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The do’s and don’ts of launching a side hustle to supplement your income

Whether you want to supplement your main income or you’re gearing up to start your own side hustle, looking for ways to make some extra cash is not only smart but also easier than you might think. You don’t always have to start off with a long-term business plan in mind — although it’s obviously […] → Read More

How to convince your boss to let you work from home — forever!

If you’re reading this it’s likely you’ve transitioned from an office-based role into remote working full-time due to the coronavirus pandemic. And while I’m not advocating for you to continue working from home or stating that the future of work will be fully remote, I think it’s important for employees to have the choice. So, […] → Read More

9 tips to help you negotiate the salary you want

If you’re starting a new job or looking to grow in your current role, negotiating a salary rise can be extremely awkward and daunting — but it doesn’t have to be. Even if you were once happy with your current salary, the time will come again when the value of the work you do isn’t […] → Read More

Don’t confuse following your gut with your ego — or your business will fail

Justas Janauskas was once told to always follow his gut. It was, he says, the worst business advice he’s ever received. Why? Because instinct and ego can easily be confused. If you don’t know Janauskas you will almost certainly know Vinted, the online marketplace he co-founded with Milda Mitkute in the early noughties. Vinted, which profits […] → Read More

5 things to do if you’re worried about job security

Coronavirus has ground many industries to a halt, causing huge ripples of unemployment in countries such as the US. Even though some countries are starting to ease lockdown measures, and businesses may be looking to re-open soon, the pandemic’s knock on effect on the world’s economy is likely to be felt for a while yet. […] → Read More

7 tips on lockdown career advancement — for employees and managers

It can be hard to think about career progression when you’re working from home and worrying about job security due to, you know, a global pandemic. And even though it’s understandable that you might want to focus on short term goals, there’s absolutely no harm in thinking further ahead and trying to figure out what […] → Read More

China catches up with US on European tech investments, report says

Investors in China are deepening their ties with European tech — with levels into the continent matching those of the US for the first time in two years. → Read More

60 days in lockdown: 4 productivity tips to keep you at the top of your game

Entrepreneurs have been quick to share productivity tips and advice to help others stay at the top of their game. But what's changed 60 days into lockdown? → Read More

Here’s why ‘if you build it, they will come’ is shitty advice

We spoke to Tech Will Save Us co-founder Bethany Koby who explained why 'if you build it, they will come,' is the worst business advice she's ever received. → Read More

5 low-impact workouts that’ll get you moving without pissing off your neighbors

The vast majority of us have now been cooped up working from home for two months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m guessing you’re exhausted, bored, frustrated, anxious, and exercise may just be the only thing keeping you sane — but if you live in a flat, or share with others, working out quietly […] → Read More

Will M&A ever go back to normal? Experts from EY and Goldman Sachs weigh in

With the short-and-long term future being up in the air, one question on everybody's mind: will M&A ever go back to normal? Experts think so. → Read More

VCs spent $11.8B on mobility startups in Q1 2020, report says

VCs spent $11.8 billion on mobility companies across the globe during Q1 2020, representing an increase of 62% year-on-year (YoY). This is according to PitchBook’s Mobility Tech Q1 2020 report which says that much of this uptick was driven by three key deals. These included: Go-Jek’s $3 billion Series F round in March, Waymo’s $2.3 […] → Read More

Vestiaire Collective’s CEO: Self-disrupt to keep up with customers’ evolving needs and wants

Vestiaire Collective's CEO on scaling overseas, servicing a digital native customer base, and the effects of coronavirus on fashion and ecommerce. → Read More

Runa Capital has $157M to spend — and will now also back deep tech and quantum startups

If you’re looking to raise some cash for your tech startup you may be in luck because Runa Capital has closed a $157 million fund. Based in San Francisco, but an investor in several European startups, Runa Capital typically spends between $1 million and $10 million in early-stage companies. [Read: How to write an email pitch […] → Read More

How to write an email pitch a VC will actually read

Coronavirus may have put a damper on your fundraising plans for now, but it doesn’t mean you can’t still reach out to venture capitalists and nurture relationships for the future Investors often receive hundreds of emails every week and most successful founders make in-roads with a VC after a warm introduction. I’d argue cold emails […] → Read More

3 reasons why working from bed is actually good for productivity

Over the past few months, I’ve shared advice on why you should give plenty of thought to your work setup, particularly if you’re working from home. The common thread across most articles has been to find a suitable workspace — a desk in your home office or a kitchen table — and adapt it according […] → Read More

Report: Coronavirus may lead to mass extinction of tech startups worldwide

COVID-19 will have devastating effect on startups, causing a drop in VC funding, killing many businesses, and making government intervention necessary. → Read More

Partech raises $100M to back startups supporting new post-coronavirus reality

French venture capital firm Partech has raised a $100 million Seed fund to invest in post-COVID19 trends in health, work, commerce, finance, mobility, and computing. Partech, which has in the past backed UK data startup Privitar and French fintech company October, will be scouting the European, US, and Asian ecosystems. [Read: What’s venture capital and why […] → Read More

Onfido’s CEO on how to play the fundraising game — stage by stage

I first spoke to Husayn Kassai, CEO and co-founder at Onfido, in the Summer of 2016, four years after it was first set up. At the time, the startup, co-founded by three young Oxford University graduates, had raised an undisclosed sum from Salesforce Ventures, Talis Capital, and several angels. [Read: Darktrace’s co-CEO on trusting AI […] → Read More

VCs spent a record €8.2B in Europe in Q1 2020 — but coronavirus dampens future expectations

Businesses in Europe received a record amount of cash from venture capital investors during the first three months of 2020. → Read More