Revolut losses almost double despite crypto success
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Revolut losses almost double despite crypto success

Investment in engineers and share-based payouts push the fintech startup's annual losses to £207,875
22 Jun 2021
Google shuts down London Campus for startups
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Google shuts down London Campus for startups

The tech giant will still offer support for the UK's startup ecosystem, but it will no longer have a physical hub in the capital
21 Jun 2021
UK tech startups to watch in 2021
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UK tech startups to watch in 2021

Fintech, AI, robotic arms, and a Gmail plugin make up IT Pro's list of small businesses to watch
18 Jun 2021
UK first in Europe to reach 100 tech unicorns
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UK first in Europe to reach 100 tech unicorns

Fintech firm Tractable is the 100th startup to reach a $1bn valuation, according to Tech Nation
18 Jun 2021
French e-signature startup hoping to break US dominance raises €30 million
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French e-signature startup hoping to break US dominance raises €30 million

The e-signature market, dominated by the likes of DocuSign and Adobe, is expected to grow by 24.6% per year over the next decade
10 Jun 2021
BT's 'SoHo' business aims to help SMBs rebuild post-pandemic
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BT's 'SoHo' business aims to help SMBs rebuild post-pandemic

The spin-off will offer broadband packages, free digital skills training and cyber security tools to SMBs and startups
7 Jun 2021
UK's AI startup scene has grown 600% over past decade
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UK's AI startup scene has grown 600% over past decade

The country's £32.76 billion AI sector brought in £2.41 billion worth of investment in 2020 alone, according to Tech Nation
2 Jun 2021
Why aren’t women heading more tech startups?
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Why aren’t women heading more tech startups?

Women are in incredibly short supply as founders of top tech firms. What’s going on, and can the situation change for the better?
20 May 2021
UK universities join forces to create startup investment group
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UK universities join forces to create startup investment group

Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield universities form 'Northern Gritstone' to fund businesses borne from academic research
26 Apr 2021
Goldman Sachs invests £50 million in Starling Bank
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Goldman Sachs invests £50 million in Starling Bank

This funding takes the unicorn’s Series D funding round to £322 million from £272 million
20 Apr 2021
Adobe co-founder Charles Geschke dies aged 81
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Adobe co-founder Charles Geschke dies aged 81

The mathematician and computer scientist also co-created the portable document format (PDF)
19 Apr 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: What makes a Silicon Valley CEO? (Part Two)
The IT Pro Podcast: What makes a Silicon Valley CEO? (Part Two)
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The IT Pro Podcast: What makes a Silicon Valley CEO? (Part Two)

The second episode of our two-part special looks at the darker side of Valley leadership
16 Apr 2021
Darktrace confirms IPO as revenues soar amid pandemic
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Darktrace confirms IPO as revenues soar amid pandemic

The AI startup is thought to be aiming for a £3 billion float on the London Stock Exchange
12 Apr 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: What makes a Silicon Valley CEO? (Part One)
The IT Pro Podcast: What makes a Silicon Valley CEO? (Part One)
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The IT Pro Podcast: What makes a Silicon Valley CEO? (Part One)

In the first episode of this two-part special, we dig into the shared qualities of good tech leaders
9 Apr 2021
UK Space Agency launches fund to develop hospitals of the future
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UK Space Agency launches fund to develop hospitals of the future

A partnership between the UK and European space agencies could see 40 new high-tech hospitals built by 2030
1 Apr 2021
Former Skyscanner exec to lead Scottish tech hub plan
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Former Skyscanner exec to lead Scottish tech hub plan

Mark Logan will oversee a programme programme aimed at establishing Scotland as a world-class technology hub
24 Mar 2021
UK leads Europe on VC investment despite Brexit uncertainty
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UK leads Europe on VC investment despite Brexit uncertainty

UK startups raised £10.84 billion in 2020 to break funding records for the second year in a row
16 Mar 2021
Almost 20,000 tech startups launched in 2020
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Almost 20,000 tech startups launched in 2020

Digital job listings are back to pre-pandemic levels with IT salaries also on the rise
11 Mar 2021
UKRI invests £700k in digital security SMEs
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UKRI invests £700k in digital security SMEs

The fund will be given to ten companies to help radically update the foundation of insecure digital computing infrastructure
10 Mar 2021
Starling Bank becomes UK's latest fintech unicorn
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Starling Bank becomes UK's latest fintech unicorn

The milestone rounds off a successful year for the London-based startup
9 Mar 2021
UK's £520m SMB digital support fund welcomed by techUK
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UK's £520m SMB digital support fund welcomed by techUK

Government support for digitisation could lead to 400,000 jobs and £21 billion in economic output, according to Sage research
3 Mar 2021
UK gov will reportedly buy stakes in tech startups
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UK gov will reportedly buy stakes in tech startups

The £375 million 'Future Fund: Breakthrough' scheme is expected to be announced during Rishi Sunak's budget this week
1 Mar 2021
UK gov pledges £1 billion to support fintech startups
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UK gov pledges £1 billion to support fintech startups

Independent review also recommends a fintech innovation centre and a regulatory 'scale box'
26 Feb 2021