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Buymie chooses Bristol for UK headquarters and launches fundraising

One of Ireland's fastest-growing start-ups has chosen Bristol as its UK headquarters as it launches a new fundraising.

Buymie, a grocery-on-demand service, is the only same-day provider with a team of personal shoppers delivering from Tesco, ASDA and the Co-op. The business, which has enjoyed a 500% year-on-year growth rate, has developed a unique algorithm called Jarvis to automate...

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Tech, media and the debt market

RSM share their insight into debt, funding and the tech industry.

Equity or debt funding? Media and tech business have access to both. But the magic of a well-funded business is in balancing the two.

Walking that line means taking on as much debt as you can manage – because it’s cheap and easy to access – but not so much that it burdens and risks the business. These forces are in...

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An Introduction to Grant Funding for R&D projects

In the latest Tech South West StartUp Studio Insight blog, non-dilutive funding experts Granted Consultancy provide a run-down of grant funding for R&D projects.

What types of grants are there?

There are two main types of grants – Capital/Business Growth grants and R&D grants.

Business Growth grants cover capital expenditure e.g. buildings or machinery, with project...

SupplyDevon helps the South West economy bounce back from Covid-19

SupplyDevon is a project that aims to help Devon’s economy bounce back and become more resilient as coronavirus lockdown restrictions are lifted.

The county is home to seven of the 20 districts predicted to be worst affected economically by the pandemic. Even before the virus, devon was home to the district with the lowest average wages in the UK. The effects of the pandemic on the...

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South West Tech Daily needs YOU

It has been a fantastic first few weeks for South West Tech Daily , the new tech news website for the South West. We have had a great response from contributors and readers alike, all of whom support our aim of providing the best expert content on the amazing innovation taking place across the region.

So far, we’ve published news stories on Spryosoft, the Dorset company named the...

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South West innovators urged to apply for £25m funding pot

A free webinar run by Innovate UK will show entrepreneurs in the South West how to apply for a share of £25m in R&D grants to support their businesses.

Innovate UK grants are a significant source of funding for companies with cutting-edge research and development (R&D). Last year the agency, which is part of the government’s UK Research and Innovation, helped businesses in...