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(Check out part 1 of this guide here…) 6. Jukedeck In 2015, Jukedeck won TechCrunch Disrupt London, a clear sign to its founder Ed Rex that the startup was well on its way to success. The fact the startup also managed to close a £2 million funding round is yet another sign that Jukedeck is...
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In recent years London’s startup scene has really taken off and now the capital is considered to be one of the most influential and prosperous startup locations in the world. London well deserves this reputation, for it not only offers startups a terrific, culturally dynamic place to base themselves in but is also the biggest...
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These days it is much more common to see someone staring at their phone in public than conversing with friends. Indeed, it would almost be weird to be commuting on the tube in London and see someone NOT looking at their phone or some other kind of smart device. In many ways, this is rather...
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There is no denying that the startup culture in London is thriving! Indeed, it is becoming rather packed with flourishing companies, with stats from London & Partners showing that a record £437 million of funding was received by startups in the capital in just the first quarter of 2015. With its diverse and international workforce,...
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There are many in this world that would swear blind artificial intelligence (AI) will never happen. However, there are also a lot of people that would say it is already here and when you take a look at some of the world’s latest inventions, you might well be hard pressed to say that AI isn’t...
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Companies are becoming ever more competitive when it comes to trying to attract interest amongst new growth market sectors and when trying to gain investment. Many cities have tried to imitate the model of Silicon Valley, an example of where a location has managed to become an attractive place for top talent to base themselves...
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January 2015 saw London startup TransferWise became the highest profile startup in the capital, after it reportedly received a valuation of $1 billion at a funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. Follow them here: @TransferWise What is TransferWise? TransferWise is a peer-to-peer international money transfer company that was...
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It is no secret that London is fast becoming a hub of tech startups. Indeed the past few years have seen an incredible number of tech companies starting up in the capital, and recent research from Knight Frank, the estate agents, has shown that tech companies are now taking up more of London’s office space...
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Financial tech startup, Curve, has now closed a very impressive seed round of $2 million, managing to secure backing from a list of extremely notable investors. (follow them here” @imaginecurve) Three INSEAD MBA graduates make up the company’s founding team:  Former COO of children’s banking fintech company Osper, Tom Foster-Carter; Anna Mostyn Williams, ex-marketer at Microsoft’s...
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When you’re starting up a business, you would be a fool to try and do so without a business plan. It is so important to have this in place. Most entrepreneurs realise this and so have a blueprint in place in order to try and structure their startup from the very beginning. However, even though...
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