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In-app gifting startup giftgaming raises $154,000 crowdfunding round

Cambridge-based in-app gifting platform giftgaming has raised $154,000 via the Seedrs platform to accelerate the growth of the company. The platform plugs into the Unity, Marmalade, HTML5 and Android platforms so developers can enable brands to offer in-game gifts, including virtual currency, power-ups and coupons. “Many of our 180 investors on Seedrs probably play games, or have…

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City office rents surpass 2007 pre-crash peak

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Crocodile app wins £50,000 Green Capital prize

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Funding Circle completes $150m funding round

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ClickMechanic secures £320,000 financing round

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CommuterClub raises $1m to help Londoners with the cost of travel

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P2P lender Assetz Capital raises £3m through Seedrs

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Currency exchange marketplace CurrencyFair raises $10.6m

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London’s Spotify valued at $8bn ahead of funding round


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Umunna: Tech City needs to embrace all Londoners

More must be done to provide Londoners from outside Silicon Roundabout with the opportunity to help build on Tech City’s success if the Capital wants to maintain its competitive edge, shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has warned. Speaking at the launch of the Sussex Innovation hub in Croydon Umunna said that whilst Tech City had…

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Fintech startup Ormsby Street launches new credit tool for small businesses

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Plentific links up with The Conveyancing Association

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Oracle Academy and Raspberry Pi launch global interdisciplinary computing and science project

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DriveNow confirms Apple Watch compatibilty

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Compare and Share are opening up the sharing economy – Startup of the Week

Welcome to the eleventh and final episode of the Elevator Pitch series 4. Every week we publish a 30 second pitch from the latest intake of the Elevator Pitch. These leading startups join an alumni group that includes the likes of YPlan, Hassle, import.io and Glow, and has to-date raised over $50m. In this series we…

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Fintech Monthly: Facebook payments, Bitcoin regulation & Innovate Finance

Assetz Capital raises £3m, Commuter Club raises $1m, VoteforPolicies & more in your week in tech

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Wallet Wars: The fight to dominate payments is just beginning

Two weeks ago, I walked into Starbucks and ordered a black coffee – not because I wanted to have an unimaginably awkward enlightening conversation about race relations with the barista, but because Starbucks’ mobile payment system fascinates me, and Dunkin’ Donuts was too far away. During the company’s earnings call on January 22, CEO Howard Schultz…

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A world of remittances

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Fintech Monthly: Facebook payments, Bitcoin regulation & Innovate Finance

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One in ten Brits plan Apple Watch purchase

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Visa shows off in-car and social payments at MWC

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Fintech monthly: Judo Payments raised $6m, banking apps tested, Finovate Europe and much more…

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Find your perfect shoe with Stylect – Download of the Week

It’s officially Christmas season and if you’re looking for that perfect pair of shoes for the Christmas party, don’t pound the streets, just download an app: Stylect. Tinder for Shoes If you like Tinder and you like shoes, this is your match made in heaven. It has the same swipe features, but instead of some…

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Amazon opening Shoreditch studio to take on fashion

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TheFashion.com raises $1.7m for European expansion

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Metail raises $12m to bring the fitting room to you

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Britain’s finest fashion bloggers unveiled

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Why do I need insurance if I’m running my own limited company?

Often, it’s quite simply a contractual requirement of the end client we’re working with that all limited company contractors supplied to them have professional indemnity, public or products liability and employer’s liability insurance to certain specified levels. End of. Even if that’s not a specific requirement of our client, it’s our duty as a professional…

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Top UX Hiring Trends for Early 2015

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