- Ward of Manchester
- Northstar’s tech mission
- York reframes video
- Lucca’s Wonderluk
- More than JustGiving
Ahead of the May 2016 London mayoral elections, three campaigning bodies are joining forces to create a new tech manifesto for London. The plan was confirmed at this week’s London Conference, featuring all the leading mayoral candidates.
TECHNATION200: Cloud hosting specialist Brightsolid owns and operates data centres, delivering ‘technical innovation backed by personal service’. It is owned by Dundee’s Beano publisher DC Thomson. Kenny Lowe is head of emerging technologies.
TECH FUNDAMENTALS: Talent mobility platform MOVE Guides is using its VC investment – recently October’s $15m series series B round – to bring new talent in to its own operations. The appointments of a new president and vice president are part of a wider growth strategy.
TECHNATION200: Edinburgh-based Float is in business to help small businesses stay in business, with money management tools that help them improve cashflow. Founder and chief executive Colin Hewitt says that, where’s there’s a spreadsheet, there’s an opportunity.
Next week, TechCityinsider publishes its annual Almanac, profiling digital game changers UK wide. Of the 200 people profiled over 2015, 100 are London-based. Why? Because despite the impressive growth UK wide, London still dominates the technology startup economy.
TECHNATION200: Software development business eeGeo builds interactive 3D city maps – including
of its home city of Dundee. The business grew out of now-defunct games giant Realtime Worlds, and its Project MyWorld SDK. Producer Piers Duplock explains.
TECHNATION200: Newcastle-founded Reframed.tv is looking to re-invent the way people consume and engage with YouTube, Vimeo and self-hosted video, by allowing people to comment on specific moments in that video. Co-founder Jo York tells us all about it.
TECHNATION200: Entrepreneur and investor James Duez is one of the leading figures on the rising Norwich tech startup scene. He’s co-founder of Rainbird and backer of the city’s White Space co-working operation, who’s raised £2m to fund early-stage tech in the city.