Startups

Breaking the news on the businesses of the future

It's safe to say that startup fever has well and truly captured the UK in recent years, with record numbers of people launching their own entrerprise from scratch. From the hottest new companies to the biggest acquisitions and funding rounds, we bring you all of the latest developments in the exciting world of startups

SMEs Granted Power to Borrow Against Invoices

SMEs Granted Power to Borrow Against Invoices

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SMEs Granted Power to Borrow Against Invoices

Legislation has been put into place to end restrictions on invoice finance for small businesses

‘Social Dining’ Startup VizEat Raises €3.8 Million

‘Social Dining’ Startup VizEat Raises €3.8 Million

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‘Social Dining’ Startup VizEat Raises €3.8 Million

VizEat, the company that allows amateur chefs to host dinner parties and cooking classes, is eyeing up new cities following its latest round of investment

Octopus Investments Launches Fintech Accelerator

Octopus Investments Launches Fintech Accelerator

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Octopus Investments Launches Fintech Accelerator

Investment company Octopus Investments has launched an accelerator scheme for fintech startups as part of Octopus Labs, its new fintech business unit

Government Says Deliveroo Must Pay Drivers National Living Wage

Government Says Deliveroo Must Pay Drivers National Living Wage

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Government Says Deliveroo Must Pay Drivers National Living Wage

The government has told Deliveroo it can’t pay its workers less than the national living wage unless the courts decide that they are self-employed

Settled Secures £1 Million Investment

Settled Secures £1 Million Investment

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Settled Secures £1 Million Investment

Proptech startup Settled has closed a £1 million seed funding round led by Silicon Valley VC 500 Startups

New Proptech Company Seeks £1 Million to Grow

New Proptech Company Seeks £1 Million to Grow

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New Proptech Company Seeks £1 Million to Grow

New proptech company, Settled, puts the power into the hands of people selling and buying homes. It's also seeking more investment to grow its brand

Voom 2016 is Now Open

Voom 2016 is Now Open

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Voom 2016 is Now Open

Voom 2016 contest by Virgin Media Business gives entrepreneurs the chance to pitch to Richard Branson and win £1m in prizes and special awards

Selfie Banking App Created for Millennials

Selfie Banking App Created for Millennials

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Selfie Banking App Created for Millennials

Neat – a Hong Kong startup – is banking on using selfies in a more serious way, helping young professional get easy access to their bank account

Crowdfunded Vega+ to Reboot 80s Gaming

Crowdfunded Vega+ to Reboot 80s Gaming

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Crowdfunded Vega+ to Reboot 80s Gaming

Sir Clive Sinclair to launch retro handheld gaming console after smashing crowdfunding campaign

Europe's Biggest Startup Creator to Open in Singapore

Europe's Biggest Startup Creator to Open in Singapore

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Europe's Biggest Startup Creator to Open in Singapore

Entrepreneur First (EF), the biggest startup creator in Europe, is taking its accelerator scheme to the island-state of Singapore

Call for Sharing Economy to be Counted in ONS Data

Call for Sharing Economy to be Counted in ONS Data

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Call for Sharing Economy to be Counted in ONS Data

Report wants economic contribution of the sharing economy, including Airbnb and Uber, to be officially measured in UK's growth figures

2015 Startup Figures Smash Records

2015 Startup Figures Smash Records

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2015 Startup Figures Smash Records

Centre for Entrepreneurs report record-breaking numbers of UK startup formations, and a deep shift to a more entrepreneurial business culture

Second #MicroBizMattersDay Celebrates Small Business

Second #MicroBizMattersDay Celebrates Small Business

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Second #MicroBizMattersDay Celebrates Small Business

#MicroBizMattersDay on Friday 8 January is a day of collaboration among micro-enterprises around the world

Shopify Launches Build a Business VI Contest

Shopify Launches Build a Business VI Contest

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Shopify Launches Build a Business VI Contest

E-commerce entrepreneurs in the UK are invited to enter Shopify's Build a Business VI contest

Seedrs Takes Equity Crowdfunding to US

Seedrs Takes Equity Crowdfunding to US

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Seedrs Takes Equity Crowdfunding to US

Seedrs is about to launch equity crowdfunding in the USA following a change in law allowing American investors to back companies they believe in.

Santander Launches Fintech Startup Challenge

Santander Launches Fintech Startup Challenge

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Santander Launches Fintech Startup Challenge

Santander launches worldwide DL Challenge to support innovation in fintech and banking technology.

Cash-In Unwanted Holiday Coins at New Kiosk

Cash-In Unwanted Holiday Coins at New Kiosk

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Cash-In Unwanted Holiday Coins at New Kiosk

Fintech firm is transforming how Britons exchange foreign currency.

UK Ranked as a Top Place for Doing Business

UK Ranked as a Top Place for Doing Business

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UK Ranked as a Top Place for Doing Business

World Bank report ranks UK above US, Germany and Japan, and recognises it as great place to start a business.

Crowdfunding Just Got a New Twist (of Lemon)

Crowdfunding Just Got a New Twist (of Lemon)

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Crowdfunding Just Got a New Twist (of Lemon)

Dodds Gin opens crowdfunding pop-up shop in Soho, London, to complement its £1.5 million online campaign.