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Startup Institute gets $3 million injection from Silicon Valley Bank

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Cash infusion will mean worldwide expansion for the startup accelerator. 

SMEs see encouraging growth but attracting key talent is a concern

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Research shows an increased headcount and turnover among established businesses – but skills shortages worry entrepreneurs. 

ECI Partners raises half a billion pounds for new fund

Business News

A technology buy-out fund worth £500 million has been raised by London-based investment firm ECI Partners, after the fundraising was ‘significantly oversubscribed’.

Balderton Capital returns to portfolio to back 3D Hubs through Series A

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3D Hubs has built on the seed funding it secured in August 2013 by closing a $4.5 million Series A transaction to take its operations global.

British tech leaders publish manifesto for digital innovation domination

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The Startup Manifesto has brought together 182 UK entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and academics in an effort to protect Britain's status as a world leader in the digital market.

Marine and Towage Services snapped up by Australian trade buyer

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Tug boat and marine service operators Marine Towage Services has been bought by Bhagwan Marine, GrowthBusiness can exclusively reveal.

Shazam investor DN Capital launches new mobile and e-commerce fund

Business News

DN Capital has raised $200 million for its new GVC III fund, three times the amount it banked the last time the firm went out fundraising.

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.

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