mRNA science has shown the power of using an operating system framework for drug discovery and development with the successful COVID vaccine developments from Pfizer and Moderna. Integrating technology into the drug design process introduces unparalleled speed and flexibility. Kuano is using AI, quantum chemistry, and medical science to focus on enzyme reactions, a key factor in drug development, to develop novel therapeutics. The company is able to model enzyme reactions with unprecedented specificity allowing the drug makers to acquire the building blocks for pharmaceuticals that will address some of our most pressing and challenging diseases. London TechWatch caught up with Cofounder and CEO Vid Stojevic to learn more about how the Kuano changes the paradigm of drug development, the company’s strategic plans, and recent round of funding from ACF Investors, o2h Ventures, and a syndicate of Cambridge, London and UK-based angel investors.
The meteoric rise of the newest social networks is largely because of the work of creators rather than the network itself, which has many creators questioning the dependency on individual platforms. Creators spend countless hours developing content with little reward and face the constant risk of algorithm changes, policy shifts, bans, and monetization restrictions when they opt to build their followings on one of the popular social networks. Disciple Media is a SaaS platform that lets these individuals own the access to their audiences by allowing creators to build their own digital communities. The platform offers branded social spaces on the web, iOS, and Android that are easy to set up and maintain. Functions available include unlimited groups, messaging, push notifications, live streaming, and a host of monetization options including subscription, selling courses, and exclusive content. Disciple currently hosts over 2M users across 500 communities. London TechWatch caught up with CEO and Founder Benji Vaughan to learn more about how his own experience in the music business inspired the platform, the company’s strategic plans, and latest round of funding, which brings the total funding raised to $6.14M.
The European Tech Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report takes on a trip across various ecosystems in Europe, highlighting some of the notable funding activity in the various markets that we track. The notable European Tech startup fundings for the week ending 17/7/21 featuring funding details for OnBuy, Lookiero, and fifteen other European fundings that you […]
9 fundings; £875M+ raised! London Tech News for the week ending 17/7 featuring news for YuLife, Tide, and much, much more.
While COVID accelerated interest life insurance products, a large portion of the UK population still does not have coverage or is underinsured. COVID also accelerated our adoption of digital solutions as in-person activity came to a halt. Yet, 80% of life insurance products are sold offline through financial advisors. Anorak is an online life insurance advice platform that’s focused on making life insurance more accessible to consumers in a digital-first era. For years, there have been online solutions that allow you to type in a few inputs and receive quotes from a small portion of available options with very little personalization. Anorak goes beyond that by holistically understanding your financial situation and obligations in order to tailor independent recommendations for policies that will meet your needs. Anorak services interested consumers through its website and is also available through APIs for its partner ecosystem of digital financial service providers, broadening the scope of the market it can serve. London TechWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder David Vanek to learn more about how the pandemic has presented the momentum for innovation in the life insurance industry, the company’s strategic plans, and latest round of funding from investors that include Outward VC, Triple Point Ventures, Kamet Ventures, Nic Kohler, Paul Evans, Charlie Delingpole, and Will Neale.
London Tech News for the week ending 10/7 featuring news for Hubble, StepEx, and much, much more.
The European Tech Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report takes on a trip across various ecosystems in Europe, highlighting some of the notable funding activity in the various markets that we track. The notable European Tech startup fundings for the week ending 10/7/21 featuring funding details for Pleo, Juni, and eight other European fundings that you absolutely need to know about.
Everything you need to need to know about the largest London startup funding rounds of Q2 2021; broken down by industry, stage, investors, and more…
Following a strong May, June was an exceptional month for startup funding activity in London with over $1.9B pulled in across eighty-three deals! Aggregate statistics for all London funding deals by stage of funding (Early, Series A, Series B, and Late) including mention of notable rounds for June 2021.
13 fundings; ~£240M raised! London Tech News for the week ending 3/7 featuring news for Smart Pension, Thymia, and much, much more.