How to check company names for your start-up

Had that bright idea? Raised some money from your friends and family? Thought of a fantastic name for your start-up? That’s all very well and good, but is that company name available?

Let me introduce you to my special friend, Betty, the Twitter bot that can do that for you. Simply tweet the name of a company you’d like to register at @GoLtd, and Betty will toodle off into Companies House and get back to you within two minutes.

As the blog on the page of the company responsible for Betty says, you should ‘think of her like a Twitter-based Siri, but without the potty mouth… Quite.

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Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.


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About Monty

Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.