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Hot Wheels game creator Hutch secures $5.5m
posted on February 2, 2017

Hutch, a video games developer company, has raised $5.5m in a round co-led by Index Ventures and Backed VC.


UK FinTech ‘attracts $532m in VC investment’ in Q3 2016
posted on November 16, 2016

The UK came third in terms of total global VC investment in FinTech up to Q3 2016.

Notonthehighstreet secures £21m Series E
posted on August 30, 2016, a marketplace for creative small businesses, has raised a £21m Series E round.

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FinTech Monthly: VocaLink acquired for £700m, new FinTech Bridge and more
posted on August 1, 2016

Welcome to FinTech Monthly for July 2016 – your monthly round up of the top financial technology news. This month, we filmed from Central Working’s new venue in Paddington. In this episode, we have funding rounds from Tide, Moneybox and Revolut; VocaLink’s £700m acquisition, a new FinTech bridge, and more.


Big Health gets £9.15m in round led by Octopus Ventures
posted on July 27, 2016

Digital health firm Big Health has landed £9.15m in funding in a round led by Octopus Ventures. The round also drew support from Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Index Ventures, Sean Duffy, JamJar Investments, Esther Dyson and Peter Read. Founded in London in 2010 by Peter Hames and Professor Colin Espie, Big Health – the creator of…


Revolut gets £6.75m in round led by Balderton Capital
posted on July 11, 2016

Currency transfer app Revolut has landed up to £6.75m in Series A funding in a round led by Balderton Capital. Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Ribit Capital, Index Ventures, Point Nine Capital, Venrex and Seedcamp also invested in the round. Daniel Waterhouse, general partner at Balderton Capital, said he was confident that the London-based company…

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Music tech firm Roli scores $27m in Series B funding
posted on May 4, 2016

Music technology company Roli has closed a $27m Series B funding round led by Foundry Group. The round also drew support from London-based BGF Ventures and San Francisco-based Founders Fund, who joined the round alongside previous investors; Balderton Capital, FirstMark Capital, Index Ventures, Horizons Ventures and Universal Music Group. A statement said the newly procured funds will…


London travel tech firm HouseTrip acquired by TripAdvisor
posted on April 28, 2016

London-based holiday rentals firm HouseTrip has been acquired by TripAdvisor in an undisclosed deal. Founded in 2010 and with over $60m in funding from Index Ventures, Balderton Capital and Accel Partners, HouseTrip will now move forward as part of the TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals group. “We’re committed to growing TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals and providing travellers the best…

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Former VC launches €30m fund to boost European seed-stage companies
posted on April 21, 2016

Backed VC has announced the launch of a European-focused €30m seed-stage venture capital fund, which will focus on areas including fashion, music, gaming and FinTech. Backed VC, co-founded by Andre de Haes, formerly a venture capital investor at Andreessen Horowitz and Index Ventures, will seek out to be a community driven fund. Speaking about the…

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UK FinTech investment ‘outpaced that of Germany by 398% in 2015’
posted on March 9, 2016

The UK surpassed Germany’s FinTech funding last year, according to a report produced by KMPG and CB Insights. The report, titled ‘The Pulse of FinTech, 2015 in Review: Global Analysis of FinTech Venture Funding,’ found that UK FinTech investment outpaced that of Germany by 398% in 2015 due to large funding deals by Funding Circle,…

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Property Partner closes £15.9m Series B round led by Octopus Ventures
posted on March 7, 2016

Property Partner, a crowdfunding platform that enables anyone to invest in residential property, has closed a £15.9m Series B funding round led by Octopus Ventures. Bringing the company’s total funding to £22.5m, the round also drew support from Index Ventures and Dawn Capital. Dan Gandesha, CEO at Property Partner, commented on the raise:”This significant investment…


British startup Revolut closes $4.8m Seed round
posted on February 4, 2016

British startup Revolut has closed a $4.8m Seed round. Balderton Capital, Point Nine, Seedcamp, Venrex, Index Ventures and various angel investors participated in the round. The newly secured funds, a statement said, will be used to help Revolut expand across Europe as well as to continue developing its product. Nikolay Storonsky, CEO and founder of…

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The Midlands, Birmingham

Top tech hubs in the Midlands
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Report: AI and IoT attracted almost half of InsurTech funding in 2016
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Tech in Cambridge: A successful hub with a marketing problem
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HealthTech startup LiveSmart closes £700,000 Seed
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East of England

Top tech hubs in the East of England
posted on March 29, 2017


Founders Factory graduate Vidsy lands £1.3m
posted on March 29, 2017