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Tim Fernando Esplorio

Esplorio seeks better mobile trip

TECHNATION200: Mobile travel app Esplorio makes it easy for you to record and share your travel experiences. The Oxford startup’s co-founder, Tim Fernando, tells TCi about the service and his plans to break through in a crowded marketplace.

laurence aderemi

Aderemi not just in it for the Moni

TECHNATION200: Money transfer app Moni enables people to send cash across borders via their smartphone. Founder Laurence Aderemi tells TCi what spurred him to set it up and why London remains the best place in the world as a base for his business.


Gojimo’s quiz aids learning on the go

TECHNATION200: When George Burgess couldn’t find an app to help him revise for his A-levels in 2009, he decided to create one. He tells us why he dropped out of university to concentrate on his edtech business full time.

Julia Groves

Meet the Trillion dollar woman

TECHNATION200: Trillion Fund is a platform that allows ordinary investors to crowdfund renewable energy projects. Chief executive Julia Groves tells TCi how her organisation is looking after people, planet and profit.

Michael Papadakis

Brainomix moves fast to help treat stroke

TECHNATION200: Oxford-based medtech startup Brainomix works to improve the treatment of stroke – one of the great killers of our time – using medical imaging software that evaluates damage within four hours. Chief executive Michalis Papadakis explains.

Pigeon Poop

Unsure on May 7? There’s an app for that

DIGITAL DEMOCRACY: There’s a plethora of apps and online tools out there aiming to help you decide who to vote for in the May 7 general election. Some are frivolous, others more serious. All use code to demystify the jargon of politics.

john lunn

How Start Tank helps UK startups grow

This spring in London, Braintree/PayPal showcased the participants in its London Start Tank accelerator. John Lunn, senior director of developer relations at Braintree and PayPal, reflects and looks at what’s next.

Louize Clarke

Clarke disrupts Reading digital dinosaurs

TECHNATION200: Reading-based tech accelerator ConnectTVT is working to build the area’s startup ecosystem – which is overshadowed by business-park-based global tech giants. Louize Clarke tells us the challenge of getting Reading back on the cluster map.

matt-chocqueel mangan

How Vote for Policies helps you decide

TECHNATION200: Online election tool Vote for Policies helps UK voters make a more informed voting decision, by separate party policies from the personalities. By May 7 polling day, it aims for a million visitors. VfP’s Matt Chocqueel-Mangan, tells TCi all about it.

rory stirling

MMC ventures for the long game

TECH FUNDAMENTALS: MMC Ventures co-invested in ratings site Revoo on a series C round in March. MMC partner Rory Stirling told TCi that Revoo typified the tech-enabled consumer businesses that it backs.