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B-Social Raises 3.2M Seed Funding to Build a Social Bank
Phil Oakley  
12/18/2018   Post a comment
The co-founders of B-Social realized people often act like banks themselves, lending money to friends and family. So why not use that as the basis for a new kind of bank?
Ukrainian Digital Bank Monobank Eyes UK for New Fintech Business
Phil Oakley  
12/17/2018   1 comment
Monobank's new fintech business, Koto, will offer a credit card to UK customers in 2019, differentiating itself from many of its rivals right from the start.
Revolut Preps Full Current Accounts for European Customers
Phil Oakley  
12/13/2018   Post a comment
Offering full current accounts will put banking upstart Revolut on a level playing field with rivals such as N26, Monzo and Starling.
Fuel Ventures Raises 20M Fund for Overseas Investments
Phil Oakley  
12/12/2018   Post a comment
Fuel Ventures aims to invest in startups beyond the UK with its new warchest.
Why Startups Fail: Product and Market
Phil Oakley  
12/12/2018   1 comment
Startups often fail because entrepreneurs haven't aligned product and market together to achieve 'fit,' which is crucial to scale and growth.
How to Found a Startup: Part 1, Identifying a Problem
Phil Oakley  
12/10/2018   Post a comment
Identifying a problem is the first step to founding a successful business, but it's a step many entrepreneurs bypass, then wonder why their business is failing.
Deliveroo Riders Are Self-Employed, Rules UK High Court
Phil Oakley  
12/6/2018   Post a comment
In what will be seen as a blow to the gig economy, a UK high court judge has ruled that Deliveroo riders are self-employed, meaning they do not have the right to collectively bargain.
$21B Softbank IPO Could Funnel In More Vision Funds
Phil Oakley  
12/5/2018   Post a comment
SoftBank's Vision Fund is worth a staggering $100 billion and has invested in tens of technology companies across the world.
Startups Are More Likely to Be Successful With Older Founders – Report
Phil Oakley  
12/4/2018   Post a comment
Startups with older founders were more likely to achieve growth, investment, and have success, MIT research has found.
Revolut Set to Launch in Japan & Singapore in Q1 2019
Phil Oakley  
11/29/2018   Post a comment
Revolut missed its original aim of Q4 2018 for an APAC launch, but offering services in Japan will be seen as a win by the company and its investors.
Monzo Announces 20M Crowdfunding Round, Shares Start at 7.71
Phil Oakley  
11/28/2018   Post a comment
The last time Monzo hosted a crowdfunding round, it raised 1 million in 96 seconds. Can it break that this time?
Amazon Prepares to Enter Healthcare With AI-Powered Tool
Phil Oakley  
11/28/2018   2 comments
Amazon's healthcare product will analyze patient data and extract useful and relevant information, saving medical professionals time and resources.
Uber Fined 385K for Failing to Disclose 2016 Data Breach
Phil Oakley  
11/27/2018   Post a comment
Details of over 30 million Uber customers were stolen in the attack, which happened in late 2016.
What Does It Mean to Be 'Agile'?
Phil Oakley  
11/26/2018   Post a comment
'Agile' is a word which is bandied around the tech community a lot these days, but what does it actually mean?
Monzo Plans to Shake Up SME Banking With Business Current Account
Phil Oakley  
11/23/2018   Post a comment
The digital bank is applying for funding to help it build a business current account, but not at the expense of its personal current accounts.
In the UK's Top Tech Companies, Just 4 Board Members Are From Ethnic Minorities
Phil Oakley  
11/21/2018   Post a comment
Of those four board members across 16 top UK tech companies, just one is a woman.
Major Cyber Attack on UK a Matter of 'When, Not If' – Report
Phil Oakley  
11/20/2018   Post a comment
The report came from a parliamentary committee and says the UK government is not acting with the urgency the situation requires.
London AI Startups Raised More Cash in 8 Months of 2018 Than All of 2017
Phil Oakley  
11/19/2018   Post a comment
London is streaking ahead of its European AI rivals, but Germany plans to catch up with a 3 billion injection into the sector.
Cyber Attacks Rank as Top Concern for European, Asian & US Firms
Phil Oakley  
11/16/2018   Post a comment
While "unemployment and underemployment" was a top concern globally, cyber attacks ranked as number one worry in three regions.
Google Building 'AI Assistant for Nurses & Doctors' Using DeepMind Tech
Phil Oakley  
11/14/2018   Post a comment
Google is absorbing the DeepMind Health team, which built Streams, an app for healthcare professionals in UK hospitals, to manage patients.
Revolut Sees Fourfold Drop in Card Fraud by Using AI
Phil Oakley  
11/13/2018   Post a comment
Company CEO Nik Storonsky is convinced that his company is an acquisition target because of its ability to greatly speed up the time it takes to detect credit card theft and other types of financial fraud.
European Venture Capital Has Increased Fourfold Since 2015 – Report
Phil Oakley  
11/12/2018   Post a comment
The number of deals, meanwhile, has decreased, pointing to larger average deal sizes, which is good news for growth prospects.
Investment Deals Declined 20% in Q3 – Report
Phil Oakley  
11/7/2018   Post a comment
There were fewer deals and less money invested from the second quarter to the third quarter of this year, but the average deal size rose substantially.
Atom Bank & Newcastle University Partnering on Blockchain-Based Mortgages
Phil Oakley  
11/6/2018   Post a comment
Atom bank will build a blockchain mortgage product, drawing on the expertise from Newcastle University.
Why Does the UK Tech Industry Struggle Post-Unicorn?
Phil Oakley  
11/5/2018   Post a comment
The UK is the startup factory of Europe, and has no problems scaling up these startups to become billion-dollar unicorns. But what happens after that?
Monzo Raises 85M Series E Round, Adding 100,000 Customers Every Month
Phil Oakley  
10/31/2018   Post a comment
Monzo is acquiring 100,000 customers a month, and has promised a new crowdfunding round for later this year.
OneTech Aims to Double Diversity Amongst Founders in London
Phil Oakley  
10/30/2018   2 comments
Gender-diverse boards have 0.7% higher turnover rate – which is equivalent to 70,000.
Hackajob Raises 5M to Turn Tech Talent Recruitment Upside Down
Phil Oakley  
10/29/2018   Post a comment
Instead of candidates applying to companies, Hackajob allows companies apply to the candidates.
Scottish Tech Industry Now Championed by Tech Scotland Advocates
Phil Oakley  
10/24/2018   Post a comment
Tech Scotland Advocates is the eleventh chapter in the Global Tech Advocates family, and will support the Scottish tech community as it grows.
The UK Starts & Grows Most of Europe's Tech Unicorns
Phil Oakley  
10/23/2018   Post a comment
UK tech clusters, such as Manchester and Oxbridge, are competing head-to-head with major European capitals.
Ananda Ventures Raises 50M to Invest in European Startups
Phil Oakley  
10/22/2018   Post a comment
Ananda Ventures has offices in London and Berlin and has raised more than 80 million to date.
Amazon Opens New Manchester R&D Center & Adds 1,000 Employees
Phil Oakley  
10/22/2018   Post a comment
Amazon's new office will focus on developing machine learning and other software development for the tech giant's growing product range.
Global Entrepreneurs Believe Brexit Will Have a Negative Impact on UK Tech
Phil Oakley  
10/4/2018   Post a comment
This doesn't align with UK Prime Minister Theresa May's 'Global Britain' vision post-Brexit.
Medtech Firm Locum's Nest Raises 3M to Expand Hospital Work Platform
Phil Oakley  
10/3/2018   Post a comment
Locum's Nest helps locum doctors find work in hospitals, cutting out inefficient agency middlemen and making the process less expensive for everyone.
Millennials Want More Flexible Working Options – Report
Phil Oakley  
10/2/2018   Post a comment
With 71% of organizations using a BYOD policy, millennials want more options on flexible working and access to better technology, according to a new report.
Deliveroo Sales Grew 116% in 2017, but Uber Aims to Gobble It Up
Phil Oakley  
10/1/2018   Post a comment
Acquiring Deliveroo would give Uber a significant foothold in Europe's food delivery market, which it has struggled to do so far.
Oxford & Cambridge Top Prestigious Global University Computer Science Ranking
Phil Oakley  
10/1/2018   Post a comment
According to the Times Higher Education 2019 rankings, Oxford and Cambridge lead the way in computer science research, ahead of big-name US institutions.
Two Thirds of Pharmaceuticals Experimenting With Blockchain – Research
Phil Oakley  
9/27/2018   Post a comment
In the world of pharmaceuticals, blockchain could eliminate the threat of counterfeit and fraudulent drugs, as well as make medical data much more secure, according to a new report.
Revolut Considering Luxembourg E-Money License as Brexit Looms
Phil Oakley  
9/26/2018   Post a comment
Revolut is one of the largest UK fintech startups, with 3 million members worldwide and plans to expand into the US market by the end of 2018.
London Hackspace Reopens in Wembley for All Your Tinkering Needs
Phil Oakley  
9/25/2018   Post a comment
The hackspace has woodwork and metal workshops, laser cutters, electronic facilities, 3D printers and a lot more.
Monzo Signs Up 1M Customers for Its Next-Gen Current Account
Phil Oakley  
9/24/2018   Post a comment
Monzo's mobile-based current account is making headway on the company's aim of changing people's attitudes to money.
AR Firm Blippar Raises More Cash as Losses Mount
Phil Oakley  
9/24/2018   Post a comment
Blippar's technology seems impressive, but getting people and companies to pay for it is the hard bit.
Fintech Chatbot Cleo Raises $10M, Plans International Expansion
Phil Oakley  
9/21/2018   Post a comment
Cleo interacts with its users mainly through an eponymous chatbot, which gives its 600,000 users flair and personality while managing their money.
Third of Digital Transformation Projects Canceled in Last 2 Years – Report
Phil Oakley  
9/20/2018   2 comments
A new report finds that 46% of digital transformation projects produce proven results with 58% of organizations reporting that customers are driving their digital strategy.
Startup Profile: Octotrip
Phil Oakley  
9/19/2018   Post a comment
Business travel can be a huge problem for SMEs and large corporates alike, but Asian tech startup Octotrip is here to help with a platform powered by data and AI.
The Next Generation: Kainos Announces Winners of Its AI Training Camp
Phil Oakley  
9/18/2018   Post a comment
The three students impressed the judges with their application of AI for image translation.
Innovate UK Invests 400K Into Biomedical Health Accelerator KQ Labs
Phil Oakley  
9/17/2018   Post a comment
The program, run by the Francis Crick Institute, will back ten startups with a 40,000 investment each, with an intense 16 weeks in store for successful applicants.
Startup Profile: Airtame
Phil Oakley  
9/12/2018   Post a comment
No more dangling HDMI cables in meeting rooms or slow, laggy metric screens displaying KPIs for different teams – Airtame fixes that.
UK's Medopad Acquires Silicon Valley AI Startup
Phil Oakley  
9/11/2018   Post a comment
Medtech startup Medopad works with hospitals, tech giants and pharmaceutical companies to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives.
London Is Europe's Top Tech Hub, With Thames Valley Not Far Behind – Report
Phil Oakley  
9/10/2018   Post a comment
London topped the 'scale cluster' category, beating major European capital cities, while Thames Valley topped the 'super clusters' list.
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