It is often said that the UK struggles when it comes to successful start-ups compared to other regions such as Silicon Valley, California, and Israel. Yet internet entrepreneur Allon Bloch would disagree.
YouTube is creating a new breed of millionaires. An increasing number of home-videos are being posted on the Google-owned video-sharing website, generating in some cases, six-figure sums for those who post them. Helping to make it happen is Hollywood film producer-cum-entrepreneur Damian Collier.
Investing in gold is simple. In fact, anyone can do it says gold coin entrepreneur Alan Demby.
The 57-year-old is the owner of the Scoin Shop, the world’s only high-street gold coin retailer, selling collectable and bullion coins. He is about to roll-out several dozen stores in malls and airports across the UK in an attempt to “democratise” buying gold and bring it to the mass market.
Israel needs a new way of banking if it is to progress beyond its position as a start-up nation. Such a sentiment is sounded by Michael Freedman, founder and executive director of Asquith Israel Merchant Bank, a new addition to the Israeli banking scene.
MS: Sir Martin Sorrell, founder and chief executive of WPP
LF: Lord Fink, chief executive of ISAM fund manager and Conservative Party treasurer
SG: Stephen Grabiner, former head of global media at Apax Partners;
LD: Lloyd Dorfman, founder and chief executive of Travelex
NL: Nick Leslau, chairman of Prestbury Group and director of Max Plc
The world economy may remain in the doldrums, but not every economy is stagnant. With growth of nearly five per cent last year, Israel is one of the globe's most economically vibrant nations. So why is Israel doing so well when nearly everywhere else is struggling?