Each contract typically goes through a lifecycle that involves creation, negotiation, execution, and monitoring. Each of these steps involves various stakeholders that each may be responsible for review, editing, distribution, signing, storage, and renewal. Automating the workflow reduces the time spent by all parties involved and decreases the legal cost. Juro is an automated, end-to-end contract management and execution platform that allows all parties to manage all facets of the contract lifecycle from any web browser. By focusing on a browser-based solution, the contracting process is frictionless and centralized without requiring different organizations to rely on disparate software. The company has benefited from the rapid digital adoption acceleration as a result of the pandemic; Juro has processed 300K+ contracts since its founding in 2016 with 250K+ in 2021 alone. London TechWatch caught up with Juro CEO Richard Mabey to learn more about how his work as a lawyer inspired the business, the company’s strategic plans, how this funding round came together from investors that include Eight Roads, Union Square Ventures, Point Nine Capital, Seedcamp, and Taavet Hinrikus, and much, much more…
One of the most difficult aspects of analyzing edtech stocks is the fact that the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic has created such a seismic push towards digital transformation that it’s hard to tell whether the emerging tech stocks that recently launched IPOs are experiencing inflated market caps, or whether there’s plenty more upside to enjoy.
2021 was certainly the year of the meme stock. January of last year played host to one of the most memorable short squeezes in stock market history as a group of Reddit-based retail investors collaborated to create a significant rally on GameStop stocks which saw their price climb some 1,900% from its price at the beginning of the year. Subsequent meme-based surges for stocks like AMC looked to cement that speculation, rather than fundamentals, now has the power to deliver growth. However, with analysts beginning to believe that the meme bubble has finally burst, is it game over for 2021’s biggest phenomenon?
I think a more expansive view of the metaverse is helpful to see the evolution that is well underway. I see VR as the most immersive metaverse (per the graphic below), but I think you enter the metaverse once you start engaging with your mobile phone or any other device that brings you in to a computer-generated digital realm.
The 1% rule of internet culture dictates that 1% of users of a site add content while the other 99% consume that content. Also, as much of the world shifted to digital during, content consumption on digital platforms increased exponentially as readers looked for sources of information, research, productivity, and entertainment. These trends have led to a meteoric rise in video and visual content (Youtube, Instagram, TikTok, etc.) Excerp is a digital media platform focused on online written content. The yet-to-launch platform, founded by three Goldman alums, seeks to provide content creators with the infrastructure and technology tools to create, curate, and distribute their content to mass audiences. While details on the product are sparse, it appears to be a blend of WordPress, Medium, and Substack with embedded marketing, distribution, and content creation tools. London TechWatch caught up with Excerp Cofounder Majid Sebti to learn more about the company’s founding, future strategic plans, and recent round of funding led by Edward Eisler.
t is clearly a job seekers market right now, which affords them the opportunity to take the best of competing offers, even if they have already accepted a previous offer, and “ghost” their new employer by never showing up on their first day, which is happening in record numbers and is not a cool move, at all So, to save you all the tedious effort of having to go back and restart your recruiting efforts after making bad offers or hires, it is important you get it right in the first place.
Alex Salton of Lerer Hippeau dives into technologies and industries they’re excited about, going deep into their change drivers and stakeholders while exploring investment trends and opportunities through an early-stage lens.
On average it takes at least 10 years to get a drug to market from pre-discovery to marketplace; the price of a successful drug exceeds $2.6B when accounting for the cost of failures. Clinical trials can take anywhere from six-to-seven years alone. Speeding up this process provides hope to the millions of patients suffering from various conditions as well as alleviates the burden on the healthcare system that has to manage the increasing costs of drug development. Lindus Health is building an operating system for clinical research that will allow the research needed for clinical trials to be centralized and modernized. The company projects that shifting away from a pen and paper model with limited technology will unleash next-generation innovation in healthcare as companies can be nimbler than ever before and without the need for the heavy capital requirements that legacy clinical trials required, allowing more participants in the ecosystem. The recently-launched venture is already partnered with leading healthcare research institutions like King’s College London, Imperial College, London, UCL, and the University of Oxford. LondonTechWatch caught up with Lindus Health Cofounder Michael Young to learn more about the inspiration of the company, upcoming strategic plans, the positioning, and recent round of funding from investors that include Firstminute Capital, Presight Capital, Seedcamp, Hambro Perks, Amino Collective, Mehdi Ghissassi, Alex Zhavoronkov, Marc Warner, James Dacombe , Henry de Zoete, and Vishal Gulati.
The arrival of a platform like Revolut, which may take lessons from Robinhood’s embattled reputation during its expansion into US trading, could be a significant test of investor loyalty. For Revolut, Robinhood may be its key rival in the US markets, but the company has laid down a solid PFOF-oriented blueprint for success. It’s also delivered a valuable lesson in how not to operate in terms of its well-documented PR blunders. Now, Revolut needs to learn from Robinhood’s mistakes to successfully crack America.
There are scores of startups looking to sell men medication for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. There are millions of men using these services to seemingly improve their sexual health. Mojo is a sexual wellness platform that helps men overcome their erectile dysfunction by taking a holistic and medication-free approach. Offered as a subscription, the platform offers access to therapists that provide tailored plan of action that includes video courses, exercises, live events, and group sessions to help men overcome the psychological issues that are affecting their performance in the bedroom. Mojo is also used to address sexual anxiety, porn addiction, and other causes of sexual performance issues. The subscription is £50 for a quarterly subscription after a 7-day free trial. London TechWatch caught up with Mojo Cofounder Angus Barge to learn more about how Mojo seeks to replace the blue pill as the first course of action when it comes to sexual dysfunction for men, the company’s strategic plans, and latest round of funding led by Octopus Ventures and Kindred Capital.