News from the Factory Floor

Business Insider
  - 3 days ago

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
  - 16 days ago

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...
  - 2 months 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
  - 2 months 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
  - 3 months 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.
  - 3 months 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
  - 3 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
  - 3 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.
  - 3 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.
  - 3 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.
  - 3 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.
  - 3 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.
  - 4 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


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