Mobile going-out app YPlan has come of age in 2014, after expanding into three major US cities and acting as official app for high-profile events like the London iTunes festival. Co-founder Viktoras Jucikas reflects.
Accommodating the internet in the 21st Century economy is the greatest challenge facing global society, argues Alasdair Blackwell. Legislators and business alike must let it work for positive global change.
Startups looking to attract and hang on to the best people could look at giving valued staff shares and options. Employee ownership specialist lawyer Robert Postlethwaite reports on a new survey of tech businesses in this area.
Entrepreneurship among under-35s has – somewhat surprisingly – dipped year on year in the UK. Adizah Tejani, from Canary Wharf’s Level39 accelerator and the Tech London Advocates under-35s group, says established entrepreneurs can help reverse this.
PROPERTY TECH: Tech startups are turning their backs in droves on unaffordable, inflexible five-year leases in favour of more short-term options. Jonathan Rosenblatt, operating in the new business space, offers his perspective.
New research from EMBA students at Cass Business School suggests that London’s connectivity may be worse than in other British cities – but that other factors still make the capital one of the best places to start up in business.
This summer, parking platform Parkatmyhouse became JustPark. With new backing from Index Ventures, the rebrand is accompanied by new a BMW in-car native app. JustPark chief Anthony Eskinazi reflects on his firm’s eight-year journey.
PROPERTY TECH: This summer in London, tech disrupters came together with property business folk for the technology for property professionals event. Watch video interviews here from the people looking to change the property market for good.