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How Oxwash scaled their revolutionary sustainable laundry service with Founders Factory

Find out how Oxwash scaled their startup through Founders Factory’s 6-month accelerator program, raising £1.75m in seed funding, and embarking on a game-changing partnership with FMCG giant Reckitt Benckiser (RB) – all during the pandemic.

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How Oxwash scaled their revolutionary sustainable laundry service with Founders Factory

Find out how Oxwash scaled their startup through Founders Factory’s 6-month accelerator program, raising £1.75m in seed funding, and embarking on a game-changing partnership with FMCG giant Reckitt Benckiser (RB) – all during the pandemic.

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The future of hygiene and life at home

Together with Reckitt Benckiser, we have outlined some areas of opportunity in the home & hygiene space in 2021.

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Meet UK Startup Caper - using tech to get children off-screen and outside

We combined our Venture Studio process with a wealth of insight and experience from our partner LEGO Ventures, to build a revolutionary gaming solution for children.

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Our thoughts on the future of Travel, in collaboration with easyJet

From a renewed commitment to sustainable tourism, to tools which will enable the travel sector to save time and cut costs, here are some of the areas we believe will shape the future of the travel industry.

Why we're releasing a Venture Design course

Launched by our Venture Studio team, the course aims to teach more people how to design and test their startup ideas.

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How Bower Collective Was Born In Our Venture Studio

Co-founder Nick Torday talks us through how Bower Collective was launched in January 2020 with Founders Factory, generating £130k+ revenue in just six months - even as the pandemic threatened to disrupt their crucial supply chains.

Techcrunch

Cosmose, a platform that analyses foot traffic in physical stores, gets $15m Series A

Cosmose tracks foot traffic in brick-and-mortar stores to help predict customer behavior, providing data that is increasingly important as companies try to weather COVID-19’s economic impact. Today the startup announced it has raised a $15 million Series A...

Evening Standard

Caper is the play-inspiration app parents never knew they needed

Imagine being five years old and getting a call from Frozen’s Elsa about a mission to help her in your local park. You’d be out of the door in a flash, with some parental help of course...

EU-Startups

UK-based Caper gets backing from LEGO for its interactive outdoor family adventures

Caper, the London-based startup providing interactive entertainment to families, has announced a seed investment round of approximately €300K, led by LEGO Ventures with participation from Founders Factory...

Financial Times

Treasury enters realm of venture investing with AI start-up Monolith

How the Treasury's Future Fund is backing UK startups like Monolith AI, recent graduates of our accelerator. Monolith uses machine learning to help engineering companies significantly improve their product development- via FT

Techcrunch

Hammock collects £1m seed for its current account for landlords and property managers

Hammock, a U.K. fintech/proptech helping landlords and property manages gain better oversight on the financial health of their rental properties, has raised £1 million in seed funding as it readies the launch of a current account...

Business Insider

Europe's tech unicorns follow Silicon Valley's lead on flexible working post-pandemic: in with long-term remote working, out with high-density open plan offices

"In lockdown we have hosted 2 virtual investor showcases which were our best attended to date, we have helped our startups close approx £30 million in funding, and we have welcomed 15 new startups to our program," Louis Warner speaks to Business Insider

The Drum

Fanbytes Fund aims to create an ecosystem to support Black businesses and creators

Influencer marketing agency Fanbytes has committed £100,000 towards campaigns for Black-owned businesses and by Black creators...

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