Author Archives: Silicon Roundabout

Spotting a gap in the health and fitness industry is not easy. In combining the studio experience with a home workout, Ian McCaig CMO and Co Founder of Fiit, believe they have the answer!


In April 2018, Fiit was born. After almost 1 year of dreaming, prototyping, fundraising, hiring, office squatting and interviewing hundreds of customers — myself, Dan and Sammi’s dream of making exercise a habit for everybody started to become a reality. …

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‘Years from now your team will be telling stories about your leadership. What kind of stories do you want them to tell?’ Best selling author Jon Gordon explains!


There is no playbook on how to deal with a global pandemic combined with a shut-down of the economy. There are, however, guiding principles on how to lead through challenges and change regardless of the cause. These principles don’t change …

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Impact investing is the way we change the world for the better! Tom McGillycuddy, Co Founder of Tickr explains


From recycling waste to reducing plastic consumption to going vegan for the month of January, more and more people today are conscious of the impact they have on the planet.

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Covid-19 has placed the spotlight on how we fund and manage childcare. We catch up with Rachel Carrell, CEO & Founder of Koru Kids!


I was the CEO of a healthcare company when I had my first child, and all my friends also started having kids at the same time as me. I saw them struggling with childcare, and thought, ‘There must be a …

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Why governments should be taking advantage of fintech to ease the financial strain of COVID-19. Sho Sugihara, Co Founder and CEO of Portify explains!


In a matter of weeks, COVID-19 altered the world, bringing the historic Post-Great Recession bull market to a grinding halt. Consumers are losing confidence in the economy and unemployment has shot up. However, amongst the outpouring of grim news, there …

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Building a brand and driving growth will never be the same again | Miri Rodriguez, Author of ‘BRAND STORYTELLING’ explains!


The machines are here. Well, they’ve been here for a little while now. Digital transformation has been steadily making its way across sectors and geographies for the past thirty years, however, latest advancing AI and cloud technologies, and now an …

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Fintech | How are tech companies innovating to fill gaps in Government support? Tim Fouracre, Founder and CEO of Countingup explains!


Countingup’s mission is to relentlessly focus on making it easier to run a small business. It’s April 2020 and right now it’s extremely tough running a small business. The team at Countingup took some time out from building our banking …

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Life in the time of Corona – insight from the startup front line


Andrew Hunter co-founded job search engine Adzuna in 2011. He has raised over £12m in VC funding and built a successful, global business. Coping with a worldwide pandemic and unprecedented changes to the way we work were not on the …

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Diego Fanara, CEO and Founder of Unibuddy reflects upon the rise of digitisation and how Coronavirus will accelerate the transformation of education


The coronavirus outbreak has forced us indoors – working, studying and socialising remotely. What’s clear is that society has never been better equipped for such a significant change to our daily lives. Technology is keeping people connected when they are …

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The importance of workplace mental health amid COVID-19


This week ‘Unmind Live’ launched on YouTube. Unmind CEO and Co-Founder Dr Nick Taylor explains what will be involved, the experts contributing, and the added importance of nurturing mental wellbeing through self-isolation. Last night the prime minister announced new measures …

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