The UK tech startup community has been thriving over the past decade, with more and more individuals taking the entrepreneurial steps in creating their own companies. Rarely do start-ups succeed, however, with many requiring demanding large sums of money to cover startup costs which deems a risky proposition for potential investors. Harvard Business School recently published a study which proposes that 3 out of 4 new businesses fail. And even more fail when they are not supported by venture capitalists.

However, the UK startup community is one of the most exciting developments in the millennia, with many startup companies intent on disrupting poorly designed and implemented services and products, for the purpose of securing market share and customer satisfaction. One such startup is online charity fundraising platform Believe.in – Believe.in is designed as the most transparent platform for giving online (100% of funds pledged go to the charity and Believe.in take no cut). Believe.in make their money by providing software as a service for the charities that require additional CRM and data analytics for their fundraising efforts.

Here at Sevenoaks Computers, we pride ourselves on taking the best parts of the startup workflow, often implementing strategies such as Agile and Scrum for our longer-term projects such as web projects or complex networking and managed print services for our customers.