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Can the tech sector thrive outside London?

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There’s no doubt that London has firmly established itself as a leading digital hub. Last year, the turnover by its digital tech businesses was £64.1bn, the highest of any cluster in the UK, and 40% of new technology startups were based in the capital. Startups and investors work in close …

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Venmo: how the US payment app exposes our private lives

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Anyone can track a Venmo user’s purchase history and glean a detailed profile – including their drug deals, eating habits and arguments – because the payment app lacks default privacy protections. This was the finding of a Berlin-based researcher, Hang Do Thi Duc, who analysed the more than 200 million …

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Bengaluru: what's next for India's tech capital?

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There are two things that the streets of Bengaluru are full of: bars and software developers. Take a seat at your watering hole of choice, and it won’t be long before you hear murmurs of startups, VCs and funding at a neighbouring table. This is where the entrepreneurs of Bengaluru …

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What's fuelling Athens' burgeoning startup scene?

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On the surface, Athens doesn’t seem like the best place to start a business. Since the country’s financial crisis almost a decade ago, about one in five small businesses have folded and unemployment levels still hover around 20%. However, the local startup scene is enjoying some surprising successes, fuelled by …

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The road to resilience: how firms can navigate turbulent times

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“Business resilience is no different to personal resilience,” according to businesswoman Judith Armstrong. “Ultimately it’s about your support network – as an individual, building resilience comes from your friends and family, in a business it comes from your relationships with your customers, your staff, your shareholders.” With the ongoing uncertainty …

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