Author Archives: Silicon Roundabout

‘Art in the workplace is no longer simply about decoration…’


James Burke, creative director and co-founder of Shoreditch-based Acrylicize, explains why. Art has long been a feature in spaces outside of the art gallery. Offices have typically used art to decorate the workplace, brightening up meeting rooms and making a …

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Tech bosses could be the next public enemies (FT 28TH May). We asked five entrepreneurs if they agreed?


Andrew Hill wrote in the Financial Times “Like big banks, tech companies are protected  by a bubble of their own making……and their representatives often exude a sense of entitlement and an overconfidence that technology can solve the worlds problems….” He …

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Duncan Logan, founder of San Francisco based accelerator RocketSpace talks about change and London’s greatest opportunity!


In years to come I think Silicon Valley and San Francisco will be viewed as the laboratory of the information age but much of the real world growth of tech will be driven from other locations. There has been no …

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We asked Nick Ray, CEO Of aiHit, should we be worried following David Rowan’s piece on the ‘data disenfranchised’?


“In the emerging yottabyte age, let’s ensure the sovereignty of the people over the databases by holding to account those with the keys to the machine…” (David Rowan, Wired Magazine April 2013) We asked Nick Ray, CEO of aiHit, should …

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Where is the architectural blueprint and vision for a neighbourhood at the forefront of London’s digital revolution?


We asked Peter Murray, Chairman of NLA (London’s Centre For The Built Environment) “Blueprint?! Vision?! Masterplan!? That’s not how these things work in London! Silicon Roundabout happened because there was NO masterplan. It grew because there were cheap, no nonsense …

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‘Has the ideas machine broken down?’ We asked eight leading entrepreneurs.


On 12th January 2013 The Economist ran a piece ‘Has the ideas machine broken down?’. The briefing said ‘a small but growing group of economists reckon the economic impact of the innovations of today may pale into comparison with those …

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The Europas are tonight in Berlin. We caught up with five nominees ahead of the prestigious awards!


With an attendee list that reads like a who’s who of the most innovative and exciting tech companies in Europe we caught up with Victor Henning (Mendeley), Raf Keustermans (Plumbee), Alice Regester (33Seconds), Alex Depledge (Teddle) and Nic Brisbourne (DFJ …

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Apply by 8th January for Seedcamp London 2013. Seedcamp Principal Philipp Moehring tells us what it’s all about.


2012 was a busy year for Seedcamp: They hosted 10 events all around the world, made 23 new investments, took their startups on a four-week tour of the US and hosted the flagship week-long Seedcamp Week event in September. Since …

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Leading European Accelerator Startupbootcamp hits London on January 8th; Why should you apply?


Startupbootcamp Amsterdam hits London January 8th. Patrick de Zeeuw, Co-Founder of Startupbootcamp Global & Amsterdam, explains what makes this acceleration program unique and why you should apply! Startupbootcamp Pitch Day comes to London on January 8th! – We pitch to …

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Are the Government investing £50m in ‘Silicon Roundabout’ just as soaring office rents are driving the tech community out?


To survey the skyline of Silicon Roundabout is to embrace a varied and growing expanse of building types. One should be under no illusion that the cranes will be descending upon the area in the near future as Landlords, inspired …

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