5 trends in VC funding for pre-seed startups

Compared to H1 2022, so far this year, VCs are spending 12% less time poring over pitch decks, but founders haven’t slowed down: 16% more decks were sent out.

BranchOut Hits 25 Million Users, Nabs $25M In Series C Funding

<a href="">BranchOut</a> is officially going for the big time. The company, which makes a professional social network that runs on top of Facebook, is announcing today it has c

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UK, Ireland grow as Web 2.0 goes global

The growth in venture capital investment into Web 2.0 companies is rising in the UK, Ireland and the rest of Europe, even as it slows among early investors in Silicon Valley. The UK is at the hub of t plans visual search expansion

Following its recent launch, visual search engine plans to release a specially designed interface for market-specific sectors. Yakov Sadchikov, co-founder and CEO of Quintura (picture by

Reflections on MediaTech

At the risk of repeating anything Sam may have already said about MediaTech last week, here’s my take on it. With the perspective of a few days under my belt, I can see that the MediaTech 2.006:

Benchmark invests $12.5m in Igglo

Benchmark Europe has confirmed it has invested $12.5m in Finland-based to expand into the UK. The move comes as a number of other ‘aggregator’ search sites for real estate start t

SEP raises £160m and helps with the Scottish Tech Tour.

Leading UK venture capital group SEP (Scottish Equity Partners) has just announced that it has raised approximately £160 million ($300 million) for its new fund, SEP III which ranks as the largest ve

London tops the European start-up league.

According to the Tornado-Insider “the UK is the most prominent country in the [European] VC landscape having bagged 9.4% of all deals in Europe since 2000”. It seems the majority of VC mon