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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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      Often in the shadow of their quoted rivals, Britain’s growing number of private busine...
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    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. February 10, 2014

      London venture funds become more active

      The tech venture capital community in London has always played second fiddle to San Francisco and New York. But outside the...

    22. February 3, 2014

      Jon Moulton invests in UK start-up Weedingtech

      Jon Moulton, the venture capitalist, has become the latest heavyweight name to back Weedingtech, a British start-up that...

    23. February 3, 2014

      Yield hunters soak up venture capital debt

      Asset-backed securities – the sliced-and-diced bonds that gained notoriety for their role in the financial crisis – are...

    24. December 16, 2013

      Metail plans global expansion after move from London’s Tech City

      Metail, the software company that allows virtual shoppers to try on clothes online, is set to expand internationally after a...

    25. December 6, 2013

      Box adds to soaring start-up valuations

      Valuations are soaring across Silicon Valley with technology companies from cloud storage provider Box to CIA-backed...

    26. November 25, 2013

      Uber hails new financing scheme for its drivers

      Uber, the taxi-hailing service, is hoping that a new financing scheme for its drivers will bring more cars on to the road...

    27. October 15, 2013

      Streetcar founder Brett Akker joins the space race

      As a serial entrepreneur working on his second start-up, Brett Akker is loath to turn away any customer. But the Lovespace...

    28. October 9, 2013

      Big companies show they are in with the in crowdfunding

      Whenever the concept of peer-to-peer lending is advocated by business leaders or politicians, it is generally assumed that...

    29. September 24, 2013

      Oracle of Ontario v Sage of Omaha

      Prem Watsa, the Indian-born billionaire who is leading a $4.7bn bid to buy BlackBerry, is sometimes compared to Warren...

    30. September 23, 2013

      Flipboard valued at $800m by fundraising

      Flipboard, the digital magazine app, has raised $50m from investors including Rizvi Traverse Management and Goldman Sachs,...

    31. September 12, 2013

      Flourishing Tech City still waiting for first IPO

      In 2010, online stationer Moo.com took a gamble: it shut down its website for several months in order to carry out a...

    32. September 9, 2013

      UK online marketplace for ‘pop-up’ shops draws investors

      We Are Pop Up, an online marketplace that helps landlords temporarily fill empty shops with “pop-up” stores, has attracted...

    33. August 15, 2013

      Tastemade raises $10m in funding round led by Raine

      Raine, the merchant bank backed by some of the biggest names in Hollywood and Silicon Valley, has led a round of investment...

    34. July 21, 2013

      UK venture capital boom slows

      The amount of venture capital injected into UK start-ups fell in the first half of 2013, suggesting that a recent financing...

    35. June 13, 2013

      Investors seeking high returns bid for unpaid invoices

      Wealthy individuals have been spending millions of pounds to buy up companies’ unpaid invoices via online auction sites – in...

    36. June 5, 2013

      Sir Ronald Cohen interview: finance as a force for good

      Sir Ronald Cohen has seen the attitudes of the young come full circle over the course of 40 years. The chairman of Big...

    37. May 23, 2013

      Markets Insight: Venture capital funding misses out on bull run

      In recent months, it might seem as if investors have fallen in love with risky corporate bets. For as central banks have...

    38. April 29, 2013

      App producer Shazam aims for $1bn IPO

      One of London’s best-known technology start-ups has signalled plans for abillion-dollar initial public offering, after...

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