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A $500m tech fund, Google I/O, WannaCry and more in The Week in Tech
posted on May 19, 2017

Welcome to The Week in Tech, your roundup of the week’s top technology news. This week, we have new tech funds totalling $1.72bn, product announcements from Google, the WannaCry ransomware and more.

Sharp contributes $1bn to SoftBank’s $100bn tech investment fund target
posted on May 18, 2017

Japanese technology giant SoftBank has received $1bn from Sharp towards its $100bn tech fund, according to The Financial Times.

Everything you need to know about Improbable, the UK’s latest unicorn
posted on May 12, 2017

How does a London-based firm founded just five years ago go from raising a somewhat modest $22.09m Series A to grabbing over $500m in Series B from investors?

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UK tech firm Improbable closes staggering $502m Series B
posted on May 12, 2017

British tech startup Improbable has raised a staggering $502m in Series B funding round led by Softbank.

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SoftBank to sell 25% of UK-founded tech giant Arm
posted on March 8, 2017

Japan’s SoftBank is to sell 25% of UK-founded smartphone chip designer Arm to a $100bn Saudi-backed investment fund.

UK ‘raised more tech investment than any other European country’ in 2016
posted on January 12, 2017

The UK’s technology sector drew more investment than that of any other European country last year, according to research revealed by London & Partners.

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SoftBank’s allocation of half its $100bn investment fund spells bad news for UK tech
posted on December 7, 2016

Members of the UK tech community have spoken out following reports that SoftBank will invest half of its $100bn London-based fund in US technology startups.

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ARM Holdings, Swiftkey, Magic Pony and Encription: A year in UK tech acquisitions
posted on November 24, 2016

Yessi Bello Perez rounds up some of the UK’s top tech acquisitions to have taken place this year.

Softbank announces $100bn fund to invest in tech firms
posted on October 14, 2016

Softbank Group (SBG) has announced the launch of a global tech investment fund that could grow as large as $100bn.

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ARM Holdings acquisition, MarketInvoice funding, Swiftmoji and more in your Week in Tech
posted on July 22, 2016

Welcome to your Week in Tech – a roundup of the week’s top technology news. In this episode, we have investments, acquisitions, emojis and something to keep you cool during the next heatwave.

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UK’s Arm Holdings looks set to be bought by SoftBank for £24bn
posted on July 18, 2016

Arm Holdings, a tech firm headquartered in Cambridge, is to be acquired by Japan’s SoftBank for an expected £24bn ($32bn).

Google Ventures and SoftBank invest in London e-commerce startup Yieldify
posted on June 25, 2015

Google Ventures Europe and Japanese telecoms company Softbank have invested £7.3m into Yieldify, an e-commerce startup that helps online retailers create personalized campaigns for consumers. Launched just under 2 years ago in London by brothers, Jay and Meelan Radia, the company has experienced extraordinary growth in a short amount of time. It has now expanded to…

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Startup Weekly: IKEA Bootcamp, Nesta’s ShareLab Fund and much more
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Theresa May: Tech giants should be encouraged to do more to fight online extremism
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Alfa Financial completes ‘largest UK tech listing in almost two years’
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The Liberal Democrats Manifesto: what does it mean for UK tech?
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A £20m Series B, Microsoft’s new Surface Pro, mermaid emojis and more in The Week in Tech
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British robot firm moves production to Madrid to maintain EU base post-Brexit
posted on May 25, 2017