Our insight into the latest developments in the tech sector.
Technology needs a KISS
December 4, 2019
A ‘good’ product can fail badly if it launches in the wrong place at the wrong time or just doesn’t quite get it right compared to the competition. There is one thing that good products always have in common, however; the products that make it will always have a KISS principle involved.
Tech start-up metrics: The Customer Acquisition Cost
October 25, 2019
There’s one thing that has the potential to kill a tech start-up - the customer acquisition cost (or CAC for short). This is the cost of finding and converting a potential customer into a paying customer.
UK Venture Capital – more failures and more founders please
August 20, 2019
The US venture capital market in comparison to the UK is much more advanced, but over the last decade there has been a marked rise in UK incubators.
Blockchain’s Transformative Power
July 19, 2019
I’m not going to explain blockchain, but I will add to the hype in demonstrating its transformative power to change the way we do things.
UK Medtech: a healthy horizon for ‘patient’ investors
July 9, 2019
Major advances across the healthcare spectrum over the last decade have come at pace with faster and improved diagnosis, better treatment, enhanced life expectancy and improved quality of life for certain chronic conditions.
Facebook’s LIBRAlisation of the financial system
July 5, 2019
Facebook announcement of its intention to launch a digital currency, ‘Libra’ could be that start of legitimising cryptocurrencies.
London Fintech week starts tomorrow
July 4, 2019
The best and the brightest will be the talk of London fintech week between 4-9 July with blockchain, regtech and cybersecurity continuing areas of focus, and no doubt Facebook’s announcement of its intention to launch Libra; its own digital currency.
Interview with Jack Waley-Cohen, co-founder of what3words
June 5, 2019
Jack Waley-Cohen is co-founder of what3words, the geocoding platform that allocates a three word address to every 3m x 3m square in the world. Prior to this, he led the operations of a translation company as it scaled from five employees working from home to 150+ employees across four continents.
The art and craft of attracting talent for startups
May 1, 2019
If your recruitment strategy involves just quickly bashing out a job description to pass onto a recruiter or online recruitment platform, you might be missing out on exactly the right candidate for your business.
Tech companies: does being first to market really matter?
April 24, 2019
Tech companies are always developing new ideas – some of which turn into products and some of which actually go to market. The innovative nature of tech companies can often mean that when a new product is launched, there are no direct competitors.