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TWIT - Emily 23.02.17

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

Welcome to The Week in Tech, your video roundup of the week’s top technology news. This episode, we’ve got almost £30m of funding rounds, a £57.5m fund for Northern SMEs, a hoverbike and much more.

North of England

Maven Capital Partners to invest £57.5m in Northern SMEs
posted on February 22, 2017

Maven Capital Partners is to allocate £57.5m to growing SMEs across the North of England after inking a deal with the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

Tech World Feb 2017

Tech World: Ford’s $1bn for driverless cars, Klarna buys BillPay for £60m and more
posted on February 22, 2017

Welcome to Tech World, your quick round up of the top technology news from across the globe. This month, we have Ford’s $1bn investment in driverless cars, Klarna’s £60m acquisition of BillPay, the arrest of Samsung’s vice chairman and more. For this episode’s hot topic interview, we spoke with Adrian Baschnonga from EY about smart home tech. First though, here are your top international stories.

EDF winners

Howz named winner of EDF Energy 2016 Blue Lab accelerator
posted on February 17, 2017

Howz was today announced as the winner of EDF Energy’s 2016 Blue Lab accelerator. The Manchester-based startup won the award for its connected home solution that tracks energy usage and alerts family members if the user’s normal routine is broken.

Emily TWIT 17th Feb

UK investment news, a $233m acquisition by PayPal, Nokia’s 3310 returns and more in The Week in Tech
posted on February 17, 2017

Welcome to the Week in Tech, your roundup of the week’s top technology news. This episode, we bring you UK investments topping $27m, the government’s new National Cyber Security Centre, news about the return of the Nokia 3310 and more.

phone call

Call analytics startup Iovox secures $9m Series A with $1m debt financing
posted on February 15, 2017

UK-founded call analytics firm Iovox has raised $9m in Series A funding from Octopus Ventures and SF Capital, and $1m debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank.

cybersecurity

Depth of cybersecurity skills shortage revealed as UK govt launches National Cyber Security Centre
posted on February 14, 2017

As the government launches its National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), research reveals demand for cybersecurity skills is vastly outstripping supply in the UK, leaving organisations vulnerable to threats.

Emily TWIT drawing 9th Feb

A $550m acquisition, two new tech funds, self-tying shoelaces and more in The Week in Tech
posted on February 10, 2017

Welcome to The Week in Tech – your roundup of the week’s top technology news. We filmed this episode from the office of technology firm Ve Interactive. This week, we bring you funding rounds topping £10m, a $550m acquisition, two new tech funds plus shoes with laces that fasten themselves.

FTM Feb 17

FinTech Monthly: Seedcamp sells stake in TransferWise, a new FinTech VC launches in London & more
posted on February 9, 2017

Welcome to FinTech Monthly. Your roundup of last month’s top financial technology news brought to you by Tech City News and law firm Gowling WLG. This month’s stories include,FinTech funding rounds, an acquisition, a new FinTech VC, bitcoin’s price spike and more.

Airbnb home

Airbnb management platform Airsorted raises £1.5m
posted on February 7, 2017

London-based AirBnb management platform Airsorted has closed a £1.5m funding round led by Concentric and with support from 500 Startups and Pi Labs.

perkbox

Perkbox opens office in Sheffield, aims to create 100 jobs by 2018
posted on February 7, 2017

Employee engagement platform Perkbox has opened a new office in Sheffield and plans to create as many as 100 new jobs by the end of this year.

Tech World - Emily Feb

Tech World: $3.7bn acquisition by Cisco, WhatsApp’s security issues, news of a French Tech Visa and more
posted on February 7, 2017

Welcome to Tech World, your quick round up of the top technology news from across the globe. This month, we have Cisco’s $3.7bn acquisition of AppDynamics, WhatsApp’s security issues, news of a French Tech Visa and more. For this episode’s hot topic interview, we spoke with Ian Williamson from EY about data protection and data ethics.

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TWIT - Emily 23.02.17

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

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Challenger bank Monzo announces £19.5m investment
posted on February 23, 2017