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UK small business data in June suggests sales recovery, but jobs continue to decline

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th July 2020
Xero and AlphaBeta analysis reveals the latest trends and insight into the impact of COVID-19 on the UK's small business economy Analysis released today by Xero, the global small business platform, and AlphaBeta(part of Accenture), reveals trends relating to the recovery of the UK’s small business economy following the impact of COVID-19, showing tentative improvements in revenue and paym...
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How Your Work Schedule Impacts Sleep Quality

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th July 2020
The words, “burning the midnight oil” take on a whole new meaning for entrepreneurs. Those involved in building a business from the ground up often give up many things. In many cases, a good night’s sleep is one thing we are willing to sacrifice. We often think that if we can work a few more hours before bed, we will be more productive, and ultimately, more successful. However, c...
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United Utilities Innovation Lab hunts for innovative businesses for third programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd July 2020
United Utilities, the North West England water firm has recently launched its third Innovation Lab - the successful accelerator programme which helps innovative businesses grow and develop.  In collaboration with corporate innovation specialist, L Marks, the United Utilities’ Innovation Lab will once again give innovative businesses a unique opportunity to collaborate with the water co...
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Coincover fuels growth with latest investment round

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th July 2020
Major investment for innovative crypto security startup Coincover This is proving to be a good year for the cryptocurrency market with both significant growth and a new wave of potential crypto investors ready to join in. But there is just one thing keeping them from taking the plunge - a safety net. Coincover, on the way to becoming the #1 brand in crypto security and specialising in protecting...
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Black Young Professional Network to hit £500k funding target

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th July 2020
BYP Network, a platform for black professionals to connect with each other for networking purposes and with corporations for career opportunities, has set about raising £500k via an Equity Crowdfunding campaign, on Seedrs, as part of a wider £2m round. Tackling the whole journey from grassroots to senior managers by providing a growth pipeline that focuses on mentorship, peer collabor...
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Sustainable reward scheme Bagboard targets sustainable shoppers and brands

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th July 2020
Sustainable reward scheme Bagboard, a first-of-its-kind advertising platform for planet-friendly brands launches £600k funding round... Bagboard, the creation of former credit trader Ben Ayres, and advertising executive Ashleigh Bishop, launched a £600k crowdfunding campaign via Seedrs this week to raise funds for the first sustainable rewards scheme that marries major brand campaigns...
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More than half of employees concerned about returning to work

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd July 2020
More than half of employees concerned about returning to work and majority of employees NOT comfortable using public transport... Breathe, HR software provider for SMEs, has announced findings from its survey in conjunction with Posture People and HR Central. The research polled 482 senior business leaders and employees and found half (50.6%) will limit the number of people in...
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GCHQ Innovation Co-Lab seeks startups harnessing data science, machine learning and AI

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd July 2020
  The GCHQ Innovation Co-Lab, delivered by The Landing and global tech accelerator UP Ventures, is on the hunt for companies harnessing data science, machine learning and AI techniques to create real products and solutions. Open for applications until the 27th July, the GCHQ Innovation Co-Lab is a 12-week, equity free Innovation sprint that will support innovative businesses and help them m...
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Ten Years On: 30% Club Sets New Targets

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st July 2020
Targets set with objective of achieving a more inclusive business culture The 30% Club has just announced its new targets for the UK for the next three years. When the 30% Club was established in 2010, women held only 9.5%* of FTSE 350 board positions on average and whilst women now hold 32% of board seats on average, over a third of FTSE 350 boards remain below the original 30% target. Fu...
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Xero’s Roadmap to Recovery manifesto launched

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st July 2020
Xero’s Roadmap to Recovery manifesto launched as new data confirms impact of COVID-19 on UK small business revenue and employment... New analysis from Xero, the global small business platform, has revealed the extent of COVID-19’s impact on UK small business employment and revenue between March and May 2020, showing a 28 per cent drop in revenue and a six per cent decline in empl...
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BOOP, a SEN learning platform secures Government COVID-19 response funding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2020
BOOP, an innovative software education platform for children with special education needs (SEN) secures a slice of £20m Government funding to support communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.   BOOP, which is owned by Limejar, aims to improve learning outcomes for children who have additional educational needs. It aims to encourage collaboration and teamwork among the key people invo...
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Koala, the travel insurance startup closes €1.6m seed round

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2020
€1.6m raised by innovative insurtech startup Koala to help with growth plans, team expansion and new product development Great news for Koala, the Paris-based insurtech startup with the announcement of an investment of €1.6m, led by London based incubator and fund Insurtech Gateway alongside Playfair Capital, Techstars Ventures, and private investors.Koala is on a mission to reinvent tr...
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