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Zzish hits £1.15m funding target on Crowdcube for technology that will democratise quality education and move the needle on learning
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Recruitment disruptor poised for further growth with €8m investment secured


startup weekly

Startup weekly: Virgin launches Platform-X, Bethnal Green Ventures’ new accelerator and much more
posted on May 12, 2017

Here’s your weekly roundup of news about startup competitions, awards, co-working spaces, accelerators, and any other exciting things happening in the UK tech sector.

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Top tech stats: Bad tech experiences, search engine concerns and much more
posted on May 6, 2017

This week we bring you stats relating to poor experiences with in store technology, users’ privacy concerns over search engines, the increasing demand for big data professionals and much more.

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DueDil: Salford tops ranking for UK startup growth in 2017
posted on May 5, 2017

Salford has outranked London as the UK’s hotspot for startup growth this year.

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

Oxford-based AI firm Oxbotica will be leading a consortium of companies to spur the development of driverless cars following a £8.6m Innovate UK grant.


Oxford startup SpyBiotech raises £4m Seed
posted on March 31, 2017

SpyBiotech, a startup spun out of Oxford University, has raised £4m in Seed funding from GV (formerly Google Ventures), and Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI).

Forget Silicon Valley, Europe’s tech clusters can be stronger together
posted on February 27, 2017

Gianpiero Lotito, founder and CEO of search platform FacilityLive, outlines a vision in which Europe can rival Silicon Valley and explains how UK firms can get on board.


How to raise funding if your tech startup is not based in London
posted on January 31, 2017

Roger Carson, co-founder of Encompass Corporation, shares his advice on how technology startups based outside of London can get access to venture capital funding.


How can Liverpool become a go-to place for scientists, innovators and tech investors?
posted on November 27, 2016

Romilly Dennys, executive director at Coadec, looks at how Liverpool can become a leading tech hub.


How collaboration between universities and businesses can boost UK tech
posted on November 14, 2016

Graeme Malcolm OBE, CEO and co-founder of M Squared, discusses why Britain needs to encourage greater collaboration between business and universities.

London King

London remains king for tech, but it’s not best for business
posted on June 1, 2016

Keith Tilley, EVP, global sales and customer services management at Sungard Availability Services, talks us through the firm’s latest research and what it means for the UK’s tech sector. Location, location, location; geography has always been an important factor for businesses, indeed choosing the right spot can be the difference between success and failure. The…

startup growth

Number of new UK startups increased 4.6% in 2015
posted on January 13, 2016

Startup formation in the UK increased by 4.6% last year, with 608,100 new businesses started in 2015 in comparison to 581,173 created in 2014. According to Companies House Data analysed by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE), 2015 had the highest number of new incorporations on record, signalling a potential cultural shift towards entrepreneuralism. Luke Johnson, chairman at…

Oxford-based Semmle raises $8m as they set up permanent US office
posted on September 16, 2014

Business analytics platform Semmle has raised an $8m Series A investment round that will help them set up a permanent US base and release a new cloud platform. The Oxford-based company runs a B2B platform that helps developers and businesses lower software development costs and speed up production. The investment was led by Accel Partners and…

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Startup Weekly: IKEA Bootcamp, Nesta’s ShareLab Fund and much more
posted 7 hours ago

Theresa May

Theresa May: Tech giants should be encouraged to do more to fight online extremism
posted 10 hours ago

Alfa Financial completes ‘largest UK tech listing in almost two years’
posted 13 hours ago

Tim Farron, Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrats Manifesto: what does it mean for UK tech?
posted 14 hours ago

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A £20m Series B, Microsoft’s new Surface Pro, mermaid emojis and more in The Week in Tech
posted 17 hours ago

British robot firm moves production to Madrid to maintain EU base post-Brexit
posted on May 25, 2017