Funding & Acquisitions Roundup: Streetlife, a local social network for the UK, secures £600K; wants to raise a lot more by end-of-year

By Editor July 31, 2013

Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news:

Local social network Streetlife has raised £600,000 in new funding, and says it’s seeking to raise £3 million by end-of-year. Investors in this round include Archant Digital Ventures and Shohet & Cie. Currently focused on urban areas in the UK, the London-based startup is branding itself as a local social network that enables neighbors to better connect with each other. It was founded in 2010 by Matthew Boyes, and claims to have 100,000 users in more than 500 communities across Great Britain. The team apparently previously raised more than £500,000 in Seed funding.

Vital Stats:


HQ: London

Founder: Matthew Boyes

Year Founded: 2010

Venture Round Investors: Archant Digital Ventures, Shohet & Cie

Innovation: A social network focused on local areas, currently available in the UK.

Total Funding: Approx. £900,000

(Sources: Streetlife, PR Web, Crunchbase)

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