Author Archives: FHA Admin

How to make the most out of ‘event season’

I feel as though we have blinked and event season is upon us once again. Throughout May and June, the ecosystem descends on tech and investment events across Europe – from Dublin Tech Summit to Super Venture, NOAH24, South Summit and London Tech Week. In just two months, there are more than 15 major industry […]

Purplebricks launches Purplebricks Mortgages

[Doncaster], 30 April 2024 – Purplebricks, the UK’s most popular estate agency¹, has launched Purplebricks Mortgages Limited and retired the Strike Financial Services brand. The move will see a team of more than 150 people operating under the Purplebricks Mortgages name, enabling customers to benefit from an end-to-end house buying solution on the Purplebricks platform.  […]

1991 Ventures launches £15m fund backed by UK LPs to invest in mission-driven startups across Ukraine and CEE

London, 25th March 2024 – 1991 Ventures, has launched a £15 million fund to invest in untapped Ukrainian and Central Eastern European (CEE) startup talent with global potential to solve real-world problems. The fund is backed by prominent UK-based limited partners (LPs) Venrex and Samos Investments, early institutional investors in highly successful startup programmes Seedcamp […]

AI meets engineering: Monumo reinvents the electric motor

London, 20th February: Monumo, a technology business that couples deeptech AI innovation with traditional engineering expertise to redesign the electric motor, has emerged from stealth. Monumo’s patented technology has already produced a deeptech-generated design for a switched reluctance motor (SRM*) which reduces torque ripple by 50% across the drive cycle making it significantly smoother and […]

Five FieldHouse Finds from #Slush23

There’s a multitude of reasons why FieldHouse Associates makes Slush a key part of its events calendar each year. Our clients are there and speaking (Kuda, Robin AI, Seraphim Capital, CIBC). We get to catch up with tech journalists from across Europe in one place. The parties are outstanding – with thanks to MMC Ventures, […]

Purplebricks now sells your home for free

Solihull, 12 December 2023 – Purplebricks, the UK’s most popular estate agency1, will disrupt the housing market by allowing customers to sell their homes for free as part of a progressive new operating model that places more power in the hands of homeowners.  Following its recent acquisition by Strike, the estate agency group backed by […]

Our top takeaways from Sifted Summit

Here are our takeaways from across the two days: 1/ The big takeaway from the opening session, “New rules: playing a new startup game”, was that we are undoubtedly going through a bit of a reset period. The last few years have been tough for a number of reasons – from the pandemic to the […]

“I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.”

I’ve seen many great products before, but realised that if people can’t see you, hear you, or even know you exist – is it really worth it? I grew mildly frustrated with founders getting so over-excited at the prospect of their own growth, while forgetting one fundamental thing: communicating it! That’s when I looked into […]

Global data and experience platform provider Ometria receives £8m investment from CIBC Innovation Banking

LONDON, 14 September 2023 — CIBC Innovation Banking announced today that it has provided an £8m growth capital package to Ometria, a customer data and experience platform (CDXP), headquartered in London and New York. Ometria will use the capital to further develop and advance the retail-specific AI capabilities of its platform. Founded in 2013, Ometria […]

Giving innovators a voice in the policy discussion

The view from our network of founders, investors and influencers provides a true snapshot of the UK’s tech sector – and an opportunity to build policy to reflect its passion, diversity and technical brilliance. These innovators are building businesses from the ground up and offer a different perspective to the same small circle of industry […]

Private equity is evolving

EY’s quarterly PE report shows that tech deals in Europe accounted for “one-quarter of PE’s total spend”. Key investment areas mimic that of the VC landscape – for example, cyber security is seeing a great deal of attention, along with a broader look at more traditional markets, where tech integration will become a key component […]

Bank-verified digital identity service OneID raises £1 million from ACF Investors

London, 1 September – OneID, the UK’s only provider of bank-verified digital identification services, has secured £1 million in new funding from ACF Investors. The investment will be used to further develop its product and bolster its mission to make the world a safer place by helping people prove who they are online easily and […]