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The latest startup and SME news and opinions from Digital Risks.

25 Jul 2018
4 minute read

How to be a master of persuasion

Founding and building a business – or setting out as a freelancer - means starting from nothing. No brand. No customers. No infrastructure. No boss to back you up. But one skill is going to serve you above all others – learning how to get what you want.

16 Jul 2018
4 minute read

Digital Risks raises £2.25m to simplify insurance

Digital Risks, the digital-first broker for fast-growth technology and media businesses, has raised £2.25m in an investment round led by Concentric, with participation from Seedcamp, London Co-Investment Fund, Beazley and Atami Capital.

12 Jul 2018
3 minute read

What does GDPR say businesses should do when they suffer a breach?

Digital Risks' Cyber Insurance Director, Ben Rose, explains how businesses should react in the event of a cyber security breach and steps to take to regain customers' confidence.

9 Jul 2018
3 minute read

Basic steps you need to cover to build your brand identity

Branding is essential for business. While the first thing that comes to mind are a business name, nice logo and catchy slogan, branding entails a whole lot more. It encompasses every aspect of the business and is geared toward influencing how customers view your business or product.

4 Jul 2018
1 minute read

Digital Risks wins Best Insurance Startup

Digital Risks wins Best Insurance Startup at British Insurance Awards

29 Jun 2018
3 minute read

What can businesses learn from the Ticketmaster hack?

Ticketmaster is the latest big brand to come under fire following a data breach that has led to the loss of 40,000 customer details. The company has blamed the breach on malware which entered its system via a third-party chatbot vendor, Inbenta Technologies, with customer names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers and payment details all transferred to an unknown third party.

28 Jun 2018
4 minute read

8 super cool uses of AR and VR technology

Unless you’re into gaming, you’d be forgiven for thinking virtual and augmented reality (aka VR and AR) are a bit one-dimensional. However as it becomes easier to create the content to feed VR and AR, there are some surprising ideas being trialled, tested and implemented. Here are some that caught our attention.

22 Jun 2018
4 minute read

Why cyber threat hunting is the new frontier in cybersecurity

The fact that hackers can break through your cyber defences is no longer surprising. But what is surprising is how long it takes firms to detect cyber-attacks after they’ve occurred - by which point it’s invariably too late. So what can businesses do ?

19 Jun 2018
3 minute read

What to think about before moving into co-working spaces

Where to base your start-up is a big decision, particularly with so many co-working spaces to choose from. You need a home where you and your team feel comfortable and inspired, where you can network and learn from other businesses, and that ticks all the boxes for practicalities and costs.

11 Jun 2018
5 minute read

Facts vs Faith: How to value an early stage business

Coming up with a business valuation is a right-of-passage for every founder, usually when you’re out ‘cap in hand’ to investors. The truth is that when your forecasts are more guesswork than accounting prowess, fitting yourself into a headache-inducing equation can be a waste of time. So, what’s the best approach?