for electronic import-export documents ( UNeDocs.
Initially, TNL is focusing on a complete service for freight forwarders and processing export information from Asia to produce import declarations in the UK.
TNL managing director Simon Dalton said: "This equity funding is enabling us to develop an exciting product for a global market.
Apparently, the cat had slunk between joists while a TNL
carpenter lunched off site, and the animal was too scared to scoot back out when the worker returned and hammered down the floor.
The investments will help secure the jobs of 10 existing staff, create new posts and enable TNL
to "significantly" increase revenue and profitability during the next three years, the company said.
As yet, there are no truly international standards for the use of XML, making the project TNL is working on crucial to the future of trade over the internet.
The first stage of UNeDocsUK developed by TNL has already been adopted by the UN Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business as part of its international standards framework.
TNL is also taking part in the UN-based project group that will take the standards forward to international adoption by bringing on board stakeholders across the world.
Ian Hogg, business analyst at TNL, who led the project, said: "Businesses in this region used to build the ships that facilitated the physical movement of goods around the world.