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What do I look for when taking a job at a startup?

5 Feb , 2020  

Taking a new job can be scary, even scarier when it’s a startup as you’re often taking a risk. Whether that be an unproven product market fit, lower salary, or simply starting at a lower level role in order to work your way up. I’ve written this guide (specifically for the UK job market), so […]

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Uber makes $2.6B offer for Postmates

1 Jul , 2020  

Uber has offered to buy delivery business Postmates for $2.6 billion, according to The New York Times, as the food delivery sector faces further consolidation. Read more

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Fears for fintech sector after Wirecard’s UK entity is suspended

29 Jun , 2020  

Fintechs were dealt a hammer blow on Friday after UK regulators suspended Wirecard Card Solutions – one of the sector’s main operators – following insolvency filings by its German parent company. Read more

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Pipe Brings In $60M Seed Extension To Power SaaS Financing Platform

29 Jun , 2020  

If the company name Pipe sounds familiar, it is because you read about them just four months ago when we wrote about the startup’s $6 million seed funding, led by Craft Ventures. Read more

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Just Released, Startup Genome Report Ranks Top 30 Global Startup Ecosystems

29 Jun , 2020  

The top five are the same with some movement between them. Silicon Valley is at the No. 1 position. New York remains at No. 2, now newly tied with London. Beijing is at No. 4, and Boston is No. 5. Tel Aviv and Los Angeles tied at No. 6. New entrants to the top 30 […]

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The New Proptech: Startups Focused On Saving Time And Money Will Thrive

29 Jun , 2020  

While traditional offices and home tours aren’t going away, people are re-examining how they will go about doing things in a post-COVID 19 world. Read more

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Connect Ventures raises third seed stage fund of $80m

27 Jun , 2020  

The Finnish startup enters a crowded and uncertain market, but says the UK’s 6m microbusinesses make it the big prize for fintechs. Read more

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What comes after Zoom?

27 Jun , 2020  

We had video calls in science fiction, and we had video conferencing in the 1990s, just as the web was taking off, as a very expensive and impractical tool for big companies. Read more

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Amazon To Acquire Self-driving Car Startup Zoox

27 Jun , 2020  

Amazon confirmed Friday it will acquire Zoox, a 6-year-old self-driving car startup that has raised $955 million in venture-backed funding, and is building advanced mobility experiences aimed at supporting future needs of urban mobility. Read more

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Pipe Brings In $60M Seed Extension To Power SaaS Financing Platform

27 Jun , 2020  

If the company name Pipe sounds familiar, it is because you read about them just four months ago when we wrote about the startup’s $6 million seed funding, led by Craft Ventures. Read more

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Shaking Up Revenue-Based Financing With Forward Advances

26 Jun , 2020  

In April, Forward Partners made the bold move to found their own start-up – Forward Advances. Forward Advances provides capital to founders to fund their marketing spend in return for a fixed % of future revenue until the capital is repaid. For this service, we charge a small fixed fee of 6%. Read more