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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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,...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. March 27, 2013

    Investors wrestle with eurozone angst

    It feels like global markets face several potentially difficult sessions that, given the recent bullish run, may be seen in...

  33. February 7, 2013

    KashFlow moves from start-up to bid target

    On a trip to the US as a teenager, Duane Jackson, the chief executive of KashFlow, had a run-in with the police. Trouble can...

  34. February 5, 2013

    Hailo taxi cab app to launch in New York

    Hailo, the London-based online taxi network that enables people to hail a cab from their smartphone, is to launch in New...

  35. January 28, 2013

    My Wardrobe taps investors for funding

    My Wardrobe, the online fashion retailer, is to launch a third fundraising round in as many years, in an attempt to raise...

  36. November 18, 2012

    Start-ups take root with Seedrs funds

    When the founders of Storemates were filmed for the Dragons’ Den TV programme in April, their hopes of investment – and free...

  37. October 19, 2012

    US venture capital investment declines

    Venture capital investment declined in the third quarter, putting 2012 on track to fall short in both dollars invested and...

  38. September 19, 2012

    A hybrid innovation model that stays the course

    The Architecture of Innovation: The economics of creative organisations , by Josh Lerner (Harvard Business Review...

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