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Small Robot Company raises BIG

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th January 2019
We are delighted to report that Small Robot Company, a British agritech robotics startup for sustainable farming,has raised £1.2 million on Crowdcube equity crowdfunding. It reached its initial funding target of £500,000 within minutes of its launch thanks largely to support from the farming community. The company’s hugely successful campaign received support from far and w...
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Cycle.land raises £200k to continue their bike sharing journey

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th January 2019
Cycle.land, the bike sharing marketplace unlocking the assets of unused bikes, has raised over £200k thanks to its highly successful 2nd equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs and now prepares to bring 1000's of bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters to Europe. Cycle.land is on a mission to disrupt urban transport. Founded in 2016 by Agne Milukaite and Peter Ebsen in Oxford, Cycle.land operates tho...
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IgniteNI looks to build on legacy with 2nd programme and San Fran base

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2019
The IgniteNI Accelerator is aiming to put investment-ready tech companies on a global stage, thanks to their new San Francisco 'landing pad'. With applications set to close midnight 20th January, Startacus thought it time to look back at a number of the startup cohort to have gone through the last IgniteNI accelerator, whilst also offering a handy reminder of all the key details a startup would ...
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Ethical Investments platform Abundance raises £1.5m

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th December 2018
Abundance Investment, the UK’s leading peer-to-peer ethical investment platform, successfully fundraises £1.5m+ on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Abundance is a leading direct investment platform giving people control over their money. People invest from £5 in projects that generate something good for the environment and society, as well as bank-beating returns. That&rsquo...
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IgniteNI Accelerator to offer startups San Francisco landing pad

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th December 2018
IgniteNI Accelerator is aiming to put investment-ready tech companies on a global stage, thanks to their new San Francisco 'landing pad'. Open to startups the world over, the IgniteNI Accelerator is a 12-week programme designed to put established technology companies, who need help scaling and raising further investment, on a global stage. Based at the beautiful and expanding Ormeau Baths i...
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Vesta looks to build on early success with £750k fundraise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th December 2018
PropTech startup Vesta, a marketplace for buying and selling residential investment properties with tenants in place, aims to build on early success, by fundraising £750k in investment through leading European equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs.  Led by Chairman Bob Wigley, also Chairman of UK Finance, and CEO Russell Gould, previously operating in senior roles with several other...
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InsurTech innovators wanted for next Lloyd’s Lab cohort

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th December 2018
Lloyd’s Lab is back and on the global hunt for the next cohort of InsurTech innovators looking to shape the future of insurance innovation. Targeted at entrepreneurs and startups able to develop products, platforms and processes that offer technology driven solutions to some of the challenges faced by Lloyd’s, the world’s specialist insurance and reinsurance market company is lo...
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Cyber Security startup Uleska secures £500k

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th December 2018
Belfast-based software cyber security company Uleska this week announced that it has secured £500,000 in investment and sales, which will enable it to significantly grow product development and double its headcount. The company has raised £325,000 in investment from a combination of institutional and private investors, including Techstart NI, Clarendon Fund Managers and Dennis Mu...
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Stephen Fry lends his voice to new Edtech app

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th December 2018
Voiced by Stephen Fry, ‘Einstein on Time’ will be the first in a children’s educational app series – “Human Heroes” - centred on history’s greatest minds. Due for release 7th December 2018, ‘Einstein on Time’ is the first in a children’s educational app series – “Human Heroes”- centred on history’s greatest m...
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Ignite Accelerator 2019 opens for North East England startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th November 2018
North East of England entrepreneurs and startups take note! The Ignite accelerator, a 6 month remote accelerator for MVP stage founders or teams is back. So, if you’re looking to gain valuable industry support, scale your business, potentially raise further investment and you’ve a business presence in the North East of England - bingo, read on... This September, Ignite completed their...
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Blockchain lab for startups StateZero Labs to offer £50k equity-free

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th November 2018
London-based StateZero Labs, the world’s first dedicated Blockchain Lab for startups, will be opening its doors to six selected startups as part of its first cohort in January 2019. With applications open until 23 November, we take a look at the latest addition to London’s exciting technology community. Based in King’s Cross, StateZero was founded earlier this year by Tazz Gault...
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Launchpad post grad incubation and acceleration programme looks to next cohort

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th November 2018
Launchpad, the innovative, post-graduate incubation and acceleration programme developed by Falmouth University in Cornwall, that creates new digital businesses to meet identified market demand, are on the hunt for their next cohort. Bringing together a mix of software engineers, digital creatives and business people to solve industry challenges set by strategic partners, Falmouth Unive...
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