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Property tycoon Nick Candy buys fallen augmented reality star Blippar

Property tycoon Nick Candy has acquired Blippar, the collapsed technology unicorn, buying it out of administration with plans to relaunch the augmented reality start-up. Blippar...

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Technology sector growth grows at its slowest rate for three years, says KPMG

Business growth in the UK technology sector fell to its weakest level in three years at the end of 2018, according to a new survey conducted by accountancy firm KPMG. KPMG’s latest UK Tech...

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Stock-trading app Robinhood hires former TransferWise executive to lead UK office

Stock-trading app Robinhood has hired a former TransferWise executive to lead its London office ahead of an upcoming launch in the UK. The US business has hired Wander Rutgers, a...

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TeleCity founder's start-up raises millions for Northern technology push

A Manchester-based start-up led by one of the co-founders of TeleCity has raised millions of pounds from US venture capital firms to drive expansion at the payments company. AccessPay provides...

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Monzo's German rival N26 becomes Europe’s leading digital bank with $2.7bn valuation

A Berlin-based financial technology start-up that is aiming to challenge the likes of Britain's Monzo and Starling Bank has raised $300m (£234m) in a major funding round as interest in the...

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Monzo's European rival N26 raises $300m in major funding round

A Berlin-based financial technology start-up that is aiming to challenge the likes of Britain's Monzo and Starling Bank has raised $300m (£234m) in a major funding round as interest in the...

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Start-up that mixes Rightmove with Tinder raises $30m

Not so long ago, individuals looking for romance might have taken to the classified pages of a newspaper, appearing alongside adverts of landlords looking for prospective tenants. But now, a...

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Blippar sinks into administration after funding dispute between investors

UK technology start-up Blippar has fallen into administration after rowing investors failed to reach a deal that could have given it a funding lifeline amid heavy losses. The augmented reality...

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Blippar investor dispute to go down to the wire as company seeks emergency funding

The future of Blippar, once one of Britain's brightest tech startup hopes, is hanging in the balance this weekend as it battles to secure a £4m funding lifeline. Fraught negotiations between...

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Start-up business bank Tide doubles accounts as it eyes new funding

Business banking start-up Tide has doubled its number of account holders after raising fresh funds to keep pace with fast-moving rival challenger banks. Tide, a mobile-only banking start-up...

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Gohenry completes £6.2m raise on Crowdcube

UK fintech startup Gohenry has raised £6.2m to invest in a tool designed to teach children how to manage their pocket money. Gohenry’s raise, which was launched in September, has exceeded...

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Global venture capital industry has trebled in size to $160 billion in a decade

The global venture capital industry has trebled in size to $160bn (£124bn) over the past decade, according to new research.  The amount of capital being invested in the sector...