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‘The end of my VC career’ — Stefan Glaenzer quits Passion Capital to clear way for third fund

Stefan Glaenzer, the prominent European VC and former chairman of Last.fm and founder of Ricardo.de, has quit his role as Partner at Passion Capital. He co-founded the London-based early-stage firm se

Nested, a London startup that guarantees to sell your house within 90 days, raises £8M

<a target="_blank" href="https://nested.com/">Nested</a>, the London 'proptech' startup that guarantees to sell your house within 90 days or offer you a cash advance instead, has raised a further £8

Confirmed: UK challenger bank Monzo raises £19.5M with another £2.5M in crowdfunding planned

<a target="_blank" href="https://monzo.com/">Monzo</a>, one of a number of so-called “challenger” banks in the U.K. aiming to re-invent the current account, has disclosed a new funding round -- co

Trump’s immigration order sends ripples of dismay through UK tech community

Reactions to President Trump's executive order placing a three-month ban on entry to the U.S. from seven majority Muslim countries have been rippling out across the Atlantic over the past 48 hours --

More wearable woe as Vinaya restructures and seeks pivot to b2b

2016 had a little more woe to deliver in the wearables space as London-based high end connected device maker, Vinaya, went into administration last month.

HomeTouch Picks Up Backing From Passion Capital To Disrupt The Notoriously Poor Agency Care Model

One year old HomeTouch, which has just picked up additional undisclosed funding from <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2015/05/28/passion-capital-fund-2/">Passion Capital</a>, operates a home care

Passion Capital’s Eileen Burbidge Appointed Chair Of Tech City UK

You'd be forgiven for thinking venture capitalist and self-described recovering work and tech-aholic Eileen Burbidge didn't have a day job. Adding to a plethora of additional roles she holds in suppor

Limejump Raises £1.4M To Use Big Data To Transform U.K. Energy Market

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.limejump.com">Limejump</a> is a classic example of a startup bringing a big data and cloud-based solution to a legacy market, and in doing so has the potential to t

Eileen Burbidge Joins Speakers At Disrupt London

Here are the next round of speakers who'll be appearing at TechCrunch Disrupt London conference on December 7-8, 2015. The conference will feature an outstanding number of global startups, influential

Listen To VC Eileen Burbidge On Being Fired At Skype, Founder Psychosis, And Close Ties To U.K. Gov

TechCrunch interviews Eileen Burbidge, Partner at London VC firm Passion Capital, where we discuss her early days working at Skype and Apple, the types of startups she invests in, her close ties to th

Confirmed: Passion Capital Invests £2M In “Full-Stack” Bank Startup Mondo

A few months ago we reported that U.K. banking startup Mondo -- whose founders include GoCardless co-founder Tom Blomfield -- had raised its first funding round, which our sources pegged to be in the

Urban Massage, The On-Demand Massage Service, Picks Up Further Backing At $12M Valuation

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.urbanmassage.com/">Urban Massage</a>, the U.K. startup that offers an Uber-style massage booking service similar to U.S.-based <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/

London’s Passion Capital Raises $69M For Its Second Early Stage Fund

London-based Passion Capital has raised a second fund for investing in early stage U.K.-based startups -- today announcing a coffer of £45 million ($69M) to power its next phase of investments.

Passion Capital Backs Ravelin’s Hybrid Approach To Tackling Online Fraud

Another fintech investment to chalk up in London: Passion Capital has invested an undisclosed level of seed funding in Ravelin, an early stage online fraud prevention startup formed by a team of ex-Ha

Urban Massage Rubs Shoulders With Passion Capital For Seed Round

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.urbanmassage.com">Urban Massage</a>, a UK startup that bears more than a little resemblance to U.S.-based Zeel after the latter <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com

CarThrottle, The BuzzFeed For Cars, Signs Directly With YouTube As It Continues To Step On The Gas

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.carthrottle.com">CarThrottle</a>, which perhaps can be best described as a 'BuzzFeed for cars', is continuing to step on the gas. Founded 5 years ago by Adnan Ebrah

Birdback Raises $2.4M To Replace Wallet-Bulging Vouchers & Loyalty Cards With Card-Linked Fintech

Fintech startup <a target="_blank" href="http://birdback.com">Birdback</a> reckons we already carry one loyalty card to rule them all: our existing credit or debit card. The London-based company has c

Wedo Raises £3 Million Led By MMC Ventures. Because Furniture.

Admittedly, I didn't exactly jump at the chance to cover this story. <a target="_blank" href="http://boingboing.net/2013/11/20/because-is-a-new-internet-dri.html">Because</a> furniture. But, as boring

Swipe Launches To Save You From Death By PowerPoint

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.swipe.to/">Swipe</a> launches out of private Beta today with a cloud-based tool for creating and consuming slide deck-style presentations. So far, so <a href="https

Passion Capital Cracks Open Data On Investments, Deal-Flow, Founder Salaries, And More

It's not every VC that publishes annual stats on things like deal-flow, average size of investment, average founder salary, number of exits and startups dead-pooled. But <a href="https://beta.techcrun
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