London-based revenue management Fintech, MONET, is proud to announce the beta launch of its revenue-based lending platform with dedicated Creator Business debit cards and accounts for creators, providing infrastructure that is a world-first in its field. The platform is facilitated by embedded finance specialist Weavr, using their technology to provide business banking and payments infrastructure.
The international expert, Roy Kirby, and the Lead Economist of Caixabank Research, Judit Montoriol, analyze in Food 4 Future the impact of the Ukrainian conflict on the agri-food sector. New technologies are once again emerging as an effective response to reduce costs, improve the production process and reduce food safety threats.
Organisations such as Invisible Foods, The DOEN Foundation, Alcampo, or Innosapiens, among many others, analyse how technology and innovation can make an industry more sustainable. Food waste is set as one of the main challenges tobe faced through digitalisation, cooperation between companies and exploitation strategies.
Joe Crossley, CEO of Qube Learning, firmly believes further education, particularly traineeships, is a route to a sustainable career and positive future for many people. Here Joe discusses how traineeships have been a pathway to learning and development since 2014 and play a pivotal part in supporting organisations to employ skilled workforces.
Plug and Play, the global corporate innovation platform and early-stage investor, has launched in the UK. Through partnerships with UK brands – including founding partners Jaguar Land Rover and BT Group – Plug and Play will build and run innovation programmes rooted in collaboration between corporates and startups. Plug and Play also aims to make up to 30 investments per year into UK early-stage startups.
MyMynd, the mental health platform for employees, has received £650,000 in pre-seed funding from investors including Triple Point Ventures and several angel investors including Andrew Nadin, Southeastern Grocer’s Chief Customer and Digital Officer; Maurice Abboudi, serial hospitality entrepreneur and investor on BBC 2’s ‘My Million Pound Menu’; and Will Jones, founder of online bookshop Wordery.
Embracing the power of digital has been crucial for small businesses in weathering the COVID-19 pandemic and the cost of living crisis. This is according to new research, which found over half of firms have grown their income by at least five percent through using tech since 2020, and one in ten have raised their revenues by 50% this way.
The Digital Business World Congress will analyse the change of role that CIOs are experiencing associated with the irruption of 4.0 technologies. Experts such as Alma Miller, with a long experience in the US market. And Cesar Camargo, advisor in computer modernisation, will discuss the success of the "Málaga Valley" as an epicenter of talent and digital development
With pressure mounting on household budgets and wages failing to keep pace with the soaring cost of living, the latest survey by CV- Library reveals that the majority of UK professionals (89%) either remain in the dark over their pay, or they’ve already been told that there will be no pay increase at all in 2022.
All-digital trends in banking and insurance companies will be discussed at Mastercard's Banking & Insurance Forum at DES2022. Leading companies in digital banking or insurance such as EVOBANK, Finnovating, Mastercard, Arcopay, WEECOVER, VITAANCE, or LUKO will share their success stories in technological transformation and new business models
Business leaders invited to join journey to £10bn sector with opportunities for all. GM Mayor Andy Burnham brought the curtain down on the inaugural Manchester Tech Week 2022 with an inspiring keynote to a packed main stage stating that this was our place and our time, calling for full collaboration on a major digital journey.
The great technological festival will bring together startups from Central and Eastern Europe. On 24 May, startups, investors, and everyone involved with technology, innovation, and finance from Central and Eastern Europe will meet in Wrocław and online at Wolves Summit, a huge technology festival with a new formula, lasting 4 days. This is a unique opportunity to establish business relationships and grow your business, as well as support startups from Ukraine and other countries in the region.
The coronavirus pandemic has hastened digital transformation across the board. Simultaneously, the war on tech talent continues to accelerate at pace. Industry body techUK estimates that there are now 100,000 unfilled tech vacancies across the country every month. With this shrinking talent pool comes significant economic costs with industry analysts estimating the UK economy to lose £6.3 billion annually.
Volume, the transparent checkout startup, has closed a pre-seed round of $2.4m, in an oversubscribed deal led by firstminute Capital and joined by SeedX and Haatch Ventures. Other participants include angels Christian Faes (LendInvest), Russ Carroll (ex-Klarna), as well as angels from MADE.COM, Mastercard, Visa and American Express. Volume improves on current open banking capabilities to reduce the long checkout process, while simultaneously killing hidden fees charged by payment intermediaries.
Employers are being warned about selecting employee benefits that are too inflexible in the way they support the health and wellbeing of employees. RedArc, the nurse-led health wellbeing service, believes that although employers are doing the right thing in proactively providing health and wellbeing support for staff, they need to be cautious about overly prescriptive benefits that may not give staff enough of the right kind of support.
Flow Your Money (Flow), the money management app for freelancers and consumers has raised a €3.5m seed investment round led by Eleven Ventures. The round was joined by RockSalt, the venture arm of SaltPay, as well as Silverflow co-founder Robert Kraal (former COO Adyen), Hristo Borisov (founder and CEO of Payhawk), Marnix van der Ploeg (Booking.com) and Travel Health Group’s owner Arnoud Aalbersberg. The investment will enable Flow to scale up its platform, which makes it possible to automatically distribute incoming and outgoing money flows, taking the step towards 'self-driving money': smart, fully autonomous money management. Flow now also can expedite European expansion plans as it sets out to become the largest player in this fast-growth market.
Every day, millions of contracts are drafted, however, due to poor and manual contract management processes, companies a reportedly losing as much as £10m in inefficiencies. Recognising this as a widespread problem, Niels Martin Brøchner, Jarek Owczarek and Viktor Heide founded and developed Contractbook, an automated contract management platform that is now used by over 150,000 businesses, including NHS Trust, TED, The Student Hotel, Mutebox and Eon.
Treeapp, the mobile app which enables anyone to plant a tree for free everyday, has officially partnered with fellow B Corp the Big Mamma group. To celebrate Earth Day on the 22nd of April, Big Mamma will be planting one tree for every veggie and vegan pizza sold at Ave Mario, Circolo Popolare and Gloria Trattoria.
SafetyWing, the Norwegian startup building a global social safety net, has announced the closing of a $35m series B funding round led by leading European growth investor Kinnevik with full participation from existing investors Creandum and byFounders. The insurance investor Mundi Ventures also joined this round. The funding follows an $8m series A funding round last year, led by Creandum.
Vaayu, the climate tech start-up that helps retailers reduce their carbon footprint in real-time, has closed an $11.5m seed funding round led by Atomico, with follow on from CapitalT and participation from Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s firm Seven Seven Six, along with a select group of angel investors including Cristina Stenbeck, Chairperson of the Zalando Supervisory Board and non-Executive Director of Spotify and Bryant Chou, co-founder and CTO of Webflow. As part of this round of investment, Atomico Partner Terese Hougaard will join Vaayu’s board, making it 75% female.