Smarkets, the UK-based peer-to-peer betting exchange, has raised a fresh $2.3 million round of funding led by Deutsche Telekom’s T-Venture, along with existing backer Passion Capital. This brings the London startup’s total funding to $3.3m. → Read More
A bit like waiting for a London bus, you wait forever to pitch a London VC, and then eleven turn up at once.
In what appears to be somewhat unprecedented, and perhaps signals a new era of co-operation, eleven London VCs have joined forces to hold a shared office hours this Wednesday, offering a fantastic opportunity for local startups to (finally) get in front of and pitch to a VC. → Read More
Although it’s a year this week since Passion Capital appeared on the tech scene in London, it feels like they have been around a lot longer. It was in July 2009 I sat on the sun-kissed roof of what became known as their White Bear Yard base in London’s Clerkenwell, having had a tour of a vast empty warehouse space which three noted tech angels planned to fill with their invested startups. Unlike… → Read More