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Transferwise the unicorn, White House drones & more in the Week in Tech

A week after Shazam’s huge investment, Transferwise announced a giant $58m funding round, leading the way in a week where British startups raised almost $100m. Apple revealed their most impressive annual results to-date and in another bout of drone madness, a drone made its way into the White House. We also look a passengers’ reaction to…

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Depop raises $8m for social shopping expansion

Investments

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GetMyFirstJob raises $750k to tackle youth unemployment

Deliveroo

Deliveroo grabs $25m to expand high-end takeaway service

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Dojo raises $1.2m with backing from Boris fund

Money Dashboard

Money Dashboard raises $3.7m to give you control of your finances

TransferWise

TransferWise raises $58m from US-based a16z

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Judo grabs £6m and picks up KFC as client

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Download of the Week: Mubi – the Netflix for film connoisseurs

This week’s download offers film fans the finest indie cinema delivered direct to your tablet or smartphone. Just like Netflix, Mubi is a subscription-based streaming video platform, but the similarities end there. Instead of serving up an overwhelming choice of content, Mubi offers a curated catalogue of just 30 movies each month. Each day one film…

Need to Know

Want to pitch at Downing St? Pitch10 is back and bigger than ever

Fintech

Debrett’s names Crowdcube’s Darren Westlake one of Britain’s top entrepreneurs

Government & Policy

Could Twitter’s new advertising change the general election result?

News

2014: A fantastic and terrible year for European VCs

Internet of Things

UCL students to tackle Internet of Things with new ARM education kit

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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…

Fintech Monthly: Year in review Christmas special

Transferwise the unicorn, White House drones & more in the Week in Tech

Fintech

Bank Metro UK

The funding gap is a problem, but you can still get your startup to IPO

As the owner of a financial technology company, I’m used to reading about the importance of the fintech sector to the UK economy. But to the extent that ideas need to be developed and executed, the financing of a technology business can be just as important as the IP. It was therefore with interest that…

Fintech

Debrett’s names Crowdcube’s Darren Westlake one of Britain’s top entrepreneurs

Fintech

Money Dashboard raises $3.7m to give you control of your finances

Fintech

TransferWise raises $58m from US-based a16z

Fintech

Judo grabs £6m and picks up KFC as client

Fintech

Boris seeks startups for FinTech Mission to NYC

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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

Startup Surgery

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Does my SEO really matter?

I think this depends on the nature of your company, and how you hope and expect to be discovered by potential new customers. For the vast majority of businesses, ranking highly on search engines like Google will prove very valuable. However, it can be very tough to rise the ‘natural’ search rankings – i.e. the…

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How do I attract digital designers to my in-house team?

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Should I pay for PR services like Gorkana?