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FemTech startup Elvie gets $6m in round led by Octopus Ventures
posted on March 22, 2017

Elvie, a UK company developing smart health devices for women, has raised $6m in a round led by Octopus Ventures.

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Top Tech Stats: FinTech, inspirational leaders & more
posted on July 2, 2016

Welcome to your roundup of some of the past week’s most interesting surveys, reports and statistics relevant to those involved in the UK tech industry. This week, we have statistics covering FinTech, mental health and inspiration in the workplace. Mental health One in six workers experience depression, anxiety or stress, and according to The Office…

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Passion Capital invests in home care platform HomeTouch
posted on December 22, 2015

HomeTouch, a platform that helps people find vetted and experienced home carers, has secured investment from Passion Capital. The London-based company declined to reveal the exact level of funding provided by the VC firm, but it brings the total amount raised by the company so far this year to over £500,000. HomeTouch said it will use the capital…

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Wayra and MSD launch healthcare accelerator Velocity
posted on September 24, 2015

Wayra has partnered with global pharmaceutical giant MSD to launch the Velocity Health startup accelerator dedicated to using digital to offer preventative healthcare solutions. Up to £64,000 – half in investment, half in support services – will be given to startups working in two key areas: reimagining healthcare beyond the 21st century, and addressing the challenges outlined in…

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Hackney Council launches £250,000 healthtech fund
posted on September 15, 2015

Hackney Council has launched its second health innovation fund to support projects that aim to make the area around Tech City a healthier and happier place. The local authority is offering grants of up to £30,000 from its £250,000 pot to projects using creative ways to tackles issues including obesity, sexual health and substance misuse….

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Your.MD digital health startup raises $5m
posted on July 2, 2015

London-based digital health startup Your.MD has raised a $5m seed funding round led by Smedvig Capital, with participation from its existing angel investors. The company has already signed a partnership with the NHS to use clinically-approved data to power its personalised mobile health assistant and will use the cash to improve its AI capabilities so…

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UK population faces Digital Amnesia
posted on July 1, 2015

The ‘Google Effect’, the impact on our memory of being able to find information online[i] has extended to include important personal information and mobile devices, a new study by Kaspersky Lab has found. The study reveals that the majority of connected consumers in the UK can’t recall critical phone numbers from memory, including those of…

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Lightpoint Medical raises $3m for cancer detecting tech
posted on January 5, 2015

Lightpoint Medical, a company pioneering real-time cancer detecting technology, has raised $3m (£2m) in series A investment. The Hertfordshire and Massachusetts-based startup develops technology that aims to tackle the high rate of followup operations undergone by people with some cancers, most notably breast and prostate cancer. It helps surgeons find the cancer in real-time during operations with…

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Patients Know Best raises $1.7m to give patients control over their records
posted on November 17, 2014

Patients Know Best (PKB) has raised $1.7m investment led by global venture capital fund Maxfield Capital. The Cambridge-based startup is the world’s first fully patient-controlled online medical records system. It particularly addresses patients being treated by multiple care teams, giving anyone involved a single view of their medical records to help provide more rounded, joined-up care….

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Brain in Hand raises £200k to support neurological conditions
posted on September 3, 2014

Health tech startup Brain in Hand has raised £200k to help support more people across the UK. The Exeter-based company helps people with neurological diseases achieve goals and facilitates higher levels of independence. £150k of the investment comes from The Solent Growth Hub with the remainder from Clearly Social Angels. Help in all situations Brain…

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Apple prohibits HealthKit app developers from selling health data
posted on August 29, 2014

Apple has tightened its rules around the use of health data by developers making apps that connect to the HealthKit aggregation platform. The company has changed its privacy policy to state explicitly that developers can’t draw data from Apple’s platform for their apps, then pass it on in some form to marketers. The policy change comes just…

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3D printing indoors can be bad for your health
posted on August 1, 2013

Here’s a tip for anyone considering opening up a 3D printing factory in their basement: Crack open a window. Fumes from 3D printers can, over time, be hazardous to your health, according to a paper published in the journal Atmospheric Environment. The researchers compare operating a 3D printer in a non- ventilated area to smoking a cigarette…

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HealthTech startup LiveSmart closes £700,000 Seed
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Founders Factory graduate Vidsy lands £1.3m
posted on March 29, 2017