Successful Start-ups

Anna Jenkins, floral tributes, Tik Tok

TikTok now a dead cert for SME owners post-pandemic

MILLENNIAL entrepreneur Anna Jenkins creates bespoke flower tributes for funerals and sells them on TikTok. She also does weddings and baby showers, but funerals...
Lost Boys brewery, George and Jordan

St Albans’ Lost Boys Brewery: finding the path to beer glory

By HAL WILLIAMS LIKE many of the UKs great craft beer manufacturers, the Lost Boys Brewery started as a homebrew. Four co-founders — George Sanderson (head...
Polzyme mulch

Dirty rotten plastic? Biodegradable film cuts pollution and costs

A new Spanish firm hopes to end agricultural plastic waste with an environmentally friendly product. HAL WILLIAMS speaks to the founders… PLASTIC is pretty much...
Self driving Uber prototype in San Francisco

Uber über alles? Ride-hailing firm damaged by leaked files

By HEATHER LEAH SMITH DISTURBING details have surfaced surrounding ride-hailing service Uber’s chaotic global expansion period. Uber was founded in the US in 2009; within three...
Preply Employees, Barcelona

Ukrainian support from ed-tech series C

UKRAINIAN-founded Preply has raised $50m in its series C, amassing more than $100m in investments since its inception. From an education start-up, Preply has become...
The Neutrocheck device

Cancer treatment gets boost from med-tech development

52 NORTH Health, a UK- and US-based med-tech start-up, has raised £1m in its first round of funding from British and European specialist investors. 52...
Microsoft for Start-ups, Ansarada

Global partnership to give start-ups wings

A NEW global collaboration aims to make it easier and faster for start-ups to raise capital and grow. Start-ups play a pivotal role in a...
Women's Day graphic

No more Ms Nice Girl: trust your gut instinct

Business coach and podcaster Melitta Campbell gives BV readers some timely advice for International Women’s Day RESEARCH last year by Starling Bank found more than...
Orgnostic diagram

Power to the HR people: New tools ‘democratise’ analytics

PEOPLE analytics is about to be “democratised” for fast-growing firms, according to Orgnostic — which has raised $5m to make it happen. The tools available...
Future Fifty

UK’s ‘maturing’ tech sector sees 15 firms in Future Fifty programme

GROWTH platform Tech Nation has announced 15 companies selected to join the UK’s Future Fifty programme for late-stage digital businesses. It’s been a record-breaking year,...