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2016: A year in UK tech
posted on December 31, 2016

We round up 2016’s biggest UK technology events to date, featuring impressive funding rounds and some of the year’s biggest hacks.

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UK ‘maintains dominance’ of tech unicorns within Europe
posted on June 20, 2016

The UK has maintained its dominance within Europe as home of the tech unicorn, according to a GP Bullhound report. According to the report, titled European Unicorns 2016: Survival of the Fittest, the UK is home to 18 of Europe’s 47 tech unicorns with new entrants Blippar and Anaplan consolidating the country’s position in the…

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Top British diplomat to join Blippar as COO
posted on May 26, 2016

Blippar has appointed Danny Lopez, currently the British Consul General to New York and Director General for UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) in the United States, as its chief operating officer. Lopez is expected to leave his current role in New York in early July and due to take up his new post at UK-based…

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RocketSpace to open first tech campus in London
posted on May 10, 2016

San Francisc0-based RocketSpace, whose members have included the likes of Uber, Blippar, SuperCell and Spotify, has announced the launch of a London tech campus. Designed specifically for high-growth tech startups, the London venue – which has a capacity for up to 1,500 members – will be the accelerator’s first international location. CEO and founder Duncan…

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Amsterdam: A global tech hub
posted on May 7, 2016

Amsterdam has a strong reputation as a centre of culture and tourism, but it’s fast becoming one to watch in the list of the world’s top tech hubs. Kirsty Styles reports. For many, the Netherlands’ cultural capital immediately conjures images of misspent youths and stagparties. But, with the likes of Netflix, Uber and Tesla choosing…

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Mayor’s International Business Programme takes EdTech startups to Silicon Valley
posted on April 12, 2016

A number of UK EdTech firms are being taken on a mission to Silicon Valley by the Mayor of London’s International Business Programme and strategic body for education technology, Edtech UK. The trip, which is designed to promote international business growth and foster transatlantic partnerships, will be taken by a number of high-growth startups including…

Blippar raises $54m, Snapchat cyber attack, TaskRabbit launches app & more in your week in tech
posted on March 4, 2016

In this week’s video we’ve rounded up some of the top tech-related investments from across the UK, including risk intelligence company Polecat’s $4.2m raise from Grassy Creek Ventures. The company was co-founded by Microsoft UK’s former head of innovation James Lawn and the new funds will be used to grow its presence in the UK….

VIDEO: The Scale-Up Guide to Amsterdam
posted on February 9, 2016

Tech City News travelled to Amsterdam to explore what the city has to offer as a hub for tech start-ups. In our video from the visit, we speak to the top names from the Amsterdam tech space and find out what’s going on in the burgeoning technology scene. Turns out it’s an ideal place to set up…

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…

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VIDEO: Making it in New York
posted on November 3, 2014

We’re pleased to announce our first documentary: Making it in New York! The Tech City News team spent a week interviewing members of New York’s tech community, some British, some American, about why New York has become a strong contender as a base for US expansion.

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…

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