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Mandeep Singh, Co-Founder of Trouva, writes exclusively on the evolving future of retail!


Commentators have talked about the death of the high street for several years now, and indeed the market continues to change as customers change their shopping habits with the continued rise of online. Whilst as the high street as we …

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‘The growing shift to e-commerce has made online payments big business, as Vantiv’s £9bn deal to buy Worldpay this week shows. Banks are playing catch-up as the leading providers develop other services..’(FT 8.07.17) 2 leading entrepreneurs reflect on the implications of the deal and the future of their own fintech businesses!


As the shift to the digital banking grows, financial institutions are facing new challenges. Global banking fraud is up 26% (£800m in UK) over the last year and the problem is getting worse as customers continue to move to mobile …

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Emotional Intelligence should be at the forefront of workplace strategy! Claude Silver of New York’s VaynerMedia explains why?


Imagine running a company built to service Fortune 100 clients in a highly strategic and creative way. Imagine running that company without empathy, kindness and care of your employees, a place where no one says thank you and no one …

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‘Medical chief vows to spread ‘genetics dream’ (FT 4.07.17). “This week Sally Davies ‘said she wanted genetic testing to become part of “health professionals’ normal care”, so the science was brought to patients, rather than the other way round..’ We asked two leading Healthtech founders to put the pace of medical innovation into perspective and explain how their own businesses were evolving!”


At HealthUnlocked, whilst we do not focus on people’s genes in the same way Genetics Sciences do, we are building information systems that effectively describe people’s relationships with their health, both as individual and collectives. Our work aims to understand …

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‘Stories of exodus are alarmist claptrap. Frankfurt is dull and has no office space. You can’t sack anyone in Paris. Dublin is too small…and so London’s status is not threatened…’(taken from a piece Sunday Times 11 June 17). We asked 6 leading entrepreneurs if the ecosystem in London was in for a nasty surprise!


I arrived to London 17 years ago, first to study, then to get some work experience only to wake up one morning about 10 years ago realising that this is my home and I don’t want to ever live anywhere …

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‘As London based Quiqup secure a £20m Series B Round, Co Founder and CEO Bassel El Koussa talks on-demand logistics, e-commerce and comparisons with San Francisco’s Postmates!’


Since the commercialised internet and the myriad products spawned in the wake of digitisation — think the smartphone and its armies of derivative apps — the world has changed a lot. One such change has to do with how consumers …

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As Rover.com acquire Santa Monica based DogVacay, we catch up with London’s BorrowMyDoggy Founder Rikke Rosenlund as she shares her journey, algorithms, and the lessons she’s learned along the way. Pawsome!


The BorrowMyDoggy idea was developed in July 2012 after I spent the day taking care of a neighbour’s dog, Aston. I realised that lots of dog owners could use a helping paw looking after their dog, and that there are …

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Farmdrop Co-founder Ben Pugh talks about ‘A healthier and sustainable food chain,driven by mobile technology’


Farmdrop is an online grocery platform that connects farmers and producers directly with local customers. By removing the wholesalers and supermarkets from the supply chain, we deliver fresher and healthier food, while paying the producers a much bigger cut than …

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Steve Babcock, CCO of New York based global digital agency VaynerMedia talks ‘Familiarity before Originality’


I got my start in this business in 1998. As a young, budding creative it was made very clear to me that originality was the prerequisite of creativity. If it wasn’t completely original, it wasn’t any good. It was a …

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‘Macron’s halo and a London spirit for Paris (FT 27.04.17) The post Brexit opportunity for Paris to match London as a hub for finance, business and entrepreneurship is real. The first lesson of the 2012 Olympics is the winner takes all.(JohnGrapper) | Gavin Poole,CEO of London’s Here East talks Brexit, Paris and his vision for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park!


The question that everyone raises with me when discussing the health and future of the tech sector in London is inevitably linked to Brexit and the impact last year’s decision will have. This whole subject has been hugely debated, polls …

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