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TransferWise, WorldRemit and Currencycloud: How UK startups are shaking up the remittance market
posted on May 18, 2017

We take a look at TransferWise, WorldRemit and Currencycloud – the UK FinTech companies breaking the remittance monopoly held by the likes of Western Union and MoneyGram.

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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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Top 5 UK FinTech investment rounds so far this year
posted on April 13, 2017

We take a look at Tech City News’ investment tracker and pull out the top 5 FinTech raises that have taken place so far this year.

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FinTech firm Currencycloud closes £20m Series D led by Google’s VC arm
posted on March 9, 2017

Currencycloud, a cross-border payment platform has announced the closure of a £20m Series D round from investors including GV (formerly Google Ventures).

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6 UK-based firms join UKTI FinTech trade delegation to US
posted on March 9, 2016

Some six UK-based companies have joined the latest UKTI FinTech trade delegation to the US. Neyber, Azimo, Eris Industries, Venture Founders, Currency Cloud and Crypta Labs will travel to San Francisco to showcase the ‘Best of British’ in FinTech in an attempt to learn about innovation and best practice from their counterparts in the US….

Record $1.5bn raised in London in first half of 2015
posted on July 6, 2015

A record $1.5bn has been raised in London from venture capitalists in the first half of 2015, research from London & Partners has revealed. The tech sector secured 80% of this cash and made up 70% of all the deals negotiated during this time. London’s official promotional company said this has been driven by the fintech…

Fintech Monthly: Barclays signs bitcoin deal, Innovate Finance at LTW and much more…
posted on July 1, 2015

This month we filmed at GoCardless‘ offices and visited Innovate Finance as they celebrated London Technology Week to bring together all the top names in fintech. In the news This month,  money transfer company Azimo raised $20m in a round led by Frog Capital, and the company are now valued at just under $100m. Currency…

Currency Cloud bags $18m, Swift v Apple, Glasto’s greentech, plus more in your week in tech
posted on June 26, 2015

This week, Sian Jones is back, taking a look at funding rounds for Currency Cloud and Yieldify, who became Google’s third European startup investment this year, plus Artesian Solutions, who are celebrating reaching the 25,000 customer mark. Two of the world’s biggest brands, Taylor Swift and Apple, went head-to-head this week over artist payments, while Google has…

Currencycloud raises $18m Series C round
posted on June 23, 2015

London fintech firm Currency Cloud has raised an $18m Series C investment round, led by Sapphire Ventures and joined for the first time by Rakuten’s Fintech Fund. Currency Cloud currently works with more than 125 payments platforms, including Transferwise and World Remit, processing $10bn of payments per year across 212 countries. Having recently opened a New York…

Google’s cold war, Currencycloud, Dot London more in your Week in Tech
posted on April 18, 2014

Catch up with the biggest tech stories of the week Catch the Week in Tech every Friday from 07:00 London time This week: Google buys Titan Aerospace to enter the drone market, London storms ahead in FinTech with The Currency Cloud raising $10M and London get’s it’s very own web domain. All this and more…

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