The last six months have seen fast growing Superscript raise £8.5m and become a Lloyd’s Registered Broker. Is this a pivotal moment for Insurtech? Co-founder and CEO Cameron Shearer explains!


Insurtech has successfully broken away from its older sibling, fintech, into its own growing, disruptive category. And quite rightly so, as there are some really great innovations happening in the space. Insurtech unicorns like Lemonade and Hippo have garnered well-deserved column inches for their innovations in consumer insurance, but we’re yet to see the same from insurtechs for business insurance. 

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Unique perspective and advice to entrepreneurs from an investor & former founder | Katie Palencsar, Anthemis


The COVID-19 pandemic has hit every corner of the globe in a truly seismic way. As an investor, entrepreneur and parent, I’m with all of you in continuing to struggle to adapt to the day-to-day uncertainty.

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Why startups must hardwire sustainability into their DNA | Simon Hombersley, CEO Xampla


“We should boycott the restaurant” said my eight year-old Goddaughter. We were sitting in a burger joint, musing over the container of plastic straws on our table. Instead of thinking about the food, she was thinking about the environment.

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Q & A | Radboud Vlaar, Managing Partner at Finch Capital


What should be my priorities as a CEO Founder? – Being a CEO at a tech startup is a very tough job. You work on average about 300 days a year with 14 hours a day. That is 4’200 hours a year and the worst is for most CEOs that is not enough. You are constantly under time pressure and need to make sure you allocate enough time and resources to the things that matter most:

  • Shape winning strategy and vision to excite talent and investors
  • Hire top talent and build a great culture to outperform execution
  • Fundraise to have more cash than competition to leapfrog

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‘With demand for care doubling and care homes under intense scrutiny, Rachael Crook, CEO of Lifted, addresses the care revolution required to meet the gap.


I was 24 when my life changed forever. It was the Saturday before Christmas, and my mum, 56 at the time, was diagnosed with early onset dementia. In truth, I’d known something was off for a while, but that doesn’t prepare you for when your worst fears become reality.

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The Changing Dynamics of Brand-Consumer Relations | Paula Quazi, Co- Founder of Smol


At smol we are driven and inspired by an ethos of revolution; bringing our eco-friendly laundry capsules and dishwash tablets to consumers who have barely seen innovation within these household cleaning sectors for decades.

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Don’t be KO’d! Ongoing developments in the return to the workplace. Jonathan Newman and Cathryn Bean of Simmons & Simmons LLP explain!


It’s that time of year again – the start of a new term, students returning to schools and universities. But 2020 is not an ordinary year and – mid-COVID – it hasn’t just been students experiencing mixed emotions about a return to their desks.

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Ever wondered how safe your rental deposit is should your Serviced Office provider become insolvent? Mark Lavers of Marriott Harrison explains!


As everyone knows, it is common for landlords to take a rent deposit from their tenants to protect the landlord against the tenant not paying the rent or defaulting under its repairing/decorating/reinstatement obligations at the end of its lease.

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To identify skin cancers early, reduce the dependence on dermatology resources and number of hospital patients is a critical breakthrough. Neil Daly, CEO of Skin Analytics, explains.


At Skin Analytics, we are driven by our mission to help more people survive skin cancer. We are doing this by using innovative AI to enable globally sustainable skin cancer pathways that deliver better patient outcomes. We have a vision of a future where no one dies from skin cancer and this is at the core of what drives every person within the company.

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Bruntwood SciTech’s Exec Chair, Chris Oglesby explores what science and technology businesses need from their workspace!


The UK has long held an international reputation for it’s science and technology sector. More recently the UK Government has further recognised the need to and the importance of increasing investment in this area as outlined in its Industrial Strategy. Looking to and learning from other leading world economies who have invested heavily in science and tech such as the US, China and Israel, the Government has made bold commitments to increasing spending on R&D to 2.4% of GDP laying out it’s Roadmap for UK R&D and the potential for an ARPA-style approach to funding innovation, similar to that of DARPA in the US. These measures clearly illustrate the level of confidence in the role that the science and tech sector can play in the UK’s economic recovery.

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