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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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The Disruptors | Founders outline the problem, solution and unique value proposition that led to the creation of their business (3)


Life insurance normally makes people uncomfortable. Nobody wants to think about death, and especially not about the bureaucracy that comes with it. But life insurance wasn’t always like this: it used to be a force for good, a source of …

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Q and A | Kjartan Rist, Founding Partner of Concentric


Is Andreesen Horwitz’s step of renouncing its VC status a sign of the future? (Forbes April 30.19) A16Z, like much of the VC industry, is responding to the need for greater flexibility in the modern world. Investment opportunities are not …

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Briefing | Leading Commercial Property figures reflect upon how workspaces are changing in an era of evolving tenant demand (Part 3)


How we design, build and use workspace is changing. Fact. How developers go about this successfully is still very much up for debate

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The Disruptors | Founders outline the problem, solution and unique value proposition that led to the creation of their business (2)


Back in 2008, following an MBA project, I set out to change the way the world learns languages. Having learned Spanish and travelled across Spain and Latin America, I knew how rewarding language learning can be. But I also understood …

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Introducing Vasile Foca, Co Founder & Managing Partner, Talis Capital | Raising VC investment ; How to increase your odds!


Talis has backed some amazing companies since 2009 – including Darktrace, Luminance, Reevoo, Onfido and Iwoca – and we’ve seen thousands of companies come through our door. Right now, we have a portfolio of around 40 or so innovators who …

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