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Rock Pamper Scissors gets £1.2m to strengthen its tech team
posted on May 23, 2016

London-based Rock Pamper Scissors, has received £1.2m in funding from investors including 500 Startups and Seedcamp. The funding round also drew support from a group of angel investors including Tom Singh OBE, New Look’s founder. Founded by Just Eat‘s former CMO, Mat Braddy, Rock Pamper Scissors allows users to make hairdresser appointments through its app. Speaking about…

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SyndicateRoom gets £3.1m in Series A funding
posted on May 23, 2016

Investor-led equity crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom has closed a £3.1m Series A funding round. The round, led by angel investor and Abcam founder Jonathan Milner, also drew support from Unicorn AIM VCT which invested £1m. According to a statement, the newly procured funds will be used to help the company expand across other equity capital markets…

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Private jet booking platform Stratajet lands $8m in funding
posted on May 19, 2016

Private jet booking platform Stratajet has announced the closure of a $8m funding round led by Octopus Ventures. The round, which also drew support from existing investors Playfair Capital and JamJam Investments, brings the company’s total funding to $14m. According to a statement, the money will allow the London headquartered company to invest in further…

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Aviva Ventures invests in Founders Factory to scale FinTech startups
posted on May 18, 2016

Aviva Ventures, the venture capital arm of multinational insurance firm Aviva, has made an undisclosed “multimillion pound” equity investment in Founders Factory to develop FinTech startups. The news comes after the tech accelerator and incubator announced a partnership with L’Oreal to invest in beauty tech startups just last week. Andrew Brem, chief digital officer of…

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Rental platform Goodlord raises £2m to disrupt property market
posted on May 18, 2016

Goodlord, a rental platform based in London, has raised £2m in seed funding in order to shake up the rental market. The funding round drew support from Robin and Saul Klein’s LocalGlobe Capital and Global Founders Capital. Goodlord, which brings together tenants, landlords and letting agents through the cloud, is set to use the newly…

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DevicePilot gets £600,000 in angel investment with support from Skyscanner’s founders
posted on May 12, 2016

DevicePilot has raised £600,000 in angel investment to continue developing its service for IoT device management. Originally called 1248, London-based DevicePilot’s round drew support from investors including Skyscanner‘s founders Gareth Williams and Bonamy Grimes as well as Telefonica’s corporate accelerator Wayra Unlimited. DevicePilot CEO Pilgrim Beart, commented on the raise: “Since starting the company we’ve delivered…

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Founders Factory scores investment from L’Oréal to scale beauty tech startups
posted on May 12, 2016

London-based Founders Factory, a tech accelerator and incubator, has received a strategic investment from L’Oréal to invest in Beauty Tech startups. As part of the agreement, the beauty giant will invest and scale five early stage startups to co-create two new companies from scratch every year. Lubomira Rochet, chief digital officer at L’Oréal’s, said: “This strategic…

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Drayson Technologies lands £8m in Series B funding
posted on May 11, 2016

Drayson Technologies, the company founded by Lord Paul Drayson, has raised £8m in Series B funding. The round, led by existing investors Lansdowne Partners and Woodford Investment Management, brings the company’s cumulative funding to date to £26m. Lord Drayson, chairman and CEO, Drayson Technologies, said: “Since the launch of our Freevolt technology last year we…

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Weaveworks gets $15m in Series B funding
posted on May 11, 2016

Weaveworks, the makers of the Weave network for Docker, has closed a $15m Series B funding round led by new backer GV (formerly Google Ventures). The round, which also drew support from existing investor Accel, comes after the company announced a $5m Series A round in December 2014. According to a statement the company, founded…

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Azimo raises $15m to expand across Asia
posted on May 5, 2016

Digital money transfer network Azimo has closed a $15m funding round, led by Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten, to aid its expansion across Asia. Founded in 2012, Azimo was created in an attempt to fix the broken and often expensive money transfer industry. The company, which raised $20m in June last year, is already present in…

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Accomable raises £300,000 to help disabled people find adapted holiday rentals
posted on May 4, 2016

Accomable, which helps disabled and elderly people find adapted hotels and holiday rentals, has raised £300,000 in seed funding. The new funding, raised by undisclosed angel investors from the tech and hospitality sectors, will allow the London-based startup to expand its offering to customers. Founded by disabled entrepreneurs Srin Madipalli and Martyn Sibley in 2015, the startup…

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IoT startup SAM Labs closes £3.2m funding round
posted on May 4, 2016

SAM Labs, the creator of Internet of Things (IoT) electronic kits, has raised £3.2m in funding in a round led by Imperial Innovations Group. Founded in 2014 by a group of Imperial College graduates, the startup previously raised over £125,000 in crowdfunding last year. Joachim Horn, CEO and founder, said: “It’s amazing to have Imperial Innovations…

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