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Start-ups across the UK and the Republic of Ireland are securing funding with ease, but struggle when deciding how best to use the money to grow the company. In a survey of decision-makers at 250 start-ups, commissioned by spend and expense management platform Soldo, 70% said they found the funding process easy. According to the research, […]

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Enterprise visitor management software Proxyclick has announced that it closed a $15 million Series B funding round led by Five Elms Capital with participation from Series A investor JOIN Capital. The investment will fund Proxyclick’s accelerated product roadmap and momentum of its sales and marketing reach worldwide, especially in the US—its biggest market. Millions of […]

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Fintech bank Revolut has entered the UK savings market, in partnership with Flagstone, offering an easy-access savings account with a limited market-leading interest rate of 1.35% AER. The new Savings Vault, which is FSCS protected up to £85,000 through Paragon Bank, is an addition to Revolut’s popular Vaults feature. Savings Vaults allow Revolut customers to […]

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One of the world’s most popular language-learning platforms Busuu has today announced that it has acquired the live video tutoring company Verbling. The undisclosed figure, which is set to be in the double-digit million dollar range, sees Busuu expand into the live video tutoring space for its consumer users and corporate clients. Busuu recently surpassed […]

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AppsFlyer has announced a big $210 million Series D funding round led by General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm based in New York. Alex Crisses, Managing Director at General Atlantic, and Anton Levy, Co-President and Global Head of Technology, have also joined AppsFlyer’s Board of Directors. The Series D comes three years after […]

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The role of the CFO differs greatly between businesses and industries. Operating as an effective CFO requires different skills and experiences to drive the business forward in an efficient manner. It’s incredibly important for CFOs to think outside the agenda and to lead as a strategist, helping with the financial direction of the business whilst […]

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Global startup generator and early-stage venture capital firm Antler has revealed the 13 companies that were founded during its first London program. The companies have raised a total of £1.56m from Antler (£120k per company), and will be revealed on stage at Antler’s London ‘Demo Day’, which will be hosted at The Royal Institution. Over […]

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Liberis, the fintech on a mission to reshape small business finance for good, has successfully closed a £32 million funding round in its largest equity capital fundraise to date. This investment represents the company’s first institutional equity fundraise and was led by FTV Capital – a growth equity firm with a successful track record of supporting high-growth financial services […]

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Stasher, the world’s first sharing economy network for luggage storage, has announced a $2.5 million funding round led by VentureFriends, along with various angels including Johan Svanstrom, former president of Expedia owned OTA giant, Hotels.com, who rejoins the illustrious team of backers supporting Stasher. The funding comes after a great year for Stasher, which saw […]

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Vive, a new digital bank, has received its UK banking licence, with restriction, from the Bank of England. Vive will be launching with personal loans, a fixed rate savings account, and an open banking-based Money Manager app. Vive CEO, Nick Anthony commented: “We are thrilled to have been awarded our UK banking licence with restriction, […]

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Wealth tech startup WealthKernel, a fast-growing UK-based digital wealth infrastructure and technology provider has secured a £4.5 million in Series A funding from ETFS Capital to democratise wealth management. The company aims to enable companies to innovate and widen access to wealth management services for a broader universe of people. WealthKernel, via its proprietary API […]

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Human resources, recruiting and payroll platform Personio has announced its launch in the UK and Ireland following a significant $75 million Series C funding round. This brings Personio’s total investment amount to $130 million, since its launch in 2015. With Accel and Lightspeed, Personio secures the backing of two more top international VCs. The funding […]

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RazorSecure, the advanced cybersecurity software that secures critical transport systems from the growing risks of cybercrime, has raised £2.6 million from a jointly-led consortium of investors to support the company’s international expansion and to grow the business. The investment consortium includes: Mainport Innovation Fund II, a leading Dutch venture capital fund focused on the transport sector; growth […]

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RazorSecure, the advanced cybersecurity software that secures critical transport systems from the growing risks of cybercrime, has raised £2.6 million from a jointly-led consortium of investors to support the company’s international expansion and to grow the business. The investment consortium includes: Mainport Innovation Fund II, a leading Dutch venture capital fund focused on the transport sector; growth […]

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SteadyPay, the FCA licenced app solving the issue of volatile pay in the growing gig economy, has today announced that it has closed a £2.9m seed equity and debt funding round. The equity investment was led by venture firm Hambro Perks and Fair By Design, the social impact fund by Ascension Ventures. With its recent […]

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Having surpassed 50,000 orders in December, medino has announced that it has closed a £440k funding round to further fuel its growth. The business are on a mission to make pharmacy shopping more convenient, applying new digital advances to the traditional pharmacy model. With an ever-growing catalogue of over 3000 health, well-being and pharmacy products, […]

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New research from FreeAgent conducted on 2000 employed people in the UK has revealed that over 1 in 5 Brits (21.6%) plan to start a business and become their own boss in 2020. Additionally, 15.7% of working Brits intend to set up their own business in the next few years, and over a quarter (25.6%) […]

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Funnel has announced it has closed a $47 million Series B round led by Eight Roads Ventures and F-Prime Capital, with participation from existing investors Balderton Capital, Oxx, Zobito and Industrifonden as well as Kreos Capital. The business will use the funds to continue to fulfil the strong market demand for its platform that empowers […]

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The multi-billion-dollar gaming industry is one of the most successful industries in the UK right now, not to mention around the world. Both the online and offline industries are hugely successful, with millions of people — more than one-fifth of the UK population — gaming and wagering on sports per month. But why has the […]

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €50 million venture debt facility with the developer of ride-hailing app Bolt from Estonia. The financing is supported by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the main pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe. The goal of the funding is to support Bolt’s product development and research in areas […]

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Research published by digital business banking platform Tide has revealed that SMEs across the country are chasing more than £50bn worth of late payments.  Tide surveyed 1,000 CEOs, founders directors and senior management staff at SMEs in December to analyse their use of time during their working day. The study found that the average UK SME is […]

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Venture Capital investment in innovative UK scaleups has surged in 2019 hitting more than £9 billion according to new research by KPMG. The Global Venture Pulse Survey by KPMG Private Enterprise, revealed a 22% increase in the amount of money invested in UK fast growth businesses in 2019 compared to 2018. The data, complied by […]

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have today announced a €100M investment in UK based electric vehicle company Arrival. The investment marks the start of a strategic partnership between the automakers to jointly accelerate the adoption of commercial electric vehicles globally. Hyundai and Kia will use key Arrival technologies to help achieve their recently […]

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Containous, the leading cloud-native networking company has announced it has closed $10 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Balderton Capital, with previous investors Elaia and 360 Capital Partners also participating. In addition to a massive open source community, Containous’ popular networking solutions are trusted and deployed by enterprises such as eBay, Condé Nast, and […]

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Deliveroo has announced the expansion of its Edinburgh-based tech hub, with 70 high-skilled jobs and a major flagship HQ in 2020. This announcement follows the acquisition of the software design and development firm Cultivate in 2019. In August 2019 Deliveroo said it hoped to create 50 high-skilled tech jobs within three years. Indicating Deliveroo’s ambition […]

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Award-winning cash flow service Float has today announced the completion of its £1.5m seed round led by Marchmont Ventures. The deal follows the formation of a new C-Suite team last year and is the first time that Float has accepted venture capital investment. The funds will enable the company to open a new office in […]

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Oviva, the leading digital provider of Type 2 diabetes treatment in Europe, has raised $21m in Series B funding. MTIP led the round, joined by Earlybird as new investors. Existing investors AlbionVC, F-Prime Capital, Eight Roads Ventures and Partech all participated. Oviva offers an evidence-based digital solution to stop the progression of and reverse Type 2 […]

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Anyline, a leading Vienna-based provider of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology working with Toyota, IBM and PepsiCo has raised $12 million in Series A funding to help it to enable more businesses to digitise the real-world. Leading the round is Project A, the Berlin-based Operational VC, supported by Anyline’s existing investors, including Johann Hansmann, Senovo […]

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Jolt, the flexible business school offering affordable alternatives to traditional MBA courses, has raised a further $14.1 million, led by Balderton Capital, to help professionals further their careers through its revolutionary education programs. This takes its total raised to $23.3 million. Since launching its first campus just two years ago, Jolt now has three sites […]

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TransferWise has today announced the launch of its Direct Debit feature. Any TransferWise customer with a GBP and EUR account details will be able to set up direct debit payments in the UK or Europe without the need for a local bank account. For anyone living or working abroad paying a recurring subscription like a […]

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