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A Beautiful Marriage of the Arts, Love and Tech

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Founders can learn a lot from FYRE’s failure

The Rise of GovTech

How Technology Is Transforming Government.

What's going on in tech? - 16 Jan 2019

Lets face it, the UK is in the midst of political shambles right now. I’m not even going to mention the B-word, because I’m sure you are sick of hearing it too.

What’s going on in tech? - 9th Jan 2019

Walking cars, a fracking ban and David Bowie in AR.

What’s going on in tech? - 14th Dec 2018

The sounds of martian winds, Google holds onto its facial recognition tech and Youtube predicts Christmas.

How tech can help us be happier at work

Everybody deserves to be happy at work. We spend the majority of our time in the workplace, so if its getting us down, it has the potential to affect our entire wellbeing.

What’s going on in tech? - 30th Nov 2018

Uber fines, political Facebook ads and genetically modified babies - this is your weekly tech news roundup from Tech Talks.

The Best Side-Events (I've found) During WebSummit 2018

Arranging your time in Lisbon is tough, and not all the action happens around the main venue. Here are some networking events/dinners you might want to check out!

Five Questions to Ask the Tech Industry in 2019

It’s hard to make accurate predictions in an industry that evolves so rapidly. Doesn't mean I won't try...

The Web Summit Survival Guide: 2018

I was a first time visitor to Web Summit last year, and fell in love with Lisbon. I wanted to pass on a few observations for fellow first time attendees, and anyone returning to the summit. You might have missed out on it's better features! Enjoy!

Lost in Translation

An American in Paris… or London and Berlin might face the same issue. Language. What language do you use when talking to investors, and what about conversations with consumers?

Howdy, partner.

A key route to success in the current technology landscape is through partnerships, big and small. The good news for a startup like ours is that CEOs agree. According to KPMG’s 2018 Global CEO Outlook Survey 61% of CEOs in the UK are relying on a network of third-parties to support their growth. What opportunities does that present for us and what challenges do we have to overcome?

Which Hat Shall I Wear Today?

This week Yo-Da founders Benjamin Falk and Edoardo Paluan found themselves stretched in all directions whilst settling into life on Launch at Entrepreneur First and the GovStart programme at PUBLIC.

Growth Hacks? Not so Fast

Do you know how long someone is likely to spend on your website? According to Nielsen Norman Group, 10 to 20 seconds. You put all that effort into building a site to showcase your business, and you get very little time to make an impression. And worse, once those people have visited your site, if you didn't convert them into customers the first time, you likely will not get another chance.

The Doppler Effect

Last week Yo-Da we were in full celebration mode. It's important to celebrate big milestones, and we'd secured investment and were about to start life at PUBLIC. We were (and still are, of course) excited. But what we've learned very quickly is that success creates new challenges, almost immediately.

Say hello to Yo-Da

Yo-Da (Your Data) are on a mission to help consumers take back control of their data by building a smart personal data protection bot. In this blog Ben Falk, Co-Founder and CEO, shares weekly updates as we chart their company building story from funding into the future.

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