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Investment in British tech firms to exceed £900m by year end

Internet companies are still attracting the most interest from venture capitalists. Venture capital technology investments in the UK are at a ten-year high, with between £900 million and £1 billion expected to be pumped into early-stage tech companies by the […]

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UK’s technology investments surge in H1 2012

About GBP596m has been invested during H1 2012. The venture capital investment in technology firms located in the UK and Ireland during the initial six months (H1) of 2012 has been the highest in ten years, according to a new […]

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UK Internet start-ups attract record VC investment

Venture capital investment in UK technology companies for the first six months of 2012 was the highest in a decade. Venture capital firms invested £600 million in UK technology start-ups during the first six months of the year, up 31% […]

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€745m invested in UK and Irish tech companies in H1 2012

Some £596m (€745m) has been invested in UK and Irish tech companies in the first half of this year, the highest amount in more than a decade, according to new figures from London-based corporate finance advisory company, Ascendant. In the […]

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Investment in UK tech at 10-year high

Investment into UK technology start-ups reached a 10-year high in the first half of 2012, with nearly £600m put into early-stage businesses. This level of funding exceeds the last boom year, 2008, when some £550m was invested in tech companies […]

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Surge in UK high-tech investment

A surge in UK high-tech investment this year is reported by Ascendant, the technology focussed investment company. In the first half of the year nearly £600m was invested in technology firms compared to the £786m invested for the whole of […]

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VC tech investment at 10-year high

Venture capital technology investments have reached a 10-year high, research has found. A total of £596m was invested in UK tech companies during the first half of 2012, the highest amount for any six-month period in 10 years, according to […]

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Q3 2012 PAGEONE report

Investment Trends in Q3 2012 The simple headline is that in Q3 2012, £183m (down from £205m in Q3 2011) was invested in 48 UK/Irish companies (55) by 75 investors (83). These are substantially down on the Q2 figures we […]

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Q2 2012 PAGEONE report

Investment Trends in Q2 2012 The simple headline is that in Q2 2012, £297m (up from £234m in Q2 2011) was invested in 60 UK/Irish companies (48) by 102 investors (70). When added to our figures for Q1 that makes […]

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UK high-tech VC investment sharply up, says Ascendant

UK and Ireland is sharply up this year, reports Ascendant, the tech-focused investment group. ‘In Q1, £307m (up 39% from £221m in Q1 2011) was invested in 64 UK/Irish companies (42 in Q1 2011) by 99 investors (72 in Q1 […]

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