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

The CyLon accelerator has announced the nine cybersecurity start-ups participating in its eighth London programme, a post on the company’s Medium revealed on Monday. CyLon finds is one of world-leading accelerator programmes, and it focuses on emerging cyber businesses. Since its launch in April 2015, CyLon has already successfully accelerated 59 companies across hubs in […]

Fourteen tech start-ups have been shortlisted as part of the Mayor of London’s Civic Innovation Challenge to develop innovative solutions to tackle the capital’s most pressing social and environmental issues. The initiative was launched in June as part of London’s smart city initiative, and it will eventually award seven of these start-ups a grant of […]

Apple has acquired contact lens and augmented reality (AR) glasses start-up Akonia Holographics, the company confirmed to Reuters on Wednesday. The iPhone maker confirmed the acquisition, but they refused to disclose any further details. “Apple buys smaller companies from time to time,” they said in a statement, “and we generally don’t discuss our purpose or plans.” The […]

A new study by artificial intelligence (AI) start-up Primer has revealed that over 40,000 prominent scientists aren’t featured on Wikipedia, with most of them being women. Conducted in order to demonstrate Primer’s proficiency in Natural Language Processing (NLP), the machine learning program behind the research analysed 30,000 English Wikipedia articles about scientists, their Wikidata entries, and over 3 […]

Kevin Jenkins, former managing director of Visa has joined the board of London-based blockchain payments and identity brand Nuggets. Nuggets’ reputation increased globally last month, when they signed up a partnership with QFPay, the Chinese payment provider used by tech giants Alipay and WeChat. In China, QFPay managed more than 500 million mobile payment transactions. Under the new […]

What is the impact of an earthquake in Japan on the price of coal in China? How are terrorist attacks affecting the supply chain of petrochemical products? Can we read the world to understand which investments make sense, and which do not? A UK startup born in the halls of Cambridge University is using Artificial […]

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