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    1. FT Alphaville

      December 17, 2014

      At a loss

      Bloomberg Businessweek already wrote the definitive profile of OnDeck Capital, the latest hot initial public offering for a...

    2. FT Alphaville

      November 17, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - “Japan’s present predicament is a more extreme version of the choice faced by the UK in 2011…” -...

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    1. MBA blog

      November 3, 2014

      A few of my favourite things

      View of the Boston Charles River at sunset When I conducted my business school research, I asked many alumni if they...

    2. October 26, 2014

      The Silver Economy: Silicon Valley joins quest to ‘cure’ ageing

      From earliest recorded history, a procession of emperors, alchemists and charlatans have searched in vain for the mythical...

    3. October 14, 2014

      Live longer – and thank economics

      In developed countries today life expectancy at birth is about 80 years. That figure has almost doubled over the past...

    4. October 14, 2014

      Throw in the towel and give up on failure

      Failure, long embraced by the doyens of the start-up community as a vital step in any entrepreneur’s career, may be slipping...

    5. FT Alphaville

      October 8, 2014

      Thiel on the race to zero

      Billionaire investor and well known libertarian Peter Thiel has been on the road promoting his new book Zero to One for...

    6. October 2, 2014

      Rocket Internet: It’s lonely out in space

      Venture capital should not go public, Peter Thiel (a US venture capitalist) declared this week. Maybe it is better to list...

    7. September 30, 2014

      Snoop Dogg joins Reddit funding round

      Snoop Dogg, the hip-hop star, Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen and the Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto have joined a...

    8. September 30, 2014

      Timeline: The rise of PayPal

      As ecommerce site eBay announces plans to spin off PayPal into a separate company, here are some of the key events in the...

    9. September 30, 2014

      PayPal’s Thiel rounds on European tech entrepreneurs and regulators

      Europe is a “slacker with low expectations”, held back by the poor work ethic of its people and run by politicians that...

    10. September 20, 2014

      Secrets of Silicon Valley

      The silicon road Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters, Virgin...

    11. September 14, 2014

      Tech chiefs in plea over privacy damage

      The US tech industry has failed to appreciate the mounting global concern over its record on online privacy and security and...

    12. FT Alphaville

      September 12, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Scotland and the SNP: Fooling yourselves and deceiving others. - Their own imaginary Keynes. - The...

    13. FT Alphaville

      September 5, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Koons’ work as the apotheosis of Walmart. - Goldman just says “vice president” to be polite. - A...

    14. June 10, 2014

      Branson gives backing to money transfer start-up TransferWise

      Sir Richard Branson is providing funding for London-based money transfer start-up TransferWise in the latest sign of...

    15. May 13, 2014

      BitPay secures $30m in fundraising drive

      BitPay, whose software is used by Virgin Galactic to let people pay for space flights with Bitcoins, has become the world’s...

    16. April 14, 2014

      SilverRail extends train booking technology to Asia

      SilverRail is extending its train booking technology for European and North American train services to cover Asian operators...

    17. FT Tech Hub

      March 6, 2014

      Sean Parker leaves Founders Fund, not part of latest $1bn fund

      Hold the Sean Parker jokes about $1bn. It was Justin Timberlake, playing Mr Parker in The Social Network, who delivered the...

    18. FT Tech Hub

      March 3, 2014

      Kickstarter hits $1bn - so what did we get?

      Almost five years after launching, crowd-funding platform Kickstarter has received pledges worth $1bn. Half of the money has...

    19. January 27, 2014

      Google buys UK artificial intelligence start-up

      Google has made its largest European acquisition yet with the purchase of DeepMind, an artificial intelligence start-up...

    20. January 23, 2014

      Stripe valued at $1.75bn after funding round

      Stripe, an online payments company founded and run by two Irish brothers in their mid-20s, said it had been valued at...

    21. January 22, 2014

      Davos lacks the Valley’s revolutionary ambitions

      Thousands of chief executives, politicians, leaders of non-governmental organisations and media folk are once again...

    22. December 20, 2013

      Lunch with the FT: Peter Thiel

      Peter Thiel has only just sat down at a corner table in Palo Alto’s Evvia restaurant and he is already into a disquisition...

    23. August 13, 2013

      Technology: Vanity or visionary?

      Growing hamburgers in test tubes. Mining for precious metals on asteroids. Taking a supersonic, ground-level trip from Los...

    24. June 27, 2013

      Facebook backers make big early bet on college start-up

      A trio of Facebook’s earliest and most high-profile investors have reunited to invest another company born on a college...

    25. May 14, 2013

      Peter Thiel’s Valar chooses London for first European investment

      Valar Ventures, the fund founded by Facebook’s first outside investor and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, has made its first...

    26. FT Tech Hub

      April 10, 2013

      Free money transfers for start-ups – a gimmick that’s hard to refuse?

      TransferWise, the money-moving service launched by former Skype director of strategy Taavet Hinrikus, is allowing start-ups...

    27. March 7, 2013

      Davos Man’s faith in globalisation is shaken

      A decade ago, I sometimes joked that “Davos Man” (as the global elite is sometimes dubbed) believed in a holy trinity of...

    28. January 11, 2013

      Unease at Facebook director’s share sale

      Facebook investor and board member Jim Breyer has sold a total of $208m worth of his personal shares in the social...

    29. Economists' Forum

      December 12, 2012

      Synthesising views on west's poor growth

      By Heleen Mees There is a fierce debate over the origins of the disappointing economic growth seen in advanced economies....

    30. November 23, 2012

      Onwards and upwards

      What do you need to make democracy work in the modern world? That is something many Americans might be asking as they digest...

    31. September 30, 2012

      Information revolution yet to pay off

      The US economy has experienced ups and downs over the years, but its trend growth rate has scarcely budged. Depressions and...

    32. August 24, 2012

      The Facebook investor out to cheat death

      Visitors to the website of Founders Fund, the technology investment group launched by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, are...

    33. August 24, 2012

      IPO woes take toll on credulous investors

      This week one of the first backers of Facebook, Peter Thiel, sold most of his shares in the social network. The sale of the...

    34. FT Alphaville

      August 21, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      EU investigating cigarette sales to Syria. The sales were by a Swiss-based unit of Japan Tobacco to a firm at least partly...

    35. FT Alphaville

      August 20, 2012

      Man U, a stake for Soros

      Hat-tip to Sam Jones — it’s a 7.85 per cent stake (in the ordinary class A shares) by George Soros. For every defeat to...

    36. July 9, 2012

      Venture capital funding consolidates

      Power is consolidating in the venture capital industry as investors bet on fewer firms to deliver larger, quicker returns...

    37. June 20, 2012

      Thiel launches venture capital group

      Peter Thiel has launched a new venture capital firm, starting with a $402m fund to invest in global technology companies,...

    38. FT Alphaville

      May 17, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Cameron adds to eurozone warnings. David Cameron will be saying it in a speech today that the single currency unravelling...

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