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<p>AudioMob’s founders Wilfird Obeng, left, and Christian Facey</p>
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London tech start-ups to watch in 2022: Screenloop, AudioMob and more

London’s biggest VCs and investors tell the Standard which of the brightest start-ups they are watching this year

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Trustpilot CEO: ‘Everybody suspects everyone else is an a***hole’

The Dane is adjusting to live as a public company CEO after a blockbuster £1.1 billion London IPO last year — it’s a long way from his parents garage where he started the business in 2007

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London fintech Checkout.com hits blockbuster $40 billion valuation

Checkout.com is now Europe’s second most valuable private startup and the third most valuable private fintech in the world after raising $1 billion

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Mental health ‘coaching’ startup Sanctus raises £4.25 million

Sanctus was founded by James Routledge in 2016 after battling with his own mental health issues

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Female investor, 29, to spearhead Europe expansion for US VC Sapphire

Annalise Dragic, 29, is now one of the youngest female venture capital partners in Europe

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Government ‘monitoring’ BT as Patrick Drahi’s Altice ups stake to 18%

Altice UK, a group owned by French telecoms billionaire Patrick Drahi, bought another 585 million shares in BT worth just over £1 billion

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Patrick Drahi: The secretive French billionaire stalking BT

Drahi is well known for corporate swashbuckling and is now free to start targeting BT: 10 December marks the expiry of a six month, no-bid clause triggered when Drahi spent £2.2 billion snapping up 12.1% of BT in June

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Investment in European tech sector ‘set to exceed $100bn this year’

Russ Shaw, founder of London Tech Week organiser Tech London Advocates, said: “2021 has been a phenomenal year for the British tech industry - of the 321 unicorns in Europe, Britain is home to over 100”

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Startup helping retail investors wage activist campaigns raises $10m

Tulipshare lets retail investors band together to do activist campaigns against big corporates, mimicking the tactics of institutional investors

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As BenevolentAI goes Dutch, is London at risk of becoming a bone yard?

Money manager Paul Marshall has warned that London is at risk of becoming a “Jurassic Park” — a graveyard for legacy businesses

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NHS automation firm Blue Prism backs new £1.24bn takeover bid

US tech business SS&C has made a £1.24 billion bid for Blue Prism, trumping private equity firm Vista Partner’s £1.22 billion bid

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Wise cuts prices for money transfers as revenue surges

Wise transferred £34 billion on behalf of customers over the last 6 months - 44% more than the same period last year

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Fintech Payhawk raises £83 million as it eyes expansion to the US

Payhawk has built software for back-office finance teams that lets them manage invoices, company cards, and expenses

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Camden named startup capital of London

‘[Camden] is a much more diverse, multicultural environment than either of the world’s bigger tech areas, the Bay Area or Beijing. It’s one of the best places in the world to start a business’