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Launching today, deal-flow newsletter PreSeed Now will present early-stage startups from around the U.K. to investors twice a week, with one in-depth profile per issue.

Deal-flow newsletter PreSeed Now to introduce future UK crown jewels to investors

Well that was quick. U.K.-based hyper fast grocery delivery startup Weezy — which only raised a pre-seed for its 15-minute delivery services of supermarket fare last year (after founding the…

Turkey’s instant grocery giant Getir grabs UK’s Weezy in latest delivery consolidation

Instant grocery and essentials delivery is already a very crowded field in Europe; but today competition was turned up another notch: Gopuff — the U.S. leader in the space with…

After acquiring Dija and Fancy, instant grocery startup Gopuff launches in the UK en route to European expansion

Fractory is positioning itself as part of that new guard of flexible custom manufacturing. It announced a Series A of $9 million (€7.7 million) that underscores the trend.

Fractory raises $9M to rethink manufacturing supply chain for metalworks

As artificial intelligence continues to weave its way into more enterprise applications, a startup that has built a platform to help businesses, especially non-tech organizations, build more customized AI decision-making…

Peak raises $75M for a platform that helps non-tech companies build AI applications

Just over three months after its last funding round, European fintech giant Klarna is announcing today that it has raised another $639 million at a staggering post-money valuation of $45.6…

Fintech giant Klarna raises $639M at a $45.6B valuation amid ‘massive momentum’ in the US

Kbox Global, the U.K. startup that turns underused commercial kitchen space into takeout delivery hubs — therefore helping existing kitchens generate much-needed revenue — has raised £12 million in new…

Kbox picks up £12M additional funding to let underused commercial kitchens do takeout for delivery

Uber has bought U.K.-based Autocab, which sells SaaS to the taxi and private hire vehicle industry, with the aim of expanding the utility of its own platform by linking users…

Uber picks up Autocab to push into places its own app doesn’t go

Spin has launched its scooter sharing business to Germany, the first step in the U.S. company’s plans to expand to Europe. The company, which was acquired by Ford in 2018…

Spin scooters head to Europe, starting with Germany

SafetyCulture, the Australian enterprise software company that manages security and compliance checks at companies around the world, has raised $35.5 million at an $800 million valuation in its latest round…

Australian startup SafetyCulture nabs $800M valuation on $35.5M round

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PR pitch to Ola reveals the inner workings of UK ride-hailing politics

A UK PR firm pitching to run an account for Ola has proposed running a campaign to politicize ride-hailing as a tactic to shift regulations in its favor. The approach suggests that, despite the appearance of ride-hailing platforms taking a more conciliatory position with regulators that are now wise to earlier startup tactics in this…

3:10 pm PST • November 14, 2019
PR pitch to Ola reveals the inner workings of UK ride-hailing politics

In an era of massive data breaches, most recently the Capital One fiasco, the risk of a cyberattack and the costly consequences are the top existential threat to corporations big…

United Airlines CISO Emily Heath joins TC Sessions: Enterprise this September

Internet shopping has been blamed for boarding up high streets across the UK. So it looks politically judicious for Amazon, the original ecommerce behemoth, to now be attaching its brand…

Amazon sellers to hit UK high streets in year-long pop-up pilot

The UK’s first 5G consumer mobile network is launching tomorrow in six cities. Mobile network operator EE will switch on the next-gen cellular connectivity in select locations in London, Cardiff,…

UK’s first 5G network taster goes live in six cities tomorrow

The UK is getting a new alternative to Uber after India-based ride-hailing company Ola announced plans to expand to the country, which will become its first market in Europe. Ola…

India’s Uber rival Ola is headed to Europe with ride-hailing launch in the UK

The massage-on-demand service Soothe seems to be rubbing investors the right way with the close of a new $31 million round of funding. The Series C round from late-stage and…

Massage-on-demand company, Soothe, raises $31 million

In this day and age of higher expectation in offices, sourcing your furniture from Ikea no longer cuts the proverbial mustard. But the furniture industry is notoriously old fashioned, forcing…

Interiors marketplace eporta raises $8M, led by Canvas Ventures

Mobike, one of China’s largest bike-sharing companies, will launch in Manchester and Salford, its first cities outside of Asia. The service is slated to arrive on June 29, the Beijing-headquartered…

Mobike will launch dockless bike-sharing in the U.K., its first market outside of Asia

Uber is beefing up its presence in the UK, quite literally, today, after it introduced UberXL — its large-seater car service — in London and Manchester. The service allows Uber…

Uber’s Larger Vehicle Service — UberXL — Hits The Road In London And Manchester