Portfolio Press


Roomi Wants to Help You Avoid Rooming With Sketchy Strangers

The startup uses a dating app approach and is growing fast, but its tough vetting process could limit growth.


Contact Lens Startup Waldo Looks Stateside After Raising $5 Million

UK-based contact lens company Waldo aims to help customers “see happiness” by offering premium daily contact lenses made affordable through a direct-to-consumer subscription model.

Retail Gazette

5 Minutes With Steve Reid

With online bedding retailer Simba set to make waves across the pond thanks to a new distribution partnership, the Retail Gazette caught up with co-founder Steve Reid.


Dating App Coffee Meets Bagel Wants To Send You To A Summer Sleepaway Camp For Singles

“Dating experiences like this one could create a completely new resource for people who hate swiping, but also don't want to walk up to total strangers and ask them out.”



Coffee Meets Bagel, Inside the Business of Modern Love

Coffee Meets Bagel co-founder, COO and Head of Marketing Dawoon Kang talks about the business of love and the company's dating app.

South China Morning Post

Meet your Valentine on a Hong Kong matchmaking run – it’s speed dating with a difference

Run Date 2018 will help runners find potential partners through a series of athletic activities.


Dating app shows singles care less about Valentine’s Day than ever

The dating app Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB) recently conducted a survey of its users to see what they were planning for Valentine’s Day.


Why Every Startup Should Host A Crowdfunding Campaign

“Well, I believe that every startup – even those with $17 million in Series A funding – should host a crowdfunding campaign.”


Furniture Today

British e-tailer enters U.S. market with Primo International

Simba, a European bedding e-tailer, has signed a distribution partnership agreement with Primo International, a distributor of furniture and mattresses to the North and South American markets.

Laundry and Cleaning News International

Winners take all

In a packed, sold out ballroom shortlisted entrants and their guests, as well as operators and suppliers to the industry, saw our winners take their well-deserved laurels.

Deal Street Asia

Malaysian food delivery startup Dahmakan raises $2.6m

Dahmakan, a Malaysian food delivery startup, has closed a $2.6 million follow-on funding from famed startup accelerator Y Combinator (YC), according to a TechCrunch report.


Malaysia’s Dahmakan chows down $2.6M for its end-to-end food delivery service

“Last year was a big one for the Kuala Lumpur-based startup. It raised $1.3 million in February and then went on to be part of YC’s summer 2017 program, becoming the first startup from Malaysia to enter the highly rated startup accelerator.”



Could these VITAMIN enhanced contact lenses mean the end of dry, sore eyes?

If you suffer from uncomfortable eyes then these new vitamin-enhanced contact lenses could solve your problems


Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel of ‘Shark Tank’ fame opens Seattle office, its first beyond the Bay Area

Coffee Meets Bagel is a dating app, and Kang said its secret sauce is how it curates the dating experience.

Business Insider

Online mattress startup Simba closes £40 million investment round

Simba raises £40 million 'Series B' investment, led by VC Atami Capital.

The Times

Cash under the mattress at Simba Sleep

“The funding round in start-up Simba Sleep was led by venture capital firm Atami Capital and included existing backers such as Nigel Wray, chairman of Saracens rugby union club, and Swiss private bank Lombard Odier.”


City A.M.

UK mattress startup Simba Sleep raises £40m and is heading for profit in some markets

Simba Sleep, one of several startups hoping to disrupt the world of sleep, has bedded fresh cash to fuel global expansion as it nears profitability in some markets.


Roomi: How To Trust But Verify Roommates

Finding the right roommate can be a battle. Choose poorly, and living together can be a war.

Tech EU

Cleaning services marketplace Book A Tiger raises €8 million

Book A Tiger has raised €8 million in Series B funding to digitalise the cleaning services market

DN Capital

Book A Tiger receives fresh capital and further expands b2b business

“In Europe alone, B2B cleaning is a EUR 65 billion market and presently there isn’t a competitor out there with our tech know-how”


Business Wire

Roomi​ ​Raises​ ​$11​ ​Million​ ​in​ ​Series​ ​A​ ​Funding

Roomi hits 1 million registered users and raises $11 million


Roomi raises $11 million to find you a roommate

A startup called Roomi thinks it has a better solution for finding people to live with. Its app and website help you search for apartment listings with background-checked profiles from the tenants.


Coffee Meets Bagel dating app introduces ephemeral video to foster authenticity

Coffee Meets Bagel, the dating app that serves up a small number of targeted matches each day, has today introduced a new video feature to help users connect right on the app.

Female First

10 Ways To Keep Your Eyes Healthy If You Wear Contact Lenses

“An exciting new daily contact lens service to remove the hassle and expense from buying contacts”


Superb Crew

eMoov Raises $11.59M Series B Funding To Provide A Transparent And Disruptive, ‘Self-Service’ Real Estate Software

eMoov is the opposite to traditional real estate agents. A fair fixed fee (5 times lower than main street); technology that provides transparency and a great user experience plus a degree of ‘self serve’ ability.


Laundrapp secures £6m as it looks to grow overseas

The start-up which is revolutionising the laundry and dry-cleaning industry has raised £6m in funding as it looks to expand overseas.


Online real estate agent eMoov picks up £9M backing

eMoov, one of a number of online real estate agents fighting it out in the U.K., has picked up £9 million in new backing.

Marketing Week

Laundrapp’s CEO on disruption and why it shies away from digital marketing

“Laundrapp has only celebrated its second birthday this year, but it is already experiencing a growth spurt more commonly seen in teenagers.”


Business Insider

This 28-year-old Harvard grad is taking on the contact lens industry

Contact lens startup Waldo is launching on Tuesday, hoping to be the latest startup to disrupt a market dominated by big, established players.

Business Insider

Bed startup SIMBA Sleep raises £13.2 million as cash pours into mattresses

LONDON — SIMBA Sleep, the British mattress startup advertised by Gareth Bale, has raised £13.2 million issuing new shares, as tens of millions of pounds continue to pour into mattress businesses in the UK.


Tesco launches one-hour grocery deliveries in London, powered by Quiqup

The grocery delivery wars look set to get cooking… UK supermarket chain Tesco has announced the launch today of a one-hour delivery service in central London called Tesco Now — echoing Amazon’s Prime Now delivery branding.

Silicon Roundabout

As London based Quiqup secure a £20m Series B Round, Co Founder and CEO Bassel El Koussa talks

“Retailers are now competing in a market that champions convenience. Consumers consistently identify quick and flexible delivery services as one of the priorities affecting their purchasing decisions.”



Quiqup, a London-based on-demand delivery startup, raises £20M Series B

Quiqup, a London-based delivery startup that operates a "shop on your behalf" app has raised £20 million in Series B funding.