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Property site Student.com gets $60m in funding
posted 20 hours ago

Student.com has closed a $60m funding round led by VY Capital with support from Horizon Ventures and Spotify’s Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon. The online marketplace which helps international students find accommodation currently employs 200 people and is present across seven cities worldwide. Founder and CEO Luke Nolan, commented on the raise: “Studying abroad is an…

DNA

11 steps to building the nation’s digital DNA
posted 22 hours ago

growth

Firms in UK tech sphere ‘outpacing those in other sectors by 32%’
posted on February 11, 2016

Investments

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Mobile crowdfunding aggregator OFF3R raises £480,000
posted on February 9, 2016

cybersecurity

Cybersecurity startup Digital Shadows closes $14m funding round led by Trinity Ventures
posted on February 9, 2016

cambridge

Tech-focused chemical company from Cambridge gets £5m in funding
posted on February 8, 2016

home buying

Online mortgage service Trussle gets £1.1m in funding
posted on February 8, 2016

money

British startup Revolut closes $4.8m Seed round
posted on February 4, 2016

Farmdrop

Farmdrop closes £3m funding round led by Skype co-founder
posted on February 3, 2016


News

mentors

Google and Facebook execs join Forward Partners’ UK e-commerce mentorship scheme
posted on February 10, 2016

Senior executives from Google Deep Mind and Facebook have joined Forward Partners’ mentorship programme for UK e-commerce startups. Launching today, FP50 network will seek to provide an open forum for early-stage startup founders to collaborate with successful online executives. Founded in the summer of 2013, Forward Partner invests in startups from inception to late seed…

Fintech

London FinTech startup WorldRemit lands $45m in funding
posted on February 10, 2016

News

Karma Ventures offers boost to UK tech startups with €40m European fund
posted on February 10, 2016

News

Government’s draft Investigatory Powers Bill ‘lacks clarity’
posted on February 9, 2016

Fintech

62% of people ‘would switch their bank account to a FinTech provider’
posted on February 9, 2016

Fintech

Manchester FinTech firm Hello Soda expands to Bangkok and Singapore
posted on February 8, 2016

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Video Roundup: Elevator Pitch Awards 2015
posted on December 18, 2015

Check out the video above for a roundup of the Elevator Pitch Awards 2015. It was a great evening that honoured some fantastic companies. For your chance to be a winner next year, make sure you apply for the competition when applications open in January. We’ve seen 65 companies join our Elevator Pitch alumni club including…

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Over $20m UK investments, Microsoft acquires Swiftkey, new Safe Harbour deal & more in your week in tech
posted on February 5, 2016

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FinTech Monthly: TransferWise research, Barclaycard’s NFC roll-out, $52m blockchain investment and more
posted on January 28, 2016

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London FinTech startup WorldRemit lands $45m in funding
posted on February 10, 2016

London-based money transfer service WorldRemit has landed $45m in new funding from TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp and Silicon Valley Bank. The money, a company statement said, will be used to support the startup’s growth. Having raised $192.7m in funding to date, WorldRemit allows people to send money straight from their smartphone, as opposed to…

Fintech

62% of people ‘would switch their bank account to a FinTech provider’
posted on February 9, 2016

Fintech

Manchester FinTech firm Hello Soda expands to Bangkok and Singapore
posted on February 8, 2016

Fintech

Increase in authorised e-money providers highlights boom in UK FinTech sector
posted on February 1, 2016

Fintech

Payroll startup Dopay bags $2.4m to drive overseas expansion
posted on January 29, 2016

Fintech

FinTech company Sonovate raises £5m in Series A round
posted on January 28, 2016

Events

Fashion

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Appear Here pops up in Top Shop
posted on December 3, 2015

If you are stuck for ideas for Christmas presents for your nearest and dearest why not take advantage of Appear Here’s collaboration startup. Appear Here has partnered with Top Shop to give startups and established brands the chance to showcase their ideas in its iconic Oxford Circus store. For the first time, brands big and…

Fashion Tech

400% rent hike leaves the Trampery Fashion Lab seeking new home
posted on July 27, 2015

Ecommerce

Find your perfect shoe with Stylect – Download of the Week
posted on December 5, 2014

Ecommerce

Amazon opening Shoreditch studio to take on fashion
posted on November 24, 2014

Ecommerce

TheFashion.com raises $1.7m for European expansion
posted on November 13, 2014

Fashion Tech

Metail raises $12m to bring the fitting room to you
posted on October 17, 2014

Startup Surgery

success

Doctor, doctor, how can I use data to drive my marketing strategy?
posted on February 4, 2016

In a recent study by digital marketing research firm Econsultancy, 53% of UK marketers stated that data-driven marketing was their number one priority for 2016. So what does this actually mean? Well, at first glance 53% might not seem overwhelming, but in actual fact the remaining 47% also prioritised data-based areas such as mobile, customer…

Pile of papers

Doctor, doctor, what records do I need to keep for HMRC?
posted on January 15, 2016

Contract

Doctor, Doctor, do I need a written employment agreement with people I hire?
posted on January 8, 2016