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DFJ Esprit makes return investment in Cambridge-based radar company

3D surveillance radar company Aveillant has returned to its existing pool of investors to raise an additional £6 million of growth capital.

Online voting: Scytl has developed its e-Election Platform for electoral processes

Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital leads investment into Scytl

The venture capital firm set up to manage the philanthropic and business endeavours of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has made a new commitment.

Grapeshot started life at the University of Cambridge and now operates worldwide

Grapeshot fuelled for growth push by Albion Ventures-led funding

London and New York-based Grapeshot has raised $3.3 million worth of development capital to take its products global.

PageFair has achieved success in since signing up publishers

Adblocking prevention start-up PageFair nets $400,000 of venture funding

Irish tech start-up PageFair can now count Tribal Ventures, Frontline Ventures and Enterprise Ireland as backers after closing a new funding round.

what3words co-founder Chris Sheldrick has seen noted from a number of areas

Location technology used on Pebble watch, iOS and Android takes seed funding up to $1.5 million

Technology start-up what3words has closed its second equity fundraising round in five months by banking $1 million.



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Adbrain CEO Gareth Davies says the Octopus portfolio is full of 'game changers'

Adbrain looks overseas for growth as it closes Series A venture capital round

A Series A round worth $7.5 million has been closed by Adbrain as the business looks to ramp up expansion in the US and Europe.

Masayuki Watanabe has experience of building other technology companies

Niklas Zennstrom’s Atomico makes another investment into education technology business Quipper

British mobile learning start-up Quipper has now raised over $10 million of venture capital takings following a new round.

Egress is utilising a growing trend of investing in security for data

Government-certified software firm secures investment from Albion Ventures

Egress Software Technologies has banked £2.2 million of venture capital to fund the worldwide roll out of its software product.


Robert Farazin, founder of TVbeat, is looking to grow the business in new regions

Television ratings start-up TVbeat closes $2 million funding round and rebrands

TVbeat has turned to Episode 1 and Credo Ventures to raised $2 million of growth capital.

Trip Hawkins founded Electronic Arts, which is now listed on NASDAQ

Electronic Arts entrepreneur Trip Hawkins nets $6.5 million for new venture

Gaming start-up If You Can Company, which has a development set up in London, has raised $6.5 million of new funding to help with growth.

With bases in the US, UK and Denmark, Tradeshift is about to set up in Japan

SaaS start-up Tradeshift closes $75 million investment and targets Japan

London and San Francisco-based Tradeshift has raised $75 million of new venture capital investment to drive worldwide expansion.

Christian Lanng met his co-founders while working for the Danish government

How to spend $75 million of venture capital cash

From its humble beginnings in Copenhagen, Tradeshift CEO and co-founder Christian Lanng tells GrowthBusiness how he's taken the business global and where the company's new VC investment will be put to work.

Acquiring force: Google is run by Eric Schmidt, Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Google snaps up UK start-up

Display ad technology business is now in the hands of Google after becoming the US search engine giant's latest acquisition.

Onwards and upwards: Richard Baxter is about relocate to a larger office

From blog to business: SEOgadget's mission to supercharge brands

Having decided that he had enough useful things to say to warrant a blog, Richard Baxter has now turned his thoughts into a business which straddles both sides of the Atlantic.

Blue chip: Vodafone, T-Mobile and KIA all use the Brand Embassy platform

Brand Embassy looks to build out social media customer services product following investment

Social media management business Brand Embassy has followed a growing trend of investment in the technology sector by closing its own funding round.

Prior to founding Socialbakers Jan Rezab set up mobile company Redboss

Index Ventures leads $26 million investment into social media analytics business

A Series C funding round worth $26 million has been closed by Socialbakers to fund new product development and building client support.

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