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HomeTouch gets £700,000 in funding to expand across the UK
posted on July 21, 2016

HomeTouch has closed a £700,000 funding round from Global Founders Capital (GFC) to boost its growth across the whole of the UK by 2017.

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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…

Video Roundup: Elevator Pitch Awards 2015
posted on December 18, 2015

Check out the video above for a roundup of the Elevator Pitch Awards 2015. It was a great evening that honoured some fantastic companies. For your chance to be a winner next year, make sure you apply for the competition when applications open in January. We’ve seen 65 companies join our Elevator Pitch alumni club including…

Elevator Pitch Awards 2015
posted on November 26, 2015

Last night we celebrated the success of the latest Elevator Pitch series, representing the best of UK startups this year, with our Elevator Pitch Awards 2015. It is hard to believe this is the 5th series of the Elevator Pitch. Since we began, we’ve taken startups on a speed boat ride, thirty-three floors up a…

Tech entrepreneurs take wild ride in the Elevator Pitch series 5 final
posted on September 23, 2015

14 entrepreneurs took a rather fun rickshaw tour of London’s landmarks as part of the final round of the Elevator Pitch series 5. As always, our founders had just 30 seconds to pitch their business, while trying to take in the fabulous scenery. The business pitches ranged from an affordable hardware and internet package to ensure everyone can…

HomeTouch uses tech to put caring back in care work – Startup of the Week
posted on September 16, 2015

Welcome to the first episode of the Elevator Pitch series 5! Every week we publish a 30-second pitch from our Elevator Pitch winners. These startups, chosen by a panel of expert judges for their potential to change the world, join an alumni group that includes the likes of YPlan, Hassle, and Glow, and have to-date…

HomeTouch wins angels, launches, IFA Berlin kicks off & more in your week in tech
posted on September 4, 2015

HomeTouch raises around from Wild Blue Cohort angels syndicate, launches its peer-to-peer service, IFA Berlin one of the biggest consumer tech shows in Europe opens its doors. And, stop the press, Google changes its logo… Georgie Barrat presents all this and more in your Week in Tech. Download of the week Our download of the…

Angel network Wild Blue Cohort makes HomeTouch investment
posted on September 1, 2015

Members of Wild Blue Cohort, the pioneering new business angel investment network in West London, have completed their first investment as a syndicate in HomeTouch, an online marketplace that connects people looking for care with self-employed carers. Despite over 7,000 care agencies in the UK, families struggle to find high quality, affordable home care for elderly relatives….

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Iris Capital launches €250m European tech investment fund
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