The British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) has published guidelines offering practical advice and best practice suggestions for investors on diversity and inclusion in their investments. Aimed at investors in all sectors and across all stages, the guidelines focus on 4 key areas: Talent acquisition, retention and development. Internal education, culture and … [Read more...] about BVCA publishes guidelines on diversity and inclusion in investment industry
Nasdaq has released its annual Tech Trends report which predicts which technlogies will drive markets over the next 12 months. Nothing terribly surprising in their list of 4 key technologies but their commentary provides a useful context to what is happening. They see the 4 biggest tech trends this year as: Custome chips; Edge cloud; Data sharing; Saas in the cloud. In terms … [Read more...] about Nasdaq predicts tech trends for 2021
London-based Provar has closed a Series A funding round valued at £12.4m ($17m). The company’s test automation platform for Salesforce helps enterprises build, test and deploy customised Salesforce deployments. “Customers are hungry for a Salesforce-centric test automation solution that can create break-resistant tests, release after release, while also extending into … [Read more...] about Provar raises £12.4m to grow its Salesforce test automation platform
The UK’s Office of Tax Simplification (the OTS is an independent advisory body to the UK government) has opened a consultation on finding ways to make it easier for individuals to submit tax returns through the use of third party data. According to the OTS: “In this review, the OTS is considering whether and in what ways it could be helpful to individuals and improve their … [Read more...] about Could third party data make tax returns simpler?
New research from Analysys Mason points to potentially significant benefits to the economies of member states if operators focus their 5G investments: "We estimate that the open innovation platform of full 5G networks in Europe will be able to deliver EUR208 billion of benefits at a cost of approximately EUR36 billion between 2025 and 2040." The benefits will be focused around … [Read more...] about 5G infrastructure investments in Europe could generate over EUR160 bn in benefits