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Lockdown has boosted the nation's love of small businesses

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th October 2020
  The nation's love of small businesses is growing - good news for the forthcoming Small Business Saturday on December 5th Some good news today with the revelation that the Coronavirus lockdowns have boosted the nation’s love for UK small businesses, with 59 per cent of people saying they now support local businesses more than previously. Research, commissioned by American Express an...
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Coutts UK Entrepreneur Index reveals what drives entrepreneurs to start their own businesses

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th October 2020
CUEI release their latest findings outlining the level of entrepreneurialism in the UK and the desires and barriers faced by those starting a business... Coutts, the wealth manager and private bank, has just released the latest findings of the inaugural Coutts UK Entrepreneur Index (CUEI) which outlines the level of entrepreneurialism in the UK as well as the desires and barriers that they have...
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BOOM, the PhotoTech scaleup closes a $7m A round

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th October 2020
PhotoTech scaleup BOOM reveals it has secured a major investment to assist with its plans to rewrite the future of commercial photography Fantastic news from phototech scaleup BOOM which has just announced that it has closed a $7m A round led by United Ventures to support the firm’s next stage of growth. Founded in 2018, BOOM is on a mission to develop the world’s most efficient di...
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Healthcare tech startup Occuity raises over £1m with support from Angel Investment Network

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd October 2020
Disease Screening and Diagnosis startup, Occuity has raised more than £1m, supported by Angel Investment Network, the world’s largest online angel investment platform.   Occuity is developing products to screen for, diagnose and monitor major chronic health conditions including diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease. Reading-based Occuity has developed a non-invasive optical d...
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Venture capital investor driving innovation in the shipping industry

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th October 2020
Third-generation German shipowner turned venture capitalist, Christian Oldendorff, is one of the youngest leaders, recognised in The Thirty@30 Years list by TradeWinds, the world's biggest shipping news service. Christian's recognition illustrates the economic significance of venture capital and the importance of technological adoption in the maritime sector. In his desire to drive innovation i...
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Impact of COVID-19 on female-led businesses

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th October 2020
  The impact of COVID-19 on female-founded, equity-backed businesses is revealed in new report just released by The Female Founders Forum... The Female Founders Forum, a project by think tank The Entrepreneurs Network, in partnership with Barclays have just released Resilience and Recovery, a new report revealing that female-founded, equity-backed businesses have been worse affected by the ...
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Landscape - transparency for fundraising founders

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th October 2020
New startup, Landscape that is being described as the ‘Glassdoor for Venture Capital’ officially launches, aiming to bring transparency to fundraising founders...   A new review platform for startup founders to discover and find investment opportunities has just been launched. Landscape, provides transparent feedback from entrepreneurs on their experiences with Europ...
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Antler invests in 7 new UK tech startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th October 2020
Antler, the global early-stage venture capital firm announces that it has invested in 7 tech startups from its second UK cohort... Great news today from global early-stage venture capital firm Antler which has invested in seven startups during its second UK cohort - despite the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Antler – which launched in 2017 in Singapore, with a goal to fund...
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Server Monetisation Platform ‘PlayerLands’ Goes Live

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th October 2020
PC game monetisation moves forward with the launch of the PlayerLands website and its innovative e-commerce solution for PC game server owners... PC gamers take note! PlayerLands, the smart, secure e-commerce platform for the games industry, has just announced the launch of the official PlayerLands website and the beginning of a revolution in PC game monetisation.  Founded by Nick Gillett...
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Innovative new startup Jelly Drops launches to help those living with Dementia

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th October 2020
We take a look at Jelly Drops, a new product developed by 26-year old inventor Lewis Hornby to boost the water intake of the elderly and those living with dementia After 18 months of development and several months of beta testing during Covid-19, an innovative new startup, Jelly Drops, has just launched in the UK aimed at boosting the water intake of the elderly and 850,000 Britons living with ...
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PUSH mark World Mental Health Day with ambitious virtual event

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th October 2020
Leading wellbeing and performance company PUSH are marking World Mental Health Day (10 October) with an ambitious and inspirational event   News from PUSH, a leading wellbeing and performance company with the announcement that they are marking World Mental Health Day (10 October) with their most ambitious event to date. The virtual event, ‘What’s Your Story?’ - taking p...
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Crowdcube and Seedrs have agreed terms for a merger

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th October 2020
Huge investment sector news with the announcement that Crowdcube and Seedrs have agreed to join forces to take on the UK’s £12bn equity funding market   Major news in the investment world today with the announcement that Crowdcube and Seedrs have agreed terms for a merger, in a move that will accelerate their plans to create the world’s largest private equity market...
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