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Igloo, the smart home energy service raises over £600k

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd February 2019
Igloo Energy, the smart home energy service, on a mission to make customers' homes smarter, more efficient and cost less to run, has raised over £600K from 512 investors on leading equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs.  Having received £1m in Research & Development funding in August 2018 from BEIS & Innovate, Igloo set their funding target on See...
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Equiwatt - the IoT startup that's tackling energy consumption

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th January 2019
The Newcastle based IoT startup that's using Artificial Intelligence to help us all reduce energy bills... Our energy usage is already astronomical, and with more and more electrical devices and appliances being created all the time with more and more functionality, we are using ever more energy. Especially with smart devices that are always-on, where once we might have turned them off at the plu...
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UrbanVolt - energy efficiency made easy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2019
Dublin-based startup UrbanVolt is aiming to upgrade businesses to Energy efficient LED lighting, to help offer a brighter future for all. We all grew up with a semblance of knowledge that lighting costs money. We couldn’t avoid it, because most of us were told off for not turning out the light if we left a room for 2 minutes, so it became firmly ingrained. As we started paying bil...
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Powervault - smart energy storage for the home

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th December 2018
Powervault is on a mission to provide simple and affordable smart energy storage for your home with their energy storage products. Bills are becoming expensive and wages are floundering around like a fish in the desert, or some other sensical metaphor. We look to smart meters and smart homes in general to help us lower bills and save on our energy. One more involved answer to this that many peop...
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Ethical Investments platform Abundance raises £1.5m

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th December 2018
Abundance Investment, the UK’s leading peer-to-peer ethical investment platform, successfully fundraises £1.5m+ on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Abundance is a leading direct investment platform giving people control over their money. People invest from £5 in projects that generate something good for the environment and society, as well as bank-beating returns. That&rsquo...
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Startup of the Week - ChargedUp

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd August 2018
ChargedUp - The innovative charging solution for your mobile phone that's building “the UK’s first power bank rental service.” Ever had one of those days where you’re nowhere near home or work and you discover that you have little or no charge left on your phone?Yep. Us too.And it generally tends to be a day when we really need to make or receive an important call!Any...
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EDF Blue Lab Innovation Challenge returns for 2017

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th October 2017
EDF Energy Blue Lab is proud to launch a new Blue Lab Innovation Challenge for 2017.  After the huge success of last year’s Innovation Challenge, we are looking for more creative and disruptive products and services that can shape the future of the energy sector and enhance the lives of our customers. We’re looking for the next big thing, so if you’re working on innovative ...
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Verv, the intelligent AI energy assistant

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th October 2017
Backed by Centrica (British Gas) and mentored by Google, Verv has developed an intelligent energy assistant, using high speed energy analytics and machine learning to bring existing appliances to life. With 6 patents filed, Verv has sold units to British Gas, EDF & Allianz. It could be argued that the most frustrating thing about electricity bills is not being able to see a full breakdown of ...
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Wayra Fair By Design set to tackle the poverty premium

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th July 2017
Wayra Fair By Design is a new acceleration programme that will tackle the poverty premium: where people in poverty pay more for many everyday goods and services – such as energy, insurance, borrowing, transport and food – than those who can more easily afford them. The programme, which will be based in Wayra’s Open Future_ North facility in Oldham, will support up...
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Howz - the IoT connect home system offering peace of mind

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd March 2017
We are loving the look of Howz - an innovative IoT connected home system that helps you stay linked with elderly relatives wherever you are. Developed by Manchester based health tech company Intelesant the Howz platform has been getting a little well deserved press recently. Not wanting to miss out, we thought it about time we also shared word on this connected home system that offers p...
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