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George Spencer

Spencer makes Rentify proptech promise

TECHNATION200: Online lettings startup Rentify plans to disrupt the archaic property sector by focussing as much on the tech as it does the property. Founder George Spencer explains how.

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Alastair Mitchell

Government key to Huddle’s success

In our new Tech Fundamentals investment profile, Huddle co-founder Alastair Mitchell tells the story of the company’s scale-up from an idea born of frustration to global business, backed by more than $90m in venture capital.

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john fagan

Fagan in sync with Norwich startups

TECHNATION200: Sync Norwich is one of the biggest southern tech meet ups outside of London, with 900+ members. Co-founder John Fagan has just launched Axon VIBE – a location-based app that detects and predicts human behaviour.

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Lorenzo Franzi

Franzi looks to clean up with Zipjet

TECHNATION200: Rocket Internet-backed Zipjet offers Londoners a convenient app-based laundry and dry cleaning service. It’s a market awash with competition – but that has not stopped Rocket starting up in the past. Zipjet’s co-founder Lorenzo Franzi talks to us.

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Alex Vanthournout

Fashercise runs into online success

TECHNATION200: Fashercise is an amalgamation of an online luxury sportswear shop and a fitness and lifestyle blog. Founder Alexandra Vanthournout tells us how she fused the two sites – and why a post about porridge is the most popular on the site to date.

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steve marsh

Is GeoSpock big data’s Google?

TECHNATION200: Big data management startup GeoSpock was conceived by Steve Marsh while at Cambridge developing a computer simulating human brain function. GeoSpock, now on the verge of series A, is looking to be the go-to solution for complex big data.

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louis schena

Swipii right for rewards

TECHNATION200: Glasgow-based retail loyalty startup Swipii disrupts the multi-billion rewards business by doing away with antiquated punch or scratch cards – and at the same time gather valuable data. Co-founder Louis Schena explains.

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dave palmer

Darktrace’s inside track on cybersecurity

TECHNATION200: Darktrace is a rapidly growing Cambridge-based cybersecurity business. Its approach draws on biological principles to create ‘enterprise immune systems’ for its clients. Director of technology Dave Palmer explains all.

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Imogen-WetheredFEAT

Wethered plays the waiting game

TECHNATION200: Qudini is a queue management system for shops and restaurants that allows customers to keep their place in line without having to wait around. Co-founder Imogen Wethered tells Toni Sekinah how her innovative business was conceived at a hackathon.

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james duez

Duez keeps Norwich startup faith

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.

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