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How AI can empower students to learn
posted on June 26, 2016

George Burgess, the founder of Gojimo, a revision app, explores how artificial intelligence can be used within education. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has dominated tech news in 2016, from Google’s ground breaking AlphaGo to Microsoft’s racist Tay and Amazon’s Echo. This has led to a heated debate on what it means for the human race, from…

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Large companies needn’t act like tech startups to win
posted on June 21, 2016

Sabrina Francis is the strategy director at Arena Media. In this article, she explores how already-established companies can use their strengths to their own competitive advantage in a world where startups are increasingly fashionable. Startups are in fashion. Understandably so; the successes of Uber, Netflix and Airbnb along with the glamorous portrayal of Silicon Valley have caused…

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Doctor, doctor, what expenses can I claim against tax if I’m working from home?
posted on June 21, 2016

If you’re self employed and working from home, you can deduct an element of your home running costs against the profit reported in your business accounts. There are two potential methods for calculating your home running costs: 1. Simplified expenses – flat rate method HM Revenue & Customs will allow you to use the flat…


How to increase your company’s productivity
posted on June 20, 2016

Esa Tihilä is CEO at Basware, a purchase-to-pay and e-invoicing solutions company. In this article, which coincides with World Productivity Day, he explores how businesses can improve their productivity. Business productivity is a fundamental challenge and World Productivity Day should provide an opportunity for more organisations to talk openly about it. It’s something that economists, CEOs…

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10 things you need to know before taking your FinTech startup stateside
posted on June 19, 2016

This post, co-authored by Obrea Poindexter, Sean Ruff, and Sue McLean from Morrison & Foerster, discusses everything you need to know if you’re considering on expanding your FinTech startup to the US. Concerns about the FinTech sector in the U.S. have grown in recent months as a result of some high-profile regulatory investigations and signs that…

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The European Commission’s Digital Single Market explained
posted on June 16, 2016

Becket McGrath, partner in the Antitrust & Competition practice and a member of the Cooley Business Department, breaks down the European Commission’s Digital Single Market proposal.  The European Commission is in the process of implementing a wide-ranging strategy to create a genuine ‘Digital Single Market’ across the EU. Essentially, the Commission’s objective is to enable…

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Why smart cities will need smart energy
posted on June 15, 2016

Claire Maugham is director of policy and communications at Smart Energy GB, the body responsible for communicating to the public about the smart meter rollout across Great Britain. In this article, she explains why smart meter technology is necessary for smart cities to evolve. Two thirds of the worlds’ population will be living in cities by…


The Internet of Things: Finance gets personal
posted on June 13, 2016

Mike Laven is CEO of Currency Cloud, a provider of cross-border money transferring services, explains how the Internet of Things could revolutionise personal finance. I often use a FitBit to track how many steps I take every day. When I connect my device to an app on my mobile phone, I can see how many calories…

AI in legal services

The artificial intelligence revolution in legal services
posted on June 11, 2016

Rebecca Hawkes, head of marketing at RAVN Systems, discusses why artificial intelligence is showing promise in the legal sector. There’s been a considerable amount of media hype around artificial intelligence recently, but this isn’t just the latest buzzword. It has now become a practical reality, with the legal industry paving the way in innovation. By…

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Advice for female founders: Just focus on being the best
posted on June 7, 2016

Gabriela Hersham is founder and CEO of Huckletree, a London co-working space. In this article, she shares her advice for budding female company founders. When tasked with the challenge of writing an advice piece to female founders, my initial reaction was one of indignation. For what felt like a very long while, I wasn’t able to…

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11 big mistakes startups should avoid (or die)
posted on June 6, 2016

Vincent Dignan is the founder of Magnific, a Techstars-backed agency which helps early stage companies acquire users and grow their social communities. In this article, he examines some of the big mistakes startups must avoid. I’ve spent 10 times more time with early-stage founders than I have with my friends and family in the last year….

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Tech startups and the benefits of remote working
posted on June 1, 2016

After years of controversial opinions on the topic and steady debates for the pros and cons, remote work is on the rise and appears to be here to stay. However, even within companies which fully accept remote work, there is often a degree of reluctance to bite the bullet and go fully remote. If established…

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TechUK calls for government to help tech sector ‘power UK back to growth’
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Can using tech to crowdsource decision making help your business?
posted on June 28, 2016

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Partech Ventures closes €400m fund to invest in European tech startups
posted on June 28, 2016