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WP Engine raises $23m, BT returns to mobile, techie bees & more in your week in tech

John Lewis’s JLAB returned this week on the look out for fashion tech innovators, Richard Branson launched his £1m fund Pitch to Rich 2015 for UK startups and BT jumped back into the mobile market with the acquisition of the EE network for £12.5billion.

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Further Reading

850 Sports Digest raised half a million dollars to transform sports reporting (Tech City News)

Property Planner raised $7.7m for their ‘stock exchange for residential property  (Tech City News)

WP Engine raised $23m to fuel their European expansion (Tech City News)

JLAB, supported by John Lewis is offering £100,000 to shopping innovators (Tech City News)

Richard Branson has launched his Pitch to Rich 2015  (Telegraph)

BT have decided to re-enter the consumer mobile market (City Index)

Kew Gardens have been fitted with their very own tech back packs (BBC News)

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