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Startup Weekly: Mastercard cohort, Pfizer HealthTech accelerator & much more
posted on April 15, 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.


SaaS integration platform lands $5m in Series A funding
posted on November 17, 2016, a SaaS integration platform, has closed a $5m Series A round led by Mosaic Ventures.

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Poq closes $4m Series A funding round led by Beringea
posted on July 27, 2016

Retail app commerce startup Poq has landed $4m in Series A funding in a round led by growth and venture investor Beringea. The company, which provides a SaaS platform to allow retailers to offer customer-facing shopping apps, also drew support from existing investors Seedcamp and Venrex. Launched in 2011 in London, the company is behind…

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Verticly raises over €1m to expand internationally
posted on March 30, 2016

Verticly, a tech startup with offices in London and Newcastle, has raised over €1m from Northstar Ventures, Greek VC firm PJ Tech and several angel investors. The company, which claims to help brands engage with both offline and online customers, says it will use the funds to continue its international expansion. Rick Charnley, investment manager at…

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London SaaS platform Bijou Commerce secures £2m in seed funding
posted on March 23, 2016

London-based Bijou Commerce, a business-to-business SaaS platform, has landed £2m in seed funding. The round drew support from Blenheim Chalcot and angel investors including Tom Singh, founder of New Look and former Google MD for UK and Ireland Dan Cobley. As part of the announcement. Cobley also joined the company’s board of directors. He said: “The world has…


Brighton SaaS provider Intelligent Positioning lands £2.5m in funding
posted on February 2, 2016

Intelligent Positioning, a SaaS provider from Brighton has raised £2.5m in funding from existing investor Mercia Technologies Plc. The Series A round, which brings the company’s cumulative funding to date to £2.75m, will be used to develop Pi Datametrics — its SEO platform — and to expand overseas. Dr Mark Payton, CEO of Mercia Technologies,…

Cameron defends Google’s UK tax deal, Electric Cars get a boost & more in your week in tech
posted on January 29, 2016

London-based SaaS provider HighQ has raised fifty million dollars, the company was founded in 2001 and has since expanded to New York, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Sydney and Ahmedabad. HighQ provides enterprise collaboration and content management solutions to some of the world’s leading law firms, and global financial services companies. Some 46 UK-based tech firms have made…

Optimise your work day with Smarty – Startup of the Week
posted on November 25, 2015

Welcome to the tenth episode of the Elevator Pitch series 5! Every week we publish a 30-second pitch from our Elevator Pitch winners. These startups, chosen by a panel of expert judges for their potential to change the world, join an alumni group that includes the likes of YPlan, Hassle, and Glow, and have to-date raised more than $86m. In this series we took…

Tech City is Five: Episode 2, Race to #1
posted on November 4, 2015

This piece is part of a feature written for the latest issue of Tech City News called: ‘the tech ecosystem formerly known as London’. ‘Tech City’ was first acknowledged by David Cameron in a speech on 4 November 2010, five years ago today, but we know lots was happening before that. Here’s part two of a…

RELEX secures €20m investment from Summit Partners
posted on September 9, 2015

Supply chain software provider RELEX Solutions has secured a €20m minority investment from global growth equity firm Summit Partners. The investment will support its continued international expansion and a key push into the North American market later this year. RELEX’s founders, Mikko Kärkkäinen, Johanna Småros and Michael Falck, will continue in their senior management roles…

Collider opens second £1m madtech fund of 2015
posted on July 10, 2015

London’s Collider is opening up its second accelerator of 2015, backed by £1m of angel investment cash to put into 10 matdtech startups. Each team can get up to £150,000 for a 22% stake in their business, along with a one-year mentorship programme that includes four months of intensive training where they can develop their…

Should George Osborne embrace tech not cuts?
posted on July 8, 2015

George Osborne is putting forward the first Conservative budget since 1996 and has tabled £12bn of cuts for his appearance in parliament tomorrow, expected to come largely from caps on in and out-of-work social security payments. Cloud collaboration platform Huddle has other ideas, meanwhile, conducting research around the potential for the cloud to drive efficiency…

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Starling Bank expands to Ireland as it eyes Europe
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