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Manchester AI Vulse raises £150k pre-seed funding

Jay Williams, Rob Illidge and Louis Gardner (l-r), whose AI technology claims to reduce content creation times from hours to seconds, has secured a pre-seed round of angel investment worth £150,000.

Vulse secured the investment from SFC Capital and will use it to help LinkedIn users develop personal brands and promote company pages, providing AI-supported content ideas and posts to small, medium, and enterprise businesses.

Rob Illidge, Vulse CEO said: “This milestone marks a crucial step in our journey towards revolutionising social media content creation using AI. We are incredibly excited by the trust and confidence that SFC Capital has placed in our vision and our team. Their expertise and track record in supporting early-stage technology startups will undoubtedly accelerate our growth and development, helping us bring our cutting-edge AI solutions to market more efficiently.”

The Manchester-based company’s personal branding platform, has been working alongside The Manchester Metropolitan University as part of the region’s AI Foundry, and recently attracted a 10 per cent investment from global software developers, CarbonCode.

Vulse helps users save time when creating LinkedIn posts by offering content ideas based on industry, trends, and relevance, whilst instantly creating content using its proprietary AI model.

Stephen Page, CEO, of SFC Capital, added: “We are delighted to announce our £150,000 pre-seed investment in Vulse. Their innovative approach and dedicated team have showcased tremendous potential in revolutionizing the AI and social media landscape.

“At SFC Capital, we believe in supporting game-changing startups, and we are confident that this investment will accelerate their growth and help bring their transformative solutions to millions of LinkedIn users.”

Vulse is aiming to raise a further £100,000 of investment to close its current funding round.

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