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EXCLUSIVE: AR startup Zappar lands $3.75m Series A
posted on February 23, 2017

Tech City News can exclusively reveal that augmented reality startup Zappar has closed a $3.75m Series A round led by Hargreave Hale.

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UK corporate venture capital activity ‘rose by 35% in 2016’
posted on February 22, 2017

Corporate venture capital (CVC) deal activity in the UK increased by 35% in 2016 when compared to 2015.

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Berlin’s Project A closes €180m fund to invest in European tech
posted on February 22, 2017

Early-stage investor Project A has announced the closure of a €180m technology investment fund led by the European Investment Fund.

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Reading-based Ecrebo gets £12m from investors including Sir Keith Mills
posted on February 22, 2017

Reading-based customer engagement platform Ecrebo has announced the closure of a £12m funding round.

London FinTech

Investment in UK FinTech ‘declined by more than 85%’ in 2016
posted on February 21, 2017

Investment into UK FinTech companies declined by more than 85% in 2016 compared to 2015, according to a recent report by KPMG.

TVSquared

Edinburgh-based ad analytics firm TVSquared gets $6.5m
posted on February 20, 2017

Edinburgh-based analytics platform TVSquared has received $6.5m in a round led by West Coast Capital.

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Top tech stats: tech salaries on the rise, northern tech gender gap increases & more
posted on February 18, 2017

Welcome to your round up of some of the past week’s most interesting surveys, statistics and reports relevant to those involved in the UK tech industry.

European Union

MEPs vote to regulate robotics and artificial intelligence
posted on February 17, 2017

Members of European Parliament (MEPs) have called out for robots and artificial intelligence (AI) to be regulated.

Video

Why tech firms should be harnessing video to gain more customers
posted on February 16, 2017

Video is becoming an increasingly popular mode of communication, but how can tech startups harness video in order to maximise customer engagement?

Aviation

Vitruvian Partners acquires TravelTech firm OAG for $215m
posted on February 16, 2017

Vitruvian Partners, a London-based private equity company, has acquired TravelTech firm OAG for approximately $215m.

Startup workers

Atomico announces $765m investment fund to boost European tech
posted on February 16, 2017

London-based VC Atomico has announced a new $765m fund to support disruptive European tech startups.

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Here’s how we can solve tech’s diversity crisis
posted on February 15, 2017

The UK tech scene is known for its vibrance, its innovation and above all, its exciting and unconventional talent base. Yet for an industry so progressive, diversity remains a big issue.

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Top tech stats: Unpaid overtime, poor data usage and more
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Startup Weekly: Starling Bank’s hackathon, FoodTech awards & more
posted 18 hours ago

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A happy workforce: The key to business success
posted 21 hours ago

podcasting revolution

Here’s how your tech firm can exploit the podcasting revolution
posted 22 hours ago

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Cheshire-based mobile app SurveyMe gets £2m
posted 23 hours ago

TWIT - Emily 23.02.17

A £12m series B, a £57.5m fund for Northern SMEs, a hoverbike and more in The Week in Tech
posted on February 24, 2017