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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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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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PropTech firm Opun raises £3m Series A from Aviva Ventures
posted on April 12, 2016

Opun has secured £3m in investment from Aviva Ventures, the wholly owned venture capital business of insurance giant Aviva. The PropTech company, which was founded in 2015 and is based in London, helps consumers with their home improvement projects. Customers use the Opun website and app to enter the home improvements they are considering and Opun…

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Banking giants and tech innovators join forces to discuss FinTech in HM Treasury event
posted on February 23, 2016

Members of the UK’s long standing banking infrastructure rubbed shoulders with finance innovators at an event this evening held at No 11 Downing Street as part of FinTech Week. The event involved a speech by Harriet Baldwin, economic secretary to the Treasury, as well as a panel discussion chaired by Eileen Burbidge, partner at Passion…

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AppyParking closes $1.5m Seed round with investment from Aviva
posted on January 18, 2016

AppyParking has just closed a $1.5m (£1.05m) Seed round, featuring investment from Aviva Ventures, the wholly owned venture capital business of Aviva. Irish parking solutions provider Premier Parking also took part in the round. The parking app allows drivers to see controlled parking zones, registered driveways, and car parks in selected cities and can direct…

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