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YouTube co-founder backs £2.12M funding of next-gen knowledge hacking app from London

Uptime founders
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COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns forced people around the globe to stay at home. However, that didn’t stop us from learning and bettering ourselves. One of the options available for learning new things from anywhere is the next-generation learning app Uptime. It offers 5-minute “Knowledge Hacks” from some of the world’s best books, courses and documentaries. The startup has garnered notable interest since launch and it has now secured £2.12 million as a part of its seed round funding extension.

Big names invest in Uptime

The latest £2.12 million investment in Uptime is an extension to its seed funding round. Notable investors such as Huda Kattan, founder of Huda Beauty brand, invested via its HBI (Huda Beauty Investments). Chad Hurley, YouTube co-founder, and co-investor in Leeds United Football Club, Chris Messina, the inventor of the hashtag and open-source advocate, and Hollywood talent entertainment manager Mark Gillespie also invested in the company. Kattan and Authentum Partners’ founder, Jill Denham, are joining the Uptime board. 

An engaging and educational tech product

Uptime was founded by Jamie True, Jack Bekhor and Patrick Walker in 2020. “Throughout our careers in the industry, we found that there were so many apps out there that can perpetuate negative feelings and experiences and not enough opportunity for people to learn and enrich their lives, and fail to provide a great user experience,” Walker tells UKTN....