Buy & Sell Services from £5 for your new Startup Business with ExpertCrowd.co.uk

Author: Mike Butcher

Tiny UK startup takes on Google’s Wing in the race to a drone traffic control system

A future where drones can easily and cheaply do many useful things such as deliver packages, undertake search and rescue missions and deliver urgent medical supplies, not to mention unclogging our roads with flying taxis, seems like a future worth shooting for. But before all this can happen, we need to make sure the thousands of drones in the sky are operating safely. A drone needs to be able to ...

GetAccept’s workflow and e-signature platform for sales secures $7M Series A funding

Many years ago every sales deal was sealed with a handshake between two people. Today, digitization has moved into the sales process, but it hasn’t necessarily improved the experience. In fact, it’s often become a more time-consuming affair because information and communications are scattered across multiple channels and the number of people involved in a deal has increased. That means lots of off...

Still in stealth mode, Duffel raises $21.5M in Series A from Benchmark for its travel platform

Ten months ago London startup Duffel hinted that it would be “a new way to book travel online, aiming at the booking experience ‘end to end,’ ” and announced a healthy $4.7 million funding round, but not much else. Today it goes further, announcing a $21.5 million in Series A funding from U.S. VC giant Benchmark, which also backed Snap, Twitter and Uber. Benchmark is joined by Blossom Capita...

The rise of the gig economy helps London-based insurtech Zego to raise $42M

A couple of years ago, London-based startup Zego realised gig-economy workers would need insurance, and went on to raise a very healthy £6 million in Series A funding, led by Balderton Capital. Its first products were pay-as-you-go scooter and car insurance for food delivery workers. It’s now announced a $42 million raise in one of the largest funding rounds for a European insurtech startup, in a ...

Out of stealth, Stratio emerges with predictive AI to stop your bus from breaking down

Remember that future we were promised where our vehicle magically tells us that we’re about to break down? Or actually never does? Or that the pickup truck arrives before the driver even knows something is wrong? That future is arriving. But like many things, the practical reality is that this technology starts to arrive in the fleet management industry before it arrives for consumers. The market ...

SeedLegals closes $4M Series A, led by Index Ventures, to automate startup fundraisings

When SeedLegals launched in 2017 in the U.K., I’d say many of us thought, “why has that not been done before?” After all, two things have happened that make this an obvious idea for a startup: startup funding rounds are now so common that there is no reason large amounts of automation could not be done. If you can buy a divorce online, surely you can organise funding rounds? The second trend is th...

Robotics startups won’t win without also incorporating AI, as Karakuri’s fundraise shows

The constant refrain in the tech world is that the world is about to be rocked by the combination of AI and robots. Therefore you’d think that startups that build either AI or robots would be onto a winner. However, there’s a serious misunderstanding going on. What is becoming clear is that the closer companies are to actual robotics, the only way to compete will be in genuinely transformational h...

Tourlane raises a $47M C round led by Sequoia and Spark Capital

There still exists an old-fashioned problem in travel: group travel that requires individuals and groups to plan and book personalized, multi-day tours online. Tourlane is a major player in this sector and has today announced it’s raised $47 million in a round led by Sequoia and Spark Capital, alongside investors from the B round, including DN Capital and HV Holtzbrinck Ventures. This Series C fun...

Early-stage US VC Joyance to scout for health and wellness startups in Europe

Good news for European startups with a health or wellness bent. Joyance Partners, a $20M US VC firm that invests in early-stage startups in the health and ‘better living’ space is launching into the European market with a dedicated European partner. The move could be seen as taking advantage of leaps in the capability of European startups, especially in the health and AI space. To lead its Europea...

The startup behind that deep-fake David Beckham video just raised $3M

The recent global campaign showing Malaria survivors speaking through David Beckham to help raise awareness around the Malaria Must Die initiative spooked a lot of people: The campaign has already exceeded 400 million impressions globally. But a behind-the-scenes video explains how the video was made: The campaign was a joint collaboration between RG/A, Ridley Scott Associates and the clever video...

Are women better gamers than men? This startup’s AI-driven research says yes

Last year the Gosu.ai startup, which has developed an AI assistant to help gamers play smarter and improve their skills, raised $1.9M. Using machine learning, it analyzes their matches and makes personal recommendations, and allows the gamer to be taught by a virtual assistant. Because they have this virtual assistant they can now do some interesting research. For the first time ever, we can actua...

The robot-recruiter is coming — VCV’s AI will read your face in a job interview

With remote working becoming more of a norm than ever before, remote interviews have, in turn, become a necessity. But how can you truly assess someone from these? In addition, it’s easy to miss great candidates just because you don’t have time to interview all the candidates. A number of startups have appeared to try and address the problem. HireVue, which has raised $93M, has tried to address wi...

  • 1
  • 2
  • 4
Skip to toolbar