Category Archives: UK-Startups

Techstars backed Barclays Accelerator enroll second cohort

Ten companies will begin the intensive thirteen-week Barclays Accelerator programme in London this week. Aimed at fintech companies, the programme will consist of mentoring, networking and development. ​The Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, received applications from over 60 countries worldwide. … Continue reading

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London based Improbable secures an investment from Andreessen Horowitz

Today, Improbable announced their partnership with and investment from Andreessen Horowitz. The brilliant, VR-loving and Soylent-consuming Chris Dixon will be joining Improbable

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VoIPstudio – a powerful and easy to use cloud telephone system (Sponsored)

Over the weekend I took some time to check out VoIPstudio, a cloud telephony service enabling flexible yet secure connections between users and business entities. You might think there are better things to do on weekends, but the time was definitely … Continue reading

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Interview with British startup Founder Sean Mallon of Bizdaq

This week we ventured outside Europes leading tech hub London and headed straight over to Leeds to interview Sean Mallon CEO of recently funded Bizdaq. Bizdaq, a new online platform to help business owners buy and sell small and medium-sized … Continue reading

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Neteven partners with Alibaba’s Tmall to help European retailers enter China

Online marketplaces management solution provider Neteven has announced the launch of a new offering in collaboration with Tmall Global. Objective: help European brands sell to Chinese consumers via Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global marketplace. To allow European brands to launch their … Continue reading

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French startup KelBillet expands into UK with Gopili

After becoming the leading travel search engine in France in only 5 years, enabling visitors to find the best options for domestic journeys, the startup KelBillet is starting its European expansion with its new brand Gopili.

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MyOptique Group expands into Germany with the acquisition of Netzoptiker following a €20 million investment

The expansion is a reflection of MyOptique Group’s strategy which already holds the dominant position in the British and Scandinavian markets. The recent €20 million investment, brings its latest funding round to €43 million. The fund is expected to cover … Continue reading

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UK-based social shopping app Depop raises $8m for US expansion

The social shopping app Depop has secured an investment of $8 million from Balderton Capital and Holtzbrinck Ventures, and hired Erik Martin, former GM of Reddit, to lead its US operation. Founded in Italy in 2011 and now based in … Continue reading

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Andreessen Horowitz backs London start-up TransferWise with $58m

Andreessen Horowitz, the venture capital firm created by Netscape and Opsware founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, has led a Series C $58m round in Europe’s leading financial tech start-up TransferWise.

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5 British startups to look out for in 2015

In the beginning of this year, we took a look at major European countries and tried to come up with a list of 5 startups (each country) to watch out for in 2015. In the case of the Great Britain, … Continue reading

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