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Want to take your partner on a romantic EV road trip? Head to Norway

Picture it now: It’s early in the evening, you’ve just picked up your sweetheart to surprise them with a romantic road trip in your brand new grass-friendly electric vehicle. But where should you go when you have to stop every 200-300 miles (483 km) to charge up? According to British car marketplace Carwow, you should head to the romance capitals of Northern Europe, Norway and the Netherlands, obviously. [Read: Tesla nosedives in Norwegian consumer satisfaction rankings — but drivers still loyal...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tech, Tesla, World, Netherlands, Norway, Carwow, Northern Europe Norway

Power Battle: 2018 BMW M5 vs. Mercedes-AMG E63 S

We don’t have the chance of seeing an exclusive battle of raw power between two exquisite models all the time. In this case you are looking at a rivalry that will perhaps last for a lifetime – the 2018 BMW M5 versus the Mercedes-AMG E63 S. Both models are equally-matched from a performance perspective, coming with rather the same sizes and impressive mechanics and technology. Not to mention the mind-blowing braking system and acceleration from standstill. CarWow auto magazine has gathered both...
Tags: Videos, Autos, Bmw, Carwow, M5, Merc, Mercedes AMG, Bmw M5, Mercedes-AMG E63 S, 2018 BMW M5

A young British fund has raised £60 million to invest in early stage startups

Episode 1 Ventures, the venture fund that was an early backer of Carwow, has raised £60 million for its second fund targeted at British early stage startups. More than half of the money comes from the state-owned British Business Bank, which is contributing £36 million through its Enterprise Capital Fund. Other backers include fund-of-funds Draper Esprit, Accelerated Digital Ventures, and wealthy individual investors. Episode 1, founded in 2013, will use the money to focus on startups that are m...
Tags: Amazon, Balderton Capital, UK, London, Trends, Eu, Treasury, Philip Hammond, Carwow, Brexit, Murdoch, Draper, EIF, European Investment Fund, British Business Bank, Simon Murdoch

The 100 coolest people in UK tech

Britain's technology scene includes a broad selection of interesting people working to scale companies, develop cutting-edge research, and shed light on the latest advances in tech. Business Insider has sorted through the biggest names in UK tech to find the 100 coolest people in 2017. We define "cool" as having done influential and interesting things — whether it's getting a new job, raising money, or something more off the wall. Our list includes startup CEOs, as well as journalists, investors...
Tags: UK, London, Trends, Britain, United Nations, Un, Carwow, Silicon Valley Bank, Worldremit, ITU, Royal London Society for Blind People, Ismail Ahmed, Vitruvian Partners, Wayfindr, James Hind, Bobbie Edsor

UK car-buying platform Carwow picks up $39 mln

UK-based Carwow, an online platform for buying new cars, has secured $39 million in funding. Vitruvian Partners led the round with return backers Accel Partners and Balderton Capital. PRESS RELEASE carwow has today announced it has raised a $39 million round of financing to further accelerate growth in the UK and to fuel further international expansion. The round was led by new investor Vitruvian Partners, with existing investors Accel Partners and Balderton Capital also participating. Previousl...
Tags: Europe, Balderton Capital, UK, London, Youtube, Germany, Trends, Ceo, Volvo, Carwow, Accel Partners, Cto, Holborn, VC Deals, Vitruvian Partners, James Hind

Carwow has raised £30 million from big name investors for its car sales site

Online car marketplace Carwow has raised £30 million for its website, which tries to help people get the best price on a new car by introducing them to a range of dealers. Total investment in the company, which allows prospective car buyers to search for vehicles by their make and model, now stands at £48 million. The Series C funding round was led by Virtuvian Partners, while previous investors Accel Partners and Balderton Capital, who have backed companies like Facebook and Citymapper, also pa...
Tags: Facebook, Balderton Capital, UK, Germany, Trends, Louisiana, Carwow, Accel Partners, Citymapper, Vitruvian Partners, Holborn London, Virtuvian Partners, James Hind Carwow, Thomas Studd

Carwow, a UK startup that helps you buy a new car, raises $39M Series C

 Carwow, a platform to that helps you buy a new car, has closed $39 million in Series C funding. The round was led by new investor Vitruvian Partners, with existing investors Accel Partners and Balderton Capital also participating. At today’s exchange rate it brings total funding to approximately $62.6 million. Read More
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Balderton Capital, UK, Tech, Carwow, Accel Partners, Vitruvian Partners

G30 BMW 5-Series Gets Video Preview by Carwow

Even if the all-new 2017 G30 BMW 5-Series range has been already seen in tens of previews, there is also plenty of room for more, especially if it involves those coming from Carwow`s journalists, who are well-known for their fair and objective reviews. This time, Mat Watson has had the pleasure of driving the all-new G30 5-Series, the entire review being highlighted in the video below. As you can see in the video, there are plenty of pros and cons when driving, feeling and admiring the new 5-S...
Tags: Videos, Video, Autos, Bmw, Preview, Carwow, BMW 5-Series, 5 Series, G30 5-Series, 2017 G30 BMW 5-Series, Mat Watson

2017 Nissan GT-R Vs Tesla Model S: Acceleration Battle

Can a Model S 90D out-accelerate the similarly-priced 2017 GT-R? CarWow finds out with a selection of interesting tests!
Tags: Autos, Nissan, Carwow

10 Spectacular Pikes Peak Cars Someone Needs To Build Right Now

CarWow has released another batch of bonkers car renders, this time celebrating the 2016 Pikes Peak with these amazing be-winged monsters. Which is your favourite?
Tags: Autos, Carwow

Car Buying Platform Carwow Raises £12.5M Series B Led by Accel

 Carwow, the U.K. site that claims to offer a better way to buy a new car, has stopped off for some further funding. The four year-old startup has raised a £12.5 million Series B led by Accel, who I understand tried but failed to get in on the last round. Read More
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Balderton Capital, Carwow, Accel Partners, Accel, Samos Investments, Episode 1 Ventures

These Modern Interpretations Of Classic Rally Cars Are So Satisfying

Our pals over at Carwow convinced one of their artists, Yasid, to mock up a bunch of rally cars . Not just any rally cars, though - the goal was to take the modern re-births of cars that once had rich rallying history , and see how their modern interpretations would look in full rally kit.
Tags: Carwow, Yasid

Car Buying Platform Carwow Secures £4.6M Series A To Step On The Gas

 Just ten months after disclosing a £1.3 million seed round, UK car buying platform Carwow has made another fundraising pitstop. The London-based company has raised a £4.6 million Series A round, led by Balderton Capital, with participation from Episode 1 Ventures, and Samos Investments. Read More
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Balderton Capital, UK, London, Carwow