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GCHQ Innovation Co-Lab seeks startups harnessing data science, machine learning and AI

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd July 2020
  The GCHQ Innovation Co-Lab, delivered by The Landing and global tech accelerator UP Ventures, is on the hunt for companies harnessing data science, machine learning and AI techniques to create real products and solutions. Open for applications until the 27th July, the GCHQ Innovation Co-Lab is a 12-week, equity free Innovation sprint that will support innovative businesses and help them m...
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Ten Years On: 30% Club Sets New Targets

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st July 2020
Targets set with objective of achieving a more inclusive business culture The 30% Club has just announced its new targets for the UK for the next three years. When the 30% Club was established in 2010, women held only 9.5%* of FTSE 350 board positions on average and whilst women now hold 32% of board seats on average, over a third of FTSE 350 boards remain below the original 30% target. Fu...
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Xero’s Roadmap to Recovery manifesto launched

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st July 2020
Xero’s Roadmap to Recovery manifesto launched as new data confirms impact of COVID-19 on UK small business revenue and employment... New analysis from Xero, the global small business platform, has revealed the extent of COVID-19’s impact on UK small business employment and revenue between March and May 2020, showing a 28 per cent drop in revenue and a six per cent decline in empl...
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BOOP, a SEN learning platform secures Government COVID-19 response funding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2020
BOOP, an innovative software education platform for children with special education needs (SEN) secures a slice of £20m Government funding to support communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.   BOOP, which is owned by Limejar, aims to improve learning outcomes for children who have additional educational needs. It aims to encourage collaboration and teamwork among the key people invo...
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7 British startups shortlisted for Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2020
The shortlist for this year’s Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge, a global annual sustainability competition is out, with 7 British startups in the 25 shortlisted. This year’s shortlist for one of the world’s largest annual competitions in sustainability, Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge, has been officially revealed today. The international top 25 organisations now edge close...
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Innvotec launches Female Ventures Fund to buck the 1% VC trend

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th June 2020
New investment fund launched by Innvotec to back female founded UK startups  Good news to start the week with the announcement that Alternative Investment Fund Manager, Innvotec Limited (Innvotec), has launched its Female Ventures Fund (FVF) to invest exclusively in UK female founded or co-founded enterprises. Innvotec also aims to encourage more women to invest in start-ups and early stag...
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ZeroAvia Conducts UK's First Commercial-Scale Electric Flight

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd June 2020
First electric-powered flight of commercial-scale aircraft from a UK airfield takes place... Innovative news for the aviation industry with the announcement that ZeroAvia, the leading innovator in decarbonising commercial aviation have conducted the first ever electric-powered flight of a commercial-scale aircraft carried out in the UK. Yesterday’s test flight from Cranfield Airport is a s...
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One Year No Beer launches funding round to help get the nation back on track post-lockdown

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd June 2020
The lowdown on the "habit changing" startup and its plans to raise further funding... This week sees the launch of a £1.4M funding round on Seedrs for One Year No Beer , the online toolkit for surviving modern alcohol-free society.  Having already raised £1.1M  investment in the private stages of the round, One Year No Beer now opens its campaign to the wider public. The f...
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OKRA smashes target of 2 million validated predictions for big Pharma, 6 months early

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st June 2020
AI startup that's empowering the pharmaceutical industry smashes 2020 target Fantastic news for OKRA, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven analytics for Life Sciences with the announcement that it has just hit an important milestone, delivering 2 million validated predictions so far in 2020, smashing through its yearly target in just half the expected time. This highlights ...
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Perkbox and Aura form partnership to promote mental wellbeing at work

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th June 2020
Perkbox and Aura. Improved mental and emotional wellbeing at the core of new strategic partnership... A new partnership has just been announced between Perkbox, Europe’s fastest-growing employee experience platform and Aura one of the world’s leading wellness apps. Its aim is to provide essential on-demand digital tools for those dealing with everyday stress and anxiety, and also...
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Realife Tech announces new COVID-19 Fan Safety Hub to help return of live events

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th June 2020
LiveStyled Relaunches as Realife Tech and Announces New COVID-19 Fan Safety Hub to Help the Return of Live Events Around the World LiveStyled is excited to announce it is relaunching as Realife Tech, The Experience Automation Platform, with a £5.7m funding round led by Virgo Investment Group, with additional backing from strategic investors Superfly Ventures and Sta...
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Planet42 raises $2.4M to democratise access to mobility

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th June 2020
Planet42, an Estonian fintech operating in Africa that focuses on providing access to mobility to the underbanked, has raised €2.2M ($2.4M).  The seed round was led by Change Ventures. Private backers include Martin Villig (Bolt), Ragnar Sass (Pipedrive), Marko Virkebau (MeetFrank), Kristjan Vilosius (Katana MRP), and several other Estonian tech entrepreneurs. The company launched as C...
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