Episode 1 Ventures

Draper Esprit invests in early-stage VCs Seedcamp and Episode 1

<a target="_blank" href="http://draperesprit.com/">Draper Esprit</a>, the <a target="_blank" href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2016/06/14/why-would-a-vc-firm-ipo-simon-cook-of-draper-esprit-explains/"

Triptease, The Startup That Helps Hotels Increase Direct Sales, Closes $7M Series A

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.triptease.com/">Triptease</a>, the startup that provides a SaaS to enable hotels to increase direct sales, has closed $7 million in Series A funding. Investors incl

SimplyCook Is A Recipe-Kit Startup That Avoids Being In The Fresh Food Delivery Business

UK startup SimplyCook is another recipe kit service. However, unlike competitors HelloFresh, Gousto, Marley Spoon, and Shuttlecook, the company doesn't send you all of the fresh ingredients required t

Triptease Raises $2M To Help Hotels Increase Direct Bookings

I’ve often wondered why hotels don’t do a better job at direct selling, rather than letting a plethora of travel sites and hotel booking aggregators, such as Booking.com and Expedia, cream

Online Realtor eMoov Bags £1.5M

Following last year's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/06/19/zoopla-shares-up-after-london-ipo-founder-and-atlas-ventures-cash-in/">IPO of property portal and search engine Zoopla</a>, and pl

Balderton Capital Leads £1.3M Seed In UK Car Buying Platform Carwow

Despite <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/01/19/blinkx-founder-chandratillake-becomes-balderton-capital-partner-as-maloney-steps-back/">saying</a> it was ‘doubling down’ to become a ‘mai