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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.

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London-based Drayson Technologies expands to Latin America
posted on September 20, 2016

Drayson Technologies, the tech startup founded by former science minister Lord Drayson, has announced its expansion into Latin America.

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WorldRemit’s CEO on why your startup should aim for early global expansion
posted on February 16, 2016

“Go global as early as possible.” That’s the advice from Ismail Ahmed, CEO and founder of money transfer service WorldRemit, which last week announced the closure of a $45m funding round. “We launched in the UK in 2010 and a few months later we launched in Canada. We went global really early and that is…

FinTech Monthly: TransferWise research, Barclaycard’s NFC roll-out, $52m blockchain investment and more
posted on January 28, 2016

The first month of the year has been an interesting one for FinTech – we’ve seen company expansions, VC investment, product updates and much more. We filmed the FinTech Monthly for January 2016 at the Braintree office in central London – make sure you check out their series of FinTech articles on payments, ecommerce and more. In…

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London’s Twizoo launches restaurant recommendation app in 12 more US cities
posted on January 26, 2016

Twizoo, a mobile app that helps users find the find the best restaurants and pubs near them, based on what people say on Twitter, is expanding to 12 cities in the US. The London-based company was founded in February 2014 and uses an algorithm that analyses Twitter data, gathering information on credibility, sentiment, “buzz” and location…

ShopKeep receives $60m in Series D funding to enter UK market
posted on July 29, 2015

ShopKeep is set to launch in the UK following a $60m Series D round of fundraising. The cloud-based iPad Point-of-Sale provider that targets small independent retail and restaurant businesses will use this injection of capital to aggressively grow its international presence, starting with the UK. The company’s entry into Britain and Ireland and hire of…

Welsh tech startup Veeqo to launch in US
posted on July 13, 2015

Swansea-based tech startup Veeqo is to expand into the US later this year. The startup, which provides an inventory management software system to e-commerce businesses, has been establishing a presence in the country over the last few months. It has already hired a customer success coordinator dedicated to nurturing sales in the States, Richard Kelly,…

10 killer tips for going global
posted on February 6, 2015

Studies show that startups are going global more quickly than ever before: economic forces and globalization are pushing us to explore new markets, while technology has made cross-border transactions and communication comfortable. Accessing capital and reaching more early adopters are strong incentives to expand internationally. There is a whole world of potential customers out there…

Singapore VC Infocomm opens up $200m fund to Europe’s best startups
posted on October 21, 2014

Even more funding is destined for European startups as Singapore VC Infocomm opens up its $200m fund to Europe for the first time. Yesterday, Google Ventures Europe revealed their investment strategy for the British and European startups, and this new fund is further validation for the European tech. Infocomm also announced it has made its…

Come learn about Hong Kong’s giant tech and innovation hub
posted on October 21, 2014

Anyone who read our summer magazine will have learnt about Hong Kong’s thriving tech scene. With an incredibly large population on its doorstep, it’s a gateway for startups from all over the world into the potentially huge Asian market. The Hong Kong Cyberport is one of the world’s largest purpose-built tech and innovation hubs and…

Tech City News takes on New York
posted on August 29, 2014

Back in London Technology Week, Michael Bloomberg explained how London and New York can be bigger than Silicon Valley. This won’t come as a surprise to a number of British startups, many of whom have already set up New York offices as they look to conquer the American market. Companies like Glow, Hailo, and YPlan…

Funding Circle raise $65m to fuel international growth
posted on July 17, 2014

London-based Funding Circle have announced an enormous $65m Series D funding round as they look to expand internationally. The investment was led by Index Ventures and existing investors Accel, Union Square and Ribbit Capital also participated in the round. It brings the total Funding Circle have raised to $123m and is one of the biggest funding…

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Iris Capital launches €250m European tech investment fund
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Uber’s CEO resigns, over £368m in UK tech funding, a new $3.3bn fund and more in The Week in Tech
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EXCLUSIVE: London-based Inploi raises £500,000, brings total to £1m
posted on June 22, 2017

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UK-founded tech startup Blockchain secures $40m Series B
posted on June 22, 2017