Tags: startups

Business Leader Interview, Shakil Mohammad, CEO of Spun Candy

Enterprise Times caught up with Shakil Mohammad, CEO of Spun Candy at QBConnect in London. Mohammad joined Spun Candy 5 months ago, having run his own business for the previous ten years. Spun Candy launched in 2013 and develops and sells handmade rock candy. They offer masterclasses and have stores in several overseas countries through…

Business Leader Interview Vinay Joosery, CEO Severalnines

Vinay Joosery is the CEO and co-founder of Severalnines.  Severalnines provides automation and management software for database clusters. They help companies deploy their databases in any environment, and manage all operational aspects to achieve several nines availability. Previously, Joosery held the post of Vice-President EMEA at Pentaho Corporation – the Open Source BI leader. He…

Startups get legal help to Grow

Commercial law firm Browne Jacobson is launching a new service for startups. It is targeting startups that it believes have high-growth potential with its new Grow service. Grow launches on Thursday 23rd February at the NewFinance FinTech Open Mic event. Browne Jacobson will provide a dedicated lawyer, below partner level, to work with qualifying startups. A statement…

Late payments harm SME’s

Xero recently carried out research among 517 small businesses in South Africa and revealed the impact of late payments on them. The research was carried out by Frontline Market Research, but similar results are seen in most other countries one suspects. Almost 50% of UK SME’s are paid late according to Bacs Payment Schemes Limited. The…

Business Leader interview with Mark Geene

Mark Geene is the founder and CEO of Cloud Elements. He has worked in enterprise software companies including IBM and Oracle. Cloud Elements is his third startup company. Cloud Elements is a cloud API integration platform that enables developers to publish, integrate, aggregate and manage all of their APIs through a unified platform.  ET: Who…

Business Leaders chat – Stephen Kelly, CEO at Sage plc

A successful Sage Summit was drawing to a close. We were lucky to grab some time with the CEO of Sage, Stephen Kelly. ET: Could you tell us succinctly how you would describe Sage? Stephen: Champion of Small to Medium Businesses, the voice of the entrepreneur. ET: How would you describe your leadership style? Stephen:…

Where does Capgemini loyalty lie

Capgemini and SAP have just announced a strengthening of their global strategic partnership.  Together they have launched “Fast Digital 4 Discrete Industries by SAP and Capgemini”. The initiative is aimed at helping discrete manufacturers complete their digital transformation with the use of SAP products. Additionally, the use of the number 4 within the strapline is…

Salesforce Ventures offers $100m in Europe

Salesforce Ventures has announced a $100 million pot of money that will be made available to European Startups. Salesforce ventures is the venture capital arm of Salesforce, the cloud based customer success platform. Salesforce Ventures has invested in more than 150 companies, often in several rounds, across 9 countries. Most of these have been in the…

Bluemix Garage open  in Canada, Australia and France next!

After the success of the Bluemix Garages set up in London, England and San Francisco USA, IBM has announced that they are opening the third in Toronto, Canada. It will be located within the the DMZ at Ryerson University who are probably the largest incubator of startups in Canada and include amongst their successes 500px.com, a photography…

Cyber security gets incubator fund 

Cyber security analytics is getting a boost due to a deal between Symantec and Frost Data Capital. The two companies have set up an incubator fund to help seed early stage startups in cybersecurity analytics, big data and the Internet of Things security. The plan is to take no more than 10 companies and deliver…