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UK tech investment at highest level since 2001

Just over £1 billion of venture capital was invested in UK and Irish tech firms last year. Venture capital investment in UK and Irish technology companies is at its highest level in a decade, according to the latest data from […]

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UK tech venture capital deals reach new high as London dominates

Big-ticket investments in companies including Mimecast and Tamar Energy pushed technology venture capital allocations in UK and Irish companies up to £1.01 billion during 2012. Research from Ascendant shows that 232 companies in the technology sector were backed with £1.01 […]

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UK VC boost in Q4

High-tech venture capital in the UK and Ireland ended the year on a high note with £209m invested in 60 companies compared to £129m in 48 deals in Q4 2011, says Ascendant, the tech-focussed investment company. Over 2012 as a […]

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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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