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Advocating London in San Francisco

This month, private sector business coalition Tech London Advocates hosted its first overseas event in San Francisco. TLA founder Russ Shaw explains the thinking behind the California mission.

Alastair Mitchell

$51m round helps Huddle go bigger

The latest eye-watering funding round for London tech business is a $51m series D round for cloud collaboration platform Huddle. Co-founder and chief executive Alastair Mitchell explains what the funding means for the business, London and the collaboration space.

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Skills just a part of the young jobs solution

Few of the organisations working to bridge the skills gap look closely at the life experience of young people beyond their work skills. Michelle Morton-Banks, founder of TM Agency, explains why her business takes a different approach.

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Investing for impact’s sake

TECH CITY GETS GIVING: London’s tech startup sector has a strong sense of community, with dozens of projects designed to give back in education and beyond. But how can investors give for the best impact. Paul Palmer and Mark Salway from Cass Business School set out the power of impact investment.


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.

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Silicon Gorge comes of age

BEYOND TECH CITY: Bristol & Bath is busily staking its claim as one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech clusters. Nick Sturge of the SETsquared business acceleration centre reports.

James Clark

How VC species has adapted to survive

The first dotcom boom created seismic shifts in the tech business investment market – shifts that are still being felt today. James Clark highlights new research that shows how the market has evolved.

Charles Armstrong

Merging big and small brings mutual gain

Co-working pioneer The Trampery opens up its new flagship space on Old Street this month, in a partnership with global ad giant Publicis. Trampery founder Charles Armstrong


Isle of Man stakes cluster claim

The Isle of Man – a British Crown Dependency so not part of the UK – is one of the lowest-taxed places in Europe, with no capital gains or corporation tax and a 20% top rate of income tax. The island also lays claim to being a tech business cluster, with strengths in telecoms and crypto currency.

George Berkowski

A smart – and a dumb – way to raise

TECH FUNDAMENTALS: Raising investment is among the most daunting stages of business growth for any tech startup. It’s also a step where the biggest mistakes can happen. Serial entrepreneur George Berkowski shares his wisdom on how to raise investment.