Seven ways we’re diagnosing what startups need as they scale

There’s a point in a startup’s growth journey that’s particularly treacherous. You’re taking on risks like being beholden to a VC, having far more employees to feel responsible for or entering new sectors or geographic markets where success isn’t guaranteed. And you’re having to make everyone around you believe not just in your mission, but […]

Inclusive and innovative leaders join Cyber Runway Ignite

The selected founders come from diverse backgrounds spanning everything from the military to education to performing arts and have a mission to bring more inclusivity to the sector and break down barriers, while simultaneously building solutions to enhance our security. We’re pleased to continue our partnership with the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) […]

Using failure as fuel for the entrepreneurial journey

We were joined by serial entrepreneur Melissa Chambers for our most recent Cyber Lates event, which discussed the F-word. That’s right… failure was the topic of the night. In conversation with Plexal Innovation Consultant, Alan Every, Melissa reflected on her entrepreneurial journey so far, detailing what she’s learnt from unexpected mishaps along the way to […]

Plexal and DSIT buckle up as co-pilots for Cyber Runway 3.0

We at Plexal are thrilled to have reinforced our partnership with the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology through the arrival of Cyber Runway 3.0. This aligns with our position as the innovation company solving society’s challenges through collaboration with government, startups and industry. Cyber Runway is supported by the Centre for Secure Information Technologies […]

Opening the Global Gateway: UK startups receive soft landing pad in US

Plexal recently met with Maryland Governor Wes Moore in London during his first international trade mission in April, committing to be a part of the US state’s exciting new Maryland Global Gateway Soft Landing Program. We’ve joined the Global Gateway as the seventh official international exchange partner and the first in the UK. As part […]

AWS Healthcare Accelerator startup cohort revealed

We’re thrilled to announce that following months of scouting, Plexal and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have selected 11 startups to join the EMEA cohort of the first ever global AWS Healthcare Accelerator.  Our four-week programme is designed to create positive impact for the healthcare workforce. AWS and Plexal are delivering the accelerator to ease the healthcare […]

Point of view: Future Fund: Breakthrough scheme and the Digital Markets Unit

By Andrew Roughan, managing director, Plexal What’s happened The government has released more details about the £375m Future Fund: Breakthrough scheme, which will see the Treasury co-invest with private enterprise to bring game-changing technologies to market. The government is also launching consultations on a Digital Markets Unit: a new regulatory regime for the most powerful […]

Alison Battisby’s social media advice for startups

As part of our virtual events programme, Alison Battisby, founder of social media consultancy Avocado Social, hosted a workshop on how startups can make the most of their social presence with a minimal budget. Alison has over 10 years of social media experience and has managed communities for Pringles, Tesco and Nokia. She now owns […]

Our research: British startups have attracted over half a billion in investment since the lockdown began, but deal numbers are down

COVID-19 is having a huge impact on startups and scaleups across the UK, but to understand what’s really going on and provide a window into future trends, we’ve teamed up with research company Beauhurst to analyse UK investment and startup activity. We’ll be tracking nearly 30,000 startups and fast-growth businesses and publishing the stats each […]