The government has thrown its weight behind seed investment, but there's no room for complacency if the aim is to match Silicon Valley as a global start-up destination.
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.
It's that time of year again, awards time. One of the the best evenings of the year, though, is the Investor Allstars Awards.
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.
Veteran VC Charles Irving says the UK has only a ‘short window’ to capitalise on its leading position in science and technology – and I agree with him.
Much has been debated about how to collect, store and analyse the data that businesses receive, whether it’s from customers, suppliers or rivals.
It’s an age-old question, what is the key to entrepreneurial success? And, while I hate to admit I don’t have a single answer, I think I have found someone who does.
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David Barker reflects on resisting the temptation to say 'Yes' to the first offer when he opened his data centre, and how choosing instead to diversify his client base at launch has enabled 4D Data Centres to maintain rapid growth in a recession.
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.
That a team of 13 could build a business worth $1 billion should be the inspiration that all entrepreneurs need.
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.