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Amsterdam: A global tech hub
posted on May 7, 2016

Amsterdam has a strong reputation as a centre of culture and tourism, but it’s fast becoming one to watch in the list of the world’s top tech hubs. Kirsty Styles reports. For many, the Netherlands’ cultural capital immediately conjures images of misspent youths and stagparties. But, with the likes of Netflix, Uber and Tesla choosing…

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Share your fare with Splitcab – Startup of the Week
posted on December 3, 2015

Welcome to the eleventh episode of the Elevator Pitch series 5! Every week we publish a 30-second pitch from our Elevator Pitch winners. These startups, chosen by a panel of expert judges for their potential to change the world, join an alumni group that includes the likes of YPlan, Hassle, import.io and Glow, and have to-date raised more than $86m. In this series we took…

Farhad Reyazat, Smarty

Optimise your work day with Smarty – Startup of the Week
posted on November 25, 2015

Welcome to the tenth episode of the Elevator Pitch series 5! Every week we publish a 30-second pitch from our Elevator Pitch winners. These startups, chosen by a panel of expert judges for their potential to change the world, join an alumni group that includes the likes of YPlan, Hassle, import.io and Glow, and have to-date raised more than $86m. In this series we took…

WonderLuk

Get unique 3D-printed accessories with WonderLuk – Startup of the Week
posted on November 18, 2015

Welcome to the ninth episode of the Elevator Pitch series 5! Every week we publish a 30-second pitch from our Elevator Pitch winners. These startups, chosen by a panel of expert judges for their potential to change the world, join an alumni group that includes the likes of YPlan, Hassle, import.io and Glow, and have to-date raised more than $86m. In this series we took…

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London’s Improbable launches mass simulation tech SpatialOS
posted on November 11, 2015

London-based startup Improbable has used its spot at Finland’s Slush conference to launch its distributed operating system SpatialOS, which is designed to enable developers to build dynamic online worlds at mass-scale. Improbable was founded in 2012 and received a $20m Series A round from Andreessen Horowitz back in March this year to help support the development…

Fran Pilcher We Jaunt

WeJaunt makes group travel a jaunt – Startup of the Week
posted on November 11, 2015

Welcome to the eight episode of the Elevator Pitch series 5! Every week we publish a 30-second pitch from our Elevator Pitch winners. These startups, chosen by a panel of expert judges for their potential to change the world, join an alumni group that includes the likes of YPlan, Hassle, import.io and Glow, and have to-date raised more than $86m. In this series we…

Helsinki

Open Ocean launches €100m European software fund
posted on November 11, 2015

Helsinki’s Open Ocean VC firm has launched a €100m investment fund for European software companies looking for post-seed cash. Richard Muirhead, entrepreneur and angel investor in the likes of adtech platform AdBrain and payments provider YoYo, will join the company as a general partner and head the London operation “with a mission to seek and…

pi-top

Tech City’s pi-top launches $99 desktop computer
posted on November 10, 2015

Tech City’s pi-top has launched an Indiegogo campaign to help fund its latest creation, the pi-topCEED, a $99 Raspberry Pi-powered desktop computer designed to get kids coding. The company has built its own pi-topOS using Raspberry Pi’s Raspbian programming language as the basis and the kit comes with a 13.3-inch HD LCD screen. The pi-top CEED is compatible with the school…

Accelerator

Accelerators head-to-head: Collider vs Techstars
posted on November 10, 2015

Ahead of their ‘tech trailblazer’ presence at this year’s Centaur Festival of Marketing​ on 11 and 12 November in London, Tech City News caught up with Techstars London and Collider to talk about the increasingly crowded accelerator space. What makes your accelerator different? “The number one difference is our market focus – advertising and marketing technology or madtech…

Cleantech

Last call for #cleantech crowdfund accelerator with £5,000 prize
posted on November 9, 2015

The UK Crowdfunding Association, in conjunction with the Westminster Impact Hub coworking space, has put out a last call for cleantech entrepreneurs to join a free, three-day accelerator programme designed to help them raise crowdfunded cash. The accelerator will take place from 23 to 25 November and features the founding chair of the UKCFA Julia Groves, plus the…

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Just 4% of Tech London Advocates would vote for #Brexit
posted on November 9, 2015

Tech London Advocates has today launched its ‘Yes’ to staying in the EU working group while unveiling a survey of its members that found just 4% would vote for a ‘Brexit’ from the European Union. The questionnaire found that 86.5% of almost 300 respondents believe the UK should remain inside the EU, while 9.49% were still undecided. TLA believes there are…

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WhatClinic acquires London’s Toothpick.com
posted on November 9, 2015

Dublin’s global private healthcare marketplace WhatClinic has acquired London’s dental appointment booking platform Toothpick.com. Emergency Dentech, the umbrella brand of Toothpick.com, has received two undisclosed seed funding rounds since it launched three years ago, counting Passion Capital, EC1 Capital and 1 Seed among its early backers. Founder and CEO Dr Sandeep Senghera said: “Since we launched Toothpick.com…

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