Liberis, a player in embedded business finance solutions, recently announced that it has secured $112 million in debt financing, a move aimed at enhancing its growth in North America and Europe and venturing into new markets such as Canada and Germany. This funding, a joint venture between HSBC Innovation Banking and BCI Capital, signifies a major step in the company's expansion efforts.
The year 2023 has been marked by unparalleled challenges impacting numerous industries, including IT, Technology, and Telecoms. The cost-of-living crisis has remained a significant concern. Within this context, businesses in these sectors have realised the critical importance of marketing in offering reassurance and fostering trust with customers, clients, and suppliers.
Welcome to the International Franchise Show, host to the UK’s biggest selection of the most exciting franchise opportunities from around the world! Returning on the 12th & 13th of April at the ExCeL in London, thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners will get FREE access to over 250 exhibitors, 60 seminars, 1-2-1 personal advice, interactive features, expert guidance and more. This show promises to be the biggest and busiest yet, boasting limitless choices to start, develop, or invest in a franchise.
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced the official lineup for CES 2024 Media Days, an exclusive, media-only event that takes place in Las Vegas before CES opens to the tech industry. Kicking off major tech announcements, Media Days gives registered media access to news-breaking press conferences and CES Unveiled Las Vegas, a first-hand preview of the products launching at CES 2024.
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced its CES 2024 Innovation Awards honours – including 36 products recognised as the year’s ‘Best of Innovation.’ The CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition honouring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products across 29 product categories. The programme was ALL ON for CES 2024, receiving more than 3000 submissions, a record high, and a 40% increase over CES 2023.
With approximately one in sevem individuals in the UK being neurodivergent, according to the Local Government Association, designing an office space for inclusion and neurodiversity is crucial. Tailoring the environment to accommodate diverse cognitive perspectives promotes employee well-being and taps into the unique strengths of a neurodiverse workforce, fostering a culture of creativity, productivity, and belonging.
As the entrepreneurial landscape continues to evolve, the much-anticipated return of the Hustle Awards in 2024 promises to recognise and honour the relentless spirit, innovation, and remarkable achievements of entrepreneurs worldwide. Presented by Startups Magazine, the Hustle Awards are set to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts and successes of those who dare to push boundaries and redefine industry standards.
The notion of service has changed as technology evolves. We’re now much more comfortable using AI-powered smart assistants; everything from satnav to Alexa and Siri to fridges that tell us when we’re running low on milk, all there to take care of mundane tasks and make our lives easier. But we still love good, old-fashioned service that you can only get from human interactions – the person who remembers your name and favourite coffee order in your local cafe, or a beaming smile and extra snack from the cabin crew on a long flight.
New Study Reveals Senior Managers Drowning With Heavy Workloads And Lack Of Resources Due To Budget Restrictions
A new study conducted by the accountancy firm Accounts Direct firm sheds light on the daily challenges and annoyances facing UK workers and business owners every day. Findings reveal over 40% of managers struggle to balance work-life demands, whilst around 1 in 3 employees find heavy workloads and tight deadlines the biggest challenge in their job.
Almost half of employees whose workplace allocates funds for Christmas activities prepared to swap employer Christmas gifts for charitable donation
Over two-thirds (69%) of UK employees say their workplace allocates funds for Christmas activities such as parties, decorations and employee gifts. Among those employees, almost half (49%) are in favour of some of these funds going towards charities of their choice according to an Ipsos poll commissioned by GlobalGiving UK1.
South Summit Industry & Energy Bilbao highlights the opportunities of new energy, mobility and industry models
South Summit Industry & Energy Bilbao, the meeting for the entrepreneurial ecosystem of these sectors organized by South Summit and Biscay Startup Bay, held its second day today at the B Accelerator Tower (BAT) international entrepreneurship center in Bilbao, where it brought together the main leaders, representatives of companies and startups and experts in the Industry 4.0 sectors. Energy Transition and Mobility.
Bupa, the global healthcare company, has announced six startups that have reached the final stage of its global talent and sustainability innovation programme, eco-Disruptive. The programme aims to find and support entrepreneurs who are pioneering solutions that can help tackle climate and health challenges.
The strength of Bizkaia's entrepreneurial ecosystem, among the keys to the first day of the South Summit Industry & Energy Bilbao
South Summit Industry & Energy Bilbao, the meeting for the entrepreneurial ecosystem of these sectors organized by South Summit and Biscay Startup Bay, held its first day today at the B Accelerator Tower (BAT) international entrepreneurship center in Bilbao with the main leaders, representatives of companies and startups and experts in the Industry 4.0 sectors. Energy Transition and Mobility.
Bringing together drug discovery company Evotec, pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squib, and leading British universities, the $20 million (£16 million) beLAB1407 partnership seeks to identify novel disease modifying therapeutic targets and platforms early on, and to develop them into new biotech spinouts.
Recent findings from Marktlink, an independent international M&A advisory firm with a UK base in Manchester, indicate that 47% of SME leaders have contemplated acquiring another business in the past year. Notably, nearly two thirds (64%) of these leaders plan to make a purchase within the next five years.
The current analytics pricing model presents a significant challenge for many UK startups. These companies, already grappling with reduced funding – down to $7.4bn in the first half of 2023, a 57% decrease from the previous year – find themselves in a precarious position where balancing costs against innovation is a constant struggle.
Startups Magazine is excited to announce our much-anticipated ‘From Stress to Success: Work-Life Wellness’ networking event! Taking place at Clockwise, Woodgreen on the 30th November at 6pm, we will be bringing you an event full of insights on mental health and wellbeing, as well as a relaxing wellbeing session.
The European startup landscape is set to receive a significant uplift in generative AI capabilities through a collaborative effort. NVIDIA, in partnership with cloud service provider (CSP) Scaleway, is providing startups with access to essential resources like GPUs, NVIDIA AI Enterprise software, and tools for enhancing large language models (LLMs) and generative AI development.
Quantum Metric, a customer-driven digital analytics platform, recently shared insights from its 2024 trends report titled “4 Big Digital Bets for 2024.” The report, based on a survey of digital leaders, reveals key priorities for the upcoming year, focusing on areas like artificial intelligence (AI) investments, digital and mobile trends, employee experience, and the evolution of customer loyalty programs and personalisation.