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Zzish hits £1.15m funding target on Crowdcube for technology that will democratise quality education and move the needle on learning
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Recruitment disruptor poised for further growth with €8m investment secured


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Startup Weekly: IKEA Bootcamp, Nesta’s ShareLab Fund and much more
posted 6 hours ago

Here’s your weekly roundup of news about startup competitions, awards, accelerators, and any other exciting developments in the UK tech sector.

Startup loses potential backers in crowdfunding disaster
posted on May 17, 2017

British tech firms received a stark warning about the dangers of relying on crowdfunding this week, after one startup founder spoke of his “eye-watering” experience of losing potential backers due to a false fraud alarm.


Challenger bank Monzo announces £19.5m investment
posted on February 23, 2017

Challenger bank Monzo has announced a £19.5m Series B round from venture capital firms Thrive Capital, Passion Capital and Orange Digital Ventures.


When crowdfunding pitches go wrong
posted on March 26, 2016

Darren Westlake is the founder of Crowdcube. In this article, he discusses some of the pitfalls startups should avoid when crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a flexible and convenient way of raising finance that enables businesses of all stages, from a range of sectors to bypass traditional routes to finance. Despite its relative infancy, crowdfunding is now…


Mobile-first challenger bank Mondo gets £5m from Passion Capital
posted on February 15, 2016

Mobile-first challenger bank Mondo has landed £5m in funding from Passion Capital, which also invested £2m in the company last year. “We’ve been called a bank for people who hate banks,” said Tom Blomfield, CEO of Mondo. “We’re using the power of the smartphone to put our customers back in control of their finances. You…


Tech City UK adds 15 firms to Future Fifty programme
posted on December 16, 2015

Tech City UK has announced 15 new members for its Future Fifty programme, including delivery platform Deliveroo and ecommerce solutions provider Yieldify. Other companies in the new intake of the programme, which supports 50 of the UK’s leading growth-stage digital companies, include crowdfunding venture Crowdcube and mobile gaming company Space Ape Games. Ecommerce is the…

Kabbee offers shares to investors
posted on November 27, 2015

Kabbee, the minicab price comparison and booking app, is offering a 2.71% stake of the business as part of its latest funding round, to help with expansion plans. Earlier this month Kabbee launched a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, in a bid to raise £1m, for expansion plans. Investors will receive a 2.71% stake in the…

eMoov: How to bag a £2.6m crowdfunding round
posted on October 15, 2015

My company, the online estate agency, recently ran a successful crowdfunding campaign, which ended up raising £2.6m for our business and being the fourth biggest equity share raise in Crowdcube’s history. I have since been asked by a number of entrepreneurs to share my experience… The preparations I first thought about crowdfunding in January as part of our…

eMoov smashes £1m crowdfund target and plans for 2016 IPO
posted on September 23, 2015

Online estate agent eMoov has smashed its £1m target on Crowdcube with eight days left to go of its campaign. Initially offering 5% equity to its investors, along with an EIS tax-relief opportunity, the amount raised so far values the company at more than £20m. “Having now reached our target, it’s become evident that some…

Fintech Monthly: UBS & Blockchain, Crowdcube £100m milestone and Stockflare gets ahead
posted on September 9, 2015

To celebrate our first birthday, we have a bumper load of news, including investment updates, UBS’ blockchain project, analysis of Berlin’s fintech scene, and Barclay’s first steps into the world of fashion… All this and more in your monthly roundup of fintech news. In the news iZettle raises €60m in a round led by Intel Capital…

Navmii launches £1m crowdfunding drive
posted on September 8, 2015

Smart navigation and traffic app for drivers Navmii has launched a £1m crowdfunding drive with leading crowdfunding site CrowdCube. Navmii’s free mobile navigation app combines voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, local search and safe driving rating to create a community of smart, engaged and active drivers. The app is available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry…

Private family photo app Togethera raises £220,000
posted on September 7, 2015

Private family photo and messaging app Togethera has closed a £220,000 round on Crowdcube, which was joined by a host of high-profile entrepreneurs and investors. The app, which has been featured by Apple in 118 countries, has received backing from Neil Hutchinson, founder of Forward Internet Group, Andrew Bredon, founder of Secret Escapes, and Tom Allason, founder…

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