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Equals Collective aims to bridge the gap between technology investment and success

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st March 2019
UK Entrepreneurs Peter Rossi and Harry East, have launched 'venture enabler', Equals Collective, to bridge the gap between technology investment and achieving scale up success.  The Equals Collective will deliver technology, marketing and creative expertise to Venture Capital backed businesses to accelerate their development and increase investor returns. Less than 15% o...
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WarDucks raises €3.3m for location-based augmented reality mobile game

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st March 2019
WarDucks raises €3.3m led by EQT Ventures to launch location-based augmented reality mobile game and to expand the company’s development team. WarDucks, the Dublin-based augmented reality game development studio, has announced a €3.3 million funding round. Lead investor in the round is the EQT Ventures fund with participation from Suir Valley Ventures and other investors. The fund...
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United Utilities launches Innovation Lab 2.0

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st March 2019
Leading UK water and wastewater company United Utilities has launched its second accelerator programme to help innovative businesses grow and develop their solutions through a collaborative approach. Following last year’s successful Innovation Lab programme which saw seven companies developing their ideas, United Utilities has started the application process looking for its second cohort. T...
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Northern Ireland startups sought for upSTART 2019

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st March 2019
Entries are now open for upSTART, Northern Ireland’s most exciting startup pitch competition which features an all-expenses paid trip to explore the New York tech scene for the winner.  Part of Digital DNA 2019, powered by PwC, the tech event held in St Georges Market in Belfast in June, upSTART is in its fourth year and this year is exclusively open to startups from Northern Ireland w...
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Connected digital mobility solution sort by BP

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th March 2019
Startups focused on Connected Digital Mobility, including digital-enabling technologies for connected vehicles, on-demand and autonomous travel, smart cities, future transport services and platforms, this could be the opportunity for you. BP are looking for innovative B2B and B2B2C companies making use of advancements in AI/ML, Data Intelligence, Digital Twinning, Simulation and other technologie...
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Makematic raise £1m to help brands connect with education through bitesize content

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th March 2019
With the aim of reaching 1 million classrooms and kitchen tables by 2021, Derry-based EdTech startup Makematic have raised £1m to help brands connect with education through bitesize educational animations and live action videos. Founded in 2016, educational media company, Makematic, whose clients and partners include Adobe, Microsoft, Crayola and the BBC, have secured a £1,000,000 see...
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IlluminationLAB to power energy focused startup innovation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th March 2019
American Electric Power (AEP) in partnership with innovation specialist L Marks, has launched IlluminationLAB which will include a bootcamp, energy summit, and 10-week proof of concept program to co-create innovative energy products and services. If that introduction sparked your interest, read on to find out more. Offering startups and entrepreneurs the opportunity to gain behind the scenes acce...
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Startup World cup returns to Belfast for 2019

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th February 2019
The Startup World cup returns to Belfast for 2019 with the NI regionals held on 25 March and once again delivered by Belfast Global Shapers.January of last year saw the Startup World Cup expand to include Belfast in its regionals. This month sees it return once again to give one NI startup the chance to win $1,000,000 investment. The Startup World Cup is an American platform powered by Fenox Vent...
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Rolls Royce seek data driven tech solutions

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th February 2019
Business intelligence, AI and machine learning focused tech startups, take note!  Rolls Royce are currently seeking a data driven tech proof-of-concept solution to improve the way they gather, synthesise and report information about their competitors and their current and adjacent markets, from both public and subscription-based sources. This reporting, drives both operational decisions and ...
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By Miles, the pay-by-mile car insurance provider raises £5m

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th February 2019
Insurtech startup By Miles, the UK’s first real-time pay-per-mile car insurance provider, has successfully raised £5m in a Series A funding round led by Octopus Ventures. By Miles is a UK startup that provides pay-as-you-drive car insurance to those who drive fewer than 7,000 miles a year. Drivers pay a small upfront sum for an annual policy and are then billed at the end of...
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Igloo, the smart home energy service raises over £600k

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd February 2019
Igloo Energy, the smart home energy service, on a mission to make customers' homes smarter, more efficient and cost less to run, has raised over £600K from 512 investors on leading equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs.  Having received £1m in Research & Development funding in August 2018 from BEIS & Innovate, Igloo set their funding target on See...
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Travel startup NAVA wins Travel Technology Europe Disrupt Award 2019

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd February 2019
London-based disruptive tourism and travel startup NAVA, the innovative recommendation service that matches people to venues around them using artificial intelligence, has been named the winner of the 2019 Travel Technology Europe Disrupt Award.  After a rigorous application process, 10 companies were shortlisted, and asked to present their innovation to the Travel Technology Europe&nbs...
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