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France’s posh eBay Vestiaire Collective raises €33m round

French fashion platform Vestiaire Collective has raised a €33m Series D round led by France’s Eurazeo and joined by previous backers Balderton Capital, along with Idinvest Partners, Condé Nast and Ventech. The company offers its 4 million members a high-end platform to buy and sell second-hand designer clothes, which are individually verified for authenticity by an in-house team before…

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World’s first crowdfunder Crowdcube smashes £100m investment mark

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What do New Zealand, Google and LendInvest have in common?

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Balderton leads $3m round in wifi sharing community Instabridge

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Angel network Wild Blue Cohort makes HomeTouch investment

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eMoov looks to raise £1m+ through crowdfunding

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Pronto on-demand food service raises £1m seed round

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SumUp secures €10m from BBVA Ventures and Groupon to go contactless

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Early Google investor plows $50m into Cambridge Quantum Computing


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Swedish startup iZettle raises €60 Million Series D round

Mobile point-of-sale pioneer iZettle has raised a €60m Series D round to help grow its small business customer-base across Europe. The company is now targeting small traders with its iZettle Advance package, which speeds up payment processing and offers varied fees depending on sales made. “We have aimed to build a financing service that’s completely tailored…

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Tech City startup TestPlant sets up in Tokyo

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“The future of work is freelance” and 10 other lessons from #TFOW2015

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CIPD offers free ‘people skills’ HR training to Hackney startups

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Nominate a #TechforGood company for Nominet Trust’s NT100

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CBI calls for “mission critical” support for UK’s scaleups

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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: Over $65m investment, Apple Pay and Tyson bites into bitcoin

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Lakestar creates $400m fund, UN appoints digital privacy chief and more in your Week in Tech

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Fourth annual FinTech Innovation Lab London opens for applications

Accenture, along with and 16 other leading financial institutions, has opened the application period for the fourth annual FinTech Innovation Lab London, kicking off a search for the top fintech innovators in the UK and Europe. Launched by Accenture in 2012, the FinTech Innovation Lab London is a 12-week mentoring programme that helps fintech entrepreneurs accelerate…

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UBS launches Future of Finance Challenge

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Pay4Later launches Platform as a Service for banks

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Stockflare becomes first fintech firm to gain Mayor’s office money pledge

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Prodigy Finance receives over $100m funding boost

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Fintech Monthly: Over $65m investment, Apple Pay and Tyson bites into bitcoin

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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…

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Find your perfect shoe with Stylect – Download of the Week

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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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What are the tax implications of becoming a limited company?

The tax implications and potential advantages of incorporation vary depending on a number factors such as the size of business, the length of time that the business has been in operation (for a loss making sole trade business), its profitability and its expected rate of growth etc. For example, a business with small profits, incorporation…

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

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Can I get approval for SEIS/EIS?