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Condeco gets $30m, Twitter buys Magic Pony & more in The Week in Tech
posted 21 hours ago

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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Ed Vaizey: Brexit would be a ‘complete disaster’ for the UK
posted on June 17, 2016

Leaving the European Union would be a “complete disaster for our country”, according to Ed Vaizey, HM Minister of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries. Speaking at an event yesterday at tech members club Runway East, Vaizey shared his views on the impending referendum with a number of technology entrepreneurs and journalists. The Conservative…

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Highlights from The Europas, Manchester innovation centre launches & more in your Week in Tech
posted on June 17, 2016

Welcome to your Week in Tech – our video round up of this week’s top technology news. Investments Beamery has raised $2m in seed funding to build recruiting software that lets companies connect with jobseekers and nurture relationships before they start. Scottish startup Spoonfed, a SaaS provider, has raised £585,000 in funding from a group…

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Lack of funding and talent ‘preventing UK tech industry growth’
posted on June 14, 2016

Only 50% of UK business leaders feel appropriate funding is accessible and only one third has any appetite for borrowing when compared to three months ago, according to the quarterly Enterprise Index by Smith & Williamson. The investment management, accountancy and tax group’s research suggests the desire and ability to scale up a business is…

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How AI startups can compete with tech giants
posted on June 14, 2016

Tech giants are making acquisitions in the AI space, and an increasing number of startups are working with the technology. But what’s key to succeeding in the AI space? Speaking at The Europas, a European startup conference held in London today, John Henderson, principal at Whitestar Capital, spoke about the overwhelming competition in the space…

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FinTech Monthly: Transferwise raises $26m, Pulse of FinTech Report, Aviva Ventures investment
posted on June 6, 2016

Welcome to FinTech Monthly for May 2016 – your roundup of the month’s top financial technology news. Pulse of Fintech Report VC funding for UK FinTech companies dropped 41% over the first quarter of 2016. That’s according to the KPMG and CB Insights Pulse of FinTech report. The UK was still ahead of Germany in…

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Startup Weekly: Skyscanner developer competition, Seedcamp portfolio and more
posted on June 3, 2016

Here’s your weekly round up of news about startup competitions, awards, co-working spaces and accelerators. Skyscanner competition Edinburgh-based Skyscanner has launched a startup competition, offering developers the chance to be coached by its co-founder Gareth Williams. The winning team will also be able to spend a week based in Skyscanner’s HQ in Scotland and will…

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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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Transferwise raises $26m, Tinder sues 3nder, shocking wearables & more in your Week in Tech
posted on May 27, 2016

Welcome to your Week in Tech. Investments Rock Pamper Scissors has raised £1.2m from investors including 500 Startups and Seedcamp to strengthen their tech team. SyndicateRoom has raised £3.1m for its investor-led equity crowdfunding platform. Braci, a Birmingham-based startup has raised £490,000 pounds. Braci helps the hard of hearing with a sound recognition platform which…

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Report: EdTech spend will reach $252bn by 2020
posted on May 26, 2016

The global education technology (EdTech) market will grow 17% per annum to $252bn by 2020, according to a report from EdTechXGlobal and IBIS Capital. So far, the US has made the biggest waves in the EdTech space, the report suggests, adding that Asia is now experiencing the world’s fastest growth in investment into the sector. Europe,…

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EY Report: 23% of people think London will produce the next tech giant
posted on May 24, 2016

Some 23% of investors think London offers the best chance of producing the next tech giant. According to EY UK’s Attractiveness Survey 2016, which surveyed 1469 people, London ranked alongside San Francisco in terms of its perceived capacity for tech innovation. San Francisco came slightly on top of London with 29% of the vote and…

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ARM acquires Apical for $350m, Queen’s speech, a self-making bed & more in your Week in Tech
posted on May 20, 2016

Welcome to your Week in Tech. Investments Rental platform Goodlord has raised £2m from Robin and Saul Klein’s LocalGlobe Capital and Global Founders Capital. The software, the firm claims, is already being used by 200 letting agencies in the UK. In other news, venture capital fund Frog Capital II has raised a further €9m to…

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