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  • How will Boris Johnson’s digital team impact the tech sector? | Startups

    How will Boris Johnson’s digital team impact the tech sector? | Startups0

    Boris Johnson’s cabinet cull dwarfed the record set by Harold Macmillan in 1962. The ministers with digital portfolios were not exempt from the purge, but the most significant appointment for the tech sector may be in Johnson’s new team of advisers.  The digital overhaul started at the very top of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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  • A look at LORCA one year since launch | Startups

    A look at LORCA one year since launch | Startups0

    A year after it launched, government-backed centre for ‘cyber innovation’ LORCA is millions of pounds ahead of its investment target, according to programme director Saj Huq. But with the looming Brexit deadline and all the uncertainties that come with it, can the organisation keep up the momentum and do right by its cohort companies? Opened

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  • How to cold pitch your startup to a VC | Startups

    How to cold pitch your startup to a VC | Startups0

    Cold pitching. It’s an unfashionable topic in the startup world, and can often feel like a thankless task. But it is something which came up time and time again when we spoke to a dozen female venture capitalists earlier this year for our Changing Face of UK VC series. As opposed to its more successful

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  • What the UK tech industry thinks of the ‘unicorn visa’ | Startups

    What the UK tech industry thinks of the ‘unicorn visa’ | Startups0

    Two of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs have called for a special ‘unicorn visa’ to allow the UK’s fastest-growing companies – like theirs – to attract the best foreign talent without the hurdles others are likely to face after the UK eventually exits the European Union. Rishi Khosla, CEO and cofounder of fintech OakNorth wrote

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  • How Cyan Forensics is fighting child abuse with digital forensics | Startups

    How Cyan Forensics is fighting child abuse with digital forensics | Startups0

    The Scottish startup behind a system that scans devices for evidence of child sexual exploitation and terrorism-related activity is taking its technology to America after a successful deployment in the Home Office. Cyan Forensics produces digital forensics tools that can detect the presence of previously known child abuse images, bomb-making manuals or propaganda videos by

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  • Startups aim to transform urban cycling with enormous new TfL dataset | Data

    Startups aim to transform urban cycling with enormous new TfL dataset | Data0

    Transport for London only launched ‘the world’s-largest database of cycling infrastructure’ this month, but startups are already using the open data to improve their journey planning services. The Cycling Infrastructure Database contains the details on more than 240,000 pieces of cycling infrastructure in London, including 2,000km of cycle lanes, 960 traffic filters, 58,000 wayfinding signs

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