How to use core values to build a great company

So many books have been written about how to win in business. The simplest way, in my experience, is to use core values fully in an organisation. It’s also one of the hardest things to get right.

Fin-Tech Is Becoming Over-Valued, Risking Future Exits

Perhaps the single biggest tech investment area the last 5 years has been fin-tech. In Europe and the US, disruptors of everything from lending to foreign exchange have raised unprecedented capital to challenge banks and their kin:

For AI startups, more funding is often not the answer

One of the hottest areas for VC investment is AI/ML; artificial intelligence algorithms, related machine learning systems, neural networks, and back-end processing to produce insightful and self-learning applications.

Berlin Not London Will Become Europe’s Silicon Valley

London has been the undisputed European technology centre. Until now. Our view is Berlin will rapidly begin to take over, and in 10-15 years we will see the Berlin cluster as Europe’s technology hot-bed.

Why the hung parliament isn’t a big deal for UK tech

Confusion reigns about the impact a hung parliament will have on business confidence and, of course, whether the nation’s plans for Brexit will change. Naturally, this concern is magnified for sectors driving UK economic growth, with the tech and financial sectors foremost among them.

Should VC’s Invest In Fin-tech? The Case For “No”

Since 2011, $60B of VC investment has gone into fin-tech globally. That’s 7,000 funding rounds, a staggering collective commitment by the venture industry to the future disruption of banking, trading and payments.

You have to go big to serve small: M&A accelerates in the gig economy

In recent weeks on both sides of the Atlantic ‘gig economy’ companies have consolidated at an accelerating pace. IAC has led the wave, acquiring Angie’s List after two years of courtship for $500m, after buying a smaller UK business only a few weeks before.