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London HealthTech startup Babylon raises additional $60m

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FinTech startup Neyber closes £7.5m Series B
posted on April 12, 2017

FinTech startup Neyber, which allows employers to offer access to ‘affordable’ loans, has raised £7.5m in Series B funding.

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Top British diplomat to join Blippar as COO
posted on May 26, 2016

Blippar has appointed Danny Lopez, currently the British Consul General to New York and Director General for UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) in the United States, as its chief operating officer. Lopez is expected to leave his current role in New York in early July and due to take up his new post at UK-based…

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6 UK-based firms join UKTI FinTech trade delegation to US
posted on March 9, 2016

Some six UK-based companies have joined the latest UKTI FinTech trade delegation to the US. Neyber, Azimo, Eris Industries, Venture Founders, Currency Cloud and Crypta Labs will travel to San Francisco to showcase the ‘Best of British’ in FinTech in an attempt to learn about innovation and best practice from their counterparts in the US….

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Proversity jets off to New York
posted on December 10, 2015

London-based startup Proversity is visiting New York as part of an EdTech market visit to the US. The firm, which recently closed a $1.6m seed investment round, will be meeting with policy-makers, businesses and the New York Department of Education in order to assess the market in advance of possible expansion. Zairah Khurshid, marketing and…

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Fintech Monthly: Braintree, ecommerce and next gen lending
posted on December 1, 2015

Hello and welcome to the November edition of Fintech Monthly, We’ve partnered up with Braintree to bring you a special series of fintech articles on payments, ecommerce and more. Check out techcitynews.com In the news The next-generation lending company Earnest has raised a whopping $275m in equity and debt financing, Earnest lends between $2m and…

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Fintech trade mission to Japan
posted on November 30, 2015

 A Fintech delegation has headed to Japan as part of a trade mission organised by UK Trade & Investment. Japan is ramping up its fintech initiatives to help reform its existing financial services sector, which currently makes it difficult for new players to enter the market and inhibits local entrepreneurial growth. The country has made inroads to allow greater flexibility in financial…

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Mobile startups’ showcase opportunity‎‎
posted on November 17, 2015

KPMG and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) are offering the opportunity for four mobile startups to showcase at 4YFN (4 Years From Now) at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Spain. The competition will see successful applicants invited to pitch their business to a panel of judges in Reading, Manchester and London before the final four startups are…

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UKTI to host export event for Midlands gaming and digital firms
posted on September 16, 2015

The UKTI will be holding an export event for Midlands-based gaming and digital companies later in September as it looks to encourage firms to seize opportunities and get the support they need to grow their businesses overseas. Speakers at the event, which takes place at at the offices of Arch Creatives in Leamington Spa, include Dr Jo…

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Catherine Raines to be new UKTI chief executive
posted on August 17, 2015

Dr Catherine Raines will become chief executive of UKTrade and Investment  from 7 September 2015, following current chief executive Dominic Jermey’s appointment to a new priority position as Foreign and Commonwealth Office International Counter-Extremism Coordinator. She takes up the post of UKTI chief executive after more than two years leadingUKTI in China, having overseen an increase in UK business successes attributable to UKTI support…

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UK law firm leads tech trade mission to Singapore
posted on August 11, 2015

Cambridge based law firm Taylor Vinters has announced its third TechConnection event which will introduce high-growth UK technology companies to Singapore as a business gateway to Asia. Taylor Vinters is launching its third annual TechConnection event in Singapore on 22 September 2015 to showcase emerging British technology talent and to facilitate introductions to potential strategic…

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UKTI launches export advice programme with 100 trade advisers on staff
posted on May 18, 2015

UKTI has unveiled a First Time Exporters initiative as part of Export Week 2015 that seeks to support British companies looking to make it outside of the UK. Businesses will be able to benefit from the expertise of a team of 100 new advisers offering advice on everything from finance to PI, take a six-module online course…

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China trade mission launched for nation’s smallest businesses
posted on May 14, 2015

A subsidised trade mission to China, aimed at helping Britain’s smallest firms find firm trade links with the Far East, has been announced. The three-day Enterprise Nation Go Global Mission will help 40 of the UK’s most dynamic and innovative businesses to become world-leading global enterprises through doing business with the fastest-growing economy in the…

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UK tech investment trends of Q1 2017
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Hibob closes $17.5m Series A, brings total raised to $25m
posted 16 hours ago

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London HealthTech startup Babylon raises additional $60m
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LoveCrafts raises £26m in round led by Scottish Equity Partners
posted on April 25, 2017

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PropTech firm No Agent raises over £500,000 through crowdfunding
posted on April 24, 2017

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Oxford’s AI firm Oxbotica gets £8.6m to lead driverless car consortium
posted on April 24, 2017