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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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Luke Lang, co founder of Crowdcube , offers his 5 key tips for crowdfunding success!


Top 5 tips for a successful crowdfunding campaign Luke Lang, co-founder of Crowdcube, offers his top tips for crowdfunding success. 1. Get the basics right Making sure you have a sound business plan and robust financial forecasts seems like an …

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Amanda Bradford,CEO of San Francisco based dating app ‘The League’ talks funding,expansion,elitism,curated communities and differentiating in a crowded marketplace!


When I envisioned myself starting a company, I never dreamed it would be a dating app. First of all, the space is littered with graves of failed startups. Talk about a crowded space with a dearth of success stories! Second …

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‘The thing I worry about is that the Facebook movie and tons of seed funding have made it almost too attractive to get into entrepreneurship. Founders can live for a year or two on seed capital, have some fun and punch their lottery ticket. If things don’t take off immediately, they can simply move on’(David Cohen,Co founder of Techstars, quoted by Murad Ahmed, FT 2/9/15) | We asked 7 leading entrepreneurs if they agreed?


“It’s true: the likes of Dragon’s Den, HBO’s Silicon Valley, and podcasts like StartUp give the impression that building a business is as simple as having a good idea and finding some money to implement it. In reality, anyone who …

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From 3 people in a Copenhagen loft to an IPO (2014) | Morten Primdahl, CTO of Zendesk reflects on his journey!


Prior to launching Zendesk in 2007, I was working as a consultant for some of the larger organisations in Denmark. My role would typically be to come in and make progress in areas where the customer had stalled due to …

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