Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2018.
£ 5.640 Million
silicon valley

Search and language data services company Appen announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Silicon Valley’s based rival Figure Eight for around $428m. Both firms use crowdsourced labour pools to gather data, which is then used to train artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning tools. Appen, which has delivered investors a 158 […]

The Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK) programme will return to the UK this November for its 12th edition. It will take place between 6-9 November 2018, with 12 events being organised across London and Cambridge, and will bring together the top entrepreneurs and VCs from Silicon Valley, together with students, early-stage CEOs, serial […]

UPDATE: Ars Technica reports that on Thursday, following the backlash, SPCA decided to stop using Knightscope robots. A charity took flak after using bulky security robots to keep homeless people away from its animal shelter in San Francisco. Knightscope security automata have been around since 2013 and are a familiar presence in Silicon Valley and elsewhere. Earlier this year, the […]

British technology startups secured more venture capital money from Silicon Valley than companies in any other major European countries,  despite a looming Brexit. Over the last five years, according to London& Partners, UK tech companies bagged more Bay Area investment than France, Germany and Ireland combined. In that period, London technology startups raised $2.5 billion (£1.9 billion); the […]

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