Tags: Startup

Thoughts from a serial entrepreneur

A few weeks ago serial entrepreneur and self-made billionaire Bhavin Turakhia visited London. In partnership with his brother he has launched 11 companies in the last 19 years. In August 2016 the brothers sold Media/Net for $900 million. Turakhia was in London to talk about the UK launch of his latest product, real-time messaging and collaboration…

Business Leader Interview: Paresh Davdra CEO, RationalFX

Paresh Davdra is the co-founder CEO of RationalFX and Xendpay, both are based in London. RationalFX is the UK’s first online foreign exchange service, it has just 108 staff but operates internationally with an annual turnover of over $3 billion. Xendpay is the first Pay-What-You-Want money transfer service with offices in UK, France and Spain.…

Xero delivers on SSP and SMP promise

A blog by Jim Chidester, Director of Product Marketing – Global Payroll, Xero announced they have delivered some new features. These improvements focus on statutory maternity (SMP) and sick leave (SSP), two of the more complex areas for organisations. These updates were promised in an earlier blog that detailed all the other complete and planned…

Let the Unicorn out of your Dinosaur and form a Rhino

The recent Oracle Modern Business Experience event saw attendees challenged by Matthew Guest, Founder of Deloitte Digital Strategy in the first keynote. He delivered a presentation that revealed some interesting details about why organisations fail. He then related a business model that organisations should consider. Are Unicorns always disruptive Guest is fascinated by the success of…

Is Oracle evolving?

Oracle is a company that CIO’s often have strong opinions about. Their sales representatives in the past were often seen as arrogant and their prices beyond reach. The impression was that if you weren’t spending seven figures or more then you were beneath their notice. People using their services said they were professional and got the job done…

Oracle expands startup accelerator program

Oracle has announced that it will extend its startup accelerator program to seven more cities. It has added Bristol, Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Paris, São Paulo, Singapore and Tel Aviv to the existing centre in Bangalore. The obvious omission from this list is a city in the USA. This is surprising as Oracle has already given its…

What does BREXIT mean for tech companies?

A few days after Britain voted for BREXIT, we are all coming to terms with the shock result. So what does BREXIT really mean for technology companies? The UK’s tech sector was in favour of remaining in the European Union for good reason. The greatest concern is the ability for tech companies to hire talent…

The end of paper receipts?

Is your wallet stuffed full of paper receipts?  Expenses solutions such as Expensify, Concur and KDS all allow you to photograph your business receipts. You still need them to be passed through to an accounting function for processing, archive and storage. This is costly, time consuming and probably shortens the life of your wallet as…