bp ventures has made a £4 million investment in Dynamon, a UK-based software company that specialises in developing advanced data analytics and simulation tools for commercial transport and logistics companies. The funding forms part of Dynamon’s Series A round, being raised to fully commercialise and scale up its platform and expand its operations in Europe and into North America.
Singapore witnessed a successful convergence of global tech leaders, cutting-edge innovation and insightful deliberations on the latest trends that dominate the emerging technology space. Day 1 of the World AI Show, World Blockchain Summit and World CX Summit (#TresconABC) concluded with resounding success at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, whetting the appetite of attendees for an even more exciting Day 2.
TechChill, the Baltic-born startup conference, is returning to Milan for the second time on September 25-27, 2023. This comes at a crucial time of self-discovery as the Italian startup ecosystem shifts its focus more toward international markets – welcoming international investors, media, and entrepreneurs into its community.
The Berlin-based climate-tech startup Swobbee and the Greek fleet service provider Evedima will henceforth work together to charge and operate micromobility fleets more sustainably in various cities in Greece. The first Swobbee station has already been installed, with more to follow in the coming weeks.
J.P. Morgan Commercial Banking has announced its first Ireland-based hire today as part of its continued growth to support the Innovation Economy across EMEA. Adrian Mullett joins as a Senior Banker dedicated to serving Ireland-based, venture-backed companies with high-growth potential in industries like Disruptive Commerce, Technology, Life Sciences, Healthcare IT and ClimateTech.
The Ocean 14 Capital Fund, which is working to clean up and revitalise the world’s oceans, has received a €20 million investment from international specialty insurer and reinsurer, Convex Group Limited (Convex), taking it past its €150 million funding goal. The Luxembourg-based fund, which also received €10 million from family offices and HNWs, now aims to reach €200 million by the end of 2023.
Remember A Charity, a consortium of almost 200 charities, is calling on dictionaries to recognise a new term to celebrate the generous acts of everyday people that are on the rise. ‘Willanthropy’, the act of giving to charity in your Will, seeks to overcome a big misconception: that you need to be wealthy to do something wonderful and make a difference for good causes in your Will.
Trescon is set to organise the 42nd edition of World AI Show, a global platform showcasing the latest trends and innovations in enterprise AI solutions. This highly anticipated event will be held on 2-3 August 2023 at the prestigious Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore, bringing together IT Heads and business leaders from enterprises and governments across the APAC region.
The World CX Summit, organized by Trescon, set to be hosted in Singapore on 2nd-3rd August 2023 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The Summit will bring together leading technology mavens, CX specialists and innovators to share their actionable insights and talk about successful use cases that are redefining the CX space.
Startups and scaleups from across the UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia New Zealand, and Asia, are being urged to apply for the annual Super Connect for Good Competition. The competition encourages entries from companies that are bringing about positive social change and impacting people’s lives through technology.
An innovation-focused think tank, The Entrepreneurs Network, has published a new report calling for a radical rethink of how academic research is commercialised in the UK. With explicit reference to the Prime Minister’s aim of making the UK a science and technology superpower, it urges the Government to explore the idea of Professor’s Privilege to boost spinout creation and growth.
The next-gen modular wheelchair by German startup PARAFREE has won the esteemed iF Design Award 2023 in the healthcare category. The wheelchair, intended for both athletic and everyday use, stood out as one of the most exceptional products, among approximately 11,000 submissions from 56 nations. It represents the efforts of a team that dedicated over 5000 hours to its creation.
The traditions of business networking are being redefined by TECH+TUNES — a new monthly hub of conversation, connection and soaring arias for London’s tech community. Behind the two unassuming doors of 213 Oxford Street, ambient mood lights, indulgent snacks and atmospheric live music offers an intimate alternative to conventional networking.
Here East, Delancey’s innovation campus in East London, has announced its virtual twin. Partnering with digital design specialists Squint Opera, Here East takes a pioneering step into the virtual world as one of the first to introduce this technology, paving the way for a new era of digital innovation.
Independent B2B PR firm Spreckley has announced the launch of the Spreckley Startup Growth Hub, a comprehensive, tailored suite of marketing and PR services designed to support ambitious startup founders reach the next level of growth with powerful storytelling and lead-generating integrated marketing. The Spreckley Startup Growth Hub is poised to become the go-to partner for startups looking to gain a competitive edge.
Global scaleup First AML, which streamlines the entire anti-money laundering (AML) onboarding and compliance process, has announced its partnership with Actionstep, the cloud-based legal practice management software for law firms, to provide law firms with an AML tool that can cater to complex requirements across the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and globally.
Blockchain is set to revolutionise our world, even more than the internet itself, according to financial experts. While the cryptocurrency market evolves and new investment platforms continue to emerge, lucrative crypto investments continue to only be accessible to large investors with access to wealth managers and behind-the-scenes know-how. With the launch of Veli.io app across Europe, this is going to change.
South East Angels, an active and growing angel group based in Brighton, proudly announces that it has surpassed £1 million in investments into startups. Since being founded in November 2020 by Kristina Pereckaite, the group has been dedicated to "plugging the gap" in funding outside of London in the South East region.
Visa, a global pioneer in digital payments and Exclusive Payments Technology Partner of FIFA Women's World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023, launches a new campaign with England hero Fran Kirby to celebrate the power of 'support squads' helping elite female footballers and entrepreneurs achieve their professional goals, on and off the pitch.
The pandemic changed consumer shopping patterns, with 26% of all official retail sales now coming from internet sales. This transformation has prompted small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to redefine their customer engagement strategies, embracing innovative digital marketing approaches to captivate and retain loyal customers.
Secure Code Warrior, the agile learning platform for developer-driven security providers, today announced it closed its Series C funding round, led by Paladin Capital Group. At $50M USD, this marks the largest investment since the company’s inception, bringing its total funding to date to over $100 million USD.
Octopus Group, a group of entrepreneurs and investors backing the people, ideas and industries that will change the world, has announced the launch of Springboard, a programme aimed at creating and accelerating new businesses across the UK and Europe that will help to solve society’s biggest problems.
Wing Cloud, the company behind the open-source Wing Programming Language (Winglang), launched out of stealth with $20 million in seed funding led by Battery Ventures, Grove Ventures, and StageOne Ventures; with participation from Secret Chord Ventures, Cerca Partners, and Operator Partners. Angel investors include Amit Agarwal, President at Datadog; Armon Dadgar, Co-Founder and CTO of HashiCorp; Benny Schnaider, Co-Founder of Salto; Zack Kanter, Founder of Stedi; and other industry leaders.
Business leaders are urged to keep a close eye on 5G availability, as the UK gears up for the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) Switch Off and will soon rely solely on the internet for phone calls. Yet, new analysis suggests some UK businesses may struggle with connectivity post-Switch Off as the 5G rollout has been so slow.
Hands In, the group payments solution provider, is excited to announce its strategic partnership with inai, the APAC regional payment specialist. This pioneering collaboration aims to spearhead transformative growth in the travel, leisure, and hospitality sector, offering innovative payment solutions to clients in Europe and expanding into the Asia-Pacific, Australian, and China (APAC) markets.
“We have shrunk their repair times from weeks to days, and even to just a few hours” is what Fitim Mehmeti Co-Founder & CSO of Timely, the Swiss-German based, pan-European inventory management startup said it saved HAUSER refrigeration technology in Austria in its first year. Now, having grown to over 300 clients across Europe serviced by a 30+ team, it is coming to the UK to help our businesses do the same.
AWS has announced the 13 startups selected to participate in the AWS European Defence Accelerator, providing solutions to help the European Defence industry enhance its energy resilience, secure information sharing, sensing and decision making, quantum, and cyber resilience for land, air, maritime, space, and cyber domain missions.
Orbital Composites (Orbital), an innovative deep tech startup pioneering in-space manufacturing technologies, has announced that it has been awarded a $1.7 million US Space Force SpaceWERX Orbital Prime Direct-to-Phase-II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract. The award is intended to further the development of In-space Servicing, Assembly and Manufacturing (ISAM) of antennas, a groundbreaking area where Orbital Composites has shown exceptional promise.
Public, a US-based multi-asset investing platform, has launched in the United Kingdom, entering its first market outside the United States. With the firm’s UK expansion, Public aims to be the preeminent place to invest in US-listed equities, offering over 5,000 stocks, deep data and insights, and a simple and transparent fee structure with zero commission trading and low FX fees.
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BrainBox AI has closed the acquisition of the retail energy management system integrator business of its global partner ABB, following its intent to acquire announcement on April 28th. This acquisition represents a crucial step for BrainBox AI in terms of scalability and capacity to better service its current and prospective retail clients.
On September 20 and 21, Cologne will become the European hotspot of the digital industry when DIGITAL X, Europe’s cross-industry digitalisation initiative organised by Deutsche Telekom, and DMEXCO, Europe’s digital marketing and tech event, will be held at the same time, united by a mindset focused on driving digitalisation.
Roberto Carlos to launch personal tokens at Most.Fan to be traded or exchanged for anything from a football game to a business breakfast with him
Most.Fan, a startup registered in Seychelles, launched Most.Fan, a celebrity tokens ecosystem for fans and celebrities. Roberto Carlos, the 2002 FIFA World Cup winner, is launching his celebrity tokens on Most.Fan, making it the first project to launch tokens from tier-1 idols available for purchase and exchange for fan activities with celebrities.
One way in which AI will transform the legal sector is in the ability to quickly and easily find information across all of a company’s contracts. Robin AI is introducing that capability to the Robin AI Copilot, making it possible to use natural language queries to search across an entire contract repository.
South Summit, the leading event for the global entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem, co-organised by IE University, will hold its third edition in Brazil between the 20th and 22nd of March 2024. South Summit will be held, once again, in Porto Alegre with the aim of creating real business opportunities between investors, corporations and startups, as well as generating high-value connections between the Brazilian and Latin American innovation ecosystem and the rest of the world.
Refurbed, an Austrian technology refurbishment-scale up, announces an incredible milestone of reaching a billion euro in sales across all of its seven markets, including Austria, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Denmark, and The Netherlands, solidifying its place as one of the leading marketplaces for refurbished technology in Europe.