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Xero’s Roadmap to Recovery manifesto launched

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st July 2020
Xero’s Roadmap to Recovery manifesto launched as new data confirms impact of COVID-19 on UK small business revenue and employment... New analysis from Xero, the global small business platform, has revealed the extent of COVID-19’s impact on UK small business employment and revenue between March and May 2020, showing a 28 per cent drop in revenue and a six per cent decline in empl...
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BOOP, a SEN learning platform secures Government COVID-19 response funding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2020
BOOP, an innovative software education platform for children with special education needs (SEN) secures a slice of £20m Government funding to support communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.   BOOP, which is owned by Limejar, aims to improve learning outcomes for children who have additional educational needs. It aims to encourage collaboration and teamwork among the key people invo...
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Koala, the travel insurance startup closes €1.6m seed round

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2020
€1.6m raised by innovative insurtech startup Koala to help with growth plans, team expansion and new product development Great news for Koala, the Paris-based insurtech startup with the announcement of an investment of €1.6m, led by London based incubator and fund Insurtech Gateway alongside Playfair Capital, Techstars Ventures, and private investors.Koala is on a mission to reinvent tr...
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7 British startups shortlisted for Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2020
The shortlist for this year’s Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge, a global annual sustainability competition is out, with 7 British startups in the 25 shortlisted. This year’s shortlist for one of the world’s largest annual competitions in sustainability, Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge, has been officially revealed today. The international top 25 organisations now edge close...
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Innvotec launches Female Ventures Fund to buck the 1% VC trend

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th June 2020
New investment fund launched by Innvotec to back female founded UK startups  Good news to start the week with the announcement that Alternative Investment Fund Manager, Innvotec Limited (Innvotec), has launched its Female Ventures Fund (FVF) to invest exclusively in UK female founded or co-founded enterprises. Innvotec also aims to encourage more women to invest in start-ups and early stag...
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ZeroAvia Conducts UK's First Commercial-Scale Electric Flight

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd June 2020
First electric-powered flight of commercial-scale aircraft from a UK airfield takes place... Innovative news for the aviation industry with the announcement that ZeroAvia, the leading innovator in decarbonising commercial aviation have conducted the first ever electric-powered flight of a commercial-scale aircraft carried out in the UK. Yesterday’s test flight from Cranfield Airport is a s...
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One Year No Beer launches funding round to help get the nation back on track post-lockdown

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd June 2020
The lowdown on the "habit changing" startup and its plans to raise further funding... This week sees the launch of a £1.4M funding round on Seedrs for One Year No Beer , the online toolkit for surviving modern alcohol-free society.  Having already raised £1.1M  investment in the private stages of the round, One Year No Beer now opens its campaign to the wider public. The f...
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OKRA smashes target of 2 million validated predictions for big Pharma, 6 months early

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st June 2020
AI startup that's empowering the pharmaceutical industry smashes 2020 target Fantastic news for OKRA, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven analytics for Life Sciences with the announcement that it has just hit an important milestone, delivering 2 million validated predictions so far in 2020, smashing through its yearly target in just half the expected time. This highlights ...
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Perkbox and Aura form partnership to promote mental wellbeing at work

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th June 2020
Perkbox and Aura. Improved mental and emotional wellbeing at the core of new strategic partnership... A new partnership has just been announced between Perkbox, Europe’s fastest-growing employee experience platform and Aura one of the world’s leading wellness apps. Its aim is to provide essential on-demand digital tools for those dealing with everyday stress and anxiety, and also...
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Realife Tech announces new COVID-19 Fan Safety Hub to help return of live events

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th June 2020
LiveStyled Relaunches as Realife Tech and Announces New COVID-19 Fan Safety Hub to Help the Return of Live Events Around the World LiveStyled is excited to announce it is relaunching as Realife Tech, The Experience Automation Platform, with a £5.7m funding round led by Virgo Investment Group, with additional backing from strategic investors Superfly Ventures and Sta...
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Planet42 raises $2.4M to democratise access to mobility

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th June 2020
Planet42, an Estonian fintech operating in Africa that focuses on providing access to mobility to the underbanked, has raised €2.2M ($2.4M).  The seed round was led by Change Ventures. Private backers include Martin Villig (Bolt), Ragnar Sass (Pipedrive), Marko Virkebau (MeetFrank), Kristjan Vilosius (Katana MRP), and several other Estonian tech entrepreneurs. The company launched as C...
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NI InsurTech Bluesona forms strategic partnership with Bosch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th June 2020
Bluesona and Bosch form strategic partnership to tackle the problem of distracted driving caused by mobile device usage Great news today for Northern Ireland based InsurTech company Bluesona which has just announced a new strategic partnership with German firm Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions (BCDS). BCDS is a fully owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH and is a globally leading sensor-dev...
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