Posted Friday 1st January 2021
As we leave 2020 behind it is time to start looking forward to what the new year will bring. Sifted have gone a step further and put ‘pen to paper’ (text to screen?) for all to see. What are their predictions for the start-up scene in 2021?
In 2013 Mosa Meat showcased the first cultivated beef burger as they begin to develop ‘clean meat technology’. The company have now raised £56m in a Series B funding round and brings together a number of leading investors. It may be a few years before the products make it to consumers but the future of meat production is not too far away.
Although a number of tech firms decided not to IPO once the crisis hit, 2020 was still a good year for European start-ups floating. UK Tech News have created a roundup of largest IPOs across Europe last year.
Buying a top-end smartphone has become expensive in recent years which has led to an increase in second-hand renting schemes. Until now, brands have resisted partnering with such schemes but Samsung has now joined forces with Grover to help customers get hold of their handsets at a more reasonable price. If you can’t beat them, join them…
Cosmos, an online platform that creates virtual venues has raised £2m in seed funding to bring the office to home. The start-up was founded by entrepreneurs from Citymapper and TransferWise to provide human interaction without being together physically.
We were delighted to finish 2020 with such good news. We have advised the Founders of Eat Natural on its sale to the Ferrero Group, the global confectionary company. The sale will see the Ferrero Group maintain and grow the Eat Natural brand.
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Anthony Fletcher, CEO of Graze, the healthy snack brand, recently spoke at the Joelson Founder's Fireside event to discuss the journey of developing Graze over the last decade.
James Davidson, Co-Founder of Tails.com, the subscription-based dog food supplier, spoke at the recent Joelson Founder's Fireside event.