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TransferWise Closes $1.3M Seed Funding to Streamline Forex Payments

Here are the 10 startups vying for catwalk glory and $65,000 at Decoded Fashion London

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On November 1st, the Decoded Fashion event takes place to connect retailers, technologists and startups around the world of style to see what plans they can hatch for the future. As part of the event, ten startups have been chosen to pitch for the chance to win $65,000 investment from...
Here are the 10 startups vying for catwalk glory and $65,000 at Decoded Fashion London

What can anybody do to make London better for tech IPOs?

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There are lots of startups in Europe. Some of them get big enough to go public. And when that happens, nearly all of them opt to do it in New York, not nearby London. It’s a pattern of behavior that some European investors want to change, and for the past...
What can anybody do to make London better for tech IPOs?

Index Ventures Puts Heavyweights Behind New Seed Fund

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Index Ventures, a European based venture fund that has also invested heavily in U.S. startups, will launch a new seed fund on Monday to focus on early stage deals. Partners Neil Rimer, Danny Rimer, Saul Klein and Mike Volpi will manage Index Seed. The fund is partnering with existing seed...
Index Ventures Puts Heavyweights Behind New Seed Fund
10 style startups strut their stuff at The Fashion Pitch

Index says the City of London needs to step it up

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A couple of months ago Index Ventures mastermind Neil Rimer launched a broadside on the flaccid European market for IPOs, decrying a system that was failing hot European startups and encouraging them to sell out early or go public on the New York stock exchanges. It was the venture capitalists’...
Index says the City of London needs to step it up

Farmeron harvests $1.4m from star backers for online farm management tool. Yes, really.

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Farmers have needs too, and there aren’t a lot of software developers building the tools they require. Enter Croatian startup Farmeron, whose founder and CEO Matija Kopić I was delighted to meet in London last year (the company is backed by Seedcamp and took part in the accelerator’s big ‘Week’...
Farmeron harvests $1.4m from star backers for online farm management tool. Yes, really.

The UK's Growth Dilemma: Taxes Keep The Biggest Startups From Taking The Next Step To IPO

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Editor’s note: Robin Klein is a venture partner at Index Ventures and founder of The Accelerator Group. As they reach the stage when they’re approaching profitability, fast-growth companies have a choice: They can either focus on profits or on market share and scale. Our preference is that they continue to...
The UK's Growth Dilemma: Taxes Keep The Biggest Startups From Taking The Next Step To IPO

Risk of a 'Pando problem'? The Business of Fashion blog lands $2.1m from backers including Louis Vuitton

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In these harsh economic times where B2B enterprise plays make the safest bets, newly venture-backed media companies are a rarity. That’s why it’s interesting to see that fashion blog The Business of Fashion has today announced a $2.1 million seed round led by Index Ventures and including investors in the media...
Risk of a 'Pando problem'? The Business of Fashion blog lands $2.1m from backers including Louis Vuitton

One Year On Passion Capital Proves Its Mettle As A Go-To Seed VC In Europe

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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,...
One Year On Passion Capital Proves Its Mettle As A Go-To Seed VC In Europe

You’re Funded! Zao Raises $1.3M For Its Social Recruitment Platform

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Finding potential job candidates through existing employees and their networks is probably as old as the labor market itself, but in the age of social networking, the process can be made much more efficient. Add in a little gamification and other incentives, and things get really interesting. To that end,...
You’re Funded! Zao Raises $1.3M For Its Social Recruitment Platform

Lean-but-mean StylistPick Guns For The Competition With New War Chest

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Bringing US business models to Europe might seem an obvious move for some – but it’s frequently far harder than it might appear. US incumbents can indeed try to expand, but some fall at the first hurdle. Exactly this happened on January 20 when Shoedazzle announced its closure in the...
Lean-but-mean StylistPick Guns For The Competition With New War Chest
Saas For Cows! Farmeron Raises $1.4 Million *Seed* to Ease Farmer’s Lives

Stylish startups are prepping their pitches for the Decoded Fashion event in London

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Decoded Fashion takes place on November 1st at the Royal Society in London. The event brings fledgling businesses, designers and retailers together to foster changes in the market and there is a startup pitch competition taking place on the day to push the limits of tech and style. 10 startups will...
Stylish startups are prepping their pitches for the Decoded Fashion event in London
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