27 July 2015

Over the past half-decade, Leeds has earned the position at the digital centre of the Northern Powerhouse.  aql’s founder, Dr Adam Beaumont, is better known for the work he’s done to help support the growth of digital infrastructure in the Region – building datacentres and co-founding and supporting the Northern Internet exchange – IXLeeds – which is the only Internet Exchange of its kind outside of London.

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16 July 2015

 

Entrepreneur First (EF), a London-based organisation that helps technologists build startups from scratch, has raised an additional £8.5 million to help scale its "pre-team, pre-idea" model. 

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13 July 2015

 

1. Technology is not disruptive, business models are…

 
“We always said to our investors not to get dragged into the technology because that can be replicated,” said key note speaker,  Ambarish Mitra, CEO and co-founder of the fast-growing augmented reality company Blippar ,which has grown from ground breakin
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Charlotte Street Capital
2 February 2015

Charlotte Street Capital has led a pre VC funding round into Spotahome, the property listings website.  Spotahome's listing are the best on the web, with video, photos and floorplans. Plus every property is personally checked so that people moving abroad can book with confidence.  The company, based in Madrid, was set up in early 2014, has expanded to 6 cities in 2 countries and has already booked in excess of Euros 1.5 million in rental contracts.  

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BGF
30 July 2015

BGF has today announced a £4.5m investment in Simworx, a designer of media based theme park attractions located in the Midlands. Simworx is using part of BGF’s £4.5m investment to acquire RoboCoaster, an internationally recognised developer of Intellectual Property for the use of passenger carrying robotic technology. The funding is also being used to double the size of Simworx’s production plant in Kingswinford, increase its demonstration facilities and bring on more staff.

 

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Intelligent Crowd TV
29 July 2015

Intelligent Crowd TV has announced dates for Series One of the “The Seed & EIS Hour”, their weekly TV format showcase of great early-stage UK companies. The program has a focus on harder-to-explain b2b opportunities, and streams, live, to PCs, smartphones and tablets. Membership is free of charge, and open to Sophisticated and HNW investors.

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