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    1. August 26, 2015

      Predictions will be around forever

      “I never make predictions and I never will,” is a quote attributed to everyone from Tony Blair to Paul Gascoigne. Who...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. August 10, 2015

      Bill Gates joins $120m fundraising for Editas Medicine gene start-up

      Bill Gates and the venture capital arm of Google have participated in a $120m fundraising for Editas Medicine, a...

    3. August 3, 2015

      China’s answer to Airbnb raises $300m

      China’s answer to Airbnb, the apartment-sharing app, has raised $300m in a funding round that values it at more than...

    4. August 2, 2015

      Unicorns rarely speak a European language

      What is the language of unicorns? English, with a California twang, in the main. Often Mandarin, now, too. Rarely will...

    5. 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...

    6. July 23, 2015

      Huge deals fuel Asian VC boom

      Venture capital investments in Asia soared in the second quarter of this year, reaching more than half the level of the...

    7. 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...

    8. 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 —...

    9. July 15, 2015

      UK space start-ups to get boost from venture capital fund

      The UK space sector is to get a boost from corporate investors such as Thales and Airbus after they backed an £80m...

    10. July 9, 2015

      Cisco to invest $1bn in UK tech industry

      Cisco is promising to spend $1bn in the UK tech industry through a series of corporate acquisitions, venture capital...

    11. June 25, 2015

      Google Ventures backs London start-ups Yieldify and Lost My Name

      The European arm of Google Ventures has taken stakes in two London-based start-ups, in the latest move for the...

    12. June 16, 2015

      Kirk Kerkorian, billionaire investor, 1917-2015

      Kirk Kerkorian, who has died aged 98, was an elusive Armenian-American billionaire who bought and sold his way to...

    13. June 8, 2015

      Delivery Hero reaches $3bn valuation on latest funding round

      Delivery Hero, an online food ordering business operating in 34 countries, has reached a valuation of $3.1bn after a...

    14. June 4, 2015

      Blue Bottle Coffee turns from start-up to upstart with $70m deal

      It may be seen by some as the anti-Starbucks but Blue Bottle Coffee is turning its small-scale, artisanal cafés into...

    15. June 3, 2015

      Felix Capital’s $120m fund targets creative industry

      Frederic Court, the French venture capitalist who has backed some of Europe’s leading technology companies, is...

    16. June 2, 2015

      Private share trading takes off as tech companies shun IPOs

      The easy availability of investor cash has allowed many technology companies to delay listing on public markets but...

    17. April 20, 2015

      US insurance start-up valued at $1.5bn

      Oscar, a New York start-up with ambitions to transform the US health insurance landscape, has attracted the backing of...

    18. April 16, 2015

      The rookie investors hunting billion-dollar unicorns

      Snoop Dogg has invested in a start-up called Eaze, an “Uber for weed” that delivers marijuana to your door. Ashton...

    19. April 15, 2015

      Chinese drone-maker seeks funding at $10bn valuation

      DJI, the Chinese maker of remote-controlled “quadcopters” that has led a boom in consumer drones, is looking to raise...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. March 11, 2015

      Venture capital needs to be a happy family

      The San Francisco trial pitting Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of Silicon Valley’s oldest and most venerable...

    24. March 9, 2015

      UK venture capitalists lifted by state bank

      Venture capital investment in the UK is growing 50 per cent a year, driven by a state fund that is trying to fill the...

    25. March 9, 2015

      Titans turn attention to Silicon Valley

      The mood at the big SuperReturn private equity conference in Berlin at the end of February was not exactly ebullient....

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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:...

    29. February 26, 2015

      The legend of the Silicon Valley unicorns

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

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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