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Is crypto regulated in the UK? (An overview of financial regulation of crypto in the UK) Part I | James Kaufmann, Partner at Howard Kennedy LLP


Is crypto regulated in the UK? (An overview of financial regulation of crypto in the UK) James Kaufmann[1], 21 June 2022 Crypto. Blockchain. Stablecoins. NFTs. DeFi. The always fast-moving world of finance is expanding at an ever-increasing pace. Within this …

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As Governments wrestle with Cleantech, Christian Hendriksen, Co Founder & CEO of Rensair, talks indoor air quality and the future!


Cleantech is booming. Fuelled by COP26, it’s now the third largest venture capital investment sector behind IT and Biotech. Yet there is one facet that, prior to the pandemic, has often been overlooked: Indoor Air Quality. So what’s the issue …

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Jon Lerner, Partner at Smedvig Capital | Q & A


What were your biggest learnings at Bain & Company? That hard work and a great team can solve pretty much any problem; That it’s always worth looking at the data, analysing it and most importantly acting on it; that structured …

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Global-first Business is Here to Stay | Omnipresent’s Co-founder and Co-CEO Matthew Wilson explains why…


We founded Omnipresent in November 2019, months before most of the world was unexpectedly flung into enforced remote work. Omnipresent started as an idea to simplify the process of hiring and paying employees, wherever they find themselves. Guenther Eisinger, Omnipresent …

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Is this the year that employment verification moves to the forefront of digital transformation? | Chris Milligan Founder and CEO of Konfir explains!


We certainly think so. There is a clear need and opportunity to improve the process for employment verification across the UK. The existing process is broken; it’s painfully slow, non-standardised, lacks proper security measures, and doesn’t always follow data sharing …

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Taymoor Atighetchi, Founder of Papier – on the return to analogue, international expansion and funding


I’ve always had a love and appreciation for art and design and aged 17 sold antiques on Portobello Market – I was the market’s youngest antique dealer and it was an important learning experience in how to sell. I quickly …

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The global challenges we face will be tackled by collaborations across technologies,sectors and companies’ (The Wired World 2022) Do you agree?


I agree. Tech companies, especially tech startups, are the critical drivers of innovation – they learn, iterate and deliver faster and force the market to improve their offerings. We also see a pollination of disruptive models and technologies between different …

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Brad Goodall CEO and founder of Banked, talks payment in real time, Pay by Bank, customer experience and the importance of Bank of America as an investor!


Banked is a new global payment network offering Pay by Bank as a real alternative to the card schemes. Whilst open banking has been around for four years, much of the focus on utilising it was for account information services, …

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How Revenue Based Funding is Changing the Face of Startup Finance | Sarah Clark, Head of UK, Clearco explains!


The past two years have caused no end of chaos and disruption. Yet, the UK’s entrepreneurial spirit seems unphased. According to Companies House, almost 80 new businesses were created every hour in the first half of 2021. Despite the challenges, …

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Committed to fighting food waste and it’s impact on the environment, Deepak Ravindran, Co-Founder of Oddbox, talks about his entrepreneurial journey and sustainability funding!


I left my old job on a whim! Well, not really on a whim but pretty close – I left after serving a month’s notice with no clear plan on what to do next other than wanting to work on …

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