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New event tech firm Revl raises £2.4m Seed
posted on January 11, 2017

Events listing platform Revl has closed a £2.4m Seed round, supported by private investors. The app, which launched out of stealth mode today, helps UK consumers discover events, shows and performances.


HealthTech startup MedShr lands over £1.5m to help doctors share expertise
posted on December 12, 2016

HealthTech startup MedShr has landed over £1.5m in a Seed round led by ex investment banker Karl-Georg Altenburg and the family office of Udo Müller, founder of Ströer SE.


Funeralbooker closes $975,000 Seed round led by White Cloud Capital
posted on October 14, 2016

Funeralbooker, a curated marketplace for independent funeral directors, has announced the closure of a $975,000 Seed round led by White Cloud Capital (WCC).


Home security startup Cocoon raises $3m
posted on December 8, 2015

Cocoon has just closed a $3m seed investment from Aviva Ventures and Breed Reply Investments. Cocoon is a smart home security company which protects the whole home from one device, without the need for additional sensors, using Subsound™ technology to detect subtle sounds and vibrations from activity in any room, on any floor. The new…

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Livinglens raises £200k as they expand to London
posted on August 4, 2014

Consumer insight startup Livinglens has raised  over £200k in seed investment to develop their product and sales. The Liverpool-based company helps brands search consumers’ recorded videos for specific spoken words and access relevant consumer insights. The investment comes from a number of angel investors including ex-Unilever board member Ralph Kugler and senior VP Andy Porteous…


Roamer raises $1.3m to cut your roaming charges
posted on July 29, 2014

Mobile-roaming app Roamer has raised $1.3m in seed investment which will be used primarily to increase its user-base. The London-based company enables users to link their existing mobile number to a local SIM card when they are abroad so that they can continue to use their phones for low-cost calls and data. The investment comes…


Jinn raises $200k to deliver anything you want
posted on July 22, 2014

Local delivery startup Jinn has raised $200k which they plan to use for customer acquisition. The London-based company, which launched in April after a trial in Newcastle, delivers whatever you want from any London restaurant or store in under 60 minutes. The investment comes from a number of individual investors, including founder of Doug…

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Swoon Editions raises £4m to bring you beautiful furniture
posted on July 21, 2014

Furniture marketplace Swoon Editions has announced a £4m Series A funding round from Octopus and Index Ventures. The London-based company, whose team has grown from three to 36 in twelve months, will use the investment to grow their community and increase the number of designs on their platform. Swoon Editions will also create 20 new…


Seedcamp launches $30m fund to scale up European startups
posted on July 15, 2014

London-based accelerator programme Seedcamp has announced a $30m fund aimed to scale seed investment across Europe. It is the company’s third fund and is four times larger than either of the previous two. Reshma Sohoni, cofounder and partner at Seedcamp hopes the fund will set a new model for acceleration in the UK, Europe and globally….


Depop raises $1m seed funding led by Red Circle Investments
posted on October 16, 2013

London-based social shopping app Depop has raised $1m of seed funding, led by Italy’s Red Circle Investments. Depop’s platform allows anyone to buy and sell their goods. They launched their first iOS app earlier this year and already have 1 million items listed. Hugo Boss board member invests Luca Marzotto, a board member of Hugo Boss Group, also…

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