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25th April 2018

AI start-up Cognism gets funding boost from Newable

Cognism, a London-based start-up which uses artificial intelligence to generate sales leads has closed a £2m funding round with the help of Newable Private Investing and the London Co-Investment Fund.

20th April 2018

Jane Silber appointed as Chair of Oxford AI spin-out Diffblue

Diffblue, the Oxford-based world leader in AI for code, today announces that Jane Silber has been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors. Silber was most recently CEO of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu - the marketing-leading Linux based operating system, where she remains on the board as a non-executive director. Silber has unrivalled experience in running and managing open-source software enterprises globally.

20th April 2018

Reality Zero One secures £285k funding

Reality Zero One has secured £285,000 investment from startup funders and private investors  including the British Robotics Seed Fund, Startup Funding Club, and the London Co-Investment Fund.  The funidng will enhance its new digital reality capture platform. The tech makes it easy to capture ultra-high-definition 3D versions of real-world objects for use in any virtual or augmented-reality application.

With the virtual/augmented reality market predicted to hit $215 billion dollars by 2021 and an estimated ten billion commercial and cultural objects ripe for conversion, potential demand for the tech is huge. However, the high cost and difficulty of mass 3D capture has put potential users off - until now.

12th April 2018

British Robotics Seed Fund invests in Redbeard

Birmingham-based Redbeard, a firm that develops code for Apple (iOS) apps has secured investment from the British Robotics Seed Fund (BRSF). The BRSF has provided £80,000 funding alongside £50,000 from private investors. Monies will be used to expand the company’s global development community and Code Store.

3rd April 2018

Britbots' second robotics & AI fund on target

Britbots, the organisation dedicated to promoting U.K.-based robotics companies, and Sapphire Capital Partners, a specialist manager of tax-efficient funds, has announced that their second British Robotics Seed Fund has attracted a lot of investor interest and has been well subscribed.  

29th March 2018

Testplant acquires NCC Group's web performance division

Eggplant (formerly Testplant), the provider of Digital Automation Intelligence solutions, has announced the acquisition of NCC Group’s Web Performance Division.

21st March 2018

Digital Reasoning raises $30 million

Digital Reasoning, a leader in Artificial Intelligence that understands human intentions and behaviors, has raised $30 million in new funding led by BNP Paribas.

 

14th March 2018

MMC Ventures launches AI podcast

MMC Ventures has launched a new podcast series, ‘Beyond the Hype: Artificial Intelligence’, sponsored by Barclays.

8th March 2018

UiPath raises $153 million led by Accel

Industry leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) eclipses $1.1 billion valuation; validates RPA as a strategic imperative for digital transformation and path to AI

27th February 2018

UCL Technology & ParkWalk invest in MediaGamma

The UCL Technology Fund has invested in MediaGamma, the predictive analytics software company, as part of a £2m round in partnership with ParkWalk Advisors and the London Co-Investment Fund.

13th February 2018

Amadeus tops list of Europe's AI investors

According to PitchBook, these are the 11 most active backers in European machine learning and AI startups since 2015.

9th February 2018

New Anglia Capital backs Spark EV

Pioneering tech company Spark EV is driving business development of its artificial intelligence-based journey prediction system for electric vehicles

 

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