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Farfetch founder Jose Neves helped his business raise the most of Q2 2014

The 10 biggest technology venture capital investments of Q2 2014

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.

Simple measures such as new systems or updating are not being completed

Windows XP and Internet Explorer usage leading to corporate hackings

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

Leah Hutcheon is looking to equip small businesses with time-saving tools

Booking app Appointedd charged with growth capital

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

Moneycorp has a 'travel hub' at Heathrow and is hoping to ramp up global services

Moneycorp snapped up by Bridgepoint for nine-figure sum

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

Applications such as military use have been mapped out by Renovagen

Renovagen uses crowdfunding to raise funds for solar system

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

Rangers have slipped since contesting in the 2008 UEFA Cup Final

Rangers FC uses AIM listing to raise new squad funds

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

Start-up Cloudfind is now charged financially for substantial growth

Cloudfind secures investment from new venture capital firm

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

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David Cameron unveiled the Launchpad at the CEBIT conference back in March

Tech City UK Internet of Things Launchpad signs up big brands

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.

Big deal: Twitch represents Amazon's biggest ever company acquisition

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

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.

New innovation: IKEA's venture arm is aligned with its sustainability initiatives

IKEA's venture arm backs Scottish LED business

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

Ecovision helps consumers save money on energy bills in different ways

Cleantech firm Ecovision gets equity support from Business Growth Fund

Heap pump, solar panel, biomass and gas boiler installer Ecovision has raised £3.6 million of new finance led by founder Peter Randall.

Furniture Village now has 40 stores, and plans are now afoot for more

Furniture Village packages up £6 million investment deal

Independent furniture retailer Furniture Village has turned to equity capital so that it can finance a roll-out of UK stores.

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Synergies: The deal will see office2office merged with Vasanta

Turnaround investor Endless snaps up office2office

A public-to-private acquisition has seen business supplies company office2office move into private equity control.

Clifford Thames has evolved from an analogue to a digital company

LDC backs £50 million Clifford Thames MBO

The management team of automotive data company Clifford Thames has turned to private equity to finance a buy-out of the business.

The report identifies Chile as a particular growth market for UK exporters

UK exporters predict upturn in turnover in run up to government 2020 target 

New research finds that 70 per cent of British businesses exporting believe that turnover will improve in the coming 12 months.

20,000 new roles were pledged during National Apprenticeship Week 2014

Government launches new apprenticeship programme alongside Google and Sky

A campaign called Get in. Go Far has been kicked off by David Cameron's coalition to boost apprenticeships in Britain.

The Knomad organiser is aimed at hot-deskers and workers moving often

Tech accessories brand Knomo raises £1 million investment

Private equity investor Hattington Capital has led a growth capital injection into Knomo so that the accessories company can build out its e-commerce platform and product offering.

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