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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Viktoras Jucikas

YPlan stays ahead of events

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.

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Ali Blackwell

We must let web drive change for better

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.

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Robert Postlethwaite

How shares can help startups keep talent

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.

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Adizeh Tejani

Time to inspire the next generation

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.

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Headspace

Startups demand flexible quality spaces

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.

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Slower broadband ‘won’t harm London’

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.

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