Author Archives: Silicon Roundabout

Leading European Accelerator Startupbootcamp hits London on January 8th; Why should you apply?


Startupbootcamp Amsterdam hits London January 8th. Patrick de Zeeuw, Co-Founder of Startupbootcamp Global & Amsterdam, explains what makes this acceleration program unique and why you should apply! Startupbootcamp Pitch Day comes to London on January 8th! – We pitch to …

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Are the Government investing £50m in ‘Silicon Roundabout’ just as soaring office rents are driving the tech community out?


To survey the skyline of Silicon Roundabout is to embrace a varied and growing expanse of building types. One should be under no illusion that the cranes will be descending upon the area in the near future as Landlords, inspired …

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Guest Blog; Rosemary Forsyth of Forsyth Group on ‘How to hire the right executive for your tech start up’


You have secured funding for the business and now hiring a CEO, COO or CFO means it’s time to grow up fast for a tech startup. Rosemary Forsyth explains how to avoid a costly mistake! “The founders have done a …

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Five founders who have raised over $16 million in funding in the last 12 months share their top tips for a successful pitch


During the last 12 months Qinec, Makielab, Mojiva, Mindshapes and Click A Taxi have raised over $16 million in funding. We asked the five founders what advice they could offer to other startups on delivering the perfect pitch?

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Guest Blog; ‘Bill Earner, Managing Partner of Connect Ventures, provides his top tips for an effective pitch!’


As part of my job I get to see a lot of startups pitch their businesses. So what makes the best ones truly stand out? In my experience the most effective pitches share a few traits in common. I’m going …

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If you could launch a campaign tomorrow to help fast growing Tech companies in the UK, what would be top of the list? We asked a few of Silicon Roundabout’s entrepreneurs.


Last week the Financial Times ran a piece ‘Tech groups campaign for San Francisco tax reform’. ‘If passed in November the measure would relieve companies from paying corporate taxes based on the number of employees they have and instead levy …

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Ten Smart CEOs: (No 3) Chris Morton, Lyst


Chris Morton’s decision to colonise the fashion world as an innovator, whilst timely, represented a shift in career path for the former VC of Balderton Capital. Launched in 2010 this success, having secured funding from DFJ Esprit and Accel, is …

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‘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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Guest Blog; ‘The Beauty of hiring interns’ by Ben Rosen


Growing Silicon Roundabout startups short on cash but in need of support need not panic, writes Ben Rosen, founder of Inspiring Interns; For fresh-faced SMEs, the prospect of making a new hire can be daunting. You may not have a …

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