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Lopez-Valenzuela, Alberto

Alva’s growing reputation

TECHCITYINSIDER100: Alberto Lopez-Valenzuela is leading the way in the sector of corporate reputation management, helping global companies keep a watchful eye on how they are regarded online. Toni Sekinah finds out how technology is powering reputation analysis.

Alex Depledge

Depledge cleans up with Hassle

TECHCITYINSIDER100: Hassle offers consumers a simple way to book a trusted local cleaner – and gives cleaners a platform to connect with them. Founder Alex Depledge is looking to professionalise and bring transparency to the domestic cleaning market.

Silicon Roundabout

New fellowship boosts young job chances

Three organisations have come together through the Connecting Tech City edtech initiative to create a new fellowship that will enable 100 young Londoners to access high-level software development training every year.

con tech

Tech startups eye TV projects

Potential television format ideas, ranging from a dating show to kids’ branded content, have emerged from ConTech, which brought startup entrepreneurs face to face with senior TV production executives at this week’s Content London event.


What I’m learning from fundraising

Raising finance to grow your startup is a learning experience for any entrepreneur. Siddarth VijayaKumar, founder of home dining startup Grub Club, gives his view for starters.

Sherry Coutu landscape

Talent top issue for UK scale-up firms

Businesses that move from start-up to scale-up could contribute a million new jobs and add £1 trillion to UK economic growth by 2034, according to a new report from investor Sherry Coutu. Here she suggests how we could create a UK Google or Facebook.

Anthony Eskinazi

Index just right for JustPark

TECH FUNDAMENTALS: Home parking space platform JustPark followed a 2011 seed round of £250,000 this year with a series A. Founder Anthony Eskinazi tells us how he stopped his parking space marketplace from stalling.

Silicon Milkroundabout

Startups ‘paying 26% more’ for talent

Tech startups are paying 26% above the market rate for the best talent, with their hiring up 80% year-on-year, new figures released ahead of this weekend’s London tech jobs fair Silicon Milkroundabout reveal.

jean de fougerolles

On the Ascension

TECH FUNDAMENTALS: London-based Ascension Ventures provides seed capital to digitally led tech businesses. Chief executive Jean de Fougerolles tells Toni Sekinah which tech firms would be on the same wavelength as Ascension.


Kingston takes ads back to the lab

TECHCITYINSIDER100: Award-winning adtech business Future Ad Labs develops and distributes innovative advertising formats for the mobile generation. Meet co-founder and chief marketing officer Howard Kingston.