Nicholas Holmes

Founder, – I dig journalism, SaaS, marketing and technology

Entrepreneurial media technologist and former journalist, dedicated to developing the news industry for the better. Experienced founder and sales professional, board member and occasional advisor. Formerly Google, Accenture.

Also a copywriter and freelance contributor to publications including the Independent, The Next Web, OnStartups, the National (Abu Dhabi), the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and MSN Travel.

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The National

W Paris Opera is comfortable, efficient and enjoyably cool

Walking through the understated doorway into a dimly-lit interior, arriving at the W Paris Opera feels rather like arriving at an exclusive party.

The National

Berlin's summer cultural calendar one of the best in Europe

Still metamorphosing more than 20 years since the fall of the wall, Berlin's unique blend has made it a beacon for European arts.

The National

Take off for a weekend of wonder in Lausanne

The Swiss city's cultural events and glittering nightlife make it perfect for a short break, says Nicholas Holmes.

AFP Relaxnews/HerWorld

Europe's top Christmas markets

This time of year brings a host of traditional Christmas markets. Here, a look at some of the biggest, brightest and best to visit before the season is out.

The National

Vilnius: Baltic Escape

Macabre museums and blackly comedic theme parks are as much a feature of a visit to this former Soviet state as its impressive historical landmarks, finds Nicholas Holmes.

The Independent

Electric rental cars in the Alps

Alpmobil is keeping it green in the Swiss mountains, renting electric cars to tourists. Nicholas Holmes reports.

South China Morning Post

Munich - Full of Surprises!

Think Munich and thoughts stagger to its annual beer festival. But as Nicholas Holmes discovers, the German city has many secrets.


Ridiculously Bling Private Planes

You think first class have it cushy with their dainty cutlery and comfy chairs? Let us introduce you to a different league of air travel, where one plane houses a 'mini-concert...

The National

Experience Zurich's transformation from industrial to cultural hub

My Kind of Place: Be shocked, inspired or entertained in Switzerland's creative hub.


The Next Web

Silicon Alps

Ah, Switzerland. The land of chocolate, cow-bells, skiing and prices that make you want to cry...

The Next Web

Inside Lithuania's Startup Scene

Why you need to keep your eye on Lithuania’s fast growing startup scene

European Journalism Community

The story behind, a free portfolio service for journalists

I launched last month after finding that there was no easy way to collate my clippings together online. It offers journalists a free, easy-to-use and beautiful way...