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Iris Capital launches €250m European tech investment fund
posted 15 hours ago

Iris Capital, a Paris-based venture capital firm, has raised €250m to invest in European tech.

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Startup Weekly: Venturespring launches new accelerator, InMotion Ventures partners with Techstars and more
posted on June 9, 2017

Here’s your weekly roundup of news about startup competitions, awards, accelerators, and any other exciting developments in the UK tech sector.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Iris Capital launches €250m European tech investment fund
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Startup Weekly: Welsh tech accelerator calls for applications, Virgin StartUp partners with WeWork and more
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Uber’s CEO resigns, over £368m in UK tech funding, a new $3.3bn fund and more in The Week in Tech
posted 23 hours ago

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EXCLUSIVE: London-based Inploi raises £500,000, brings total to £1m
posted on June 22, 2017

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UK-founded tech startup Blockchain secures $40m Series B
posted on June 22, 2017