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

Artificial intelligence (AI) platform for enterprise revenue announced a $30M Series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz on Tuesday. The funding will be used to fuel’s data science developments, commercial expansion, and customer acquisition. “We are excited to have Andreessen Horowitz lead our Series B round to help us expand our business as we help […]

Everyone will have a household robot helping with all sorts of chores at home within five years, predicted Toru Nishikawa, 35-year-old founder CEO of Preferred Networks, one of the biggest tech start-ups in Japan. “We want to bring such robots to the market within five years and see them being used. Ten years is too […]

The Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK) programme will return to the UK this November for its 12th edition. It will take place between 6-9 November 2018, with 12 events being organised across London and Cambridge, and will bring together the top entrepreneurs and VCs from Silicon Valley, together with students, early-stage CEOs, serial […]

Entrepreneur First (EF), the London tech-start-up-factory, is opening an office in Bangalore as a part of its international expansion. The company has been growing steadily in the past year, launching a Berlin office in January and a Hong Kong one in March. Talking to Tech Crunch, EF co-founder Matt Clifford highlighted that although India has long […]

Business automation start-up Softomotive has closed a $25m (£19m) Series A with London-based Grafton Capital. Marios Stavropoulos, CEO and co-founder of Softomotive, said that with this “injection of growth capital” the company will move its headquarters from Greece to London. Thanks to this, he said, “Softomotive will expand its global footprint and accelerate the development […]

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 […]

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