Category Archives: News

‘Reports of the death of Magazines are exaggerated’ by Rupert Turnbull,Publisher of Wired Magazine.


As Silicon Roundabout plays host to an increasing number of business models that aim to change our future behaviour including the consumption of news, Rupert Turnbull explains why the ‘Reports of the death of Magazines are exaggerated’. I often find …

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Guest Blog: ‘How to retain talent at your Silicon Roundabout startup!’ by Jon Sutcliffe


Jon Sutcliffe, Partner at Kingston Smith, believes that keeping and incentivising key staff may not be as difficult as you think! Good staff, like good clients, usually have their pick of employers, so thinking of ways to recruit, retain and …

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As Silicon Roundabout startup Flubit prepare to relaunch, we catch up with CEO Bertie Stephens!


Silicon Roundabout-based Flubit originally launched as a demand-driven group buying site in August 2011. From £50,000 in funding 14 months ago, the Flubit business plan has evolved quickly, and having recently secured $1.75m is set to relaunch this summer with …

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Our focus on Silicon Roundabout’s ‘hottest startups’ continues; today it’s Teamly!


Amongst some of the gloomiest reports of European contagion the jubilee celebrations have not been the only ray of sunshine to offer balance and encouragement to us all! Last month Teamly and their founder Scott Allison announced that 500 Startups, …

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It’s Monday and we continue our focus on some of Silicon Roundabout’s ‘hottest startups’; today it’s Tribesports!


It would be very easy to dismiss Tribesports as simply a social network for sportspeople! However the approach and desire adopted by three former executives from Mydeco, Steve Reid, David Hickson and Jenna Anians, as well as co-founder Andrew Mcdonough, …

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Over the next 10 days we catch up with some of Silicon Roundabout’s hottest startups; Today it’s MarketInvoice!


Over the next ten days we wanted to focus on some of Silicon Roundabout’s hottest startups; Today we catch up with Charles Delingpole, co founder of MarketInvoice! What do you do when Eurozone contagion dominates the press in the public …

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‘Marketing is dead’ said Kevin Roberts, CEO of Saatchi and Saatchi. We asked two Silicon Roundabout entrepreneurs if they agreed!


The headline in The Drum magazine (May 11th) read ‘MARKETING IS DEAD… or so said Kevin Roberts when addressing the Institute of Directors conference recently – shocking words considering he is chief executive officer at one of the world’s biggest …

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Rob Moffat of Balderton Capital reflects on Incubators and Accelerators in Europe


Recent interviews with startups in Silicon Roundabout have focused increasingly on funding and mentoring. We thought we would start the week with a guest blog by Rob Moffat of Balderton Capital who is involved with portfolio companies such as Housetrip, …

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Litigation in the digital world; Kemp Little and Wiggin give us The Lawyers’ view!


In the second part of our piece following the Financial Times article ‘The curse of innovation’, we asked two leading law firms Kemp Little and Wiggin whether they were concerned about a potential future cycle of IP disputes “spilling over …

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Concerned over litigation in the Digital world? We asked two leading entrepreneurs and two prominent Law firms!


The Financial Times (Thursday 10th May) ran a full page article ‘The curse of innovation’ reporting ‘Escalating courtroom battles over intellectual property’. We asked two leading entrepreneurs and two prominent law firms whether they were concerned about a potential future …

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