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EXCLUSIVE: Suffolk-based SaveMoneyCutCarbon raises £2.2m

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Shipping software provider Shipamax raises $2.5m in Seed funding

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London-based robo-adviser MortgageGym raises £2m Seed

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Okappy announces the launch of its investment pitch on the AngelsDen equity crowdfunding platform
Recruitment disruptor talent.io poised for further growth with €8m investment secured
London tech startup Spoon Guru partners with Tesco to power food searches for consumers with specific dietary needs

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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.

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.

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

Welcome to The Week in Tech, your roundup of the week’s top technology news. This week, we have Cera’s £1.4m Seed top up, Appear Here’s US expansion, Nauta Capital’s $100m raise and much more.

New York

Appear Here expands to the US with New York office opening
posted on April 19, 2017

AppearHere, an online marketplace for short-term retail space, is expanding to the US.

KPMG Venture Pulse report Q1 2017

KPMG report predicts increased investment in UK blockchain, AI and IoT startups
posted on April 11, 2017

Investor sentiment appears positive despite UK PM Theresa May triggering Article 50, with expectations of increased levels of activity set to take place across sectors such as AI, IoT and blockchain.

declining

Imagination Technologies shares plunge 70% as Apple cuts ties
posted on April 3, 2017

Shares in UK technology firm Imagination Technologies have fallen by almost 70% after Apple, its largest customer, said it would cease using its products.

A boom on the horizon: VC investment in HealthTech
posted on March 21, 2017

Can the UK overtake the US in terms of VC investment? Seasoned investor Andrew Elder, of Albion Ventures, thinks so.

Jason Stockwood

UK InsurTech firm Simply Business to be acquired for $490m
posted on March 13, 2017

Simply Business, an online insurance platform for SMEs, is being sold to US giant The Travelers Companies for $490m.

Expanding to America

Don’t let VCs convince you you’re Adele – breaking the US is harder than it looks
posted on February 17, 2017

In this article, Dan Rogers, co-founder at HR analytics provider Peakon, explains why tech startups shouldn’t set their hearts on expanding to the US – it’s often more trouble than it’s worth.

Travel

Travel search engine Momondo Group acquired by Priceline Group for $550m
posted on February 8, 2017

Momondo Group, a London-based travel search engine firm, has been acquired by US travel e-commerce company Priceline for $550m.

Brexit

Brexit, Industrial Strategy and Trump’s Muslim ban: A month in UK tech
posted on February 1, 2017

We take a look at the major policy decisions that took place throughout the month of January and their effect on the UK’s tech sector.

UK ranks second for global tech exits in 2016
posted on January 31, 2017

The UK has ranked second globally in terms of tech exits in 2016, according to the latest CB Insights report.

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EXCLUSIVE: Suffolk-based SaveMoneyCutCarbon raises £2.2m
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Shipping software provider Shipamax raises $2.5m in Seed funding
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MortgageGym

London-based robo-adviser MortgageGym raises £2m Seed
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AI and IP: What you need to know
posted on May 21, 2017

Top tech stats

Top tech stats: Entrepreneurial confidence, VR headsets and much more
posted on May 20, 2017

the death of the accelerator

Could tech accelerators soon become a thing of the past?
posted on May 19, 2017