Should we all love our jobs?

Do you love what you do? Are you passionate about your work? No? Then maybe you feel like a professional pariah these days. A caveat – I really, really enjoy my job. And I know that I am very lucky...

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Film Investment

At ACF we are agnostic about investment sectors, we pride ourselves on finding a specialist in the team. Our Business Development Officer, Zee West, has depth of knowledge and contacts in film investment as well as fintech over and...

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Will GovTech be bigger than FinTech?

We had a hard-hitting evening of famous speakers in the GovTech space. We were hosted by Max Kalis ex-Lloyds Banking Group who likes to keep things moving! Ian Dowson who already advises the government had some beautifully intoxicating things...

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Virtual Reality – Why Oculus Go is dead on arrival (and it’s not what you think)

The big players like Facebook claim that “VR is not affordable for most people” and many in the VR industry think that the just released Oculus Go ($200) is the panacea for VR to go mainstream. And yet if...

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MiFID II – What is happening now and what Companies need to know

97% of companies when asked the question have your brokers discussed how MiFID II will change their role or have they been clear about changes? said “No” according to Orient Capital’s survey of 10% of the FTSE 350. “No,...

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Startup-Scaleup

Achieving VC funding is often one of the hardest feats that a scaleup or growth stage company has to master. As NESTA points out and I have paraphrased here... whereas start-ups are an important means by which new ideas...

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IP100

What everyone planning an IPO needs to know From the early stages of planning through to listing and beyond, companies need strong, experienced management teams to make an attractive investment case.  Selecting the right brokers, advisors as well as research...

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