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The nation's roads are full of uninsured and untrained business drivers

Third of British business drivers on the road uninsured 

An increasing number of UK workers are driving as part of their job without the necessary protection or training, new research suggests.

Social tools: Damian Routley says efficiencies and scale are gained by clients

Facebook and Twitter tool Glow Digital Media closes funding round

Glow Digital Media has raised $7 million of equity investment so that it can accelerate international growth already underway.

Crowdcube co-founders: Luke Lang and Darren Westlake have raised new funds

Crowdcube closes world record crowdfunding round in 16 minutes

Equity crowdfunding platform has topped up a £3.8 million venture capital round by using its own platform to raise £1.2 million.

Fraspens has grown its Chinese market share for outdoor wear items

Chinese outdoor wear brand chooses London's AIM to list on

The Alternative Investment Market has continued to attract Chinese listings, with Fraspens becoming the latest to announce a flotation.

Independent Vetcare has grown in scale since setting up in 2011

August Equity offloads vet business to Summit Partners

Having helped to create Independent Vetcare in 2011, investment firm August Equity has sold its interest in the business for an undisclosed amount.

XMOS has added to its list of investors by securing corporate backer Bosch

Bosch and Huawei invest in British semiconductor business

Bristol-based semiconductor business XMOS has closed a Series D investment deal, pulling in new corporate backers.

Retail Decisions has built its offering in the payment fraud protection market

Palamon Capital Partners nets 2.5x return on Retail Decisions sale

Payment fraud prevention technology Retail Decisions has been sold to ACI Worldwide through a deal worth $205 million.

New marketplace: Swoon Editions connects customers with manufacturers

Online furniture marketplace Swoon Editions banks venture funding round

Swoon Editions has become the latest internet-based furniture retailer to secure institutional investment backing after closing a £4 million round.

CEO Samir Desai, CMO James Meekings and head of credit Andrew Mullinger

Funding Circle raises huge Series D and adds former New York deputy mayor to board

Peer-to-peer debt finance platform Funding Circle has returned to its investor base to raise $65 million of expansion funds.

Entrepreneurs: Luke Lang and Darren Westlake set up Crowdcube in 2011

Crowdcube fuses venture capital and crowdfunding for latest investment round

Having previously only used its own crowdfunding platform to raise growth capital, Crowdcube has secured institutional backer Balderton Capital as a new investor.

Seedcamp has built up an extensive list of business mentors

Scaling up, not starting up, at heart of new Seedcamp investment fund

Start-up accelerator Seedcamp has raised a third fund as part of its mission to create $1 billion businesses throughout Europe.

Alternative finance is growing in prominence as SMEs move away from banks

RateSetter latest P2P lender to get business bank cash

Business finance platform RateSetter has secured £10 million of capital from the British business bank as part of the financial institution's efforts to improve SME lending.

Chargemaster is looking to grow its charging points in the UK and Europe

Chargemaster raises £3 million after aborted 2013 flotation

Electric vehicles infrastructure company Chargemaster has raised new growth funds as it looks to build out into Europe.

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Felipe Navio and Juan Urdiales, both co-founders and co-CEOs of jobandtalent

Jobandtalent targets new markets after closing Series A investment

Spain and UK-based jobandtalent has recruited a number of venture capital and angel backers as part of its first major institutional funding round.

Plastique manufactures products for a wide range of plastic applications

Packaging manufacturer turns to venture capital to fuel growth

The Business Growth Fund has added a new manufacturing business to its portfolio in the form of plastics firm Plastique.

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.

Oxford uses a base of academic institutions to create disruptive technology firms

Oxford churns out £1 billion of technology exits inside a year

The Oxford technology cluster is more than pulling its weight when it comes to commercial successes, according to new findings.

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