London Brief #28: Winning London startups

Learn which London startups are the winners, and see how $1bn does not make much difference. Read more in this issue.

In the news

London startups are winning! Memrise, a mnemotechnic e-learning app from East London, has won ‘Best App’ at the 2017 Google Play Awards. Vidsy, a startup that helps to create marketing mobile videos has won Facebook’s Innovation Spotlight video category. Curve, a fintech that offers one MasterCard to rule all your cards, has won Wired Money‘s Startup Pitch. Congratulations!

TfL has announced six startups that will help “keep London moving” in the Nitrous London accelerator. The selected startups are Alchera Technologies, Blubel, Faxi, NumberEight, Pedals, and TravelAi.

Bluetable is a new healthtech accelerator founded by Bupa. Apply here.

Upcoming Events

Save the date for The London Lean Startup Summit — one of the most exciting London events in 2017! We’ll gather during London Tech Week on 13 & 14 June at the London Stock Exchange and Here East. Our readers can register with a Netguru discount.

Business as usual

Number of the day

$101bn: Softbank Vision Fund makes $1bn investment look small.


London Brief is a weekly selection of essential information about startups, technology and the business scene in London. Got news? Give us a shout at

Radek Zaleski

On behalf of the London Brief Team

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