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Dona Ardeman, Principal Associate at Mills & Reeve LLP on ‘The online funding platform revolution!’


Technology funds have had a problem – exciting global tech investment opportunities were only accessible by large institutional investors with the right contacts. Platform funds-of-funds are changing that.

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Tim Guilliams, CEO of Healx on the problem, solution and unique value proposition that led to the creation of the business!


I have always been fascinated with how new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning could be used to accelerate the discovery and development of disease treatments.

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Is regulation the enemy of innovation? Leading Fintech entrepreneurs respond!


Regulation is absolutely NOT the enemy of innovation: rather, the two exist in a reciprocal relationship. New technology will always be the driver of evolving regulatory requirements – if something is truly innovative, it rarely fits into existing regulatory frameworks.

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Gregory Geny, CEO and Co-Founder of BeRightBack talks subscription models, his entrepreneurial journey and travel predictions for 2020!


The explosion of the subscription economy The last decade has seen the rise of the subscription economy. Whilst advancements in technology and the explosion of social media both play a huge role in the democratisation of subscription businesses, they are …

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‘Business will stop obsessing about growth, and focus on profitability. In 2020 the bottom line will rise to the top of the priority list for startups.’ Rishi Khosla, Co Founder of Oaknorth (The Wired World in 2020). We asked leading entrepreneurs and VC’s if they agreed?


I certainly think that statement might not be as applicable for those companies still early in their growth trajectory. For established more mature Fintech businesses, perhaps profitability will become more of a focus, but as one of Europe’s leading Fintech …

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The cultural phenomenon that is Burning Man takes place annually at Nevada’s Black Rock City. Official photographer Jamen Percy explains what it means to him!


To me, Burning Man has become my creative oasis and a decommodified sanctuary – one of the last strongholds in our modern world to be void of commercialisation.

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Election 2019 | Leading entrepreneurs outline what the ecosystem requires from the next Government to thrive in the face of global competition!


To have any chance of birthing UK tech-giants we need frictionless access to a large single market; the divergence of wealth and power is making this more unlikely. The US and China have a significant advantage over UK companies who …

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Mobility | Flying Taxis are no longer science fiction! Daniel Wiegand , Co Founder and CEO of Lilium explains.


I was an aeronautical engineering student, sitting in my dorm room in Glasgow watching YouTube videos of the V-22 Osprey, a military tilt-rotor aircraft, when the idea first came to me.

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We asked three leading Founders: How would you define the modern entrepreneur?


“The modern entrepreneur has the qualities we’re all familiar with – an inspiring presence and dedication to their work, but they are becoming less hierarchy and process-oriented, partly because of the agility required to differentiate in today’s fast-paced startup culture.

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Rob Pierre, CEO of Jellyfish talks ‘Going global in the digital age; Five top tips for international expansion!’


Technological and digital advancements mean that today, even the smallest companies in the world can become global. While the rewards can be immense, growing a business internationally isn’t without its challenges. Jellyfish started life as a UK-based start-up in 2005. …

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