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Using AI to predict and prevent road accidents

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th April 2019
The lowdown on Predina, the startup using machine learning to make a positive social impact, using AI to dynamically predict and prevent road accidents in real-time... In 2018, 26,610 people were killed or seriously injured on UK roads. Speeding, using phones, and simple reckless driving are just a few of the human errors that add to the dangers already posed by manoeuvring a hunk of me...
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Personal wellness app KeepAppy looks set for healthy future

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th March 2019
KeepAppy, a personal wellness app, designed to empower users to take control of their mental and physical wellbeing, was recently selected to participate in this year’s Launchbox in association with Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace in Dublin. We took a look... By enabling people to track all of the vitals that most impact an individual’s wellbeing, KeepAppy is a wellness app t...
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Community management platform Groop raises £3m

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th January 2019
Groop, the community management platform that empowers communities online through its full suite of intuitive and time saving community management tools, has announced that it has closed a £3m investment to accelerate its growth. Groop (Formerly RunAClub) build strong, safe and sustainable communities connecting people and empowering society. Due to the increase of compl...
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Ethical Investments platform Abundance raises £1.5m

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th December 2018
Abundance Investment, the UK’s leading peer-to-peer ethical investment platform, successfully fundraises £1.5m+ on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Abundance is a leading direct investment platform giving people control over their money. People invest from £5 in projects that generate something good for the environment and society, as well as bank-beating returns. That&rsquo...
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Social marketplace for local help Helpfulpeeps looks to the crowd

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th November 2018
With over 180,000 registered Helpfulpeeps members, award-winning social marketplace Helpfulpeeps is crowdfunding on Seedrs, with over 80% of their target reached on the first day. Helpfulpeeps is a social marketplace for local help - we've followed their journey on Startacus for the last few years. Now with over 180,000 registered members across iOS, Android and web, they are aiming to build...
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Blockchain lab for startups StateZero Labs to offer £50k equity-free

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th November 2018
London-based StateZero Labs, the world’s first dedicated Blockchain Lab for startups, will be opening its doors to six selected startups as part of its first cohort in January 2019. With applications open until 23 November, we take a look at the latest addition to London’s exciting technology community. Based in King’s Cross, StateZero was founded earlier this year by Tazz Gault...
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Sustainably - charitable giving you can bank on

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th November 2018
Sustainably - Charitable giving made easy thanks to this innovative startup that enables you to have an impact on charities every time you shop...  We like to write about charitable startups; those using their innovative, fresh take on things to do good. Traditional charities have never seen massive success, but lately, public faith in these charities has become less and less. Money is ...
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Alice offers social funding through blockchain technology

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th September 2018
Blockchain for social good! London-based FinTech startup Alice is one of the world’s first companies to put Ethereum blockchain technology to practical use in the charity sector beyond simple cryptocurrency donations... In 2013, the Guardian reported that UK charities are missing out on £665m in donations annually. Since then, public confidence in charities has plummeted, reaching its...
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WaytoB - from A to B made easy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd September 2018
waytoB - The Tech For Good startup, helping those with higher support needs, get from A to B. For many people with higher support needs, getting around without a carer can be difficult, unnerving, and disorienting. Traditional means of navigating might not cut it, as they can be confusing or simply too much in an already stressful situation. On top of this, friends, family, and carers themselves ...
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GoodBox - collection boxes for contactless giving

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd September 2018
GoodBox - The lowdown on the startup that's using digital tech to innovate the fundraising sector Fundraising can be a difficult task, hindered by all sorts of problems from suspicion of an unknown charity, to cost of making their cause known versus what they can raise, to the simplest of obstacles like shaking a collection box at someone unable to reach into their pocket because they have a coff...
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