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Tictail eyes global expansion with $22m Series B round

Tictail, the global community that allows users to discover the world’s greatest independent brands, has raised $22m in Series B funding from existing investors Creandum, Thrive Capital, Balderton Capital and Acton Capital. The new funding will allow Tictail to enhance its mobile marketplace and further its global expansion. The new Series B funding brings the…

TheJobPost

TheJobPost secures £250k from Innovate UK

Goodlord

Goodlord closes seed round

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ShopKeep receives $60m in Series D funding to enter UK market

Deliveroo

Deliveroo closes $70m Series C round

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Mercia invests in startup for emergency eye care

Bloom & Wild

Bloom & Wild secures £2.5m in Series A round

Secret Escapes

Secret Escapes raises $60m in Series C round

Globe

VC backed companies haul in $32bn globally in Q2


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Distrust in use of personal data could hinder business growth

Almost two thirds (60%) of consumers are uncomfortable sharing their personal data, with 14% refusing to share any personal data at all, a study from the Digital Catapult has revealed. A primary reason for this appears to be distrust in businesses’ openness and transparency in how and when they use consumer data. Over two-thirds (65%)…

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TLA launches four new working groups

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The Venture names winners of $1m fund

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Plentific partners with Zoopla to launch new ‘find a pro’ service

Fashion Tech

400% rent hike leaves the Trampery Fashion Lab seeking new home

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Gett links up with Veuve Clicquot to offer champagne on-demand

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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: Barclays signs bitcoin deal, Innovate Finance at LTW and much more…

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$90m tech investments, Apple stocks tumble, drones face CAA warning and more in your week in tech

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Fintech firm Sybenetix selected for Accenture’s APAC Fintech Innovation Lab

Sybenetix, a London-based fintech company that provides behavioural analytics to hedge funds and banks, has been selected for Accenture’s 12-week Fintech Innovation Lab in Asia. The programme aims to nurture new technologies for the financial services sector, with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Participating financial institutions, who made the selection of participants and…

Fintech

iTech Capital pumps $3m into fintech firm TradingView

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New finance platform launches to match small businesses with lenders

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Facebook-style finance app invstr taps into wisdom of the crowds

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Tilt launches in UK

Fintech

Rocket Internet invests in online real estate investment platform BrickVest

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Trampery Fashion

400% rent hike leaves the Trampery Fashion Lab seeking new home

A 400% rent increase is set to force London’s first fashion-focused shared workspace out of its home in Hackney, East London. The Trampery Fashion Lab launched in October 2014 and was London’s first fully equipped Fashion Lab. However in July 2015, after a year of negotiation with its landlord and less than three months before…

Ecommerce

Find your perfect shoe with Stylect – Download of the Week

Ecommerce

Amazon opening Shoreditch studio to take on fashion

Ecommerce

TheFashion.com raises $1.7m for European expansion

Fashion Tech

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

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Can investors based outside the UK benefit from EIS or SEIS tax relief?

This is a complex question with two parts. In respect of the investors – only UK tax resident investors are eligible to claim EIS or SEIS income tax relief. If your non-UK investors do not suffer any UK income tax, then no relief is available. This may solve the problem in the first instance – no…

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Can I get approval for SEIS/EIS?

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