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Ireland’s Furthr VC expands its seed fund to €32 million to back scaling Irish innovators

Dublin-based Furthr VC, previously known as DBIC Ventures, has announced the growth of its latest fund to €32 million. The fund is investing in globally scalable software and medical device companies, aiming to put Irish-born tech on the world stage.  In October 2019, Further VC launched its latest fund. The original aim was to support up […]

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Stockholm-based Quartr extends seed round to €7 million to revolutionize investor communications

With an app that democratizes access to critical company information, Stockholm-based startup Quartr has just picked up an additional €2.5 million, taking its total seed round to about €7 million.  Inflation, market turbulence and economic pessimism are just some of the terms being thrown around at the moment. It’s an investment environment that has meant accessing company […]

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Berkshire to home BP-backed EV battery research facility

BP has announced it will invest up to £50m in an electric vehicle (EV) battery research and development facility in Pangbourne, Berkshire. Research at the Berkshire facility will focus on engineering, battery technology and fluid technology. It will contain an analytical lab. “We’re backing Britain. We’re fully committed to the UK’s energy transition. This additional […]

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Portuguese startup Spotlite secures €1.5 million for its space monitoring tech

Spacetech startup Spotlite has just secured €1.5 million in fresh funding. The Portuguese startup has developed an infrastructure monitoring system, using satellite imagery, that can give early detection of harmful events.  Developments in the spacetech vertical are giving us incredibly valuable insights here on earth. Through satellite imagery and technology, improved forecasts and insights into life on […]

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Belarus-founded Peech picks up €540k to convert content to audio

Peech, the app that is capable of converting any content into audio, has just picked up about €540k in new funding. The Belarus-founded startup is aiming to disrupt the sector through its cost-effective and easy-to-use product.  The funding was led by F​​lyer One Ventures with the support of Yury Mazanik, founder of Belka Games.  Founded […]

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TikTok meets the stock market: Gen Z finance app Zeed raises £205,000

Zeed, a new platform that combines TikTok-style video content with financial investments, has raised £205,000 in pre-seed funding. London-based Zeed is looking to bring investing to a younger audience with a platform that hosts short-form video content alongside its more traditional stock trading service. Financial content on social media platforms such as TikTok has risen […]

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Czech restaurant payment app Choice QR raises €1.5m

Czech restaurant payment app Choice QR has raised €1.5m in a seed round led by Czech VC Presto Ventures with participation from Seedcamp, the prominent early-stage UK VC firm. Choice QR was launched in 2021 and offers a platform connecting hospitality businesses with their customers. Restaurants can register in the startup’s system and create an online menu for […]

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Bruntwood SciTech unveils revamped £20m life science lab in Macclesfield

Bruntwood SciTech has unveiled its £20m lab redevelopment at Alderley Park, Macclesfield, part of a £247m plan to bolster life science innovation in the region and attract more companies to the area. Alderley Park has seen 86,000 sq ft of its existing labs redeveloped into high-specification biology and chemistry containment level two laboratory suites. “The […]

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Google-backed virtual care startup Suvera raises £5m

Virtual care platform Suvera has closed a seed extension round of £5m to develop its remote care platform and expand across the UK. London-based Suvera, which raised funds from the Google for Startups programme, works with GPs to provide services remotely for patients with long-term chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension. It aims to reduce the […]

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Humanloop raises £2m to ‘democratise’ access to AI

Humanloop, a London-based AI startup that has created tools for businesses to integrate natural language processing (NLP) into their applications has closed a $2.6m (£2.1m) seed funding round. Founded in 2020 by alumni from the likes of Amazon and Google, Humanloop’s goal is to “democratise” the adoption of artificial intelligence. Humanloop says its data annotation […]

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