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Appear Here raises $12m Series B led by Octopus Ventures
posted on May 17, 2017

Appear Here, an online marketplace for short-term retail space, has raised $12m in Series B funding.

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Online mattress retailer Eve Sleep floats on AIM, raises £35m
posted on May 15, 2017

Eve Sleep, a London-based online mattress retailer, has floated on AIM raising £35m.

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A $30.4m Series B, a £120m AI fund, a Mario Kart hack and more in The Week in Tech
posted on March 24, 2017

Welcome to the Week in Tech, your roundup of the week’s top technology news. We filmed this episode from the new office of video AdTech company Unruly. This week we have over £38m in UK tech investment, a new £120m AI fund and a Mario Kart-inspired driving simulator.

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Octopus Ventures raises £120m to invest in UK AI startups
posted on March 22, 2017

Prominent VC Octopus Ventures has raised a £120m tech investment fund to continue supporting AI startups in the UK.

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FemTech startup Elvie gets $6m in round led by Octopus Ventures
posted on March 22, 2017

Elvie, a UK company developing smart health devices for women, has raised $6m in a round led by Octopus Ventures.

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Global research platform Streetbees closes $5.1m Seed led by BGF Ventures
posted on March 12, 2017

Global research platform Streetbees has raised $5.1m in a Seed round led by BGF Ventures.

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UK investment news, a $233m acquisition by PayPal, Nokia’s 3310 returns and more in The Week in Tech
posted on February 17, 2017

Welcome to the Week in Tech, your roundup of the week’s top technology news. This episode, we bring you UK investments topping $27m, the government’s new National Cyber Security Centre, news about the return of the Nokia 3310 and more.

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Call analytics startup Iovox secures $9m Series A with $1m debt financing
posted on February 15, 2017

UK-founded call analytics firm Iovox has raised $9m in Series A funding from Octopus Ventures and SF Capital, and $1m debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank.

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InsurTech startup Bought By Many closes £7.5m Series A led by Octopus Ventures
posted on January 16, 2017

Insurance tech startup Bought By Many has announced the closure of a £7.5m Series A funding round.

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London-based events startup Yplan bought by Time Out for £1.6m
posted on October 21, 2016

London-based events startup Yplan has been acquired by magazine publisher Time Out for £1.6m.

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Big Health’s £9.15m round, Hailo’s merger with MyTaxi, Yahoo’s acquisition & more in your Week in Tech
posted on July 29, 2016

Welcome to your Week in Tech – a roundup of the week’s top technology news. In this episode, we have Big Health’s £9.15m funding round, Hailo’s merger with MyTaxi, Yahoo’s acquisition and an app to make clearing up after your dog a hands-free process. Watch the video, or read on for all this and more!

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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…

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