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

London-based  Arkera, a FinTech company that is applying  Artificial Intelligence technology to personal investment, has raised £4 million in a round led by by XTX Markets and Alan Howard, and also backed by DOCOMO Digital, Henry Ritchotte and a number of other undisclosed investors. The sum, raised all in cash, will be invested in the further development […]

  Crowd-intelligence platform Streetbees has secured £8.6 million in a Series A funding round led by British Venture Capital firm Atomico. The round was also backed by Streetbees’s  previous investors LocalGlobe, Octopus and BGF Ventures. The London-based company uses mobile geolocation and social media to collect feedback and trends about brands and businesses from a crowd of users (“bees”) the […]

Berlin-based venture capital firm Fly Ventures has raised £30 million ($41 million) for its first fund, which it plans to invest in early-stage Artificial Intelligence and automation startups in Europe.  The European Investment Fund (EIF), Korelya Capital, and a cluster of family offices chipped in the fund. Founded by Stephan Seyboth, Gabriel Matuschka, and Fredrik Bergenlid— all of whom […]

UPDATE: Ars Technica reports that on Thursday, following the backlash, SPCA decided to stop using Knightscope robots. A charity took flak after using bulky security robots to keep homeless people away from its animal shelter in San Francisco. Knightscope security automata have been around since 2013 and are a familiar presence in Silicon Valley and elsewhere. Earlier this year, the […]

Britain’s Digital Catapult has announced the creation of a a “Machine Intelligence Garage” providing  Artificial Intelligence and machine learning startups access to computing power and specific expertise. The government-backed innovation-boosting organisation revealed the new programme on Thursday, explaining that the garage will be kick-started on 23 January 2018, and run for a period of three […]

Graphcore, a Bristol-based company whose processors could dramatically speed up the training of machine learning systems, is bound to raise £38.2 million ($50 million) in a Series C funding round by Sequoia Capital.  The company is expected to start shipping  its chips, called Intelligence Processing Units (IPU) by early 2018. In October, Graphcore shared new data […]

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 […]

Artificial Intelligence in banking and finance could result in instability and unexpected muddles, international organisation Financial Stability Board has warned in a new report. Robotic trading— namely,  the increasingly pervasive use of algorithmic decision-making systems by banks, insurers and asset managers — might have some nasty undersides, and be hijacked by hackers and criminals to purposely manipulate market prices, […]

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 […]

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