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PropTech firm No Agent raises over £500,000 through crowdfunding
posted on April 24, 2017

Online property management platform No Agent has raised more than £584,000 in a crowdfunding campaign, with contributions from more than 200 investors.

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Smart home security startup Cocoon raises £2.46m on Crowdcube
posted on March 27, 2017

Smart home security system provider Cocoon has raised £2.46m on Crowdcube, drawing support from 1117 investors.

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Healthtech startup Active Needle raises £350,000 on SyndicateRoom
posted on March 14, 2017

Active Needle Technology has raised £350,051 on online investment platform SyndicateRoom.

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FinTech firm Squirrel raises £460,000 on crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom
posted on February 28, 2017

London-based FinTech startup Squirrel has raised £459,871 on crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom, exceeding its £400,019 target.

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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.

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Cambridge-based Crowdsurfer closes £1m Angel round led by Mustard Seed
posted on January 13, 2017

Crowdsurfer, a crowd finance data intelligence firm, has secured a £1m Angel investor round.

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Cambridge-based Oval Medical Technologies acquired by SMC
posted on December 13, 2016

HealthTech firm Oval Medical Technologies has been acquired by global pharmaceutical device manufacturer SMC Ltd. Founded in Cambridge in 2009, Oval is a medical technology company that designs and produces auto-injectors to enhance medical safety and help those who have a fear of needles.

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Top tech stats: the sharing economy, Q3 UK startup funding decline & more
posted on November 5, 2016

Beth Daniel brings your round up of some of the past week’s most interesting surveys, statistics and reports relevant to the UK tech industry.

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Startup Weekly: EY blockchain challenge, Crowdfunder’s £2.4m funding boost & more
posted on July 22, 2016

Here’s your weekly round up of news about startup competitions, awards, co-working spaces, accelerators and any other exciting things happening in the UK tech sector. EY Startup blockchain challenge EY’s Startup Challenge is back with a focus on blockchain to find solutions for key industry challenges such as digital rights management and energy trading. The…

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Crowdfunding: what it is and how it works
posted on June 28, 2016

Vanessa Cowling, general counsel of VentureFounders, lifts the lid on crowdfunding. It is a term used every day, but what is crowdfunding when you cut through the hype, the excitement, the trendy businesses and the stories in the press predicting cataclysmic losses and failures? A brief search of the term “crowdfunding” on the internet very…

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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…

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Property Partner closes £15.9m Series B round led by Octopus Ventures
posted on March 7, 2016

Property Partner, a crowdfunding platform that enables anyone to invest in residential property, has closed a £15.9m Series B funding round led by Octopus Ventures. Bringing the company’s total funding to £22.5m, the round also drew support from Index Ventures and Dawn Capital. Dan Gandesha, CEO at Property Partner, commented on the raise:”This significant investment…

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PropTech startup YourWelcome raises £1m to help Airbnb hosts
posted on April 28, 2017

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posted on April 28, 2017

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Tech chats: AI’s impact on jobs with EY’s Richard Goold
posted on April 27, 2017