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Russ Shaw

Why UK tech needs migrant talent

Rules on immigration should be loosened to allow more people with specialist technology skills to come to the UK – according to the Home Office-sponsored Migration Advisory Committee. Russ Shaw welcomes the recommendation as common sense.

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Food startups change tech recipes

Kate Jackson, co-founder of business dining platform TableCrowd, surveys the UK food startup scene – and spots some clear trends.

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New York and London boost tech bonds

In February, London mayor Boris Johnson visits New York City on a tech-focussed trade mission. Gordon Innes of London & Partners says there are huge opportunities to forge transatlantic partnerships.

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Why we must teach tech’s lost generation

The rise of the tech entrepreneur has finally made coding cool. But archaic education and seamless user interfaces combine to keep most people from a true understanding of how technology works. Will Bentinck says we must reinvent education – and now

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London must build on fintech progress

LONDON FINTECH: January’s FinTech2015 event demonstrated the confidence and vigour of the London fintech scene. But, warns event co-organiser Russ Shaw, now is no time to be complacent.

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Why IP matters for startups

Ian Tollett of intellectual property specialist Williams Powell helps navigate the maze, outlining how IP can help or hinder a startup.

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Advocating London in San Francisco

In December, 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.

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$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.

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