Category Archives: UK-Startups

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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Estate agency disruptor secures £1.5m funding

Episode 1 the London VC firm led the recent funding round supporting the innovative online estate agency eMoov. Reversing the traditional status quo of estate agency and saving £11.5 million in estate agency fees, eMoov is definitely one platform to … Continue reading

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Snaptrip raises $1m to become the UK’s leading brand for last minute holiday rental

Snaptrip, the UK’s biggest last-minute self catering provider, has announced the raising of a late seed round that takes total investment in the company beyond $1 million in less than 12 months.

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Legal marketplace Lexoo secured $400k to help you lower your legal fees

The recent seed round was secured from startup catalyst Forward Partners and Jonathan McKay (Chairman of Just Giving). The London-based startup lets businesses get multiple fixed price quotes from hand-picked lawyers, saving businesses an average of 46% on legal fees. … Continue reading

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