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InsurTech solutions for COVID-19 response, recovery and future-resilience sought by Lloyd's Lab

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th May 2020
Applications are now open for the fifth intake of the Lloyd’s Lab, with a focus on short, medium and long-term COVID-19 challenges and responses.  Lloyd’s is urgently seeking as many high-quality new applications as possible from startups who can introduce ideas that directly support customer and economic recovery in the short term, as well as ideas to help build resilience to fu...
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eTEU - the maritime shipping startup raises £150K

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th May 2020
Maritime tech startup eTEU secures investment of £150K to help with its development and future growth... The month of April 2020 will be written up in the history of eTEU as the laying of foundation for the future growth of the company. The startup and the team have been active since early 2019, and have participated in multiple programmes in the UK that have helped it shape the platform ...
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Half of UK employees would return to work IF right safety processes in place

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th May 2020
Half of employees in the UK are ready to return to work post-lockdown, assuming their employer has the right safety process in place, according to a survey of 2,000 workers by the global legal business, DWF. Half of employees in the UK are ready to return to work post-lockdown, assuming their employer has the right safety process in place, according to a survey of 2,000 workers by the g...
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ISOLATION INTERN to help startups recruit specialist talent during Covid 19 restrictions

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th May 2020
Blackfinch Launches ISOLATIONINTERN, a platform to help startups recruit specialist talent during Covid 19 restrictions. Partnership initiative with investment and venture capital firms and universities allows startups to enlist the UK’s brightest students and researchers to work from home. Blackfinch Group announces the launch of the #ISOLATIONINTERN platform in partnership ...
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Countingup raises £4m to accelerate banking and accounting roadmap

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th May 2020
Countingup, the business current account that automates your accounting, has received the backing of leading fintech investors. The London-based startup has raised £4m in a bridge round of financing led by ING Ventures with co-investment from Triple Point, CVentures and BiG Start Ventures. All are backing the company’s vision to be the one financial hub for 1m small businesses. In the...
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Pre-launch of Capital Pilot's Rescue Equity Fund for UK startups and scaleups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th May 2020
Registration now open for equity funding scheme for UK startups...Capital Pilot has just announced the pre-launch of the Rescue Equity Fund, an initiative aimed at helping thousands of UK startups to survive through the COVID-19 crisis. Although the fund is still in fundraising mode, early stage growth businesses are being invited to register their interest to ensure priority access to the applic...
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Hospify, a messaging app for doctors and nurses now used in over 150 hospitals

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th May 2020
Recent investment news for the messaging platform for doctors and nurses that could be a key weapon in the war against Covid-19 A messaging service described as the “WhatsApp of healthcare” has recently secured a major new investment boost - which will help it expand its services even further. Hospify is a free messaging platform that allows healthcare professionals to communicate ...
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Unus Terra wins top prize at the EIT Digital DATA against COVID-19 DeepHack

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th May 2020
A serious game from Finland emerges as the winner of the online DeepHack organized by EIT Digital to develop digital solutions for epidemic and pandemic lifecycle management...  “Unus Terra”, a serious game against COVID-19 that stimulates behavioural changes in the real world by leveraging persuasive design principles, is the winner of DATA against COVID-19, the online DeepHac...
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London FinTech Flagstone raises $15m

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st May 2020
London FinTech Flagstone reveals major VC investment news...London based FinTech Flagstone, developer of the UK’s largest cash deposit marketplace, has raised $15m in venture capital in a round led by OMERS Ventures and supported by existing investors including Kindred Capital and Moneysupermarket Group plc. Flagstone was founded in 2013 and has grown rapidly to become the leader in the U...
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LuggageHero shows that investing in travel startups is not over

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st May 2020
LuggageHero, a leading luggage-storage network, is bucking the trend by showing that investing in travel startups is not fully over during the COVID-19 pandemic and crisis. Within 48 hours of opening its campaign privately to current investors, in late March, the Danish-based company had reached its goal by raising €329,000. The crowd-sourced campaign, LuggageHero’s second on the ...
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Tech Will Save Us, the EdTech startup smashes Seedrs crowdfunding target within 24 hours

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th April 2020
Innovative startup Tech Will Save Us smashes crowdfunding target within first day... Within 24 hours of launching on Seedrs, the Edtech startup Tech Will Save Us, which provides hybrid online and offline learning experiences for kids, has reached its £200k crowdfunding target and is now continuing into overfunding. The venture-backed business, which has already helped 1.2m kids build and ...
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Extend grants immediately to small businesses outside of SBRR

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th April 2020
The lowdown on the #SmallBusinessCrisisNow campaign from Wenta... Wenta, leading social enterprise for startups and small businesses, have set up a Government petition for cash grants to be extended to small businesses that don’t qualify for Small Business Rates Relief (SBRR). The petition is being run alongside the digital campaign of #SmallBusinessCrisisNow and has already at...
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