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Fashion tech, human risk management and cybersecurity in this week's MaddyMoney
Every week, Maddyness brings you the latest investment news from the UK startup ecosystem. Here's a recap of this week's investments.
News by Maddyness UK
19.07.2024
As AI advances, cyber threats increase. Are businesses prepared to handle the situation?
To protect vital business data from ransomware attacks, it is imperative to identify key vulnerabilities and develop comprehensive defences to protect the organisations, and recovery plans in the event of an attack. According to Kyocera, this is even more crucial as cybercriminals leverage AI to ever greater effect when constructing and carrying out their campaigns.
Opinion by Andrew Smith
19.07.2024
As AI advances, cyber threats increase. Are businesses prepared to handle the situation?
Maddyness launches MDVC, a platform to learn everything about investment funds
Maddyness launches MDVC, an investor base to find your way in the teeming world of investment and distinguish the expertise of each player.
News by Maddyness UK
18.07.2024
MDVC
Blue Earth announces Waterhaul’s £981,390 investment to propel ocean health and environmental impact
From the rugged coasts of Cornwall, Waterhaul emerges as a beacon of innovation and commitment in the fight against plastic pollution. The business has transformed the menace of discarded fishing nets into a symbol of sustainable change—stylish sunglasses.
News by Maddyness UK
18.07.2024
Blue Earth announces Waterhaul’s £981,390 investment to propel ocean health and environmental impact
Meet Rodi Basso, the CEO behind the world’s first all-electric raceboat championship
As part of our quick founder questions series - or QFQs - we spoke to Rodi Basso, CEO of E1 about electrification in the marine industry, sport to accelerate change and the power of celebrities.
Portfolio by Rodi Basso
18.07.2024
Meet Rodi Basso, the CEO behind the world’s first all-electric raceboat championship
Why the AI revolution hinges on effective data management
Artificial intelligence (AI) is on a significant hype curve. Worth more than £16.8 billion in the UK, the AI market is expected to grow to £801.6 billion by 2035. The use cases are almost endless, from enhancing medical diagnosis tools to fully automating repetitive tasks. But it takes more than just buying an off-the-shelf solution and expecting it to get to work straight away.
Opinion by Andrew Carr
17.07.2024
Andrew Carr
Events discovery simplified with locl
As part of our quick founder questions series - or QFQs - we spoke to Marcus Lee of locl about connecting with your local community, events discovery and fighting the widespread issue of loneliness.
Portfolio by Marcus Lee
17.07.2024
Events discovery simplified with locl
Layi Wasabi is rising above The Law to build a flourishing career in a fast-paced content industry
Layi Wasabi breaks the mould of Nigeria’s recent comedic offerings. In one instance, he’s “The Law,” a struggling lawyer with a suit that hangs off his 6’4 frame. In another, he’s Mr Richard, a fast-talking motivational speaker convincing anyone who cares to listen to invest in a life-changing pyramid scheme. His given name, Isaac Olayiwola, may not ring any bells, but these characters bring humour and joy to millions of people.
News by Hannatu Asheolge
17.07.2024
Layi Wasabi is rising above The Law to build a flourishing career in a fast-paced content industry
Beyond first-mover advantage: Unleashing the power of collaborative innovation
From the Wright brothers taking flight to Google revolutionising the internet, society has always been captivated by stories of pioneering "firsts". In the business world, being a first-mover has long been viewed as a powerful competitive advantage.
Opinion by Ellie Besley-Gould
16.07.2024
Beyond first-mover advantage: Unleashing the power of collaborative innovation
Get your software spending under control with Lemon
As part of our quick founder questions series - or QFQs - we spoke to Matt Bird, cofounder and CEO of Lemon about SaaS subscription dilemmas, becoming the go-to place for all things SaaS finance and the work-life balancing act.
Portfolio by Matt Bird
16.07.2024
Get your software spending under control with Lemon
In good times and even better ones: BNP Paribas and Mistral AI sign multi-year partnership
BNP Paribas and Mistral AI have signed a multi-year partnership that will provide the bank with access to current and future Mistral AI commercial models.
News by Paul Ferretti
16.07.2024
The role VCs play in a startup’s success beyond investment
Startups need much more than investment from their VCs – they need expert advice on how to build their technology in the most lean, effective way possible.
Tools by Maddyness, with OVHCloud
16.07.2024
The role VCs play in a startup’s success beyond investment
Tranforming technology: Index Ventures announces £1.79B in new funds
Index Ventures, a leading global venture capital firm, announces £1.79B in new funds to forge relationships with exceptional entrepreneurs.
News by Paul Ferretti
15.07.2024
Shardul Shah
Capital-efficient decarbonisation solutions to accelerate scaled impact, a profile of Climate Investment
With #QVCS, Maddyness profiles different funds to give founders and entrepreneurs the information they need to choose the right investor. Today, we speak to Cindi Bough, Managing Director at Climate Investment.
Portfolio by Cindi Bough
15.07.2024
Capital-efficient decarbonisation solutions to accelerate scaled impact, a profile of Climate Investment
How to help your team switch off on holiday: A guide for managers
In any business, maintaining employee wellbeing is crucial for sustainable success. As a manager, it’s essential to encourage and support your team to fully switch off during their holidays. This not only benefits their mental health but also enhances their post-holiday performance.
Tools by Andy Brown
15.07.2024
How to help your team switch off on holiday: A guide for managers

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