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Fresh from a $250M Series D Round Ariel Cohen and Ilan Twig discuss how TripActions are disrupting business travel


When we started TripActions, we put the user first, working to solve all of the pains of business travel that we experienced ourselves as road warriors. From frustrating booking tools that lagged far behind consumer sites to feeling left stranded …

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The Disruptors | Founders outline the problem, solution and unique value proposition that led to the creation of their business


The idea of GuestReady started in Taiwan in 2016 when I was renting out a room in my flat on Airbnb. I quickly learned how difficult and time-consuming hosting was, especially since I was often away for work.

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Introducing Cordy Griffiths, CEO of Ballou | Building brand awareness and engaging with the press


For any start-up, building brand awareness is one of the highest priorities on the to-do list. After building a great product that solves a lucrative problem, along with a world-class team to keep the momentum galloping along, getting your story …

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‘Trust in government is falling, and tech helped it happen. Now, a collaborative digital platform for policymakers wants to help bring it back.’ Says Ella Mae Lewis, Head of Product at Apolitical!


In 2015, sat in a restaurant in SoHo, a group of my friends couldn’t contain their mirth. “You’re building a platform for government… innovators? Isn’t that an oxymoron?!” They weren’t alone in their scepticism. Trust in government has been in …

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The energy sector is going through massive transition and Upside Energy are at the forefront of change. Devrim Celal, CEO of Upside Energy, explains!


Improvements in technology and the internet of things (IoT) are transforming the way energy is being generated, used and traded. With countries across the world committing to ambitious carbon reduction targets and the cost of renewable technologies reducing, we are …

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The staffing crisis in Healthcare is a huge problem. Fresh from a £5m Series A Round, Charles Armitage CEO at Florence, has a cure!


We’re living through a time of unprecedented demand on the care workforce in the UK. Across the country, 10% of all healthcare shifts are filled by temporary workers and the way they are managed – by expensive and inefficient recruitment …

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Briefing | Fitness to Scale is an accurate predictor of commercial outperformance! We catch up with Ed Lascelles, Head of Technology Investment, AlbionVC


A positive workplace culture is a vitally important feature of early stage businesses, conferring competitive advantage on those that prioritise its development and nourish it over time.Workplace culture starts to form when founders make their first hires and the dynamics …

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The Disruptors | Founders outline the problem, solution and unique value proposition that led to the creation of their business


There was there no simple, chic and affordable way to buy flowers online. I was buying my clothes on Net-a-Porter, my groceries on Ocado and everything else on Amazon, yet I was still schlepping to the Covent Garden flower market …

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As both mainstream medicine and personalised therapeutics go through fundamental change, leading entrepreneurs provide their vision of the future


We’re at a crossroads when it comes to traditional healthcare across Europe. In a world of an ageing population and rising costs, healthcare systems are at a breaking point. Barriers are put in people’s way and stop them from getting …

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Introducing Joe Knowles, Principal at Smedvig Capital | Inside the mind of a VC : How we work and what we look for!


At Smedvig Capital we lead investments in tech and tech-enabled businesses at Series A and Series B. Our approach is to act with conviction, backing 2-3 business a year, becoming a long-term, supportive partner to a focussed family of companies.

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