• Opposable viewpoints
  • Manchester’s new reality
  • Daredevil’s duel quest
  • York reframes video
  • Lucca’s Wonderluk


Ross Bailey

Appear Here wins using retail as brand

TECHNATION200: Retail property tech platform Appear Here brings renters and landlords together in an online marketplace – and is best-known for its pop-ups in London’s Old Street station. Founder and chief executive Ross Bailey says using retail space as branding is key to its success.

bruce hellman

uMotif ‘s healthy big data play

TECHNATION200: uMotif allows patients with long-term conditions to record information about their health. Chief executive Bruce Hellman tells TCi about its soon-to-be-launched citizen science project.

hussein kanji

Kanji’s Hoxton ventures and gains

TECHNATION200: Hoxton Ventures co-founder Hussein Kanji, behind disrupters like Deliveroo and Yieldify, believes Europeans don’t know how to invest in venture – and that SEIS and EIS schemes are like ‘corporate welfare’.

sue summers

Finance Birmingham’s creative investment

TECHNATION200: Finance Birmingham is a major public-private provider of venture funding for growing businesses. This year it has joined forces with media and tech VC Ascension Ventures to help deliver its specialist £5 million creative fund. Chief executive Sue Summers explains.

Emma Philpott

Philpott the cyber cluster champion

TECHNATION200: Every technology business cluster needs a champion. In Malvern, home to the UK’s biggest cyber-security cluster, that champion is scientist Dr Emma Philpott. She talks to us about her work, and why Britain is so just so good at cyber technology.

juliette morgan

Morgan’s property market take

TECHNATION200: Juliette Morgan, one of London’s best-informed experts on property for tech businesses, says that entrepreneurs need protected work and live spaces – and that property owners remain nervous about the stability of VC-backed business.


Holzherr whisks up food tech success

TECHNATION200: Whisk’s founder Nick Holzherr pitched an idea to “empower people to live happier lives through food” on BBC’s The Apprentice – and is today growing his Birmingham-based business on the back of a new and clever marketing strategy.

ben trewhella

Trewhella takes opposable view

TECHNATION200: Opposable is an award-winning Bristol-based virtual reality, games and mobile business, with a studio at its heart creating connected games for mobile, PC and console. Chief executive Ben Trewhella talks to us.

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