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Basingstoke-based NewVoiceMedia expands to Munich

UK tech firm NewVoiceMedia expands to Germany
posted on May 17, 2017

Basingstoke-based technology firm NewVoiceMedia has announced its expansion to Munich.

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Report: AI and IoT attracted almost half of InsurTech funding in 2016
posted on March 30, 2017

Almost half of global investment into InsurTech startups is now funnelled into AI and IoT, with UK firms continuing to attract strong investment despite Brexit uncertainty.

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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.

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Balderton Capital: Brexit could diminish UK’s position as a leading tech hub
posted on December 5, 2016

The UK’s prominence as a European tech hub is at risk if access to skills and talent are not guaranteed during Brexit negotiations, a new study warns.

Keen Venture Partners launches €90m fund to invest in UK tech
posted on November 4, 2016

Keen Venture Partners, a new VC firm operating out of London and Amsterdam, has announced the launch of its €90m inaugural tech investment fund.

Iwoca closes £21m Series C to expand across Europe
posted on October 4, 2016

Iwoca, a London-based lender for SMEs, has announced the closure of a £21m Series C funding round led by Prime Ventures.

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Over £14m in VC funding, Twitter’s legal battle & more in your Week in Tech
posted on September 23, 2016

Here’s your Week in Tech, presented by Emily Spaven and featuring the latest news from the global tech scene.

UK ranks second for global tech exits in H1 2016
posted on September 21, 2016

Yessi Bello Perez rounds up the latest research from CB Insights, which shows the UK’s global prominence in terms of global tech exits.

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VC investment in German FinTech ‘outpaced UK by 80%’ in Q2 2016
posted on August 17, 2016

UK-based FinTech firms received less venture capital funding than their German counterparts throughout Q2 2016.

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UK taxi booking firm Hailo to merge with mytaxi
posted on July 26, 2016

UK firm Hailo is due to merge with mytaxi in an attempt to create Europe’s ‘largest’ taxi e-hailing service set to operate in more than 50 cities. The new company, a statement noted, will operate under the mytaxi brand and will re-brand all Hailo operations in the UK, Ireland and Spain by mid 2017. As…

Wahanda gobbles up The Netherlands’ Treatwell for £24m
posted on June 5, 2015

Wahanda has made its fourth European acquisition in the past six months, this time scooping up Dutch startup Treatwell for £24m. Treatwell’s platform brings with it some 2,500 spas and salons located across The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, and along with the network acquired with the buyout of Germany’s Salonmeister back in October 2014, Wahanda now hosts…

Rocket Internet IPO takes off, then plunges 10% as Germany weeps
posted on October 2, 2014

A week that started with such high hopes for German IPOs is getting a cold dash of reality. Germany’s Rocket Internet held its IPO on Thursday and immediately saw its stock drop 10% in a long-awaited offering that could have big implications for the European tech scene. The stock opened at €42.50, and immediately fell to €38.00,…

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