Why open finance is the future, Plug and Play
In 2018, the UK made history as the world’s first Open Banking Standard was implemented, establishing the foundations for the nation’s pioneering ecosystem and setting a blueprint for other countries.
Is AI content moderation better than human content moderation?
Who is better at detecting inappropriate content – computers or humans? To answer this question Unitary compares AI and humans on different levels, including scale, personal risk, cost, bias and context.
Attio raises $23.5m Series A to usher in a new era of CRM
Attio, the company building the CRM of the future, announced $23.5 million in Series A funding led by Redpoint Ventures, with continued participation from existing investors Balderton Capital and Point Nine.
Bristol-based tech startup Deazy appoints Freya Wordsworth as new Partnerships Manager
Developer marketplace platform Deazy, has appointed Freya Wordsworth as the new Partnerships Manager, as part of a growth push for 2023 that will see the Bristol-based tech firm build a partnership eco-system.
London-based Ocean 14 Capital receives €30m to back marine innovators saving the seas
Ocean 14 Capital fund has received an investment of €30 million from Ingka Investments to support its mission of funding sustainable solutions to improve ocean health.
London-based digital health startup Syndi raises £1.65m to build its AI-driven wellbeing support platform
Syndi Health, a startup providing a digital infrastructure to offer personalised and effective digital health support within organisations, has raised £1.65 million ($2 million), in equity and grant funding.
London-based TDGA secures NewMedia Holding as lead investor in $20m seed round
London-based TDGA, the owner of the biggest brand in Space Media today, Space Hero, announced a $20 million seed round.
Berlin's EatFirst acquires London-based foodtech startup Feedr to accelerate growth
Berlin-based corporate food ordering platform EatFirst, has acquired Feedr, a London-based enterprise food technology platform that gives corporate customers software to support healthier daily eating in workplaces.
Innovation scale-up Wazoku launches Mindpool SME to help small businesses capture employee insights
Innovation scale-up Wazoku announced it has launched Mindpool SME, an employee insights dashboard that makes it simpler & faster for SMEs to listen to, understand, and act on employee insights.
Finance software startup Quartr partners with Lightyear to bring free and easy-to-access company information for investors across Europe
Finance software startup Quartr, signed an API deal with Lightyear, an online broker based in London, serving customers in 20 countries across Europe.
London-based hospitality tech startup HotelRunner snaps $6.5m investment to accelerate global growth
HotelRunner, the global hospitality and travel technology provider, announced the closing of $6.5 million Series A round to accelerate global growth.
Fintech enabler Ukheshe secures Series A funding to accelerate international expansion
Ukheshe International, the UK-headquartered division of digital-first, Banking as a Service (BaaS) enabler Ukheshe, announced the conclusion of an investment agreement that will help accelerate its international expansion.
Season Group acquires IoT tech startup Pycom to give all connected ideas an opportunity to succeed
Season Group, an international electronics design and manufacturing services provider headquartered in Hong Kong, announced its acquisition of all assets of Pycom, a full stack Internet of Things (IoT) company.
London-based workforce management startup Surfboard raises $5m seed round to accelerate growth
London-based startup Surfboard announced it has raised a $5 million seed round. The investment will advance Surfboard's mission of making work more human through building collaborative software.
London-based Vektor AI raises $2.5m pre-seed round to democratize tech talent’s access to professional career advice
Vektor AI, an online platform for one-to-one mentorship and professional career enhancement, announced it has raised a pre-seed round of $2.5 million led by leading early-stage European VC firms.
London-based zero-trust enterprise browser SURF launches out of stealth with seed investment round
New zero-trust enterprise browser SURF, announced it has launched out of stealth with an investment round led by 11.2 Capital, Okta Ventures, Mango Capital and security-focused Angel investors.
Nigerian money app Kuda launches in the UK
Nigerian money app Kuda, announced it is launching in the UK as part of a global expansion drive with a view to serving the cross-border transfer needs of UK-based Nigerians.
Vouch partners with Capsule to support startups internationally
Capsule, a specialist insurance provider to high-growth companies in the UK, announced a partnership with Vouch, a San Francisco-based insurance platform that provides business insurance for high-growth technology startups in the US.
UK-based hospitality tech startup Journey completes £5m growth capital raise
Journey Hospitality has secured £5 million growth capital investment. The funds, from private equity firm Averroes Capital, will enable Journey to deliver its vision to revolutionise e-Commerce for the hospitality industry.
Manchester-based consumer insights startup Vypr raises additional £3.4m to scale its product intelligence platform
Fast-growing consumer insights business Vypr has received new investment of £3.4 million, at a significantly increased valuation on its last funding round in January 2021.
London-based Sidekick raises £3.33m pre-seed to build a modern investment manager for today’s changing world
Sidekick, a digital active investment manager built for today’s rapidly changing world, announced a £3.33 million pre-seed equity round led by Octopus Ventures.
Tanzanian fintech startup NALA enables Google Pay payments from the US and UK into Africa
NALA, a Tanzanian fintech startup facilitating remittances from the African diaspora in the UK and US, has integrated Google Pay into its suite of payment options for users.
British fashion startup LØCI raises £4m seed round to disrupt the fashion industry
15-month-old British fashion brand LØCI announced a £4 million seed round, as well as an investment from actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio to further its impact-driven mission of redefining the sector.
UK-based climate tech startup Levidian secures £12m investment from Baker Hughes to scale growth
US energy technology giant Baker Hughes has backed Levidian’s world-first decarbonisation technologies with a £12m investment at a £130m valuation, opening up global collaboration opportunities.
Biotech startup Hoxton Farms raises $22m Series A to cultivate animal fat in new pilot facility in London
London-based Hoxton Farms has announced a $22 million Series A round to build a pilot facility for producing cultivated fat: the missing ingredient necessary to make meat alternatives delicious, realistic and versatile.
Nigerian mobility fintech Moove raises £15m financing facility to scale UK operations
Moove announced it has raised £15 million in financing from Emso Asset Management to scale up its UK operations following a successful launch in August.
UK-based spaceflight startup Orbex secures £40.4m Series C funding to scale up its resources
UK-based spaceflight company Orbex has secured £40.4 million for its Series C funding round, led by a new investor, the Scottish National Investment Bank.
London-based private equity platform Lightrock closes inaugural Climate Impact Fund at €860m
Lightrock, a global private equity platform that backs purpose-driven entrepreneurs tackling the world’s biggest challenges, has closed its inaugural Lightrock Climate Impact Fund (“LCIF” or “the Fund”) with commitments of €860 million.
BNP Paribas acquires London’s currency management automation fintech Kantox
BNP Paribas announced the signature of an agreement for the acquisition of Kantox, a fintech for the automation of currency risk management.
Dutch-based Hyperion Lab’s third cohort startups set to improve the world with sustainable AI
Hyperion Lab kicked off its third cohort of the Amsterdam AI innovation program and eight new startups (seven of which are Dutch) want to improve the world with AI.
GridBeyond secures €6m investment from UK's Claret Capital to support smart energy expansion
GridBeyond, the pioneer in intelligent energy technology, has agreed a debt financing facility of €6 million led by Claret Capital, to support the Irish headquartered company’s continued internationalisation plans.
Fresh Del Monte partners with tech start-Up Decapolis to provide blockchain traceability solutions
The investment is part of Fresh Del Monte’s technology-driven mission to offer best-in-class, innovative solutions for its products and services, and to provide sustainable solutions that other businesses and industries can benefit from.
London scaleup Wazoku raises £8.5m series B funding, acquires Danish intelligence startup Mindpool
London-based innovation scaleup Wazoku has closed a series B funding round of £8.5 million through investment from Octopus Ventures along with follow on from existing investors including Calculus Capital.
UK scaleup White Label Loyalty launches in the U.S.
UK-based loyalty technology experts White Label Loyalty is entering the US market for the first time, with opening of its firrst overseas office in New York.
London-based Pheon Therapeutics launches with $68m financing to advance novel ADC for treatment of solid tumors
Pheon Therapeutics (Pheon), an ADC specialist developing next generation ADCs for a wide range of hard-to-treat cancers has launched, following the closing of a $68 million Series A financing.
London-based Genie AI launches Startup Starter Pack, a free open source legal template library for startups
Genie AI, a machine learning company based in London, has launched Startup Starter Pack, a free open source legal template library with contract templates for small businesses and startups.
Crypto tax reporting app Binocs nets $4m funding round as it adds institutional investors to retail base
Crypto tax reporting app Binocs has announced a $4 million fundraise to cater to institutional crypto investors and enter geographies like the US, UK, Australia etc.
Constitutional Reserve Fund of Monaco allocates €10m to London-based Ocean 14 Capital impact fund
The Ocean 14 Capital fund, which focuses exclusively on the multi-trillion-dollar ‘blue economy’, has received a commitment of €10 million from the Constitutional Reserve Fund of Monaco to support its mission of funding sustainable solutions.
London-based mental health startup Thalamos raises $1m to digitise the Mental Health Act
London-based mental health startup Thalamos announced it has raised €1 million seed round to digitise the Mental Health Act.
Nigerian mobility fintech Moove joins forces with Uber UK to bring electric vehicles to London
Nigerian fintech moblity startup Moove has announced its launch in London as part of its global expansion through a new partnership with Uber.
London-based Claret Capital raises €297m fund to back European tech startups
Claret Capital, the London-based Pan-European growth capital provider, announced the final closing of Claret European Growth Capital Fund III (Fund III), to back European tech startups.
Octopus rolls out €220m to drive green power generation, backs Exagen to build UK’s largest battery
Octopus Energy Group launched its new renewables fund Octopus Energy Development Partnership (OEDP), as the fund makes its debut investment in renewables developer Exagen to build new green energy.
UK-based Medi-science International partners with Kenyan healthtech startup Afya Rekod to enhance healthcare delivery
UK-based Medi-science International and Kenyan healthtech startup Afya Rekod have announced a strategic collaboration to transform healthcare delivery through improved access to personal health data.
UK-based Conversational intelligence startup Jiminny raises €16.5m to fuel international expansion
Jiminny, a UK headquartered conversation intelligence provider supporting sales teams across the world, has closed a $16.5 million series A funding round led by Kennet Partners, a transatlantic growth equity firm.
London-based VC firm Flashpoint unveils $102m close of its VCIII fund, secures first institutional investment partner
Flashpoint Venture Capital, an international technology investment firm announced that Széchenyi Funds signed up for a commitment of $20 million in Flashpoint’s VC III.
Battery tech startup Britishvolt confirms UK Government funding boost for its battery cell gigaplant
Battery technology pioneer Britishvolt confirmed funding from the UK Government through its Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) run by the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK following a confirmation letter.
London-based startup Geomiq raises $8.5m to digitize manufacturing and deliver industry leading service levels
London-based startup Geomiq announced it has raised $8.5 million funding to digitize global manufacturing and deliver industry leading service levels for Engineers and Procurement teams.
UKI2S expands fund by £37m to accelerate British innovation
The UK Innovation and Science Seed Fund (UKI2S), announced the expansion of its patient capital fund by £37 million, to boost support of British innovation.
ComplyCube partners with Capital Pilot to back high-growth startups in the UK
ComplyCube, the global verification platform, has partnered with Capital Pilot, the Startup Rating Agency, to provide state-of-the-art KYC verification for Boost Fund I, the UK's first automated high-volume startup investment fund.
Boeing, AE Industrial Partners launch second venture fund to invest in innovative aerospace and defense startups
Boeing has committed a $50 million investment in AEI HorizonX, a partnership the company established with private equity firm AE Industrial Partners to invest in transformative aerospace technologies.
Why you should implement cryptocurrency payments into your e-Commerce website, Remuno
Crypto is one of the biggest aspects of modern finance and technology. For businesses, this revenue stream could provide major boosts to sales numbers, with crypto payments giving customers more freedom while also bringing benefits.
London-based soccer game startup CLUB closes $3.1m seed round for the first F2P and Play-and-Earn soccer ownership game
CLUB, the independent studio behind CLUB Game, the first free-to-play (F2P), play-and-earn soccer game that allows you to create and sell your own real-player soccer club, has secured its first major round of funding.
London-based fintech startup Griffin raises $15m to become the bank fintechs can build on
Griffin, a Banking as a Service (BaaS) fintech firm, announced it has raised $15.5 million funding to launch the OS for embedded finance.
Nemetschek invests in UK-based startup SymTerra to drive digitalization in the construction industry
The Nemetschek Group, one of the software providers for the AEC/O and media & entertainment industries, announced to have invested in the UK-based startup SymTerra, a construction site communications platform.
London-based startup growth agency Tailored Brands rebrands to Ventuure to scale Series A and B startups
Startup growth agency Tailored Brands announced it is rebranding to become Ventuure, to evolve its mission to support Series A and B startups.
London-based invoice intelligence platform Xelix completes $5m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Invoice intelligence platform Xelix announced it has successfully completed the Series A funding round, raising $5 million.
London-based healthtech startup Wondr Medical raises £12m seed round to accelerate global collaboration across the medical community
Digital health startup Wondr Medical, announced it has raised £12 million seed round to accelerate global collaboration across the medical community.
Sustainability data and tech startup ESG Book closes $35m Series B to advance its next-gen technology capabilities
ESG Book, a global player in sustainability data and technology, announced it has closed $35 million in Series B funding to advance its next-generation technology capabilities.
London-based Screenloop raises $7m for its hiring intelligence platform
Screenloop, the hiring intelligence platform that helps teams hit their recruitment targets faster whilst delivering an enhanced candidate experience, has raised a $7 million seed round.
UK-based BotsAndUs secures $13m seed financing for its warehouse data intelligence platform with autonomous robots
BotsAndUs, a cutting-edge intelligence and robotics company has secured $13 million in seed funding to expand its logistics-disrupting solution globally.
British Virgin Islands-based SithSwap raises $2.65m to build next-gen AMM on StarkNet
SithSwap, the next-generation automated market maker (AMM) on StarkNet, has successfully raised $2.65 million at a $25 million valuation in a seed funding round led by Lemniscap.
London, Malta-based fintech CityFALCON raises $2m funding to scale growth
London and Malta based fintech CityFALCON closed an equity fundraising campaign on Seedrs of $2 million to scale up the business and bring even more insightful products to market faster.
Insurtech startup INSTANDA raises $45m to fund its next phase of growth
INSTANDA, the no-code core insurance platform provider has announced the closing of its $45 million fundraising led by Toscafund, one of Europe’s leading Growth Equity investment firms for financial services companies.
London-based AI startup Peptone closes $40m Series A funding to build a state-of-the-art research facility in Bellinzona
Peptone, the molecular computational physics company focused on protein drug discovery, announced the successful completion of a $40 million Series A financing round.
ScienceMagic.Studios raises $10m pre-seed to demystify Web3 for brands and talent
ScienceMagic.Studios announced it has secured $10.3 million in pre-seed investment from investors including Liberty City Ventures, Digital Currency Group, Coinbase Ventures, Noam Gottesman and Alan Howard.
Green tech startup Ecolibrium launches in the UK with $5m pre-Series A funding round
Advisory and climate tech-led sustainability solution Ecolibrium, has opened a new London HQ after raising $5m in a pre-Series A funding round, to support growing demand from commercial and industrial UK real estate owners.
UK-based tech startup Florence raises $35m series B funding to revolutionise social care
Florence, the UK-based tech innovator for social care, announced it has raised $35 million through a Series B funding round. Florence will use the investment for product expansion to support care in the UK.
Biotech startup Transine Therapeutics closes £13.7m seed round to accelerate its platform and portfolio development
Transine Therapeutics (Transine), a biotechnology company, announced it has successfully raised £4.6 million in additional seed funding.
Crop tech startup moa raises $44m Series B financing to progress new generation of safe and sustainable crop protection products
moa Technology, the crop protection discovery company that is revolutionizing the future of weed control in agriculture, announced it has secured $44 million in Series B financing.
London-based fintech Paddle acquires ProfitWell to automate payments infrastructure for SaaS companies
Paddle, the complete payments infrastructure for SaaS companies, announced it has acquired ProfitWell, the provider of subscription metrics and retention automation software.
London-based Crane Venture Partners raises $140m second fund to back early-stage founders
Crane Venture Partners, the London based firm leading the industry in graduation rates from seed to Series A, announced it has raised $140 million in its second fund to back early-stage founders.
London-based Bundlr Network raises $5.2m seed round to build an easier, faster way to store data on web3
Bundlr Network, a decentralized platform that makes it fast and easy to store data on web3, has raised a $5.2 million seed round co-led by Framework Ventures.
Huobi Incubator partners with Celo to promote Stablecoins for the masses
Huobi Incubator, the project incubation arm of Huobi Global, announced it will co-host Celo x Huobi: Stablecoin in Web3 & Sustainability hackathon with Celo.
UK-based fintech startup Paysend opens Americas headquarters in Miami
Paysend, the UK-based fintech with over 6.5 million customers, announced the opening of its Americas headquarters in Miami.
London's GripAble raises $11m Series A funding to deliver data-driven neuro and musculoskeletal rehab
London-based GripAble announced a $11 million in Series A funding led by IP Group, with equal investment from Parkwalk Advisors, to enable GripAble to expand its industry-leading data platform.
ComplyAdvantage releases new anti-money laundering essentials guide for Startups
ComplyAdvantage, a global data technology company transforming financial crime detection, announced the release of a new Anti-Money Laundering Essentials Guide for Startups.
Manchester-based HRtech startup Orka raises £3m to accelerate growth
Manchester-based Orka Technology Group (Orka), announced it has secured £3 million Series A fundraising round from Praetura Ventures.
Cambridge-based startup Sano Genetics raises $11m funding to accelerate genetic disease research
Cambridge-based startup Sano Genetics announced it has raised $11 million in a Series A funding round led by MMC Ventures, with further funding from Episode 1, Seedcamp and several experienced operators in software and life sciences.
London-based digital foreign exchange Currencies Direct announces £140m investment from Blackstone
Palamon Capital Partners and Corsair announced that funds managed by Blackstone have agreed to make a £140 million strategic investment in Currencies Direct.
Payhawk becomes first Bulgarian Unicorn after raising $100 million
Payhawk, the payment and expense solution with offices in London, Sofia, Berlin, and Barcelona, has raised an additional $100m to extend its Series B round to $215m.
FunFair Technologies launches new blockchain venture capital business
FunFair Technologies announced the launch of a new blockchain venture capital business, FunFair Ventures, with the aim to plug a gap in the funding process for early-stage blockchain projects.
Huobi Incubator announces second batch of partners for Web3 Scholarship
Huobi Incubator, the project incubation arm of Huobi Group, announced the second batch of partners for Web3 Scholarship, a funding platform for developers, builders, and projects in the Web3 field.
London-based fintech startup Nous raises $9m seed to help households navigate the cost of living crisis
Nous (to rhyme with ‘house’) a London-based fintech startup, announced it has raised a $9 million seed financing round to build out its service that helps households get smart and stay vigilant as they navigate the imminent cost of living crisis.
Fearless Adventures leads £300K investment round for London-based personal safety startup WalkSafe
Fearless Adventures has led a £300,000 investment round to grow London-based personal safety app, WalkSafe, whose usage soared to half a million downloads following the murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa.
London-based healthtech startup ExSeed secures £2.5m for its male fertility testing kit
London-based male fertility startup ExSeed Health announced the closing of £2.5 million investment round, taking its seed-stage funding to over £5 million.
London-based Bramble Energy closes £35m to fund its hydrogen fuel cell technology
London-based fuel cell company Bramble Energy has closed a £35 million investment round to help further expand its game changing capabilities in solving key challenges in the production and implementation of hydrogen fuel cell stacks.
London-based m3ter launches from stealth with $17.5m funding to expand into new markets
m3ter, a metering and pricing engine for SaaS companies, launched from stealth with the announcement of $17.5 million in funding. The investment will support m3ter as it builds on significant early traction to expand into new markets.
Nigerian proptech startup Seso Global launches regional offices in US and the UK
To better engage with communities in the diaspora, Nigerian proptech startup Seso Global has launched regional offices in the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK).
[Startup Interview] Manoj Ranaweera, CEO, SkilledUp Life, UK
SkilledUp Life is a UK-based two-sided marketplace for anyone, volunteers, to gain new experiences and build skills free of charge, and for bootstrapped tech startups, companies, to fill skills gaps in their teams with free talent.
Huobi Incubator announces sponsorship with Avalanche, affirms commitment to blockchain startup ecosystem
Huobi Incubator, the project incubation arm of Huobi Group, announced it will start a basket of sponsoring plans for Avalanche ecosystem to jointly incubate emerging projects.
London-based InstaDeep raises $100m to scale decision-making AI products to solve real-world problems
InstaDeep, a leader in advanced AI decision-making systems for solving real-world problems, announced it has raised $100 million and closed a Series B round led by Alpha Intelligence Capital.
UK's carbon offset ratings startup Sylvera raises $32m funding to become source of truth in carbon markets
Carbon offset ratings provider, Sylvera, announced it has raised $32.6 million in Series A funding to accelerate its mission to become a source of truth for carbon markets.
London-based proptech startup Homesearch completes £5m funding round to accelerate growth
After a record year of growth, property data and estate agent prospecting platform, Homesearch, completed a £5m Series A funding round with Octopus Ventures , the venture capitalist firm that originally backed Zoopla.
British Fintech Farm raises $7.4m to launch Neobanks in 8 countries
Fintech Farm, a British fintech company creating neobanks in emerging markets, raised $7.4 million investment to develop its new project.
CellPoint Digital secures $25 million investment to boost entry into new markets
CellPoint Digital, a global provider of digital commerce and payment solutions, has announced an equity financing round of $25M provided by Toscafund and its private equity arm, Penta Capital, to build on a series of major successes in recent years.
Global cloud computing company Esker to acquire majority stake in UK-based startup Market Dojo
The agreement states that Esker will acquire 50.1% of the shares and voting rights in the company effective Q1 2022 and the remainder of Market Dojo shares after a period of four years.
London-based professional networking startup myGwork secures £1.6m for global expansion
myGwork, the global business LGBTQ+ recruitment and networking platform, has secured £1.6 million in the latest funding round led by 24Haymarket to grow its user base and continue with its international expansion plans.
London-based healthcare startup Gravitiq raises $55m seed round to expand portfolio of e-Commerce healthcare brands
Gravitiq, the doctor-founded and led healthcare brand aggregator, announced the close of its seed funding round, raising a total of $55 million.
London-based insurtech startup Collective Benefits announces $10m investment from Prosus
Collective Benefits, an insurance and benefits marketplace for independent workers, announced a $10 million investment from Prosus Ventures, the venture investing arm of Prosus, one of technology investors in the world.
Digital postage stamp startup Stamp Free launches AI-based postal tracking app
Stamp Free Limited, the digital postage stamp company, has launched its new Digitrack app, an AI-based postal validation and tracking app for carriers.
Spiceware startup selected as finalist of UK's Trade's Global Fintech Competition
Spiceware, a cloud-based data security company and a member of Born2Global Centre, was selected as the "Joint Winner" at the Global Fintech Competition 2021 hosted by the British Ministry of International Trade (DIT).
London-based scale-up Wazoku acquires Colombian open innovation crowd Channge
London-based Innovation scale-up Wazoku has continued its global expansion and extended its reach into Latin America with the acquisition of Colombian open innovation crowd Channge.
London-based AI startup Humanising Autonomy raises $11m Series A funding to change how machines understand people globally
Humanising Autonomy, a behaviour AI company using modular, low-power computer vision technology to ethically understand and predict human behaviour raised an $11 million Series A funding round.
UK startup ComplyCube boosts SaaS offering with multi bureau checks to tackle identity fraud
ComplyCube, the identity verification provider, has launched a multi-bureau verification service underpinned by a comprehensive set of credit agency data, government sources, and propriety databases.
UK-based music distribution startup Blarecast Systems closes seed round to harness the power of BSV blockchain
Blarecast Systems, the UK-based startup aiming to provide an elegant and equitable solution for the music industry with BSV blockchain technology, has closed a seed funding round.
Medical software startup Optellum appoints Jason Pesterfield as CEO to drive commercial growth in the US
Optellum, a medical software startup based in Oxford, UK, has appointed Jason Pesterfield as CEO to lead growth in the US clinical market. Optellum is a leader in AI-based software that transforms early lung cancer diagnosis and therapy.
Huobi Ventures launches $10m fund to accelerate innovative GameFi projects
Huobi Ventures, the global investment arm of Huobi Group, announced the launch of a new $10 million fund to invest in emerging GameFi projects around the world.
Madagascar Time startup launches charity cryptocurrency $TIME to fight climate change
Madagascar Time startup has launched $TIME, the new cryptocurrency focused on charity work around the globe. Backed by an international team, $TIME combines unprecedented technology in the crypto space with social entrepreneurialism.
AI startup 3AI joins NVIDIA Inception program
AI startup 3AI announced it has joined NVIDIA Inception, an accelerator program designed to nurture startups revolutionizing industries with advancements in AI and data sciences.
UK-based adtech startup Playrcart raises £1m as it prepares for growth
UK-based startup Playrcart, the company that makes advertising assets instantly transactional, raised over £1 million in funding and added industry heavyweight Peter Scott as Chairman.
Tel Aviv and London-based AI construction tech startup Buildots raises $30m Series B funding as its technology reaches 12 countries
Buildots, the AI construction tech company announced a $30 million Series B round led by Lightspeed Ventures with the participation of Buildots’ previous investors; TLV Partners, Future Energy Ventures, Tidhar Construction Group and Maor Investments.
Fintech startup Rapyd raises $300m Series E to further enhance its service offering
Rapyd, a global Fintech as a Service company, announced a $300 million Series E funding round led by Target Global.
HYPE GVA 2.0 NFTs startup MyLads seals €7.6m investment round
HYPE Sports Innovation, GVA 2.0 NFTs startup, MyLads, a player in Augmented Reality (AR) Sports Fan Engagement, has closed a €7.6 million Seed Investment Round led by Riva Technology and Entertainment (RTE).
UK-based legaltech startup Clara opens in Dubai following investment from DIFC FinTech Fund
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the global financial centre in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, announced it has invested in UK-based legaltech startup, Clara.
Danish fintech startup HelloFlow raises $1.6m for its no-code KYC and client onboarding solution
HelloFlow, a Danish fintech startup, has closed a $1.6m Seed round led by a Danish VC PreSeed Ventures, and UK-based, Seedcamp.
bp invests $7m in electric vehicle charging startup IoTecha
bp ventures has invested $7million in smart electric vehicle (EV) charging firm, IoTecha, leading a $13.2 million investment round.
London-based fintech startup ShareVision raises $2.1m seed for 24/7 streaming platform
ShareVision raised $2.1 million in seed funding to scale its financial streaming platform, where both businesses and consumers are streaming content on the stock market, economical updates and financial education.
Huobi launches incubator program to provide assets, resources and guidance for startups
Huobi Group, a world cryptocurrency and blockchain company, announced the initiation of its incubator program, Huobi X Center, who's goal is to empower startups by providing customers a range of resources.
QIMA acquires stake in London-based supply chain resiliency startup Kavida.ai
QIMA, the provider of quality control and supply chain compliance solutions, announced it has invested in Kavida.ai, a London-based startup that builds supply chain digital replicas and uses artificial intelligence.
XLIO Ventures closes $53m funding facility
XLIO Ventures, with offices in London, Seattle, New York, Tel Aviv, and Sao Paulo announced the closing of $53 million funding facility to back an expanding roster of the Made-to-Order Startups it creates for its enterprise technology customers.
London-based workplace ethics & compliance startup Vault Platform secures $8.2m in Series A funding
Vault Platform, the pioneering workplace ethics & compliance platform, has closed an $8.2 million Series A funding round to service demand from its fast-growing client base, drive Artificial Intelligence technology for misconduct reporting and expand its team.
Railsbank partners with UK fintech startup Finadvant to offer digital banking to SMEs
Finadvant takes advantage of Railsbank's innovative BaaS platform to secure GBP and EUR ledger technology, offering the ability for their customers to receive, send and convert payments via SWIFT and UKFP.
Creator platform Fanbase attracts high-profile artists and creators, expands into three new territories
Fanbase, the subscription-based social platform that empowers creators to monetize their content and grow their fanbase, is on the verge of closing its seed round, already raising $3.1 million dollars on StartEngine.
Huobi Group launches Huobi Ventures with $100m for early stage DeFi investments, mergers and acquisitions
Blockchain company Huobi Group announced the launch of Huobi Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary focused on growing Huobi's venture investment portfolio and supporting innovative blockchain projects through long-term investment strategies.
AI-powered fintech startup Expend announces impressive start to crowdfunding campaign
Expend, the AI-powered fintech startup changing the way businesses manage expenses and spending, announced a great start to its crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs.
UK-based startup Cquestr8 raises $300k seed capital to develop safe & permanent carbon sequestration solution
Cquestr8, 2020 winners of the Climate-KIC's ClimateLaunchpad "Next Big Thing" prize, has secured funding to develop their unique carbon sequestration solution, leveraging natural processes to safely lock away CO2 as stable ocean bicarbonate.
Martech startup Ziflow raises $6m in expansion funding to meet growing demand for creative collaboration
Ziflow, industry's player in creative review and approval solution for agencies and brands, announced the raise of $6 million expansion round, led by Companyon Ventures.
AI startup Oxia Palus enables first hidden masterpiece on canvas, long lost behind a Pablo Picasso
Oxia Palus, a new-age company dedicated to using artificial intelligence to resurrect the world's most important lost artwork, announced it has recreated on canvas, the first masterpiece of another era, one lost for nearly 120 years.
HG Ventures partners with Innovate UK to leverage sustainable startups in the UK
HG Ventures announced a partnership with Innovate UK to leverage HG Ventures investments in environmentally sustainable innovation in the United Kingdom.
UK's Cyber vulnerability startup RankedRight secures $500K in seed funding
RankedRight, the new platform which has been predicted to supercharge the efficiency of IT security teams across the world, secured $500,000 in seed funding.
Plug and Play, Finastra partner to expand FusionFabric.cloud platform for open innovation
Plug and Play announced a collaboration with Finastra, global financial technology provider, to help expand its FusionFabric.cloud platform for open innovation.
Crypto-native startup Travala.com partners with Viator, adds over 400,000 tours and activities worldwide
Travala.com, the blockchain-based travel booking platform, announced a strategic collaboration with Viator, a Tripadvisor company and leading resource for tours and activities worldwide.
Evergreen Podcasts invests in Podcast Radio startup
Evergreen Podcasts announced an investment in Podcast Radio, a U.K.-based, independent platform for discovering and promoting podcasts through digital broadcasting and a radio-like experience.
British startup QUVRY launches free iOS videocasting app for high-quality video calls
British startup QUVRY announced the launch of its free iOS videocasting app for high-quality video calls, to transform the video call experience.
London-based Bacchus Capital raises $140m equity capital for its uranium venture, Yellow Cake
Bacchus Capital, the independent investment and merchant bank specialising in cross border public market M&A, arranged for the financing of $100 million purchase of physical uranium, by Yellow Cake, pursuant to its option with Kazatomprom.
WNS partners with insurtech startup By Miles for the world’s first connected car insurance
WNS Assistance has announced a new partnership with By Miles, an insurtech startup and motor Managing General Agent (MGA), to manage claims for a first-of-its-kind connected car insurance policy using the real-time data of the vehicle.
HR startup Oyster closes $20m investment round
Oyster, the HR platform for globally distributed companies, announced it has completed a $20 million Series A investment led by Emergence Capital, less than a year after raising a $4.2 million seed round.
MRM partners with Founders Factory on new startup impact program
MRM, a marketing agency that is part of McCann Worldgroup, and Founders Factory, the influential startup studio and accelerator, announced a new partnership, to give MRM access to Founders Factory's network of startups.
British adtech startup Illuma Technology joins PwC's Raise programme
British adtech startup Illuma Technology, an independent contextual AI specialist, has been selected for capital fundraising through PwC's Raise programme.
UK fintech startup Curve closes $95 million in equity as it plans US launch
Curve, the London-based fintech that combines multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and even smarter app, has secured $95 million from a group of international investors as part of a successful Series C round.
UK next generation plastic start-up Xampla accelerates growth with £6 million seed investment
University of Cambridge spin-out Xampla has announced it has closed a £6.2m seed finance round, led by the backers of Zoom, to accelerate the roll-out of its next generation plastic replacement.
UK biotech startup Theolytics raises £5m Series A round to advance viral cancer therapies
Theolytics, a UK biotech harnessing viruses to combat cancer, announced the closing of £5 million Series A round, co-led by Epidarex Capital and Taiho Ventures LLC with participation from existing investor, Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI).
Fashion tech startup uSizy helps UK retailers brace for record sales of £28 billion this Christmas
In the wake of recent retail closures across the UK, fashion technology startups are delivering much-needed innovation to help merchants maximise online sales and optimise unprecedented digital demand this Christmas.
Trint raises £5 million to build StoryTech, a new software category
Trint, a UK speech-to-text platform for content creation, has announced the close of its Series A Acceleration round with an investment of £5 million.
[Startup Interview] Marcin Kierdelewicz, Founder, Biami.io, UK
Biami.io is a London tech startup that uses its own intelligent automation software framework to help customers build business process-driven software, platforms and robots to run their business processes at scale. The startup’s founder Marcin Kierdelewicz elaborates.
Dot Investing launches online forum for individuals keen on alternative asset funds
Dot Investing, a fintech startup based in London, has launched an online investment platform that allows individual investors to invest in top private and alternative asset funds.
London software startup Wazoku partners with Schumpit to drive innovation in Spain and Portugal
Idea management software and services firm Wazoku is partnering with innovation consultancy Schumpit, extending Wazoku’s recent international expansion into Spain, Catalonia and Portugal.
Zimbabwe startup Phenomenon Technologies partners with MEL Science for applied learning solutions in Africa
Zimbabwean startup Phenomenon Technologies has partnered with global science kits giant MEL Science in a strategic move meant to enable applied science learning in Zimbabwe and Africa.
UK Government selects London startup Kooling to receive sustainable innovation fund
Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency has awarded London based startup Kooling a share of its £191 million Sustainable Innovation Fund.
Tech startup Nestlings raises $1.5m to help international students through college application process
Nestlings, an online portal that guides international students through the process of applying to colleges in the US, Canada, and the UK, has raised $1.5 million in a Seed Round of funding from Candid Ventures.
Citi announces strategic investment in UK startup Dextcloud
Dextcloud, an API “Low Code Application Platform” (LCAP) startup based in the UK, has received a strategic investment from Citi.
Digital investment platform Clim8 smashes target for latest funding campaign by 600%
As interest in sustainable investing continues to grow apace, Clim8 Invest (Clim8), a digital investment platform that help consumers invest exclusively in companies focused on tackling the climate crisis, has raised a further £2.4 million in funding.
Cado Security raises $1.5 Million funding to bolster cybersecurity tech
Cado Security, a provider of the world’s first cloud-native cyber forensics and response platform Cado Response, has announced the close of a $1.5 million seed round led by Ten Eleven Ventures.
SeaAhead, New England Aquarium announce BlueSwell incubator's first cohort of selected startups
SeaAhead, Inc. and the New England Aquarium have selected the first cohort of six startups for the BlueSwell Incubator Program, New England's first dedicated, early-stage bluetech incubator.
Influential global Marcomm network to partner with Mediaspace.global
International Advertising Association is partnering up with its youngest member, Mediaspace.global, the brand-new professional social platform for media, marketing, tech, innovation and regulation.
[Startup Interview] Kinga Incze, Founder & CEO, Mediaspace.global, UK
Startup Weekly talks with Kinga Incze, founder of Mediaspace.global, a new, independent social platform for media, marketing, tech, law, innovation and regulation company based in London, UK.
Digital payments startup Wirex launches waitlist for multicurrency Mastercard debit card
London-based digital payments startup Wirex has launched the waitlist for a new multicurrency Mastercard debit card, just days after its record-breaking crowdfunding campaign came to a close, raising £3.7 million in 2 weeks.
Sabio Group acquires Anana to extend customer experience capability
Sabio Group has acquired customer experience solutions specialist Anana. The acquisition supports Sabio’s goal to become the leading player across the European customer experience market.
Neuron Mobility secures $12 million funding to expand to Australia, UK and New Zealand
Singapore e-scooter startup Neuron Mobility has announced its latest round of funding of $12 million, led by top Australian venture capital firm, Square Peg, along with global venture capital firm GSR Ventures.
London-based startup TopTip plans to give half its shares to its users
London-based startup Useful Interruptions, owner of the TopTip recommendations app, announced the launch of its Founders Club programme that aims to give half the shares in the company to users of TopTip.
Ireland biotech startup Inflazome acquired by Roche for €380 million
Inflazome has announced that it has closed a share purchase agreement with Roche in which Inflazome’s shareholders received an upfront payment of €380 million.
Fintech startup KodyPay raises £1.8m to transform payments industry
London based fintech startup KodyPay, raised £1.8 million to transform the payments industry, allowing users to pay for goods in-store without queueing thereby making shopping a prompt and effortless process.
GoDaddy acquires SkyVerge to boost online sale with WordPress and WooCommerce
GoDaddy Inc. , the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SkyVerge, a WooCommerce product developer.
MRM Global secures £2.6 million investment from BGF to fuel international growth
BGF, UK and Ireland’s most active investor, has invested £2.6 million in Edinburgh based MRM Global, a high growth, industry-leading provider of marketing technology to the global drinks and hospitality sector.
UK's curated audio platform for journalism Curio closes $9m Series A funding for international expansion
Curio, the premium audio platform with a curated library of expert journalism, closed a $9 million Series A round led by Earlybird. Draper Esprit, Cherry Ventures, and Horizons Ventures also took part in the investment.
Sanbox acquires UK education startup Teachit
Sandbox, an operating platform for digital educational products and services has announced that it has acquired Teachit, a UK-based teacher resource provider from education charity AQA.
Clinical informatics startup Ovation.io launches pooled testing to boost COVID-19 offering
Ovation.io, Inc, makers of revolutionary solutions for molecular diagnostic labs, has announced support for pooled infectious disease testing, specifically COVID-19 testing
Zipp Mobility gets green light for UK e-scooter trials
Zipp Mobility, the Irish micromobility startup, announced the UK Department for Transport (DfT) has approved the company’s e-scooter model for use in trials across the UK.
UK startup Omnipresent raises $2m seed funding to provide solution for remote work revolution
UK startup Omnipresent Group has raised $2m in a seed round led by Playfair Capital and Episode 1. The fundraise was closed within six weeks during the height of the pandemic.
Uber set to acquire UK taxi software startup Autocab
Uber has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire UK technology startup Autocab.
Sweden e-scooter startup Voi Technology wins first large-scale exclusive trial deal in UK
Swedish-founded micro-mobility startup Voi Technology is getting ready to put its first fleet of e-scooters on UK streets.
UK startup Quantexa raises $64.7m to drive hyper-growth in big data and analytics ecosystem
Quantexa, the contextual decision intelligence software company, announced that it has raised $64.7 million in Series C funding led by Evolution Equity Partners, with major participation from existing investors.
London based health tech startup Closed Loop Medicine secures £250,000 Innovate UK continuity funding
Closed Loop Medicine (CLM), London based therapeutics and health tech company has secured a £250,000 COVID-19 Innovate UK Continuity Funding award to support its ongoing clinical research programme.
Cornish startup Codices raises $800,000 seed round
Codices Interactive, a Cornish startup from the Falmouth Launchpad Incubator has closed its $800,000 seed round of funding led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF) and Haatch Ventures.
Belfast health tech firm Neurovalens picked for UK startup scheme
Neurovalens, the Belfast tech company behind a headset developed to treat neurological health issues has been chosen for a major UK-wide programme.
London based startup TOffeeAM raises £1m in Seed funding to expand its innovative team
TOffeeAM, an Imperial College spin-out that optimizes product designs for Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, has raised £1 million in seed funding.
CDC backs Helios Investment with $100m commitment
CDC Group, UK’s development finance institution and leading impact investor, has committed $100 million to Helios Investors IV, the fourth private equity fund raised by Helios Investment Partners, a leading Africa-focused private equity firm.
UK property startups Goodlord and Vouch come together to create new market leader
Property technology company Goodlord will be joining forces with referencing platform Vouch, bringing the fast-growing Vouch business into the Goodlord group.
Pisano secures $2.5 million investment to accelerate expansion
Pisano, a European tech company that enables businesses to listen to the voice of their customers and employees has closed its $2.5 Million investment round.
UK startup NumberEight raises $2.3m seed round from Nauta Capital to predict consumer behaviour
NumberEight, a contextual intelligence platform for mobile devices that predicts consumer context to deliver the right content at the right time, has closed a $2.3 million seed round led by Nauta Capital.
UK legaltech startup Clara secures rights to incorporate companies in the Cayman Islands and Abu Dhabi
Clara, the London-based legaltech company, has announced that it has secured the rights to incorporate companies in two of the world's most popular jurisdictions for raising venture capital
Symmetrical.ai closes €5.6 million seed funding to offer ethical finance to Europe employees
Symmetrical, a company that partners with employers to give their employees financial freedom and peace of mind has closed a €5.6 million.
Kennet raises $250 million fifth fund for investment in bootstrapped software startups
Kennet Partners Limited, a European technology growth equity investor focused on bootstrapped and capital efficient companies and startups, has raised $250 million for its fifth fund, Kennet V.
TIER Mobility gears up for UK launch, hires two industry top figures
TIER Mobility, a European provider of micro-mobility solutions has hired two senior figures in the ride-sharing and e-mobility sector as it gears up for its UK launch - Fred Jones as General Manager U.K., and Benjamin Bell as Head of Public Policy for Northern Europe.
Hoxton Ventures closes second round of European venture capital fund
Early stage venture capital firm Hoxton Ventures has announced the final close of Hoxton Ventures II L.P., an early stage European venture capital fund.
EIT Health selects startups for Headstart 2020
Eighty-nine startups from across Europe have been selected to take part in the annual EIT Health Headstart programme.
UK cryptocurrency startup Plutus announces partnership with Nike
London-based Plutus, a Fintech firm has announced an affiliate partnership with sports apparel giant, Nike.
UK startup Planet Smart City expands further in Brazil with new smart city launch
Planet Smart City startup, the global leader in smart afordable housing, has expanded its presence in Brazil with the launch of its fourth smart project in the country- Smart City Aquiraz.
CirrusHQ announces £400,000 investment, appointment of Alastair Mills as new Chairman to drive business growth in the UK
CirrusHQ, a leading Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting and Solution Provider partner, announced it has secured a £400,000 growth capital investment plus the appointment of Alastair Mills as the company’s new Chairman.
UK startup Poplar raises $2.1m to address growing appetite for augmented reality during lockdown
UK startup Poplar has closed a $2.1 million investment, led by Fuel Ventures, to push its ambition to become the world’s leading augmented reality (AR) creative platform.
UK startup Greyparrot raises €2 million in seed funding round to revolutionise recycling with waste recognition software
AI tech startup Greyparrot has raised €2 million to tackle the growing waste crisis by introducing digitisation and automation to recycling.
Irish startup Buymie enters UK online grocery market in a deal with Co-Op
Irish startup Buymie has teamed-up with Co-op to offer same-day home grocery deliveries to over 200,000 households across Bristol.
UK online investment startup Freetrade closes £7 million crowdfunding round
Online investing platform Freetrade, has defied the Covid-19 lockdown to raise £7 million from more than 8,000 people.
UK fintech CountingUp receives £4milion for its banking and accounting app
London-based fintech startup Countingup has received £4milion from venture capital firm ING Ventures to bolster its mobile banking app.
[Startup Interview] Nick Belmont, Chief Sales Officer, TBP Limited, UK
TBP Limited, a UK fintech startup, operates tbeep™, an electronic platform offering corporations a faster and smarter model that addressess the delays and physical interaction involved with handling money, cheques, and paperwork.
[Startup Interview] Martial Medi, Founder, SIP Management, UK
London-based SIP Management is a startup empowering creators, innovators and businesses from lower income communities that often fail to successfully monetize their Intellectual property due to the high costs involved and lack of supportive networks.
Medopad rebrands as Huma, acquires UK AI and wearable tech startups
London-based healthcare technology company Medopad has changed its name to Huma and announced acquisition of two UK AI and wearable technology businesses, BioBeats and TLT.
Netherlands-based Funded.club redefines recruitment for startups amid Covid-19
With startups struggling to remain afloat during the coronavirus crisis, a Netherlands based startup is redefining the recruiting landscape.
Nano Interactive secures £5.5 million funding to grow intent targeting advertisement
London- based advertising technology company Nano Interactive has secured £5.5 million capital investment from Maven Capital Partners, Foresight Group, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank to scale operations which will see the company expand to United States.