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    1. March 4, 2015

      Luxury online fashion retailer Farfetch valued at $1bn

      Online luxury retailer Farfetch, no stranger to high charges, has earned a whopping pricetag of its own. The London-based...

    2. March 3, 2015

      Paper Boat bases future on India’s drinks nostalgia

      It was during a daily tussle with his three business partners over a flask of home-made aam panna — a traditional Indian...

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    1. March 2, 2015

      Venture capitalists bet on mobile start-ups

      An all-pervasive mobile computing platform has been the great hope of tech investors for the better part of the decade: a...

    2. February 26, 2015

      The legend of the Silicon Valley unicorns

      In a very pleasant corner of San Francisco, Nasdaq is quietly expanding its West Coast operations. But it is not in town...

    3. February 26, 2015

      Jawbone looks to tap Google in fundraising

      Jawbone is in early-stage discussions to raise new funds from strategic investors including Google, according to people...

    4. February 24, 2015

      Silicon Valley sex discrimination on trial

      A $16m test case for gender discrimination in Silicon Valley opened on Tuesday with the allegation that one of the world’s...

    5. February 24, 2015

      James Proud, Hello: Degree skipped, product shipped

      About a year ago, hype about the coming trend of wearable technology was reaching fever pitch. Rumours of Apple’s...

    6. February 20, 2015

      The billion-dollar companies Silicon Valley investors ought to fear

      Eighteen months ago it was a company worth a billion dollars. Fab.com, an online store that sells quirky designs of...

    7. February 13, 2015

      Ride-hailing app Lyft targets $2bn valuation

      Lyft is aiming to raise $250m in a round of venture capital fundraising that would value the ride-hailing app at $2bn,...

    8. February 11, 2015

      US venture capital behind over half of London’s start-up funding

      US technology investors provided more than half of all the money raised by London-based start-ups last year, as American...

    9. February 5, 2015

      London tech investors look to mirror success of Silicon Valley

      More than $2bn has been raised by new technology funds in London in the past five years, as venture capital flows into...

    10. January 29, 2015

      Angels of change invest in better world

      “Rather than buy a yacht,” says Will Hobhouse, a veteran businessman and investor, “it might be more fun to see if you can...

    11. January 28, 2015

      Long-term investors eye project finance pot

      Debt-laden national governments and capital-constrained banks are struggling to finance the investment that is required for...

    12. December 7, 2014

      Investors set their sights on Indonesia’s tech sector

      When tech entrepreneur William Tanuwijaya was negotiating with venture capitalists over the biggest investment in an...

    13. November 19, 2014

      Government fosters tech entrepreneurs

      At age 28, Jang Won-gwi left a cosy job at a South Korean technology firm to pursue his start-up dream. Together with two...

    14. November 19, 2014

      Kik teen chat app draws venture capital

      Kik, the chat app that has become a favourite among teenagers, has raised $38.3m in venture capital funding, to fuel its...

    15. November 19, 2014

      Security group CipherCloud raises $50m

      CipherCloud, a cyber security start up, has raised $50m to help it keep pace with the rapid move by businesses to the cloud,...

    16. November 10, 2014

      Chinese start-ups flock to OTC equity exchange

      Fundraising via China’s over-the-counter equity exchange has increased tenfold this year, as the platform emerges as an...

    17. October 21, 2014

      Crowdfunding merits its hype as a tool for risk-takers

      The two main reasons would-be entrepreneurs give me as to why they haven’t started a business are fear of failure and lack...

    18. October 20, 2014

      Google Ventures spells out strategy for investing in Europe

      Google Ventures, the investment arm of the US technology group, has set out its strategy to fund European start-ups, saying...

    19. October 7, 2014

      India’s start-ups are pulling in Silicon Valley’s big hitters

      Amazon’s Jeff Bezos grinned widely from the window of a traditional Indian truck during a visit to Bangalore last week,...

    20. October 6, 2014

      Record funding for London tech start-ups

      Technology start ups in London have attracted record levels of investment in the past year, receiving more than a $1bn in...

    21. September 28, 2014

      eBay founder backs venture fund to fight extreme poverty

      A charitable foundation set up by Pierre Omidyar, the eBay founder, has teamed up with four governments to establish a $200m...

    22. September 23, 2014

      Rocket Internet prices shares at market capitalisation of €6.2bn

      Rocket Internet, the German start-up conglomerate, has priced shares for its initial public offering at a midpoint market...

    23. September 23, 2014

      More women win venture capitalist backing in Silicon Valley

      Michelle Lam is a former venture capitalist and once served as chief financial officer for a data company bought by the US’s...

    24. September 5, 2014

      Niche start-ups value subscriptions for traditional goods

      Netflix, Spotify and Amazon may be technology pioneers, but they have at least one thing in common with the world of old...

    25. September 2, 2014

      The thrill of searching for the right business site

      Finding the right sites for one of our retail operations is a favourite occupation. I suppose it must be the thrill of the...

    26. August 11, 2014

      Funding boost peps up coffee start-up

      A London-based start-up aiming to satisfy the growing thirst for quality coffee has raised £2m in funding from venture...

    27. August 11, 2014

      You’ll never guess how much BuzzFeed raised from Horowitz

      1. OK, maybe you will If you guess $50m. BuzzFeed’s new investor is one of Silicon Valley’s best-known venture capital...

    28. July 25, 2014

      How to invest in university knowhow

      Universities are engines of innovation, where promising ideas that start in the classroom or laboratory evolve into highly...

    29. July 10, 2014

      Google to create European venture capital arm

      Google is creating a European arm to its venture capital vehicle, as the internet group seeks to tap into the ideas and...

    30. June 24, 2014

      Asia turns on the taps for tech funding

      When the bosses of US video messaging app Tango were on the lookout for a strategic partner, they turned in the direction of...

    31. June 23, 2014

      Cloud security start-up Skyhigh Networks raises $40m

      Skyhigh Networks, a cloud security start-up, has raised funding from Salesforce.com and venture capitalists, as companies...

    32. May 15, 2014

      Uber looks to flag down a $10bn valuation

      Uber is looking to pull in a huge new round of funding at a valuation of around $10bn, matching the price tag recently put...

    33. April 24, 2014

      Google VC invests in former NSA analysts’ start-up

      Google’s venture capital arm and Silicon Valley’s Kleiner Perkins have invested in a start-up run by two former National...

    34. March 12, 2014

      Venture capital interest in remittance groups grows

      The multibillion-dollar market in migrant remittances is poised for greater competition, with two London tech start-ups...

    35. March 3, 2014

      UK start-up dubbed ‘Bloomberg of private companies’ raises $17m

      DueDil – a start-up that has become known as “the Bloomberg of unquoted companies”, for providing data on every private...

    36. March 2, 2014

      Digital hub to bring together retailers and innovators

      An innovation hub dedicated to the retail and consumer sectors will be launched this week, underlining the pace at which...

    37. February 14, 2014

      Weedingtech cultivating powerful backers to support its growth

      Not many start-up companies can boast a roll call of investors that include the billionaire owner of Chelsea Football Club...

    38. February 11, 2014

      EDITD secures $4.4m from private equity to expand

      How do fashion buyers know whether to go with Ralph Lauren or Paul Smith for next season’s batch of cropped trousers and pea...

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