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Here’s what Google, Apple and Microsoft are up to in healthcare


Freelance management app Lystable closes £8m Series A led by Valar Ventures


At least 26 London-based tech entrepreneurs ‘have lost out on funding’ since Brexit

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Starling Bank unveils beta as it begins roll out to first customers
VentureFounders surpasses £40m funding mark in 2 years of operation
Software testing leader TestPlant appoints Dr. John Bates as CEO


Active Needle

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.


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.


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.

Startup team

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.

Oval Medical Technologies

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.

sharing economy

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.

startup weekly

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…


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…


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…

Houses London

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…


Mobile crowdfunding aggregator OFF3R raises £480,000
posted on February 9, 2016

OFF3R, a mobile crowdfunding aggregator, has raised £480,000 from investors including New Look Founder Tom Singh, angel Daniel McPherson, Earlymarket and the head of marketing from Jumia. The London-based tech company launched in June 2015 and claims its app has had over 500,000 interactions, with two million deal alerts sent to investors in 75 countries. Lex…


Record $3.6bn investment in 2015, Indiegogo launches ‘enterprise crowdfunding’ & more in your Week in Tech
posted on January 8, 2016

British tech raised a record $3.6bn VC investment in 2015, PushDoctor kicks off the year with a $2.8m round and Indiegogo launches ‘enterprise crowdfunding’. Georgie Barrat presents all this and more in your Week in Tech. Download of the week For those of you that dread the new year’s fitness resolution here’s a handy app to keep…

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Here’s what Google, Apple and Microsoft are up to in healthcare
posted 3 hours ago


Freelance management app Lystable closes £8m Series A led by Valar Ventures
posted 5 hours ago


At least 26 London-based tech entrepreneurs ‘have lost out on funding’ since Brexit
posted 16 hours ago


Deloitte: Blockchain can transform emerging ‘trust economy’
posted on March 22, 2017

Alex Macpherson, Octopus Ventures

Octopus Ventures raises £120m to invest in UK AI startups
posted on March 22, 2017

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FemTech startup Elvie gets $6m in round led by Octopus Ventures
posted on March 22, 2017