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A boom on the horizon: VC investment in HealthTech
posted on March 21, 2017

Can the UK overtake the US in terms of VC investment? Seasoned investor Andrew Elder, of Albion Ventures, thinks so.


Are wearables the future of healthcare?
posted on March 16, 2017

Wearables aren’t just for fitness and fun, they’re helping to improve healthcare, too. Emily Spaven reports.

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5 UK tech firms using AI to transform healthcare
posted on January 30, 2017

Here are some of the UK’s most promising technology firms using AI to disrupt the healthcare industry.

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AI and health: Could robots replace our doctors?
posted on July 18, 2016

Numerous companies in the healthcare space are experimenting with artificial intelligence, but what does the future hold in this sphere? Grace Caffyn explores.  You’ll probably know IBM’s supercomputer, Watson, from its 2011 appearance on Jeopardy. Up against two of the US quiz show’s longest-running and highest-earning contestants, Watson clinched a $1m prize after answering a…

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AI and healthcare: An analytics revolution
posted on July 8, 2016

Todor Primov, life sciences product manager at Ontotext, discusses some of the ways artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the face of healthcare. A common joke among certain circles is that AI can be defined as “whatever we haven’t done yet”. While the current popularity of AI among investors, startups and the wider media is unparalleled,…


Digital healthcare provider Babylon closes $25m Series A round
posted on January 14, 2016

Digital healthcare service Babylon has raised a $25m (£17.4m) Series A funding round led by Swedish group Investment AB Kinnevik. The London-based company also received investment from the founders of  BXR Group, Deepmind — a British artificial intelligence company acquired by Google for £400m — Innocent Drinks and Hoxton Ventures, a fund set up to propel European…


Where smart tech investment is going this year
posted on January 6, 2016

Sam Myers is an investor at London-based Balderton Capital, a venture fund that invests in early-stage European technology businesses. In this article, he shares his views on what the top tech investment trends will be in 2016. There are two broad areas I think will continue to be VCs’ sweethearts in 2016: healthcare and cybersecurity. Healthcare As…


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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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…


UK’s Zesty raises $7.2m
posted on May 11, 2015

Healthcare appointment booking platform Zesty has raised a $7.2m Series A funding round led by Innovation Capital. They were joined in the round by Qualcomm Ventures and Maya Capital, plus existing investors Mangrove Capital Partners, TA Ventures and ABRT. The London-based startup, which offers services including dental, GP and more specialist health bookings, will use the…


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….


The rise in corporate accelerators is a cause for celebration
posted on September 2, 2014

Accelerators are far from a new idea. IdeaLab, the first of the type we’ve become used to, was founded in 1996 by Bill Gross and is still going. But the approach is now starting to be picked up by companies far outside the startup world. The latest and most intriguing comes from Bayer Healthcare, making…

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The Midlands, Birmingham

Top tech hubs in the Midlands
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Report: AI and IoT attracted almost half of InsurTech funding in 2016
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Tech in Cambridge: A successful hub with a marketing problem
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HealthTech startup LiveSmart closes £700,000 Seed
posted 11 hours ago

East of England

Top tech hubs in the East of England
posted on March 29, 2017


Founders Factory graduate Vidsy lands £1.3m
posted on March 29, 2017