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Ultraleap raise £60 million in Series D fundraise

By SETsquared-Bristol / 17th November 2021

Our alumnus and University of Bristol spin-out, Ultraleap, the world leader in interface technologies – hand tracking and mid-air haptics – today announced it has completed a £60 million ($82 million) Series D round of investment. The raise will enable Ultraleap to further develop and commercialise its revolutionary technologies for existing and next generation computing platforms. Significant new investors including Tencent, British…

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Forth raise £1.6m to launch ground-breaking femtech product

By SETsquared-Bristol / 5th November 2021

SETsquared Bristol member, Forth, is set to capitalise on the growth in the female science and technology market as it has secured £1.6m funding to support the launch of its ground-breaking female health product. Leading the team at Forth is CEO and Co-founder Sarah Bolt. She said: “Today, more and more people are realising that…

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Plans announced for FinTech West Accelerator

By SETsquared-Bristol / 29th October 2021

We were delighted to announce plans for a FinTech West Accelerator in partnership with Engine Shed during the FinTech West Summit at Bristol Technology Festival 2021. Drawing on recently published research from the University of Bristol, our vision is for a collaborative regional programme placed at the heart of a partnership of industry, academia and the regional technology…

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Inspiring girls and women to find their place in a technology career on Ada Lovelace Day

By SETsquared-Bristol / 25th October 2021

On Tuesday 12 October, we were delighted to host our fourth ‘Inspiring Women and Girls In STEAM’ event, in celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, in partnership with Engine Shed.   Ada Lovelace, a 19th century mathematician, is widely credited as the first computer programmer, and best known for her work with Charles Babbage to develop the ‘Analytical Engine’…

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Bristol Technology Festival unveils schedule for October showcase

By SETsquared-Bristol / 5th October 2021

Bristol Technology Festival (BTF) has unveiled a packed schedule for its tech showcase event, taking place next week, 11-15 October 2021. Now into its third edition, BTF is an annual celebration designed to bring together events, people and communities to share, learn and explore technology developments in the southwest region. Events will encompass a range…

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Breakthrough Bursary returns to support BAME tech founders

By SETsquared-Bristol / 21st September 2021

We are proud to relaunch our Breakthrough Bursary for the third year, continuing our commitment to promoting inclusion and equal opportunities in tech. The bursary supports BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) entrepreneurs in the UK to access business support through our award-winning incubation programme, including university spinouts, and startups from the private sector. Women…

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Cardiff joins the SETsquared Partnership

By SETsquared-Bristol / 14th September 2021

Cardiff University has become the sixth partner of SETsquared, the world’s top-ranked university-business incubator. Cardiff joins the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton, and Surrey and will further strengthen the group’s capability for providing enterprise and innovation programmes for researchers, entrepreneurs and high-growth companies in its ecosystem. The SETsquared Partnership has an enviable track-record having…

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#Idea2Pitch returns as part of Bristol Technology Festival to support early-stage tech startups

By SETsquared-Bristol / 24th August 2021

Our free #Idea2Pitch workshop for tech startups is returning in-person at Engine Shed on 13th October 2021 as part of Bristol Technology Festival. #Idea2Pitch is a chance for novice entrepreneurs to explore the viability of a new business idea or for early-stage companies to enhance and hone their skills before approaching investors. The event includes…

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Gapsquare joins forces with XpertHR to provide advanced pay equity solutions

By SETsquared-Bristol / 2nd August 2021

SETsquared Bristol alumnus, Gapsquare, has announced that from today, 2 August 2021, the company is joining XpertHR. Gapsquare is aware that a shift towards a fairer world of working is becoming increasingly important to both employers and employees. Around the globe, businesses are grappling with evolving legislation and the expectations of an up and coming…

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Pioneering app that supports breastfeeding mums to launch during World Breastfeeding Week

By SETsquared-Bristol / 2nd August 2021

SETsquared Bristol member, LatchAid, the Gloucestershire/Bristol firm using innovative technology to revolutionise breastfeeding, is expanding further by launching its new app during World Breastfeeding Week. Lack of breastfeeding is a global concern and the UK has the worst breastfeeding rate in the world. Breastfeeding reduces risks of diseases for mothers and babies, improves life expectancy,…

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