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‘David Attenborough’s Blue Planet convinced me I had to join the fight to save the world’

As Simon Mellin and three of his friends settled down to watch an episode of Sir David Attenborough...

Ideagen boss’s journey from bootstrapping to £1.1bn takeover

The big technology story of the last week has been the bidding war for RegTech Ideagen. Headquart...

Meet the tech startup looking after pets and vets

Vet-AI has been described as the ‘Babylon Health for pets’. The Leeds-based startup is on a ...

‘Bootstrapping saw us outlast & acquire our competitors’

A few years ago, when the on-demand laundry sector exploded, startups Laundrapp and Zipjet grabbed h...

My wife’s cancer showed need to give patients control

There are few experiences in life more daunting than facing a cancer diagnosis. Alongside the dev...

‘Seeing a jumbo jet take off at nine inspired my career’

Raam Shankar's life was defined by two childhood memories. Now aged 41, he's been the leader of Equ...

How tech is reducing hospital anxiety for children

What would you do if your child was becoming increasing anxious about an impending hospital procedur...

Meet the gaming studio that gets 1,000+ applications for its jobs

Finding people to join an award-winning game development studio is not a problem for XR Games. Fo...

We moved to US – then COVID threatened to destroy my business

When business founders describe a pivot, the change in direction - for example with a product or sal...

Technology that cuts through the cr*p

Picture the scene: you’re negotiating with a new client when the contract lands on your desk. It s...

Meet the man turning the world Purple

From Harrods to Harvey Nichols; from McDonald’s to Burger King; from airports to football stadium;...

How to rid your business of dysfunction from the start

If you’re an ambitious startup founder looking to build for the future, Richard Kirk has a golden ...