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Pay for the advice you need, not the advice you want

Former TalkTalk Business managing director Lee Hull has been the CEO of Verastar Group for just over...

Let the market teach you a lesson – or flog a dead horse

Who do you most identify with? Your bank, or your favourite clothing brand or football team? Acco...

Launching: Keebo – empowering users to achieve financial wellness

Who? Founded by Michael Vanaselja (CEO) and Matthew Hallett (CTO), Keebo is a new credit card and...

What happens when your first investor wants to sell?

Picture the scene: your business is enjoying hockey stick growth when your first investor rings you ...

Focus on one thing – and do it better than anyone else

Launching a startup is precarious at the best of times - but doing so during the financial crisis of...

‘Why an IPO was right for musicMagpie’ – Steve Oliver

A lot has changed since Walter Gleeson and Steve Oliver launched musicMagpie from a garage in Hazel ...

The key ingredient for global growth which is often forgotten

The majority of tech startups have international ambitions. While tech products themselves are ty...

The rise and rise of musicMagpie

December 2021 marks the 15th anniversary of the nadir in Steve Oliver’s professional career and t...

Why former PayPoint CEO couldn’t wait to return to startup world

When a chief executive departs a high-profile company they typically land another executive role - o...

Meet the man taking on Just Eat and Deliveroo

Ardian Mula’s story reads more like a Hollywood movie than a real-life story. Having grown up i...

How startup turbocharging VCs began with a blog

Rémy Astié has big ambitions for a startup with origins in an online blog. With record levels o...

‘Having a disabled son changed my outlook on life’

James Wilkinson recently turned 40 and is a changed man. He’s the CEO and co-founder of car fin...