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Can we fix the UK healthtech funding gap?

The UK tech ecosystem has expanded massively in the past five years.  However, key gaps remain.  This summer holiday season provides a good opportunity for some reflective thinking about what is working and what is not.   This ...

Robert Mollen
09 Apr

Can we fix the UK healthtech funding gap?

The UK tech ecosystem has expanded massively in the past five years.  However, key gaps remain.  This summer holiday season provides a good opportunity for some reflective thinking about what is working and what is not.   This ...

Robert Mollen
09 Apr

Learning a new innovation language

We are in the middle of a re-orientation of our ways to undertake innovation as a process and in its design. The past belief that a product was your island and pathway to secured profits no longer works. We are ...

Paul Hobcraft
04 Apr

How should you value your startup or scale-up's early equity rounds?

From time to time I’m asked by an early stage startup or scale-up if I can help them figure out the valuation they should seek, particularly in a seed round. Although I try to help, the honest answer to ...

Robert Mollen
26 Mar

Keeping Hair Healthy: The Latest Haircare Innovations

The average woman spends £40,000 on her hair in her lifetime. Haircare is a big business, and there are always new and exciting haircare technologies to make looking after one’s hair easier. One of the most important hair technology innovations ...

Sally Perkins
19 Mar

The new ROI for digital innovation

Innovation has had a bigger brother moving into the house next door; Digital Technology and between them, they have been busily knocking the walls down, to share the future going forward. The two have become interlinked, you seem to always ...

Paul Hobcraft
12 Mar

Wrong recruitment questions can get you in big trouble

Robert P. Mollen, Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP. I’m not an employment lawyer.  Consequently, I’ve shied away from advising non-US startups/scale-ups hiring US employees about acceptable questions to ask in ...

Robert Mollen
05 Mar

Overcoming Age-related Independence Loss with Smart Technologies

Sally Perkins, Freelance Writer and Content Manager   People in the UK are more scared of age-related independence loss than death, according to the results of a survey published by The Telegraph. Unfortunately, it appears that this is what the ...

Sally Perkins
26 Feb

Five Surprises for Startups Expanding to Europe

Robert P. Mollen, Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP. I’ve written a number of blogs to help European emerging companies set up in the US. Increasingly, though, I’m finding that these blogs are ...

Robert Mollen
12 Feb

A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft, Innovation Advisor, Agility Innovation Specialists. I have written extensively, certainly over the past eighteen months, about our need to take innovation into a new era, designed for today and tomorrow’s “fit for purpose”. Below you will ...

Paul Hobcraft
05 Feb

Can we Build Cross-border Angel Investment in Europe?

Robert P. Mollen, Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP. This blog is a bit more technical (and longer) than most of my blogs. It is aimed at a particular problem –our need to facilitate more ...

Robert Mollen
29 Jan

Can we Build Cross-border Angel Investment in Europe?

Robert P. Mollen, Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP. This blog is a bit more technical (and longer) than most of my blogs. It is aimed at a particular problem –our need to facilitate more ...

Robert Mollen
29 Jan
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