London Brief #25: Pitch for £500,000 from Fuel.Ventures

Get into Startupbootcamp IoT, listen about UX at Cocoon Networks, and… Read more in this issue.


Mark Pearson of Fuel.Ventures is using Facebook to find someone to invest in, promising an average investment of £500,000.

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, has given awards to Desolenator, Trylife and SafetyNet Technologies at the Pitch@Palace 7.0

In the news

AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards 2017 winners are as follows:

Startupbootcamp IoT London is now open for applications. Ten startups can get into a 3-month accelerator programme and receive network support, co-working space, and £15,000 for expenses.

Eye Candies

If you read this before 4 May, check out the event about UX and Design in IoT products at Cocoon Networks, with talks from Kickstarter, Seymourpowell, Special Projects and Morrama

The second D&AD Festival is now over, and it has left a lot of awards and creative ads to look at. Here are the picks for Digital Design and Digital Marketing.

This whirring gadget you can see everywhere now is a fidget spinner. It seems to be very popular now, but it is an old invention, patented in 1997 according to Wikipedia. Now, as the patent has expired, you can spin it all day.

Business as usual

Number of the day

£500,000: The amount Mark Person wants to invest in your startup.


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