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A recent survey of members of the Tech London Advocates trade group has shown that nearly 90% of those surveyed believe that Britain’s membership in the European Union is an important asset to the UK’s tech firms. The survey questioned 320 of the organisation’s members, 87% of whom stated that they thought the UK’s EU...
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The year 2015 was a great year for startups and with 2016 now well underway, we’d expect that many entrepreneurs are full to the brim with excitement at what the year has in store. However, alongside this excitement, there is no doubt going to be a lot of trepidation, and with good reason, especially when...
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A recent manifesto released by the Centre for London, TechUK and Tech London Advocates has called for the next Mayor of London to put technology right at the heart of their leadership! The manifesto, ‘London’s Digital Future: The Mayoral Tech Manifesto 2016’ emphasises how if London is to continue its presence on the global stage...
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On its website, London-based startup Qredo states that it is a “quiet cloud development platform that combines end-to-end encryption with cloud services to make building secure software much easier.” Qredo makes the claim that it is the first company who has been able to offer end-to-end encryption alongside a cloud-based app and that its app, Qredo...
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With the concept of smart cities quickly spreading throughout the world, the UK’s capital has now decided to join a €25 million smart city tech programme alongside a number of other prominent cities in Europe. The programme aims to improve the lives of European citizens with smart technologies and has drawn support from a number...
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With Greenwich recently being announced as the location for smart city trials, it should perhaps come as no surprise that it will also be the first location in London to trial driverless ‘pod’ cars! Although already being used at Heathrow Airport, the pods will be the first independent (i.e. driver-free) vehicles to take on the...
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Getting an accurate business valuation is vital for when you are trying to negotiate terms with investors. It is therefore worthwhile paying a lot of attention to the valuation process itself, and making sure you do the research that is needed to effectively prepare yourself, and your business. It is much easier to enter into...
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As a startup it can sometimes feel like a very lonely world. Being brave enough, therefore, to try and develop partnerships with already established brands is a very strong and positive move. Not only will achieving this gain you the respect of other established organisations but it will also immediately expand your customer base. Other...
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When you are starting up your own business, it is absolutely essential to have a business plan in place. Your business plan is the blueprint for your company’s future. It is the roadmap you must follow and what investors, as well as potential business partners will base their decisions on. Despite the importance of business...
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One of London’s startups has recently secure $45 million in new funding! WorldRemit, a money transfer service landed the new funding from Silicon Valley Bank and TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. The startup prides itslef on being a low cost, fast, simple money transfer service, enabling people to “send money online, anytime, anywhere”. The startup...
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