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Startup Weekly

Startup Weekly: Desolenator wins Pitch@Palace 7.0, Startupbootcamp IoT calls for applications and more
posted on April 28, 2017

Here’s your weekly round up of news about startup competitions, awards, co-working spaces, accelerators and any other exciting things happening in the UK tech sector.

Investment

Data science firm Exonar raises £1.25m to expand across Europe
posted on April 27, 2017

West Berkshire-based Exonar has raised £1.25m from investors including Winton Group and Amadeus Capital.

Desolenator

CleanTech startup Desolenator wins Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace 7.0
posted on April 26, 2017

CleanTech startup Desolenator was crowned the winner at the Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace competition, last night.

investors

UK FinTech firms ‘raised $328m in Q1 2017’
posted on April 26, 2017

Venture capital funding into UK FinTech firms rose during Q1 2017, according to CB Insight’s latest report.

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EdTech startup Gojimo acquired by Telegraph Media Group
posted on April 26, 2017

UK EdTech startup Gojimo has been acquired by the Telegraph Media Group for an undisclosed sum.

business people

UK tech firm Ve Interactive ‘rescued’ from administration following management buyout
posted on April 26, 2017

Former UK tech unicorn Ve Interactive has reportedly been rescued from administration following a management buyout.

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London HealthTech startup Babylon raises additional $60m
posted on April 25, 2017

HealthTech startup Babylon has raised $60m in funding, adding to the $25m the firm raised in 2016.

LoveCrafts

LoveCrafts raises £26m in round led by Scottish Equity Partners
posted on April 25, 2017

LoveCrafts has raised £26m in a funding round led by London-based venture capital firm Scottish Equity Partners.

London Marathone

Five reasons why starting a tech business is a marathon, not a sprint
posted on April 24, 2017

Gary Turner, UK MD and co-founder at Xero, explains why tech entrepreneurs need to be resilient.

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Farmdrop gets £7m from investors including Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström
posted on April 24, 2017

Online grocery platform Farmdrop has secured £7m in a Series A round led by London-based venture capital firm Atomico.

gender pay reporting

Making gender pay gap reporting work for tech
posted on April 23, 2017

In this article co-authored by Sam Gordon, Sophie Eden co-founder of Gordon & Eden, explains what tech entrepreneurs need to know about gender pay gap reporting.

tech stats

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

This week we look at the global FinTech landscape, including the UK’s outlook after Brexit and international FinTech rankings. We also look at cybersecurity, ransomware, and chatbots.

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AI chatbots mental health

Therapist bots: AI and mental health
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Startup Weekly

Startup Weekly: Desolenator wins Pitch@Palace 7.0, Startupbootcamp IoT calls for applications and more
posted on April 28, 2017

Henry Bennett

PropTech startup YourWelcome raises £1m to help Airbnb hosts
posted on April 28, 2017

people with tech

£94m in UK tech investment, Uber’s sick pay u-turn, a chameleon car and more in The Week in Tech
posted on April 28, 2017

Richard Goold AI jobs

Tech chats: AI’s impact on jobs with EY’s Richard Goold
posted on April 27, 2017

Investment

Data science firm Exonar raises £1.25m to expand across Europe
posted on April 27, 2017