UK sets unicorn record, creating more than France and Germany combined in 2021
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UK sets unicorn record, creating more than France and Germany combined in 2021

The UK has again proven to be a tech superpower in Europe sweeping up investments and opening up opportunities throughout the country
20 Dec 2021
UK 'impact' startups raised £2 billion in 2021
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UK 'impact' startups raised £2 billion in 2021

Businesses created to tackle sustainable development goals see a 127% investment increase since 2018
29 Nov 2021
Retail giant Schwarz Group snaps up Israeli cyber security startup XM Cyber
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Retail giant Schwarz Group snaps up Israeli cyber security startup XM Cyber

The startup will help support a planned expansion of the group's digital business
23 Nov 2021
BT launches UK’s first telecoms robotics test lab
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Network & Internet

BT launches UK’s first telecoms robotics test lab

The company is hoping the initiative will help it engage with universities and robotics startups to challenge civil engineering tasks
9 Nov 2021
Why does Japan lag behind on startups?
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Why does Japan lag behind on startups?

The country has a reputation as a tech leader, but its startup ecosystem has yet to achieve its potential
26 Oct 2021
Microsoft launches AI startup acceleration programme in India
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Careers & training

Microsoft launches AI startup acceleration programme in India

Microsoft AI Innovate will prioritise enterprise tech startups that can best serve the company's customer base
20 Oct 2021
West Midlands become's UK's fastest growing tech hub
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West Midlands become's UK's fastest growing tech hub

Government report suggests the region will add 52,000 digital roles over the next four years
11 Oct 2021
How UK tech’s environmental startup scene is growing in stature
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How UK tech’s environmental startup scene is growing in stature

Can our most innovative green technology companies make a difference and turn a profit?
9 Oct 2021
Microsoft to acquire goal-tracking startup Ally
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Microsoft to acquire goal-tracking startup Ally

The Seattle-based company's software will be integrated into Microsoft's Viva platform
8 Oct 2021
Google to invest $1 billion in Africa to fuel digital transformation
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Business strategy

Google to invest $1 billion in Africa to fuel digital transformation

The investment will be used to invest in startups and implement better connectivity through the Equiano subsea cable
6 Oct 2021
Monzo withdraws US banking license application
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Monzo withdraws US banking license application

The country's financial regulators reportedly told the UK fintech its application was unlikely to be approved
4 Oct 2021
The MedTech startups grappling with tomorrow’s health challenges
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The MedTech startups grappling with tomorrow’s health challenges

CTOs, CEOs and founders explain how their companies are powering the next generation of digital healthcare systems
2 Oct 2021
University of Tokyo capitalises on law change to invest £399 million in startups
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University of Tokyo capitalises on law change to invest £399 million in startups

The institution hopes to make Japan's startup scene more competitive internationally
1 Oct 2021
When should startups hire their first CTO?
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When should startups hire their first CTO?

Hiring a senior tech leader is a big event in the life of any start-up, but when is the right time? And what’s the right approach?
28 Sep 2021
LG continues automotive pivot with $240 million Cybellum acquisition
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LG continues automotive pivot with $240 million Cybellum acquisition

The Israeli startup detects vulnerabilities in automotive hardware and software services using digital twins
23 Sep 2021
London ranks second to Silicon Valley as world's best startup hub
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London ranks second to Silicon Valley as world's best startup hub

The capital tied with New York in Startup Genome's global ranking
22 Sep 2021
Tech Nation adds Hopin and Oxbotica to Future Fifty list
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Tech Nation adds Hopin and Oxbotica to Future Fifty list

The latest entrants are startups that have thrived during the pandemic
21 Sep 2021
JPMorgan launches challenger bank Chase in the UK
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JPMorgan launches challenger bank Chase in the UK

This expansion aims to put legacy UK banks on the backfoot as they contend with the rise of the likes of Monzo
21 Sep 2021
UK tech sector investment hits record £13.5 billion in 2021
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UK tech sector investment hits record £13.5 billion in 2021

However, investors are concerned the government's Digital Markets Unit will make UK startups less attractive
20 Sep 2021
How the cloud is helping Currensea create a more sustainable future
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How the cloud is helping Currensea create a more sustainable future

From consolidating infrastructure to reducing the use of plastic, this challenger bank is taking its environmental role seriously
6 Sep 2021
IT Pro 20/20: The end of the remote work dream
IT Pro 20/20: Is this the end of the remote work dream?
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IT Pro 20/20: The end of the remote work dream

Issue 20 of IT Pro 20/20 examines whether a new industry policy to pay workers based on location is likely to catch on
1 Sep 2021
UK tech visa applications increase by almost a third
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UK tech visa applications increase by almost a third

The UK remains an attractive destination for tech talent despite Brexit and the pandemic, Tech Nation says
1 Sep 2021
How tech startups survived the pandemic
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How tech startups survived the pandemic

Fledgling firms have stepped in to cater for extraordinary demand for products and services
31 Aug 2021