VC Impact X - Europe(1)

Black VC investor ‘Impact X’ – why people of colour and women founders in Europe are ripe for funding

Too often we have heard stories of minority-led businesses, in particular those within Europe, having their ideas sometimes treated with contempt or misled into thinking they are not investment-worthy. Well, this black-owned venture capital firm Impact X Capital, launched in 2018, is tired of discussing these problems and are actively funding people of colour and […]

CRL Accelerator programme

CRL’s Accelerator Programme Opens For ‘Product and Hardware Focused Startups’

The Central Research Laboratory (CRL) 6-month accelerator programme is once again open – Supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs running product and hardware-focused startups. CRL is an accelerator, incubator, and co-working space part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund to continue their work of supporting innovative startups to create high-tech jobs. The programme aims to help product-focused startups develop […]

Ideal Flatmate

Flat-sharing Social Network Helping ‘Generation Rent’ Find Compatible Housemates Raises £1m From Investors – Ideal Flatmate

The UK’s first algorithm based flatmate matching site aimed at helping ‘generation rent’ find compatible house companions raises £1m within 4 weeks, just as house prices across the UK hit a record high in May. Ideal Flatmate was founded by young tech entrepreneurs Tom Gatzen and Rob Imonikhe after becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack […]

Thriva

Share Your Start-Up Story – Thriva

Digital Health startup – Thriva – is a use-at-home mail-order blood testing kit helping people have better control over their health. Thriva offers the tracking of several health biomarkers from a single finger-prick blood test and the results are given within 48 hours. The health tech business, co-founded by Hamish Grierson, 32, just last year, […]

Seed Funding

How We Successfully Raised £250,000 In Seed Funding For Our Tech Startup

Matthew de la Hey of inploi – a jobs network for the hospitality industry – shares the fundraising story of his tech startup, which recently closed £250,000 in seed funding from several investors including the CEO of a large multinational hotel chain, a LinkedIn client executive, and a Geneva-based family office.   The new investment boosts inploi’s total […]

Incubator

How To Apply For Your First Startup Incubator – expert tips

Startup incubators have started popping up everywhere and have become a great first step for entrepreneurs, and their fledgling startups over the past few years. These incubators typically offer a period of mentoring and training to help you build a solid foundation for your startup, and ensure you survive and thrive. With so many incubators on […]