Orbital Systems raises £15M Series B for ‘NASA-inspired’ tech to save water when showering

 Orbital Systems, a ‘clean-tech’ startup out of Sweden, has raised £15 million in Series B funding. The company’s founder and CEO Mehrdad Mahdjoubi has developed new re-purification technology, in collaboration with NASA, that significantly reduces the amount of water and energy used when taking a shower. The same technology can also be used to save water in other domestic… Read More

Fred Destin leaving Accel to focus on Seed and earlier-stage investing

 Fred Destin, one of European VC’s biggest personalities, is leaving Accel, the London-headquartered VC firm he joined from Boston’s Atlas Ventures in mid 2014, to focus more on Seed and earlier-stage investing. Specifically, I understand  that the plan is for the Belgium-born VC to create his own franchise, either with a team or as a solo GP, “focused on very early-stage… Read More

Backed by LocalGlobe, London-based Flourish launches data visualisation platform

 Flourish, a new startup out of London, has launched what it describes as a data visualisation platform, designed to make it easier for companies, including media organisations, to visualise and tell stories through data. The company is also disclosing $1 million in backing from Robin and Saul Klein’s LocalGlobe, and U.S.-based Founder Collective. Read More