Calm/Storm Ventures’ new fund ushers digital health centre stage

If you ask Lucanus Polagnoli, digital health has always been front of mind as a VC but it wasn’t a viewpoint that he necessarily shared with others.  Long before the pandemic, digital health investing was still something of a niche, he said. At least, that was the mindset among many of his peers in VC, […]

Zilch wants to flip the dynamic on ‘buy now, pay later’

Buy-now-pay-later has been in the spotlight in the UK of late with the credit payment method for consumers attracting much attention and scrutiny from critics. More than 70 MPs said the BNPL space, exemplified by big players like Klarna and Clearpay, could be “the next Wonga waiting to happen” unless there is stringent regulation put […]

Ziglu wants to bring the challenger bank mindset to crypto

Mark Hipperson had a very busy Monday morning after his fintech startup Ziglu just launched its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. It set a £1 million target but the campaign surpassed that goal within three hours. As of now it’s at £1.8 million. “What we’re trying to do is add customers and profile and crowdfunding […]

A look at how Dublin’s SilverCloud is equipping people with the digital tools to manage their mental health

Under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic, digital health startup SilverCloud has seen a spike in interest in its technology for digital mental health programmes. The Dublin startup, whose backers include Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, develops a digital delivery platform for mental health therapies. Its technology is deployed with health services like the NHS, private […]

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The Reverse Pitch: Oxx

We tend to focus on the ‘plumbing’ – where technology plays a role in optimising existing processes and data flows but doesn’t necessarily add a magical ‘black box’ interpretation of the data. We’re really excited about the fact that today the cost of launching a SaaS business is very low because you have all the […]

The Reverse Pitch: MiddleGame Ventures

“Simply put, it’s a good time to be an entrepreneur (as well as a venture investor looking to back the best teams with the best ideas).” — MiddleGame’s Pascal Bouvier, Michael Meyer and Patrick Pinschmidt The above passage reads from a blog post by the founders of MiddleGame Ventures and adequately captures the firm’s optimism […]