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Social monetisation: SocialBro allows businesses to make money from Twitter

Twitter monetisation start-up SocialBro closes Series A round

Google Campus-headquartered SocialBro has secured the backing of Scottish Equity Partners and its two original angels.

UK start-up: YPlan provides ideas for nights out in London, and soon New York

YPlan banks $12 million Series A six months after launch ahead of New York push

Having only been launched in November 2012, London-based technology start-up YPlan has closed one of the largest Series A rounds in Europe during 2013.

Software start-up: Dexplora team with Hampus Jakobsson second from left

Entrepreneur who sold business to BlackBerry secures VC and angel backing for new venture

Hampus Jakobsson has secured the backing of two venture capital firms and a host of angel investors as he looks to launch his Dexplora business in the UK and the US.

Oil and gas: ZiLift is tapping into the off-shore natural resources market

Corporate venture deal for Scottish firm ZiLift takes VC backers to seven

ZiLift has become the latest Aberdeen-based business to secure venture capital backing, this time from the corporate venturing arm of Saudi Aramco.

Retail entrepreneurs: WorldStores founders (L-R) Joe Murray and Richard Tucker

WorldStores takes VC fundraising to £21 million through latest Serena Capital-led deal

A Series C round worth £10 million has been secured by WorldStores as part of the online retailer's efforts to grow its supplier network.

Qriously team: L-R Abraham Müller (CTO) and Christopher Kahler (CEO)

Accel Partners continues with commitment to London by leading Qriously’s latest funding round

Contributions from Spark Capital and Accel Partners are part of a $3.5 million (£2.3 million) investment which is set to fuel the expansion of Qriously's US and European footprint.

Deal leads: L-R Phil Murray (Petrotechnics CEO) and Mike Sibson (BGF director)

Business Growth Fund taps into growing Aberdeen-based oil and gas software scene

The Business Growth Fund has upped its activity in Scotland and has now invested £24.1 million into the region.

Growth winds: Renewable Technical Services is using VC cash to expand

Renewable Technical Services goes back to The Catapult Growth Fund

A follow on investment from The Catapult Growth Fund has been made so that Renewable Technical Services can expand its services.

Personal finance: Deposit Sense makes money advice more efficient

IFA software business charged for growth with £350,000 investment

The North West Fund for Venture Capital has backed the entrepreneurial ambitions of a former IFA director and his software venture.

Content creation: Quill users writers and editors to create digital product

Julie Meyer's Ariadne Capital backs Ed Bussey's Quill

Content creation platform Quill has netted £1 million in new investment from a consortium of supporters including Shakil Khan and Julie Meyer.

High tech: 4energy's products are aimed at the data centre market

British Gas looks to build energy efficiency offering with investment in 4energy

Energy supplier British Gas has led a £7 million investment into telecoms and data centre efficiency company 4energy.

High speed: m2fx is using fibre optic technology to speed up communication

Third Dutch investment deal for UK technology firm m2fx

Fibre cables business m2fx has gone back to the Netherlands to secure the equity investment it needs to build worldwide sales.

Academic innovation: IP Group helps commercialise university developments

IP Group and the European Investment Fund partner on new spin-out fund for second time

Capital market-listed intellectual property commercialisation investor IP Group has launched a new £30 million fund alongside the European Investment Fund.

Green retail: Eco Market's founders are aiming for more overseas traffic

Former PayPal executive and ghd co-founder back start-up Eco Market 

Eco Market has added to its growing list of angel backers by securing the interest of ghd co-founder Martin Penny and former PayPal and eBay executive Elisabeth Ling.

Social life: Urturn is hoping to capitalise on a waning Facebook interest from teens

LOVEFiLM and Betfair investor leads big Series A investment into Urturn

Urturn, a business which labels itself as a 'social platform for self-expression', has closed a $13.4 million Series A funding round.

Celeb endorsement: Monica Vinader is worn by Cheryl Cole and Cameron Diaz

Jewellery brand worn by Cameron Diaz and Cheryl Cole backed by Beringea through £2.5 million round

Beringea and The Clark Group are investing in Monica Vinader to aid the business in its efforts to open new UK own-brand shops and develop its international distribution.

Capital markets: Celoxica helps banks and brokers track important data

US and European development on the agenda for Celoxica following $3 million VC round

Oxford Capital Partners has led a $3 million funding round into Celoxica, a business which provides technology related to the tracking of capital markets.

On the road: Aeristech is providing technology for the automotive industry

Technology aimed at increasing fuel efficiency receives follow-on investment from Midven

Midven has invested in Warwickshire-based Aeristech for the second time in three years.

Knocked out: Kick Sport services the martial arts market including Judo and Karate

Kick Sport bags £250,000 to create white label e-commerce site for partners

Online martial arts retailer Kick Sport is now looking to create partnerships with martial arts clubs and associations on the back of a £250,000 venture capital investment.

Enterprise hardware: AirWatch provides security for mobile devices

BYOD security business AirWatch tops up its Series A with help from Accel Partners

Mobile security business AirWatch has added to the $200 million Series A round it closed earlier in the year by securing an extra $25 million.

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