Startups

A day in the life of… UK & Ireland MD at WeWork

WeWork is the network of office spaces that look more like the plush surroundings of a heavily funded Silicon Valley tech startup than the rather drab spaces many of us have experienced at a hired meeting room.

For this ‘day in the life’, we speak to WeWork’s UK and Ireland MD, Leni Zneimer. Here’s what she gets up day-to-day…

What can we learn about CPG product strategy from new haircare brand Form?

It is no secret that the world of consumer packaged goods (CPG) is under threat from multiple directions.

In one corner, Amazon is slowly commoditising and white labelling goods to compete on its digital shelf spaces (as well as buying physical shelf space). In the other corner, niche startups with laser focus chip away at market share, as consumers continue to be attracted towards specific solutions, at the expense of the generic product lines CPG brands can be synonymous with.

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.