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

Draper Esprit is one of Europe’s most dynamic Venture Capital firms. Founded in 2006 and a member of the global Draper VC network, the company has so far invested over $1 billion in 200 startups—including nibbling breakout company Graze, IoT  firm Movidius, and online fashion portal Lyst— and it pegs the overall value of its exits at $4 […]

London-based news intelligence startup Signal Media has closed a £5.8 Series A Round backed by MMC Ventures, Hearst Ventures, Frontline Ventures, Reed Elsevier Ventures and LocalGlobe— and it is now looking to boost its Artificial Intelligence capabilities. Founded in 2013 by CEO David Benigson, Signal uses AI to monitor the world’s media and extract relevant knowledge for its […]

London-based fintech startup ABAKA has closed a £520,000 Seed round spearheaded jointly by Anthemis Exponential Ventures and MMI Holdings’ Exponential Ventures. Founded in January 2016, the savings platform helps employees manage their pension plan through their mobile devices. It employs an Artificial Intelligence advisor that harnesses neural networks to provide tailored advice. The fresh round of funding will […]

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 […]

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced the company he helms is going to spend $250 million on developing self-driving cars over the next couple of years. The revelation was made during a speech at Los Angeles Auto Show Automobility. While the sum is considerable, it is safe to assume the semiconductors giant will mostly focus on […]

The UK’s Government Office for Science has released a new report exploring how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning might be used to innovate governance. The report was authored by Chief Scientific adviser Sir Mark Walport,  and it looks into how the government could resort to emerging technologies to improve data analysis, guide decision making  and […]

A robot using the same chips powering driverless cars solved a Rubik’s Cube in the record-busting time of 637 milliseconds— by comparison, the fastest human time is  4.9 seconds. The robot, called Sub1 Reloaded was designed by German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon and was first showcased at the Electronica fair in Munich. The robot first analyses the cube […]

Sea cows are not exactly small animals, but they can be hard to spot when they roam across the ocean. That is bad news for scientist trying to protect these endangered marine mammals from looming extinction: any conservation programme worth its salt starts from keeping track of how animal populations migrate and change over time. That is a […]

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