Menu visibility control

Video

Events

Startup Surgery

Most Recent

News

Iris Capital launches €250m European tech investment fund

News

Startup Weekly: Welsh tech accelerator calls for applications, Virgin StartUp partners with WeWork and more

Tech City Voices

Culture. There’s no app for that, Kalanick

Press Releases

‘Connected finance’ app Curve hits £50m spend ahead of UK launch
“Coffee, networking and productivity”: Workspace disruptor ‘Lounge’ launches in London
Kompli-Global’s Technology Will Make Life Harder for Money Launderers

TransferWise

Thriva

HealthTech startup Thriva closes £1.5m Seed
posted on June 13, 2017

Thriva drew support from a series of investors including Alex Chesterman, the founder and CEO of PropTech firm Zoopla; Simon Franks, the founder of LoveFilm; and TransferWise’s Taavet Hinrikus.

Startup & corporate

Startup Weekly: Bupa’s new HealthTech accelerator, EuroStar’s innovation challenge and much more
posted on May 19, 2017

Here’s your weekly roundup of news about startup competitions, awards, accelerators, and any other exciting developments in the UK tech sector.

remittance

TransferWise, WorldRemit and Currencycloud: How UK startups are shaking up the remittance market
posted on May 18, 2017

We take a look at TransferWise, WorldRemit and Currencycloud – the UK FinTech companies breaking the remittance monopoly held by the likes of Western Union and MoneyGram.

UK tech unicorn TransferWise expands to Singapore
posted on April 27, 2017

TransferWise, a London-based FinTech startup, has announced the opening of an office in Singapore to serve the Asia-Pacific region.

shanghai

GP Bullhound: UK’s ranking in FinTech declines slightly as China takes the lead
posted on April 21, 2017

China solidified its position as the rising leader in the world of FinTech last year, with four more of its firms reaching a billion-dollar valuation, while the UK’s position declined slightly.

emily-22-09-16

Over £14m in VC funding, Twitter’s legal battle & more in your Week in Tech
posted on September 23, 2016

Here’s your Week in Tech, presented by Emily Spaven and featuring the latest news from the global tech scene.

shachar curve

FinTech startup Curve adds £2m to seed round, brings total to £3.5m
posted on September 19, 2016

London-based FinTech startup Curve has raised an additional £2m in seed funding, bringing its total raised to date to £3.5m.

FinTech Monthly: Transferwise raises $26m, Pulse of FinTech Report, Aviva Ventures investment
posted on June 6, 2016

Welcome to FinTech Monthly for May 2016 – your roundup of the month’s top financial technology news. Pulse of Fintech Report VC funding for UK FinTech companies dropped 41% over the first quarter of 2016. That’s according to the KPMG and CB Insights Pulse of FinTech report. The UK was still ahead of Germany in…

Transferwise raises $26m, Tinder sues 3nder, shocking wearables & more in your Week in Tech
posted on May 27, 2016

Welcome to your Week in Tech. Investments Rock Pamper Scissors has raised £1.2m from investors including 500 Startups and Seedcamp to strengthen their tech team. SyndicateRoom has raised £3.1m for its investor-led equity crowdfunding platform. Braci, a Birmingham-based startup has raised £490,000 pounds. Braci helps the hard of hearing with a sound recognition platform which…

Taavet and Kristo

TransferWise lands $26m in round led by Baillie Gifford
posted on May 25, 2016

TransferWise, the international money transfer platform, has closed a $26m funding round. Today’s announcement brings the London-based company’s total funding to $117m since it was founded in 2011. The round was led by Baillie Gifford, which joins Andreessen Horowitz, Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures and Sir Richard Branson as investors in the company. Taavet Hinrikus, CEO and co-founder,…

Habito raises £1.55m to disrupt mortgage market
posted on April 11, 2016

Habito, a London-based online mortgage broker, has raised £1.5m in seed funding in a round led by Mosaic Ventures with participation from the CEOs of Transferwise and Funding Circle. The startup claims to analyse every mortgage on the market across 100 different lenders to enable consumers to complete their application in approximately 30 minutes. Daniel…

FinTech Monthly: TransferWise research, Barclaycard’s NFC roll-out, $52m blockchain investment and more
posted on January 28, 2016

The first month of the year has been an interesting one for FinTech – we’ve seen company expansions, VC investment, product updates and much more. We filmed the FinTech Monthly for January 2016 at the Braintree office in central London – make sure you check out their series of FinTech articles on payments, ecommerce and more. In…

Editor's picks

Paris

Iris Capital launches €250m European tech investment fund
posted 10 hours ago

Startup Weekly: Welsh tech accelerator calls for applications, Virgin StartUp partners with WeWork and more
posted 13 hours ago

Culture. There’s no app for that, Kalanick
posted 15 hours ago

startup life

Uber’s CEO resigns, over £368m in UK tech funding, a new $3.3bn fund and more in The Week in Tech
posted 18 hours ago

inploi-co-founders

EXCLUSIVE: London-based Inploi raises £500,000, brings total to £1m
posted on June 22, 2017

Peter-Smith-Nic-Cary-Feb-2016

UK-founded tech startup Blockchain secures $40m Series B
posted on June 22, 2017