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Editor-At-Large @TechCrunch | Also @TechHub @Coadec @TheEuropas @TheSomaSalon t.co/S4NlQMB2kS t.co/OfZdufxE t.co/8nDjVgazFS

Bio-Fuel Powered Electric Triplane Launches On Kickstarter

techcrunch.com — We thought Triplanes disappeared after World War One. But a new startup aims to bring them back in a new hybrid electric aircraft, powered by biofuel. FaradAir is now raising money on Kickstarter to achieve its initial funding goals for its plane.

Pop-Up Shops Startup Appear Here Raises $7.5M, Led By Balderton Capital

techcrunch.com — Appear Here, a marketplace for retail space aiding and abetting the fashionable craze of 'pop-up' shops, has raised a significant $7.5 million of new funding, in a round led by Balderton Capital. Existing investors MMC, Forward and Meyer Bergman also took part in the round, which follows on from a £1m fundraising in November 2013.

Den Is A New UK Home Automation Platform, Raising Crowd Financing

techcrunch.com — It's strange, because until now most home automation system which involve accessing the power outlets seems to have been designed for nerds to show off their 'touch sensitive' switches. But it's taken a 19 year old from Kent, England to produce a power socket aimed at the mainstream UK market which carries a real switch, that looks just like any other, but which incorporates home automation technology.

Grabyo Secures $2M From Celeb Sports Stars For Rights-Friendly Social Video

techcrunch.com — Video-focused startup Grabyo, which has a second-screen offering and partners with TV broadcasters to allow TV viewers to legally share real-time clips of its content, has landed $2m in funding from a clutch of globally recognised sports stars.

The XOO Belt Which Charges A Smartphone Joins With Iconic UK Fashion House

techcrunch.com — Nifty, a hardware startup which has previously turned heads which it's clever SD card (the MiniDrive) designed to expand the memory of ultra books like Macbook Air's, has come up with a new product. The XOO Belt is a designer belt that will charge a smartphone.

EU’s New #VATMOSS Rules Could Create A #VATMESS For Startups

techcrunch.com — New EU VAT regulations could end up being extremely onerous for early-stage tech startups and could drastically slow sales of digital products in the 28-member state block. The new rules are an attempt to curb the big web giants like Amazon, Google and Twitter from funneling all EU sales through Low-VAT Luxembourg.

Here’s @jasmyntuck at the NEW @techhub Shoreditch building! by Mike Butcher (mikebutcher) on Mobypicture

IncuBus - The Tech Startup Incubator Based On A Double-Decker London Bus

techcrunch.com — IncuBusLDN is literally an incubator and co-working space on wheels, based on a renovated, red 'double decker' London bus, parked close to the 'Tech City' tech startup cluster in East London. The bus features a 'Confession Booth' - a two person meeting booth, for video conferences; the top deck co-working space with a view; and fast broadband.

Good morning Beruit! #Accelerate2014

Tyba Pulls In Another $3.1M To Scale Up Its Graduate Recruitment Platform

techcrunch.com — Tyba - a "junior recruitment market" aimed at allowing companies like tech startups to more efficiently hire university and college graduates - last year raised $1.3 million in an investment round led by Sunstone Capital.
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Nov 28, 2014

@Sycren @EMostaque @swombat @ashpuri @PJWilkinson affordable, highly efficient and loads of investors. And like any regular conference.

Nov 28, 2014

Check out the CNBC video - and ALL the other media coverage - of TechCrunch Disrupt London last month #TCDisrupt tcrn.ch/1ryDJuk

Nov 28, 2014

RT @RonellSharee: We should not be trying to compete with #SiliconValley startup hubs - Paul Cook reminding me of what @mikebutcher said 2yrs ago #ustartconf

Nov 28, 2014

RT @Coadec: Concerned about #VATMOSS #VATMESS? @HMRCcustomers are holding a twitter Q&A 3.30-5pm Tweet them your concerns (Cc @mikebutch…

Nov 28, 2014

East London Kids To Be Offered Training Loans To Learn Coding tcrn.ch/1ybcAh9 #TechCity

Nov 28, 2014

I'm rather bemused by this move to link CEE startups & an accelerator in Birmingham. Anyone see the logic here? tcrn.ch/1uTMmPD

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