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Northern Ireland tech firms battle for £750 million in funding

Up to £750 million of funding is available for Northern Ireland tech firms. Patrick Magee, the chief commercial officer at the British Business Bank is bringing major venture capital investors to Belfast in a bid to boost the country’s technology investment. Magee, from County Down, is bringing 12 venture capital …

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More tech investment in London than any other European city

Flying in the face of Brexit uncertainty and despite many companies looking outside of London to set-up shop, the English capital remains the most investable place for tech firms in Europe. During 2017 more tech funding was ploughed into London than any other city on the continent. During the past …

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Andy Murray serves up £1.98 million in investment for two tech start-ups

Tennis ace Andy Murray has served up £1.98 million to invest in two UK tech start-ups. The British number one has backed Goodbox and Zoomdoc with his investment. It takes his UK investment portfolio up to 25 businesses. Goodbox is a tech firm working with the Church of England cathedrals …

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UK startups receive record $1.13 billion investment from Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley investors are piling their cash into British startups. In fact, the UK is the leading European destination for investors from the US tech hub, with 2017 set to be a record year for investment. In total Silicon Valley companies are expected to pump around $1.13 billion into startups …

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The acquisition of Corsair shows there’s even bigger money in esports

Gaming peripheral and component maker Corsair has confirmed that it is to be acquired by New York-based private equity firm EagleTree Capital in a deal valued at $525 million.  The firm, formerly known as Wasserstein Partners, has taken a majority stake in the vendor and will act as lead investors in …

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UK remains European leader for tech investment in year since Brexit

The UK continues to dominant the European technology market, despite Brexit being triggered. Defying post-Brexit predictions, Britain remains the European hotspot for technology funding. In fact, the UK has received twice as much investment in technology firms than any other European neighbour since the referendum. In total, some £2.4 billion …

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Intel invests in AI innovation companies in bid to speed up the market

In a bid to stay ahead of the pack, Intel is throwing its weight behind the rise of artificial intelligence. In the hope of accelerating AI innovation, the US chipmaker has made three new capital investments. Expecting AI to be the driver for the next big wave of computing, Intel …

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Alphabet hits $1,000 share price less than a week after Amazon

Hot on the heels of online retailer Amazon, shares in Google’s parent company Alphabet have risen to the four-figure mark. Just six days after Amazon shares passed the $1,000 mark, Alphabet’s stock has followed suit. The Google parent company becomes the third to reach the milestone, after Priceline first breached …

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Technology hub in Wales receives £38 million to develop ‘revolutionary’ semiconductors

A technology hub in Wales is set to receive £38 million to become a ‘world-leader’ in developing new technology. The money will be invested in developing compound semiconductors, used primarily for 5G but also for robotics, IoT devices and driverless cars. The 10 councils in the Cardiff Capital Region of …

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Apple and Google linked with Toshiba investment

The bidding war for Toshiba’s businesses continues to throw up new names. The latest players said to be lining up potential bids are Apple and Google. According to reports in Japan, both US companies have enquired about investment in Toshiba’s NAND flash memory units, however neither has tabled a formal …

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