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Hibob closes $17.5m Series A, brings total raised to $25m

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London HealthTech startup Babylon raises additional $60m

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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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P2P lending platform Funding Circle raises $100m
posted on January 12, 2017

Funding Circle, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, has raised $100m.

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FinTech Monthly: Privitar lands £3m, bitcoin hack, new FinTech incubator & more
posted on September 5, 2016

Welcome to FinTech Monthly for July 2016 – your monthly round up of the top financial technology news. This month, we filmed from the Funding Circle office in London. In this episode, we have Pritivar’s funding round, The Pulse of FinTech Report by KPMG and CB Insights, Barclays voice recognition and more.

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Startup Weekly: VOOM finalists, The Europas winners & more
posted on June 17, 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. Mi-IDEA to launch in Manchester Manchester is set to get a new innovation centre following a partnership between Cisco and Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP). The centre will seek to support…

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Habito raises £1.55m to disrupt mortgage market
posted on April 11, 2016

Habito, a London-based online mortgage broker, has raised £1.5m in seed funding in a round led by Mosaic Ventures with participation from the CEOs of Transferwise and Funding Circle. The startup claims to analyse every mortgage on the market across 100 different lenders to enable consumers to complete their application in approximately 30 minutes. Daniel…

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Google and Facebook execs join Forward Partners’ UK e-commerce mentorship scheme
posted on February 10, 2016

Senior executives from Google Deep Mind and Facebook have joined Forward Partners’ mentorship programme for UK e-commerce startups. Launching today, FP50 network will seek to provide an open forum for early-stage startup founders to collaborate with successful online executives. Founded in the summer of 2013, Forward Partner invests in startups from inception to late seed…

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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…

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#LDNTechWeek: Tech for good?
posted on June 26, 2015

Kirsty Styles has teamed up with TechforGood.TV to answer the question “what is tech for good?” and she’s written up her experience of London Tech Week trying to answer that very question… The Capital just closed the doors on its second ever London Technology Week, which promised to be bigger and better than… well, the first…

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#LDNTechWeek: UK “undisputed home of unicorns in Europe”
posted on June 15, 2015

Almost half of Europe’s billion-dollar ‘unicorn’ tech companies were founded in the UK, according to research conducted for London Technology Week by investment bank GP Bulhound. A total of 17 of the 40 European tech companies that have achieved IPO or been valued at $1bn or more started in the UK, with fintech’s eight unicorns…

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Fintech Monthly: Funding Circle’s $150m, top financial Apple Watch apps, Bitcoin ATM innovation
posted on April 30, 2015

This week we filmed at the Seven Hills Future of Growth Summit where we caught up with Russ Shaw, Tech London Advocates and Matt Novak of Investden. All this and more in your monthly round up of fintech news. In the news This month Funding Circle raised a whopping $150m and we saw Seedrs’ second largest…

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Funding Circle completes $150m funding round
posted on April 23, 2015

Funding Circle has raised $150m in equity capital, in a round led by DST Global, with participation from Baillie Gifford, a fund managed by BlackRock, Sands Capital Ventures and Temasek. The new funding will be used to consolidate the UK and US markets and fuel further growth. The investment comes as lending to small businesses…

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200 startups and VCs back The Startup Manifesto
posted on September 3, 2014

The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec) has published their Startup Manifesto, setting out 24 ways the next government should make Britain a world leader in digital innovation. The recommendations include tax cuts for entrepreneurs, restoring the post-study work visa and laws around Bitcoin. Over 200 startups and investors have endorsed the manifesto, including King, Lovestruck, Funding…

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UK tech investment trends of Q1 2017
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Hibob closes $17.5m Series A, brings total raised to $25m
posted 16 hours ago

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London HealthTech startup Babylon raises additional $60m
posted 17 hours ago

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LoveCrafts raises £26m in round led by Scottish Equity Partners
posted on April 25, 2017

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

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Oxford’s AI firm Oxbotica gets £8.6m to lead driverless car consortium
posted on April 24, 2017