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Turn on the Subtitles

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th August 2018
"If you want to teach a nation to read: Just turn on the subtitles". This simple advice might just help make kids become proficient readers... Oli Barrett MBE, amongst many other things, co-founded StartUp Britain, Tenner, and social innovation agency Cospa. Tenner, for example (now run by Young Enterprise), has challenged over 250,000 school pupils to see what they can achieve in one month,...
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Bookaxe chats to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st August 2018
Bookaxe was founded by an internationally published author and a data whizz. Focused on matching readers to their perfect books, we previously featured Bookaxe on Startacus earlier this year, so were delighted to catch up with co-founder Lucy Cruickshanks at Digital DNA '18, where Bookaxe were pitching. Bookaxe is a book discovery platform that uses machine learning techniques to better...
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Bookaxe makes book discovery easy with machine learning

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th April 2018
In the US and UK alone, an estimated 500,000 books were published last year. Yet for readers, finding one you truly love is incredibly hard. Step forward Bookaxe, a book discovery platform that solves serious pain points for both readers and traditional publishers. How? Machine learning techniques of course. Read on (sorry) for all the details... In the bookselling industry, publishers and bookse...
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Startup of the Week - Illumicrate

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th July 2017
Bibliophiles take note - this one’s for you. Why? Because reading and the joy that it brings is at the very core of our latest Startup of the Week. Illumicrate is a subscription service for book lovers. Here’s how it works. Subscribe to the service and every quarter you will receive a crate filled with all sorts of book goodies. There’ll be at least one newly released book (...
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