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Reopening NI hospitality businesses offered a trio of free tech support

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th June 2020
Three leading NI technology businesses have come together to support the re-opening of the NI hospitality industry, offering their services free of charge for 3 months. Gig Grafter (scheduling, time and attendance software), Right Revenue (revenue management software), and Lightyear (automated accounts payable software), have joined forces to offer their services free of charge for 3 months to su...
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These 10 NI tech startups took part in a virtual investor event

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th June 2020
Ignite NI has concluded its first ever virtual accelerator with an online event that gave its 10 early stage tech startups the chance to pitch their business to almost 200 investors. Tech accelerator specialists Ignite also announced that teams who have taken part in the Northern Ireland programmes in the past two years have collectively raised $15.2 million in funding – a large part source...
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New tech-based energy supplier set for Bright future

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd June 2020
Bright, a new, technology-based energy supplier founded by well-known entrepreneurs Ciaran and Stephen Devine in partnership with Ireland’s largest family-owned forecourt retailer Maxol, aims to disrupt the NI’s and Irish energy markets. Using a unique software platform and a specially designed app, it will offer just one simple tariff and provide customers with affordable green elect...
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A third of UK businesses struggle to transition to remote working

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd June 2020
New YouGov research commissioned by SAP Concur reveals that whilst a healthy 68% of businesses found the transition to remote working easy, a significant third of businesses (32%) found it difficult or very difficult.  The global sweep of COVID-19 has meant a fundamental shift for businesses; travel restrictions and mandated social distancing have meant, in a short space of time, huge s...
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Meniga banks €8.5m strategic investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th May 2020
Major investment secured by innovative digital banking fintech Meniga Great news for Meniga, a leading provider of digital banking technology for the world’s largest banks, with the announcement that it has closed a €8.5m strategic investment led by customers Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France and lead investor in this round, Portugal’s Grupo Cré...
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Bolt, the leading European transportation platform, closes an investment round of €100m

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th May 2020
Bolt raises €100m from Naya Capital to help with the growth of its innovative ride-hailing, micromobility and food delivery services. The leading European transportation platform, Bolt has closed an investment round of €100m as it continues to scale all of its product segments from ride-hailing to micromobility and food delivery in Europe and Africa. The investment comes fr...
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vidiCREW raise investment to disrupt the wedding video market

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th May 2020
London-based startup secures investment for its innovative wedding video app...Good news for vidiCREW,who collect user generated content and turn it into wedding videos, having just raised investment from Jenson Funding Partners. Currently focusing on and aiming to disrupt the wedding market, we first featured vidiCREW on Startacus in July 2019. Together with their loved ones, couples use the fr...
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By Miles raises £15m in Series B funding round

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd May 2020
Major investment for innovative InsurTech company, By Miles Good news for By Miles, the UK’s first real-time pay-by-mile car insurance provider, that has successfully raised £15m in a Series B funding round led by CommerzVentures. Existing By Miles investors Octopus Ventures, Insurtech Gateway and JamJar investments also continued their support committing further investment.The insu...
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NI Innovation Competition Invent announces semi-finalists for 2020

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th May 2020
The 2020 Invent competition Semi-finalists are revealed... Catalyst has announced the 18 NI semi-finalists who have progressed to the next stage of local innovation competition Invent 2020. Catalyst’s annual Invent competition sponsored by Bank of Ireland UK highlights local businesses that demonstrate innovation in their fields and can prove the commercial viability of a new idea. The...
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Nature diary app launched to boost mental health

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th May 2020
A free smartphone-based ‘nature prescription’ for mental health developed by researchers at the University of Derby and the team behind the popular walking app Go Jauntly has been launched.  Developed as part of the £1.3m Improving Wellbeing Through Urban Nature project, The Nature Notes feature has been integrated in the Go Jauntly iOS app, which also e...
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Brytlyt raises $4m Series A to turbocharge real-time data analytics

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th May 2020
Brytlyt, provider of the world’s fastest data analytics and visualisation technology, has raised $4 million in Series A funding from global technology investor Amadeus Capital Partners and Finch Capital.  Until now, sectors with billion-record data sets such as telcos, retail and finance, have struggled to use their data to gain insights into company performance and improve customer ex...
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HMRC announce coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th May 2020
HMRC have announced that the coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will launch online on 26 May. UK Employers with fewer than 250 employees will be able to use the scheme to claim coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). Tax agents will also be able to make claims on behalf of employers.If you’re an employer, you’ll be able to avail of the scheme if:  you had few...
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