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Fashion tech startup Thread raises £4m
posted on June 2, 2016

Thread, a UK-based fashion tech startup, has raised £4m in funding from venture and growth capital investor Beringea, existing investor Balderton Capital and a number of angel investors. The men’s online personal styling service, which was founded in 2012 by serial entrepreneurs Kieran O’ Neill, Ben Phillips and Ben Kucsan, launched with $25,000 from American…

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ASOS and Telefonica’s Wayra launch Fashion Tech startup accelerator
posted on May 3, 2016

Fashion Tech startups in the UK have until 23rd of May to apply for the ASOS and Wayra accelerator programme. Launched today, the eight month programme is offering £34,000 in direct investment, dedicated acceleration services, intensive mentoring and office space to a select number of innovative startups in the fashion sector. Speaking about the launch,…

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Appear Here pops up in Top Shop
posted on December 3, 2015

If you are stuck for ideas for Christmas presents for your nearest and dearest why not take advantage of Appear Here’s collaboration startup. Appear Here has partnered with Top Shop to give startups and established brands the chance to showcase their ideas in its iconic Oxford Circus store. For the first time, brands big and…


Amazon opening Shoreditch studio to take on fashion
posted on November 24, 2014

Just months after announcing its new London offices, Amazon has revealed it will open a fashion photography studio in the heart of Shoreditch. The online retailer has recently been ramping up its focus on the fashion sector and the new studio will help it fight for market share with companies like ASOS and Farfetch. The…

The Fashion raises $1.7m for European expansion
posted on November 13, 2014

Discovery platform has raised $1.7m as it looks to expand across Northern Europe. The London and Copenhagen-based startup aggregates fashion websites, bringing together retailers like ASOS, Farfetch, and TheOutnet into one place. The investment was led by Copenhagen-based North East Venture Capital and The Danish Growth Fund. Real-time personalised fashion acts like a fashion…

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Digital challenger bank Monzo gets £4.8m at £50m valuation
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The rise of the chatbot and what it means for your startup
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