My smartphone should be changing your business

* This guest blog is by Judo Payments CEO Dennis Jones who tweets here

judo_paymentsOn my way home from work in London yesterday, I ordered food through JustEat with a few taps. Halfway home, the Tube broke down (sigh) and I found myself racing my fellow minions to the surface to find alternate transport.

With Hailo, I had my taxi booked and paid in two taps and avoided the long line at Paddington station. Annoyed by my delay, but glad to be on a direct path home, I rewarded myself by booking tickets to see an up-and-coming pianist on YPlan for later that evening. Two taps and the tickets were in my phone. Continue reading

£100 million Angel CoFund to support UK startups goes national

angel_fundThe Angel CoFund, launched in November 2011 and doubled in size to £100 million by the Chancellor this year, has been extended across the UK to support high growth startups and businesses.

Announced today at the National Investment Summit in London by Business and Enterprise Minister Michael Fallon, the Angel CoFund works alongside groups of business angels to invest in high growth small- and medium-sized businesses, directly providing funding as well as encouraging the expansion of the business angel market. Continue reading