Julian Ranger

  • SocialSafe Raises Further $1M, Microsoft ‘Life-Log’ Researcher Gordon Bell Becomes Investor And Advisor

    SocialSafe Raises Further $1M, Microsoft ‘Life-Log’ Researcher Gordon Bell Becomes Investor And Advisor

    Microsoft Researcher Gordon Bell has joined SocialSafe as an investor and advisor. Bell is widely-known for his pioneering work in ‘Life-logging’ and has co-authored the book “Total Recall” based on his research. And while SocialSafe’s plans are almost certainly nothing quite on the same scale as Bell’s vision, his involvement reaffirms where the… Read More

  • SocialSafe, The Social Media Back-Up Tool, Raises $400K To Out-Archive Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

    SocialSafe, The Social Media Back-Up Tool, Raises $400K To Out-Archive Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

    SocialSafe, the social media back-up tool co-founded by Julian Ranger‘s iBundle and 1minus1, has announced that it’s raised £250,000 (~$400k) in what’s being called a Series A round. That’s because Ranger, who is a prominent angel investor in the UK, has already funded the startup to the tune of £300k, bringing the total raised by SocialSafe to £550k (~$885k). Read More

  • Julian Ranger's DAD app hopes to set your digital assets free

    Julian Ranger's DAD app hopes to set your digital assets free

    There’s no doubt that managing and sharing digital assets – photos, videos, music, contacts and other documents – around the home or indeed with friends and family can be a pain. Services such as Dropbox and SugarSync have gone someway to address this problem but, arguably, the problem hasn’t yet been solved. In fact, by some estimates, digital data is increasing… Read More

  • Guest post: Cleaning up privacy for a Facebook generation

    Guest post: Cleaning up privacy for a Facebook generation

    This is a guest post by Julian Ranger (@rangerj) an Angel investor and founder of Surrey, UK-based innovation hub iBundle. Current iBundle projects include Raffle.it. SocialSafe, mifiction and DAD. Julian has been an investor since 2007. Previously he was founder and Managing Director of STASYS Ltd, which he sold to Lockheed Martin in 2005. Privacy is something we jealously guard in real life. Read More

  • Mifiction takes 80s style 'game books' mobile

    Mifiction takes 80s style 'game books' mobile

    [UK] Remember ‘game books‘, those branching stories where the reader could influence the outcome by making narrative decisions at various points throughout the book? They were very popular in the 80s, so perhaps not. Either way, Surrey-based mifiction wants to update the concept for the mobile age – and in doing so hopes to encourage younger audiences to read (and buy books… Read More