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The angel investment landscape, everything you need to know

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th July 2019
The angel investment landscape, everything you need to know. Angel Investment Network, founded in London in 2004, is the largest global platform to connect startups looking for funding with investors. Oliver Jones, their Head of Marketing, looks at the data from more than 100,000 businesses and 30,000 angel investors on its UK network.  Despite an uncertain economic climate, the start-up eco...
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Top Tips for Successfully Funding Your First Startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th June 2019
If you are an ideas person, you probably have a few great business ideas in the back of your mind already. The unfortunate thing about great business ideas is that they require money to be brought to life. This seems to be the plight of many people who are in the pre-entrepreneur phase (that’s the phase when things are just about to get started). As a self-starter at heart, you will already ...
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Northern Ireland startup financing and funding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st March 2019
What are the main types of financing and investing options that are available to an early-stage Northern Ireland startup? In 17 minutes, we chatted to Paul O'Brien from the Investment team at commercial law firm Tughans, about the NI funding and financing options that are available to a NI startup, from bootstrapping, friends and family, proof of concept funds, angel investors, VC funds, crow...
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By Miles, the pay-by-mile car insurance provider raises £5m

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th February 2019
Insurtech startup By Miles, the UK’s first real-time pay-per-mile car insurance provider, has successfully raised £5m in a Series A funding round led by Octopus Ventures. By Miles is a UK startup that provides pay-as-you-drive car insurance to those who drive fewer than 7,000 miles a year. Drivers pay a small upfront sum for an annual policy and are then billed at the end of...
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Cazana looks to drive business forward with £1m fundraise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th January 2019
Automotive fintech, AI and data company Cazana looks to drive the business further forward with a £1m crowd fundraise to support expansion into the US market. Cazana provides automotive insights for the future of vehicle ownership. Using big data and predictive analytics, Cazana analyses millions of automotive transactions daily to assess the value and risk associated with every v...
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Magikbee - reimagining kids’ learning and screen time

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th September 2018
Portugal-based EdTech startup Magikbee, who are on a mission to reimagine kids’ learning by using the childs own world to teach in a fun and engaging way, secures a further $250,000 round of funding, that will help the company to continue to develop its edtech portfolio. Aiming to reimagine screen time by creating an ecosystem that promotes active fun and learning, over the past two years, ...
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Spotify for textbooks Perlego raises $4.8m

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th September 2018
Perlego - billed as the 'Spotify for textbooks' - recently closed a $4.8m (£3.7) venture round, signalling a new chapter in it's mission to grow the company across the UK and Europe. Leading the round is ADV, with participation from existing angel investors, including Simon Franks, co-founder of Lovefilm, Peter Hinssen and Alex Chesterman, founder of Zoopla. Founded by Gauthier Van Mal...
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Startup Support in...Newcastle

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th September 2018
Newcastle and North-East Engand based startups take note - here's the lowdown on the startup support and help available where you are... Away from the established startup hubs like London, the support for setting up a business isn’t always so clear. It’s not a lack of support, just a quieter ecosystem that takes a little more work to unearth. We want to help with this by highlighting ...
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Fairer Funding Now campaign calls for greater diversity in startups gaining investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th September 2018
Workspace accelerator Huckletree has launched Fairer Funding Now, a campaign calling for greater diversity among startup leaders receiving investment, after a study revealed the extent of discrimination in the funding process, with almost half of startup leaders in the UK and Ireland having experienced or known someone who has faced discrimination while seeking funding. The Huckletree survey...
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NI tech startup scene - Tughans Solicitors chats to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st August 2018
John McGuckian, Partner at Tughans Solicitors, chatted to Startacus at this year's Digital DNA about the support Tughans can offer startups, what they look for in investable tech startups and the NI & Belfast tech startup scene. Tughans Solicitors have evolved over the past 100 years into one of the largest as well as a leading commercial law firm in Northern Ireland - and further afield in t...
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