Business Start-ups - Keeping up the pace

The UK economy match Silicon Valley as a global start-up destination

The UK economy match Silicon Valley as a global start-up destination

Todd Cardy / 01 Dec 2011

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.

Steve Jobs and Apple's future

Todd Cardy / 06 Oct 2011

Leave it to Apple to construct the most fitting online tribute to their founder Steve Jobs.

Miliband wants to be Santa

Todd Cardy / 29 Sep 2011

'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.

Investor Allstars: the winners

Todd Cardy / 23 Sep 2011

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.

Investor Allstars: the shortlist

Todd Cardy / 15 Sep 2011

It's that time of year again, awards time. One of the the best evenings of the year, though, is the Investor Allstars Awards.

Openness and transparency

Todd Cardy / 08 Sep 2011

All good democratic governments should pursue two main goals – openness and transparency. But should the financial services sector follow suit?

Handing over

Todd Cardy / 01 Sep 2011

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?

'What business are we in?'

Todd Cardy / 24 Aug 2011

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.

A new lesson in IP

Todd Cardy / 18 Aug 2011

Google’s multibillion-dollar buy of Motorola Mobility should teach all businesses a valuable lesson – know the value of your intellectual property.

A short window

Todd Cardy / 07 Jul 2011

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.

Data of the future

Todd Cardy / 29 Jun 2011

Much has been debated about how to collect, store and analyse the data that businesses receive, whether it’s from customers, suppliers or rivals.

Interpreting reality

Todd Cardy / 09 Jun 2011

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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