Deals of the Week June 20 to June 24 – a Growth Business round-up

Deals this week include a digital assessor for mental health, a venue hire platform for community spaces and an SEO-testing start-up


Government to unveil strategy to boost UK tech industry

The department for culture, digital and sport is aiming to increase investment into AI, quantum computing and digital health


Sure Valley closing £95m software fund to invest in 25 early-stage start-ups

Tech VC fund opening office in Manchester as it looks beyond London and the golden triangle for software investment opportunities

Growth Planning

Government to focus on green tech and AI in new industrial strategy

New industrial strategy reflects priorities of prime minister’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings to create UK equivalent of US technology agency


Personalised marketing AI raises $5.2m in Series A funding

DataSine uses AI to personalise marketing communications from businesses

PR and Marketing Strategy

Top digital marketing trends for 2019

Voice search and personalisation are set to drive digital marketing decision making in 2019, according to experts.


Mettrr founder on taking on Squarespace and navigating angel investors

The former equity derivatives trader is heading into the US market to take on Squarespace and Wix with his automated website builder.


Why recipe box firm Gousto is coming to eat supermarkets’ lunch

Timo Boldt, CEO of online recipe box firm Gousto talks artificial intelligence, vertical integration and cutting down on plastics.


Will Smith backed start-up closes latest £2 million funding round

AI platform aims to educate people on how their stress inside and out of work is triggered.


Third party outsourcing trends among UK businesses

Here, Anand Srinivasan, founder of business app suite company Hubbion, helps explain how third party outsourcing in the UK can help firms' scale.


Entrepreneur interview: Sachin Dev Duggal, co-founder of Engineer.ai

The co-founder of engineer.ai wants firms to develop their own apps using his programme which he says requires little or no tech skills.


Entrepreneur interview: Vishal Marria, founder & CEO of Quantexa

Vishal Marria, the founder & CEO of Quantexa talks about using AI and analytics to assess risk of fraud, bribery and corruption.