MyState Wants To Let You Know When It’s Good To Call

MyS-Introduction-final-1024x609 MyState wants to solve the pesky problem of knowing when it’s good to call. The mobile app, launching for iOS and Android today, provides what is essentially a smarter contacts book, with icons next to each contact letting you know their current communications status. The great hope of Internet calling was to provide ‘presence’ — knowing the availability or status of… Read More

Paul Smith Steps Down As CEO Of U.K. Accelerator Ignite

Paul Smith In what seems like an end of an era, Paul Smith is stepping down as CEO of Ignite, the U.K.-based accelerator he founded almost five years ago. He’ll be replaced by Tristan Watson, current Ignite MD. In that time, Ignite has run 7 programs, raised several funding rounds, seen a number of its alumni exit, and most recently expanded beyond its Newcastle base in the North East of England to… Read More

Babylon, The U.K. Digital Doctor App, Scores $25M To Develop AI-Driven Health Advice

Ali Parsa - babylon Hot on the heels of PushDoctor’s $8.2 million Series A, another U.K. startup playing in the digital health app space has picked up funding. Babylon Health, which like PushDoctor, lets you have video consultations with a doctor (and a lot more), has raised a $25 million Series A round led by Investment AB Kinnevik, the Swedish listed entrepreneurial investment. Read More

Europe’s BlueYard Capital Is A New $120M Early-Stage Fund From Ex-EarlyBird VCs

BlueYard It was a few months back that rumours began to circulate within the European — and specifically Berlin — startup community that ex-Early Bird VCs Ciarán O’Leary and Jason Whitmire were raising a fund of their own. Well today that news comes to surface with the new firm, dubbed BlueYard Capital, getting an official, albeit modest, outing via a blog post written by O’Leary. Read More