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Google+ for consumers shuts down 2nd April

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st February 2019
Goodbye Google+. The end game/date for Google+ for consumers (personal) has been announced as the 2nd April 2019. So what....now? Honesty is (most often or not) the best policy and Google has been pretty upfront that they are shutting down Google+ for consumers due to "low usage and challenges involved in maintaining a successful product that meets consumers' expectations." Now Google have a...
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Cazana looks to drive business forward with £1m fundraise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th January 2019
Automotive fintech, AI and data company Cazana looks to drive the business further forward with a £1m crowd fundraise to support expansion into the US market. Cazana provides automotive insights for the future of vehicle ownership. Using big data and predictive analytics, Cazana analyses millions of automotive transactions daily to assess the value and risk associated with every v...
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Economy and recruitment biggest challenges for UK business in 2019

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th January 2019
The economy and recruitment will be the biggest challenge facing UK companies in 2019, according to a new Business Census of business leaders’ expectations for the year ahead conducted by global credit company Creditsafe. The economy and recruitment will be the biggest challenge facing UK companies in 2019, according to a new Business Census of business leaders’ expectations for the y...
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Community management platform Groop raises £3m

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th January 2019
Groop, the community management platform that empowers communities online through its full suite of intuitive and time saving community management tools, has announced that it has closed a £3m investment to accelerate its growth. Groop (Formerly RunAClub) build strong, safe and sustainable communities connecting people and empowering society. Due to the increase of compl...
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Teens Unite to Make Sense of Brexit using AI

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th January 2019
The Teens In AI initiative, launched by the award-winning social impact enterprise Acorn Aspirations, in partnership with IPsoft, the global leader in Enterprise AI, ran the Gen Z Hackathon for teenagers at the Leadenhall Building in London over the weekend of 26th - 27th January 2019. Teams of over 50 teenagers came together to explore the meaning of Brexit and the impact it will have on the...
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Dairy free ice cream brand Coconuts Naturally seeks the crowd

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th January 2019
Award-winning Cornwall-based dairy-free ice cream brand, Coconuts Naturally, announces big ambitions for 2019, kicking off with a crowdfunding campaign on leading European equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs, from which investment will support the company’s expansion into a leading UK supermarket and beyond. Launched in 2015, the business achieved more than 100% sales growth every year in i...
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Startup and Tech UK and Ireland Events 2019

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th January 2019
Our annual list of key startup and tech focused events and conferences taking place in the UK and Ireland returns for 2019.It’s another year, and so we have another annual list of key startup events taking place in the UK and Ireland throughout the year. Some of these are new to the list and some are triumphantly returning from success last year. So open your diary and sharpen your pencil. ...
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Six real estate focused startups showcase at RElab Demo Day

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th January 2019
Six real estate focused startups from around the world took to the stage to showcase their innovation solutions at the inaugural RElab Demo Day, a programme launched by leading real estate tech investment firm, Goldacre.  On 17 January, 2019, RElab held its inaugural Demo Day in London. The first cohort of six international startups showcased their innovation solutions and roadmaps to an ent...
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11 Travel tech startups selected for Travel Technology Europe’s Disrupt Launchpad

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th January 2019
11 disruptive European tech startups have been selected to showcase their innovations to 6000+ attendees as part of Travel Technology Europe’s Disrupt Launchpad. Providing show attendees with a glimpse into the future, the ambitious startups were chosen for their potential to help buyers source the latest travel industry innovations as well as help make travellers’ lives easier. ...
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Small Robot Company raises BIG

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th January 2019
We are delighted to report that Small Robot Company, a British agritech robotics startup for sustainable farming,has raised £1.2 million on Crowdcube equity crowdfunding. It reached its initial funding target of £500,000 within minutes of its launch thanks largely to support from the farming community. The company’s hugely successful campaign received support from far and w...
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Cycle.land raises £200k to continue their bike sharing journey

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th January 2019
Cycle.land, the bike sharing marketplace unlocking the assets of unused bikes, has raised over £200k thanks to its highly successful 2nd equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs and now prepares to bring 1000's of bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters to Europe. Cycle.land is on a mission to disrupt urban transport. Founded in 2016 by Agne Milukaite and Peter Ebsen in Oxford, Cycle.land operates tho...
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IgniteNI looks to build on legacy with 2nd programme and San Fran base

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2019
The IgniteNI Accelerator is aiming to put investment-ready tech companies on a global stage, thanks to their new San Francisco 'landing pad'. With applications set to close midnight 20th January, Startacus thought it time to look back at a number of the startup cohort to have gone through the last IgniteNI accelerator, whilst also offering a handy reminder of all the key details a startup would ...
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