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What’s your Gig?

The ‘gig economy’ is a phrase which entered our lexicon nearly five years ago.  Previously only used to describe a band’s live show or as a word for some short-lived job landed, whether ‘a nice little gig’ or ‘a tough gig’, the term is now used to describe entire...

untied and the Path of Desire

Desire paths are the little dirt tracks that are made over time when the concrete/tarmac’d paths don’t go the way we want them. But what’s that got to do with untied?

untied – Hitting Taxes for Six

It’s cricket season. Even if the weather’s not been up to it (or England’s batting at times), we have a sunny outlook.

A chance to reflect on our progress in 2019 …

Stemettes – Seeing the Future

Stemettes encourages girls and young women to pursue careers in science and technology, and this week held a hackathon in Rise combining fintech and environment. The energy in the room was amazing, and so were the apps that they built …

Three months and crumpets

About a year ago, I was on a holiday in Israel; I had planned to attend a wedding. I was standing in the middle of Arlozorov bus station in Tel Aviv, gazing around to spot the 480 bus that would take me to Jerusalem. There, it was. I started walking towards it when I heard someone calling my name. Instinctively, I turned my head and I saw a familiar face …

Open banking – why should I care?

This September will bring us that ‘back to school’ feeling, a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, and one of the most transformative changes to the personal finance sector that we’ve seen in two decades. And it matters to all of us, because it opens the doors to...

untied’s Techstars demo day presentation – #liftoff

After three months at the Barclay's accelerator programme, powered by Techstars, we'd honed our pitch to perfection.  Here's a short film of Kevin presenting untied at Barclays Techstars Tel Aviv Demo Day 2019. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/IY0lcc4K4p0  

The highs and highs of our final week in Tel Aviv

This was our final week at the Barclays Accelerator in Tel Aviv, powered by Techstars.  It's been an incredible 13 weeks. We've met so many people, and learnt so much. To everyone: thank you.  The finale of the programme was Wednesday’s Demo Day at which we presented...

Airbnb host with a tax return to complete?

In the space of just 12 years, Airbnb has gone from being a loose community of amateur hosts offering spare rooms or temporarily vacant homes to travellers to a ubiquitous part of 21st century travel plans. The company has had triple-digit growth in several European...