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Voxblock - the screen free audiobook player for kids

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th September 2022
The lowdown on Voxblock, the Edinburgh-based startup that has created a new physical format for audiobooks for kids, with no screen, no internet connection, and no need for any apps. As the number of digital options for entertainment increases, the amount of time spent with an open book decreases. As true as this is for adults, children are no different. Fewer children are reading these days an...
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University AI Accelerator programme announces new cohort companies

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th September 2022
The innovative businesses participating in this year’s AI Accelerator, delivered by The University of Edinburgh’s Innovation Hub for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, the Bayes Centre are revealed. A business commercialisation programme, which helps innovative companies using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to maximise their full potential, has announced its new 2022/23 cohort....
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Swurf - the work-surfing app

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th July 2022
Edinburgh-based startup Swurf connects remote workers with welcoming spaces to work in since "you don’t need an office to do your best work!" Working remotely doesn’t always mean working from home. You’re more likely to work away from the house if you are a freelancer, but even those working remotely for a company may find themselves in need of another space to work from, whet...
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Cytomos raises £1.6m additional seed funding to advance cell analysis technology

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2022
Edinburgh-based life science company Cytomos secures funding to support further development of its innovative cell analysis tech. Cytomos, an Edinburgh-based life science company that has developed a proprietary new approach to analysing cells, has secured £1.6m funding to progress the development and qualification of its novel cell analysis platform, Cytomos Dielectric Spectroscopy (CDS...
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University-supported entrepreneurs to pitch at live showcase events

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd March 2022
  Two events taking place this month will enable University of Edinburgh-supported start-ups to pitch their companies to an audience of investors, grant funding bodies and fellow entrepreneurs. The programme, which includes PhD students and post doctorates from University of Edinburgh or Heriot-Watt University, is designed to help fledgling entrepreneurs build their skills and take their bu...
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Picojar - the screenshot based note-taking app

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st June 2020
Picojar - the app that's aiming to be the quickest way to create lists and share ideas on your phone... We consume online media at breakneck pace, reading hundreds of Tweets a day, perhaps reading dozens of articles or at least their headlines and summaries, we see countless images flash past our eyes. And that could be before we realise our morning coffee’s gone cold. For people who tak...
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Chilled drinks delivery service Drinkly tastes early success

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th August 2019
Chilled beers, wines and spirits delivered in one hour, thanks to Edinburgh-based tech startup Drinkly. Alcohol is one of life’s delights. Depressant, dehydrator, arch-nemesis of our liver...it’s got it all!  But what if - and we hope you’re sitting down for this - you can’t get your hands on any?! Does your party run dry halfway through? Is all the glaring from...
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Chilli Connect - the SaaS platform that simplifies game development

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th May 2019
The Scottish startup Chilli Connect, that's on a mission to help games developers build, monetise and operate live games... At this point, even people who don’t play games or live with someone who plays games will have heard the name Fortnite. It is arguably the most popular game of its kind out there, but certainly not the only one. These games that are wholly online are a big thing at th...
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Sports facility management platform Pitchbooking nets £250k investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th February 2019
SportTech Belfast startup Pitchbooking, a platform that provides greater access to sports facilities for the public while streamlining the facility owner’s internal processes, secures £250k investment to help become the market leader in sports facility management. Pitchbooking has secured £250,000 in funding in an investment round led by local investment firm Aurient Ltd and bac...
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P2P investment aggregator Orca raises £500k in two days

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th September 2018
This week (w/c 17 Sept 2018) P2P investment aggregator Orca announced that it was raising £500K on equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs. By the end of play Tuesday, the Fintech startup had exceeded it's campaign target. For two years, Orca has been providing market-leading research on the peer to peer lending (P2P) sector. Their data-driven analyses and insights have supported ret...
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