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Tech Chats: Smart home tech with EY’s Adrian Baschnonga
posted on March 20, 2017

In this video interview, we chat with Adrian Baschnonga from EY about the rise of smart home tech. We discuss public perceptions of smart home tech, what’s preventing mass adoption and which devices are proving most popular. Baschnonga also talks about the players that are innovating in the space, from startups to telecoms and tech giants.

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Mimecast co-founder Peter Bauer on running a UK unicorn and taking it public
posted on March 2, 2017

We speak with Peter Bauer, co-founder of email management firm Mimecast, about taking his tech business public and getting company culture right.

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Here’s what you need to know before pitching C5 Capital for funding
posted on February 28, 2017

Daniel Freeman, chief investment director at C5 Capital, speaks to Tech City News about what he looks for in cybersecurity firms before investing.

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Thread founder Kieran O’Neill unveils the secrets of his business success
posted on December 5, 2016

Emily Spaven interviews Kieran O’Neill, founder of fashion tech startup Thread. He talks about his two previous successful startups, his plans for Thread and the advice he gives as a Seedcamp mentor.

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Q&A: Sage’s global analytics manager on why the European attitude to data has to change
posted on November 7, 2016

Ahead of his presentation at the Chief Data Officer Summit, part of the London Data Fest, on 16th and 17th November, we spoke to Maciej Piwoni, global analytics manager at Sage about his work and the current challenges facing big data.

Here’s what you need to know before approaching Beringea for investment
posted on October 26, 2016

Yessi Bello Perez speaks to Rob Dagger, investment associate at Beringea, about the firm’s investment strategy.

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Bruce Macfarlane: What MMC Ventures is looking for in tech startups
posted on September 5, 2016

Yessi Bello Perez speaks to Bruce Macfarlane, managing partner at MMC Ventures, about his tech investment strategy.

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Q&A: Skyscanner’s SVP of engineering talks tech talent recruitment
posted on March 2, 2016

Bryan Dove, SVP of engineering at Skyscanner, certainly has some impressive tech companies on his CV. Having previously worked at Amazon Web Services, Skype and Microsoft, Dove says tech giants are facing one common challenge: finding the right tech talent. With £128m in new funding under its belt, Skyscanner has embarked on a recruitment drive…

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Top UX Hiring Trends for Early 2015
posted on February 4, 2015

With the new year comes a time of evaluation and re-evaluation – of hiring plans, career paths, and where to go from here. Jobseekers and employers alike take a step back at the beginning of the year to form their strategy in the market. Speaking from a helicopter view of the user experience market, these…

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How to get the recruitment process right
posted on December 10, 2014

It’s no secret that the deficit between digital job vacancies and digital talent is growing, with little sign of slowing down. Although the growth of digital in the UK is great for our economy, it can make the process of hiring incredibly difficult for many businesses. Despite this increased competition for talent, we see a number of…

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How to Secure Permanent Candidates: The interview and approach
posted on November 19, 2014

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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What to talk about in a startup interview
posted on September 12, 2014

There are a lot of articles out there about how to answer specific questions in interviews, but what about the meat of it? It’s all well and good to have some prepared answers to the FAQs, but how do you approach the startup interview as a whole? Startups are particularly tricky, because you’re unlikely to…

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FinTech startup Quantexa lands $3.3m Series A led by Albion Ventures and HSBC
posted on March 24, 2017

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posted on March 24, 2017

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A $30.4m Series B, a £120m AI fund, a Mario Kart hack and more in The Week in Tech
posted on March 24, 2017

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How tech is shaking up the world of banking
posted on March 23, 2017