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Oxford Medical Products raises £1.2 million for its weight loss technology, Sirona

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th March 2021
  Funding secured by Oxford Medical Products to further develop its innovative non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical weight-loss solution Innovations in weight loss technology took a step further with the news that Oxford Medical Products (OMP) has raised £1.2M in seed investment to develop a safe and affordable weight loss capsule, which uses the same mechanism of action as a gastric b...
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Aldea Ventures creates hybrid fund of funds to support European tech startups and micro VCs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd March 2021
Aldea Ventures Announces First Close as it Targets €100M Fund to Back the Best Micro VCs and Future Champions of European Tech Fantastic news from Aldea Ventures which has just announced a €60M first close of a target €100M first fund to invest in 700 technology-enabled startups across Europe. The firm takes a hybrid approach. Firstly, as a fund of funds Aldea invests in up to 20...
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BioLiberty - innovative solutions for independent living

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th March 2021
We take a look at BioLiberty, the Edinburgh-based healthtech startup that's created an AI-powered assistive device and digital therapy platform for people living with hand weakness Across the UK alone, 2.5 million people live with hand weakness, which can be as a result of conditions such as stroke, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and motor neurone disease. Sometimes, it ...
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Why you should never take financial advice from social media – what Gamestop taught us

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th March 2021
Oliver Woolley, CEO and co-founder of Envestors shares his thoughts on what the social media hype around Gamestop taught us all about investment Social media hype saw the share price of Gamestop, the game retailer, rise to a high of $483 then plummet and close at $60 on 8th February 2021.  This left many amateur investors in something of a spin. Other social media darlings like AMC Entert...
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How to give a memorable pitch for investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th March 2021
  Prepping for a pitch with investors? Ben Jones from AberInnovation shares some great tips and guidance to help you do just that To take your business to the next level you will reach a point when you need to pitch to investors for additional capital. It will be no surprise to hear that this won’t be easy. Investors and business angels listen to a large number of pitches and a goo...
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Startup of the Week - Libereat

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th March 2021
The lowdown on Libereat, the Scottish startup that’s on a mission to simplify how people living with dietary restrictions shop and eat If you've got food allergies or intolerances, you'll know only too well how it can at times be a challenge. Whether that's when you're scanning labels for allergens when you're in the supermarket or if you're in a restaurant ( remember those? ) and yo...
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How your startup can use video to increase sales

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th March 2021
Video really matters for business these days - Rob Edmonds, Founder and Creative Director at visual communications agency, NRG Digital shares insights into the key video platforms and how to use video to best effect Visual media has permeated every aspect of our work and social lives - from still images and infographics to adverts and videos. So how can your startup leverage the power of v...
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Scoro - work management made easy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th March 2021
The lowdown on Scoro, the software that helps businesses to streamline projects, automate quoting and billing, optimize utilization and more besides... We have written recently about how many different tools people have to use when sitting down to work - from live chat apps to communicate with the rest of the team, to file sharing platforms, to shift reporting, all before the tools you’re...
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Invent 2021 seeking innovative NI startups and ideas

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th March 2021
NI-based with a startup or idea for an innovative product or a solution? This is for you - the Invent 2021 competition is now open for applications... Invent, the annual competition organised by Catalyst and partners Bank of Ireland is once again open for applications. The competition aims to recognise and reward local innovations and proof of concept ideas that have the greatest commercial po...
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Caeli Nova to cut recovering airlines’ costs with breakthrough breathing technology

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th March 2021
Innovate UK supports startup Caeli Nova with development of its breathing technology that improves oxygenation of the human body in demanding environments Further evidence of the fantastic work that Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency is doing with the news that breathing technology startup Caeli Nova is launching its first product following an intensive research and development progr...
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Tech Nation Report reveals UK tech boomed in 2020

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th March 2021
The annual Tech Nation Report has been launched and highlights the resilience and innovation of the UK's tech sector despite the challenges caused by the pandemic and the EU Exit It’s that time of year again - Tech Nation, the leading scaleup accelerator, has released its annual Tech Nation Report, the ultimate state-of-the-nation report on the UK tech sector. After what was an extraordi...
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Bionaut Labs plans to treat CNS disorders with micro robots

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th March 2021
The lowdown on Bionaut Labs, the US startup that's on a mission to revolutionise the medical world with its innovative microscale robots We are, and have been for a while, in a period of time where reality begins to catch up with science fiction; where technology that we accepted as only part of fictional worlds starts to become a reality. One such technology is microrobotics for use in the med...
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