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EXCLUSIVE: E-commerce firm Paddle merges with DevMate in ‘seven figure’ deal

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Calum Smeaton, CEO of TVSquared, on growing a successful UK AdTech firm and raising $12.5m

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Zzish hits £1.15m funding target on Crowdcube for technology that will democratise quality education and move the needle on learning
Okappy announces the launch of its investment pitch on the AngelsDen equity crowdfunding platform
Recruitment disruptor poised for further growth with €8m investment secured


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Tech Chats: Amber Mace from EY on why women aren’t using VR
posted on May 19, 2017

In this Tech Chats interview, we speak with Amber Mace from EY about women and virtual reality. Mace explains why fewer women than men are adopting VR and what can be done to encourage more women to use this type of technology.

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How to nail a digital design interview
posted on January 12, 2015

Rather than give the same advice recruiters always give on this subject, I’ve invited some digital creatives who regularly conduct interviews to share their thoughts on the common pitfalls. Fail to prepare; Prepare to fail As Russell Murton-Cole, a freelance digital designer with over 10 years’ experience in London studios, notes – “I know it’s…

5 Top Interview Tips for Graduates in Digital
posted on October 15, 2014

You’ve just graduated, you’ve applied for your dream job and been invited for interview. Now the hard work begins. For new graduates and junior candidates in search of that first big break, this time of year is a busy one. Competition is strong so here’s some interview tips to get ahead: 1. Do your research:…

How to ace a job interview with a startup
posted on September 3, 2014

It can be easy to forget the importance of good interview preparation, particularly if you’re in a busy full time position. Hiring managers and startup founders, however, will always want to be impressed, so it’s important to put yourself in their shoes. Here are some tips to help ensure that you’re well-placed to do just…

Should I go freelance? Where do I start?
posted on August 8, 2014

One of the most frequent conversations I have with jobseekers is around how to go freelancing after 3-5 years in permanent roles. Here are some key points to consider when thinking about making the jump to freelance. How much should I charge as a freelancer? There are many influencing factors: length of contract, location, project…

How do I hire new talent as a startup?
posted on July 7, 2014

The main challenges facing startups are fairly obvious – time & money. This isn’t unusual for companies of any size. However, they’re clearly heightened by stretched resource and cash flow for start-ups. There’s also experience. Recruitment is a simple concept to understand, but rarely plays out as smoothly as we’d all like. This means that…

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Ex-CEO of Ve Interactive under investigation for fraud
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EXCLUSIVE: E-commerce firm Paddle merges with DevMate in ‘seven figure’ deal
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Calum Smeaton, CEO of TVSquared, on growing a successful UK AdTech firm and raising $12.5m
posted 7 hours ago

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Research spotlights lack of women in UK venture capital industry
posted 9 hours ago

Labour’s Manifesto: what does it mean for UK tech?
posted 11 hours ago

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UK startups predict difficult times ahead following EU tech funding freeze
posted on May 22, 2017