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How the FCA’s Regulatory Sandbox scheme could help UK FinTech startups
posted on May 2, 2016

Sam Pearse, partner at Pillsbury Law, discusses how the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is looking to regulate FinTech startups. The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) recently released 2016 Business Plan continued the FCA’s theme of encouraging competition in the financial services industry, such as that seen in the updated Payment Services Regulations (PSRs) in 2015. In…

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How the search bar can help your e-commerce startup
posted on May 1, 2016

Nilay Oza, CEO and co-founder of Klevu, discusses why e-commerce startups should get their search bar right. The world of e-commerce is a notoriously competitive one and using all of the tools at your disposal to help ensure you’re a step ahead of your competitors is a must in 2016 and there is one tool…

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Why blockchain tech ‘could transform financial services forever’
posted on April 30, 2016

Mash Patel, chief executive of Kurtosys, a FinTech company that develops online digital tools, discusses why blockchain tech could transform the financial services industry. Blockchain technology has the potential to be one of the most disruptive and transformative phenomena that the financial services sector has ever seen – but there is also scope for tremendous…

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What to consider when it comes to marketing your startup
posted on April 27, 2016

Samantha Long, content marketing manager at Yoma, discusses how you can market your startup online. Marketing is all about building relationships with consumers to make your brand, products and services known, in order to grow your business. Before you embark on any kind of marketing campaign, you need to do two things. First, you must…

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How MIT is supporting innovation in Britain
posted on April 26, 2016

Phil Budden is a senior lecturer faculty member at MIT’s Management School, and – as a former British diplomat (ex-FCO) – is advisor to MIT’s global REAP programme. In this article, he reveals how MIT has been helping Britain’s ‘innovation ecosystems’, both in London and beyond. Britain’s economic and industrial success was built historically on…

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Why tech entrepreneurs should avoid multi-tasking
posted on April 25, 2016

Jerome Iveson is the founder of Thrive, creators of Team. In this article, he discusses why entrepreneurs need to take a step back. Our ‘sleep faster’ culture amongst entrepreneurs is damaging our mental and physical health and startups. Sleep, fail, work faster, harder, longer, and multi-tasking doesn’t benefit anyone. Especially you and your startup. James…

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The legal consequences of a cyber-attack
posted on April 23, 2016

Cyber-attacks can be a lot more than just inconvenient. Law expert Michael Frisby explains the legal issues companies can experience in the face of cyber-attacks. As tech businesses prepare for the year head, cybersecurity should be top of the management agenda item. Barely a week passed in 2015 without news stories of a significant cyber-attack,…

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Panama Papers scandal shows need for FinTechs to strengthen AML
posted on April 22, 2016

This article is co-authored by Manish Chopra, senior vice president and global risk leader at Genpact, and Jeffrey Ingber, a consultant at Genpact’s AML practice and a former senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The growing “Panama Papers” scandal regarding the disclosures from Mossack Fonseca highlights the difficulty that financial…

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What the General Data Protection Regulation actually means
posted on April 20, 2016

Andrew Dyson is Partner and Co-Chair of DLA Piper’s international privacy and data protection practice. In this article, he discusses the implications of the newly approved General Data Protection Regulation. Last week, the EU Parliament adopted the long awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a landmark set of reforms that will significantly alter the way…

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How millennials can impact your business
posted on April 19, 2016

Anisah is the founder of 23 Code Street, a new coding school for women which, for every paying student, teaches a young woman in India how to code. In this article, she explains why businesses shouldn’t take millennials for granted. The UK’s conference scene saw a new addition to it last week with the launch…

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Should startups ditch social media selling for the hustle?
posted on April 16, 2016

Michelle Laterman is head of marketing at MBJ London. In this article, she explores whether a strong social media presence or old fashioned hustling is more successful in sealing a sales deal. Social selling was a 2015 buzzword that appealed to startups and entrepreneurs. It felt comfortable, familiar and more relaxed than its stressful older brother, sales. Sales is a…

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The four golden rules for new startup success
posted on April 9, 2016

Most people are way too keen to preach how around half of all startups fail within five years of going into business. But to get too bogged down with a seemingly scary fact is counter-productive – what about the half that succeeds long-term? The simple fact of the matter is that while it seems like…

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TransferWise lands $26m in round led by Baillie Gifford
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Birmingham-based Braci raises £490,000 to help the hard of hearing
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How wearable tech is disrupting the firefighting industry
posted on May 24, 2016

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EY Report: 23% of people think London will produce the next tech giant
posted on May 24, 2016