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What a difference a year makes, especially for these startups.

It's been a funny old year for all; however, for some startups we featured in our VenCat blog post in Jan/Feb last year, it has been a busy one. Below are three startups that had a tremendous 2021, with a couple receiving impressive investments, which enabled them to become leaders in their field. 2021 started with a Bang, with Wingcopter…

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EdTech Startups, helping bridge student knowledge gaps.

During the past year, the use of Tutors has increased, mainly to help students catch up following the home-schooling period, which many parents found a challenge, juggling the parental and professional responsibilities. With the students back at school, online tutoring is beneficial to those who have missed something in class, have been too shy to put their hand up, and…

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Two Startups utilising sustainable bamboo to make a difference.

The use of Bamboo in the western world is increasing as it is now being incorporated into a wide range of items, including clothing, toilet rolls, flooring and walls in construction, bike frames, funeral caskets and even computer hardware. This use of sustainably produced Bamboo will play a pivotal role in moving society towards a fairer and greener economy. Bamboo's…

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Startups improving the energy industry's ecological impact. 

Photo by Kelly Lacy from Pexels Although the Covid crisis has been at the forefront of most conversations, somewhat overshadowing the ongoing environmental discussions, Energy companies are still eagerly addressing their impact on the environment. Thankfully, there are Startups out there looking to assist the energy industry in the endeavours to reduce any adverse effects they may be having. Here are two…

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3 Startups leading the way in PetTech.

Owning a dog is a big commitment. Ideally, dogs shouldn't be alone for a full working day. So it is only those that are at home most of the day, or can take their dog with them wherever they go, that are most suited to owning one. * Since the Covid-19 pandemic, those of us working from home has…

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Nature-inspired sustainable design and innovation.

The natural world exists sustainably, with all the plants, animals, landscape, and other features and products on the planet working in unison. However, as we all know, the human race is currently existing quite differently. In our quest to become more sustainable, some companies are finding that using Biomimicry (the design and production of materials, structures, and systems modelled on…

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