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Oxfordshire-based AR firm WaveOptics closes £12m Series B
posted on July 17, 2017

Augmented reality firm WaveOptics has closed a £12m Series B round from existing backers Octopus Ventures, Touchstone Innovations and Robert Bosh Venture Capital.

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Tech City News magazine: The Virtual Reality Issue OUT NOW!
posted on June 5, 2017

We’re pleased to announce the latest edition of Tech City News magazine is OUT NOW! This issue focuses on the fascinating and ever-expanding world of virtual reality (VR).

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Deloitte: Blockchain can transform emerging ‘trust economy’
posted on March 22, 2017

Blockchain technology may prove most valuable in the ‘trust economy’, according to Deloitte’s ’2017 Tech Trends’ report.

EXCLUSIVE: AR startup Zappar lands $3.75m Series A
posted on February 23, 2017

Tech City News can exclusively reveal that augmented reality startup Zappar has closed a $3.75m Series A round led by Hargreave Hale.

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2017 UK tech predictions
posted on January 4, 2017

We spoke to tech entrepreneurs for their take on what the new year will mean for the country’s tech ecosystem.

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Deloitte report: Blockchain tech could re-shape businesses
posted on March 31, 2016

Blockchain technology has the potential to re-shape businesses, governments and economies, according to a new report. Published by Deloitte, ‘The Tech Trends 2016 – Innovating in the Digital Era‘ report, said that blockchain tech could bring greater efficiency to the processing of transactions. Dave Tansley, UK technology partner at Deloitte, commented on the report: “Harnessing…

Blippar completes $45m funding round
posted on March 10, 2015

Blippar, the world’s largest augmented reality and image-recognition platform, has completed a $45m funding round. The tech firm will leverage this new financing to expand its engineering team and extend the global reach of its image-recognition capabilities in order to further realise its plans to create a visual search engine for the physical world. Ambarish…

Download of the Week: Blippar
posted on July 25, 2014

Each week we trawl through the internet’s jumble sale of apps to bring you a cool, new app that will make your life better. This week’s download is Blippar, blending the real and the virtual worlds in their augmented reality app platform. It is available free to download on iOS and Android now. Unlock a virtual world…

Virtual View raises $500k to expand augmented reality for Britain’s booming property sector
posted on March 24, 2014

Virtual View, one of Britain’s first augmented reality apps for the property sector has raised $500,000 in funding. The app allows property buyers to view 3D floor plans, galleries and video content by simply scanning an image. Background in property Investors in Virtual View include a number of high net worth individuals with backgrounds in…

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Top tech stats: Virgin’s business predictions, developers have their say and more
posted on July 22, 2017

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London FinTech Aire raises $5m Series A from Sunstone Capital and White Star Capital
posted on July 21, 2017

Tech Chats June - digital mobility

Tech Chats: EY’s Daniel Lyons on how tech is revolutionising transport
posted on July 21, 2017

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London machine learning startup Sportr closes $350k Seed round
posted on July 21, 2017

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A $170m tech fund, a drowning robot and more in The Week in Tech
posted on July 21, 2017

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Bristol-based Graphcore raises $30m from backers including DeepMind co-founder and Atomico
posted on July 20, 2017