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London-based healthtech startup Wondr Medical raises £12m seed round to accelerate global collaboration across the medical community
Published: 30-06-2022 | 15:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 29-06-2022 | 13:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 28-06-2022 | 14:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 27-06-2022 | 13:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 27-06-2022 | 12:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 24-06-2022 | 10:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 20-06-2022 | 12:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 20-06-2022 | 12:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 14-06-2022 | 13:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 13-06-2022 | 15:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 06-06-2022 | 16:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 31-05-2022 | 12:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 31-05-2022 | 11:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 25-05-2022 | 14:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 24-05-2022 | 16:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 09-05-2022 | 10:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 25-04-2022 | 12:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 20-04-2022 | 13:19:49 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 11-04-2022 | 12:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 05-04-2022 | 13:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 01-04-2022 | 17:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 28-03-2022 | 16:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 09-03-2022 | 12:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 01-03-2022 | 14:28:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 24-02-2022 | 12:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 23-02-2022 | 14:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 21-02-2022 | 15:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 21-02-2022 | 15:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 15-02-2022 | 12:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 14-02-2022 | 10:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 08-02-2022 | 13:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 31-01-2022 | 14:54:53 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 28-01-2022 | 13:36:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 26-01-2022 | 11:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 26-01-2022 | 10:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 25-01-2022 | 15:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 19-01-2022 | 13:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 17-01-2022 | 14:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 06-01-2022 | 12:47:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 06-01-2022 | 12:38:32 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 08-12-2021 | 13:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 19-11-2021 | 11:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 03-11-2021 | 12:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 02-11-2021 | 15:29:29 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 29-10-2021 | 15:20:55 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 28-10-2021 | 08:37:03 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 21-10-2021 | 14:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 13-10-2021 | 13:58:27 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 01-10-2021 | 11:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 14-09-2021 | 16:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 14-09-2021 | 15:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 10-09-2021 | 13:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 24-08-2021 | 15:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 05-08-2021 | 14:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 05-08-2021 | 12:51:06 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 04-08-2021 | 12:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 29-07-2021 | 14:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 27-07-2021 | 13:36:33 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 15-07-2021 | 12:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 23-06-2021 | 10:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 17-06-2021 | 12:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 09-06-2021 | 16:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 08-06-2021 | 13:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 07-06-2021 | 15:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 07-06-2021 | 14:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 19-05-2021 | 10:54:43 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 18-05-2021 | 13:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 14-05-2021 | 11:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 11-05-2021 | 11:25:36 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 22-04-2021 | 13:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 08-04-2021 | 17:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 08-04-2021 | 16:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 26-03-2021 | 10:07:50 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 22-03-2021 | 15:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 22-03-2021 | 15:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 19-03-2021 | 12:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 10-03-2021 | 15:22:57 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 10-03-2021 | 14:57:28 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 26-02-2021 | 13:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 17-02-2021 | 14:42:27 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 02-02-2021 | 13:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 28-01-2021 | 10:53:17 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 27-01-2021 | 08:39:01 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 12-01-2021 | 16:25:10 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 11-01-2021 | 14:36:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 07-01-2021 | 12:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 22-12-2020 | 12:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 08-12-2020 | 11:05:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 04-12-2020 | 08:21:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 03-12-2020 | 13:51:26 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 26-11-2020 | 13:58:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 26-11-2020 | 13:53:09 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 26-11-2020 | 13:43:58 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 26-11-2020 | 10:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 19-11-2020 | 13:31:33 | By: Bob Koigi
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%
Published: 13-11-2020 | 11:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 07-11-2020 | 13:08:23 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 29-10-2020 | 14:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 27-10-2020 | 09:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 27-10-2020 | 08:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 22-10-2020 | 10:36:08 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 12-10-2020 | 13:08:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 30-09-2020 | 15:49:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 23-09-2020 | 13:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 22-09-2020 | 15:12:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 17-09-2020 | 12:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 15-09-2020 | 12:37:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 15-09-2020 | 12:28:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 11-09-2020 | 11:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 09-09-2020 | 17:21:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 28-08-2020 | 15:23:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 17-08-2020 | 15:37:50 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 11-08-2020 | 10:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 08-08-2020 | 14:27:24 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 08-08-2020 | 14:17:47 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 31-07-2020 | 12:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 24-07-2020 | 15:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 21-07-2020 | 16:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 20-07-2020 | 16:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 16-07-2020 | 12:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 15-07-2020 | 14:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 13-07-2020 | 14:53:09 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 10-07-2020 | 14:57:28 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 08-07-2020 | 15:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 07-07-2020 | 14:09:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 03-07-2020 | 11:05:43 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 03-07-2020 | 11:00:07 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 30-06-2020 | 16:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 19-06-2020 | 15:13:24 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 05-06-2020 | 10:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 04-06-2020 | 15:23:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 03-06-2020 | 11:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 01-06-2020 | 17:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 28-05-2020 | 16:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 27-05-2020 | 14:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 26-05-2020 | 15:02:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 22-05-2020 | 15:18:59 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 20-05-2020 | 13:11:19 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 08-05-2020 | 13:10:49 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 24-04-2020 | 14:50:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 23-04-2020 | 12:39:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 22-04-2020 | 11:02:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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
Published: 16-04-2020 | 14:41:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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.