Venturing & Investments

All the latest insight, news and analysis on venturing and investment activity involving BT, Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica and Vodafone.


hubraum-backed Flexperto sold to RGI


The software provider, one of hubraum’s first investments, is acquired by insurance tech specialist RGI Group. Communications SaaS provider Flexperto claims to have seen significant growth during lockdowns.


Machine safety startup nets grant to join BT‑backed Belfast Smart Port


AI‑powered safety startup Machine Eye wins £75,000 proof‑of‑concept competition from Techstart. Business wins grant for access to BT’s private 5G network at Belfast Harbour’s Smart Port development.


Deutsche Telekom begins hunt for network sustainability startups


Innovation hothouse hubraum closed applications for its Network Sustainability Award, being run in partnership with Solar Impulse Foundation. Microsoft, Orange, and SK Telecom also in support. Green network management and energy production among the focuses as Deutsche Telekom ups its climate protection endeavours.