The MIT Technology Review revealed its annual list of Innovators Under 35 today (16th August 2017) featuring nine Asians (26%), in its five categories of entrepreneurs, humanitarians, inventors, pioneers and visionaries. Although largely USA-based, the list recognised Radha Boya, a...
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Nesta, in partnership with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), has launched the £50,000 Inventor Prize, to inspire and harness the potential of the UK’s home-grown inventors and stimulate user-led innovation. Following a public consultation, Nesta discovered...
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FinTech firm Neyber has closed a £21m Series C led by Wadhawan Global Capital (WGC), an India-based financial services group. The deal, announced on 1st August 2017, alongside Gaël de Boissard, Henry Ritchotte, John Spearman and Police Mutual brings Neyber’s...
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Innovate UK has announced that its £8 million Digital Health Technology Catalyst Fund is open for applications for investment in projects that develop new digital technology solutions to healthcare challenges. Feasibility projects must range in size from total project costs...
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A new report, from PwC and The Crowdfunding Centre, shows that while more men use seed crowdfunding more than women, women are more successful in reaching their finance goals than men. The joint report Women Unbound: Unleashing female entrepreneurial potential,...
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The UK has witnessed a rapid rise in the number of start-ups in recent years. But the number of new female entrepreneurs in the UK has risen far faster than men in the past decade. The GEM UK 2016 report,...
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Pfizer Ltd announced that Dr Sai Lakshmi’s Echo and Ben Maruthappu’s Cera will join GiveVision to form the first cohort of healthtech start-ups to be supported by the Pfizer Healthcare Hub: London. The three start-ups will work with Pfizer to identify...
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Magic Pony Founders, Dr Zehan Wang and Rob Bishop, who developed a machine learning technology now used by Twitter received the Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal on 29th June 2017. Zehan, who is listed as one of the ‘Top...
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Investor and entrepreneur Wendy Tan White is leaving startup builder Entrepreneur First (EF) to join the venture capital arm of the Business Growth Fund (BGF). Wendy, one of the Top 5 Women in Tech 2017 on our list, joined EF...
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AllBright, a network co-founded by Debbie Wosskow OBE and Anna Jones, recently conducted a survey of over 500 women to ascertain the barriers that are holding female entrepreneurs back from creating new startups. They found that overwhelmingly the responses were...
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