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Startup Weekly: #LDNTechWeek, Welsh startup demo & more
posted on June 24, 2016

Here’s your weekly round up of news about startup competitions, awards, co-working spaces, accelerators and any other exciting things happening in the UK tech sector. #LDNTechWeek events Tech City News hosted two events during London Tech Week. The first, a panel discussion sponsored by Cisco served to discuss co-innovation between tech startups and big corporate…

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UK tech community reacts to Brexit
posted on June 24, 2016

The UK’s tech community has reacted to today’s Brexit vote. The results, announced early this morning, saw 48.1% of voters asking to remain in the European Union (EU), whilst the remaining 51.9% voted for a Brexit. The news comes after various surveys conducted across the industry showed the tech sector’s overall support for remaining within…

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Condeco gets $30m, Twitter buys Magic Pony & more in The Week in Tech
posted on June 24, 2016

Welcome to your Week in Tech – our video round up of this week’s top technology news. Investments Workplace management tech provider Condeco has raised $30m. The round was led by Highland Europe and the company plans to use the funds to aid its expansion across the US, Europe and Asia. Lystable closed an $11m…

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Growing pains: The challenges of going from startup to scaleup
posted on June 23, 2016

Choosing the right venture capital investor can be instrumental for a startup’s growth, according to Adrian Rainey, partner at Taylor Wessing. Speaking at an event, hosted by Tech City News, Rainey said it was important for tech entrepreneurs to pick the right VC to ensure their startup’s goals align with that of the investor. “It…

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Women ‘2.5 times more likely to work for tech startup in London’ than elsewhere in UK
posted on June 23, 2016

Women are 2.5 times more likely to work for a tech startup in London than their counterparts in the rest of the UK, according to new research revealed today. A survey of more than 3700 working professionals across the whole of Britain, conducted by tech recruitment firm Mortimer Spinks, also showed that 40% of the…

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Startup and corporate co-innovation: The pros and cons
posted on June 22, 2016

Partnering with large corporates can be of great benefit to tech startups, according to Chris Wallis, co-founder of Intruder.io. Speaking at an event, hosted by Tech City News in collaboration with Cisco, Wallis explained how his cybersecurity startup had benefited from accelerator programmes in the past. “[By partnering with corporates] you get recognition. If you…

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Video app Seenit gets £600,000 to grow its team
posted on June 22, 2016

Seenit has raised £600,000 in seed funding to continue helping brands and organisations co-create videos. The funding, which bring’s the company’s total to just under £1m, will be used to grow Seenit’s team. Founder and CEO, Emily Forbes, spoke about the raise: “The Seenit method of community collaboration has put the trust back into brands…

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Lystable closes $11m Series A round to aid US expansion
posted on June 22, 2016

Software startup Lystable has raised $11m in Series A funding in a round led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures and Goldcrest Capital. Although founded in the UK by Google designer Pete Johnston, Lystable has now reincorporated as a US company. Peter Johnston said: “This phase is now one of growth. We have figured out a lot…

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Techspace closes £5m Series A round to expand to Berlin
posted on June 21, 2016

Techspace, a co-working space seeking to house fast-growth tech scaleups, has announced the closure of a £5m Series A funding round. The round drew support from a consortium led by real estate investor and entrepreneur Leo Noé. David Galsworthy, CEO and co-founder of Techspace, said: “Co-working has already grown exponentially over the past few years. There’s…

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Realla.co gets £1.5m in funding to grow its user base
posted on June 21, 2016

Realla.co, a commercial property search engine, has landed £1.5m in funding from a group of property and tech investors led by Kirsh Family Office and Lloyd Dorfman’s Esselco Group. Founded in 2014, Realla seeks to help tenants, investors and agents source property and will use the funds to accelerate its growth and develop its technology further….

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London AI startup Magic Pony acquired by Twitter
posted on June 20, 2016

Magic Pony Technology, a London-based AI startup, has been acquired by Twitter. As part of the deal, Magic Pony’s team will be joining Twitter Cortex, a team of engineers, data scientists and machine learning researchers. “Machine learning is increasingly at the core of everything we build at Twitter,” said Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO and co-founder,…

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FinTech startup Invoice Cycle closes $4m seed round
posted on June 20, 2016

Invoice Cycle, a FinTech startup, has closed a $4m seed funding round led by Mueller Medien group of companies. The round also drew support from existing investors and SeedIL, a prominent international angel group. According to a company statement, the funding will be used to boost R&D activities and to expand the firm’s footprint in strategic…

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