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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.