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In London Technology Week who better to ask about the future of Transport Ticketing than Ben Whitaker, CEO of Masabi!


We believe that the main theme of the next 10 years of fare collection will be a move away from transit issued media like smartcards and magnetic paper stock, and instead make use of credentials or technology that the passenger …

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The EdTech Europe Summit 2014 is taking place in London today. We took the opportunity to ask a group of leading innovators, ‘What should be the key priorities when it comes to education technology?’


A greater focus on sustainability/profitability. Sharper alignment of technology with actual market need and not just good ideas. Leading to economic as well as functional viability. Alan Maguire – Partner at Leaf Investments

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Ahead of the EdTech Europe Summit 2014 we asked leading innovators and investors, “What should be the key priorities when it comes to education technology?


  On 12th June EdTech Europe ,a one day event in London hosted by IBIS Capital and Edxus Group, will bring together leading entrepreneurial innovators and private equity/venture capitalists amongst others. The e-Learning market is one of the fastest growing …

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Expanding to London from the USA? In Part 4 of the series Richard Goold examines Data Protection and Intellectual Property


Data Protection (“DP”) DP in the UK and Europe is a hot topic and 2014 should see the finalisation of a new Regulation implementing major reforms across Europe with even tougher regulation and fines for serious data breaches of as …

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Opinion | HotelTonight have raised over $80m since December 2010. We asked Heather Leisman,MD for Europe, for her keys to success?!


  By Heather Leisman, MD for Europe at HotelTonight The San Francisco-based company, HotelTonight, was built exclusively for mobile from the ground up. In only three years the app has grown to more than 10 million downloads and 300 destinations …

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Opinion | COO Lloyd Price on how Zesty are transforming access to Healthcare in London!


By Lloyd Price, Co Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Zesty London is rapidly gaining a reputation as the ‘FinTech” capital of the world as investor appetite for disruptive startups in the financial services market increases beyond Angel and Seed financing …

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Opinion| Why the rulebooks on money transfer are being ripped up!


By Mike Laven, CEO, The Currency Cloud If ‘FinTech’ is one of technology’s hottest sectors today, then international payments must surely be the hottest niche, at least if we’re judging by level of investor activity. This year in London alone, …

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An algorithm ….a bidding war? ‘Silicon Valley’ is the brand new US comedy from Mike Judge and we have the trailer!


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Tradeshift have just raised $75m in funding. We asked CEO Christian Lanng what message he had for European entrepreneurs?


The European start-up scene is thriving, full of bright young things trying to turn innovative ideas into real businesses. But, increasingly I’m starting to feel that things are getting out of kilter: the start-up scene seems to have become more …

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We are thrilled that you can now listen to Monocle magazines fantastic weekly show ‘The Entrepreneurs’ on the blog now!


As part of our philosophy to make our fast growing Silicon Roundabout platform an invaluable resource in the technology ‘ecosystem’ we are delighted to now bring you Monocle Magazines weekly show ‘The Entrepreneurs’. Enjoy!  

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