Day: June 6, 2020

podcast interview with Martin King, CEO, Featurespace

Podcast Interview with Martina King, CEO, Featurespace

Martina King, CEO of Featurespace, was the third guest in the csuite podcast series of episodes recorded in partnership with the European PR agency Tyto, where they are interviewing leaders of unicorn companies, or those close to reach unicorn status, to find out about the key issues, pain points and challenges that start-ups face and how they can address them with a strategic approach to marketing and communications.  Given the timing of the interviews, they also discussed how the company is adapting to working in through the coronavirus pandemic and their plans for when we are hopefully on the other side.

Featurespace is the world leader in fraud and financial crime prevention.  Whilst they aren’t quite yet a unicorn, they’re certainly heading in that direction.

The company was founded in 2005 by Professor Bill Fitzgerald, who was the head of

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Victoria’s Secret UK goes into administration with over 800 jobs at risk

Victoria’s Secret UK has gone into administration, leaving more than 800 jobs at risk.

The lingerie retailer, which has 25 stores across the UK, has hired administrators from Deloitte after being impacted by the coronavirus lockdown.

The insolvency firm said it will conduct a “light touch” administration at the retailer, which currently has 785 employees on furlough, while it tries to find a potential buyer.

Rob Harding, joint administrator at Deloitte, said: “This is yet another blow to the UK high street and a further example of the impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on the entire retail industry.

“The effect of the lockdowns, combined with broader challenges facing bricks and mortar retailers, has resulted in a funding requirement for this business, resulting in today’s administration.”

It appears that Victoria’s Secret had been struggling financially before the pandemic.

In May, private equity vehicle Sycamore Partners pulled out of a $525

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Hepler hires by CalMatters to cover the state economy

Lauren Hepler

Lauren Hepler has been hired by CalMatters to cover the California economy.

She will start on June 15.

She will report on gig workers, unemployment, the state budget and inequality.

Hepler previously worked at Protocol, covering Silicon Valley through the prism of the people who work there and the people who are most directly affected by what happens there.

Hepler has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles TimesThe GuardianSlate, and the BBC, and she reported previously for the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

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