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 to buy flowers to avoid paying Chelsea florist prices.

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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 the support they need, be that financial barriers, lack of knowledge or even time pressures.

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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 comfort.

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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 homogeneous, rather they come in all shapes and structures. Meanwhile, private markets are growing, offering more opportunities and greater demand to try new things. The move by A16Z enables it to take these opportunities and attract the best deals, by attracting a broader range of talent, driving untraditional thinking and building a differentiated brand.

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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 how challenging it can be, as well as the limitations of traditional learning methods.

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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 we think could have real global potential. To get to term sheet stage, we have to be laser-focused on ensuring there is a world class team, the market opportunity is there, that it’s the right timing and stage and of course that there is traction and demand for the technology the startup is building.

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


The other Ravelin co-founders and I cut our teeth in Europe’s fastest growing company – the taxi app, Hailo. We worked at the forefront of Hailo’s fraud prevention and tackled international crime head-on as the business expanded around the world.

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Introducing Charles Fletcher,Partner at Taylor Vinters | The Legal foundations needed for a successful start-up


As an entrepreneur, you’re a risk taker on a fast-paced journey. There are many things you will need to address along the way to give your start-up the best chance of success – including compliance and good corporate housekeeping.

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