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Top tech stats: tech salaries on the rise, northern tech gender gap increases & more
posted on February 18, 2017

Welcome to your round up of some of the past week’s most interesting surveys, statistics and reports relevant to those involved in the UK tech industry.

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Why tech firms should be harnessing video to gain more customers
posted on February 16, 2017

Video is becoming an increasingly popular mode of communication, but how can tech startups harness video in order to maximise customer engagement?

Aviation

Vitruvian Partners acquires TravelTech firm OAG for $215m
posted on February 16, 2017

Vitruvian Partners, a London-based private equity company, has acquired TravelTech firm OAG for approximately $215m.

Startup workers

Atomico announces $765m investment fund to boost European tech
posted on February 16, 2017

London-based VC Atomico has announced a new $765m fund to support disruptive European tech startups.

investments

UK FinTech firms ‘raised $173m across 16 deals in Q4 2016’
posted on February 15, 2017

UK FinTech startups raised $173m across 16 deals in Q4 2016, up $95m from Q3, according to a report by CB Insights.

business payment

FinTech startup Pleo tops up Seed round with $3.25m from Creandum
posted on February 15, 2017

Pleo, a London and Copenhagen-based smart company payments startup, has raised a $3.25m round led by Creandum.

firefly learning

Joe Mathewson, co-founder of Firefly Learning, on turning his teenage hobby into an EdTech startup
posted on February 13, 2017

We spoke to Joe Mathewson, co-founder of EdTech firm Firefly Learning, about how he started his business at the age of 15.

Girls STEM

Top tech stats: UK tech salaries ‘among lowest in the world’, STEM subjects & more
posted on February 11, 2017

Here’s your round up of some of the past week’s most interesting surveys, statistics and reports relevant to those involved in the UK tech industry.

Phone repair

On-demand tech repair startup Repairly raises £265,000 to expand in London
posted on February 10, 2017

Repairly, an on-demand technology repair service, has closed a £265,000 Seed round.

startup

Report: Investment in UK startups falls by largest amount in five years
posted on February 9, 2017

Investment in UK startups has fallen by the largest amount in five years, with annual deal numbers for 2016 decreasing by 18% since 2015. The total amount invested also fell by 12%, to £3.6bn.

Fashion

Manchester’s Boohoo acquires American fashion retailer Nasty Gal for $20m
posted on February 9, 2017

Boohoo, a fashion e-commerce startup based in Manchester, has acquired American fashion retailer Nasty Gal for $20m.

Computer

Cloud services provider Timico raises £50m from Lyceum Capital
posted on February 9, 2017

Timico, a managed cloud services provider based in Nottinghamshire, has raised £50m from private equity firm Lyceum Capital.

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Top tech stats: Unpaid overtime, poor data usage and more
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posted 21 hours ago

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Cheshire-based mobile app SurveyMe gets £2m
posted 23 hours ago

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A £12m series B, a £57.5m fund for Northern SMEs, a hoverbike and more in The Week in Tech
posted on February 24, 2017