Tech Start-ups have made a habit of mocking the status quo and asking us, the public, to think outside of the everyday constraints – think driving to work, getting up to turn the lights off, pushing trolleys round the supermarket – that we assumed would be part and parcel of our every-day lives forever.
One of the earliest angel investors in CityMapper, the London based journey mapping app which has gone on to raise $50m in 3 rounds of funding, says that 3 months on, he believes Brexit has left the nation “in limbo” and falling behind countries such as Germany, France and Sweden but that a post Brexit world “will only reinforce the digital bonds the start-up community has built across Europe over the last 20 years and more.”
An entrepreneur from Athens whose London-based start-up was the darling of the British media for a few glorious weeks has written an inspiring, warts and all blog post about the highs he experienced riding the crest of a wave of publicity, the lows he went through as his business failed,
A Dutch mobile first international payment network, TerraPay, incubated by Mahindra Comviva, the Gurgaon, Haryana based value added service provider for mobile operators, has acquired UK-based Pay2Global limited following regulatory approvals.
TerraPay has acquired 100% of Pay2Global for an undisclosed amount;
Amazon has agreed a partnership with the UK Civil Aviation Authority that will allow the online shopping site to perform beyond-line-of-sight test flights in rural and suburban areas.
Property-Tech firm Settled celebrated the completion of a £1m seed round a fortnight ago, led by Silicon Valley based 500 Startups, whose founder Dave McClure knows a thing or two about seriously disruptive start-ups,