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Hibob closes $17.5m Series A, brings total raised to $25m

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London HealthTech startup Babylon raises additional $60m

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GamCrowd officially launches the first ever Gambling Tech Week as part of London Tech Week
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VC investment in London ‘driven by AI, robotics and big data’
posted on April 20, 2017

Artificial intelligence, robotics and big data are among the fastest growing areas for investment, according to analysis of VC capital flows carried out by the founders of London Tech Week.

InsuranceTech

The rise of regulation in the InsurTech sector
posted on April 19, 2017

Padraig Walsh, partner at international law firm Bird & Bird, looks at the rise of regulation in the InsurTech sector.

KPMG Venture Pulse report Q1 2017

KPMG report predicts increased investment in UK blockchain, AI and IoT startups
posted on April 11, 2017

Investor sentiment appears positive despite UK PM Theresa May triggering Article 50, with expectations of increased levels of activity set to take place across sectors such as AI, IoT and blockchain.

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Should robots be given employment rights?
posted on April 9, 2017

Alexandra Mizzi, an associate in the employment team at law firm Howard Kennedy, explores the problems that are arising, and could arise, as a result of increasing automation in the workplace.

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Top tech stats: Rise in tech startups, gender pay gap and much more
posted on April 8, 2017

This week, we have statistics relating to FinTech collaboration, the gender pay gap and startup office space.

Georgie - Tech World March 2017

Tech World: A $200m tech fund, Uber leaves Denmark, AI stealing jobs and more
posted on April 3, 2017

Welcome to Tech World, your quick round up of the top technology news stories from across the globe. This month, we have news of a $200m tech fund, Uber quitting Denmark, a $2.35bn IPO and more. For this episode’s Hot Topic interview, we spoke with Richard Goold from EY about AI and its impact on jobs.

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London-based Cortexica raises £2m from Touchstone Innovations
posted on April 3, 2017

Cortexica, a visual search technology firm spun out of Imperial College, has raised £2m from existing investor Touchstone Innovations, formerly Imperial Innovations.

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Report: AI and IoT attracted almost half of InsurTech funding in 2016
posted on March 30, 2017

Almost half of global investment into InsurTech startups is now funnelled into AI and IoT, with UK firms continuing to attract strong investment despite Brexit uncertainty.

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Artificial intelligence: The ethical dilemma created by labour market disruption
posted on March 29, 2017

Richard Goold, partner and head of tech law at EY, and his colleague Lauren Anderson explore how artificial intelligence will disrupt the labour market both here in the UK and overseas.

Brexit

What tech giants Siemens and Apple have planned for post-Brexit Britain
posted on March 28, 2017

We take a look at how some of the world’s biggest technology companies are interacting with the UK as the government gears up to trigger Article 50 at the end of this month; formally beginning Brexit proceedings.

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Top tech stats: Job automation, driverless cars and much more
posted on March 25, 2017

This week, we have statistics relating to job automation, driverless cars, UK equity investment and much more.

Alex Macpherson, Octopus Ventures

Octopus Ventures raises £120m to invest in UK AI startups
posted on March 22, 2017

Prominent VC Octopus Ventures has raised a £120m tech investment fund to continue supporting AI startups in the UK.

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investment roundup

UK tech investment trends of Q1 2017
posted 13 hours ago

hibob

Hibob closes $17.5m Series A, brings total raised to $25m
posted 16 hours ago

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London HealthTech startup Babylon raises additional $60m
posted 17 hours ago

LoveCrafts

LoveCrafts raises £26m in round led by Scottish Equity Partners
posted on April 25, 2017

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PropTech firm No Agent raises over £500,000 through crowdfunding
posted on April 24, 2017

self-driving cars

Oxford’s AI firm Oxbotica gets £8.6m to lead driverless car consortium
posted on April 24, 2017