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Content posted in October 2017
Waterland Private Equity Arrives in Manchester With €2B Fund
Phil Oakley  
10/30/2017   Post a comment
Waterland Private Equity has opened a UK office in Manchester, bringing its new €2 billion fund to the country's startups and scale-ups.
HR Automation Startup EdGE Networks Raises $4.5M Series A Round
Phil Oakley  
10/30/2017   Post a comment
Indian tech startup EdGE Networks has raised a $4.5 million Series A round.
Machine Learning Boosting IVF Success Rates by 40%
Phil Oakley  
10/27/2017   Post a comment
A team of scientists at the Prague Fertility Centre has developed a machine learning model that selects embryos for artificial insemination, boosting pregnancy success rates by up to 40%.
Athlone Ventures Launches $300M Fund for Early-Stage Startups
Phil Oakley  
10/26/2017   Post a comment
Athlone Group's venture capital arm, Athlone Ventures, has a $300 million pot with which to fund early-stage tech startups.
Mayor of London Joins 12 Tech Companies on Paris Trade Mission
Phil Oakley  
10/25/2017   Post a comment
Twelve of London's fastest-growing companies joined Sadiq Khan on a trip to Paris in an effort to foster business relations.
Startup Profile: Expend
Phil Oakley  
10/25/2017   Post a comment
London-based startup Expend automates the expenses process with an online platform and mobile app, removing the paperwork and drudgery that is often associated with expenses.
Property Tech Startup Nested Raises £36M to Expand Beyond London
Phil Oakley  
10/24/2017   Post a comment
Nested, a startup trying to disrupt the property market by giving homebuyers the money for their house before it sells, has raised an additional £36 million in funding.
UK's Fintech Startups Have Raised More Than $1B This Year
Phil Oakley  
10/23/2017   1 comment
The UK's fintech startups are set to smash the level of venture capital raised in 2015, according to a report from London & Partners and Pitchbook.
French Tech Investment Fund Lands €100M
Ray Le Maistre  
10/20/2017   Post a comment
South Korean online giant Naver pumps another €100 million into a French tech startup investment vehicle run by former French digital economy minister Fleur Pellerin.
Facebook Open Sources RacerD for Finding Errors in Java
Phil Oakley  
10/19/2017   1 comment
Facebook has released a new tool as open source, RacerD, for developers to find errors in Java code.
Deepmind Unveils Self-Taught AlphaGo Zero
Phil Oakley  
10/19/2017   Post a comment
Google's DeepMind takes its AI-fueled AlphaGo player program to a new level.
Guardian Owner Forms £42M Venture Fund for Media Tech Startups
Phil Oakley  
10/18/2017   Post a comment
Guardian Media Group, which owns and publishes UK newspapers The Guardian and The Observer, has formed a new venture fund, GMG Ventures, to invest in media technology startups.
Bridging the Gap Between Consumer Expectation & Experience
Doug Barnes  
10/18/2017   Post a comment
Companies and brands need to radically change how they approach their customers and be mindful of their individual experience, says Doug Barnes, head of Twilio's EMEA business.
Startup Profile: Spotters
Phil Oakley  
10/18/2017   1 comment
Spotters is a social network aimed at the youth football community, in order for players to share achievements with other players and their friends.
SoftBank Aims to Raise $100B on Top of Existing Vision Fund
Phil Oakley  
10/17/2017   Post a comment
SoftBank already has a war chest worth $93 billion, but it reportedly wants another $100 billion as it looks for the company that will create 'the next big thing.'
Brit IT Experts Say Cloud Integration Is a Priority – Report
Phil Oakley  
10/17/2017   1 comment
An Interoute survey finds companies still rapidly migrating their infrastructure to the cloud, with more than 70% of respondents saying it is a priority.
Non-UK Nationals in Tech Better Educated Than UK Counterparts – Report
Phil Oakley  
10/16/2017   Post a comment
Tech City UK has published the first in a series of four reports focused on talent in the UK tech industry.
MadTech: A Chat With Collider, One of London's Startup Accelerators
Phil Oakley  
10/16/2017   Post a comment
Collider funds and accelerates startups in the marketing, sales and advertising sector, otherwise known as MadTech.
TechXLR8 Asia Awards Celebrate Achievements in Asian Tech Industry
Phil Oakley  
10/12/2017   1 comment
The TechXLR8 Asia Awards, held on October 3, celebrated the achievements made in the past year across the Asian technology industry.
Scientists Develop Ingestible Sensor That Clings to Gut Lining
Phil Oakley  
10/12/2017   Post a comment
Flexible, ingestible sensor is powered by movement and clings to the gut lining for up to two days, providing invaluable feedback.
Startup Profile: Aire
Phil Oakley  
10/11/2017   Post a comment
Aire uses machine learning to better assess credit applicants, looking at 'context' rather than just history to determine who gets approved.
Nokia Kills OZO 360-Degree VR Camera, Cuts 310 Jobs
Phil Oakley  
10/10/2017   Post a comment
Nokia is killing its $45,000 360-degree VR camera, OZO, eliminating 310 positions in the process.
Former Tory MP Paul Uppal Is UK's First Small Business Commissioner
Phil Oakley  
10/9/2017   Post a comment
Paul Uppal, former Conservative MP, has been appointed as the UK's first ever Small Business Commissioner.
Twilio Studio Preview: A Hands-On Report
Phil Oakley  
10/9/2017   Post a comment
Twilio Studio is the company's newest product, aimed at decreasing the time between idea, production and rollout.
Game On for London's Sport Tech Hub
Phil Oakley  
10/9/2017   Post a comment
Sport Tech Hub's launch evening introduced the 16 startups in the program.
Google Shows How Machine Learning Can Change the World
Phil Oakley  
10/6/2017   Post a comment
Google's immensely powerful machine learning can, will, and is changing the world, but not in the way you might think.
DeepMind Launches Research Unit to Study AI's Impact on Society
Phil Oakley  
10/5/2017   Post a comment
DeepMind has formed a new research unit in order to understand the impact its AI will have on wider society.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: Empathy Makes You a Better Innovator
Phil Oakley  
10/4/2017   Post a comment
At Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit Satya Nadella drew on personal experience to talk about how a company can transform its culture.
AI Company Databricks Expands to London & Europe
Phil Oakley  
10/3/2017   Post a comment
Artificial intelligence company Databricks, developing a platform for intelligent analytics solutions, has opened an office in London, its first office outside the US.
Poll: Is Compromised Privacy a Concern?
Phil Oakley  
10/3/2017   1 comment
Our monthly poll question for October asks whether privacy is a concern.
Samsung the Next Tech Giant to Turn to Canada for AI Research
Phil Oakley  
10/2/2017   1 comment
Samsung is the latest tech giant to set up shop in Canada, establishing an AI research lab at the Université de Montréal.
'Data Is the New Oil' – Red Sift Founder Rahul Powar
Phil Oakley  
10/2/2017   Post a comment
Red Sift founder Rahul Powar talks to TechX365 about how data is enabling new apps and products to be built on strong foundations, preparing us for an ever more technological future.




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