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Emily Crisps bags healthy £1m investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th October 2018
It's been a good week or so for East London startup snack-brand Emily Crisps, spearheaded by founder, CEO and female entrepreneur, Emily Wong, who having successfully raised over £1 million investment in equity crowdfunding, also picked up a prestigious Grocer New Product Award for 2018. The crowdfunding investment via Seedrs will be used to help to accelerate the growth of Emily ...
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Kickstarter launches Designed by Artists

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd October 2018
Kickstarter launches Designed by Artists - Artists and Community alike set to benefit from this new Kickstarter initiative... Since its launch in 2009, Kickstarter has enabled over 150,000 creative projects to be successfully funded, with over $3.5 billion pledged. Pretty phenomenal stats, wouldn’t you agree? All sorts of projects have been funded, created and indeed supported by all sorts ...
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CRL's latest hardware Accelerator cohort launches

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st October 2018
The Central Research Laboratory's (CRL) fifth hardware Accelerator cohort launches, with eight startups joining the 6 month hardware focused accelerator programme based in Hayes, West London, on the former site of EMI Records headquarters. Founded in 2015, the hardware accelerator, based in Hayes, West London (on the former site of EMI Records headquarters), is an accelerator, incubator, and co-w...
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Irish Startups impress at inaugural Newry tech event Innovation Nation 2018

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th September 2018
Irish startups both North and South came to pitch at Innovation Nation 2018, the inaugural, two-day Newry tech event, with Cork startup SmartRoutes claiming the £50k valued prize fund. Irish startups both North and South came to pitch at Innovation Nation 2018, the inaugural, two-day Newry tech event, an event that championed the Newry, Mourne and Down district area of Northern Ireland as a...
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Fintech startup Nebeus aims to bring borderless banking to 2 billion

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th September 2018
Crypto financial services startup Nebeus launches a £1.1m crowdfunding campaign to bring banking services to 2 billion unbanked citizens.   The World Bank estimates that the potential market value of the 2 billion global unbanked, which includes 138 million Europeans, is £380 billion. Step forward Nebeus, a London-based fintech platform which is working to bridge t...
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Digital freight forwarder Zencargo announces its seed plus round

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th September 2018
Zencargo, a digital freight forwarder on a mission to simplify global trade, announces its seed plus round, led by LocalGlobe, bringing total funds raised to over $4m. The international shipping business has changed little in the last century - it’s still slow and opaque, with many processes carried out manually and on paper. Step forward Zencargo, a digital freight forwarder that has...
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The startups pitching at Innovation Nation 2018 are...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd September 2018
Just over a month ago we teamed up with the inaugural Innovation Nation 2018 to deliver Ascend, an all-Ireland tech start-up pitch competition, where NI and ROI early-stage startups will be given a platform to showcase their latest innovation. Taking place in Newry in Northern Ireland on Thursday 27 September, the winning startup, to be announced that evening, will receive a cash prize of £...
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P2P investment aggregator Orca raises £500k in two days

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th September 2018
This week (w/c 17 Sept 2018) P2P investment aggregator Orca announced that it was raising £500K on equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs. By the end of play Tuesday, the Fintech startup had exceeded it's campaign target. For two years, Orca has been providing market-leading research on the peer to peer lending (P2P) sector. Their data-driven analyses and insights have supported ret...
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Wincanton innovation programme W2 Labs looks to tech startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th September 2018
Startups looking to drive innovation within the logistics and supply chain space - this could be for you! Wincanton, the largest British logistics company, is once again looking for tech startups to pitch their solutions for industry specific challenges, as part of their returning W2 Labs innovation programme. Providing supply chain solutions to some of the world’s most admired brands acros...
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Magikbee - reimagining kids’ learning and screen time

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th September 2018
Portugal-based EdTech startup Magikbee, who are on a mission to reimagine kids’ learning by using the childs own world to teach in a fun and engaging way, secures a further $250,000 round of funding, that will help the company to continue to develop its edtech portfolio. Aiming to reimagine screen time by creating an ecosystem that promotes active fun and learning, over the past two years, ...
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Spotify for textbooks Perlego raises $4.8m

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th September 2018
Perlego - billed as the 'Spotify for textbooks' - recently closed a $4.8m (£3.7) venture round, signalling a new chapter in it's mission to grow the company across the UK and Europe. Leading the round is ADV, with participation from existing angel investors, including Simon Franks, co-founder of Lovefilm, Peter Hinssen and Alex Chesterman, founder of Zoopla. Founded by Gauthier Van Mal...
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Technology startups highlight a bright future for NI Innovation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th September 2018
  Twenty aspiring early stage NI technology startups pitched for the chance to win a cash prize for their businesses, closing Ignite NI’s first Propel Pre-Accelerator programme, highlighting a bright future for Northern Irish Innovation. The Propel teams showcased their innovative tech products and services at a packed-out pitch event in the Ormeau Baths in a bid to secure prizes...
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