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Flush with fresh funds, UK ‘eco laundry’ startup Oxwash spins up growth plans

Oxwash, a U.K. startup that’s spent the last few years applying high tech processes to shrink the environment cost of dry cleaning and commercial laundry, has trousered £10 million (~$12 millio

London-based SteadyPay helps freelancers and gig workers stabilize their income

The “gig economy” gave rise to a set of startups focused on meeting the needs of freelance and self-employed workers, from labor marketplaces Upwork and Fiverr to client management tools l

Beem, an app that lets you livestream yourself in AR, raises $4 million

What’s the next step beyond Zoom calls and FaceTime? How about beaming yourself from one device to another in real time using augmented reality? That’s the premise behind a startup called

Spoke launches music therapy app for Gen Z, raises $1.5M round led by Ada Ventures

Apps like Calm and Endel are exploring an expanding new universe of what’s becoming known as “functional sound”. Calm and others are doing it in the meditation and sleep space, while End

YELA secures $2M to reproduce Cameo’s celebrity success with an app for the Middle East

The Cameo app, where celebrities send video messages to paying fans, has taken off globally. But now the concept is set to come to the Middle East and South Asia. Tech startup YELA has secured $2 mill

Thursday snags $3.5M for a dating app that’s live once a week

Thursday, a dating app that wants to solve problems created by, well, too much time spent using dating apps, had raised a £2.5 million (~$3.5M) seed investment — a few months after launching (i

Hammock collects £1M seed for its current account for landlords and property managers

Hammock, a U.K. fintech/proptech helping landlords and property manages gain better oversight on the financial health of their rental properties, has raised £1 million in seed funding as it readies t

Olive, a startup developing an automation tool for healthcare administration, raises $51 million

Time is money, as the old adage goes, and this is doubly true in healthcare systems operating with thin margins now made even thinner thanks to the loss of revenue caused by a freeze on elective proce

Healthcare-focused venture firms are forming a best practices group for securing health data

Some of the nation’s top healthcare-focused venture capital firms are banding together to form an advisory council with the technology security certification provider HITRUST  to create best pr