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WeWork Creator Awards application deadline approaches

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th August 2017
Whether you are just planting the seed for that ‘big idea’ or you’ve already grown a full-fledged business, check out this fab opportunity via world leading collaborative workspace and community providers, WeWork, who are committing over $20 million to empower creators from around the world through a new platform called the Creator Awards. The Creator Awards, care of WeWork (mor...
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100 years of start-ups: Where did it all begin?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th August 2017
The most prolific multinational corporations of today had to start somewhere. Years of hard work, investment and a little bit of good luck meant some of the budding startups of 100 years ago have gone on to become some of the biggest brands in the world today. But how did they do it? The government-backed Start Up Loans Company has taken a look back at where it all began and produced an interacti...
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UK men’s shaving supplier Cornerstone secures new £3.5m round of investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th August 2017
British Shaving Pioneer Cornerstone secures further £3.5 million investment and adds e-commerce veteran to its board. We'd like to think we can spot and scout startup talent here at Startacus HQ. Back in 2014, we interviewed young entrepreneur Oliver Bridge who had just launched Cornerstone, a subscription service offering a flexible, regular delivery of razor blades and men's shaving ...
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The Collective launch a month-long residential social impact accelerator

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2017
Co-living company The Collective launch a month-long residential social impact accelerator for early-stage start-ups – the first of its kind globally. Starting today (7th August 17), 10 inaugural members who were chosen from over 3,500 applicants from 158 different countries, will live and work at The Collective Old Oak for the duration of the programme and all share a common mission: to cre...
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IoT Cloud Platform Wia Raises €750k in Seed Funding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd August 2017
We like to think we can spot a winner here at Startacus HQ - and therefore we are delighted to announce that previous Startacus startup of the week Wia, have secured a rather impressive seed investment of £750k for their leading Internet of Things cloud platform. The seed investment round of €750k came from Suir Valley Ventures, the entrepreneur-led venture capital fund, with ...
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4% of the world’s startup unicorns are based in the UK

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd August 2017
4% of the world’s startup unicorns are based in the UK - step forward a new National Investment Fund proposed by the current UK Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, which aims to help cutting-edge UK startups become world-leading unicorns (innovative firms valued over $1 billion USD). Currently at 'consultation' stage, The consultation,‘Financing growth in innovative firms’, looks ...
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HalalEat, the UK’s First Halal Food Delivery Provider Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd August 2017
The UK’s first halal food delivery provider, HalalEat, launches equity crowdfunding campaign & reaches nearly 50% of its £100k goal in just the first day. HalalEat, the British startup with a mission to bring halal food to the masses, has launched a campaign on equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs. Launched on Tuesday, the campaign has already raised over £49k is well on its...
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Drive, the startup accelerator from Belron, invests in two startups from latest programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st July 2017
Drive is the startup accelerator from Belron, parent company of Autoglass®, which is run in partnership with innovation specialists L Marks, and designed to fast track disruptive young businesses looking for global expansion. In this second year of the accelerator programme, five tech startups – Blitzz, Locpin, Talking Circles, ThriveMap and ThanksBox - spent 10 weeks working with Belro...
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What is the Facebook SME Council?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th July 2017
Just last week Facebook announced that it’s Facebook SME council initiative was coming to Ireland. This, comes two months after the same initiative was launched in the UK. So what is the Facebook SME council? We took a look: Back at the start of May (2017) UK’s Facebook SME council held its first collaborative meeting with a group of 15 UK SME’s. This article on Real Business ex...
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Mobile app engagement solution Hurree continues to build momentum

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th July 2017
Hurree is a marketing automation platform, that uses AI & machine learning to help developers and marketers better know their customers through improved mobile app engagement.   As more and more users make the transition from browsing the web to engaging with mobile apps, the need for an integrated app marketing tool becomes increasingly pertinent. According to Think with Google sur...
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New £14.5m cyber security innovation centre to be developed in London

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th July 2017
The UK government has announced that a new cyber security innovation centre is to be developed in London, with up to £14.5m made available for the centre, pencilled in to open in 2018.  The press release via Gov.uk states: London will cement its place as a world-leader in the fight against cyber attacks and threats with an investment of up to £14.5 million in a ne...
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Neurovalens set to disrupt weight-loss industry after £1.1m funding round

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th July 2017
Neurovalens, a Belfast based healthtech startup that specialises in combining neuroscience and technology to solve health issues, has secured funding of £1.1m – its largest investment to date. Neurovalens, will now launch Modius, a wearable headset device aimed at combining neuroscience & tech to reduce body weight and fat. Neurovalens, a Belfast based healthtech startup that spec...
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