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Decision by expert not committee – why our obsession with reviews must end! | Doron Meyassed, Co-Founder and CEO Plum Guide


Play a little game with me. Think of the last purchase you made online, that was important to you. Maybe a holiday you booked, a hotel, a new TV, even booking a restaurant. Have you got something in mind? Now …

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Beatrice Aliprandi, Principal at Talis | Q&A


What were you biggest learnings at Jefferies? Jefferies was a great learning experience for me. Whether you agree with the banking culture or not (most people don’t), you tend to understand your true self a little bit better when it’s …

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Four leading entrepreneurs answer the question | What are your biggest challenges right now?


Getting the advocacy we need from the UK Government to support its home-grown tech champions like Lifebit on the global stage. This is seen in the public sector here in the UK, but on the whole the UK has a …

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Karen McCormick, Chief Investment Officer at Beringea | Q and A


What were your biggest learnings at Boston Consulting Group? I joined BCG at a senior consultant level, having 5 years of experience in consumer products previously. I joined the Financial Services practice (at my request – I wanted experience outside …

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Building the Future Workplace – Larry Gadea, Founder and CEO of Envoy, Takes the Lead


When I started Envoy in 2013, I knew a secret that few did: workplaces lacked user-friendly, experience-centered tools. Working at Google in the early days, we had access to a lot of amazing user-friendly internal tools, built by people in …

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The future of restaurants arrives: Karakuri is changing how we eat | Barney Wragg, CEO & Founder


What is the future of food? It is the question on the lips of entrepreneurs, investors and those up and down the global food supply chain. From picking to plate, technology is altering how we interact with food. This turn …

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Is there a purpose to financial innovation? | Bruce Davis and Mark Davis


In his 2020 BBC Reith Lecture Series, Mark Carney, former Governor of the Banks of Canada (2008–2013) and England (2013–2020), opened with a challenge to the conventions and values of the mainstream finance system. Finance, Carney argued, could no longer …

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As PayPal announce that UK users will be able to buy/sell cryptocurrencies, we ask ‘Are we now seeing accelerated change in the financial system?’


The PayPal news is definitely one indicator of change. But much more radical shifts are already well underway. Decentralized Finance (DeFi) has over $80bn locked in it, having started only a couple of years ago. DeFi lets you control your …

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Melinda Nicci’s latest project, MBody, is tackling Perimenopause which affects women between 38 and 50. We asked her to explain her latest mission and entrepreneurial journey!


Seven years ago, I had an idea for an app that would change the way women approach their health and wellness during pregnancy. Six years ago, that idea turned into my launching Baby2Body as a sole founder, and three years …

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As the Edtech market becomes increasingly borderless, Unibuddy has its sights on the US and APAC | Kimeshan Naidoo, CTO and Co-Founder


When I left my home country of South Africa for the UK in pursuit of a Computer Science Master’s Degree, I didn’t expect to embark on an entrepreneurial journey.

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