News from the Factory Floor

Techcrunch
  - 25 days ago

Admix raises $7M to bring more ads to games, VR and AR

The London-based company was founded by CEO Samuel Huber (previously owner of an indie gaming studio) and COO Joe Bachle-Morris (who previously worked in the ad agency world). The company is working to bring ads to games, esports, virtual reality and augmented reality.
The Times
  - a month ago

Unicorns become rare beasts in a market no longer in the pink

Kelvin Au, Head of Venture in The Times, “In spite of a slowdown in March, in April we started seeing more investors come back with interest and appetite. And in May things have become much more active in terms of fundraising and discussions".
Evening Standard
  - a month ago

Charging forward on improving hygiene for commuters

Charging forward on improving hygiene for commuters, accelerator company ChargedUpWorld helping London commuters return to work safely by installing hundreds of hand sanitiser dispensers on the underground.
Techcrunh
  - a month ago

Cloud canteen startup Feedr has been acquired by Compass Group for $24m

Feedr, a graduate of our programme, are an online marketplace bringing London's best, healthy artisan fresh food vendors to thousands of employees and has been acquired by Compass Group.
Evening Standard
  - 2 months ago

Hundreds sign up to lend cars so key staff can get to work

More than 250 people have signed up to Karshare, formerly on our programme, a new community car sharing scheme aimed at helping frontline workers to get around safely.
Cosmetics Business
  - 2 months ago

Cosmetics Business reveals 5 key beauty start-up trends and advice in new report

Alice Sandelson, strategic partnerships lead for beauty and retails shares her insights on upcoming trends.
Verdict
  - 2 months ago

Coronavirus case studies: How HotelRunner is working towards a more “tech savvy” travel industry

Hear from Hotelrunner founders, currently in our accelerator, on how they're helping the travel industry get back on its feet.
Maddyness
  - 2 months ago

Free mental health support for NHS workers from InsideOut

NHS employees are able to access free online mental health support in the form of one consultation session, six therapy and coaching sessions, and access to the InsideOut mental fitness toolkit - a guide to help keep your mental health in check.
Techcrunch
  - 2 months ago

Oxwash bags $1.7M for a cleaner spin on laundry

Oxwash, a UK-based laundry startup that’s aiming to disrupt traditional but environmentally costly washing and dry-cleaning processes, has bagged a £1.4 million (~$1.7M) seed.
Telegraph
  - 2 months ago

The startup chameleons adapting to the coronavirus world

Startups have reused their technology to build new services which can keep them running throughout the pandemic including two from our portfolio, ChargedUp and Hammock.
BBC
  - 3 months ago

UK's first 'TikTok house' opens during outbreak

Graduates of our accelerator programme Fanbytes are behind the UK's first 'TikTok house'. The Tik-Toker housemates have a combined following of more than 14million people and will be creating daily livestreams and other content #TikTok
Telegraph
  - 3 months ago

Robot chefs? The gimmick that could soon become a reality

'Could coronavirus trigger the rise of the robot chefs in restaurant kitchens?' Telegraph talks to Karakuri, born in our studio, and Jeffrey Ng, our Chief Scientific Officer.
Techcrunch
  - 3 months ago

Financial tech startup Previse raises $11m to help suppliers get paid faster

Previse, a fintech startup focused on helping suppliers get faster payment, announced that it has raised $11 million...
Digital Hub
  - 3 months ago

How to design proteins easier and faster

The team at Peptone explain how you can design proteins easier and faster
Maddyness
  - 3 months ago

19 more business pivots

Many of our startups have quickly adapted their products or services in response to #covid19 including Karshare, Tinto, Hammock, Medshr and Pluto.

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