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Tech Nation reveals 33 early stage scaleups to watch in 2023

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th February 2023
The lowdown on the Regional Winners of Tech Nation's Rising Stars competition - some of the UK's most promising early stage tech companies. For the past decade, the Tech Nation team have worked tirelessly to promote and nurture the UK’s tech sector, from developing innovative Fintech and AI programmes through to creating important resources such as the Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit. The...
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Loop Not Luck, the UK’s first intersectional diversity recruiting platform launches

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th February 2023
Loop Not Luck aims to improve social mobility via its innovative job board designed specifically to connect underrepresented candidates to tailored career opportunities. This week sees the launch of Loop Not Luck – the UK’s first intersectional diversity recruiting platform specifically designed to represent and connect diverse talent. Loop Not Luck was built with the mission of i...
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New report reveals the tech community's LGBTQ+ Crisis

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th February 2023
75% of LGBTQ+ tech founders and investors actively conceal their gender or sexuality, says first of its kind report. Proud Ventures, a UK collective of LGBTQ+ investors and investors, has released a new data report that, for the first time, shares data on the experiences, support and inclusiveness of LGBTQ+ members within the wider tech community. The report found 75% of founders and nearly 80...
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Aviation startup Aiir Innovations raises over €2M to transform aircraft engine maintenance

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th February 2023
Leading AI startup Aiir Innovations secures major investment to support global expansion and help set a new standard for engine inspections. Aiir Innovations, a leading startup in artificial intelligence (AI) for the visual inspection of aircraft engines, has raised €2.1M in an oversubscribed investment round, led by VC fund Borski Fund, with the participation of HearstLab Europe and exist...
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Freightify secures $12M funding round to power digital transformation for freight forwarders

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd February 2023
Freight rate management platform Freightify raises Series A investment to support further international growth and mission to help more freight forwarding companies digitize their operations. Global freight forwarding is a $300B industry that facilitates the movement of cargo from one place to another through a series of manual and legacy processes. Freightify’s freight rate management p...
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Vegan Dog Food Brand, Omni Smashes £400K Crowdfunding Target

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st February 2023
Crowdfunding success for Omni, the vegan dog food brand, reaffirms the recession-proof growth of the pet nutrition industry. One of the UK’s fastest growing vegan pet food brands, Omni, has launched a record breaking crowd-funding campaign. The brand, which is one of the first British, vet-founded plant-based pet food brands, set a new record in its category, having overfunded within 15 m...
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Raise Spring Accelerator programme seeking applications for next cohort

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th January 2023
Want to build an investable, scalable tech startup? The Raise Accelerator programme is now open for applications and will help you do just that. Raise Ventures have opened applications for the next cohort of startups to join their Accelerator Programme. The Raise Accelerator is designed to build investable, scalable tech startups, supporting founders solving real-world problems with the commer...
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Clothes Doctor secures £1million to meet demand for its sustainable fashion care products

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th January 2023
The Clothes Doctor mission to fight fast fashion continues as the innovative eco clothing care brand raises £1m to support further growth. Eco-friendly clothing care business, Clothes Doctor, has secured £1million of investment to fuel growth of its business, as consumer demand increases for ways to maintain a sustainable wardrobe and prolong the life of loved fashion items. The inv...
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Leading French Travel Co. Offers Mentoring to two UK startups on its prestigious two-month programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd January 2023
  High-potential social impact startups sought for the 9th annual Les Tremplins by Voyage Privé programme. Voyage Privé is proud to announce the launch of its 9th annual Les Tremplins by Voyage Privé competition for two high-potential social impact start-ups to win bespoke mentoring on its accelerated two-month programme. This is the first time this ...
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Small businesses need new model for growth in recession

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd January 2023
Small Business Britain’s ‘How to Grow’ report outlines how small businesses are responding to economic challenges and how they can grow during recession. Four fifths (81 per cent) of business owners are worried about recession, with small business confidence taking a hit as the nation’s 5.5 million small firms face an array of challenges heading into 2023. A new report f...
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Tech Nation responds to the DCMS Digital Growth Grant announcement

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th January 2023
Tech Nation shares an overview of the impact they have had on the UK's tech economy and ecosystem. When Tech Nation was founded by the government over nine years ago, the UK’s tech economy was fledgling. Their growth programmes, visa scheme, digital academy, networking conferences, international expansion programs, sandboxes, panels and in-depth sector research, analysis and reports have ...
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Colour/dyeing industries- seed capital investment fund launches for UK entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th January 2023
UK-based and got a business idea with a link to colour or colouration? A new investment fund from The Dyers' Company is well worth a look. The Dyers’ Company has launched a new Seed Capital Investment Fund designed to support innovation in, and the commercialisation of, business ideas with a link to colour or colouration. The deadline for applications is 28th February 2023. The Dyers&rsq...
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