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    1. February 2, 2016

      J&J and GSK join Medicxi’s European life sciences push

      Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline have teamed up behind a €210m venture capital fund to invest in European life...

    2. January 31, 2016

      Does everyone have an app inside them?

      I suggested here last month that the killer app everyone is building, if only in their head, is the modern version of...

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    1. January 26, 2016

      Smart Africa: Venture capitalists aim to tap mobile tech wave

      Venture capitalists are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into Africa-focused start-ups as they look to tap into...

    2. January 24, 2016

      Unicorns point out financing flaws to unwary and unwise

      One feature of the second great technology boom has been the willingness of entrepreneurs to stump up real money just...

    3. January 20, 2016

      Europe’s tech start-ups need to scale faster

      Whenever US and European policymakers and technology executives gather, as for the World Economic Forum in Davos this...

    4. January 20, 2016

      Naive entrepreneurs at risk of losing out to venture capitalists

      Nicolas Brusson and Philippe Botteri met in 2003. They were “two Frenchmen in the Valley”, both having relocated to...

    5. January 19, 2016

      UK tech start-ups set for £500m Chinese fund boost

      Chinese investors are on the hunt for the UK’s next unicorns — start-ups that reach a $1bn valuation — with the launch...

    6. January 15, 2016

      Drop in venture capital funding illustrates rising caution

      Venture capital investment in US tech start-ups fell by a third in the fourth quarter to $11.3bn, signalling growing...

    7. January 6, 2016

      UK tech sector raises $3.6bn venture capital in 2015

      British technology companies raised $3.6bn from venture capitalists in 2015, as strong investor appetite for...

    8. December 27, 2015

      Sorting truth from myth at technology unicorns

      If 2015 was the year of the unicorn, 2016 will be the year that unicornshave to prove they are real. The rush of...

    9. December 8, 2015

      Didi Kuaidi brings Yahoo’s Jerry Yang on board

      Didi Kuaidi, China’s largest internet car hailing company, has named Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang as a senior adviser...

    10. December 7, 2015

      Sofinnova raises €300m for European biotech investment

      One of Europe’s biggest healthcare investors has raised €300m for its latest venture fund in defiance of the recent...

    11. December 7, 2015

      Australia aims to foster tech boom in face of mining bust

      Atlassian, one of Australia’s biggest computer software companies, is expected to raise more than US$350m in a US...

    12. December 7, 2015

      Bumpy ride for Google Ventures

      If there is anything holding back Google’s venture capital arm, it is not a shortage of money or ambition. But with...

    13. November 12, 2015

      Mexican start-ups at end of the queue for venture capital backers

      Martín Meléndez, a Mexican video games developer, has a proven record and a project that he estimates will break even a...

    14. November 5, 2015

      Silicon Valley’s boom will leave some investors behind

      Does it matter if late-stage private technology companies are overvalued — or that many of these “unicorns”— shorthand...

    15. November 5, 2015

      Dropbox chief defends lofty valuation

      Dropbox has sought to quell worries that it is failing to live up to its lofty $10bn valuation, amid growing concerns...

    16. November 1, 2015

      Patient capital overtakes VC for UK tech groups

      Long-term investment funds that provide “patient capital” have overtaken traditional venture capital as a source of...

    17. October 27, 2015

      Goldman picks Silicon Valley winners

      Gary Cohn and Travis Kalanick make an odd couple, on the face of it. One is the besuited president and chief operating...

    18. October 20, 2015

      Google takes stake in Chinese voice recognition start-up Mobvoi

      Google has taken a significant minority stake in Mobvoi, a Beijing-based start-up that has developed Chinese-language...

    19. October 14, 2015

      Virtual reality start-up 8i raises $13.5m from leading VC firms

      Virtual reality has seen billions of dollars of investment and attracted many thousands of developers, even before next...

    20. October 14, 2015

      Highland raises €332m fund to back European tech start-ups

      Highland Europe has raised a new €332m fund to fill the “funding gap” faced by the continent’s technology start-ups,...

    21. September 13, 2015

      Prince Andrew uses Pitch@Palace events to help start-ups

      Prince, playboy, angel? The Duke of York has found a new passion: venture capital. Prince Andrew, who has spent...

    22. September 2, 2015

      Tanium funding points to $3.5bn valuation

      Tanium, a cyber security start-up, is raising $120m and more than doubling its valuation in just five months, as...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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 —...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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