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Middle and right: WorldDesk founders Jonathan Chesney and Claire Moore

Belfast start-up WorldDesk adds $1.25 million of investment to expand footprint

Irish start-up investor Lough Shore Investments has joined a $1.25 million backing of WorldDesk, the second time it has supported the business.

Web tools: SEO is used by firms to measure the effectiveness of investment

BrightEdge takes VC takings up to $63.9 million as it looks to build SEO platform

A search engine optimisation business with bases in California, London and New York has raised $42.8 million in venture capital.

Hotel communications: Fourteen IP is working with the Kempinski Hotel in Vienna

Management break-out business Fourteen IP secures £500,000 venture capital investment

A business set up by three former colleagues has received a funding boost from the North West Fund for Venture Capital.

Payment options: iZettle eliminates the need for standard chip and pin devices

iZettle forms partnership with Banco Santander as part of €5 million investment

Mobile payments business iZettle has added to the list of venture capital backers it has by securing a new corporate investment partner in the form of Banco Santander.

Cloud communications: Tech entrepreneur Jeff Lawson set up Twilio in 2007

Redpoint Ventures joins as lead in $70 million VC round for Twilio

A $70 million Series D funding round for Twilio will support its ongoing product development and marketing efforts.

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.

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