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COVID-hit UK startups cry out for help, as UK gov trails Europe in its response

The UK government is reportedly looking at a range of options to support the startup industry, possibly involving a co-investment model involving state-owned funds (via the British Business Bank) and private VC funds. Investors have been warning that typically loss-making, early-stage startups are at risk of collapse amid the coronavirus crisis. But the moves come far later than generous packages put together by Continental European governments to support their startup sectors.
Ministers understood to be keen to support the strong UK startup and innovation sector and options allegedly being considered include convertible loans, which could either be later repaid or …

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London Proptech Startup Goodlord Raises $13.1M To Streamline The Rental Process

Proving that renting an apartment or home is a pain no matter where you are in the world, London-based Goodlord announced this morning it has raised about $13 million.
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Latitude Ventures led the investment which also included participation from Dutch early-stage venture capital firm Finch Capital …

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