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Clifford Thames has evolved from an analogue to a digital company

LDC backs £50 million Clifford Thames MBO

The management team of automotive data company Clifford Thames has turned to private equity to finance a buy-out of the business.

The Knomad organiser is aimed at hot-deskers and workers moving often

Tech accessories brand Knomo raises £1 million investment

Private equity investor Hattington Capital has led a growth capital injection into Knomo so that the accessories company can build out its e-commerce platform and product offering.

Mark Pearson sold his business to Monitise for 55 million in June

The multi-million pound exit for voucher codes entrepreneur

From a council estate in Liverpool to a public market exit, young business builder Mark Pearson has always been at the forefront of innovation and market trends.

Arnaud Bertrand and JunJun Chen-Bertrand list their own property on HouseTrip

The travel start-up backed by the three biggest VCs in Europe

Despite operating in a heavily competitive space, HouseTrip has raised $60 million of investment and is set firm on becoming the leader in the holiday rental market.

SmartKem technology is set to revolutionise traditional smartphone devices

Corporate and VC funding deal for flexible display business SmartKem

North Wales-based SmartKem has closed a Series A transaction involving a syndicate of venture capital, corporate and regional backers.

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Tech Innovators 2014: Contentment and its drive to take publishing digital and mobile

With many publishers caught in limbo and needing to decide how content will be made digital, Contentment is providing a way to publish via the cloud onto tablets and mobiles.

UK Tech Innovators features 23 of the UK's most prominent technology firms

Tech Innovators 2014: Adthena aims to give marketers a helping hand

The online world offers a plethora of options when it comes to marketing, and now Adthena has developed a way for brands and businesses to stay ahead of the competition and spend smartly.

UK Tech Innovators features 23 of the UK's most prominent technology firms

Tech Innovators 2014: DevOpsGuys mission to serve as marketplace for online applications

In its effort to produce better ways for communication between development and operations, DevOpsGuys are led by an experienced team of web operations personnel.

UK Tech Innovators features 23 of the UK's most prominent technology firms

Tech Innovators 2014: Twizoo emerges as new restaurant recommendations service

If you're tired of reading out of date and irrelevant TripAdvisor reviews, Twizoo is fusing social media with ratings to help make on-the-go informed decisions.

UK Tech Innovators features 23 of the UK's most prominent technology firms

Tech Innovators 2014: ScreenHits creates global content acquisition platform

From Hollywood to West London, entrepreneur Rose Adkins has brought with her experience of the TV and film world as well as, most importantly, the problems with distribution.

UK Tech Innovators features 23 of the UK's most prominent technology firms

Tech Innovators 2014: Ether Books takes on the publishing market

For fledgling writers, getting exposure and traction is hard work as thousands other clamour for a share. Now Ether Books has created a way for writers and readers to be connected using a mobile-first approach.

UK Tech Innovators features 23 of the UK's most prominent technology firms

Tech Innovators 2014: Q App set to become venue queue jumping technique

The surge to grab a drink at the interval of a play or at half time during a football match is soon to end, with innovative start-up Q App providing the solution.

UK Tech Innovators features 23 of the UK's most prominent technology firms

Tech Innovators 2014: ERN Global and its goal to provide insight on card payments

Placing itself firmly in the fast-growing big data sector, ERN Global is creating a suite of tools for card payments.

Tech Innovators 2014: Blaze takes tech onto the road for urban cyclists

If you see the blinking image of a green bicycle moving into your peripheral vision, chances are it is the work of tech start-up Blaze.

UK Tech Innovators features 23 of the UK's most prominent technology firms

Tech Innovators 2014: Smadex gives mobile ad buyers transparency 

We've all heard about the power of mobile, and the ways in which brands can build scale through targeted advertising. Now tech start-up Smadex is providing the tools to gauge success.

UK Tech Innovators features 23 of the UK's most prominent technology firms

Tech Innovators 2014: B2M Solutions measures functionality of mobile devices

With smartphones, tablets and other devices infiltrating every part of our waking lives, B2M Solutions is providing a way for businesses to gauge the effectiveness of them when deployed.

UK Tech Innovators features 23 of the UK's most prominent technology firms

Tech Innovators 2014: Fanmode acts as digital voice for sports fans

Gone are the days when viewers simply tune into a sporting event and then sit back and relax. Fanmode is one of a number of companies centred on increasing engagement, and is integrating the Internet of Things and connected devices.

UK Tech Innovators features 23 of the UK's most prominent technology firms

Tech Innovators 2014: Fifosys uses acquisitions to support growth

As a business created whilst its founder was at university, Fifosys has grown from strength to strength and is targeting big revenue growth.

UK Tech Innovators features 23 of the UK's most prominent technology firms

Tech Innovators 2014: Mash Machine takes multimedia entertainment to the masses

Ever wanted to feel like a world class DJ? Mash Machine's product is making it more accessible and has a number of new applications in the pipeline.

UK Tech Innovators features 23 of the UK's most prominent technology firms

Tech Innovators 2014: Yossarian Lives provides better insight for creatives

Ever got the feeling that no amount of searching yields anything original? Yossarian Lives is developing a piece of technology that is set to reignite creativity.

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