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Data science hub Pivigo secures funds from investors including Craigie Capital

Data science hub Pivigo has landed funding from investors including Angel Academe, Craigie Capital, Dunamis Ventures and the London Co-Investment Fund.

The company, founded in 2013, improves the employability of those with PhDs by training them as data scientists.

Kim Nilsson, founder and CEO at Pivigo, said: “This funding round will allow us to reach a much larger audience, help connect more people with each other and work with companies to gain value from data.”

London-based Pivigo said it will use the investment to launch a new international online marketplace, which will give data scientists access to network opportunities, jobs and freelance projects, further accelerating Pivigo’s European growth.

To date, Pivigo has connected data scientists with organisations including KPMG, Marks & Spencer, British Gas, Barclays and Investec.

“The growth of tech businesses like Pivigo is further proof that London leads the way when it comes to technology and data, and the capital continues to attract investment from across the globe. I am proud that we are investing in these companies via the London Co-Investment Fund and empowering them to keep the capital at the forefront technology and science,” commented Rajesh Agrawak, London’s Deputy Mayor for Business.

Launched in 2014, the London Co-Investment Fund invests in high-growth tech, science and digital startups in England’s capital. Just last week, London Co-Investment Fund contributed to the the $750,000 seed funding round of on-demand valet parking service Vallie. Other companies the fund has invested in include FlatClub, Urban Massage and Pronto.