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Female-founded startup Riley launches crowdfunding campaign

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th October 2021
  West Cork-based startup Riley launches crowdfunding campaign to support growth of its eco-friendly period product service and hits six figures in less than 24 hours A new Irish startup that offers an eco-friendly period product subscription service has just launched a crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded by the all female team of Aine Kilkenny, Fiona Parfrey, and Lauren Duggan, R...
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Tech executive turns eco-entrepreneur to drive a "refill revolution"

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th August 2021
How one London-based entrepreneur overcame personal health issues to launch Spruce, an ethical and sustainable brand of non-toxic and low-waste refillable cleaning products A former tech executive has revealed how she started her own eco-friendly cleaning range earlier this year after switching to a low-waste, plastic-free, non-toxic lifestyle to improve her health.  Mahira Kalim from Lon...
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Glasgow Uni spinout SOLASTA Bio secures £1.3m to support development of eco-friendly insecticides

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th August 2021
SOLASTA Bio secures major investment to help commercialise its nature-inspired neuropeptide-based insect control products Fab news to start the week for Glasgow University spinout, SOLASTA Bio, having just secured seed investment of £1.3 million to support ongoing development of its unique nature-inspired pesticides. Established in May 2020 after 4 years of research funded by UKRI BBSRC ...
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Crowdfunding success for Wilton London

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd July 2021
Wilton London exceeds crowdfunding target to support its aim of becoming the UK’s number one eco household cleaning brand Fab news for Wilton London, the B-Corp Certified business that’s on a mission to become the UK’s number one eco household cleaning brand as it has just exceeded the initial target of its first ever fundraise. The startup, which was founded in 2018, by ethi...
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Startup of the Week - Kind Bag

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2020
Kind Bag is a startup that's tackling plastic pollution by transforming used plastic bottles into a range of beautiful, fashionable and reusable bags... As we all know, our use of plastic has had a seriously detrimental impact on the environment. And whilst we may be more conscious of it and aiming as individuals to do our bit, anything which can in some way help to combat it, ought to be ...
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Startup of the Week - Evocco

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th January 2019
Evocco - The innovative app that will help you shop sustainably and minimise the environmental impact... Let’s face it - we are all more aware than ever of the importance of ethical eating. We know that what we choose to eat doesn’t just have an impact on our health, but also has a huge impact on the environment. Of course whilst we may have the best intentions and vow to eat and...
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The Future’s Bright. The Future’s S**t

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th February 2018
The innovative initiative by Brian Harper of Malvern Hills, that's putting dog poop to very good use! This one might not be a startup, but it would be a waste not to share the progressive idea that may just light the future. Dog walkers are forever hounded to pick up after their best friend - rightly so - but where do those warm little plastic bags end up? In trees, at the side of the pavement, sl...
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Startup of the Week - Edens Paper

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th December 2013
Christmas Day is almost upon us once more - a day generally filled with the usual suspects - lots of food and drink, lots of presents (if we’ve been good) and of course lots of discarded wrapping paper.All that effort we put into wrapping our gifts and the recipient tears it off in a split second and casts it aside without a second thought.Well, thanks to our latest Startup of the Week, that...
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