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London-based startup Perlego raises £7 million

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th November 2019
Funding success will see this startup's development and expansion plans move forward Great news from London-based startup, Perlego who have announced that they’ve closed their Series A fundraising round at a total of £7 million.The funding has been backed by Charlie Songhurst, Dedicated VC, Thomas Leysen (Chairman of Mediahuis and Umicore) as well as further financing from Perl...
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How To Hire The Best Business Service Providers For Your Organisation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2019
Every business most probably needs to outsource some aspect of its work, be it certain piece of admin like accounting or HR, or the practical work such as cleaning. Whatever your needs, here’s a short guide to hiring the best service providers for your organisation so that you don’t waste your time and money on providers that won’t give you the service you want. Think Hard Abou...
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Show4me aims to be the ecosystem for the music industry

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th November 2019
Musician or fan? Record label or promoter? This music-tech startup, Show4me could be for you... London-based Show4Me is an ecosystem for all angles of the music industry, from music lovers, to budding musicians, to industry professionals. Through regular interaction with fans, artists can start a dialogue in order to gauge the demand for their music and shows prior to organizing a show or re...
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Video Marketing Tips for Startups And Entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th November 2019
Digital marketing grows increasingly complex. As professional marketers race to keep up with algorithm changes and consumer trends, smaller brands and startups can often feel overwhelmed by the need for fast-paced, precise digital marketing that could change at any time. However, if there’s one aspect of online marketing that is only growing in both value and popularity, it's the use of vide...
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The impact of technology on the fashion sector

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th November 2019
Technology and ecommerce in particular has already had a profound impact on the fashion industry. Ken Price, Co-Founder of Manchester-based eCommerce shirt company Blake Mill explains how... Few industries have changed more radically, for better or for worse, in recent years than fashion. From the meteoric rise of fast fashion to the decline of the high street, and everything in between...
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Why more businesses should focus on bootstrapping

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th November 2019
Laundryheap is a leading on-demand, laundry service operating across the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and UAE. Since launching, they've cleaned over 4.5 million items of clothing and seen a growth in active users by 450% per year, in a fiercely competitive on-demand space. But CEO Deyan Dimitrov bootstrapped Laundryheap into profitability before taking any VC funding. Writing on Startacus, he sugg...
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In 2020 let’s focus on releasing EdTech from its shackles

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th November 2019
Ricky Doyle, skills-development evangelist and co-founder of Practice Lab suggests our focus for 2020 should be for teachers, education leaders, government and EdTech companies to consider what the long-term vision for our education system should be.  A couple of years ago I was asked how the classroom of the future might look. I had a vision of students having the ability to enter a virtual...
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Startup of the Week - Zen Educate

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th November 2019
Zen Educate is a London-based edtech startup that's on a mission to innovate the education staffing sector... Whilst there have been many innovations in the recruitment sector over the past while, that has not really been the case with recruitment within the education sector. It has (*groan) been a little old school to say the least. Until now that is - thanks to our latest startup of the week. ...
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Investment announced in Aisha, the award-winning halal baby food manufacturer

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th November 2019
Aisha, the award-winning halal baby food manufacturer, secures seven-figure investment from the Foresight Group to help its marketing, development and international expansion plans. for aisha, the award-winning halal baby food manufacturer, has announced a major seven-figure investment in its company. The funding, from leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment firm, the For...
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Construction tech startup ShapeDo secures investment from VC firm Goldacre

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th November 2019
Investment announced for ShapeDo, the tech startup which is innovating in the construction sector As regular readers may know, we recently did a feature on Goldacre’s RELab programme and its current call out for tech startups that could shape the future smart built environment.And it is quite timely since, ShapeDo, one of the RELab cohort from 2018/2019 has just secured a Late Seed inv...
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From random acts of kindness to The Cool To Be Kind Project

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th November 2019
The Cool To Be Kind Project, a global kindness movement, started after Naomi Lambert's devastating journey with infertility culminated in a full hysterectomy at 32. Naomi shares her journey with Startacus... At 32 years old, I had to have a hysterectomy, making it impossible for me to ever fulfil the dream of having children. Devastated? That doesn’t even begin to cut it. The fact I had to ...
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Five of the most common dangers for startups – and how to avoid them

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th November 2019
Harper James Solicitors work with startups throughout their evolution, seeing first-hand some of the biggest issues that will come their way! Here, the team highlight the often hidden mistakes and dangers that may impact on a startup's success. If you’re new to the world of startups, there’s hidden mistakes that you could make as a result of an understandable lack of foresight. W...
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