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London-based Cortexica raises £2m from Touchstone Innovations
posted on April 3, 2017

Cortexica, a visual search technology firm spun out of Imperial College, has raised £2m from existing investor Touchstone Innovations, formerly Imperial Innovations.

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IoT firm Evrythng closes $24.8m Series B led by Sway Ventures
posted on March 14, 2017

Smart device management platform Evrythng has announced the closure of $24.8m Series B funding round led by San Francisco-based investor Sway Ventures.

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Elevator Pitch 2016: The prizes
posted on November 4, 2016

We’re delighted to announced the grand prize for this year’s Elevator Pitch competition.

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Software startup Lystable lands investment from PayPal co-founder Max Levchin
posted on September 29, 2016

Software startup Lystable has received additional funding from PayPal co-founder Max Levchin and LeFrak’s venture capital arm. Although the amount remains undisclosed, the new contribution adds to the startup’s $11m Series A led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, which closed in June. Although Lystable was founded in the UK by former Google designer Pete Johnston,…

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London tech startup LoopUp floats on AIM, brings valuation to £40.8m
posted on August 24, 2016

LoopUp, a London-based SaaS conference solution for remote meetings, has floated on AIM bringing its valuation to £40.8m.

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Anaplan: From Yorkshire barn-based startup to global tech unicorn
posted on August 18, 2016

Yessi Bello Perez chats to Laurent Lefouet about Anaplan’s journey from a barn in Yorkshire to a global tech firm.

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EY Report: 23% of people think London will produce the next tech giant
posted on May 24, 2016

Some 23% of investors think London offers the best chance of producing the next tech giant. According to EY UK’s Attractiveness Survey 2016, which surveyed 1469 people, London ranked alongside San Francisco in terms of its perceived capacity for tech innovation. San Francisco came slightly on top of London with 29% of the vote and…

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UK female tech entrepreneurs to join trade visit to Silicon Valley
posted on May 20, 2016

UK female tech entrepreneurs will travel to Silicon Valley as part of the latest international trade visit for the Mayor’s International Business Programme. Led by London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s promotional company, the delegation will consists of fifteen female founders of some of the UK’s fastest growing tech companies. The entrepreneurs will be…

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Weaveworks gets $15m in Series B funding
posted on May 11, 2016

Weaveworks, the makers of the Weave network for Docker, has closed a $15m Series B funding round led by new backer GV (formerly Google Ventures). The round, which also drew support from existing investor Accel, comes after the company announced a $5m Series A round in December 2014. According to a statement the company, founded…

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6 UK-based firms join UKTI FinTech trade delegation to US
posted on March 9, 2016

Some six UK-based companies have joined the latest UKTI FinTech trade delegation to the US. Neyber, Azimo, Eris Industries, Venture Founders, Currency Cloud and Crypta Labs will travel to San Francisco to showcase the ‘Best of British’ in FinTech in an attempt to learn about innovation and best practice from their counterparts in the US….

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Software firm Anaplan lands $90m, becomes latest UK-founded unicorn
posted on January 14, 2016

Software company Anaplan has raised $90m in new funding, becoming the second UK-founded company to receive unicorn status this week. Although it is now headquartered in San Francisco, Anaplan was founded by CTO Michael Gould in a Yorkshire barn ten years ago. Led by Premji Invest, the company’s funding round also drew participation from Baillie…

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What shortage? London has most tech talent – but wages lag
posted on September 29, 2015

London has the largest developer population of any major tech hub in the world, according to research conducted by Stack Overflow on behalf of London & Partners. Despite the constant calls for more, the Capital is home to 71,947 developers who are part of the Stack Overflow community, beating San Francisco and The Valley on…

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PropTech firm No Agent raises over £500,000 through crowdfunding
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Farmdrop gets £7m from investors including Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström
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Top tech stats: UK FinTech, Brexit, cybersecurity and more
posted on April 22, 2017