Tech & Tonic: UAE robos, "fund manager is mentally ill" & the $28m Raisin

Tech & Tonic: UAE robos, "fund manager is mentally ill" & the $28m Raisin

Friday is well and truly upon, so there’s only one thing for it - click open this latest edition of Tech & Tonic and marvel at our selection of this week’s finance happenings, in case you missed them! Abu Dhabi’s further embraces fintech, CEOs discuss a mental health dilemma and more!

Tech & Tonic: High Court burns fund, pension havoc and charity bid

Tech & Tonic: High Court burns fund,  pension havoc and charity bid

Hello, Friday! This week’s cheeky cocktail should be taken with a side of caution about public sector pension chaos and a £2.7m “unauthorised” shopping bill, a dash of glee at how much some of our fave City boys have raised for charity this week, plus more (that’s the cherry on top)!

'The 5am Club': Best content strategy ever, or utter rubbish?

'The 5am Club': Best content strategy ever, or utter rubbish?

Does best-selling author Robin Sharma really have a content plan that delivers beyond the hyperbole, or are we just over-complicating the simple art of getting out of bed? Foco’s Account Director Andrea Bruce reviews The 5am Club.

Tech & Tonic: Advice service hits roadbump, Slack shares and care costs

Tech & Tonic: Advice service hits roadbump, Slack shares and care costs

We’re not going to pretend that Love Island has been offering us a distraction from the impending realities of a Johnson-run number 10, so much so that we’ve discovered that a cast member has ties to AJ Bell, as well as some more suitably serious stuff - get your umbrellas on cocktail sticks out for this week’s measure of Tech & Tonic!

Tech & Tonic: Gender pay gap widens, the contradictions of Sir Philip and Bank Hols blues

Tech & Tonic: Gender pay gap widens, the contradictions of Sir Philip and Bank Hols blues

Before you log off, here’s what you might have missed this week - Sir Philip Green has seemingly gone from rags to riches in one week, MP Nicky Morgan closes in on gender pay gap and the Government are criticised for taking ‘74 years’ to prepare for something, literally! It’s all here for you in this week’s Tech & Tonic!

Tech & Tonic: IFA breakthrough, conspiracies examined and Fenty's fortune

Tech & Tonic: IFA breakthrough, conspiracies examined and Fenty's fortune

We’ve spent the week chanting ‘All hail queen Robin’ and every last one of her $600 million dollars, witnessing a first for UK advice and laughing at Trump-related conspiracies (obvs) - here’s your Tech & Tonic, freshly served!

Tech & Tonic: Blockchain biz, steeled for disaster and a motley 10

Tech & Tonic: Blockchain biz, steeled for disaster and a motley 10

We commemorate a week to remember during this edition of Tech & Tonic - May spawns 10 worse options (if that’s possible) after her farewell, blockchain does it again, why we’re unpalatably lukewarm about British Steel and Trump’s reported clown phobia - it’s all here!

Tech & Tonic: The new talent magnet, a crypto summer and Uber woes

Tech & Tonic: The new talent magnet, a crypto summer and Uber woes

Friday frippery is in fact upon us - we salute the young CEO attracting all the tech bigwigs, dip our fingers into the Marmite that is crypto, then commiserate with Uber, all before getting some vicarious Champagne jollies!

Wombat Invest appoints Foco on content marketing brief

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Wombat Invest, the theme-based investment app, has appointed fintech content marketing agency Foco to handle digital communications and PR.

The consultancy has been briefed to create and share content that will help Wombat realise its mission – to make investing easy and accessible.

Wombat’s users can choose from 15 themed funds that reflect their interests and beliefs. These include ‘The Social Media Guru’, ‘The Foodie’ and ‘The British Bulldog’. 

Michael Taggart, Foco’s managing director, said: “Wombat’s vision – for a nation that mixes user-friendly technology with good education to invest in inspiring ideas – is both exhilarating and achievable.

“What a privilege it is for Foco to be a small part of a team that will deliver that future, especially at these early and exciting times.”

Nick Bentley, chief marketing officer at Wombat, said: “We’re want to change the way Britons invest – based on their passions and beliefs and with the possibility of depositing regularly at a very low cost.

“To do this, we need to work with partners who live and breathe fintech PR and communications and can help us articulate our story. This is why we believe Foco is the right content marketing agency for us and we can’t wait to see what they bring to Wombat’s communications.”

Tech & Tonic: ‘Not so sexy’ investor tip-offs, the £5.4bn tax coup and female founders

Tech & Tonic: ‘Not so sexy’ investor tip-offs, the £5.4bn tax coup and female founders

Yes, it’s nearly the weekend, but before you get distracted by any upcoming pub jaunts; find out how to be a sexually-appealing investor, save a chunk of £5.4bn, learn why girls = more ROI than guys and have a laugh with Danny Wallace! Here’s what you might have missed last week:

Tech & Tonic: ANNA opens up and Guardian Angel closes pre-seed round

Tech & Tonic: ANNA opens up and Guardian Angel closes pre-seed round

Helping you squeeze five days into four and get up-to-speed faster on the latest fintech news, check out this week’s Tech & Tonic. There’s further evidence of the Open Banking revolution and proof Guardian Angels really do exist!

Tech & Tonic: Levelling up with investment and ‘curious’ recruitment

Tech & Tonic: Levelling up with investment and ‘curious’ recruitment

Helping you level up as you head toward the weekend, the latest Tech & Tonic courtseys crowdfunding success and gawks at pensions relief scandals. What more could you want!?

Tech & Tonic: First Direct gets social and the perils of preconceptions

Tech & Tonic: First Direct gets social and the perils of preconceptions

In this week’s tech and tonic, the art of story-telling delivers a powerful punch for financial advisers and First Direct impress with their new approach to payments. Forget the freeze and outside and warm yourself up with a cuddle of comfy news!

Tech & Tonic: Biggest ever robo-adviser fund and investing in Singapore

Tech & Tonic: Biggest ever robo-adviser fund and investing in Singapore

Farewill looks to dominate the death industry and we look at the Dyson domino effect; is Singapore the new tech-destination for UK business? All this and more in this week’s Tech & Tonic!

Tech & Tonic: Tech & Tonic: Snoop Dogg gets smooth and sunshine up north

Tech & Tonic: Tech & Tonic: Snoop Dogg gets smooth and sunshine up north

Snoop Dogg does fintech (yes, we are being entirely serious) and Money Marketing question diversity from financial advice firms. It’s all going off in this week’s Tech & Tonic, out now!