The Reverse Pitch: Sure Valley Ventures

“We see it as our responsibility to encourage female founders, and founders from other minority groups, to feel confident enough to reach out to us, and other investors, to access the tools they need to level the playing field and build a more equitable tomorrow.” — Isabelle O’Keeffe, Principal at Sure Valley Ventures Sure Valley […]

Tech.eu Interview: Sophie Adelman, WhiteHat

“When companies say, “we are trying to solve our diversity problem”, we have said “why don’t you build and invest in a pipeline of diverse talent?” — Sophie Adelman, Co-Founder of WhiteHat In the United Kingdom, just over 50% of school leavers go on to university. While government administrations have long sought to increase the […]

Tech.eu Interview: Improving accessibility with waytoB

“I think many startups forget that their users don’t necessarily have the same level of ability than them, and are maybe not as tech savvy. We know that the public sector is lagging behind when it comes to innovation, and I believe that co-developing tech solutions with them is key.”  — Talita Holzer, co-founder waytoB […]

The Reverse Pitch: Antler

“At Antler, we believe that it is important to have exceptional people, regardless of their background and nationality, work on addressing large global opportunities and challenges.” Antler is an early-stage investor and startup generator headquartered in Singapore with offices in London (UK), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Stockholm (Sweden), Oslo (Norway), New York (USA), Nairobi (Kenya) and Sydney […]

The Reverse Pitch: True

True is a venture investor with a difference– the firm uniquely specialises in supporting companies in the retail and consumer sector. This focus allows the firm to support its portfolio companies far beyond seed funding, through their industry sector expertise and an extensive network of corporate partners. True was founded by Matt Truman and Paul Cocker […]

Catching up with Causaly

Last year, I covered the seed-round of London-based Causaly, a machine learning company that was teaching computers to read. The company is developing a natural language processing AI that seeks to read, understand and interpret all biomedical knowledge ever published. The scale of the problem Causaly is trying to solve grows enormously each day. Every […]

Tech.eu Interview: Wiktor Warchałowski, CEO and co-founder of Airly

Last month, the European Union’s Environment Agency released a landmark report with a shocking finding: 412,000 Europeans were killed prematurely due to poor air quality in 2016 (the most recent year data is available). Thousands more across the continent suffer from medical conditions attributed to poor air quality, including heart disease, lung disease and strokes. […]