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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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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.

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Microsoft research: 33% of financial services incumbents fear sector disruptors
posted on October 31, 2016

Half of UK business leaders think their industries will face significant digital disruption within the next two years, according to new research published by Microsoft today.

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How data-driven transactions will define dealmaking for a generation
posted on October 19, 2016

Richard Diffenthal, partner at Hogan Lovells, explores the global dash for data.

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Top tech stats: Post-Brexit industry confidence, biometric authentication & more
posted on August 13, 2016

Welcome to your roundup of some of the past week’s most interesting surveys, statistics and reports relevant to those involved in the UK tech industry.

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London startup Big Data Partnership bought by US firm
posted on July 25, 2016

London-based startup Big Data Partnership has been acquired by Teradata, a big data analytics firm based in the United States. Founded by Mike Merritt-Holmes, Tim Seears, and Pinal Gandhi four years ago, the London company set out to provide big data solutions and training to help firms use big data more effectively. “Our clients have been…

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Artificial intelligence and blockchain tech ‘could change our world’
posted on June 30, 2016

Artificial intelligence – fuelled by big data – and blockchain tech, are some of the technologies that could impact our world, according to Sarwant Singh, senior parter at Frost & Sullivan. Speaking at the Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL Europe) conference, held in London today, Singh discussed mega trends in the technological…

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London data science firm Black Swan lands £3m in funding
posted on March 21, 2016

Black Swan, a tech and data science firm based in London, has received £3m in funding in a round led by Mitsui. According to a statement, the company will use the newly procured funds to further develop NEST –  its proprietary data unification platform – and to expand into the USA and Japan. “We’re delighted to…

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Tech job numbers and salaries drop in London
posted on November 3, 2015

The number of tech jobs on offer in the Capital has dropped in the past quarter, according to the latest Tech Cities Job Watch report from resourcing giant Experis, with salaries in London also experiencing a downturn. The company’s Q3 analysis of 52,000 tech jobs advertised across 10 UK tech hubs saw an 8% drop in the…

Data business

Big data is an almighty big stick, but it can be a useless weapon
posted on August 6, 2015

If the value of Big Data were based purely on the number of mentions the phrase gets in the media – or the frequency with which it is tossed around boardrooms – it would already be a billion dollar concept. Put simply, the corporate world has fallen head over heels in love with Big Data….

Data business

Salviol raises €6.5m in Series A round
posted on July 8, 2015

London-based big data solution provider Salviol has raised €6.5m in a Series A funding round led by Orange Growth Capital. Salviol will use the new funds to expand its European and international operations, and to drive sales of its FROPS product, an off-the-shelf, highly effective solution that automatically detects and prevents any form of fraud. The…

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Making a small business out of the big business of data
posted on June 17, 2015

Data is big business but that doesn’t mean it’s the reserve of big businesses. Research shows that data-driven companies are often more successful. Just look at the Fintech scene and you’ll see plenty of success stories using data to create ever more convenient tools and platforms for faster, easier payments; slicker, simpler banking and more…

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From Capitol Hill to Westminster – how big data is transforming political campaigning
posted on May 5, 2015

The upcoming General Election has been described as one of the most unpredictable in living memory. With no clear favourite, everything is up for grabs – or so it seems. Throughout the halls of Westminster, a growing number of political parties are putting their faith in emerging technologies, believing data analytics will help them gain…

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investment roundup

UK tech investment trends of Q1 2017
posted 13 hours ago

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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

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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

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