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

Autologyx, a London-based startup that leverages Artificial Intelligence to automate business processes, has raised £1.5 million in a pre-Series A investment round led by Beacon Capital. The round was also backed by Angel CoFund and Richard Hargreaves, which are now going to join the company’s board as non-executive directors. Launched in 2011, Autologyx is a Software as a […]

  Chinese face-recognition technology company Megvii has raised £350 million from a group of investors, including Alibaba founder Jack Ma’s Ant Financial and state-backed Chinese funds, Bloomberg reports. Existing investor Foxconn Technology Group—a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer that counts Apple among its customers—also partook in the round. The company had already secured backing from the Russia-China Investment fund, […]

  UK Fintech star TransferWise has raised £213 million ($280 million) in a round led by Silicon Valley fund OMGI, which previously invested in Snapchat , Dropbox and Twitter. TransferWise’s previous investors Richard Branson,  Andreessen Horowitz and Baillie Gifford also backed the round. Founded in 2010, the company allows users to transfer money abroad with lower fees. […]

VC firm Draper Esprit has purchased seed investor Seedcamp’s Funds I and II in a £17.9 million deal. The transaction will deliver a four-fold return to investors in the two funds. As a result of the deal, Draper Esprit— which previously invested in UK companies such as LoveFilm and Graphcore— has now acquired a stake in FinTech unicorn TransferWise. Other […]

London-based Artificial Intelligence startup Genus AI has raised £750,000 in a Seed funding round led by early-stage investment fund Picus Capital. The round was also backed by Angelist’s Andy Chung; Charlie Songhurst, who had previously invested in identity verification company Onfido; and Matt Robinson, who launched GoCardless and Nested. Tadas Jucikas, Brent Clickard, and Tobias Kloepper founded the […]

AI-powered customer marketing platform Ometria has raised £4.52 million ($6 million) in a Series A round spearheaded by American firm Summit Action, and backed by a syndicate of individual investors from the retail industry (such as Black & Decker’s George Buckley, and Amazon ex-MD Lance Batchelor, among several others.) The London-based company has so far raised £8.3 […]

NearGroup, a company that developed a chatbot allowing users to find and connect with like-minded people nearby, has secured £1.2 million in a seed round led by London-based fund OpenOcean, and also backed by Neotribe and BoostVC. The product is geared towards Middle-Eastern or Asian countries where picture-based dating apps are not easy or safe to […]

Crowdfunding  website Seedrs has hit a valuation of £50 million after running its own crowdfunding campaign , raking in £6 million. That follows a £4 million investment the company raised in September from Woodford Investment Management . According to Seedrs, over 2000 of its users partook in the crowdfunding, with the most active investors hailing […]

Two technology giants are poised to invest in rival ride-hailing companies, according to press reports. Japanese Internet colossus Softbank is allegedly mulling over a whopping $10 billion investment in Uber, while Alphabet (erstwhile Google)—which is currently embroiled in a court battle with Uber over self-driving car technology— could pour almost $1 billion in Lyft. According to The Wall […]

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