Category Archives: UK-Startups

London-based fintech startup Curve teams up with Wirecard to launch next generation payment cards

Wirecard, Europe’s leading specialist for payment processing and issuing services, today announced a partnership with the London-based startup Curve to introduce a new payment solution. Curve allows people to connect up an unlimited number of bank cards into one physical payment card, … Continue reading

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SteamaCo secures seed investment to build smart off-grid electricity meters for Africa

Manchester- and Nairobi-based SteamaCo, a leading technology provider for managing off-grid renewable energy networks in emerging markets, announced that it has completed a £640,000 seed capital round. SteamaCo offers advanced smart metering in frontier markets. The company was founded in … Continue reading

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London-based IoT device management solution DevicePilot secures $900k in an Angel round

DevicePilot today announced the successful completion of its Angel fund-raising round, securing $900k of fresh capital that allows the company to focus on delivering its DevicePilot service for Internet of Things (IoT) device management. DevicePilot was founded in 2013 and … Continue reading

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TMT Fund: Pamplona raises $1 billion to invest in technology, media and teleco companies across Europe and the US

Pamplona Capital Management today announced that it has raised $1 billion for Pamplona TMT Fund I, a dedicated fund that will make equity investments in technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) companies. Pamplona expects the fund to invest in 12 to 15 companies, … Continue reading

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UK-based mobile payments company Bango acquires BilltoMobile to accelerate carrier billing in U.S. market

Bango, a leading provider of app store carrier billing, today announced it has acquired the BilltoMobile carrier billing service and associated contracts for $3.5 million from Danal Inc. The acquisition positions Bango as the leader in carrier billing in the … Continue reading

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London-based money transfer network Azimo raises $15 million to expand across Asia

Azimo, one of the world’s largest digital money transfer networks, announced today that it secured $15 million of new investment, led by the Japanese e-commerce and fintech services company Rakuten. Existing investors eVentures, Frog Capital, Greycroft, Accion and MCI Capital … Continue reading

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Accomable, the Airbnb for disabled people, raises £300K in seed funding

The London-based travel tech startup Accomable just announced the closing of a seed round worth £300,000. Accomable was founded in 2015 and helps disabled and elderly people find adapted hotels and holiday rentals. The fresh capital, which comes from undisclosed … Continue reading

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Luxury fashion marketplace Farfetch raises $110 million in a Series F funding round

Farfetch, the curated marketplace for luxury fashion, today announced the closing of its’ largest funding round, $110 million on top of the March ’15 $86 million. This round led by Singapore State backed fund Temasek and followed by Chinese fund IDG … Continue reading

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People.io secures a six figure investment from Wayra Munich and plans to launch in Germany in Q3 2016

people.io, a new service that allows consumers to dynamically license their data and attention to brands and be rewarded for it, today announced a major strategic partnership with Wayra Munich, the Telefónica backed accelerator programme. The deal, which combines a … Continue reading

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Music startup Musikki secures $1 million in funding and launches Exclusiph

Musikki, the music startup providing B2C and B2B music services including the Musikki Music API, has successfully closed a new round of funding securing $ 1 million from Portugal Ventures, the biggest venture capital fund in Portugal. This continues Musikki’s successful … Continue reading

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