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Vesta looks to build on early success with £750k fundraise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th December 2018
PropTech startup Vesta, a marketplace for buying and selling residential investment properties with tenants in place, aims to build on early success, by fundraising £750k in investment through leading European equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs.  Led by Chairman Bob Wigley, also Chairman of UK Finance, and CEO Russell Gould, previously operating in senior roles with several other...
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InsurTech innovators wanted for next Lloyd’s Lab cohort

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th December 2018
Lloyd’s Lab is back and on the global hunt for the next cohort of InsurTech innovators looking to shape the future of insurance innovation. Targeted at entrepreneurs and startups able to develop products, platforms and processes that offer technology driven solutions to some of the challenges faced by Lloyd’s, the world’s specialist insurance and reinsurance market company is lo...
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Cyber Security startup Uleska secures £500k

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th December 2018
Belfast-based software cyber security company Uleska this week announced that it has secured £500,000 in investment and sales, which will enable it to significantly grow product development and double its headcount. The company has raised £325,000 in investment from a combination of institutional and private investors, including Techstart NI, Clarendon Fund Managers and Dennis Mu...
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Stephen Fry lends his voice to new Edtech app

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th December 2018
Voiced by Stephen Fry, ‘Einstein on Time’ will be the first in a children’s educational app series – “Human Heroes” - centred on history’s greatest minds. Due for release 7th December 2018, ‘Einstein on Time’ is the first in a children’s educational app series – “Human Heroes”- centred on history’s greatest m...
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Ignite Accelerator 2019 opens for North East England startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th November 2018
North East of England entrepreneurs and startups take note! The Ignite accelerator, a 6 month remote accelerator for MVP stage founders or teams is back. So, if you’re looking to gain valuable industry support, scale your business, potentially raise further investment and you’ve a business presence in the North East of England - bingo, read on... This September, Ignite completed their...
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Blockchain lab for startups StateZero Labs to offer £50k equity-free

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th November 2018
London-based StateZero Labs, the world’s first dedicated Blockchain Lab for startups, will be opening its doors to six selected startups as part of its first cohort in January 2019. With applications open until 23 November, we take a look at the latest addition to London’s exciting technology community. Based in King’s Cross, StateZero was founded earlier this year by Tazz Gault...
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Launchpad post grad incubation and acceleration programme looks to next cohort

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th November 2018
Launchpad, the innovative, post-graduate incubation and acceleration programme developed by Falmouth University in Cornwall, that creates new digital businesses to meet identified market demand, are on the hunt for their next cohort. Bringing together a mix of software engineers, digital creatives and business people to solve industry challenges set by strategic partners, Falmouth Unive...
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Belfast Investment event returns

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th November 2018
The Belfast Raise, a Belfast investment event connecting startup founders with investors, entrepreneurs and mentors is back Thursday 8th November, 2018.   One of the hardest challenge for startups founders is meeting investors and mentors who have been on the business journey. An even harder challenge is for investors and entrepreneurs to meet start up companies who are so busy running ...
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UK scaling startups sort for Upscale Tech Nation programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th November 2018
UK-wide scaling startups take note - Upscale, a free programme care of Tech Nation is aimed at further accelerating the growth of your business and supporting your business against the growth challenges you are more than likely facing. Applications close 14th November '18, so apply asap!  Upscale is an established scaleup growth programme aimed at accelerating the growth of the UK’s le...
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Social Prescribing self referral tool puts power with the patient

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st November 2018
As the NHS enters the 'era of self-service and mobility', award-winning HealthTech startup Elemental step forward with their people powered, self referral digital tool for person centred, social prescribing care.  Focusing on creating a culture of self-care and independence, Elemental has expanded their award-winning platform, with the launch of Elemental Self Refer - a simple, interactive, ...
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UK Chancellor scores 5 out of 10 for last pre-Brexit Budget

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th October 2018
The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has given the Chancellor 5 out of 10 for his last budget before Britain leaves the EU. The Forum of Private Business, a leading not-for-profit, UK authority on business issues, representing the interests of business owners on many consultative bodies, scored the UK Chancellor 5 out of 10 for his last budget before Britain leaves the EU.An average asse...
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Chancellor’s ‘little extras’ will not undo 8 years of cuts to public services, says TUC

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th October 2018
Commenting on the 2018 Budget Statement, which set out the government’s spending plans up to 2024, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady had this to say... “Working people cannot be fobbed off again with promises of a better tomorrow that never comes. The budget does not undo the austerity that has devastated public services. And it lacks the investment needed to speed up wage g...
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