Uptime Raises $16M in Seed Funding

Uptime, a London, UK-based knowledge hacking app, raised $16m in seed funding.

Backers are angels including Sir Terry Leahy, William Currie and Lord Alliance.

The company intends to use the funds to reach new audiences, expand product development and scaling the content library.

Founded by serial entrepreneurs Jamie True and Jack Bekhor (formerly LifeWorks, acquired in 2018 for $325m) with former YouTube and Facebook executive Patrick Walker, Uptime is a free, next-generation ed-tech app that presents five-minute Knowledge Hacks from the world’s best books, courses and documentaries, using a combination of AI and human curation.

The free app uses a combination of advanced machine learning and human curation to identify only the very best books, courses, and documentaries from the most reputable sources, ranging from the New York Times bestseller list to the most relevant courses and Academy Award-winning documentaries. Uptime is available on the Apple App Store now and will be live from 22nd February on the Google Play Store.