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Trip Advisor, Yelp Rival TruRating Raises £9.5m To Fund Growth, Expansion Into North America Shortly After Announcing 2 Million Rating Milestone

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Will TruRating, after a £9.5m Series A fundraising, be able to exploit a gap in the market for “honest and transparent” customer service and product reviews?

TruRating, a start-up which captures real-time ratings from point-of-sale customers in the UK and Australia, has raised £9.5m in a Series A funding led by international investment office for families and foundations Sandaire.


Ethical Fashion Platform TARLEE Is Showcasing & Selling The Best Up and Coming “Slow Fashion” Brands In Europe

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A Black Open Back Satin Cami by Lily & Carter, and Bibi Shorts by Uzma Bozai; examples of the kind of “slow fashion” items to be found on Haggerston based Tarlee’s ethical online fashion portal

2 entrepreneurs  whose career paths went in opposite directions after they left university have re-joined forces and launched an online fashion portal showcasing and selling the work of the best up-and-coming European brands who are producing and designing in line with the concept of “slow fashion”.


Can Prop-Tech Firm, With A £1m Raise Courtesy Of 500 Startups, Disrupt The £3.5bn Estate Agent Sector?

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Would you rather sell your property through a hipster style tech platform, paying £400 in fees, or an estate agent, paying £5k?

Property-Tech firm Settled celebrated the completion of a £1m seed round a fortnight ago, led by Silicon Valley based 500 Startups, whose founder Dave McClure knows a thing or two about seriously disruptive start-ups,


Sustainable Sundried? Ethical Sportswear Brand For Triathletes, Cyclists and Runners Launches CrowdCube Campaign To Raise £125k


Sundried clothing is a new business being launched by Daniel Puddick, the entrepreneur behind Sunglasses Shop, acquired by Precision Eyewear in 2010

An ActiveWear clothing brand led by a successful entrepreneur and design graduate, and with a founding team that includes designers who have worked with household names like LuluLemon and Sweaty Betty, 


“Fen-Tech” Strikes Back? Cambridge Medical Robotics Lands £20.3m Series A Round To Grow Its Medical Device Manufacturing Business

Cambridge Medical Robotics secured a $20.3m funding round this week

It’s not a competition, of course, but let’s indulge in a little back and forth between 2 of Britain’s most venerable University towns.

Both Oxford and Cambridge have thriving tech scenes; some might even say they rival London in terms of their tech productivity,