Graphcore: Academic Progamme

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Participants in the Graphcore Academic Programme will receive free access to our IPU compute platform in the cloud. Each system comprises 16x Mk1 GC2 IPUs on 8x C2 PCIe cards, inside a Dell DSS8440 server.   Other benefits of the programme include support and regular check-ins from Graphcore’s in-house researchers and engineers. Graphcore may also […]

Wise: Flexible working

Covid-19 changed the game when it came to how we all work. Flexibility is now key when we’re looking to attract and retain the very best talent around the world. One of the ways we’ve switched things up is by giving our employees 90 days annually to work remotely from anywhere. Yep, anywhere. The initiative […]

Graphcore: Raises $222 million

We’re delighted to announce that Graphcore has raised $222m of investment to help support the company’s continued global expansion and further accelerate future IPU silicon, systems and software development.   The Series E funding round is led by Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan Board and adds funds managed by Fidelity International and Schroders as new investors. […]

Wise: partners with Pockit

We’re really excited to announce our partnership with Pockit, the inclusive fintech, enabling customers to make cheaper, faster transfers abroad straight from their Pockit account! What’s Wise for Banks? Wise for Banks lets banks, credit unions and other financial institutions offer their customers our much loved international transfers experience, with the added convenience of not […]

Starling Bank: teams with iZettle

Starling Bank has added PayPal’s iZettle to its Business Marketplace, providing business owners with in-depth transaction information. iZettle is the first payment service provider to join Starling. This Marketplace introduction gives SMEs detailed information about sales, fees, tips and taxes. For Starling Business Toolkit customers there are also accounting features available. iZettle’s arrival in the […]

Starling Bank: adds Nutmeg to Marketplace

Starling, the leading UK digital bank, has today welcomed Nutmeg, the UK’s largest digital wealth manager, to its fastgrowing Marketplace. The new service will help Starling’s personal and sole trader customers connect their banking to their investment accounts and pensions, as they prepare to navigate the new year ahead.   Founded almost 10 years ago, […]

Sorted: 2020 Vision: a year at sorted.

Earlier in the year, not long after we locked down for the first time, I shared an honest blog in which I listed five things I’d learnt as a CEO during the pandemic. To this day, almost six months later, they still ring true – and I’m still spending a lot of time reflecting and […]

Sorted: UK online orders boom in 2020

Online orders have soared in 2020 compared with 2019, but reduced average order value this Black Friday weekend suggested consumers have either been waiting for end of Lockdown two and the opening of high street stores, or being ‘shopped out’ throughout Black November and the rest of 2020.   This is according to global delivery […]

wefox: Increased funding

wefox Group, the Berlin-based insurtech has increased its 2019 funding to USD$235 million after successfully closing an additional USD$110 million led by OMERS Ventures, with participation from Merian Chrysalis, Samsung Catalyst Fund, Mundi Ventures and existing investors.   Since launching in 2015, wefox Group has grown its sales to over USD$100 million and with nearly […]

You & Mr Jones Valued at $1.3 Billion

Company plans to use $200 million in new funding to expand geographically and to strengthen its current offerings.   You & Mr Jones Inc., a provider of digital and mobile technology services for marketers, said it raised a $200 million funding round that gives it a post-money valuation of $1.3 billion.   The valuation suggests […]