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Posts tagged with Startups

Four implications of Snapchat’s update to its Stories page

Can Snapchat become more user-centric and provide more opportunities for marketers in its flagship product at the same time?

That is certainly the ambition with the photo sharing app’s new product changes.

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Start Me Up! Tagvenue, the Airbnb of venues

Tagvenue was launched in August 2015, and it’s now the UK’s fastest growing venue search engine.

A dry subject, you might think, but the website is a delight and the venues often out of the ordinary.

We caught up with the team to learn more about the startup.


Do startups and small businesses really need a CTO?

Many people have heard of a virtual CFO, but a virtual CTO is a more novel concept.

However, the idea of getting technical advice only when you need it seems an elegant solution for lean startups who don't have the money to compete in a cutthroat jobs market.


10 things I learned raising £1m VC for my martech startup

Last week, my business, Phrasee, announced a £1m seed investment. Awesome! Champagne all round! But, getting there wasn’t easy. 

See, I’ve never run a fast-growing martech business before. Luckily, I’m a quick learner – and here’s 10 things I’ve learned about startup fundraising since launching 18 months ago. 


Start Me Up! GigRev, the social media platform for artists and bands

We all know the music industry is in turmoil, with the rich getting richer and small acts struggling.

GigRev is a social media platform attempting to connect fans and artists, aiming for genuine engagement over Likes and ad revenue.

We caught up with the team.


Start Me Up! Ksubaka creates game-like advertising for shoppers

Augmenting the retail environment with consumer-facing digital technology is always a much debated topic.

Ksubaka is a startup that creates fun digital experiences for consumers whilst delivering brand advertising.

We caught up with the team...

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What does 'startup culture' really mean & how can it help big businesses transform?

An eye-catching stat from a Forrester report got me a bit worked up today.

The survey concluded that 43% of firms with a mature digital strategy see competing departments wanting to own digital as the most significant barrier to effective digital transformation.

Sheesh, it paints a pretty picture of our industry doesn't it?

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A day in the life of... a food & drink startup entrepreneur

I always love hearing about food and drink startups, especially on Dragon's Den (or Shark Tank).

And with the rise of online subscription services in FMCG, food and drink brands are springing up all over the internet.

Sylvie Hall is co-founder of EatCleanTea, a brand of matcha tea that you can buy online, subscribe to, or look for (soon) in stockists on the high street.


Fintech startup Mondo provides slick, impressive UX: Review

Mondo has been billed as "a bank that’s as smart as your phone. Built for your smartphone, this is banking like never before."

The "easy-to-use' app apparently updates your balance instantly, gives intelligent notifications and aspires to be the best bank on the planet.

Well, how could I resist?


Digital customer experience: four innovation methods

Customer experience and innovation are both hard to pin down.

Econsultancy's new report, Innovating the Digital Customer Experience, in association with Jahia, attempts to do just that.

The report examines how to innovate, the concept of practical agility, marginalizing your competition and the 'innovator's toolkit'.

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A day in the life of... Head of Marketing at a fintech startup

Fintech was perhaps the buzzword of Q1 2016, so it's fitting that our next 'day in the life' comes from a fintech startup.

Anna Kilmurray is Head of Marketing at ClearScore, a company providing free credit check software.

Here's what she has to say about life in a startup.


Start Me Up! Tunsy is the 'Tinder' marketplace app for fashion

Tinder-style ecommerce apps have been gaining momentum of late.

Tunsy uses this same addictive UI but, interestingly, it's a marketplace, where multiple retailers can find customers.

I got the inside story from Mehdi Boumendjel, co-founder and CCO.