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London remains on top of the world for global financial services says major report

London remains on top of the world for global financial services says major report

London has retained its top spot as the world’s leading financial centre, fending off stiff competition from New York and Asian cities, according to an authoritative study to be published today.
The global financial centres index, compiled by think tank Z/Yen, will show the City leading the pack of 110 cities analysed for the 23rd edition [...]

London startup Ahauz is helping millennials buy a home with an innovative new Help to Buy-style scheme

London startup Ahauz is helping millennials buy a home with an innovative new Help to Buy-style scheme

Forget ditching coffee and avocados, a new startup which describes itself as the “bank of mum and dad for everyone” is aiming to help more young people get on the property ladder with an innovative take on the Help to Buy scheme.
Ahauz is set to start offering first-time buyers help by offering a loan of [...]

The $13bn investment firm Varde Partners has just taken a stake in London proptech startup funder Pi Labs

The $13bn investment firm Varde Partners has just taken a stake in London proptech startup funder Pi Labs

The London property tech, or proptech, scene is grabbing attention across the globe, as the $13bn (£9.4bn) US investment firm Varde Partners has today scooped a stake in venture capital firm Pi Labs, City A.M. can reveal.
London-based Pi Labs, which closed its second $10m fund last year, focuses on scaling up early-stage proptech firms and [...]

London startup Ahauz is helping millennials buy a home with an innovative new Help to Buy-style scheme

London startup Ahauz is helping millennials buy a home with an innovative new Help to Buy-style scheme

Forget ditching coffee and avocados, a new startup which describes itself as the “bank of mum and dad for everyone” is aiming to help more young people get on the property ladder with an innovative take on the Help to Buy scheme.
Ahauz is set to start offering first-time buyers help by offering a loan of [...]

London-based AI expertise startup ProFinda raises €5.4 million in latest round

London-based AI expertise startup ProFinda raises €5.4 million in latest round

The AI-powered “expertise finding” platform ProFinda has just raised a follow-on funding round of €5.4 million from a number of investors, including VCs Notion Capital, Nextlaw Ventures, and some strategic Business Angels. The new investment will help ProFinda to change the way that organisations discover and tap into internal expertise and knowledge.
ProFinda’s AI-powered engine helps to [...]

Sports Tech Hub: the UK’s first sport tech incubator

Sports Tech Hub: the UK’s first sport tech incubator

When thinking of tech startups, companies like Uber, AirBnb and Netflix may come to mind. Many of the companies you think of can be classified as travel, property, financial or even food tech startups. The sports industry, on the other hand, is a sector that hasn’t launched its own incubators to foster innovation and is [...]

London Luxury Travel Startup ‘Secret Escapes’ Raises $111M from Singapore’s Temasek & Co.

London Luxury Travel Startup ‘Secret Escapes’ Raises $111M from Singapore’s Temasek & Co.

Secret Escapes, the London based international online marketplace for affordable luxury travel deals, has closed a $111 million series D investment and debt facility. This significant equity round was led by Singapore headquartered Temasek. Incorporated in 1974, Temasek is an investment company headquartered in Singapore. Supported by 10 offices internationally, Temasek owns a S$275 billion [...]

Habito, an app that helps you find the right mortgage, raises £18.5M Series B led by Atomico

Habito, an app that helps you find the right mortgage, raises £18.5M Series B led by Atomico

Habito, a London startup that is bringing the entire mortgage process online, has raised £18.5 million in Series B funding. Atomico, the European VC firm founded by Skype’s Niklas Zennström, led the round, with participation from existing investors Ribbit Capital, Mosaic Ventures, and Revolutionary (Ad)Ventures. It brings the total raised by the U.K. company to [...]

The biggest UK startup investments in 2017 so far

The biggest UK startup investments in 2017 so far

WIRED takes a look at which UK startups have raised more than £10 million this year
Even as UK startups face an uncertain future post-Brexit, there are some that are doing particularly well. Data released by Dealroom.co earlier this year showed the country’s startups had raised £818 million in the first quarter of 2017 - a slight [...]

London reinforcing its grip on being the ‘tech capital’ of Europe as record amount of start-up investment flows in

London reinforcing its grip on being the 'tech capital' of Europe as record amount of start-up investment flows in

More than £1.1billion was handed to technology startups from January to June
UK companies received more investment than Germany and France combined
London has received more than twice as much funding as German capital Berlin

By CHARLIE MOORE FOR THISISMONEY.CO.UK
PUBLISHED: 10:52 BST, 5 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:01 BST, 5 July 2017

Post Brexit vote London has reinforced its [...]