Jarvo crowdfunds £360,000 for workplace renting platform

Remote workplace renting platform Jarvo has raised more than £360,000 through its Seedrs crowdfunding campaign. Jarvo, self-described as the “Airbnb for work”, provides remote workers access to nearby working spaces…

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Blockchain platform Fair.xyz raises £3.7m for NFT minting tech

London-based NFT platform Fair.xyz has secured $4.5m (£3.7m) in new funding led by Eden Block, with participation from OpenSea, NFX, and Firstminute Capital. The company was founded by engineers from…

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Portfolio Ventures closes second ‘institutional angel’ fund

London-based investment firm Portfolio Ventures has closed its second angel fund, with over £5m to invest in early-stage UK startups. The new fund will focus on funding startups in the…

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InMotion Ventures hires BP Ventures Analyst as Principal

InMotion Ventures, the venture capital division of Jaguar Land Rover, has hired ex-BP Ventures analyst, Sam Nasrolahi as a principal. Nasrolahi joins InMotion Ventures from her previous role as expansion…

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Cinapsis CEO on the importance of early product ‘champions’

Dr Owain Rhys Hughes is the CEO and founder of Cinapsis, a clinical communications platform for primary and secondary care clinicians. Hughes – an ear, nose and throat surgeon –…

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SoftBank’s CEO thinks startups are too attached to high valuations. Is he right?

In a bear market, what goes up usually comes down. But according to SoftBank chief Masayoshi Son, some founders are defying this principle when it comes to private startup valuations….

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Telling investors you’re pregnant is complicated. Here’s what I learned

When I was 27 years old, I had my first child: SEEN Connects, an influencer marketing agency. For six years, I’ve grown the business internationally, opening offices in the UK…

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Arrival to ship electric vans from Bicester by end of year

British electric vehicle (EV) startup Arrival has confirmed it will begin deliveries of its long-awaited electric van in the final quarter of 2022 from its Bicester microfactory. It comes a…

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Quarter of UK tech startups reach later stage but half struggle to scale

Nearly a quarter of UK tech companies made it to Series C or exit stage in 2021 but the UK must do more to nurture earlier stage startups, according to…

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LettUs Grow trials vertical farming rehabilitation in UK prisons

Bristol-based startup LettUs Grow is trialling its vertical farming technology in UK prisons with the goal of teaching prisoners skills for rehabilitation. To begin the trial will start at HM…

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