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Could tech accelerators soon become a thing of the past?
posted on May 19, 2017

Andrew Humphries, co-founder at The Bakery, discusses why he thinks tech accelerators may become a thing of the past.

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ADV strikes investment deals with six UK tech firms
posted on May 9, 2017

British tech investment engine Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV) has struck investment deals with six UK digital technology firms.

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Hospitality tech platform Tenzo raises £600,000
posted on April 10, 2017

Tenzo, a data-driven hospitality tech platform, has raised a £600,000 Seed round led by Acequia Capital, Force Over Mass and angel investors Charlie Songhurst, Michael Orland and Getti Restaurants.

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UK FinTech ‘attracts $532m in VC investment’ in Q3 2016
posted on November 16, 2016

The UK came third in terms of total global VC investment in FinTech up to Q3 2016.

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10 startups to meet Richard Branson as part of new Virgin Media and Techstars accelerator
posted on March 10, 2016

Virgin Media and Techstars have revealed the 10 tech startups chosen to take part in a new accelerator based in London. The chosen businesses come from cities across the globe, including Dublin, Venice Beach, Milan and Berlin and their products and services include a virtual reality treadmill; an Internet of Things device; P2P real-time video…

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Techstars now accepting applications for tech accelerator program
posted on January 25, 2016

Startup accelerator Techstars has announced it is now accepting applications for its next London program. Starting from today, tech startups will have until 20th March to apply for the program, which will take place on 20th Jun and run until September. If accepted, a statement said companies would be offered a $100,000 convertible note automatically. Additionally…

Virgin Media and Techstars launch London accelerator
posted on November 2, 2015

Virgin Media Business has teamed up with Techstars to launch a London-based acccelerator programme, joining hosts of others, and says it is on the hunt for “the most innovative and disruptive startups from around the world”. Virgin will offer 10 startups an initial $20,000 for 6% of their company on entry to the programme. This will…

Former Techstars MD Jon Bradford joins board at Central Working
posted on October 28, 2015

The former Techstars MD Jon Bradford has joined Central Working’s board as a Non–Executive Director. Bradford’s role at Central Working will be to advise on the future direction of its growing brand and drive key relationships. Central Working currently have four workspace clubs in London and have recently expanded their Manchester club. Bradford’s career leading accelerators…

Cambridge’s real-world search engine GeoSpock raises £3.5m
posted on October 6, 2015

Cambridge’s GeoSpock has raised a £3.5m Series A round to help built out its real-world search engine platform and market the product around the world. Conceived by CEO Steve Marsh while studying for his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Cambridge, the round was joined Cambridge Innovation Capital, which specialises in backing local students, as well as…

#LDNTechWeek: Mayor sponsors Tech.London portal with New York’s Gust and IBM
posted on June 15, 2015

Tech.London, a startup content aggregation portal supported by the Mayor of London and powered by New York’s Gust and IBM, has been officially unveiled at London Tech Week. Sandy Carter, GM of ecosystems and social business evangelism at IBM, said this is an excellent “public private partnership… being built for the London tech community by…

Wallto takes top prize at art-focused Startup Weekend
posted on October 8, 2014

Wallto, a startup that connects coffee shops with artists so that both can get more exposure, finished top of Startup Weekend Art London at Wayra. The team of 9, the biggest in the 54-hour competition, won $20,000 worth of credit on Google Cloud Platform as well as a one-hour coaching session from Bethnal Green Ventures. Startup…

Six things to know about startup hiring in London
posted on August 22, 2014

Hiring is extraordinarily difficult. Every programme we hire Associates and Hackstars to work alongside Techstars companies to do more faster. For the past programmes here in London we’ve hired more than 15 talented people, including Luca Tavazzani, who joined Techstars company Spatch, as well as Hadi Laasi and Giacomo Summa, who have since created their own compact Stylect. Here…

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