Cocoon Networks, a Chinese technology and investment firm, has launched a £500m venture capital fund to get behind tech startups across the UK and Europe.
Singapore’s stable business environment continues to attract high quality British tech companies, argues Taylor Vinters partner Henry Goodwin.
Britain is home to steadily increasing tech startup scene. According to the recent Tech Nation report, technology is the most important industry in the UK. And with 50 per cent of digital companies in the UK having been founded since 2008, startups are making up a massive part of that industry.
After launching a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube in May, mobile tech company Chirp has beaten its £400,000 investment target with a 188 per cent overfund to enhance its “internet of sound”.
To ensure London's creativity continues to grow, Tech.London, an online information hub for startups and investors, has been unveiled by IBM and funding platform Gust. During an interview at the official launch, Real Business discovered the platform may just grow beyond the borders of London to help the entire UK tech economy achieve its true potential.
Research compiled by venture capital firm Episode 1 Ventures on the eve of the 2015 UK general election has indicated which way entrepreneurs at the helm of young technology companies will be voting.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson is hoping to see more collaboration between the US and the UK, as new figures have revealed that American investors are funding more of London and UK technology businesses than ever before.
Maria Dramalioti-Taylor, founder of London-based VC firm AngelLab, shows the scale of the “No Man’s Land” between seed and Series A funding in Europe and argues that despite appearances, it is actually good news for the ecosystem.