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The UK based Weezy series left a huge hole in its fans’ hearts when it was cancelled in May, but fortunately it has been filled with new talent. As a result of that, it has been announced that a sequel to the original series will be released in the coming months. This is a big relief for fans of the show as it will give them another chance to see the likes of Cleo, Oto, and Mike Butcher in action.
Cleo is an all-in-one digital financial assistant that connects to your bank accounts to provide proactive, personalised advice. The app offers a conversational interface and is available in Facebook Messenger. It is powered by AI and interacts with credit cards, bank accounts, and other financial services securely. The company launched in the UK in late 2016, before expanding to the US and Canada this year.
Despite its all-in-one nature, Cleo is not a bank, meaning it lacks a lot of the incentives that banks offer. In addition to being able to track spending, users can get insights into how they spend money across different accounts and categories. Cleo is also designed to speak intelligently to users, which helps to keep the interface fun and engaging.
While other fintech startups have struggled since Russia invaded Ukraine, Cleo has managed to secure new capital and grow its user base. Last month, it secured a $500 million valuation, with a range of heavyweight backers, including Skype and Sofina.
The team at Oto, an Oxford based startup attempting to reinvent the healthcare delivery paradigm by integrating the latest in mobile, telehealth, and wearable devices, announced today that it has closed its pre-seed raise. Its newest round of investors includes the likes of Goodwater Capital, Octopus Ventures, Bethnal Green Ventures, and a handful of angels. The company has also just landed the largest funding round of its kind in the UK to date. Although its product has yet to hit the market, it is well on its way to becoming a game changer in the digital health space. Among other laudable feats, the team has already launched a number of product features aimed at improving patient care and reducing costs.
If you’re in the UK and want to try out a new gaming platform that’s not like anything you’ve seen before, you might want to consider signing up for the Glimpse Protocol. This app is designed for gamers who’re more interested in games that take place in a real world setting, rather than playing online.
Glimpse Protocol is a new advertising platform that aims to make digital advertising more effective while keeping consumers’ privacy intact. A team of British Army veterans launched the company in 2015 with the goal of tackling some of the most pressing challenges in the industry. The company uses unique cryptography and edge processing to deliver targeted ads that keep the consumer’s identity anonymous. This allows advertisers to target the audience they want while minimizing the number of 3rd party data sources. In addition, the technology offers an average return on investment of 30% for brands.
Glimpse Protocol is now a participant of the Founders Factory accelerator program. As well as gaining valuable experience, the team will also be able to capitalise on the success of pilots it completed in 2020.