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Pollen + Grace bag shelf space at Tesco and Co-Op

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th February 2019
“Free-from” food-to-go challenger brand Pollen + Grace have announced they are to launch into national supermarkets Tesco and Co-Op, continuing its mission to bring exciting healthy meals to the high street. From May 2019, Pollen + Grace will expand into in 50 Co-op supermarkets across the South of England, including London and surrounding cities. The range will also be available...
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Virtual Demo Day by Startup Boost to run for 48 hours

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2019
This February 12th & 13th (that could be today, depending on when you are reading this!) global pre-accelerator program Startup Boost, will host a virtual 'demo day' from their 'Fall programs' in Detroit, Dublin, Los Angeles, and New York. A first for pre-accelerators, the 48hrs long virtual demo day will give registered investors, accelerators, & potential partners access to view p...
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Sports facility management platform Pitchbooking nets £250k investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th February 2019
SportTech Belfast startup Pitchbooking, a platform that provides greater access to sports facilities for the public while streamlining the facility owner’s internal processes, secures £250k investment to help become the market leader in sports facility management. Pitchbooking has secured £250,000 in funding in an investment round led by local investment firm Aurient Ltd and bac...
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Too Good To Go raises further €6m to keep fighting food waste everywhere

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th February 2019
Food waste app Too Good To Go, an app that connects users to stores that have unsold, surplus food, has announced that it has raised a further €6m in funding to accelerate its mission to eliminate food waste globally, taking its total investment to €16m.  The new investment will fuel growth in four new countries this year, to reach a projected total of 100 million meals r...
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Google+ for consumers shuts down 2nd April

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st February 2019
Goodbye Google+. The end game/date for Google+ for consumers (personal) has been announced as the 2nd April 2019. So what....now? Honesty is (most often or not) the best policy and Google has been pretty upfront that they are shutting down Google+ for consumers due to "low usage and challenges involved in maintaining a successful product that meets consumers' expectations." Now Google have a...
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Cazana looks to drive business forward with £1m fundraise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th January 2019
Automotive fintech, AI and data company Cazana looks to drive the business further forward with a £1m crowd fundraise to support expansion into the US market. Cazana provides automotive insights for the future of vehicle ownership. Using big data and predictive analytics, Cazana analyses millions of automotive transactions daily to assess the value and risk associated with every v...
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Economy and recruitment biggest challenges for UK business in 2019

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th January 2019
The economy and recruitment will be the biggest challenge facing UK companies in 2019, according to a new Business Census of business leaders’ expectations for the year ahead conducted by global credit company Creditsafe. The economy and recruitment will be the biggest challenge facing UK companies in 2019, according to a new Business Census of business leaders’ expectations for the y...
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Community management platform Groop raises £3m

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th January 2019
Groop, the community management platform that empowers communities online through its full suite of intuitive and time saving community management tools, has announced that it has closed a £3m investment to accelerate its growth. Groop (Formerly RunAClub) build strong, safe and sustainable communities connecting people and empowering society. Due to the increase of compl...
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Teens Unite to Make Sense of Brexit using AI

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th January 2019
The Teens In AI initiative, launched by the award-winning social impact enterprise Acorn Aspirations, in partnership with IPsoft, the global leader in Enterprise AI, ran the Gen Z Hackathon for teenagers at the Leadenhall Building in London over the weekend of 26th - 27th January 2019. Teams of over 50 teenagers came together to explore the meaning of Brexit and the impact it will have on the...
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Dairy free ice cream brand Coconuts Naturally seeks the crowd

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th January 2019
Award-winning Cornwall-based dairy-free ice cream brand, Coconuts Naturally, announces big ambitions for 2019, kicking off with a crowdfunding campaign on leading European equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs, from which investment will support the company’s expansion into a leading UK supermarket and beyond. Launched in 2015, the business achieved more than 100% sales growth every year in i...
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Startup and Tech UK and Ireland Events 2019

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th January 2019
Our annual list of key startup and tech focused events and conferences taking place in the UK and Ireland returns for 2019.It’s another year, and so we have another annual list of key startup events taking place in the UK and Ireland throughout the year. Some of these are new to the list and some are triumphantly returning from success last year. So open your diary and sharpen your pencil. ...
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Six real estate focused startups showcase at RElab Demo Day

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th January 2019
Six real estate focused startups from around the world took to the stage to showcase their innovation solutions at the inaugural RElab Demo Day, a programme launched by leading real estate tech investment firm, Goldacre.  On 17 January, 2019, RElab held its inaugural Demo Day in London. The first cohort of six international startups showcased their innovation solutions and roadmaps to an ent...
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