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Top VCs discuss whether the pitch process is failing female entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th November 2020
  Insights from Speedinvest, Amplifier, La Famiglia and Redstone, four of Europe’s leading early stage venture funds, on current VC funding for female founders and what changes are needed Overall VC investments in 2020 are at par with previous years – but in Q3 2020, venture capital funding for all female founders is on pace for its worst year since 2017(US data). In the week of...
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Heroes secures major funding to supercharge leading Amazon brands

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th November 2020
Heroes, a new UK-based ecommerce business, focused on acquiring and scaling high performing Amazon businesses closes $65M in seed funding... Heroes, a new UK-based company that acquires, operates, and scales small and medium-sized ecommerce brands, today announces closing a $65 million funding round led by Fuel Ventures and 360 Capital Partners with participation from Upper90, a leading alterna...
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Talking Medicines secures £1.1 million funding deal

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th November 2020
Talking Medicines, the social intelligence company for the pharmaceutical industry, raises £1.1 million funding deal to scale up its AI-based data technology platform for measuring patient sentiment  Good news for Talking Medicines, the world’s first social intelligence company for the pharmaceutical industry, with the announcement that it has received a major boost with a &pou...
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BOOM, the PhotoTech scaleup closes a $7m A round

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th October 2020
PhotoTech scaleup BOOM reveals it has secured a major investment to assist with its plans to rewrite the future of commercial photography Fantastic news from phototech scaleup BOOM which has just announced that it has closed a $7m A round led by United Ventures to support the firm’s next stage of growth. Founded in 2018, BOOM is on a mission to develop the world’s most efficient di...
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She means business: breaking barriers and smashing glass ceilings as a female entrepreneur

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st October 2020
An insight into breaking down barriers as a female entrepreneur from Marie Bates, Partner, and Beth Balkham, Trainee Solicitor, London law firm Farrer & Co The 2019 Rose Review found that 1 in 3 UK entrepreneurs are women, and LifeSkills recently revealed that the pandemic has encouraged 51% of aspiring female entrepreneurs to start their own business. Yet, with gender bias prevalent i...
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Crowdcube and Seedrs have agreed terms for a merger

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th October 2020
Huge investment sector news with the announcement that Crowdcube and Seedrs have agreed to join forces to take on the UK’s £12bn equity funding market   Major news in the investment world today with the announcement that Crowdcube and Seedrs have agreed terms for a merger, in a move that will accelerate their plans to create the world’s largest private equity market...
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On-demand wellness app, Urban secures major funding boost

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th September 2020
The on-demand wellness app Urban raises £5.9 million on investment platform Seedrs to help it further develop its services and expand to more cities Great news to start the week from on-demand wellness app Urban which has just raised £5.9 million on investment platform Seedrs, tripling its initial target of £2 million. This is Seedrs’ third largest raise this year, and wit...
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Support for Women in Business and Tech in NI

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd September 2020
Female founder or woman in business, looking to start, grow or scale a business in Northern Ireland? Here are a few of the resources, organisations and networks that should help... Starting and growing a business can be challenging but the key thing is that you needn’t do it alone. Aside from the traditional governmental bodies and enterprise agencies, support is out there - it’s simp...
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UK Beauty sector specific accelerator programme launches

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th August 2020
UK-based independent beauty brands - this one's for you! Good potential news for the beauty industry in the UK with the launch of The Beauty Accelerator™, a joint initiative between The Red Tree, the UK’s leading international beauty brand consultancy, and SFC Capital, a leader in the UK’s early stage investment world.The initiative will see one emerging independent beauty bra...
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Irish startup funding review highlights worrying trends

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th August 2020
TechIreland has released its H1 2020 Startup Funding Review - a report that includes Venture Capital, Grants and other funding raised by tech startups across Ireland and Northern Ireland, with the review highlighting some worrrying trends in Irish funding. Between January and June of this year, startups raised €545 Million in funding - the highest recorded in the last 4 years.  “W...
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