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    1. September 1, 2015

      Genes genie: Oxford Nanopore’s Gordon Sanghera

      Gordon Sanghera has a grand ambition: to build a new science-based company under British ownership that commands a...

    2. September 1, 2015

      The moral hazard created by buckets of start-up funding

      Here’s a tale that epitomises the absurd times that tech start-ups are currently enjoying (or exploiting, depending on...

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    1. August 30, 2015

      Banks use ‘matchmaking service’ to link with fintech start-ups

      Global banks are signing up to an online “matchmaking” service to join forces with financial technology start-ups that...

    2. August 27, 2015

      Box and its lessons for ambitious technology start-ups

      What does the future hold for unicorns? There are now 131 private tech companies valued at $1bn or more — a threshold...

    3. August 26, 2015

      Indians relied on each other for prosperity in Silicon Valley

      Sundar Pichai’s appointment this month as chief executive of the newly rejigged Google prompted happy outpourings...

    4. August 25, 2015

      FDA tells food start-up Hampton Creek to change Just Mayo brand

      Mayonnaise cannot be called “mayo” unless it contains eggs, according to US food regulators, confounding attempts by a...

    5. August 25, 2015

      The backer’s ideal founder: young, female engineer, ex-Google

      Venture capitalists are entrepreneurship’s avant-garde. Their commercial antennas are developed through their access to...

    6. August 25, 2015

      Bucharest, Romania: Upbeat after tech start-up successes

      Population 2m-plus Corporation tax rate 16 per cent Time it takes to set up a company 5-8 days Once known as one of...

    7. August 24, 2015

      Start-up trumps Facebook in connecting EM customers to internet

      A start-up is quietly challenging Facebook’s efforts to connect emerging market consumers to the internet, signing up...

    8. August 24, 2015

      Tech investor Klaus Hommels raises new €350m fund

      The venture capital firm led by Klaus Hommels, an early backer of Skype, Facebook and King.com, has raised a €350m fund...

    9. August 20, 2015

      Ordnance Survey plots path into digital era

      To ramblers in the British countryside, the Ordnance Survey is the producer of difficult-to-fold pink and orange maps....

    10. August 20, 2015

      Tech start-ups flock to Hong Kong

      As he scoured Europe to find parts last year, German entrepreneur Florian Simmendinger was only able to locate a...

    11. August 18, 2015

      Teenager who hated school but set out to become a tycoon

      Just after Easter, I wrote in this column about a bunch of British IT veterans, ExactTrak, who — just as they were...

    12. August 14, 2015

      Google: Letters of intent

      No, there is no limit to Google’s ambition. Any lingering doubts should have been swept away by this week’s news that...

    13. August 13, 2015

      NSA skills leak to cyber security start-ups

      Skilled engineers charged with tracking weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East, US government-backed cyber...

    14. August 11, 2015

      Support for start-ups: Y Combinator’s non-profit mission

      Will MacAskill never used to describe himself as an entrepreneur: “Now I do. ‘Entrepreneur’ in so much as trying to...

    15. August 11, 2015

      Signal Media: cutting out the internet din

      A need to tune in to the right voices amid a growing clamour on the internet underlies the strategy of market...

    16. August 5, 2015

      WeWork seeks new lease of life for the office model

      What is WeWork? According to Adam Neumann, its 36-year-old co-founder, it is variously an “energy” business, a...

    17. August 2, 2015

      International Airlines Group intensifies digital push

      International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia, is working with technology start-ups in Israel...

    18. July 30, 2015

      A yacht rental start-up ventures beyond Greek headwinds

      A disastrous sailing holiday around the Aegean Islands three years ago was a turning point for Greek entrepreneur...

    19. July 30, 2015

      Singapore ramps up efforts to achieve digital ambitions

      Keen tech investor though he is, Hugh Mason is grateful he does not have a weak bladder: “Every time you go for a pee...

    20. July 30, 2015

      FireChat to be rolled out as messaging service

      FireChat, the chatroom app that was an essential tool for protesters in Hong Kong last year is to be rolled out as a...

    21. July 28, 2015

      How to borrow some of the start-up genie’s magic

      When he graduated from business school 20 years ago, a colleague of mine was the only member of his cohort who did not...

    22. July 28, 2015

      Custom flat-pack furniture

      Two weeks before San Francisco’s start-up festival Launch last year, Warsaw-based Tylko sent a speculative email to the...

    23. July 28, 2015

      Montreal: no unicorns yet for nascent start-up hub

      Population 1.7m Number of start-ups 500-700 Student population 170,000 Creative industries have thrived in Montreal...

    24. July 26, 2015

      Udacity founder takes on virtual study revolution

      It is less than a quarter of an hour’s drive down Route 101 from the village-like campus of Stanford University to...

    25. July 23, 2015

      Devialet’s acoustic workshop of Burgundy

      There are no hulking studio monitors in Quentin Sannié’s Paris headquarters, nor even a hint of a subwoofer. But when...

    26. July 23, 2015

      Boosted Board: Electric skateboard commute that thrills

      When I first moved to San Francisco, I was surprised to discover that skateboarding is a normal, daily form of...

    27. July 23, 2015

      Notion Capital raises $120m fund to focus on European start-ups

      Notion Capital, the London-based venture capital firm, has raised a $120m fund in the latest sign of investors...

    28. July 22, 2015

      Myriad chases Silicon Valley fairy dust

      West Coast jargon has slipped into the language as start-up culture goes mainstream. We now know founders chase funding...

    29. July 21, 2015

      European tech: In Silicon Valley’s shadow

      Ambarish Mitra remembers the phone call well. The voice at the other end — from a US company he refuses to identify —...

    30. July 21, 2015

      Tech quango delay adds to ‘northern powerhouse’ criticism

      A quango set up to replicate London’s technology business cluster in the north of England has been criticised for its...

    31. July 21, 2015

      Efe Cakarel: Delivering indie films to the masses

      In 2007, two entrepreneurs saw an opportunity to transform the way people watch films. One of them was Reed Hastings,...

    32. July 21, 2015

      The Africans who go it alone to cut risk, not increase it

      When the most powerful person in the world attends a start-up conference in east Africa you know that entrepreneurship...

    33. July 20, 2015

      Bangalore steps out of the world’s back-office

      Sitting in an open-air restaurant just round the corner from his home in Bangalore’s start-up hub of Koramangala,...

    34. July 16, 2015

      Uber faces threat of ban in home state

      Uber faces the threat of a ban in its home state of California, as it clashes with regulators who introduced pioneering...

    35. July 15, 2015

      French gadget-makers pour into the ‘internet of things’

      Last month in Angers, 300km from Paris, President François Hollande opened Europe’s biggest centre dedicated to...

    36. July 14, 2015

      Copenhagen: A strong start-up community but high taxes

      Copenhagen population 1.2m Denmark population 5.6m Tech start-ups 430 Copenhagen university population: 94,000 Mary...

    37. July 14, 2015

      Dice: freeing fans from gig fees

      Dice is an app-based ticketing service for live music events in several UK cities and bills itself as being “run by...

    38. July 14, 2015

      The liberating power of the ‘Plan Z’ worst-case scenario

      What is your Plan Z? That’s the question I’ve been posing to entrepreneurs since stumbling across advice that Reid...

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