Continuing to travel the globe 🌍 in search of extraordinary startups that ordinary people could benefit from, startups with daring, innovative and brilliant ideas and attitude, startups whose one foot is in the future dictating progress for humanity. Today’s stop is UK startups with their avant-garde concepts and cutting edge technology.
Intelligent minds together with pioneering high tech of Prowler.io will start the list of UK 15 most fascinating startups.
Prowler.io https://www.prowler.io/ is “Creating a future without limits” by developing the world’s first principled AI decision-making platform.
“PROWLER.io’s Decision Making systems:
learn from experience
use Probabilistic models that are flexible enough to generalise to novel situations
adapt to changing environments by refining their strategies in data-driven ways
continually update their environmental models in light of data collected while operating.
use Reinforcement Learning (RL) algorithms that can help estimate, account for and even reduce uncertainty
can cope with the uncertainties of finite – even small – amounts of data
can favour decisions that loop back fresh information to models
use Game Theory to operate in multi-agent settings
can cooperate – and compete – by inferring what humans and other AIs are trying to do”.
ZigZag Global http://www.zigzag.global/ “ZigZag Global is a B2B software platform that helps retailers manage and resell returned stock in local markets. ZigZag provides a retailer branded returns portal that links from the returns page on your website that allows your customers to return an item. Our software makes intelligent decisions to decide where is best to send the return to a ZigZag warehouse so we can consolidate, resell or refulfil to another customer. By using the ZigZag returns platform, retailers can save money on returns, customers can get faster refunds and stock will be back in the supply chain and available for sale more quickly”.
“Working to pre-agreed margins and timelines, ZigZag can list your returned stock on over 20 global marketplaces in 8 different languages until sold, on a revenue share basis. Once the item sells, you will be credited for the sale, turning your returns into cash. Marketplace fees may apply”. In addition, Zigzag will route items “intelligently to where they have the highest propensity to sell”. The unique approach of this forward – looking startup has detailed, thought throughout steps on cost controlled returns, tracked returns, warehouse only option, payment options, speed, grading, consolidation, fulfillment, packaging, resale, white label service, intelligent routing, sustainability, paperless returns, recycling and destroying goods and much more.
Bricklane.com https://bricklane.com Earn returns from your investment in rental income and capital growth. “Bricklane.com is an online investment platform enabling everyone to invest in expertly chosen property portfolios, from £100. Once you’ve invested, your money is entered into the next fortnightly cycle to buy shares in your chosen property portfolio. Before investment, it’s held securely in a segregated account at a major UK high street bank. Your investment is spread across the properties in your chosen portfolios. You now own a slice of expertly chosen homes. Your investment will reflect the change in property prices and the rental income these homes generate. The value of your shares will change after every fortnightly investment cycle, which will be shown on your dashboard. Rental income is automatically reflected in the value of your shares. You can choose to receive this income quarterly as a dividend, or reinvest into property, compounding your returns. As more people invest in the funds, money is used to buy more properties. As the portfolios grow, your investment is automatically spread across each property added to the fund. Properties and tenants are managed on your behalf, in conjunction with our partner Touchstone. We are committed to providing tenants with an excellent renting experience. Submit a request to withdraw at anytime online via your dashboard. We do not lock you in to a minimum investment period, and there are no withdrawal fees”.
LFA http://www.thelondonfashionagency.com/ Modern approach to PR at affordable prices. Startup founder Rosie Davies business motto: “Being all things to all people is a recipe for mediocrity.”
“Ready to cut your monthly PR spend but still get great results?
LFA online coverage “LFA’s brands were featured online countless times in 2017 in publications like Emerald Street, The Pool, Evening Standard and The Independent, increasing our client’s website traffic by 200%”. Printed coverage “We gained over 250 pieces of print coverage for our brands in 2017 in some of the UK’s best publications. Our brands were featured in Red, Woman & Home, The Guardian, Stella, YOU Mag, Sunday Times Style, ES Mag, Stylist and more”. Influencer coverage “2017 was the year of Instagram, and we worked with over 100 influencers including @dresslikeamum, @mother_of_daughters, @eimearvarianbarry, @kavitacola, to name a few”. Great and innovative startup that changed the concept of PR. The website is amazing, the concept is of the future and story of success behind it is inspiring because the founder of this startup struggled with severe dyslexia from an early age (https://startups.co.uk source). Davies is also a founder of PRdispatch.
At https://prdispatch.com you will learn how to do your own PR, 39 pounds per month and you will get top UK press contacts. If you are selling products online, PR dispatch is for you. From the founder “In 2011 I was first introduced to PR through an internship at an independent brand. With no budget, contacts or previous training, I quickly achieved magazine coverage. Great product and understanding publications was key. I was shocked to find out that traditional PR retainers started at £3,000 p/m.
2 years later I founded the multi award-winning London Fashion Agency. To date, our team has gained over 600 pieces of magazine coverage for independent brands with our affordable approach to PR.
Now, through PR Dispatch, we are giving independent brands everything they need to maximise their chances of press coverage from £39p/m.
I know that brands can sell their product better than anyone else, so why not sell it to magazine editors and spend the thousands you would have spent with an agency somewhere else. I believe this is the future of gaining magazine coverage.”
– Rosie Davies,
Founder of PR Dispatch & The London Fashion Agency
Floom https://www.floom.com/ Beautifully arranged bouquets by independent florists, for any occasion. The company is always looking for talented and passionate local florists. The reason why Floom chooses local independent florists – “It’s not always easy to find beautifully crafted bouquets when ordering flowers online or dashing to your local supermarket. That’s why we celebrate the amazing local florists who bring true passion and talent to every flower arrangement they assemble”. This fantastic UK startup is coming to the Big Apple.
Funding Invoice http://fundinginvoice.com/ “Historically, the business world has been reliant on banks for funding which can be difficult when banks are unwilling to lend – not to mention the slow processes, hidden costs and complicated contracts often associated with borrowing from the bank.
Funding Invoice offers a new take on an old method of funding your business. We’ve taken factoring & invoice discounting, removed some of the inefficiencies and built an online platform where businesses can raise fast and flexible finance.
Borrow against your invoices with Funding Invoice – stop waiting for payment!” Issue invoice in the morning, get paid later the same day, no contracts. “There’s just one fee to use us – a small percentage of your invoice. There are no set-up fees, monthly fees or hidden fees. All investments are backed by invoices owed by blue-chip companies and are verified by Funding Invoice”.
The Profs https://www.theprofs.co.uk/ Professional Private Tutors “We connect students, professionals and companies that are in need of academic help with a network of highly-qualified professional self-employed private tutors and education consultants.
We are creating a knowledge sharing platform whereby value-added and personalised academic support can be provided to students at all levels in any subject wherever they are.
The Profs works with 300+ vetted educators that have worked with around 3000 students globally in subjects as diverse as finance, statistical modelling, econometrics, epidemiology, accounting, JAVA, and the bio sciences. They consist of university academics, PhD students, professional private tutors, retired executives and entrepreneurs with a strong academic background”.
Great App for pregnancy and motherhood https://baby2body.com/#/landing, for all the worried moms and future moms this app will give you a peace of mind. “What’s the best thing about getting daily pregnancy tips and weekly new mom tips personalized to your exact stage? It’s that they’re completely free! You’ll get an update on baby’s growth, 2 tips for your healthy lifestyle and an inspirational quote for good measure. Ever wonder how many days to go before your due date? With our daily due date countdown you always know how long until your special day. Don’t worry moms, we haven’t forgotten about you! We’ll show you the age of your little one in days and months. Whether you want to read an article on safer skincare, try a nutrient-rich recipe, listen to a meditation podcast, follow along with workout video in your home or skim an informative infographic – how you stay informed is up to you. However you learn best, we’ve got you covered”.
Transformify https://www.transformify.org/ “CSR Recruitment Platform helping businesses to access global talent, transfer secure payments, enter new markets, and boost sustainable growth”.
https://www.lovethesales.com/ Great sales on popular brands. Fashion for less, check it out.
https://laundrapp.com/ “You do the living, we do the laundry” is the slogan for one of my favorite startup. They collect, clean and deliver right to your doorstep. Laundrapp puts a Quality Guarantee on all items.
Property Partner https://www.propertypartner.co/ is property investment startup that offers diversified portfolio “Times have changed. So has property investing.
Discover the simpler, safer way to grow your property portfolio – built for the changing times”. Auto-invest is one of the services offered:
“Make automatic investments into properties handpicked by leading UK experts
Earn 5% interest as soon as you deposit funds
We are offering 5% Enhanced Rental Income on all new residential listings, up from an average rental yield of 3.4%*”.
About Property Partner experts: “We’re proud to have a world-class property team, who make up 8 of the 50 employees at Property Partner. They’re led by one of the UK’s top experts, who previously managed a £500m fund and sits on the residential committee for the British Property Federation. Our team review over 2,500 properties a month, select the best, and harness deep market knowledge to negotiate quality deals. With combined experience of 110 years, 31,880 units and £2.25 billion, you’re in safe hands”.
OFF3R https://www.off3r.com/ offers to Learn, to Compare and to Invest. You will also find the latest reviews of the investment platforms.
“Compare some of the best Lifetime ISAs in the market with OFF3R. Learn about the new Lifetime ISA and how government will contribute an additional 25% bonus on your investments until you’re 50. Compare some of the best stocks and shares ISAs in the market with OFF3R. Where you invest in a variety of different markets with any profit gained exempt from income and capital gains tax. Compare some of the best self-invested personal pension providers in the market with OFF3R. Where your investment is held in a tax wrapper until you retire and begin to draw a retirement income. Compare some of the best robo-advisors in the UK with OFF3R. Where a company will invest your money on your behalf in a portfolio of investments.
Compare some of the best Innovative Finance ISA rates available with OFF3R. Where you invest in P2P Lending or Bond products that are wrapped in a tax wrapper allowing investors to lend money and receive interest and capital gains tax-free.
Compare some of the best peer to peer (P2P) lending companies and rates in the UK with OFF3R. Where you lend money to small businesses and individuals.
Compare some of the best crowd bond and mini bond platforms and rates in the market with OFF3R.
Compare some of the best equity crowdfunding opportunities and platforms in the UK with OFF3R. Where you invest in start-up businesses.
Compare some of the best EIS and SEIS funds available with OFF3R.
Compare some of the best property crowdfunding platforms in the market with OFF3R. Where you invest in the property market alongside other investors.
Compare some of the best Foreign Exchange or Forex trading sites with OFF3R”.
Great and intelligent startup to learn about investing, to compare different options, to read on the latest reviews, find the options that suits you the most and to invest.
LeadStream https://leadstream.co.uk/ supplies leads for specific markets as Life Insurance, Mortgage, Debt Management and more. LeadStream will do the homework for you
“Spend More Time Doing Business –
Not Chasing Business
What if your advisers could speak only to people who actually want to hear from them? Think how much more business you would do. LeadStream delivers hot key transfers and booked appointments from internet-generated premium leads directly to your advisers.
Higher Transaction Values
Exceptional Contact Rates
Up To 42% Conversion Rate”.
This sums it up for my list of top 15 UK startups.
The future belongs to daring and innovative minds ❣
Stay tuned, the next stop on the globe of top startups is California, USA 🇺🇸 on http://euphoriainlife.com Euphoria Athena & Tyche is the best start for startups globally.