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the death of the accelerator

Could tech accelerators soon become a thing of the past?
posted on May 19, 2017

Andrew Humphries, co-founder at The Bakery, discusses why he thinks tech accelerators may become a thing of the past.

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GoCardless raises $13m to build new global bank-to-bank payments network
posted on March 23, 2016

GoCardless has raised $13m in a funding round led by Notion Capital. The round also drew participation from existing investors Balderton Capital, Accel Partners and Passion Capital. A statement said the company will use the funding to meet increasing demand from new enterprises and to build out its payment network across the globe. Hiroki Takeuchi,…

Cylon: 3 top London startups hacking hacking
posted on October 20, 2015

With bank hacks, photo hacks, government hacks, wifi hacks, email hacks and no doubt plenty more leaky digital systems just waiting for cheeky chancers or organised criminals to find weaknesses in, cybertech has perhaps never been hotter property. Having officially launched in April and recently taken in its second cohort of cybertech startups, Tech City News takes…

Startups, can you please dream a bit bigger?
posted on September 16, 2014

I opened up ProductHunt this morning as I started to write this column. The first three ideas I saw are typical of the limited dreams of a lot of entrepreneurs today: yet another productivity app, another dating app and an app promising to be “Tinder for apartment hunters”. Meanwhile Elon Musk has said he won’t…

When entrepreneurs believe they’re artists, it’s okay – let’s break down the wall
posted on November 11, 2013

“Are startups ‘the new art’?” asked a moustache-clad TechCrunch writer in an interview with SoundCloud CEO Alexander Ljung at TechCrunch Disrupt in Berlin last week. After a suspended pause, Ljung carefully responded, “No… but there’s a huge amount of creativity and artistic elements involved in creating a great startup.” The same day, Wall Street Journal…

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