With the need for additional funding, it's time for some quantitative easing of our own. My company has decided to put some of our intellectual property rights (IPR) patent portfolios up for sale.
Stephen Chandler, managing partner at venture fund Notion Capital, explains his view on balancing austerity and investment in the face of slower growth.
Leave it to Apple to construct the most fitting online tribute to their founder Steve Jobs.
'He knows if you've been bad or good, So be good for goodness sake!’ – it's official, Ed Miliband’s outright attack on private equity shows he wants to be Santa Claus.
In a tough year for most of the venture capital industry, achieving a good exit, or multiple successful exits, was the measure of success at last night's Investor Allstars Awards.
In Arthur C Clarke's 2010, there is a scene where Dave Bowman reappears and says 'something wonderful' is going to happen. The world needs such a moment.
It's that time of year again, awards time. One of the the best evenings of the year, though, is the Investor Allstars Awards.
It is difficult to be optimistic in the face of the government's austerity measures, plummeting consumer confidence and the ongoing debt woes surrounding the EU and the US.But there is light at the end of the tunnel.
All good democratic governments should pursue two main goals – openness and transparency. But should the financial services sector follow suit?
Steve Jobs’ resignation as chief executive of Apple raises a number of points, most notably, what role should an inspirational leader have in a company they no longer lead?
It was Theodore Levitt, the Harvard Business School professor, who urged all companies to ask the question, ‘What business are you really in?' Hewlett Packard must have asked itself the same question.
Google’s multibillion-dollar buy of Motorola Mobility should teach all businesses a valuable lesson – know the value of your intellectual property.
A decade on from the dot com bust, Notion Capital's Jos White says the big difference has been that the current generation of internet companies not only have huge user-bases, they also know how to create revenue.
GrowthBusiness blogger Wol Kolade says the government’s sentiment to fix the high street is laudable but there is nothing new about the decline of the high street as a centre for the community.
We all know that from time to time that a market in which we are very strong has its problems, and this can in some cases seriously undermine one’s business.
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Capital market-listed intellectual property commercialisation investor IP Group has launched a new £30 million fund alongside the European Investment Fund.
Despite it taking until 2013 for the UK to have its first ‘official astronaut’, Britain’s space industry offers many opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Sophia Harrison, director of financial and professional services at Grayling, looks at how a new exchange platform out of Sweden could strike the right chord of regulation for SMEs.
New research from GrowthBusiness shows that the number of UK cash shells is climbing. We speak to new entrants to the market and those that have recently closed deals to find out what’s driving shells’ increasing popularity.