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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Careers & training

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 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
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
Dell and LORCA extend partnership to support UK security startups
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Dell and LORCA extend partnership to support UK security startups

The renewed partnership will also include access to senior figures at VMware and Nvidia
25 Feb 2021
OnePlus co-founder's Nothing startup buys Essential smartphone brand
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OnePlus co-founder's Nothing startup buys Essential smartphone brand

Carl Pei's mysterious UK startup has reportedly acquired the failed phone brand from Andy Rubin
16 Feb 2021
Row breaks out over UK gov's "dependence" on AWS
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Row breaks out over UK gov's "dependence" on AWS

Tory peers question £75m cloud contracts, but experts suggest Amazon is also helping smaller UK firms
1 Feb 2021
So you want to work for a tech startup? It’s not all ping-pong tables and yoga
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So you want to work for a tech startup? It’s not all ping-pong tables and yoga

In the tech world, startups have an almost mythic appeal. But they’re far from perfect
22 Dec 2020
A guide to the UK’s tech sector
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A guide to the UK’s tech sector

Julian David, the CEO of techUK, takes us through the country’s fastest growing industry
18 Dec 2020
European startups set to break investment record in 2020
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European startups set to break investment record in 2020

Mega-funding rounds of more than $100 million have boosted the continent's tech industry amid economic uncertainty
8 Dec 2020
Foreign Office appoints Joe White as US tech envoy
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Foreign Office appoints Joe White as US tech envoy

White will also take on the dual responsibility of UK Consul-General to San Francisco
4 Dec 2020