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    1. August 24, 2016

      Money dries up for EM-focused private capital funds

      Fundraising by private capital funds specialising in emerging markets fell sharply in the first half of 2016, even as...

    2. August 11, 2016

      Founder of Google’s venture capital arm stepping down

      The executive who built Google’s venture capital arm into one of Silicon Valley’s most prolific backers of start-ups...

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    1. August 9, 2016

      Legal & General to move into venture capital

      Legal & General is to move into venture capital as it shifts from market-based investments to more direct ways of...

    2. August 9, 2016

      Brexit leaves question mark over start-up money

      As Britain grapples with its decision to leave the EU, one issue has received little attention: the reliance of...

    3. July 26, 2016

      Clean energy technology investors need fresh support after VC losses

      In 2006, Silicon Valley began to bet big on clean-energy technology. Seduced by visions of making a fortune while...

    4. July 25, 2016

      VC firms invest $200m in UK tech start-ups after Brexit vote

      Global venture capital firms have made dozens of investments in Britain’s start-up technology companies in recent...

    5. July 21, 2016

      Consumer companies see promise in start-up ventures

      As Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan spooned strawberry toppings on to her chocolate-dipped Magnum at the launch of the...

    6. July 14, 2016

      Lord Hill plans EU cross-border investment legacy

      Britain’s outgoing EU commissioner has ended his tenure in Brussels with a proposal to help venture capital funds do...

    7. July 14, 2016

      DCM funds get $770m boost as VC raises most since dotcom boom

      Venture capital firm DCM Ventures has raised a fresh $770m from backers, including Asia’s Tencent, Baidu and SoftBank,...

    8. July 6, 2016

      Tech investors taste success in food delivery

      The appetite for food delivery in the UK has never been greater. Data from Euromonitor, the market research company,...

    9. June 30, 2016

      Publicis chief sees France luring start-ups

      The head of one of the world’s biggest advertising groups has said that France could be the biggest beneficiary of...

    10. June 27, 2016

      Unicorns: Between myth and reality

      A valet car-parking service might not sound like the next great technology venture. But in Silicon Valley, ideas like...

    11. June 14, 2016

      Crowdfunding sites do battle with VC firms

      Crowdfunding platforms and venture capital firms are going head to head to capture the growing interest in investing in...

    12. May 13, 2016

      Octopus to pull out of further EIS investments

      The largest manager of investments using the tax-friendly enterprise investment scheme (EIS) has pulled out of the...

    13. May 10, 2016

      Oxford biotech deals highlight stature of UK university spinouts

      A trio of biotech companies based on science from the University of Oxford have raised almost £37m in a record round of...

    14. May 6, 2016

      Tighter pension rules boost EIS inflows

      Wealthy investors hit by limits on how much they can save into their pensions have boosted funds flowing into...

    15. April 17, 2016

      StarChip Enterprise is a mission worth backing

      Konstantin Tsiolkovsky was best known for two things: his enormous ear trumpet (used to counter deafness caused by...

    16. April 11, 2016

      More than venture capital is needed for success

      Venture capital is widely viewed as “good” capital: it takes risks, promotes innovation, actively engages with company...

    17. April 10, 2016

      China tech: Renminbi to burn

      Burning cash has become alarmingly fashionable among Chinese internet companies, many of whom have taken to paying...

    18. April 5, 2016

      Portland, Oregon

      Population 620,000 (wider metropolitan area 2.4m)State corporate tax 6.6% up to $1m; 7.6% above that Unicorns 0 The...

    19. March 29, 2016

      Chinese family money fills gap after retreat of the wealth funds

      Last month brokers and private bankers in Hong Kong began contacting local clients to gauge their interest in a private...

    20. March 22, 2016

      Israeli investors’ enthusiasm for start-ups bucks global trend

      Investors around the world are growing wary of backing the tech sector, but there is little sign of any slow down in...

    21. March 9, 2016

      WeWork raises $430m for push into Asia

      WeWork has raised $430m from Chinese investors in a fundraising that values the office space start-up at $16bn and will...

    22. March 7, 2016

      Male founders win decisively in fierce battle for start-up funding

      Natasha Pilbrow, co-founder of London-based LeSalon, a beauty app, leaves most of the work of pitching to potential...

    23. March 3, 2016

      Cairo’s start-up cultivator hopes to see tech ‘weeds’ flourish

      Ahmed El Alfi’s office in a former university campus in central Cairo, which he has transformed into a start-up space,...

    24. March 2, 2016

      Blippar raises $54m in boost for UK tech scene

      Blippar, the London-based computer vision group has raised $54m to become one of the UK’s best funded start-ups, in the...

    25. February 28, 2016

      India’s tech start-ups eye Chinese saviours

      For anxious Indian start-ups seeking to raise capital as their country’s tech bubble deflates, the investment plans of...

    26. February 24, 2016

      Venture capital starts to tune out of on-demand services

      One of the hottest areas of venture capital investing has had a cool start to the year: on-demand start-ups, ranging...

    27. February 15, 2016

      India’s newest unicorn targets price-conscious

      Cow-dung patties for Hindu religious rituals or traditional sweets from a southern temple town are not things people...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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