Saudi Arabia first country to grant citizenship to a robot

Last month, Saudi Arabia became the first country to grant citizenship to a robot. Sophia, the most advanced robot created by Hong Kong based Hanson Robotics, was awarded the citizenship while on stage at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh.

#News - 13/11/2017

Initial Coin Offerings – the next wave of innovation in tech and finance, or just a fad?

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), an alternative financing mechanism increasingly used by tech businesses, have grown at a spectacular rate in the past two years.

#Market Research - 08/11/2017

Technological Advances in Construction

The construction industry has seen a host of technological innovation which have changed the work in that space. With the prevalence of instant communication and wearable technology, we see a multitude of opportunities to enable growth in that sector. The trends we have seen include:

#Investor Resources - 07/11/2017

Cyber-crime: Plan, Protect, Mitigate

Cyber-crime continues to increase throughout the world, and is approaching 50% of all recorded crimes in the United Kingdom.

#Business Resources - 01/11/2017

Zafar Kanani writes for Finance Digest on What are investor syndicates and how can they work for you?

Angel investing is by its nature a risky endeavour. Every investor naturally has an overarching goal to minimise risk and maximise returns. In the context of angel investing, ensuring that the relevant elements needed to achieve this are in place is easier said than done.

#Investor Resources - 01/11/2017

Clarkslegal's Michael Sippitt chairs panel discussion at TAG Alliances Conference

Clarkslegal partner Michael Sippitt chaired a discussion at meeting in Quebec City of the TAG Alliances,

#News - 24/10/2017

Robot revolution in the restaurant sector

According to a recent study as many as 10 million jobs in the USA could be at risk in the next 5 years from the rise in automated systems in the restaurant sector.

#Market Research - 18/10/2017

Recruiting tech talent from overseas – what you need to know

The success of the UK tech sector in recent years has been built on access to global tech talent in many forms – from tech entrepreneurs wishing to start their business in the UK to the range of skilled tech workers in roles such as cyber security and software development. The government recognises the need for international tech talent and offers various routes. Here, we focus on how UK businesses can sponsor tech workers under the Tier 2 skilled work visa scheme.

#Business Resources - 16/10/2017

Start-up businesses: are your ideas protected?

A start-up client of mine recently invested a significant amount of time and money on branding, signage and its website. What it didn’t do was think about whether its chosen name would pose any issues as far as intellectual property rights were concerned.

#Investor Resources - 07/10/2017

Insurtech: The insurance industry’s boon or bane?

The insurance sector has traditionally operated within the same conventional business models and regulatory frameworks with which we have become so familiar, and with only modest modernisations over the last few decades. Insurtech, which refers to the myriad technology solutions that maximise the efficiency, accessibility and simplification of existing industry models, comes at a time when the industry is struggling to remain competitive in a low interest rate environment amid mounting pressure to increase profitability and efficiency.

#Market Research - 04/09/2017

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