Mobile Apps


Organisational app Snupps launches on the back of $5 million seed round

A service aimed at helping users organise and socialise their possessions has raised $5 million growth capital and launched an app for the Apple iOS platform.


Restaurant booking app Ruffl gets its teeth into £1 million seed found

Toptable founder Karen Hanton and former OpenTable CEO for Europe David Pritchard are contributing to a £1 million seed round for Ruffl.


Former Apple VP for Europe invests in shopping app

Pascal Cagni has joined forces with Michael Combes to back London and New York-based smartphone application Shopcade.


Hugo Boss board member backs social shopping app Depop

A $1 million seed funding round for British business Depop has been led by Red Circle Investments alongside Hugo Boss board member Luca Marzotto.


Trio of entrepreneurs secure seed cash to launch brand distribution platform

The AXM Venture Capital-managed North West Fund for Digital & Creative has made its latest outlay, with Liverpool-based Branded Reality the beneficiary.


Young entrepreneur backed by Ashton Kutcher and Stephen Fry sells Summly business to Yahoo!

A smartphone app first created by a 15 year-old UK developer in 2011 has been sold to internet firm Yahoo! for a reported £20 million.


Etsy buys mobile app start-up Mixel to develop its own offering

A US-headquartered e-commerce platform for vintage products and handmade items has bought Mixel.


Entrepreneurs who turned down seed capital land first acquisition for Grapple venture

A bootstrapped London start-up has made its first acquisition since it was founded in 2010.


London events iPhone app YPlan gets investment from Spotify and Hailo backers

A mobile-only event booking smartphone app has launched in London following an investment of $1.7 million (£1.06 million) from Wellington Partners and Octopus Investments.


Smart apps for your customers

Along with the explosion of smartphones, there's a similar storm about business apps. As GrowthBusiness' sister magazine Business XL launches its own app, we report on how other businesses are benefiting.


GetJar raises £14.4 million for open apps

Smartphone app developer GetJar has raised $25 million (£14.4 million) in a third round of funding to continue development of its open app store.


New US investor for Shazam

Mobile music specialist Shazam has secured investment from Google and Amazon backer Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB).