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Industry survey indicates impact of COVID19 on growth businesses needing investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th April 2020
Growth businesses currently seeking investment need UK government support, EISA Survey suggests... The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) has undertaken a survey with 250 growth businesses currently seeking investment, and it indicates that more than 9 out of 10 of them will close down within the next 12 months if their current investment plans, disrupted by the coronavirus crisis, f...
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Save Our Startups campaign launched

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th April 2020
Britain's startup and tech communities need government help - the Save Our Startups campaign highlights how... Save Our Startups is a new campaign that has just been launched by Crowdcube, with joining partners including industry heavy-weights, Capital Enterprise, Coadec, Draper Esprit, EIS Association, UK Business Angels Association, Seedrs, Tech London Advocates, Founders Forum, and The En...
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Cerebreon the Irish deep learning startup raises £1.5m in seed funding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st March 2020
£1.5m seed funding raised by innovative startup that's helping to predict and prevent insolvency... Good news for Cerebreon, the insolvency technology startup with the announcement that they have raised £1.5m in seed funding in a bid to scale support to the UK's most vulnerable consumers to avoid bankruptcy. The Irish startup is working with consumers, financial institutions and in...
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BMW’s Innovation Lab 2020 returns for latest sprint

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th March 2020
BMW Group Financial Services UK gets ready for its first 10-week innovation lab of 2020 and also opens applications for the next two sprints focused on improving internal customer-led efficiencies or tech solutions that provide valuable data insights and analytics. BMW Group Financial Services UK is currently preparing to welcome two startups that are focusing on the challenge of ‘Embracing...
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Chivas Venture divides this year's $1m Venture Fund between 26 global Startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd March 2020
26 Social Enterprise startups share the $1m No-Strings Chivas Venture Fund  Some good news with the announcement that due to the global COVID-19 outbreak, leading blended Scotch whisky, Chivas, will be distributing this year’s Chivas Venture $1 million fund evenly amongst the 26 global finalists. The Chivas Venture has been in operation for six years and it provides $1m in no-str...
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The open-source design of emergency ventilators for COVID-19 patients

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2020
The community-driven team that's on a mission to develop an emergency-use ventilator to aid COVID-19 patients... Open Source Ventilator Ireland is a community-driven team of volunteer engineers, designers, medical professionals, and community builders working together to develop a low-cost and open-source emergency-use ventilator, producible at scale to aid the treatment of COVID19 patients....
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Sport tech, wellness and health tech startups - the world needs you!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th March 2020
Coronavirus is, of course, having a big impact on how many of us keep active. 5-a-side football, OUT. Gyms, OUT. Yoga group sessions, OUT.   But, inspired by how people are giving their time and providing support for people and organisations during the current climate, Sport Tech Hub are adamant that tech products – sport, fitness, wellness and health – can have a huge and i...
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Coming together, apart – an innovation ecosystem during the Coronavirus uptake

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th March 2020
Tzvete Doncheva, innovation ecosystems builder shares her thoughts on how we can all come together (while apart) to face the COVID-19 challenges... "Country-wide lockdown in three of Europe’s largest economies. Travel restrictions imposed in over half of the Old Continent’s states in the race to curb the COVID-19 spread. Europe declared as the ‘epicentre’ of the global cor...
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Positive-ish reaction from small business and startup community to UK Chancellor’s Corona budget

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th March 2020
New Chancellor Rishi Sunak just delivered his first UK Budget. Seeing as he had only just settled into the job and coronavirus cases in UK continue to sadly rise, the feedback from the startup and small business community is, on first glance, pretty positive. Brexit + coronavirus is a pretty tough set of circumstances that the new Chancellor had to juggle with after all.  Anne Kiem...
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Hyper-realistic plant-based meat company THIS™ raises £4.7m

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th March 2020
Investment news announced for one of the leading companies in the meat-alternative market THIS™, arguably the world's most realistic meat alternative company has just revealed that it has raised £4.7m in ‘Seed Plus’ investment, led by London-based fund Backed. The other venture capital firms involved in the round are Five Seasons Ventures, Idinvest Partners, Seedcam...
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Rest Less, a Social Enterprise Startup Focussed on the Over 50s, Raises £3 million in Seed Funding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2020
Major investment for 'Rest Less', the jobs, volunteering, advice and money information site for the over 50s Investment news from Rest Less, a social enterprise startup offering jobs, volunteering and guidance for the over 50s, with the announcement that it has just raised £3 million in seed funding. Rest Less launched in December 2018 as an online platform, specifically target...
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British entrepreneurs encouraged to apply for world-leading sustainable business competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2020
Green startups and entrepreneurs take note! Planet-saving startups and entrepreneurs can apply today to win up to €500,000 and a place on a six-month bespoke accelerator programme... One of the world’s largest competitions in sustainable entrepreneurship, the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge is now open for entries. Green startups and entrepreneurs based in Britain can ap...
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