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Scotland

What would a second Scottish referendum mean for tech startups?
posted on March 16, 2017

The possibility of a second independence referendum raises questions on how this community would be impacted. We asked tech startups from both sides of the border for their thoughts.

Europe

Forget Silicon Valley, Europe’s tech clusters can be stronger together
posted on February 27, 2017

Gianpiero Lotito, founder and CEO of search platform FacilityLive, outlines a vision in which Europe can rival Silicon Valley and explains how UK firms can get on board.

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Berlin’s Project A closes €180m fund to invest in European tech
posted on February 22, 2017

Early-stage investor Project A has announced the closure of a €180m technology investment fund led by the European Investment Fund.

London FinTech

Investment in UK FinTech ‘declined by more than 85%’ in 2016
posted on February 21, 2017

Investment into UK FinTech companies declined by more than 85% in 2016 compared to 2015, according to a recent report by KPMG.

European Union

MEPs vote to regulate robotics and artificial intelligence
posted on February 17, 2017

Members of European Parliament (MEPs) have called out for robots and artificial intelligence (AI) to be regulated.

Expanding to America

Don’t let VCs convince you you’re Adele – breaking the US is harder than it looks
posted on February 17, 2017

In this article, Dan Rogers, co-founder at HR analytics provider Peakon, explains why tech startups shouldn’t set their hearts on expanding to the US – it’s often more trouble than it’s worth.

Startup workers

Atomico announces $765m investment fund to boost European tech
posted on February 16, 2017

London-based VC Atomico has announced a new $765m fund to support disruptive European tech startups.

investments

UK FinTech firms ‘raised $173m across 16 deals in Q4 2016’
posted on February 15, 2017

UK FinTech startups raised $173m across 16 deals in Q4 2016, up $95m from Q3, according to a report by CB Insights.

Frontline VC

Frontline Ventures closes €60m fund for early-stage B2B software startups
posted on February 7, 2017

Frontline Ventures has finished raising a €60m fund to invest in early-stage tech startups. The venture capital firm, which has offices in Dublin and London, invests in B2B software companies at the pre-seed and seed stages, with investments ranging from €200,000 to €3m.

PM Theresa May

UK tech reacts to PM Theresa May’s Brexit Speech
posted on January 17, 2017

UK tech entrepreneurs have reacted to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit speech.

New York

London cybersecurity firm Panaseer announces US expansion
posted on January 11, 2017

Cybersecurity software firm Panaseer is expanding to the US and will be opening an office in New York.

snapchat

Snapchat makes London the home of its non-US activity
posted on January 10, 2017

Snap, the company behind messaging firm Snapchat, will set up its European headquarters in London.

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Smart home security startup Cocoon raises £2.46m on Crowdcube
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ContentCal closes £400,000 Seed, brings total to £580,000
posted 6 hours ago

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Tech for good accelerator Bethnal Green Ventures raises £1.3m to invest in startups
posted 7 hours ago

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Tech in Newcastle: Tackling the skills and office shortage
posted 8 hours ago