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London startup Cool Cousin raises $2m Seed


AI-powered authentication platform Callsign raises $35m to boost global expansion


InsurTech startup Brolly gets £1m Seed co-led by Valar Ventures and Pi Labs

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GreenKey Technologies and Red Box Recorders partner to launch integrated trading voice collaboration and compliance recording solution
Leading light in British HealthTech, Network Locum, rebrands to Lantum
SteelEye announces regulatory tech specialist Matt Smith as CEO


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Octopus Ventures raises £120m to invest in UK AI startups
posted on March 22, 2017

Prominent VC Octopus Ventures has raised a £120m tech investment fund to continue supporting AI startups in the UK.

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Cem Savas, co-founder of Plentific, on partnering with Zoopla and why he doesn’t believe in regrets
posted on March 19, 2017

Ceem Savas, co-founder of Plentific, spoke to us about partnering with large brands such as Zoopla and why he doesn’t believe in having regrets.

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Over £16m in funding, the UK Digital Strategy, an 81-year-old app developer and more in The Week in Tech
posted on March 3, 2017

Welcome to The Week in Tech – your roundup of this week’s top technology news. This week, we bring you investments of over £16m, the government’s Digital Strategy, an 81-year-old app developer and more.


Car buying website Hellocar raises £1m to launch in Manchester
posted on February 13, 2017

Car buying website Hellocar has closed a £1m Seed round to launch in Manchester ahead of its national roll-out.

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PropTech startup Trussle raises £4.5m in round led by Orange Growth Capital
posted on February 1, 2017

Trussle, an online mortgage broker, has raised £4.5m in a round led by Orange Growth Capital.

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Zoopla buys property analytics firm Hometrack for £120m
posted on January 31, 2017

Online property listing platform Zoopla has acquired property market insights and analytics firm Hometrack for £120m in cash.


Over £14m in VC funding, Twitter’s legal battle & more in your Week in Tech
posted on September 23, 2016

Here’s your Week in Tech, presented by Emily Spaven and featuring the latest news from the global tech scene. founders

PropTech startup gets £1.3m in seed funding
posted on September 22, 2016, an online property ISA, has raised £1.3m in seed funding from Zoopla and LocalGlobe.

Tech City UK launches Upscale
posted on November 13, 2015

Tech City UK has launched Upscale, a new free programme designed to provide UK scale-up digital businesses with direct access to expertise and advice from world-leading entrepreneurs. It is a six-month pilot programme designed to accelerate the growth of 25 early stage high-growth digital businesses. Its creation follows research suggesting founders who are mentored by…

Tech City is Five: Q&A with Mayor’s key advisor Joe Mitten
posted on November 5, 2015

‘Tech City’ was first hailed by David Cameron in a speech on 4 November 2010, five years ago this week, as an attempt “to rival Silicon Valley”, so Tech City News has caught up with Joe Mitten, the Mayor of London’s senior advisor on business and enterprise, to reflect on the success of London’s tech expansion. What has…

London’s Octopus Ventures launches $140m scaleup fund
posted on October 5, 2015

London-based VC firm Octopus Ventures has launched a $140m fund for late-stage investments in tech firms across Europe. Octopus has typically been limited to early-stage rounds but will now be able to invest from £250,000 up to £25m. The company made its first investment from the fund back in July when it joined Google Ventures in backing…

Eileen Burbidge takes up Tech City UK chair role from Joanna Shields
posted on September 22, 2015

Fintech and women’s advocate Eileen Burbidge has added yet another new role to her CV with her appointment as chair of Tech City UK. Burbidge, who moved from the US to the UK in 2004 to join Skype’s young team, is a founding partner of VC firm Passion Capital and was recently appointed as the…

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London startup Cool Cousin raises $2m Seed
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AI-powered authentication platform Callsign raises $35m to boost global expansion
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InsurTech startup Brolly gets £1m Seed co-led by Valar Ventures and Pi Labs
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Mass redundancies at Jinn as startup struggles to succeed in on-demand delivery market
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