Tech Startups

Venture Capital Funding

Ada Ventures raises £27m to invest in diversity-driven tech start-ups

Ada Ventures will invest £500,000 apiece in 30 tech startups run by minorities often overlooked by traditional venture capital.

Venture Capital Funding

Hiro Capital VC to invest €100m in European gaming startups

New VC fund will target UK and European games studios and deep tech for sports technology, esports and wearables for professional athletes

Venture Capital Funding

This year set to be record one for funding UK start-ups and scale-ups

First half of 2019 sets new record for investment in start-ups and scale-ups, with investment up 20pc


Audoo raising £1.2m for revolutionary music smart meter

Audoo has already raised £600,000 for music smart meter that enables collection agencies to accurately calculate royalties for songwriters and musicians

Venture Capital Funding

Superstar scientist fund Ahren closes over £200m to invest in tech startups

Ahren has assembled brains trust to advise science fund whose investors include Sky, Aviva and Unilever


UK creates a tech unicorn company every month over the past year

The UK has produced 13 tech unicorns valued at over $1bn over past 12 months, taking overall total to 72

Venture Capital Funding

Venture capitalist Accel closes £440m fund focusing on UK startups

Veteran VC says UK continues to be attractive because of the depth of its talent pool in software and artificial intelligence

Venture Capital Funding

Investment in UK growth-stage tech companies stagnated in 2018

Just under €3.4bn went into growth founds for UK tech startups in 2108, down 3pc year on year, while investment in France and Germany remained strong

Mergers & Acquisitions

How to buy a tech startup to bolt on to your company

6 things you need to know if your company is acquiring a technology startup. John Kirkwood looks at potential pitfalls


Tech start-ups bullish with 79 per cent expecting to boost turnover in coming year

Two thirds of UK technology businesses will seek investment, while 91 per cent plan to hire more staff.

Venture Capital Funding

Total EIS funds down by one third in 2018

But money for tech-driven start-ups increases as government corrals investors towards growth businesses

Venture Capital Funding

Omers launches £258m London-based VC fund for tech startups

Canadian pension fund with £55bn in assets previously invested in Shopify and Hopper