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Start-up Cloudfind is now charged financially for substantial growth

Cloudfind secures investment from new venture capital firm

Bath-based business software start-up Cloudfind has raised £600,000 so that it can grow out its enterprise information management product.

Business builder: Vin Murria has assembled an experienced management team

Closing acquisitions the Vin Murria way

Despite being told that she can't cook, clean or drive in a straight line, technology entrepreneur Vin Murria knows how to grow her business by purchasing others.

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: 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: 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: 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.

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

Tech Innovators 2014: Qwince makes new technologies easier to engage with

So that businesses can develop new technologies, services and products in a secure environment, a group of enterprising entrepreneurs have created Qwince.

Business team: JustPark CEO Alex Stephany with founder Anthony Eskinazi

JustPark signs BWM MINI deal and secures Index Ventures backing

Parking technology platform JustPark has driven off with investment from Index Ventures at the same time as launching an imbedded car system.

Vested party: Rory Stirling has helped oversee the Base79 growth journey

From recession start-up to £50 million exit in seven years

When MMC Ventures partner Rory Stirling first came into contact with Base79 the online video market was in its infancy. Now the investor has exited a business leading the market and looks back on the growth story.

Prior to joining NewVoiceMedia, Jonathan Gale was SVP of product at Mimecast

UK tech venture NewVoiceMedia secures £29 million of new funding

A Series E venture capital funding round has been closed by NewVoiceMedia, with participation coming from a host of well-known investors.

Rightster's acquisitive activity will see it greatly boost YouTube network presence

Charlie Muirhead's Rightster buys venture capital-backed Base79

Video distribution venture Rightster has used its capital market listing to finance the purchase of digital rights management company Base79.

The Internet of Things is changing the way consumers interact with devices

Internet of Things venture Intamac nets £2 million for connected device product expansion

Venture backers including YFM Equity Partners, Seraphim Capital and Carbon Trust Investments are uniting to back the growth efforts of Intamac.

Security: Nazo Moosa has set up C5 Capital to capitalise on a growing sector

C5 Capital plugs gap in European security and data investing

A new venture capital fund aimed at the security and data sector has been launched by a former investor at The Carlyle Group and a technology entrepreneur.

Atlas Cloud provides services allowing businesses to access systems remotely

Cloud services firm backed by Northstar Ventures and private investors

Northstar Ventures has led a £350,000 investment into Atlas Cloud so that the business can grow regionally and nationally.

Big data allows small and large organisations to better harness information

Beringea makes play in big data market by backing London start-up

A Series A investment round worth £1.25 million has been closed by a big data services company based in London.

L-R: Tom New and Al Mackin, founders of technology start-up Formisimo

Google Campus-based Formisimo nets VC cash to grow analytics offering

Tom New and Al Mackin have closed a £350,000 investment round for their business and will be relocating to MediaCityUK in Salford.

Acal is tapping into a growing need for services relating to hosting and networking

Management at Acal Enterprise Solutions pair with NVM Private Equity for buy-out

Acal Enterprise Solutions has become the latest company to be backed by NVM Private Equity, as the business looks to ramp up growth throughout Europe.

DataCentred is part of the growing creative cluster at MediaCityUK in Salford

Jon Moulton joins growth capital investment deal for DataCentred

Technology business DataCentred has secured the funding required to complete its first site at MediaCityUK in Manchester.

Impero's product helps teachers to have better control of a classroom

Debt and equity package sees Impero close MBO

Software business Impero has raised £10 million of debt and equity financing to fund a management buy-out.

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