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poor vision

Tech for good: Using technology to solve the world’s greatest challenges
posted on July 22, 2016

James Chen is founder of Clearly, a global campaign that seeks to address the challenge of poor vision, and accelerate a revolution in eye care.  In this article he explores how innovators around the world could work together to generate ideas capable of tackling this global problem.  The speed and scale of the advances in…

investor

Investing in artificial intelligence: What’s all the fuss about?
posted on July 20, 2016

Artificial intelligence is one of the most exciting and transformative opportunities of our time, argues Nathan Benaich, an investor at London-based investment firm Playfair Capital. While the field has gone through two cycles of bull (‘50s-’70s and ‘80s) and bear (‘70s and ‘97-’93) markets, where expectations were hyped up only to eventually fall short of their…

journalists

5 top tips on how to promote your tech company
posted on July 20, 2016

Trudy Darwin, managing partner of Luminous PR, explains how you should approach journalists working in the technology sector.  No matter what sector you work in, the fundamentals of PR are always the same. It’s all about creating an authoritative reputation for your brand in the eyes of your audience. That said, there are a few…

business people

How your tech startup can scale up following rapid growth
posted on July 18, 2016

Duncan Gooding, director of Major Accounts and Carriers at TalkTalk Business offers advice to companies scaling up in the tech industry. Making the move from a startup working in a home office or co-working space to one that has a growing number of employees and its own office is both incredibly exciting and very daunting. It shows…

death of the office

Death of the office: The new working way for nomadic tech startups
posted on July 17, 2016

Ansel Liu, founder of NOMAD, a marketplace for on-demand workspace, explains why he thinks the office is dead. Anyone who works at or has founded a startup knows it’s a far cry from established, more corporate businesses. Startups are a hungry, ambitious and adventurous breed, determined to get that big break, and make their idea…

due diligence

7 ways to ensure your tech startup is due diligence ready
posted on July 14, 2016

Fiona Stevens, partner and patent attorney at Gill Jennings & Every details how innovative businesses need to make sure they are due diligence ready when looking for investment. The importance of due diligence in any deal, whether it’s a takeover or an injection of investment capital, cannot be over emphasised. The purpose of due diligence is…

email

Email is not dead, it just needs reinventing
posted on July 14, 2016

Bostjan Bregar, founder and CEO of 4th Office, explores the future of email communication. Email is the premier form of online communication for everyone over the age of 25. While there has been a recent spread of newer concepts such as Slack, email usage figures prove that the numbers of email accounts is only set to…

Pitching to a VC

What not to do when pitching to a VC
posted on July 13, 2016

Getting funded and how to approach VCs for investment is often on every startup founder’s mind. Nic Brisbourne, managing partner at Forward Partners, shares his advice on how to approach tech investors. In my role as a VC investing in very early stage startups, I’m lucky to meet aspiring and established entrepreneurs every week and…

figures magnifying glass

FinTech vs FinFakery: a reality check for banks and startups
posted on July 13, 2016

Philippe Gelis, CEO and co-founder at FinTech enterprise Kantox, explores the cosmetic use of FinTech within some firms. The first use of the word ‘FinTech’ was, rather surprisingly, back in 1972 – decades before it became a mainstream term, and even before the internet existed. Fast forward 44 years and the term now receives in excess…

brexit and tech

How technology can help when revolution is in the air
posted on July 12, 2016

Ian McVey, UK Director of customer and employee engagement firm Qualtrics, looks at how technology can enable societal, economic and political change. Democracy is in doubt. On the one hand, Labour MPs are second guessing their grassroots members, on the other, Parliament is in complete disarray over the results of the Brexit referendum, as David…

futuristic office

The evolution of the workspace: Say goodbye to traditional working
posted on July 12, 2016

Oliver Bendig, CTO of Matrix42 explores the future inclusion of technology in the workspace. The cloud, mobility and big data analytics – they all define the modern workplace, preparing the ground for the future workspace. As new generations demand more flexible and mobile working environments, modern workspaces are also becoming increasingly complex. Technology breakthroughs and disruptive…

diversity

Why UK businesses should embrace diversity
posted on July 11, 2016

Marta Krupinska, co-founder and general manager at Azimo, looks at why businesses should embrace diversity following the vote for Brexit. Healthy migration is the key to innovation in vital industries like the technology sector – you just have to look at the startup scene to see that many founders are migrants, myself included (a Polish…

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Top tech stats: InsurTech, employee retention & more
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New FinTech Bridgeto boost startups’ access to Korea
posted on July 22, 2016

startup weekly

Startup Weekly: EY blockchain challenge, Crowdfunder’s £2.4m funding boost & more
posted on July 22, 2016

poor vision

Tech for good: Using technology to solve the world’s greatest challenges
posted on July 22, 2016

valet parking

On-demand Valet parking platform Vallie closes $750,000 seed round
posted on July 22, 2016

The Week in Tech

ARM Holdings acquisition, MarketInvoice funding, Swiftmoji and more in your Week in Tech
posted on July 22, 2016