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LatchAid case study: Using tech to support breastfeeding and motherhood

By SETsquared-Bristol / 4th October 2021

To help our aspiring entrepreneurs and future SETsquared Bristol members, we showcase member and alumni case studies demonstrating the breadth of tech at SETsquared Bristol and what it takes to achieve success. We had a chat with LatchAid Founder and CEO, Dr. Chen Mao Davies… LatchAid Key Facts Start date: July 2018 Market sector: Femtech Location: Bristol Number of employees: 3 Amount…

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LOQBOX case study: A mission to end financial exclusion globally

By SETsquared-Bristol / 19th August 2021

To help our aspiring entrepreneurs and future SETsquared Bristol members, we showcase member and alumni case studies demonstrating the breadth of tech at SETsquared Bristol and what it takes to achieve success. We had a chat with LOQBOX Co-founders and Co-CEOs, Tom Eyre and Gregor Mowat… LOQBOX Key Facts Start date: January 2017 Market sector: Fintech Location: …

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TravelLocal merges with trip.me to create global online marketplace for tailor-made travel and take full advantage of the post-pandemic rebound of international travel

By SETsquared-Bristol / 3rd August 2021

SETsquared Bristol alumnus, TravelLocal.com, the global tailor-made holidays platform, has announced that it has merged with Berlin-based trip.me, and raised additional funding from existing growth investors. The merger creates one of the most significant online marketplaces for tailor-made travel, with a strong presence in both English-language and German-language markets. Given the anticipated boom in demand…

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LOQBOX and ClearScore launch world’s first app integration for the financially excluded

By SETsquared-Bristol / 27th July 2021

SETsquared Bristol alumnus, LOQBOX, and ClearScore have partnered to help UK consumers build a credit history, support them in getting a head start on credit and secure a responsible financial future. Financial exclusion impacts billions of people around the world, including younger people who are thin file* or new to credit. As the UK economy…

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GenomeKey case study: Saving lives through early diagnosis of sepsis

By SETsquared-Bristol / 7th July 2021

To help our aspiring entrepreneurs and future SETsquared Bristol members, we showcase member and alumni case studies demonstrating the breadth of tech at SETsquared Bristol and what it takes to achieve success. We had a chat with GenomeKey CEO, Michael Roberts… GenomeKey Facts Start date:  August 2019 Market sector: Medtech/diagnostics Location: Bristol Number of employees: 9 growing to 12 and beyond Amount…

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KETS Quantum Security raises £3.1 million to keep data safe from the next generation of quantum-computing enabled hackers

By SETsquared-Bristol / 16th June 2021

SETsquared Bristol member, KETS Quantum Security, has raised a £3.1 million round to bring to market hardware to protect data from a new generation of cyberattacks that will use quantum computers to break through all existing encryption protections. Progress in the field of quantum computing has been advancing exponentially over the past decade. With that progress,…

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Byrd is overfunding on Seedrs

By SETsquared-Bristol / 1st June 2021

SETsquared Bristol member, Byrd, a technology startup for runners, is currently overfunding on the equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Byrd’s unique EQAI coach builds the right run at the right time for each individual using over 1 billion variables. The investment from the raise will enable Byrd to launch in September 2021. Edd Baldry, CEO said:…

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KETS case study: The future of secure communications, today

By SETsquared-Bristol / 27th May 2021

To help our aspiring entrepreneurs and future SETsquared Bristol members, we showcase member and alumni case studies demonstrating the breadth of tech at SETsquared Bristol and what it takes to achieve success. We had a chat with KETS Quantum Security CEO and Co-founder, Chris Erven… Key Facts Start date:  July 2016 Market sector: Cyber security Location: Bristol Number of employees: 13 Amount…

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AutonoMe secures investment to expand support to vulnerable people

By SETsquared-Bristol / 10th May 2021

SETsquared Bristol member, the Bristol-based educational technology developer AutonoMe, has raised over £400k in its latest funding round to further enhance its support for vulnerable people in Education and Social Care settings. The investment, which has been made by City Funds, South East Angels, Bristol Private Equity Club and current shareholders, will help AutonoMe to…

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CARB-X is funding UK-biotech GenomeKey to develop a rapid diagnostic for sepsis, a leading cause of death in hospitals

By SETsquared-Bristol / 29th April 2021

(BOSTON) – CARB-X is awarding SETsquared Bristol member, GenomeKey (Genomics Labs Ltd.) in Bristol, UK, up to $9.5 million in grant funding to develop an innovative rapid diagnostic for sepsis. The new diagnostic would significantly reduce the time it takes to determine what bacteria are causing an infection and which antibiotics would be most effective…

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