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Nova, the Liverpool startup factory plans expansion via crowdfunding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th November 2019
Liverpool based startup factory, Nova launches crowdfunding campaign to help further expansion Nova, the cofoundery that’s enabled over 70 tech businesses, including a Dungeons & Dragons inventory app, a hand hygiene improvement system for hospitals and a foetal monitoring wearable for expectant mums, is launching a fresh round of funding to grow its UK and international expansion. It...
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The different funding stages for startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st October 2019
If you’ve just started a new business, the concept of funding will be both necessary and daunting. News stories talk about companies raising money in different funding rounds – but what do those headlines actually mean?   Harper James Solicitors work with start-ups throughout their evolution, seeing first-hand how the different stages of funding lead to growth. Here the firm...
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Become want businesses to access their best funding options

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th October 2019
Become, a leading online platform for SMBs to find and optimise funding solutions, closes it's own Series A investment round. We take a look at the platform... Become, the tech startup that operates a business lending marketplace to give SMBs more funding choices, have completed their own Series A investment round.  The company provides businesses with tools to improve their fundabilit...
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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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