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Ian Fordham

An education in tech sector growth

TECHNATION200: Edtech UK, a new organisation set up to help accelerate the UK’s education technology sector, officially launches in October, created by the Education Foundation. Chief executive Ian Fordham explains.

nic brisboure

Forward offers unfair advantage

TECH FUNDAMENTALS: Early-stage investor Forward Partners provides its entrepreneurs with funding and a startup team to help them hit the ground running. Managing partner Nic Brisbourne talked to us.

chris barker

Draw and code in equal measure

TECHNATION200: Liverpool-based digital design agency Draw+Code works in frontier fields like virtual and augmented reality and projection mapping. Co-founder Chris Barker says the agency delivers on aesthetics and function.

susanne chishti

Chishti’s virtuous fintech circle

TECHNATION200: In just nine months, Fintech Circle has become a go-to angel network of choice for investors who invest solely in technology-enabled financial services. Its ex-banker co-founder and chair Susanne Chishti tells us why she set up the network.

paul archer

Daredevil sets duel mobile challenge

TECHNATION200: Bristol-based mobile social games studio Daredevil Project has developed, a new millennial-targeted photo pairing platform. Founder Paul Archer tells TCi about the project – and working out of Bristol.

Eudie Thompson

Thompson gives apprentices Bright Future

TECHNATION200: Bright Futures is a Salford-based software business with a clear mission: to keep IT onshore – by drawing heavily on apprenticeships. Chief executive Eudie Thompson tells TCi why apprenticeships are so vital for UK tech.

save the trampery

Trampery homeless after 400% rent hike

A shock 400% rent hike is forcing the Trampery to close its successful London Fields fashion technology incubator space after just two years. Now it has launched an urgent public appeal for a new space.


Those who Kano, do

TECHNATION200: Two years ago, the creators of build-it-yourself computer kit Kano smashed their crowdfunding target – and picked up some high-profile backers on the way. Co-founder Alex Klein tells us about the Kano mission – and why kids were initially suspicious.

al mackin

Mackin helps sellers hit best form

TECHNATION200: Online retailers are losing revenue, and goodwill, as a result of the poor design of online transaction forms – with as many as two in three forms abandoned before final payment. Manchester-based Formisimo can help. Founder Al Mackin explains how.

john kershaw

Bristlr sports Tinder for beards

TECHNATION200: Bristlr is a new dating app designed specially for people looking for romance with people with beards. Hirsuit founder John Kershaw, fresh from the Ignite100 accelerator, talks to us about the business of creating Tinder for beards.