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FinTech startup Pleo tops up Seed round with $3.25m from Creandum
posted on February 15, 2017

Pleo, a London and Copenhagen-based smart company payments startup, has raised a $3.25m round led by Creandum.

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Ollie Purdue talks FinTech, forced fun and founding a startup aged 23
posted on February 8, 2017

We spoke to Ollie Purdue, founder and CEO of money management app Loot, about retaining tech talent, attracting VC funding and managing personal finance.

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60 seconds with … Alex Hunte, co-founder of LyteSpark
posted on January 9, 2017

Meet the co-founder of LyteSpark, a browser-based video conference, meetings and events provider based in London.

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Mark Furness on his journey from Thai takeaway worker to founder and CEO of Essensys
posted on December 27, 2016

We spoke to Mark Furness, founder and CEO of Essensys, about starting a business, access to talent and how to achieve a work/life balance.

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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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Are investors really so negative about solo founders?
posted on November 8, 2013

Investors always look to de-risk an investment as far as possible. For startups there are typically boxes that remain ‘unticked’ as the business is embryonic. If we had to tick every box we would never do any investments. Startups are H.A.R.D. It is a long, often stressful and uncertain road that is too often glamourised…

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3 things founders need to watch when it comes to salaries
posted on October 21, 2013

1. Don’t flash the cash. When you raise a seed round, it is exactly the right time both to invest and spend on your product and use the momentum to step up the pace of your company’s development. However, it’s also important to strike a balance and to remember to stay “lean”. The worst misstep…

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AngelList reportedly raises $24M from Google Ventures & others
posted on September 25, 2013

AngelList, a social network of sorts for startups and founders, has raised a new $24 million round of funding, according to a report by Fortune today. Initially, AngelList started out as a community of entrepreneurs that shared information with potential investors. However, the company has evolved beyond being just a social network. It now provides several tools…

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Startup Weekly: Starling Bank’s hackathon, FoodTech awards & more
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A happy workforce: The key to business success
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Here’s how your tech firm can exploit the podcasting revolution
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Cheshire-based mobile app SurveyMe gets £2m
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A £12m series B, a £57.5m fund for Northern SMEs, a hoverbike and more in The Week in Tech
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Challenger bank Monzo announces £19.5m investment
posted on February 23, 2017