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ComplyAdvantage Rebrands to Mimiro, Raises $30M to Fight Financial Crime
Phil Oakley  
1/30/2019   1 comment
ComplyAdvantage – or is that Mimiro? – uses machine learning to help compliance teams know who they're doing business with.
Digital Insights Platform Contentsquare Raises £45M, Eyes New Markets in Asia
Phil Oakley  
1/29/2019   1 comment
Contentsquare's Series C round comes just a year after its £31 million Series B.
Vodafone Announces Techstarter Finalists, 3 Awards up for Grabs
Phil Oakley  
1/28/2019   Post a comment
The Techatarter Award is for startups that have a social good mission to improve the world using technology and innovation.
Tech Sector Momentum Slows to 2015 Levels but Outlook Is Positive – Report
Phil Oakley  
1/24/2019   Post a comment
While growth and hiring are down, the tech sector is a lot more positive, despite the uncertainty that faces the UK in 2019.
Fintech Scaleup MarketInvoice Raises £26M
Phil Oakley  
1/21/2019   Post a comment
The company, which provides funding options for companies in need of cash, has provided funding worth £2 billion in total to more than 170,00 companies.
Farming-as-a-Service Startup Small Robot Company Raises £1.2M in Crowdfunding
Phil Oakley  
1/17/2019   Post a comment
Small Robot Company currently has four prototype robots: Tom, Dick, Harry and Wilma.
Innovate UK Offering £10M for Medtech Startups
Phil Oakley  
1/17/2019   1 comment
The fund is looking for projects pursuing digital innovation in healthcare and medical technologies.
Tide & ClearBank Partnering on New Business Banking Product
Phil Oakley  
1/16/2019   Post a comment
Tide and ClearBank have applied for a grant from RBS's Alternative Remedies package, which they hope to use to build a better business banking product.
Manchester-Based Fintech Firm AccessPay Raises £9M
Phil Oakley  
1/15/2019   Post a comment
AccessPay processes 40 million transactions a year and has over 500 corporate customers using its SaaS fintech platform.
HS. Partners With Orthopaedic Research UK for Ronald Furlong Fund
Phil Oakley  
1/15/2019   Post a comment
The fund will invest up to £100K in successful startups who are innovating in the musculoskeletal space.
Poll: Which Tech Sector Will Attract the Most Investment in 2019?
Phil Oakley  
1/14/2019   Post a comment
Will blockchain finally come into the mainstream in 2019, or will AI continue to be an upstoppable behemoth? Or will augmented reality make a return?
Berlin-Based Digital Bank N26 Raises $300M, Eyes US Launch
Phil Oakley  
1/11/2019   Post a comment
The $300 million round values six-year-old N26 at $2.7 billion -- now it's eyeing a US launch.
UK & London Tech Investments Fell in 2018
Phil Oakley  
1/10/2019   Post a comment
While London and the UK are well ahead of their nearest competitors, Germany and its capital Berlin, investment is well down from the 2017 peak.
New Service Smooths the Way for UK Startups
Phil Oakley  
1/9/2019   Post a comment
Startups can register their company and tax at the same time, potentially saving them money and allowing them to do what they do best – change the world.
Monzo Appoints Former Northern Rock CEO as Chairman
Phil Oakley  
1/9/2019   Post a comment
The new appointment signals Monzo's intentions to scale up its ambition to become the centre of its users' financial lives.
UK Businesses Increasingly Use Multiple Cloud Providers – Report
Phil Oakley  
1/7/2019   1 comment
Using multiple cloud providers gives companies cost and service options.
Businesses Will Spend $745B on IoT in 2019 – Study
Phil Oakley  
1/4/2019   Post a comment
Almost half of the $745 billion will be spent on the industrial trio of manufacturing, transportation and utilities alone, according to IDC.
'Pervasive Intelligence' Helps UK Tech Companies Make Most of Data
Phil Oakley  
1/3/2019   Post a comment
With 46% of UK tech companies using big data as a core part of their businesses, the application of 'pervasive intelligence' to data is becoming increasingly popular.
TaskRabbit Launches in 6 New Locations Across the UK
Phil Oakley  
1/2/2019   Post a comment
TaskRabbit has launched in six new locations across the UK, including Cardiff and Liverpool, bringing its total locations to ten, with Edinburgh and Glasgow arriving in 'early 2019.'
Flux Raises $7.5M to Digitize Receipts
Phil Oakley  
12/21/2018   Post a comment
In a digital world, the idea of receiving a record of what you buy on paper seems anachronistic. This London-based fintech startup is here to fix that.
TotallyMoney Raises £29M to Scale Free Credit Report Service
Phil Oakley  
12/19/2018   Post a comment
TotallyMoney not only offers a free credit report, but also allows customers to see how likely it is they'll get accepted for credit, without impacting their credit score.
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   Post a 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   1 comment
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.
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