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The 10 biggest technology venture capital investments of Q2 2014

Business News

Online fashion boutique Farfetch has topped the list of big-ticket UK and Ireland technology investments after banking £39 million from backers including Vitruvian Partners and Conde Nast International.

Windows XP and Internet Explorer usage leading to corporate hackings

Business News

Staff failing to update technology are putting employers at risk from cyber attacks, new research finds.

Booking app Appointedd charged with growth capital

Fundraising Deals

Scottish start-up Appointedd has raised £160,000 of equity investment with help from the Scottish Investment Bank and Equity Gap.

Moneycorp snapped up by Bridgepoint for nine-figure sum

Mergers & Acquisitions

Foreign exchange business Moneycorp is now in the hands of private equity firm Bridgepoint following a £212 million deal.

Renovagen uses crowdfunding to raise funds for solar system

Fundraising Deals

Transportable solar power system Renovagen has generated £263,000 of equity investment through a pitch hosted on Crowdcube.

Rangers FC uses AIM listing to raise new squad funds

IPO & City News

Scottish football club Rangers has begun what it says will be three-year fundraising period by issuing a new share offering.

Cloudfind secures investment from new venture capital firm

Fundraising Deals

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

Tech City UK Internet of Things Launchpad signs up big brands

Business News

An initiative set up in partnership between the government and Tech City UK to provide support for start-ups and growth companies in the Internet of Things sector has boosted its offering.

Twitch acquisition by Amazon takes tech M&A to highest level since 2000

Business News

Amazon's proposed $970 million purchase of Twitch has pushed year-to-date technology corporate deal levels to heights not seen since the dot.com bubble.

IKEA's venture arm backs Scottish LED business

Fundraising Deals

Design LED Products has secured an undisclosed investment from IKEA GreenTech, the venture capital company of global furniture retailer IKEA.

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