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Armadillo Business Information celebrates 20 years on the Web

Hertfordshire, UK, 2017-Jun-09 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Armadillo, the world’s first web based company information database, celebrated its 20th anniversary on June 3rd.

In 1995, based near Old Street roundabout in London, Emmanuel Cohen, Armadillo’s chairman started on the road to launch an online company data system.

Having been shown the web in April 95 by a research scientist after Tim Berners-Lee uploaded the web structure in CERN, on a subsequent visit to the bookshop, Barnes and Noble he was shown all the books on this new area.

“Imagine a huge row bookshelves, devoted to a subject that was completely new. I knew then that it was important”

Manny continues “I will always remember a weekend in November 1996 when I had to make a huge decision. I could only afford the development work on one of the access systems at the time, it was a massive gamble. Should I risk everything – my business, my house, the lot – on chasing the dream of my own online database? I decided the web was the future so I gambled everything I had. Nowadays it is hard to imagine what a risk that was. Back then, the web was untried and untested as a commercial tool.”

“It amuses me that Old Street (known as Silicon Roundabout) where we started is today a burgeoning centre for web companies. These days developers are working on a tried and tested platform. It just was not there back in the mid 90s when we launched. It was true disruptive technology.”

“I was told recently that I must be the founding father of the Shoreditch Fintech revolution. Well, I don’t know about that, but my team and I certainly helped develop the bar revolution in the area!”

What Manny and his team pioneered at the time, was a unique commercial web database. Worldwide company reports and documents could be instantly bought by account or credit card from anywhere in the world, delivered to anywhere in the world. Users could also order the registration of companies online. The system was launched at the Barbican Solicitors Exhibition in London in June 1997.

“It was an amazing feeling. Once launched, we went out to our clients to sell the new service. Guess what they all said. “The internet? Too slow, no security, we can never connect – it will never catch on!”

Happy Birthday Armadillo and congratulations on the first and longest running online corporate commercial database on the web. Manny concludes ” Guess what, we haven’t stopped. We’re still innovating and are working on lots of new projects, so watch this space!”

For the full story, go to : http://news.rmonline.com/chairman/

About Armadillo Business Information:
• 1997 First company information online supplier to launch on the Web
• 1998 First to offer Trade Mark searching on the Web
• 1999 First to offer direct access to UK’s Companies House Direct
• 2011 First mobile app of its kind

Leading provider of online data to financial, legal and commercial markets.

Coverage includes 250 million companies from 200 countries around the world.

All instantly available online or via their app on a transactional (credit card) or subscription basis.

For more information please contact sales@armadillo.co.uk or call +44 (0)20 7729 1234

Issued on behalf of:
Armadillo Business Information Ltd, a member of the RM Group®,
Invision House,
Wilbury Way,
Registered as a Limited Company in England and Wales No. 03222303. ISO 9001 registration numbers: GB2003315.

Website: www.armadillo.co.uk

Contact-Details: julia.kanger@armadillo.co.uk

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Michael Blakey & Paul Grant speaking on EFactor Business Bootcamp June 21

A day full of succeeded Entrepreneurs and the Best Funding Experts in the field, Michael Blakey & Paul Grant!

Want to learn more on what to do when you are on theEntrepreneurial Frontline? Or how Bootstrapping can be an effective way to run your operations? What Investor Types & Funds are out there? And what are the Legal Aspects of Investments? Sign up now for EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT, lunch & drinks included! http://www.efactor.com/ukfunding1206

We provided you with a special program with some great names in this industry:

John Spindler CEO of Capital Enterprise. John has had over 15 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and business advisor/consultant and as well as being responsible for the day to day management of Capital Enterprise is also a director and co-owner of audio designer and manufacturer Ferguson Hill.

Michael Blakey: has been a successful, active, early-stage investor in the UK since 2000 and having invested in some 17 businesses and realized 3 profitable exits to date. Co-investing with his brother, Simon, he is responsible for all our marketing and deal origination activities. Michael was voted by AngelsNews as “the Business Angels You should now”.

Paul Grant: is an experienced entrepreneur who has founded his own London based company through private equity and debt finance. He managed to build a network of over 500 business angels at Capital Partners Private Equity Ltd and more recently at BA Capital Ltd, during which time he never ceased to assist young businesses with fundraising and coaching. He is also the founder of “The Funding Game” seminar series, which offers practical guidance and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs seeking capital for early-stage and growing ventures.

Jaan Larner: is a business minded lawyer at Keystone Law with an MBA from Oxford University. He is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a particular interest in entrepreneurial activity. He advises clients on their corporate structures as well as their on-going day-to-day commercial activity. Jaan qualified as a Solicitor in 1997.


SEE FOR MORE DETAILS OF THE PROGAM: http://www.efactor.com/ukfunding1206

Please Eva Hukshorn for your questions.

Lunch and drinks are included in the event price.

This event is sponsored by RBS, Capital Enterprise and Keystone Law To attend this event being a member of EFactor is mandotory, you can sign up (for free) on www.efactor.com.

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New Websites From Online Business Network ASAP Ventures Ltd

The ASAP Ventures Ltd group has recently expanded its range of web-based businesses by providing consumers in the UK three more sites which are packed with information and advice. The new sites, AssetFinance.org.uk, 4d-scan.co.uk and 9tgold.org.uk help British people find out about a broad selection of topics.

With the festive season well under way, people are heading out and buying presents. One such area which needs information and advice is buying 9 ct gold jewellery. ASAP Ventures Ltd has launched 9ctgold.org.uk to act as a resource for those people who are looking to buy gifts and it offers the best value for money jewellery too.

Getting a scan of an unborn baby used give poor quality pictures, but the latest technological 4d scan helps expectant families see their new baby more clearly. The new technology is explained on ASAP’s new site 4d-scan.co.uk and is due to be a great resource for families wanting to learn about the new technology.

Asset finance information and advice is the basis of ASAP’s latest site, AssetFinance.org.uk. The site helps entrepreneurs and small business owners find out about financing their business and what their options are in terms of accountancy fees.

ASAP Ventures Ltd’s media spokesperson, Mr Derek Paulson commented: “Adding gold jewellery and business financing to our cache of advice and information websites shows how diverse ASAP really is. Our new sites help people from all backgrounds and we are confident that the sites will do well”.

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One Stop Source For News, Blogs And Research Articles On The Web, Which Can Be Browsed By Regions And Categories

Babelfeed.com has developed an innovative approach where users can read news, blogs and research articles from various sources. RSS feeds are taken from all over the World Wide Web translated and amalgamated into a mega feed that can be browsed both by region and by category.

One Stop Source For News, Blogs And Research Articles On The Web, Which Can Be Browsed By Regions And Categories

Articles can be filtered to include only the selected region and category (along with those below it) when you go for a specific country or topic. And zooming in and out of categories is easily done – you will be able to contract and expand the number of articles, which are displayed effortlessly.

The feeds are machine-translated into English – whenever you follow the Link of a foreign language article a translator window will pop up Automatically, and the article will be translated into English for reading Convenience.

Our mission is to create a space in which global dialog is made possible Irrespective of the actual language that people speak. Babelfeed intends to take cultural barriers down, and facilitate communication among different nations.

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