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Canary Wharf’s Level39 expands to 80,000 sq ft

Canary Wharf Group has opened its second ‘High Growth Space’ on Level 24. Its offering dedicated to tech startups has reached 80,000 sq ft in just under 2 years. The new space will house  Accenture’s Fintech Innovation Lab and the 36 companies taking part in the Cognicity Challenge which was launched back in November 2014. Eric…

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Is honesty really the best policy?

In a word: yes. An honest and transparent relationship will give you the best possible footing and, with a little luck, will also set you up for a long and fruitful working relationship. Here’s my advice for jobseekers and hiring managers around making sure you stay on the right side of the line while still…

How do I know if Waterfall or Agile will be better for my startup?

Agile or Waterfall? For many digital startups, this is a key question that comes up early on. Which is the best methodology for your digital product? The answer isn’t straightforward, but I’ll walk you through the key points around each methodology and hopefully that will help you come to a decision about which one will…

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Vote for your favourite startup at the Elevator Pitch Awards [CLOSED]

This year we’ve expanded Tech City News’ Elevator Pitch programme to find Britain’s fastest growing startups. Over 150 startups applied across 2014, and we’ve taken the top founders to the rooftop of Canary Wharf’s 40 Bank St and aboard a Hailo cab for Europe’s fastest and most exciting pitch competition. Rewarding success at the Elevator Pitch Awards On…

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Responsive Sports brings the internet of things to boxing – Startup of the Week

Welcome to the tenth episode of the Elevator Pitch series 4. Every week we publish a 30 second pitch from the latest intake of the Elevator Pitch. These leading startups join an alumni group that includes the likes of YPlan, Hassle, import.io and Glow, and has to-date raised over $36m. In this series we took the…

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Is all cyber insurance expensive?

The last few years have seen a dramatic rise in the number and severity of cyber-attacks and data security breaches. And these are just the ones that are reported. Statistics show that more than a third of companies in the UK had suffered some kind of attack from third parties in that time. The insurance…

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All hail email, the anti-collaboration tool

“There was a day when I looked up and realised that I had become someone who professionally replied to email, and who wrote as a hobby.” Swap “wrote” for whatever you’re supposed to be doing with your life, and this sentiment, as expressed in Neil Gaiman’s brilliant address to the University of the Arts Philadelphia will…

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James Ball: Hackers are organised and the police can’t catch them

This has been the year of the cyberattack. Banks, social networks, iCloud – nothing appears to be safe. Some of the hacks have brought cybersecurity to the forefront of everyone’s mind, as well as the forefront of the newspapers, with no one really being able to give a decent answer as to how to stop…

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How to Secure Permanent Candidates: The interview and approach

Following on from my article on how to adapt your hiring process to maximise your chance of securing the perfect permanent candidate, here are some tips to help get the interview approach right. After all, once you’ve identified and invited your preferred candidate for an interview, you’re still one of several companies vying for their…

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Are tech founders becoming more political? They should

For many startup founders policy is simply not something to worry about. It moves slowly, it’s complicated, and the most rational response to many policy issues is often to ignore them until you can’t any longer (cf Uber), hire a lawyer, or find a technical work-around. Some founders have always had an interest, and for those…

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SimpleTax will change the way you do taxes – Startup of the Week

Welcome to the tenth episode of the Elevator Pitch series 4. Every week we publish a 30 second pitch from the latest intake of the Elevator Pitch. These leading startups join an alumni group that includes the likes of YPlan, Hassle, import.io and Glow, and has to-date raised over $36m. In this series we took the…

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Seedrs: Global investment platform is ‘absolutely possible’

Alternative finance in the UK is set to double in the next 12 months and a big part of that is the success of equity crowdfunding platforms like Seedrs. The startup has gone from strength to strength in recent years and last month announced it had acquired US company Junction Investments and planned to expand…

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Transferwise the unicorn, White House drones & more in the Week in Tech

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Download of the Week: Mubi – the Netflix for film connoisseurs

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GetMyFirstJob raises $750k to tackle youth unemployment

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Depop raises $8m for social shopping expansion

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The funding gap is a problem, but you can still get your startup to IPO