Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2018.
£ 5.640 Million
Investments

Edinburgh-based flight comparison website Skyscanner has been acquired by its Chinese equivalent Ctrip.com for £1.4 billion. Founded in 2001 by Bonamy Grimes, Gareth Williams and Barry Smith, Skyscanner allows users to compare the prices for plane tickets, holiday accommodations and rental cars from a vast number of websites;  it reportedly clocks up 60 million active users every […]

Uber-for-carers Cera has secured  £1.3 million in a seed round from investors including JustEat’s David Buttress, angel investor  Arnie Sriskandarajah, Lean Investments’ Tim Jackson, and Thomas Zeltner, erstwhile vice-chair of the World Health Organisation. The London-based startup was founded in November 2015 under the name Golden Era Club by doctor Ben Maruthappu and engineer-cum-entrepreneur Marek Sacha; the digital platform […]

A London-based startup aiming to make it easier to obtain repeat prescriptions has raised a £1.8 million Seed Round led by LocalGlobe VC. Global Founders Capital was also among the backers. Founded in 2015 by two frustrated patients and officially launching today, Echo allows patients to order medicines via a specific app that asks a […]

Digital investment manager Nutmeg secured £30 million in a funding round led by Hong Kong-based Convoy Global Holding, and including Schroders, Balderton Capital, Pentech Ventures, Armada Investment Group and Nigel Wray. The round is the largest raised in the UK FinTech sector since the Brexit vote in June. Founded in 2012, London-based Nutmeg has so far gathered […]

ASI Data Science, a firm providing companies with Artificial Intelligence solutions, has reportedly closed a £1.5 million investment round. The London-based organisation advises and works with the likes of BBC, easyJet, Siemens, Tesco and Just Eat. It also runs an 8-week fellowship to train computer scientists in data science and data-engineering. According to the company’s website ASI […]

A London-based startup that helps consumers make complaints and get refunds from companies has secured £2.8 million to rev up its research in Artificial Intelligence. Resolver raised a venture round  from  Draper Esprit and Imperial Innovations. The company, founded in 2014 by James Walker after he struggled to get a redress for a shoddy boiler repair, helps […]

Google has acquired Eyefluence, a company developing eye-tracking tech for AR and VR headsets. The  acquisition was revealed on Eyefluence’s blog in a short post on 24 October. The precise terms of the deal—including the sum Google paid— have not been disclosed. California-based Eyefluence was founded three years ago  by serial entrepreneur Jim Marggraff, whose previous successful exits […]

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