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Spring 2015

In this special edition of FT Wealth dedicated to entrepreneurs, we do not seek to add our own view, but to showcase the great variety of men and women who have taken that extra step to start their own company

Crisis management

Mohammad Zahoor at his Hamstead home
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Foreign investors see potential in Ukraine — if it can modernise its economy

Hala Fadel
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Backing Beirut

A quiet revolution is happening in Lebanon as female entrepreneurs attract attention from investors


Fintech finds new friends

How US east coast cities are trying to stop the brain drain to Silicon Valley

Making money from Obamacare

America’s health reforms have created a feast of opportunity for tech companies

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 10: A woman hangs her laundry to dry in front of her home made out of tin and tarps that her family built over the land where their homes once stood before a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck just before 5 p.m. on January 12, 2010, destroying their homes and killing as many as 316,000 people on January 10, 2015 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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Hope for Haiti

Industries old and new are helping the nation recover following the 2010 earthquake

The Ideas Column: Risk worth taking?

Challenging the assumption that higher risk means higher reward

Kimbal Musk
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The Rich Column: Pester power in action

Social investors are increasingly attracted to youthful idealism

Jack Kelly
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Premiums up for grabs

Is the long-term outperformance of founder-led companies a fluke?

Richard Ballard, co-founder of Zero Carbon Food

The search for seed capital

Crowdfunding is gathering pace as a source of finance for start-ups

Rolls-Royce Ghost
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Potent symbol: Rolls-Royce Ghost

Whether it is the name, the radiator-top mascot or the neo-brutalist looks, the car catches people’s eyes

Twin temptations: Tecnam P2006T Twin

Controls are so light, the aircraft could be flown in delicate Italian loafers

Direct stakes in bright ideas

More and more donors are opting for direct investing over writing cheques

The Business Guru: Weili Dai, Marvell Technology

Collaboration is a must today, it’s about working with the ecosystem

Art in the age of austerity

While the oil money was flowing, Venezuela’s art world was the envy of Latin America

Poland’s political maverick

Janusz Palikot says his entrepreneurial background is a big asset to his radical agenda

Asia embraces the start-up

Budding Asian entrepreneurs face certain headwinds such as access to capital

Tales from the wild east

Review of ‘Once Upon a Time in Russia’, by Ben Mezrich

Investment focus: Global property market

The Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index rose 4.2% in 2014

Taking the extra step

‘Its entrepreneurship with a mission to change the whole system’