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Kohli Ventures launches $25m investment fund to boost UK tech


New FinTech VC Motive Partners to launch in London


ClickMechanic lands $1m in funding round led by Forward Partners

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How e-commerce software can help startups to scale
posted on January 11, 2017

Adriana Lordan, head of product at Avangate, explores how e-commerce software can help startups to remain competitive and grow.

social care

Farnham-based EveryLIFE Technologies closes £4.13m Series A
posted on December 16, 2016

EveryLIFE Technologies, a software developer for social care, has closed a £4.13m Series A round.


Top tech stats: Tech in Manchester, post-Brexit innovation spending & more
posted on November 26, 2016

Beth Daniel brings your round up of some of the past week’s most interesting surveys, statistics and reports relevant to the UK tech industry.


UK tech firm Micro Focus to buy part of Hewlett Packard for $8.8bn
posted on September 9, 2016

Micro Focus, a Berkshire-based tech software business, has reached a definitive agreement to purchase the software segment of Hewlett Packard Enterprise for $8.8bn.


Software firm Privitar lands £3m in funding
posted on August 3, 2016

Privacy-enhancing software firm Privitar has landed £3m in a round led by venture capital firm Illuminate Financial Management.

Farhad Reyazat, Smarty

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…

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BaseStone secures deal with Crossrail contractor
posted on February 24, 2015

Following a successful trial software startup BaseStone has secured a long-term contract with Crossrail contractor Costain Skanska Joint Venture. BaseStone is a tablet and web-based review tool for engineers and architects, which digitises the drawing review process on construction projects and allows for better collaboration. Trials revealed possible cost savings of approximately 60% compared to…


Invenias raises $2m for executive recruitment
posted on December 9, 2014

Recruitment software provider Invenias has raised $2m from MMC Ventures. The investment will be used in part to open the London-based startup’s first US office in San Francisco. Invenias provides cloud-based software that specialises in executive recruitment. The software integrates web and social platforms completely with Outlook to make the whole recruitment as effortless and…

David Goliath

Davids are multiplying and Goliaths should watch out
posted on October 30, 2014

In the latest chapter of my one-man quest to avoid all the glamour associated with working in the City, I spent last week at a Business Intelligence summit on the outskirts of Munich. The dreary weather fit well for a city that felt like it was still in the jaded aftermath of Oktoberfest, despite which…


Oxford-based Semmle raises $8m as they set up permanent US office
posted on September 16, 2014

Business analytics platform Semmle has raised an $8m Series A investment round that will help them set up a permanent US base and release a new cloud platform. The Oxford-based company runs a B2B platform that helps developers and businesses lower software development costs and speed up production. The investment was led by Accel Partners and…


Jukedeck raises £500k to revolutionise original music
posted on September 10, 2014

Music composition company Jukedeck has raised £500k as it tries to build the next generation of music creation. The London-based startup lets users create original pieces of music at the touch of a button based on algorithms that mimic a composer’s process. The investment comes from existing investors Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the University…


Apple is building a new iBeacon-powered device
posted on July 14, 2014

Heads up, iBeacon developers: Apple is gearing up to launch a new product that will utilize its location-aware iBeacon technology, according to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission. Apple’s iBeacon technology has recently made waves in the retail industry. The system enables apps to pin-point exactly where a user is located in relation to an iBeacon…

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Kohli Ventures launches $25m investment fund to boost UK tech
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New FinTech VC Motive Partners to launch in London
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ClickMechanic lands $1m in funding round led by Forward Partners
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Deliveroo to hire over 300 UK tech workers in London
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Sheffield-based Faradion raises £1.3m from Mercia Technologies
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Tech in Wales: The December 2016 roundup
posted 11 hours ago