Digital Shadows bags $8m, government says yes to driverless cars & more in your week in tech

This week  saw a huge investment for cyber security company Digital Shadows who raised $8m in a new funding round, breaking the news during Boris Johnson’s US mission.

But this wasn’t the only good news for Boris, as new figures revealed record-breaking investments from the US into London’s tech startups, bagging $800m in 2014 alone.

It’s a fintech theme this week as Finnovate Europe launched with thousands turning up for the conference and money transfer giant Transferwise achieved a whopping $1bn valuation.

And it was also the week that Government finally said yes to driverless cars, putting £19m into new trials that will take place across the UK. All this and more in your Week in Tech!

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Digital Shadows announce $8m in new funding round [Tech City News]

New figures show record-breaking investments form US into London’s tech startups [PYMNTS]

Finovate Europe is launched [Finextra]

Transferwise achieve $1 bn valuation [Independent News]

Government say yes to driverless cars [BBC News]