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New funding for platform Repositive

Genomic data venture Repositive, supported by Cambridge Social Ventures at Cambridge Judge, raises £2.5 million to support expansion. Cambridge-based startup Repositive, a platform that provides researchers with access to genomic data in order to speed up genetic diagnostics, closed a…

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Cambridge News: Genomics portal Repositive rakes in £2.5m funding

Repositive, which created an online portal for accessing human genomic research data, has closed a Series A funding round of £2.5m. The funds will be used to support growth. The startup us supported by the Cambridge Social Ventures programme at…

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Cambridge News: New bike sharing scheme launches in Cambridge

A new web-based bicycle sharing scheme is launching in Cambridge today. Cycle.land, a startup pioneered in Oxford, will offer an opportunity for people to “borrow” bikes from local people for as little as 50 pence per day. The startup is…

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Business Weekly Awards 2017

Founders of two ventures with Cambridge Judge Business School connections – LifNano Therapeutics and Footprints Cafes - honoured at the annual Business Weekly Awards. Both ventures, supported by Accelerate Cambridge, run by the Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School,…

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Tech Crunch: Cambridge startup accepted to Y Combinator

Y Combinator, a startup accelerator based in the Silicon Valley, has accepted 52 startups from around the world. The startups will move to Silicon Valley for three months for training and mentorship, before they’ll have an opportunity to pitch to…

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Cambridge News: How funding boost will help autistic employees at chocolate company

Social venture Harry Specters chocolatiers to benefit from £80,000 financial boost from Government fund. The company is based in Ely and employs young adults with autism. Founder Mona Shah said the money will “play an important role in scaling the…

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Cambridge News: Could startup help unlock the potential of Africa’s farms?

Cambridge based AGRIinsight has secured contracts in Tanzania and Ethiopia to deploy its online mapping tool to support agribusiness growth in in the region. AGRIinsight is developing innovative technologies to be used by everyone involved in sub-Saharan African agribusiness including…

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Inside Time: Get your voice heard

A start-up helping prisoners to communicate with their families is featured in the national newspaper for prisons. Prison Voicemail provides an easy to use and affordable voicemail service that is now installed in the majority of prisons in England and…

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Venturing forth: Building a starch business from scratch

From gas to tapioca: venture founded by former commodities traders helps farmers in Gambia. At first glance, there might seem to be little in common between the humble cassava plant and the high-stakes world of commodities trading, but the founders…

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Cassava (Tapioca) field

Legal cheek: LawBot 2.0: crime-identifying ‘robot’ can now help with divorces

LawBot, a start-up supported by the Cambridge Social Ventures programme at the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge, offers help by “translating” legal terms into plain English so victims can talk about their situation and get advice. Four…

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