‘Shame it had to be these two’

December 3rd, 2013

Lewis G. Parker meets Heydon Prowse, one half of the creative duo behind BBC3 satire The Revolution Will Be Televised.

Blurred lines

October 28th, 2013

A new generation of ferociously data-driven digital media startups in London are nipping at Vice and Buzzfeed’s heels. Lewis G. Parker meets one of them.

Life without the internet

September 24th, 2013

Theresa Breuer tracked down the last woman in the developed world who has never been online.

Online, my name is Wanda LaQuanda

August 12th, 2013

What began as a playful Twitter experiment became an out-of-control phenomenon, encountering racism, legions of fans, and the FBI. James Cook shares The Kernel’s exclusive interview with Alex Munkacsy, the creator of @BIGOLETITTIES.

Super Yankee

February 21st, 2013

Milo Yiannopoulos interviews the chief executive of Smarkets, a plucky betting exchange whose chief executive, Jason Trost, hopes to unseat a perennially unpopular, near-monopolistic incumbent.

The social sex network

January 23rd, 2013

Philip Ellis interviews the notorious Cindy Gallop, founder of MakeLoveNotPorn.tv, about her mission to shake up the pornography industry.

Fine-tuning an institution

January 14th, 2013

Milo Yiannopoulos interviews the director of Reed Midem in advance of the annual music industry conference in Cannes.

Just the ticket

January 8th, 2013

Joe Cohen is leaving Seatwave, the company he founded, after seven years at the helm. He speaks exclusively to The Kernel about his entrepreneurial journey so far – and what’s coming next.

Moguls aspirant

January 7th, 2013

They might not look like your average publishing executives, but Milo Yiannopoulos believes the founders of The Tab have what it takes to build a profitable media empire.

‘I can’t see the point where this project is complete’

December 6th, 2012

Hot on the heels of SoundCloud’s public launch of a completely redesigned product, Ivo Spigel releases his recent interview with SoundCloud co-founder Alexander Ljung.

Amber of the moment

October 15th, 2012

Milo Yiannopoulos catches up with the reality television star translating her on-screen fame into a powerful marketing vehicle for her online retailer.

‘It’s never quick enough’

August 29th, 2012

Tech City’s outgoing chief executive talks to The Kernel about his new role with Canary Wharf Group.

‘You probably shouldn’t understand what we do’

August 8th, 2012

OpenGamma has raised another $15 million to develop its open source financial services software. Chief executive Kirk Wylie sits down with The Kernel to talk finance, open source and Tech City.

‘Failure is only feedback’

August 3rd, 2012

William Channer interviews Alex Tew, the viral hitmaker behind the Million Dollar Homepage, Sock and Awe, Do Nothing for 2 Minutes and Calm.com.

Bringing free mobile apps to the masses

May 1st, 2012

More than two billion apps have been downloaded from GetJar’s free app store. Could this be the mobile industry’s least-well known start-up, asks Ivo Spigel.

The Tech City troika

April 30th, 2012

Meet the three young men who are catalysing east London’s social renaissance with a series of events aimed at technology entrepreneurs and creatives.

Birch beyond Bebo

March 12th, 2012

In an article based on his Dorm Room Tycoon podcast, William Channer asks Bebo founder Michael Birch about failure, exits and engineering.

Saul Klein: seeding entrepreneurship

February 15th, 2012

Over the next few months, The Kernel will publish extracts from Ivo Spigel’s upcoming book, Eurogeeks. In this first interview in the series, Ivo catches up with Saul Klein, of Index Ventures and Seedcamp.

Africa’s Bill Gates is angry

December 19th, 2011

Entrepreneur Herman Chinery-Hesse has built up one of Africa’s largest software companies. And it is enterprise, not aid, that the continent is crying out for, he tells Stephen Pritchard.