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On-demand tech repair startup Repairly raises £265,000 to expand in London
posted on February 10, 2017

Repairly, an on-demand technology repair service, has closed a £265,000 Seed round.

Ollie Purdue, Loot founder

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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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.

Aron Bloom and Wild

Q&A: Bloom & Wild CEO talks securing Seed funding, expanding to Ireland and paying attention to detail
posted on September 21, 2016

This week we speak with Aron Gelbard, CEO of Bloom & Wild, a platform that enables people to order flowers, which are packaged in such a way that they can be delivered through a letterbox. He shares his views on how to secure Seed funding, expanding his company to Ireland and the importance of attention to detail.

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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…

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Large companies needn’t act like tech startups to win
posted on June 21, 2016

Sabrina Francis is the strategy director at Arena Media. In this article, she explores how already-established companies can use their strengths to their own competitive advantage in a world where startups are increasingly fashionable. Startups are in fashion. Understandably so; the successes of Uber, Netflix and Airbnb along with the glamorous portrayal of Silicon Valley have caused…

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When is a startup no longer a startup?
posted on March 4, 2016

Our nation has such an impressive list of home-grown tech success stories, which shows it’s obviously a great place for startups to set up base and grow. But it’s that transition point I’ve been pondering this week. When does a startup stop being a startup? Is the graduation from startup status connected to duration of…

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7 top tips for transitioning from startup to scale-up
posted on February 10, 2016

Salma Shah is the director of SoftSkills4Tech, which specialises in helping businesses improve their performance through people, storytelling demos and customer conversations. In this article, she shares her top advice for transitioning your business from a startup to a scale-up. Despite the chaos, the initial startup phase is an exciting one. Everyone is committed to going the…

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Why being a solo founder can kill your startup
posted on January 25, 2016

Peter Johnston is the founder and CEO of Lystable. In this article, he discusses the issues faced by entrepreneurs who embark on a startup venture alone. Paul Graham who founded Y Combinator puts being a ‘solo founder’ as the number one factor that will kill a startup. Why? Because it shows a vote of no…

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New food business cooked up
posted on November 19, 2015

Feeling peckish and fancy a homecooked meal? If you live in North London you’re in luck as a Hackney homecooking startup has just launched, bringing residents in N16 a fresh, wholesome alternative to takeaways. If you live in the Stoke Newington area you are lucky enough to be able to take advantage of the culinary…

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Incubators vs. Accelerators – What you need to know
posted on November 2, 2015

When it comes to starting your own business, there are a myriad of things you need to know, and chances are you’ll need some assistance. You may have heard the terms Accelerators and Incubators bandied about, but it’s unlikely that you’re aware of just what each of these really means, and what benefit they can…

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So you think that being an owner is easy?
posted on October 29, 2015

We could all be guilty of assuming that business owners have it all their own way. How many of us have thought that all they have to do is delegate jobs, leaving it to their employees to get the job done whilst they enjoy long, lazy lunches.  However, listen to any business owner and they’ll…

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posted on April 23, 2017

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Top tech stats: UK FinTech, Brexit, cybersecurity and more
posted on April 22, 2017

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Startup Weekly: Just Eat’s FoodTech cohort, TrueStart’s call for applications and much more
posted on April 21, 2017

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Meet our FinTech Startup of the Year: Divido
posted on April 21, 2017