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In 1846, London surgeon John Hutchinson invented the spirometer — a thing a doctor normally asks asthma sufferers to blow hard into — to measure the volume of air inspired…

This UK startup plans to radically shake up the antiquated world of COPD measurement

U.K.-based software testing startup Virtuoso has raised a $13.3 million Series A round led by Paladin Capital. The round was joined by Mubadala Capital as well as existing U.K. investors…

UK-based Virtuoso raises $13.3M Series A led by Paladin Capital to automate software testing

Israel-based AI healthtech company, DiA Imaging Analysis, which is using deep learning and machine learning to automate analysis of ultrasound scans, has closed a $14 million Series B round of…

Israel’s DiA gets $14M to expand AI-driven ultrasound analysis

The race is on to build more efficient chip technology for faster and less power-intensive computing, and today an innovative startup that’s built one solution based on in-package optical interconnect…

Ayar raises $35M for optical interconnect tech to overcome computing bottlenecks in the CPU

UK investors have come together to create a new virtual pitching event designed to address the problems with the current startup ecosystem that can lead to inequalities and “warm intros”…

London VCs launch joint initiative to expand funding opportunities for underrepresented founders

Amazon helped pioneer and now dominates the online marketplace business model, where a variety of merchants post items for sale on its platform for billions of consumers to discover and…

Trouva, an online marketplace for independent boutiques, raises $22M

London based adtech startup Spirable has closed a £6M Series A. The round was led by Smedvig Capital, with existing backers Frontline Ventures, Downing Ventures and 24 Haymarket also participating.…

Spirable refuels with $7.4M to serve more personalized video ads in the US

The world wowed a few years ago when a very clever startup from Bristol, U.K., came up with 3D-printed bionic limbs for amputees. Uniquely, the limbs were lightweight, cheap to…

Open Bionics closes $5.9M Series A for its affordable and cool bionic limbs

Always be shipping: Hot on the heels of Zeeqo acquiring London-based delivery startup ParcelBright, another company helping online sellers ship their wares has picked up funding.

Zenstores scores £400K to help online sellers ship