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Micro-businesses missing out on £11.4bn a year in unbilled hours

So called micro-businesses, firms with ten or less employees, could be missing out on  £11.4bn a year in unbilled hours, cloud accounting company FreeAgent has warned. Research from FreeAgent estimates that small businesses could be missing out on £218m a week  leaving them facing the prospect of being both underpaid and undervalued. FreeAgent’s research found that almost two in three (63%)…

Canary Wharf

Rocket Internet invests in online real estate investment platform BrickVest

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Cloud compliance saas platfom NowWeComply raises $1.2m

Investments

Gojimo

Edtech firm Gojimo smashes crowdfunding target with two days to go

People london

Record $1.5bn raised in London in first half of 2015

Chirp

Chirp smashes £400,000 funding target

Your md

Your.MD digital health startup raises $5m

Geniac

Grant Thornton pumps £22m into Geniac

Canary Wharf Fintech

Flytxt closes $11m funding round


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01 Ventures appeals for B2B startups to join accelerator programme

London’s 01 Ventures is appealing for early-stage B2B startups to join its first accelerator programme. The companies must be pre-Series A, having received less than £1m in funding, and typically under three years old. 01 Ventures will help these startups to rapidly develop their products and businesses so they can raise their first large investment…

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The Office Group opens 20th coworking space in London

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Apple Pay to launch next week

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NHS selects 17 healthtech innovators for Innovation Accelerator

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Mums In The Know wins Best Startup at Manchester’s Big Chip Awards

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Helpling and Hassle.com join forces to form the world’s biggest home-cleaning marketplace

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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 raised in London, crowdfunding for Greece, plus much more in your week in tech

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Rocket Internet invests in online real estate investment platform BrickVest

Global Founders Capital, the venture capital arm of Rocket Internet, is investing in London and Berlin-based online real estate fund management platform BrickVest. BrickVest, cofounded by Emmanuel Lumineau, Dr. Thomas Schneider and Adalbert Wysocki, will give investors direct access to  Pan-European  and North American real estate investments via its online platform. Investors on the platform will then…

Fintech

Fintech start-up ClearScore to make credit scores free for consumers

Fintech

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

Fintech

$10m for Bitcoin and Financial Innovation, while banks scramble to adjust

Fintech

Lawson Conner launches FinTech Innovator Programme

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LendInvest receives first European rating for a P2P Platform

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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…

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

Fashion Tech

Britain’s finest fashion bloggers unveiled

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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?