07/16, MOBILE NATION
July 2016's Rip It Up, Start Again event focussed on two start-ups using smartphones to revolutionise the way we bank and buy property.
A co-operative platform that gives the disenfranchised access to economic support and empowers communities A new smartphone-based bank. Monzo broke records in march 2016, raising £1m of crowdfunding in 96 seconds.
A new way to find your next home, where the most relevant available properties are pushed directly from local agents to your smartphone, without the need to register or share your details with the agent.
Founder of Monzo
Founder of Area
“We're focussing on the end-to-end experience before charging customers for our service.”
— Shawn Zvinis, Area
Efficiency wins out
“Stuff that would take us a day takes them a year.”
—Tom Blomfield, Monzo
“Your smartphone has more processing power than the mainframe computers your bank was using in the 70s."
— Tom Blomfield, Monzo
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Roger Jones has been a formidable force in the world of digital marketing. His work with CivTech is allowing the Scottish government to invest in innovation for the first time.
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