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Employee engagement platform Perkbox gets $8.6m from Draper Esprit
posted on July 17, 2017

London-based Perkbox, a digital employee engagement platform, has raised $8.6m (£6.6m) from Draper Esprit.

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Perkbox opens office in Sheffield, aims to create 100 jobs by 2018
posted on February 7, 2017

Employee engagement platform Perkbox has opened a new office in Sheffield and plans to create as many as 100 new jobs by the end of this year.

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Sheffield-based Faradion raises £1.3m from Mercia Technologies
posted on January 18, 2017

Faradion, a low-cost battery material developer, has raised £1.3m from high growth technology investment firm Mercia Technologies.

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Startup Weekly: Campus Capital’s £2m fund, Innovate Finance FinTech competition & more
posted on December 16, 2016

Here’s your weekly round up 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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Startup Weekly: Barclays hackathon, BMW FinTech cohort & more
posted on October 2, 2016

Yessi Bello Perez brings you your weekly round up of startup competitions, awards, co-working space and accelerator news.

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Startup Weekly: Cambridge gets £20m innovation hub, Pitch@Palace goes to Sheffield & more
posted on August 19, 2016

Yessi Bello Perez brings you the latest startup awards, co-working spaces, accelerators and any other exciting things happening in the UK tech sector.

Claire Braithwaite appointed first head of Tech North
posted on March 30, 2015

Tech City UK has appointed Claire Braithwaite as the first ever head of the Tech North initiative to grow the innovation hubs outside of London. Tech North came out of the Northern Futures project developed by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to facilitate the debate around decentralisation and economic growth in the North of England. The initial focus…

Ffrees raises $3.2m to take on bank current accounts
posted on October 24, 2014

Current account provider Ffrees has raised $3.2m as it continues to grow and take on the traditional banks. The Sheffield-based company provides current accounts that can be entirely managed online. The company guarantees that it doesn’t reject any customers and provides everyone with a debit card for their account. The investment comes from a number of…

Nick Clegg launches TechNorth to put northern startups on the map
posted on October 23, 2014

Nick Clegg today launched TechNorth, a new initiative that hopes to do for the north what Tech City UK has done for London. When it comes to British tech, much of the attention has always been focused on London and Tech City, but this new project hopes to put the north firmly on everyone’s map….

Leeds set to make its mark on British fintech
posted on July 16, 2014

Leeds might not be known for its cutting-edge tech or business acumen, but that is all about to change. Britain’s rapidly expanding fintech sector is getting its first accelerator outside of London as Dotforge launches their newest programme which aims to be up and running from early 2015. The city is the headquarter for a number of…

Indiegogo to get Britain crowdfunding
posted on June 23, 2014

Indiegogo, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, has launched the inaugural Go Crowdfund Britain campaign. The initiative hopes to be the catalyst for £1m worth of investment into Britain’s best ideas, coolest inventions, and brightest young businesses. It doesn’t matter if  that’s 1000 campaigns of £1,000, 10 campaigns of £100,000, or one campaign of £1,000,000. ‘Go Crowdfund Britain’…

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Top tech stats: Virgin’s business predictions, developers have their say and more
posted on July 22, 2017

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London FinTech Aire raises $5m Series A from Sunstone Capital and White Star Capital
posted on July 21, 2017

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Tech Chats: EY’s Daniel Lyons on how tech is revolutionising transport
posted on July 21, 2017

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London machine learning startup Sportr closes $350k Seed round
posted on July 21, 2017

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A $170m tech fund, a drowning robot and more in The Week in Tech
posted on July 21, 2017

Graphcore founders Nigel Toon CEO (right) & Simon Knowles CTO (left)

Bristol-based Graphcore raises $30m from backers including DeepMind co-founder and Atomico
posted on July 20, 2017