Category Archives: News

Gregor Pryor is one of the Top 100 most influential people in digital media (Wired Magazine) We asked Gregor what London really needs from its next Mayor?!


London has for many years been one of the world’s best cities; a melting pot of art, music, fashion and technology. But if we are to remain a stomping ground for the most exciting creators, innovators and entrepreneurs, the next …

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BloomNation, UrbanStems and The Bouqs have raised over $7.5m in funding in the USA as the business of On Demand flowers continues to grow! Aron Gelbard ,CEO of London based Bloom and Wild, talks funding, flowers in the mobile age and the future.


It’s an exciting time in the world of startup flowers. In the US, a number of startups are disrupting the $35B flower industry, and Bloom Nation, Urban Stems, The Bouqs, and Bloomthat have all recently raised venture capital funding to …

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‘Social networks will help education to realise its true potential’ (Reid Hoffman ‘The Wired World in 2016’)


‘To get the most out of a highly connected digitalised world, you need platforms that emphasise personal interconnectivity…..In 2016 I believe the education world will embrace this fundamental lesson..’ We asked Ben Grech, Co founder of fast growing Uniplaces, to …

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Masabi’s New Shoreditch HQ has the wow factor!


Fresh from a new $12m funding round in December 2015, Masabi more than ever were ready to relocate to a new HQ.

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‘Increasing cross channel campaigns, improved customer experience and mobile engagement?…’ OpEd| Having raised over $7m we asked Stephen Upstone, CEO and founder of Loop Me, what 2016 may bring in terms of marketing and communication?!


Marketing in 2016 should focus on finding new solutions to the latest developments in consumer habits. Audiences don’t ‘go online’ anymore, they are constantly connected through their phones, tablets, and smart watches, on top of their desktop and laptop usage. …

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With video sharing developing into a huge growth area, Gareth Capon, CEO of Grabyo talks funding, social media sports stars and global advertising.


My first memory of going to watch live sport was a trip to the Cardiff Arms Park Rugby stadium to watch the British and Irish Lions play a Rest of the World XV in a game to commemorate 100 years …

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‘The Blockchain will become our new signature’ (The Wired World in 2016). In their recent article Forde and Casey argue ‘Timestamped Bitcoin transactions can provide a path to data reliability’. We asked the founders of Shoreditch based Blockchain, Peter Smith and Nic Cary, if they agreed and about their journey so far!


A lot of people are talking about the block chain these days. In its simplest form, the block chain is a database that stores a history of every bitcoin transaction that has ever taken place. It’s the core innovation of …

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‘As a chief executive “you don’t have to be a full time operator, you have to be a full time visionary” (Essam Abadir, Chief Executive of Aspire Ventures ,quoted FT 07.10.15) We asked 9 leading entrepreneurs if they agreed?


  “This depends very much on the type of business you’re running and the level of maturity of the company. In a fast growing start-up, whilst being visionary is important, I think more emphasis needs to be put on putting …

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Founded in 2013, Yoyo are already one of Europe’s hottest fintech startups! Alain Falys,CEO, talks global ambition,mobile wallet’s in ‘closed environments’,QR codes,rewards and funding!


We built Yoyo Wallet after talking to hundreds of retailers of all sizes. This is what we discovered: no one is addressing the retailer’s top 3 issues which are: Who is my customer? How do I create a personal engagement …

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“Great companies can come from anywhere. We asked Carolina Brochado from the investment team at Atomico, what she looks for in future portfolio companies and how important the location of their headquarters is to potential investors.”


Now is probably the most exciting time ever to be a tech entrepreneur outside Silicon Valley. Ten years ago, it was not widely believed that tech companies could be successful if they were not located in the Valley. Many people …

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