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      Vancouver: Canadian west coast powerhouse

      Population: 603,000 (2.5m in greater Vancouver) Start-ups: 250-plus tech companies formed in 2012 Time to set up a company:...

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      Pay-as-you-go gyms increase in popularity over longer contracts

      On a sunny midweek afternoon, there are just two personal trainers instructing clients to lunge and lift in the small studio...

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    1. April 16, 2015

      Peter Thiel changes course with funding of two Berlin start-ups

      PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has made a rare foray into continental Europe, leading funding rounds in two Berlin start-ups,...

    2. April 16, 2015

      Slack valued at $2.8bn in fundraising

      Slack has confirmed its status as red-hot start-up of the moment in the market for online worker collaboration tools,...

    3. April 16, 2015

      Dropcam vs Canary: rival home security camera watchdogs

      In Dave Eggers’s novel ‘The Circle’, a fictional Silicon Valley megacorp launches SeeChange, tiny video cameras that...

    4. April 14, 2015

      Simon Loong: big ambition for small loans

      The pungent smell of fried squid on sticks wafts into the chill humid air of Hong Kong’s Sheung Wan district. Here, in a...

    5. April 14, 2015

      An unlikely tech hero: a modest 62-year-old who loves his garden

      There is a law of technology, I find, that if something is going to be big, to become part of the global technology...

    6. April 14, 2015

      UK start-up Mole aims to make freight pipe dream a reality

      Britain may soon have a novel way to tackle road congestion — an underground network of pipes that propel freight-packed...

    7. April 9, 2015

      3D printing pioneer Carbon3D secures Autodesk investment

      A 3D printing technique that could be up to 100 times faster than current technologies has received backing from Autodesk,...

    8. April 9, 2015

      Virtual concierges join the conversation

      Despite all the technological improvements to phones since texting took off, it remains mobile’s killer app, whether you use...

    9. April 9, 2015

      Rise of the 3D printing machines

      From a red puddle of liquid plastic, a three-dimensional sphere of connected hexagons and pentagons begins to rise, taking...

    10. April 9, 2015

      Famine after feast as US listings get sluggish start

      It has gone from feast to near famine in the US listings market so far this year. After a robust 2014 when companies raised...

    11. April 7, 2015

      Zoopla’s Alex Chesterman: battle on the home front

      Alex Chesterman unexpectedly has a battle on his hands. In 2011 he made mil­lions by selling Lovefilm, the DVD rental...

    12. April 7, 2015

      Gauging consumers’ feelings with CrowdEmotion

      It is tempting to imagine that human emotions will remain inscrutable to robots’ algorithms. Not so, says Matt Celuszak, the...

    13. April 7, 2015

      Tech innovators aim to shake up property industry

      Tech entrepreneurs are setting out to shake up the world of bricks and mortar – but the property technology sector has so...

    14. April 7, 2015

      Chicago: entrepreneurs like big city thinking and cheaper rents

      Population 2.7m Student population (metro area) 625,000 Start-ups 2,200-plus Start-ups are drawn to the third most populous...

    15. April 7, 2015

      Middle managers who are a start-up’s unsung heroes

      On April 1, 2004, Eileen Burbidge stepped off the overnight flight from San Francisco to London. After years of working in...

    16. April 6, 2015

      New breed of open source start-ups eye rising revenues and IPOs

      Can big businesses be built on the idea of giving away software free of charge? That paradox has stumped some of Silicon...

    17. April 6, 2015

      Vox buys data science start-up OpBandit to track readers better

      Vox Media, the US digital publisher, has bought a data science start-up as it looks to track more closely how readers view,...

    18. April 6, 2015

      A DIY tech evangelist scales up before BBC’s Micro Bit giveaway

      The BBC announced last month that it was working with some of the biggest names in technology to create and ship 1m...

    19. April 2, 2015

      London’s digital start-ups secure record funding

      London’s fledgling technology companies are continuing to see increasing levels of investment, as new figures reveal that...

    20. April 1, 2015

      Npower buys start-up RUMM to lower charges

      One of the biggest suppliers of power to British business is investing in a technology start-up to try to bring down its...

    21. March 31, 2015

      Job porn is all too often a fantasy

      In 1980s Oregon a row of oversized homes in one of Portland’s prettiest neighbourhoods was thrown open to ticket holders....

    22. March 31, 2015

      Stockholm: the unicorn factory

      On a dark, snowy night in Stockholm, a mural showing the Taj Mahal is lit up in the conference room at the offices of...

    23. March 31, 2015

      Australian tech start-ups stir amid nascent economic transition

      The pool table and trendy murals at MYOB’s offices would not look out of place in Silicon Valley. But the software business...

    24. March 30, 2015

      The pioneering business leader’s endless variety

      Today the Financial Times publishes its list of the 50 leading business pioneers. Any reader hoping to extract a single...

    25. March 29, 2015

      Publishers and adblockers are in a battle for online advertising

      Electronic warfare has broken out between internet users and the $120bn online advertising industry. On one side are the ad...

    26. March 27, 2015

      Slack admits intruders hacked its database

      Slack, the fast-growing business messaging service, has owned up to being hacked last month in an attack that gave intruders...

    27. March 26, 2015

      Month-old video app Meerkat raises $12m in new funding

      Meerkat, the buzzy live video streaming app that launched barely a month ago, has raised millions of dollars in new funding...

    28. March 25, 2015

      Silicon Valley is seizing the customers

      All around, technology companies are no longer content to provide the machinery for consumer companies — they are serving...

    29. March 24, 2015

      Smartphones v the real world: a tech entrepreneur’s quandary

      In the past month William has started to scream whenever the iPhone or iPad he spots is swiftly removed from view. He is 18...

    30. March 24, 2015

      Hail lifts for unaccompanied kids with Shuddle and HopSkipDrive

      When Nick Allen was running ride-hailing start-up Sidecar, a rival to Uber, he noticed a problem. Parents were hailing rides...

    31. March 24, 2015

      Exeter: a draw for entrepreneurs looking for work-life balance

      Population 121,800 (12,000 students) Average broadband speed 9.9Mb per second Large local employers: Met Office, Flybe The...

    32. March 23, 2015

      China’s start-up board surges as investors bet on transformation

      Chinese fund managers are piling in to the country’s nascent over-the-counter equity exchange, lured by the chance to invest...

    33. March 19, 2015

      Nasdaq is a different beast in 2015

      Fifteen years ago “Who Let the dogs Out” by the Baha Men rippled across the airwaves, The Sopranos was cultivating a new...

    34. March 18, 2015

      Huddle co-founder quits to join venture capital firm

      Huddle, one of the UK’s most high-profile technology start-ups, is set for more upheaval after one its founders announced he...

    35. March 17, 2015

      The whoosh of start-up value going from Europe to Palo Alto

      The European venture capital industry is really just making money for America. It has one play in its playbook: to find the...

    36. March 16, 2015

      Pinterest funding round values group at $11bn

      Pinterest has raised $367m in new equity from new and existing investors, according to a regulatory filing published on...

    37. March 16, 2015

      Ben Verwaayen set to raise €200m to invest in European start-ups

      Dutch businessman Ben Verwaayen is looking to raise more than €200m to help fund European start-ups in the latest sign of...

    38. March 12, 2015

      Dotcom history is not yet repeating itself, but it is starting to rhyme

      In a week marking the 15th anniversary of the dotcom bubble peak, there are plenty of reasons to argue that this tech boom...

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