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      A wake for the dead dreams of mourning entrepreneurs

      The sombre tones of Chopin’s funeral march is the soundscape to the gathering scores of people, some in suits, most in...

    2. May 22, 2016

      Indoor satnav offers beacon of hope for chronically lost

      GPS satellite navigation was made for me. I used to be the world’s most lost person. I don’t know quite which...

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    1. Doing Business in Central & Eastern Europe

      Hungary, Poland and some of their neighbours have hit the headlines for the wrong poli...
    2. The Connected Business

      Cloud computing is still in its infancy. Most big companies are assessing how far to g...
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    1. May 19, 2016

      FireChat to launch natural disaster alerts

      FireChat, an app that connects phones without the internet, is launching alerts to be sent in the event of natural...

    2. May 17, 2016

      Digital navigation helps blind people to navigate cities

      Anyone walking the sometimes mazelike passages in London Underground stations will appreciate the challenge faced by...

    3. May 17, 2016

      Boulder: Nature offers escape from business

      Population: 105,101 (2014) Median age: 29.9 years (US median age, 37.7 years)Average household income: $62,797 (US:...

    4. May 16, 2016

      Uber expansion leaves taxi industry in urgent need of a lift

      The success of ride-hailing app Uber has brought growth in the UK’s traditional taxi and private hire industry to a...

    5. May 16, 2016

      Rocket Internet shows signs of coming back down to earth

      In March, Rocket Internet published a prospectus for its new investment fund touting eight “emerging stars” in its...

    6. May 12, 2016

      Online finder of lost dogs and teddies on a funding mission

      People want to do good things for others, says Clare Owen, they just do not know how to do so. People also love a good...

    7. May 12, 2016

      Central and eastern Europe start-ups look beyond EU for finance

      From the Estonian software behind Skype through to the Croatian electric supercar manufacturer Rimac Automobili,...

    8. May 12, 2016

      Fundamentals outweigh investor risks in central and eastern Europe

      If central and eastern Europe has over the past few years become a tougher place to do business, nobody seems to have...

    9. May 11, 2016

      Why share a desk with your dog?

      Recently, while researching co-working, I came across a number of dogs. At these workplaces providing desk space for...

    10. May 10, 2016

      My messy CV shows a little knowledge can be far from dangerous

      When looking back at my CV I used to feel a little embarrassed. At the top is my current status as co-founder of...

    11. April 28, 2016

      Rocket Internet shares plunge 18.5% in two days

      Shares in Rocket Internet closed down almost 5 per cent on Thursday, after the German technology start-up investor...

    12. April 28, 2016

      Big business moves into co-working spaces

      If co-working is the future, big businesses want a piece of it. Corporate employees are swapping suits for jeans and...

    13. April 28, 2016

      Technology start-ups want UK to remain in EU

      It took Bernhard Niesner two months to relocate Busuu, a peer-to-peer language tuition business, from Spain to London...

    14. April 25, 2016

      Insurance tech start-up investment surges

      Investment in insurance tech start-ups more than tripled last year as a previously sleepy corner of the market begins...

    15. April 22, 2016

      Europe should forget Google and investigate its own shortcomings

      Imagine if, over the next 60 days, the European Commission staged a series of press conferences and bombarded...

    16. April 21, 2016

      Techie scheme to turn Germany’s refugees into programmers

      Rami Rihawi has always wanted to study IT. But his home town, the bombed-out Syrian city of Aleppo, was not a great...

    17. April 21, 2016

      Start-up with the right insights on smart home problems

      Two years ago, the hype around the “smart home” was deafening: all the leading tech companies bet big money that...

    18. April 20, 2016

      Review — ‘Disrupted: my misadventure in the start-up bubble’

      A 52-year-old journalist who has covered the tech industry for decades is laid off. He joins a start-up where the...

    19. April 17, 2016

      StarChip Enterprise is a mission worth backing

      Konstantin Tsiolkovsky was best known for two things: his enormous ear trumpet (used to counter deafness caused by...

    20. April 14, 2016

      Rocket Internet shares and profits fall

      Shares in Rocket Internet, the German investor in technology start-ups, fell 10.2 per cent on Thursday, after the...

    21. April 10, 2016

      Ben Silbermann, Pinterest: going global, modestly

      Ben Silbermann screws up his face as he considers what he could buy now he has been officially declared a billionaire...

    22. April 8, 2016

      Techno-nirvana is going mainstream but at what cost?

      We had news this week that Circle Internet Financial, a US start-up, was hooking up with Barclays in the UK to allow...

    23. April 7, 2016

      Chinese millennials discover joys of co-living

      By the age of 30, well-educated Chinese men like Yuan Hongfan are expected to be married, with apartment and child. But...

    24. April 5, 2016

      Portland, Oregon

      Population 620,000 (wider metropolitan area 2.4m)State corporate tax 6.6% up to $1m; 7.6% above that Unicorns 0 The...

    25. April 5, 2016

      Flipkart: midweek dinners and a job switch

      Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal started their ecommerce company Flipkart in a Bangalore bedroom in 2007. Friends since...

    26. April 5, 2016

      Stock Unlimited: Image streaming converts pirates to customers

      Netflix and Spotify shook up the film and music markets by offering unlimited access to their content for about $10 a...

    27. March 31, 2016

      Fidelity Investments cuts valuations on start-ups

      Fidelity Investments has cut the valuations on many of the start-ups in which it owns shares, underscoring the...

    28. March 30, 2016

      Inside the role of Silicon Valley’s start-up CFOs

      Silicon Valley often feels like it is all about the founders. What they read, what they eat, who they know. But a...

    29. March 22, 2016

      Realeyes: testing emotional reactions to adverts

      MediaCom, the media agency with clients that include Procter & Gamble and Volkswagen, recently announced a strategic...

    30. March 22, 2016

      Grenoble, France

      Number of new start-ups a year 20-40 Student population 65,000 (41% in science) Number of jobs in software and big data...

    31. March 22, 2016

      Israeli investors’ enthusiasm for start-ups bucks global trend

      Investors around the world are growing wary of backing the tech sector, but there is little sign of any slow down in...

    32. March 22, 2016

      Spy tactics can spot consumer trends

      Israel’s military spies are skilled at sifting through large amounts of information — emails, phone calls, location...

    33. March 22, 2016

      Israel’s tech companies slow to hire ultra-Orthodox and Arabs

      Israeli technology companies complain of a shortage of programmers and engineers. But Nizar Haddad, 25, said he...

    34. March 20, 2016

      Future Finance: an MBA graduate happy to stay in student debt

      It might be hard to empathise with a twenty-something banker and his struggle to raise the funds for an MBA...

    35. March 20, 2016

      Feedback: tech tracking employees at work

      In his column last week, Michael Skapinker noted that some companies give workers freedom over decisions about how they...

    36. March 18, 2016

      Silicon Valley extends reach to Cuba

      Stripe, the payments company, will launch a service to help Cuban entrepreneurs set up bank accounts and register...

    37. March 18, 2016

      MBA Challenge 2016 FAQ

      What is the MBA Challenge? The FT MBA Challenge is an opportunity for the next generation of business leaders to make a...

    38. March 16, 2016

      At Work with the FT: Chris Mair, DADI+, partner

      A growing number of companies encourage staff to work from home, but few go as far as Chris Mair and his partners. In...

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