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Glasgow Uni spinout SOLASTA Bio secures £1.3m to support development of eco-friendly insecticides

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th August 2021
SOLASTA Bio secures major investment to help commercialise its nature-inspired neuropeptide-based insect control products Fab news to start the week for Glasgow University spinout, SOLASTA Bio, having just secured seed investment of £1.3 million to support ongoing development of its unique nature-inspired pesticides. Established in May 2020 after 4 years of research funded by UKRI BBSRC ...
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United Utilities Innovation Lab launches call-out for businesses for fourth accelerator programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th August 2021
United Utilities seeking suppliers with innovative solutions to help the water sector serve its customers better and improve performance for latest Innovation Lab programme United Utilities, the North West England water firm has just launched its fourth Innovation Lab - the pioneering 12 week accelerator programme. Partnering once again with corporate innovation specialist, L Marks, the United...
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Alder Hey and L Marks Launch Startup Collaboration Programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th August 2021
The inaugural Alder Hey Innovation Lab accelerator programme opens for applications from innovative startups with solutions to help Alder Hey provide exceptional support to its patients and their families Fantastic news from Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust with the launch of Alder Hey Innovation Lab, its first startup accelerator programme which is being run in partnership with corpor...
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Research reveals retail as the best industry for startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th August 2021
  New analysis by cloud accounting company Ember indicates that the retail sector continues to be a pretty attractive proposition for startups... Retail has been revealed as the UK’s best industry to start a new business according to research from cloud accounting company Ember. Their analysis shows that the retail trade, (except for motor vehicles and motorcycles), tops the rankings...
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UK startup targets $3.5 trillion global health food market

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th August 2021
The Smarter Food Company launches a crowdfunding campaign to support their mission of producing food to help fight diabetes. Norwich-based startup, The Smarter Food Company has just launched a new funding round as it seeks to stem the rise of Type 2 Diabetes. The company, which specialises in the production of healthy food products has developed a vegetable-based soup, whose key ingredient is ...
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BLKBOX.ai launches innovative intelligent media buying platform

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2021
AdTech business BLKBOX launches its SaaS-based intelligent and automated media buying platform to help companies scale profitable ad campaigns Every year over £270b is spent on digital ads by companies seeking to engage consumers online. In a bid to help companies make this ad spend go further and faster for them, adTech business BLKBOX have created a solution. They are launching their i...
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Early stage tech startups sought for Raise Autumn Accelerator Programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd August 2021
Need some support to validate your startup and get investor-ready? Applications are now open for the Raise Accelerator programme which will give you just that... If you’re interested in developing your startup, learning new business knowledge, exploring your leadership skills and understanding more about the startup investment landscape, then the Raise Autumn Accelerator Programme would ...
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Peppy Raises £6.6M for its digital health platform

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th July 2021
  Peppy secures major investment to help scale its existing menopause, fertility, pregnancy and early parenthood support, and support the introduction of a range of new services. It’s a fab week for Peppy, a B2B digital health platform with the news that they’ve just secured a £6.6M ($10M) Series A funding round. The investment was led by Felix Capital and previous investo...
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One Year No Beer launches new £500K crowdfunding campaign

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th July 2021
One Year No Beer, the alcohol-free support service fundraises to scale its business following reports indicating huge surge in alcohol-related deaths since Covid. A new crowdfunding campaign has just been launched by One Year No Beer (OYNB), an online toolkit which aims to support people to reduce or eliminate their alcohol consumption and help them to live happier, healthier, and more fulfille...
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Crowdfunding success for Wilton London

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd July 2021
Wilton London exceeds crowdfunding target to support its aim of becoming the UK’s number one eco household cleaning brand Fab news for Wilton London, the B-Corp Certified business that’s on a mission to become the UK’s number one eco household cleaning brand as it has just exceeded the initial target of its first ever fundraise. The startup, which was founded in 2018, by ethi...
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Smart Nano NI awarded £42.4m funding from UKRI

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd July 2021
  Major boost for the NI economy as nanotechnology consortium, Smart Nano NI awarded £42.4m by the Strength in Places Fund to support development of new technology for medical devices, communication and data storage. Fantastic news for Northern Ireland nanotechnology consortium, Smart Nano NI with the announcement that they’ve just been awarded £42.4m by the UK Research a...
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Ntropy Raises $3.2M for its innovative data platform

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th July 2021
Ntropy secures major investment to help with expansion of its team, support market growth and future product development. Fab news for Ntropy, a company removing data barriers to understand financial transactions, as they have just announced a $3.2M seed round led by QED Investors, who has previously invested in fintech unicorns Nubank, Klarna, and Current. January Ventures and founders and exe...
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