Oh hey, November. Pumpkins are so last week and so are the fireworks. Before we steam forward into the season of snowmen, a whole lot of festive food, and an unexpected visitor down the chimney, I’m casting my mind back to October to bring you the latest news from members across our communities. Spoiler: we’ve got major raise, the latest tech you eco-warriors will love and some new faces on Team Huckletree!
Put down that plastic water bottle, and think twice before your next meat feast pizza – the CleanTech revolution is here. We welcomed industry leaders from Bulb, Uber, Skipping Rocks Lab (that’s right, those seaweed water pods you’ve seen all over Facebook) and Stuart for the latest in our Future Tech Takeover series. From where it all went wrong, to the next steps for saving our planet, it was a night of learnings and clear takeaways. Catch up here! If you missed her in action, catch Lise Honsinger, CTO at Skipping Rocks Lab, hosting Growth Tuesday over at Huckletree Shoreditch next week. Get your name on the list to quiz her all about building a CleanTech startup and how to get your hands on some Ooho water bubbles…
Speaking of CleanTech – a big shout out to our members, The Collective UK, for announcing a FMCG industry first. Ever environmentally conscious, the crew revealed their brand new packaging that utilises a near-infrared colourant tech. Plastic fact for you: their ‘normal’ black plastic lids weren’t picked up by infrared sensors in recycling plants, leaving them to be classed as ‘residual waste’ and discarded. The Collective worked with industry experts to create a brand new black lid made with green pigment, which will be detected and recycled alongside their polypropylene pots. Planet-saving power in action! Way to go, gang.
Happy Birthday, Huckletree West! There was a major Members’ Drinks takeover as we celebrated one year since we opened the doors at our White City Place location. From AR games to beer pong and a pretty special Cubist inspired birthday cake, our community and Huckletree team certainly celebrated in style. Looking for West London workspace? Book your team’s tour here.
Over in East London, it’s another month with another awesome raise announcement! Huckletree Shoreditch members Quid announced their $37.5m VC raise, led by REV Ventures. If you’re not familiar with Quid, its software analyses data from Twitter, company websites and news sources, helping you understand trends in your industry and brand perception. Huge well done to the team!
Among the latest additions to our community is entrepreneur network, The Family. The Paris based crew have set up their new London home with at Huckletree Shoreditch, and we’re hyped to have them! They’ve hit the ground running, hosting some awesome events for our community and their network already. Head over to our events calendar for first dibs on tickets for the next one (and take a peek at their insanely cool website, too – think Mars Attacks, purple poop emoji and kittens in drag realness.)
There’s not only been some change afoot for our members in Shoreditch, we’re now repping a new, all female crew! Introducing Membership Manager Blaize, Front of House star Christina and Community Assistant Julia, the latest additions to the Team Huckletree family. Say hi if you haven’t already met them!
How much do you know about Huckletree D2 members, Kontainers? Our founder Dublin members have created a handy way to answer all your questions about the magical world of FreightTech! Head over to their site for the inside scoop on everything you need to know. Keep an eye out for these guys, big things are happening…
Did you make it to Dublin for last month’s SaaStock takeover? From the main conference, to bootcamps and meet ups, it was an inspiring few days of innovation. We were thrilled to host a Product Growth bootcamp on Day 1 and to bring a pop up Zen Garden to the space, complete with guided seated yoga to keep everyone re-energised and ready to take on their next panel debate! Missed out on the action? Here’s our rundown of the best bits (and why people, not machines, ruled everything)…
We’re big believers in taking care of mental health and encouraging open conversation about it in our communities. In October, we were very proud to host our first ever standup comedy night, in aid of the charity Aware. Six awesome comics, including Team Huckletree’s very own Gillian, took to the stage throughout the evening and talked honestly, and hilariously, about mental health – raising an incredible €660 for Aware. Huge thanks to everyone who came along to support the event, and to our Huckletree D2 members Consensys for sponsoring us with much-needed pizza.
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