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UK tech funding roundup: This week’s deals from PolyAI to Alchemie Technology

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This week’s UK tech funding deals include AI customer support company PolyAI, remote and freelance worker management platform Native Teams, sustainable fintech Ekko and more.

UKTN tracked £99.8m worth of UK tech investment this week (13 May to 17 May), a 95% week-on-week decrease across 12 funding rounds.

Here’s your weekly roundup of UK tech startup funding deals.

PolyAI – £39.4m

Sector: AI

HQ: London

Round: Series C

Funding type: Equity

Investors: Hedosophia, NVentures, Khosla Ventures and Point72 Ventures

Founded in 2017, PolyAI develops AI voice generation technology for use in customer support centres.

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Steel City Interactive – £15m

Sector: Gaming

HQ: Sheffield

Round: Early VC

Funding type: Not disclosed

Investors: Novator Ventures, London Venture Partners and angels

Founded in 2020, Steel City Interactive is a game development studio working on a new title, a boxing game called Undisputed....