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Vesta looks to build on early success with £750k fundraise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th December 2018
PropTech startup Vesta, a marketplace for buying and selling residential investment properties with tenants in place, aims to build on early success, by fundraising £750k in investment through leading European equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs.  Led by Chairman Bob Wigley, also Chairman of UK Finance, and CEO Russell Gould, previously operating in senior roles with several other...
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SwapBots - augmented reality at play

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th December 2018
The children's toys that burst to life with your smartphone or tablet through the magic of augmented reality... thanks to Liverpool based startup SwapBotsAlthough we have written before about how augmented reality can be used for educational purposes, it is also undeniably a great medium for play. Taking advantage of this fact, SwapBots is a game played in augmented reality using physical, c...
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Social marketplace for local help Helpfulpeeps looks to the crowd

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th November 2018
With over 180,000 registered Helpfulpeeps members, award-winning social marketplace Helpfulpeeps is crowdfunding on Seedrs, with over 80% of their target reached on the first day. Helpfulpeeps is a social marketplace for local help - we've followed their journey on Startacus for the last few years. Now with over 180,000 registered members across iOS, Android and web, they are aiming to build...
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Fancy some carbon negative ‘craft beef’?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th November 2018
Pioneering meat wholesaler ‘Ethical Butcher’ are looking to revolutionise the UK meat market with a their new venture which aims to see carbon negative meat delivered to households across the UK. Farshad Kazemian, the CEO of new venture ‘The Ethical Butcher’, is planning to launch the new service in the coming months, following a crowdfunding campaign which went live last ...
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IGO Adventures takes on the investment challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th November 2018
A few weeks ago, IGO Adventures announced the launch of a crowdfunding round on leading equity investment platform Seedrs. The company, which launched in 2016, takes groups of people into the wilderness to disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with nature. The global adventure tourism market was valued at $445 billion in 2016, and is projected to reach $1,336 bi...
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Sage Advice for Startups Launching in 2019

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd October 2018
When you announce that you are starting up your own company, you also take autonomy over your life. You won’t have a boss to answer to, though you might have investors who will hold you accountable. Startup business owners don’t have to wake up early in the morning and they don’t need to put in for time off, but it is generally best to get to work ahead of staff. Yes, becoming th...
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GoHenry - the pocket money card for kids

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st October 2018
GoHenry - Money management for kids thanks to this innovative startup which offers a pre-paid, pocket-money Card and app with unique parental controls, for young people aged 6 to 18... Money habits, whether good or bad, are learned as young as seven years old. Children, understandably, have no grasp of the imaginary, man-made concept of monetary value. This is why children can rack up massive bil...
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Vegan food business The Brook tastes crowdfunding success

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th October 2018
Vegan food business, The Brook funds 130% in their first three days of its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, with the funds raised going towards launching a new vegan home delivery service, enabling 1000's more people to enjoy nutritious and flavour-packed plant-based meals. Currently, despite a reported 3.5m people following a plant-based diet in the UK and 42% of the p...
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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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