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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ?