The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to transition much of our lives to the virtual world. Our shopping habits have perhaps been irreversibly changed and the pandemic has accelerated the transition from physical to online retail by several years.
#Business Resources - 24/09/2020
As economies globally went into lockdown in March, the startup ecosystem was required to take immediate and swift action to ensure survival. Founders and management teams needed to make difficult decisions. Investors in these businesses naturally refocused all efforts to ensure their portfolios had support, financial and operational, to adapt to a quickly changing macroeconomic environment.
#Business Resources - 18/05/2020
Every business is and will continue to feel the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic. All founders will be reassessing the fundamentals of their businesses to maximise cash runways in order to simply keep the lights on. In this environment, funding needs for innovative early stage SMEs will be more acute than ever.
#Business Resources - 30/03/2020
Two household names in the world of tech recently decided to go public by holding direct listings instead of going down the well-trodden route of the Initial Public Offering (IPO).
#Business Resources - 11/11/2019
Video games. A simple yet entertaining diversion or a colossal waste of time? One may be forgiven for missing the rapid emergence of competitive videogaming, also known as eSports. Yes, it is actually a thing, and its popularity is surging. The business world is taking note.
#Business Resources - 27/09/2019
Whilst Revenue-Based Finance (RBF) has been in use for some time, mainly by well established businesses across a range of industries, it has only recently been in use in the world of venture capital and start-ups.
#Business Resources - 12/09/2019
We are a “long way from the ‘robots will take my job’ anxiety that dominates the media’s image of AI and automation” states Katherine Henley, workforce transformation expert at PA Consulting.
#Business Resources - 30/04/2019
You may have heard that the EU Council has voted in favour of the Copyright Directive passed by the EU Parliament. Existing copyright law within the EU is complicated and varies from country to country. The Directive is an attempt to harmonise copyright law in line with the EU’s Direct Single Market policy. The Digital Single Market is an EU strategy to assist growth to the EU digital economy.
#Business Resources - 30/04/2019
The takeaway from the Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2019 is that Cybercrime can happen to us all. It’s a real threat that can have crippling effects on businesses in both the short term, as they can lead to the loss of valuable data and resources, and in the long term, as it often results in the breakdown of existing client relationships and the ability to attract new ones.
#Business Resources - 26/04/2019
The UK continues to focus on attracting the best tech talent to its shores. Since the introduction of the Tier 1 (Exceptional) Talent visa in December 2013, the UK has increased the yearly cap on these visas. Last month and broadened its offer through the introduction of the Start-up and Innovator Visa routes. The Government has made it clear that it intends on making the UK, the top Tech destination of the world. The intention is to provide tech businesses with opportunities to grow and attract talent into the UK. Recent date from Companies house shows that new tech start-ups grew by 14% in 2018. The data that was compiled by accountancy firm, RSM, suggests that despite the economic uncertainty, the tech sector continues to thrive in the UK.
#Business Resources - 18/04/2019