The bluffers’ guide to venture capitalism

Posted on June 24th, by Robert Ward in Croydon: Tech City, Startups. No Comments

As Croydon Tech City jump-starts more and more start-ups in the borough, Robert Ward has some advice for Croydonians keen for a piece of the action

Sometimes, you get lucky. But it doesn’t always seem that way at the time.

So it was when my boss told me he had a great idea. “Of course, oh great one”, said I. Less attractive … Read More »

Croydon is ready for the future with Cyman, the digital butler

Posted on May 20th, by Ugochi Anomelechi in Croydon: Tech City, Startups. 2 comments

Ugochi Anomelechi introduces his new app Cyman, which aims to manage our multitude of social media distractions

The “internet of things” is upon us. Everything around us is becoming smarter – from our phones, to watches, glasses, washing machines, thermostats. Even smart toilets have been susceptible to being hacked via Bluetooth! 

In this day and age, we are already bombarded with push notifications … Read More »

Why Smarta moved to Croydon Tech City

Posted on April 2nd, by Matt Thomas in Croydon: Tech City, Startups. No Comments

Smarta COO Matt Thomas explains why he and his colleagues traded SE1 for CR0

When you make it your mission to help people start and grow smart businesses, have high-profile backers such as Theo Paphitis and Deborah Meaden, and your founder, Shaa Wasmund, is a former Female Entrepreneur of the Year and bestselling business author, it puts you under healthy pressure to ensure your own … Read More »

StreetPin, your digital community in Croydon

Posted on October 21st, by Tim Buick in Croydon: Tech City, Not featured, Startups. No Comments

So, what’s StreetPin?

Here at StreetPin, we believe there is a localised solution to the decline of the High Street – the pin board or notice board, where announcements, offers and events are displayed at the appropriate location, and all neighbouring communities can dip in and out of each others’ conversations and events. Each ‘pin board’ also enables business owners and customers new and old, to actually interact with … Read More »


Posted on April 20th, by Jonny Rose in Not featured, Startups. No Comments

Kinopto is a cinema distribution and projection startup that is marrying software-as-a-service cloud technology, networked content distribution, and the latest in hi-tech projector hardware to revolutionise the world of home and public cinema.

You can learn more about their product here:

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Kinopto was founded in 2012 by Danny Jeremiah and … Read More »

Feast Express

Posted on April 20th, by Jonny Rose in Startups. No Comments

Feast Express‘s aims are simple: No more disappointing dinners. No more settling for second choice. Whether you want a take-way or a restaurant table they’ll find your favourite dishes, show your friends’ best restaurants, and give you loads of easy ways to pay and save.

Personalise your menus
Share and recommend favourite places
Order and pay in groups
Send your bill to a friend
Get the best discounts and … Read More »


Posted on January 28th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Startups. No Comments

Famberry is a service created especially for families to provide a private community for relatives to connect, share and grow their family tree together. The service is completely free to use, so all your family can connect without any hidden costly charges.

Famberry’s aim is to ‘bring families closer together’.

Functionality includes the ability to:

Collaboratively build your family tree with the help of other family members
Invite, connect and stay in touch with … Read More »

Help My Cause

Posted on January 28th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Startups. No Comments


HelpMyCause is a simple platform to assist raising funds for an idea, project or charity.

HelpMyCause think raising funds should be simple as 1-2-3 for everyone and wants people anywhere in the world to raise funds stress free.

The platform was created by Jude Joseph of Joseph Media.

Jonny Rose

Jonny Rose is a committed Christian who has lived in the Croydon area for nearly twenty years. He is an active participant in his … Read More »

The Freshers’ Cookbook

Posted on January 28th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Startups. No Comments

Are you a student who can’t cook? Then The Freshers’ Cookbook is for you! The Freshers’ Cookbook is a brand new app, designed for students by students. It shows how to make simple, cheap and tasty recipes for students starting university who are away from home for the first time. We want to provide recipes that can be made by anyone regardless of cooking ability.

The app … Read More »