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iContract looks to raise £300k via crowdfunding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th February 2018
iContract, a unique online platform connecting professional contractors with recruiters and employers for job matching and professional networking, is looking to raise £300k via crowdfunding platform Seedrs and currently (at time of publication) sits at 200k+ in investment funded. iContract is a platform built by contractors, for contractors. With its data matching capability, interact...
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Beam - crowdfunding to help homeless people get into employment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2018
Homelessness is a sad, frightening, and important topic. With 8000 people sleeping on UK streets and a further 200,000 ‘hidden homeless’ - those with only temporary accommodation, like hostels or even the backseat of their car - it is strangely easy to forget that these absurdly large numbers represent actual people. That’s 280,000 individual human beings. We have written before ...
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FavourUp finds influence from the crowd

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2018
FavourUp, an influencer-generated content aggregator that helps brands & their agencies extend the impact of social media influencers, reaches it's 90k Crowdcube crowdfunding target in two weeks.  Many fashion brands are investing up to £50k in one-off influencer posts on social media, but these posts quickly disappear from view, being pushed down users feeds by new posts. This mak...
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Pip says Hello World

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th January 2018
In a world that revolves around computers as much as the sun, interest in coding is not what it could be. People - particularly children - want to play the games made by coding, use the phones that programming makes possible, and try to get around the programming that stops Siri swearing; they’re less interested in actually learning the if() statements and the...you know, the other ones that...
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The World’s Teeniest, Tiniest Phone

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th December 2017
We all know that technology is getting smaller and smaller, but Leeds-based toy and gadget retailer Clubit has teamed up with Bradford mobile phone manufacturer Zanco to bypass several generations of miniaturisation and go straight to the Zanco tiny t1. The tiny t1 is 46.7mm in length and boasts an impressive(ly small) 12.5mm OLED screen. It is specifically for texts and calls, with an ability to...
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Startup of the Week - Crowdfindly

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th November 2017
If gadgets are your thing, you’ll no doubt love nothing more than discovering the latest innovation or piece of quirky tech. However with new and awesome stuff appearing on the market all the time, it can be a challenge in itself to keep up! Thanks to our latest startup of the week, that need no longer be the case. Crowdfindly is an online curated platform aimed at showcasing crowdfunding...
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Cashback App GreenJinn Goes Into Overfunding in the Final 24hrs of Campaign

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd November 2017
Crowdfunding Success! Cashback app GreenJinn, goes into overfunding, raising over £670,000 in their Crowdcube campaign. We recently told you all about GreenJinn, an app offering personalised cashback coupons on everyday groceries, who were aiming to raise £600k via a crowdcube crowdfunding campaign to add new brands and shops and to take their tech to the next level. We are now ...
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The Rattle wants to build co-working spaces that rock

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th October 2017
We are liking the sound (sorry, puns to continue) of The Rattle, a music industry focused co-working business, that plans to open their first co-working space and studio facility in November 2017 in London.  Founded in January 2017 by MIT technology entrepreneur, MD of global startup accelerator MassChallenge UK, and former Techstars Entrepreneur in residence, Chris Howard, & Ph.D, ...
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Cashback app GreenJinn raises £600k via Crowdcube to ‘Get Britain Saving Again’

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th September 2017
GreenJinn has just launched its crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. They’re raising £600,000 to add new brands, shops and take their technology to the next level. Launched in October 2016, GreenJinn App provides personalised cashback coupons on everyday groceries. GreenJinn believes that everybody should be able to afford good quality products and nutritious food.  Within its fi...
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Ding - smart doorbell innovation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st August 2017
Ding is a doorbell. It’s smarter than a normal doorbell, but not as smart as a smart doorbell. The Ding team considers these to be overly complicated, over-engineered, and generally overly high-tech things that most people don’t want in their homes. Ding is simpler and more refined. On the outside, a slim unit with grey or brass button, on the inside a fabric-covered speaker designed t...
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