Author Archives: Silicon Roundabout

Listed in Forbes ‘Cloud 100’, Santa Monica based ZipRecruiter CEO Ian Siegel discusses his entrepreneurial journey!


When Ian Siegel & his co-founders started building ZipRecruiter in 2010, they were solving a problem they faced daily in their own professional lives – hiring great employees fast, so they could get back to work. “We started out with …

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Following the launch of the London Evening Standard’s campaign into food poverty and waste, we caught up with Kevin Duffy, Co Founder of Winnow. One of Europe’s 100 Hottest Startups(Wired) Kevin talks waste,smart meters,funding and his entrepreneurial journey!


I co-founded Winnow in 2013 to help the hospitality industry prevent food waste by making the kitchen ‘smarter.’ With my co-founder, Marc Zornes we identified a massive opportunity to help solve the issue of commercial kitchen food waste in a …

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‘Is the recent Uber ruling on workers basic rights a game changer for the ‘gig economy’?’ James Storke, Partner in Lewis Silkin’s employment law department, responds!


An employment tribunal has ruled that drivers engaged by Uber are ‘workers’, not self-employed contractors, meaning they will be entitled to national minimum wage, paid annual leave and whistleblower protection.

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360 Capital Partners was recently selected as one of the best European funds investing in innovation by Decideurs Magazine (19 July 2016). Emanuele Levi, Partner at 360 Capital Partners, gives his insight into the current tech scene in Paris.


The French tech ecosystem is thriving as France has become a favorable environment for entrepreneurs to innovate in the digital economy.

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Founded in 2014 Marley Spoon is now one of Europe’s 100 Hottest Startups. Fabian Siegel, Co-founder talks funding, Martha Stewart, media for equity, food waste and his journey from Delivery Hero!


I co-founded Marley Spoon in 2014 with the mission to radically reduce food waste and fundamentally change how grocery shoppers purchase food by providing access to convenient, market-fresh and delightful meals to millions of households around the world. The food …

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Named as one of ‘Europe’s 100 Hottest Startups’ in Wired, Grabble Co – Founder Daniel Murray talks about his entrepreneurial journey, who it’s for, and what it takes.


In my journey I’ve been through a constant and relentless mix of self improvement and consistent learning, from one iteration to the next. I can safely say I have the kind of self determination you need to have to be …

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As TruRating closes a $12.6m Series A round , Co founder Georgina Nelson explains how the business came about!


I’d had an idea nagging away at me for years and I decided I was going to make it happen when I became a mother three years ago. It was as much about putting something right for consumers as it was …

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Cindy Minniti,JD and Managing Partner at Reed Smith in New York on ‘The Five Things London’s Leading Entrepreneurs with US Operations Should Know about Non-Compete Agreements’


Generally speaking, employees in the United States have unlimited freedom to move between jobs — that is, unless the employee signed a non-compete agreement.  These agreements – often used to protect a company’s trade secrets and client relationships — bar …

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‘Some of Silicon Valley’s most highly valued private technology companies, including Airbnb and Uber, are expressing concern and taking action over a new breed of brokers trying to solicit shares from employees and early investors..’(FT 15.08.16) Stephen Diosi , Partner at Mishcon de Reya, offers his thoughts on the controversy and advice for London’s leading entrepreneurs.


Awarding stock to employees, whether through a formal share plan or otherwise, can be a very powerful tool to reward and incentivise behaviour, playing a key part in the growth and success of a business. Of course, the incentive is …

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As San Francisco’s LendUp announces $47m in funding we asked Richard Wazacz, Head of Octopus Labs to talk London fintech and the new accelerator!


London has an illustrious history as a global financial hub. But over the last decade or so, it’s pulled off a pretty impressive feat – one that few cities have been able to achieve.

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