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Charlie Whelan

February 9, 2022

2022 Sector Outlook – The Polestar Perspective

Who would have thought that Pink and Downing Street could have so much in common?  Well it is not just…

Oliver Hoade

July 29, 2021

How can AI be used in education?

Artificial intelligence (“AI”) and the Education industry aren’t a particularly likely pair. Although most people encounter some form of AI…

Anusheh Khan

July 20, 2021

Stadiums of the future: how Euro 2020 shows us the road map of entertainment

It’s crazy to think big crowds will ever be a normal concept of life again in a post-covid world. Seeing…

Charlie Whelan

July 7, 2021

Polestar June 2021 Pilot

At a friend’s wedding 20 years ago we were inside Falmouth castle whilst a football match took place between the…

Oliver Hoade

July 2, 2021

ESG and your business

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations are becoming increasingly important factors in company valuations and their investment potential for all…

Anusheh Khan

June 30, 2021

The UK’s great digital divide

At Polestar we have written many blog posts outlining how firms have adapted to take the massive advantages technology provides…

Anusheh Khan

June 30, 2021

Tech and AI is transforming the fashion industry

While writing my blog post on green trends in fashion, my research brought into focus how retail has changed over…

Oliver Hoade

June 30, 2021

Google’s new tool can spot skin conditions with your phone’s camera

Google – in its latest effort to convince the public that is actually isn’t a sinister company that knows more…

Charlie Whelan

June 7, 2021

Polestar May 2021 Update

I saw a great picture of a black pot talking to a black kettle on Facebook this week – something…

Anusheh Khan

May 27, 2021

Software and Technology H121 Valuation

This report spotlights the UK software and technology sector for H1 21, aggregate sector valuations and private market activity. We…

Anusheh Khan

May 24, 2021

Technological Innovations in Supermarkets

Here at Polestar, we’ve covered a topics on how AI and other forms of technology is being used in manufacturing,…

Richard Hall

May 24, 2021

The recovery will be digital

Paperless technology has seen a dramatic rise in demand and we all know why.  As we have worked and schooled…

Oliver Hoade

May 24, 2021

The IT/business process outsourcing renaissance

After a year of Covid-induced spending cutbacks, global demand for IT and business process outsourcing (BPO) has surged in the…

Charlie Whelan

May 14, 2021

IP Protection of medical devices in Europe

Over the years we have worked with many medical device companies; be that to raise capital or exit. A question…

Charlie Whelan

May 4, 2021

Do you see silver linings or clouds?

A couple of days ago I was running in to work listening to the radio and I caught a track…

Oliver Hoade

April 28, 2021

3 Lessons Healthtech can learn from Fintech

The rapid digitisation and decentralisation of legacy finance happened simultaneously and was only exacerbated by the lockdown measures of the…

Oliver Hoade

April 22, 2021

Chips and Qubits: Technology Trends to Keep an Eye on

Technology, unabated by the clingy quagmire of Covid-induced restrictions, continues to march forward into new and exciting territories. In their…

Anusheh Khan

April 19, 2021

The new manufacturing innovations creating jobs in the UK

Last month, I wrote an article on how the UK is putting an emphasis on innovation in the manufacturing industry. The…

Richard Hall

April 19, 2021

Robot trends in 2021

Digital industrialisation is happening more and more in the manufacturing and industrial sector. To stay relevant, competitive, and efficient, more…

Charlie Whelan

April 14, 2021

The Pilot – March 2021

March has been a mixed month for us here at Polestar.  We completed the sale of People Value to an…

Richard Hall

March 30, 2021

Interconnected health

In an ever more interconnected world, the ability to draw on findings from one symptom/treatment situation to assist in another,…

Richard Hall

March 26, 2021

OFCOM’s Connectivity Carrot

With a real need for high speed connectivity to keep up with the demands of an increasingly data heavy society,…

Richard Hall

March 24, 2021

Polestar Pilots People Value to a Successful Exit

Polestar, the full-service Corporate Finance boutique, is pleased to announce the successful sale of People Value, the employee recognition and reward…

Charlie Whelan

March 2, 2021

The Pilot – February 2021

February – What a month! A semi-frozen economy, the frozen wasteland of Texas, 20 million people vaccinated in the UK…

Bhavik Borkhatria

February 22, 2021

2021 digital health predictions – an expert’s view

Technology advancements in healthcare are always an exciting topic with there being significant untapped potential to improve health ecosystems globally….

Oliver Hoade

January 29, 2021

4 Predictive Analytics Tools You Should Know About Right Now

Business intelligence software is getting smarter every day — using algorithms, artificial intelligence and machine learning to better understand our…

Richard Hall

January 29, 2021

Big Data approach to the challenge of food production

The role of data is ever more prevalent, with those businesses that control and glean value from large amounts of…

Charlie Whelan

January 29, 2021

Software to help drive real estate carbon reduction.

Sustainability data can be complex when managing real estate assets. It can show many interesting patterns and insightful trends about…

Bhavik Borkhatria

January 29, 2021

COVID drives e-learning growth

It is well documented that learning providers must now deliver courses online. According to a report by Future Market Insights…

Bhavik Borkhatria

January 28, 2021

What’s next for remote working?

The pandemic has meant that many businesses have been forced to adopt different working models, largely in the form of…

Shaan Bharwani

December 22, 2020

Southampton to pioneer new AI and Quantum Tech products at CES 2021

CES, is a yearly event that is considered by many to be the proving grounds for new and upcoming technologies….

Oliver Hoade

December 22, 2020

3 new NHS-funded AI healthcare developments for 2021

New AI systems are set to dominate healthcare in 2021 and the following years.  Demonstrating the rising interest in the…

Shaan Bharwani

December 21, 2020

UK to usher in new age of accountability for social media

The UK has announced that they will lead the charge in “a new age of accountability” for social media. Earlier…

Shaan Bharwani

December 21, 2020

Has the UK Emerged Unscathed from SolarWinds Cyber Siege?

The party behind the widespread SolarWinds hack is yet to be uncovered; however, Russia and China are believed to be…

Charlie Whelan

December 1, 2020

The Pilot – November 2020

Remember, Remember this November Well what a November, I mean – no fireworks night with mulled wine, lost children, toffee…

Bhavik Borkhatria

November 30, 2020

Software and Technology UK – Mid-Market Private Transactions Snapshot December 2020

Polestar brings you the first of our insights into the UK mid-market software and technology sector. This report provides a…

Oliver Hoade

November 26, 2020

Space-age solar power

Could a solar power station in space be a viable form on energy production? The UK government plans to answer…

Bhavik Borkhatria

November 26, 2020

5 Technology and Software Trends Impacting Healthcare 2021

Prior to Covid-19, technology-driven change in Healthcare was arguably the biggest trend impacting the industry with artificial intelligence (AI), the…

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