Start-ups

Profiles, opinion and advice for start-ups and Web 2.0 entrepreneurs.

Chemist Direct – thrills, pills, startups and VC funding

Beth Griffin takes a look at a startup that hopes to do for chemists what Glasses Direct has done for opticians – shake things up a bit and build a multi-million pound business.

By | 28th April 2009 at 10:40 am | Read more ...

The female internet superhero strikes back? Story of The Next Women

A big welcome to Beth Griffin who’ll be interviewing a wide range of startups and entrepreneurs for SmallBizPod over the coming months. Her first encounter is with a publishing entrepreneur she knows well: Simone Brummelhuis of The Next Women.

By | 13th March 2009 at 10:20 am | Read more ...

Wonga – the Web 2.0 startup that’s cashing in on risk

Wonga has a simple model to make money by lending to those in need of short term spondulix. But it’s the risk assessment algorithms behind the scenes that could be the real cash cow for this business.

By | 12th February 2009 at 9:07 pm | Read more ...

Glum Glover and the rise of the micro business

Anne Glover of Amadeus Capital Partners fears real value destruction for fast growth startups, while the launch of another micro business tells a bootstrapping story for our times.

By | 7th November 2008 at 5:23 pm | Read more ...

CityAmigo.com bets on the rise of the ‘new-nomads’

As two well-travelled, multi-lingual, internet geeks it seems inevitable that Yuri Bacas Hosaka and Gerald Speers should end up creating a website dedicated to the needs of what they have dubbed …

By | 22nd October 2008 at 12:48 pm | Read more ...

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