Archive for the ‘Horizon’ Category

  A version of this post first appeared on the Artillery Architecture & Design news site on 23rd February 2015. Walking the walk Artillery Architecture & Design regularly advise organisations, large and small, about the future of workplace interiors. This often leads to questions about how people work these days – hot desking, co-working, meetings in coffee shops and working from home. David Back, MD of Artillery and his staff wanted to know for themselves. David took the rather brave decision of stripping…

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Investec Wealth & Investment hosted a dinner with entrepreneurs from the 9others network to ask some of the UK’s most promising entrepreneurs what kinds of challenges they’re facing. Listening to them and understanding their concerns helps keep Investec’s approach, services and products at the leading edge. Selected Insights On the difficulty of raising capital in London… Finance is everywhere – London is awash with money (if you know where to look). It’s easy to raise money with a story, but you have to back it…

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A pick of some of the answers… Q1. 2014 was the year of….  “Migrated to only using my iPad, no more computers” @frimleygreenman “The energy industry understanding that project finance is a major blocker” @jimmyYjia “Anonymous apps” “Bouncing back” “For my own company, the year of team expansion. I spent most of my energy learning to be a better manager. in terms of the world, I think it was the year of street action and politival protests. not everywhere of course, but in…

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Page the Oracles

Horizon
17th December 2014

Airbnb had to sell cereal to make their first cash – that was in 2008, the year before they received $20,000 investment from Y Combinator. Later that year they were rejected by Fred Wilson, one of the USA’s top VCs. Why did they persist? What did the founders see and know that others didn’t? Airbnb went from the absurd to the obvious – so did Uber, Citymapper and onefinestay. The founders persisted through years of hard work to be an overnight success. The insights from…

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