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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9 July 2015

The Chancellor has announced changes to the venture capital schemes (SEIS, EIS and VCT) in today’s Budget 8th July. The announcements reflect further changes since the March Budget, and have followed a thorough examination of the evidence of the funding needs of smaller businesses in the UK and extensive discussions with the European Commission.

Venture capital schemes: changes to scheme rules

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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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Anglia Capital Group
28 July 2015

Anglia Capital Group has completed its first syndicate investment in Rainbird, the cloud based AI business for enterprise, which recently graduated from the Techstars programme:


ACG members co-invested with existing angels, Cambridge Capital Group, and the New Anglia LEP co-investment fund in a £650,000 second round. The company is securing paid trials with corporate customers.

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27 July 2015

PAINT BY CONRAN closed £650,000 through Envestors in July 2015 (www.paintbyconran.com)

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