The latest startup and SME news and opinions from Digital Risks.
How to keep a small team motivated
Small businesses need to stay lean and focused until you have investment to expand. With unemployment nearing an all-time low, combined with skills shortages in specialist roles, competition for good people is high. So keeping your existing team motivated and loyal is vital. So how do you keep everyone with you?
Cash Flow - The Secret Killers
You might not be in business for the money - at least, not entirely. But cash - or a lack of it - can sure as hell finish you off, if you don’t manage it correctly.
5 of the most exciting edtech businesses right now
Edtech is one of the most vibrant sectors in the UK right now, having attracted a third (34%) of all the venture capital funding in Europe – that’s a cool £178m - across more than 1,200 companies. Here’s our pick of the most exciting edtech companies around.
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.
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.
What does GDPR say businesses should do when they suffer a breach?
Digital Risks' Chief Underwriting Officer, Ben Rose, explains how businesses should react in the event of a cyber security breach and steps to take to regain customers' confidence.
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.
Digital Risks wins Best Insurance Startup
Digital Risks wins Best Insurance Startup at British Insurance Awards
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.
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.