Fairphone takes €7m investment call
Ethical smartphone provider Fairphone has heralded a new chapter in its five-year story by confirming a new €7m funding round, following the appointment of a new chief exec to replace founder Bas van Abel. Can the new injection help the company go head to head with the mega smartphone providers?
All-male teams get 93% of money
Ninety three per cent of the money invested in European tech goes to all-male teams, with half of women in the sector reporting discrimination in tech business, one of the continent’s most respected venture firms said last week, as it released a ‘state of European tech’ report alongside a guide to boosting diversity in the sector. (more…)
Big tech must take ad duties seriously
Tech giants need to take more responsibility for the advertising that makes them billions – with business ethics the only way that makes sense moving forward, argues Sarah Glozer. (more…)
Digestive health now no gut instinct
Ai and data are helping digital health startups address personalised nutrition – meaning 2019 could be the year we get to know the bacteria in our intestines, says Sinead Mac Manus.
Global goals duo emerges
Two ventures focussed on sustainability to meet the UN’s global goals emerged this week from a three-month accelerator programme, backed by senior figures in tech for good, sustainability and investment. Julian Blake reports.