Trouva, the curated marketplace for the UK’s  homeware and lifestyle boutiques, today (13th November 2017) announced that it has raised $10m in a Series A round led by BGF Ventures, the UK’s largest venture fund, alongside Index Ventures (Europe’s largest...
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Tech City UK today (11th October 2017) published a study in partnership with innovation foundation Nesta which reveals the mix of nationalities working in the UK tech sector. The data is collated from the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) Annual...
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Quit Genius, the world’s first app to help people quit smoking, was the People’s Choice winner at the Pitch@Palace 8.0 competition on 1st November 2017. Dr. Maroof Ahmed, Chief Operating Officer of Digital Therapeutics, pitched to an audience comprising of...
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Seedcamp, co-founded by Reshma Sohoni and Saul Klein, today announced that it had sold Seedcamp Funds I & II to venture capital firm Draper Esprit, delivering a 4x return to our investors. Seedcamp Co-founder and Managing Partner, Reshma Sohoni, said...
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A landmark report, published today (23rd October 2017) by Sage and Nesta, uncovers ‘postcode lottery’ of small business productivity, with alarming regional gaps. The report, ‘The State of Small Business Putting UK entrepreneurs on the map’ and map reveal Small...
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A new report ‘The Value of FinTech’, commissioned by the City of London Corporation and produced by KPMG, is guide to fintech and what it means for consumers, financial services and the wider economy. Fintech has grown rapidly in recent...
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Amit Pate of Snaptivity, a smart stadium technology that drives fan engagement at live sporting events, won the MSDUK Innovation Challenge on 21st September 2017 in Birmingham. In a pitching contest organised at Edgbaston cricket ground, judges declared that Mr...
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Fintech Startup Gocardless today (19th September 2017) announced they have secured $22.5m in funding, with Accel, Balderton Capital, Notion and Passion participating in the round. Hiroki Takeuchi, CEO and founder, said: “As more and more businesses become international, they face...
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The top 10 finalists were announced today (18th August 2017) for the MSDUK Innovation Challenge 2017 which takes place on 21st September 2017 at Edgbaston, Birmingham. The finalists will pitch their innovative solutions to an expert panel during the Business...
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The MIT Technology Review revealed its annual list of Innovators Under 35 today (16th August 2017) featuring nine Asians (26%), in its five categories of entrepreneurs, humanitarians, inventors, pioneers and visionaries. Although largely USA-based, the list recognised Radha Boya, a...
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