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The 27 best startups that launched this year

The 27 best startups that launched this year

Great businesses can be launched any time, even when there’s a downturn in funding.
While 2016 might have spelled trouble for some well-established startups, it also saw the birth of companies tackling things like a cure for cancer, life-saving drones, and competition for Uber.
Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at [...]

Atom Bank is raising £100 million and getting into mortgages

Atom Bank is raising £100 million and getting into mortgages

App-only challenger bank is raising £100 million ($129.6 million) from its shareholders to break into mortgages, according to Sky News.
The fintech startup, which opened to customers earlier this year, reportedly wants to raise money funds so it has enough regulatory capital to break into new products such as mortgages, as well as fund losses, Sky [...]

Foreign investment boom boosts UK growth hopes

Foreign investment boom boosts UK growth hopes

Investment into the UK boomed last year as firms from around the world backed a record 2,213 British projects, including infrastructure developments, manufacturing plants and life sciences projects.
The number of foreign-backed projects increased 11pc, creating 82,650 jobs, as well as safeguarding more than 30,000 jobs and bolstering economic growth in the run up to the [...]

Here’s how UK fintech’s rallying action in a post-Brexit no-man’s land

Here's how UK fintech's rallying action in a post-Brexit no-man's land

London’s fintech industry is rallying to action after the vote for Brexit in a bid to alleviate the fears of startups, along with their investors and supporters, over issues such as capital, market access and talent.
The industry is already formulating a plan in the face of overwhelming uncertainty and a lack of clarification from political [...]

5 British companies for FinTech Week

5 British companies for FinTech Week

FinTech, financial technology, is about disrupting the stale financial sector with technology and innovation. Have you accepted the status quo of a bank-led dominance? The people in the flourishing FinTech field have rejected it.
Last year, Eileen Burbidge, the UK government’s special envoy for FinTech stated: “London and the UK will lead the FinTech sector.” That’s not [...]

The 53 startups that will be huge in 2016, according to venture capitalists

The 53 startups that will be huge in 2016, according to venture capitalists

2016 is just around the corner and it’s time to predict which startups will take the tech industry by storm.
Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch them, guide them, hear their pitches, and fund them?
So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which of their young [...]

London is where start-ups and entrepreneurs find their feet

Reshma Sohoni, a partner and co-founder of Seedcamp, says London competes strongly with San Francisco and beats Berlin and all other European cities. Eleanor Bentall for The National

LONDON // What do you do when you realise that you have accidentally become a management consultant? Matt Clifford and Alice Bentinck found themselves in this position and [...]

The 11 biggest fintech investments in London so far this year

Financial technology, known as fintech, is a boom area for businesses and investors right now, and Britain is leading the way in Europe.
London’s pedigree in finance has combined with the booming technology scene of the last few years to turn the UK capital into a petri dish for financial innovation.
Eileen Burbidge, the government’s fintech envoy, told Business Insider: “The [...]