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10 Steps to Successfully Sourcing and Recruiting Startup Talent

Hiring people remains one of the biggest challenges and mysteries for startups. Since most CEOs and founders aren’t trained recruiters, they generally have very little idea about how to recruit properly. And because they’re so busy running their startups, they rarely invest enough time in the recruiting process. Hiring at startups is extremely difficult Even […]


8 Social Media Trends To Look For In 2017

Social media is ever-changing. We saw this this year with Facebook’s push towards live video, with Instagram adding the ‘Story’ feature, with Twitter (finally) removing the character count from image uploads. According to social data intelligence company, Talkwalker, we spend about 2 hours a day or 15% of our waking time on social media. It’s […]

Mind Candy – the monster that lurks on Silicon Roundabout

Mind Candy – the monster that lurks on Silicon Roundabout

Original by post by Josh Halliday via Guardian The creator of kids entertainment behemoth Moshi Monsters is growing fast, with a shiny new office and investors banging on the door – but it refuses to lose its youthful side. In a makeshift treehouse overlooking a drab Shoreditch roundabout, Michael Acton-Smith has tried to create world’s largest […]

Start-ups confused about Silicon drinkabout

Start-ups confused about Silicon drinkabout

Original post via Telegraph Clouds over “Silicon Roundabout”, the clutch of start-ups dotted around London’s Shoreditch area that represent Britain’s answer to Silicon Valley. It seems the preference among staff for a dress-down look is posing problems for some of their rank at the regular Friday gathering, the Silicon Drinkabout. “I found last week’s event […]

London’s Tech City names Bob Schukai as first international ambassador

London’s Tech City names Bob Schukai as first international ambassador

Original post via UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)   UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) today announced the appointment of Bob Schukai, global head of mobile technology at Thomson Reuters, as London’s Tech City ambassador to New York. In his role as ambassador, Bob will promote Tech City, and the business and investment opportunities in the area, […]

Yammer Launches euro hub at London's Silicon Roundabout

Yammer Launches euro hub at London’s Silicon Roundabout

Original post by Paul Sawers via Thenextweb Yammer, the San Francisco-based enterprise social networking platform, has announced its opening an office in East London’s Tech City area, next to London’s ‘Silicon Roundabout’. UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans last November to transform East London into a major tech hub, one to rival Silicon Valley. […]

What gives a place buzz

What gives a place “buzz?”

Original post via Sheilasguide  How, exactly, does a town or city or region get “buzz” – people talking about how interesting it is, and maybe about paying a visit to check things out? London may have a few answers that you can replicate in your destination. When I attended the SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive) tech conference […]

Britain boosts its Silicon Roundabout

Britain boosts its “Silicon Roundabout”

Original post by Stephen Beard via Marketplace Britain may not have a Silicon Valley, but its government hopes to attract high-tech firms to a cluster near a traffic circle in East London. KAI RYSSDAL: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are here in Southern California this weekend. There’s polo on tap in Santa Barbara and various and […]

London’s Silicon Roundabout Lures Tech Investors Seeking Cheaper LinkedIn

London’s Silicon Roundabout Lures Tech Investors Seeking Cheaper LinkedIn

Laurel Bowden, a partner at Facebook Inc. investor Greylock Partners, has been working out of London from a rented desk for more than two years. Fresh from an initial public offering of LinkedIn Corp. that valued its stake at $1.3 billion, the Menlo Park, California-based venture firm last month raised its first fund focusing on Europe and Israel. […]

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