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ali parsa

Babylon: Bringing digital health to the world
posted on March 20, 2017

From refugee to serial entrepreneur, Ali Parsa, founder of Babylon Health, explains how tech is making healthcare more accessible.


Forget Silicon Valley, Europe’s tech clusters can be stronger together
posted on February 27, 2017

Gianpiero Lotito, founder and CEO of search platform FacilityLive, outlines a vision in which Europe can rival Silicon Valley and explains how UK firms can get on board.


UCL launches £50m fund, Microsoft pledges $1bn for public good & more in your week in tech
posted on January 22, 2016

This week Georgie Barrat brings you the week in tech from Bett, the world’s leading edtech show. It has been a huge week for british investments with Bristol multichannel retail management platform Brightpearl has closed an $11m Series C funding round. Cambridge-based smart city solutions provider Telensa has closed an $18m external funding round. AppyParking…

UCL money funding

University College London launches £50m technology fund to support innovation
posted on January 18, 2016

University College London’s (UCL) newly launched technology fund has scored £50m in funding from the Imperial Innovations Group and the European Investment Fund. According to a statement, UCL’s fund is expected to pour £50m into new ideas from academics working in the life and physical sciences fields over the next five years. In doing so,…

Online learning

Tech City UK launches new free online courses for entrepreneurs
posted on October 7, 2015

Having already welcomed 18,000 learners through its virtual doors, Tech City UK has unveiled three new learning programmes for startups and budding entrepreneurs enrolling in its Digital Business Academy. The latest topics, which bring total free courses on offer to 11, include: How to Track Performance in Early-stage Startups How to Manage Customers How to Use…


Chirp smashes £400,000 funding target
posted on July 3, 2015

Audio transfer app Chirp has smashed its £400,000 crowdfund on Crowdcube to raise a total £752,530. More than 350 people backed the campaign, which is the first successfully crowdfunded project to come out of University College London and the largest round ever raised by a UK university. The round included a £215,000 investment from London’s…

Internet of Things

UCL students to tackle Internet of Things with new ARM education kit
posted on January 21, 2015

UCL and digital products giant ARM have launched an Internet of Things educational kit aimed at creating a new generation of technically skilled students. Those behind the partnership hope to push more students into science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) related professions. Currently around 50% of STEM graduates pursue careers in different areas. The educational…


Jive Bike – the chainless electric folding bike raises £180,000 on Crowdcube
posted on October 28, 2013

A UCL graduate has raised £180,000 of investment for his new electric folding bike design. Jive Bike is not your average bike – this one is chainless, being propelled instead through enclosed drive shafts linked to the pedals instead of a chain. The money was crowdfunded on Crowdcube, following £25,000 worth of funding acquired from winning…


We Are Pop Up raises £420,000
posted on September 9, 2013

Community marketplace ‘We Are Pop Up’ snaps up £420,000 of funding We Are Pop Up, the community marketplace that connects brands and businesses with short-term retail properties in the UK, has raised further funding of £420,000. This new round of funding was led by the Arts Alliance with participation from University College London. We Are…


Silva lining for Tech City’s future
posted on July 29, 2013

Stephen Caddick asks what the future holds for Tech City In 10 Downing Street’s Rose Garden a few weeks ago, Rohan Silva, the architect of Tech City, said goodbye to his formal role in Government and, with that, an extraordinary period in the development of East London. Watershed moment As I looked round the assembled…


Young entrepreneurs need to think small
posted on March 22, 2013

Small is beautiful – and nowhere more so than in Tech City The area is defined, by the startups and small, rapidly growing companies that cluster there; some 1300 tech companies charged with dynamism and entrepreneurial energy. There are 4.8 million businesses in Britain – and according to the Federation of Small Businesses, 99.9% are classified as…

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gender pay reporting

Making gender pay gap reporting work for tech
posted 7 hours ago

tech stats

Top tech stats: UK FinTech, Brexit, cybersecurity and more
posted on April 22, 2017

startup weekly

Startup Weekly: Just Eat’s FoodTech cohort, TrueStart’s call for applications and much more
posted on April 21, 2017

Divido EP winner

Meet our FinTech Startup of the Year: Divido
posted on April 21, 2017


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

TWIT 21.04

Nauta Capital’s $100m raise, Cera’s £1.4m Seed top up, Appear Here’s US expansion and more in the Week in Tech
posted on April 21, 2017