Author Archives: Silicon Roundabout

‘3 Ways to Know Your Company is Ready To Go International’ by Neil Capel,CEO of Sailthru, one of the fastest growing private companies in the USA!


As a British chap myself, I’ve actually spent the better part of a decade building an incredible business in New York City. I felt the itch to expand internationally many times but knew that with “going global” came many unique …

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Five ways to get noticed by a Venture Capitalist!


The Ventures Team at Octopus Investments have invested in a diverse portfolio that has included Graze,Secret Escapes,YPlan,Zoopla and Gymbox. Headed by Alex Macpherson, these are his ‘Five ways to get noticed by a Venture Capitalist!’ Relationships and introductions Getting investment …

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‘How critical is independence to success? We asked six leading entrepreneurs.’


“I would suspect that (Skype) could have achieved more if it had been an independent company” said Danny Rimer, a partner at Index Ventures” in the Financial Times 29th August (Skype’s first decade reflects a trail of missed opportunity). We …

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‘What innovations will shape architecture in a decades time’ (Wired Magazine July 2013) We asked six of Silicon Roundabout’s leading architects what they thought?!


Chris Patience Partner at EllisMiller Architects Imagine cities enclosed by a super scale mega-structures smart enough to control light and heat, collect water, generate energy, and protect its inhabitants from an increasingly volatile climate. A little Stanley Kubrick perhaps, possible …

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London’s ‘Silicon Roundabout’ will soon benefit from Europe’s largest infrastructure project. Ian Lindsay of Crossrail explains more!


Currently Europe’s largest infrastructure project, Crossrail is one of the most amazing, large and complex projects ever undertaken in the UK, delivering 118 km (73 miles) of new, modern railway linking Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west to Canary Wharf, …

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10 Tips for succeeding in a Startup Accelerator programme by Carlos Eduardo Espinal, Partner at Seedcamp


Accelerators come in all different shapes and sizes. With many new Accelerators coming into existence within the last few years, the job of selecting one to join and getting the most out of your chosen accelerator program isn’t always obvious. …

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‘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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