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Month: February 2007

Speaker profiles of NW Start Up 2.0

Speaker 1 – Anish Kapoor – CEO of Yuuguu   Anish was co-founder of TeleCity PLC, the pioneering European collocation and data centre service provider. He is currently NXD for Jacamar, an online gaming infrastructure provider and a NXD for Xware, a mobile gaming software developer. In addition he has held various executive roles at EXML Systems a mobile software applications developer. Speaker 2 – Ed French – Investment Director – Rising Stars – Enterprise Ventures     Edward joined EV in 2002, initially to help set up the RisingStars Growth Fund and later to assess and complete technology investments. Edward…

e-invoicing projections from Billentis

Copyright: Billentis According to Billentis, number of B2B e-invoices exchanged in Europe will grow by 75% from 240 million to 420 million. This is still a small fraction of the overall invoicing market constituting both paper and e-invoices. According to the presentation given by Bruno Koch at ExPP summit, the average number of e-invoices exchanged in Europe was around 123 million in 2005. This shows a remarkable upside for e-invoicing expectations in 2007, finally getting some traction. Thanks Accountis Blog for the tip. As seen from above sketch, Nordic countries continue to lead the market with just under 10% penetration,…

Accountis expects to handle 5 million e-invoices for one European client in 2007

According to today’s blog post from Accountis, they expect to handle over 5 million e-invoices for one of their clients. Looking at their client portfolio on the website, I assume this has to be DHL. This is a remarkable achievement for Accountis. Other clients identified on the website includes: Abbey International (Isle of Man) Christian Salvesen Conwy Council DHL Ericsson Expotel Goodyear Dunlop G4S Cash Services ICICI Bank Islington Council Jersey Telecom Liverpool FC North West Wales NHS Trust Paragon Group Salford City Council Scottish and Southern Energy Singer & Friedlander T-Mobile Veolia Water UK Virgin Retail However, it is not…

East Riding of Yorkshire Council selects OB10

The pre-qualification process for selecting an e-invoicing system for East Riding of Yorkshire Council started in August 06. In Jan 2007, OB10 announced award of a three year contract by the council. What is amazing is the short buying cycle! This proves that the council has done its home work and was genuinely interested in the benefits. Here is an extract from the news brief: We have always strived to improve our operational efficiencies, and maintain good relations with suppliers. said Nigel Pearson, Chief Executive, East Riding of Yorkshire Council. With the implementation of the OB10 solution we will continue…

Everything You Wanted To Know About Venture Capital

You might be interested in this slide pack from Ben Holmes of Index Ventures who presented at last week’s Future Of Web Apps. Thanks Imran for pointing me to this. It’s the first time I came across slideshare. What a great idea! Something everyone could do with. Just like Youtube! What about a similar platform for documents. Now that’s an idea worth pursuing. Tags: Ben Holmes, Index Ventures, Venture Capital, Imran Ali, Future of Web Applications, Slideshare

NW StartUp 2.0 – Registration now open

If you are keen to register for the above event taking place at KPMG on 15th March, you could do so now by clicking here. Thanks to Ixis, we now have a more permanent home at This will allow me to organise different types of events easily. Few events I have in mind (not firmed up yet): April – e-invoicing April – web 2.0 May – NW StartUp 2.0 Would above be of interest to you? Would you like me to organise any other? Tags: KPMG, NW StartUp 2.0

Gates Vs. Jobs

Here is a video clip from Youtube that is worth watching… I am the mighty finder – I can find anything – you can run but you cannot hide. Tags: Youtube, Microsoft, Apple, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates

Blog Aggregators

Some of the blog aggregators you might want to consider: Footy 24/7 aggregates news, blogs, videos and images from official sites of premiership foot ball clubs. This is a rich medium with pictures and videos. Platform chosen is Drupal.  Planet Enterprise 2.0 run by Rhys Jones, the founder of Accountis aggregates content on enterprise 2.0 (web 2.0 related to the enterprise, i.e. B2B instead of consumer led). Rhys uses Chumpologica (RDF) platform. Blogs aggregated include (the previous Youtube video came from this site): Dion Hinchcliffe (feed) Peter Rip (feed) Sean (feed) Ross Mayfield (feed) Dion Hinchcliffe (feed) Andrew McAfee (feed)…