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Mayor launches London Digital Security Centre to tackle cyber crime
posted on October 1, 2015

The London Digital Security Centre has opened in London to help SMEs protect themselves from cyber criminals. The centre, which is the first in England, has come to fruition after being recommended as part of the  Mayor’s Business Crime Strategy in July 2014. Recent government figures found that cyber-crime was causing firms to lose millions of…

Geopolitical risk analytics startup Cytora secures investment
posted on October 1, 2015

Geopolitical risk analytics startup Cytora has closed a funding round led by Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the University of Cambridge, Parkwalk Advisors and angel investors including Alan Morgan of MMC Ventures. Cytora works by scanning web data in real time which allows it to alert clients to geopolitical risks such as fires, port strikes, weather events or…

Ometria closes $2.5m round
posted on October 1, 2015

Customer insight and marketing platform Ometria has closed a $2.5m seed funding round led by Inventure Partners, with participation from existing investors SaatchInvest, and new investors Force Over Mass Capital. A number of angels also participated in the roundf including Nickyl Raithatha, founder and CEO at Finery London and previously global managing director at Rocket Internet, Lee…

London to host first Food Tech Week
posted on October 1, 2015

October will  see the launch of London’s first ever ‘Food Tech Week‘ which will be celebrating all things food and facilitating tech disruption of the food economy and ecosystem. FTW will see food brands, innovators and startups join forces to tackle some of the biggest challenges currently facing food and agriculture. Speakers at the events…

Heavy-handed taxi regulation could damage London’s reputation
posted on September 30, 2015

The Institute of Directors has warned that heavy-handed taxi regulation could “damage London’s reputation” for innovation following the announcement of new rules today by Transport for London. As such the IoD has called on TfL to level the playing field for private hire travel in the capital by making it easier for private hire companies…

Wayra signs partnership to strengthen Cambridge-to-London tech corridor
posted on September 30, 2015

Telefonica’s digital startup accelerator Wayra Open Future has signed a new partnership with Cambridge Wireless which will allow its members to tap into the Telefonica Open Future’s global entrepreneurship and innovation network, which has already invested over €300m in 500 businesses Specialist teams identified as developing innovative wireless, mobile and IoT technologies will also have the opportunity…

Innovate Finance heads to Manchester to forge fintech links
posted on September 30, 2015

Fintech association Innovate Finance has sent a delegation to Manchester to forge a new connection with the city as part of its regional strategy to unite and promote technology hubs across the UK. Innovate Finance said its visit to the city, alongside special envoy for fintech Eileen Burbidge, is a significant step towards supporting one of…

WEF: London tech sector is the epicentre of European Tech
posted on September 30, 2015

The London tech sector is “the epicentre of the European tech and startup scene” with Tech City continuing to help make the UK become one of the most competitive technology markets on the planet, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. The Global Competitiveness Index  2015-2016 ranks the UK fifth in the world for the availability…

Inlifesize wins inaugural ICONS Festival pitch competition
posted on September 30, 2015

Inlifesize have won the inaugural ICONS Festival pitch competition after beating a field of over 80 firms from across the EMEA and US. The games company was established by former Electronic Arts creative director, Phil Campbell, and Industrial Light & Magic and Walt Disney Feature Animation alumni Greg Maguire. Campbell and Maguire founded Inlifesize to…

wayve secures seed investment from Mercia Fund Management
posted on September 28, 2015

London-based ad-tech firm wayve has secured a £300,000 seed investment from Mercia Fund Management’s hybrid SEIS & EIS fund. Founded by computer science and digital marketing specialist Jamie Evans-Parker wayve works across all advertising channels including  mobile, desktop and digital outdoor. The business is supported by ad tech heavyweights including James Booth, CEO of Scoota and the founder of Tangozebra…

Think tank scotches fears of national living wage job losses
posted on September 24, 2015

New research from the independent Centre for London think tank has moved to quell fears that the government’s new national living wage could see small businesses laying off staff as they cannot afford the rise. In a report written by Kitty Ussher, a leading economist and former treasury minister in Gordon Brown’s Labour government, the…

UK is sharing economy capital of Europe
posted on September 21, 2015

The UK is home to 10% of the businesses involved in the global sharing economy – more than France, Germany and Spain combined – research from JustPark has found. The US remains the global leader in the sector but London is the sharing economy capital of Europe, with one in 12 of the companies in…

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